Sport

In Istanbul, Grenada’s Kirani James Set to Rewrite the History Books

 Above: Kirani James By Michael Bascombe ISTANBUL  – Grenada’s 400-metre World Champion Kirani James is all set for a shot at another world title this weekend as he competes in the IAAF World Indoor Championships that started here Friday. This will …

CARICOM Set to Launch Suriname-Based Regional Sports Academy

 Above: Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz in Gold Cup play By the Caribbean Journal staff CARICOM will launch its Regional Sports Academy in Paramaribo Thursday. The inaugural group of students to the academy, which will be based in Suriname, will be presented …

Major League Baseball, Dominican Republic Sign Deal on Athlete Education

 Above: the signing of the agreement (Photo: CIG) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic’s Ministry of Labour, Major League Baseball and two other agencies have signed an agreement on vocational training and youth employment in the country’s baseball …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua and Barbuda’s national football team has received a new name, following a nationwide text-voting campaign. The club, which is ranked 90th in the world according to FIFA, is now the “Benna Boys.” But while …

 Above: Grenadian World Champion sprinter Kirani James By the Caribbean Journal staff The CARICOM Council on Human and Social Development has agreed to establish a regional task force on sports tourism, following the group’s meeting in Guyana last week. The …

 Above: Giants Defensive End Jason Pierre Paul By the Caribbean Journal staff Sunday’s Super Bowl in Indianapolis was not without a Caribbean connection, with a number of players both for the Giants and Patriots boasting Caribbean heritage. For the Patriots, …

 Above: Kirani James signs the deal with LIME Grenada GM Angus Steele By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenadian star sprinter Kirani James has signed an endorsement deal with LIME, the company announced today. James, the current world champion in the …

 Above: Guyana’s national stadium (Photo: GINA) By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyanese Sports Minister Dr Frank Anthony is leading the effort to resolve the cricketing issue in the country, looking to bring in all stakeholders to help with the newly-formed …

 Above: Ted Howard By the Caribbean Journal staff Longtime CONCACAF Deputy General Secretary Ted Howard has been installed as the organization’s acting general secretary, the organization announced today. CONCACAF is the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football, …

 By Alexander Britell After an extremely difficult childhood growing up in Castries, St Lucia, Arnold Henry became the first St Lucian to receive a Division 1 Men’s College Basketball scholarship in the United States as a freshman at the University …

 The islands of the Bahamas could be the next great source of prospects for Major League Baseball, with the country turning baseball into a potentially fruitful sport. Caribbean Journal takes a look at the growing popularity of baseball in the …

 Above: Sebastian Martinez By the Caribbean Journal staff Cayman native Sebastian Martinez, all of 13 years old, has signed an 18-month contract with the Swindon Town Football Club in England. Martinez is currently playing for the club’s U13 development team, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff While Kirani James has been making quite the name for Grenada’s sporting culture in Europe, he might have some competition. Prime Minister Tillman Thomas has congratulated Grenadian netballer Lottysha Cato on her accomplishments in the …

 Above: Lynden Pindling III (Photo: Rhodes College Athletics) By Alexander Britell It seems the Bahamas’ Pindling family is accustomed to charting new territory. Sir Lynden Pindling was the first Prime Minister of the Bahamas, and largely regarded as a national …

 Above: Jamaica in Gold Cup play (Photo: CONCACAF) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz, along with Trinidad, which is led by newly-appointed oath Otto Pfister, and Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz have the best chance of reaching the 2014 FIFA …

 Above: Cricket’s pan-Caribbean future is being evaluated (Photo: Digicel Cricket) By the Caribbean Journal staff During the CARICOM Meeting of Heads of Government in Basseterre, St Kitts and Nevis in July, the conference expressed serious doubt about the future of …

 Above: Kirani James By Lincoln Depradine Kirani James has done it again. After the 19-year-old Grenadian star won the 400 meters on August 30 at the World Championships in South Korea in 44.60 seconds, he bettered his own World Championship …

 By Lincoln Depradine The Caribbean brought home 19 medals at the recently-concluded World Championships in South Korea, led by Jamaica, which earned nine medals, including four golds. Jamaica earned 101 points with its golds, four silvers and a bronze medal, …