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Interview with Trinidad and Tobago Sprinter Kelly-Ann Baptiste

 Above: Kelly-Ann Baptiste (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell Kelly-Ann Baptiste headlines a group of sprinters carrying Trinidad and Tobago’s medal hopes at this summer’s London Olympics. Baptiste, a former sprinter for Louisiana State University, competes in the 100m and 200m …

Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz Top Guatemala in Kingston Qualifier, 2-1

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz made a strong showing in the first game of their Group A semifinal match in Kingston, topping Guatemala, 2-1. Demar Phillips led off the scoring with a goal in the 41st minute, …

Antigua’s Benna Boys Fall to United States in Qualifying Match, 3-1

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda’s Benna Boys fell to the United States in a CONCACAF World Cup semifinal qualifying match at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. Peter Byers scored the lone goal for Antigua, which fell …

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 Above: Kirani James By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s Kirani James suffered a bit of a setback this weekend with a disqualification at Oregon’s Prefontaine Classic, but the 19-year-old sprinter took it in stride. James, who finished third under protest, …

 Above: the new facility in San Francisco de Macoris (CIG Photo/Felix Lara) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic has officially opened the Mario Ortega multipurpose pavilion and sports complex, following a ceremony Tuesday led by President Leonel Fernandez. …

 Above: Guard-Forward Mickael Pietrus (Photo: NBA) By the Caribbean Journal staff While Dwyane Wade and LeBron James have deservedly received much attention for the Miami Heat’s success thus far in the NBA Playoffs, they’ve gotten some help from the Caribbean. …

 Above: Principal Davis Adams, Shequanda Felix and Labour Minister Glynis Roberts By the Caribbean Journal staff Shequanda Felix vows that she will continue working to better her performance as one of Grenada’s brightest young track and field stars. Grenadians, too, …

 Above: Marlins Park in Miami’s Little Havana By Dr Andy GomezOp-Ed Contributor For the last couple of weeks, it has been a bit tough for the Cuban-American community in South Florida. First, it was the Pope’s visit to Cuba, when …

 Above: Usain Bolt By Alexander Britell Until proven otherwise, Jamaica’s Usain Bolt remains the fastest man on earth, holding the world record in the 100 metres, which he accomplished in Berlin in 2009 with a time of 9.58 seconds (topping …

 Above: the National Sports Centre in Bermuda (Photo: Cannon Design) By the Caribbean Journal staff The 41st CARIFTA games begin in Bermuda Saturday at the island’s National Sports Centre. Bermuda has hosted CARIFTA three times before, in 1975, 1980 and …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The year-long impasse between Jamaica’s Chris Gayle and the West Indies Cricket Board has been resolved, Antigua Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer has announced. Baldwin said the way is now clear for the active return of …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Montserrat is sending three athletes to the LIME CARIFTA Games, which begin in Bermuda this week. The team, led by Winston Scotland, will leave on Wednesday. Lester Ryan, making his third appearance at CARIFTA, will …

 Above: Kirani James By Michael BascombeCJ Sport Contributor ST GEORGE’S, GRENADA — A Grenadian Parliamentarian is urging his nationals to support their Olympians for the London 2012 Olympic Games this summer. Senator Arley Gill, who is also the Culture Minister …

 Above: Dinanath Ramnarine By the Caribbean Journal staff The Board of Directors of the West Indies Players’ Association announced the resignation of Dinanath Ramnarine as the group’s President and CEO on Monday. The move is effective March 31. “Mr Ramnarine …

 Above: CARIFTA qualifying (Photo: Jennings Photography) By Michael BascombeCJ Sport Contributor ST GEORGE’S, GRENADA — A seven-member team will represent Grenada at next month’s staging of the 41st edition of the Junior CARIFTA Games in Bermuda. The Grenada Athletics Association …

 Above: Kirani James (Photo: UAB) By Michael BascombeCJ Sport Contributor World 400 metres champion Kirani James may not compete outdoors until mid-May as the athlete strikes a balance between school and the professional circuit. The Grenadian quarter-miler, who won gold …

 By Michael BascombeCJ Sport Contributor One of the biggest lessons learnt from Grenada’s campaign at last weekend’s IAAF World Championships in Istanbul, Turkey is to prepare for disappointments during the careers of our top-flight competitors – Kirani James and Rondell …

 Above: Trinidad and Tobago’s 4×400 Bronze medalists (Photo: M Bascombe) By Michael Bascombe World 400-metre champion Kirani James of Grenada has thrown the disappointment of his world indoor championship campaign behind him and is looking forward to the outdoor season …