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Caribbean’s Youngest Ministers Offer New Ideas on the Future of Tourism

 Above: Junior Ministers at the Tourism Youth Congress in St Kitts (CJ Photo) By Alexander Britell ST KITTS — Should Jamaica build a museum to honour sporting heroes like Usain Bolt? Or should Dominica hold an annual “Nature Island Games” …

For ESPN’s Stephen A Smith, Finding a Sanctuary in St Thomas

 Above: ESPN’s Stephen A Smith (Photo: ESPN) By Alexander Britell Every morning at 10 AM eastern time, sports journalist Stephen A Smith goes head-to-head with colleague Skip Bayless on the set of ESPN’s First Take. The debate programme features the …

West Indies Defeat Sri Lanka, Win World Twenty20 Cricket Championship

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The West Indies defeated Sri Lanka in the final of the World Twenty20 tournament in Colombo, taking the crown as world champions on Sunday. The Windies’ strong tournament, and its 36-run victory Sunday, reminded some …

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 Above: Chris Gayle (Digicelcricket.com/Brooks LaTouche) By the Caribbean Journal staff The West Indies continued their surge through the Twenty20 World Cup in Sri Lanka, defeating Australia by 74 runs to set up a showdown with Sri Lanka on Sunday in …

 Above: Brian Lara in Antigua in 2004 By the Caribbean Journal staff Former West Indies star Brian Lara will be inducted into the International Cricket Council’s ICC Cricket Hall of Fame Saturday. Lara will be the 67th male member of …

 Above: Marlon Samuels (Photo: Digicelcricket.com/Brooks LaTouche) By the Caribbean Journal staff The West Indies Cricket Board has signed an agreement with Admiral Sportswear that will make the company the official kit supplier of West Indies Cricket until August 2013. “We’re …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz lost a tight 1-0 game to the United States in Columbus, just four days after their historic win over the USMNT in Kingston. It was American Herculez Gomez that put the US …

 Above: El Salvador followed Friday’s draw with a 3-2 win By the Caribbean Journal staff Guyana fell to El Salvador in San Salvador Tuesday, 3-2, in an up-and-down game of World Cup qualifying. It was El Salvador’s Rafael Burgos that …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua’s Benna Boys fell to Guatemala, 1-0, Tuesday in a World Cup Qualifying match at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua. It was their second straight loss to Guatemala; the Benna Boys lost 3-1 last …

 Above: Mychel Thompson (Photo: NYK) By the Caribbean Journal staff Mychel Thompson, the son of Nassau native and NBA star Mychal Thompson, has signed a contract with the New York Knicks. Thompson, a 6-6 swingman, played in five games for …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Antigua’s Benna Boys fell by a score of 3-1 Friday in a World Cup qualifying match with Guatemala. While Antigua got out to an early lead thanks to Peter Byers’ goal in the 39th minute, …

 Above: Usain Bolt (centre) (FP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake, Jamaica’s star sprinters, each took home victories in the Brussels Diamond League meet on Friday. It was a Jamaican sweep in the 100m, in which …

 Above: Haitian-American and All-Pro Jason Pierre Paul (Photo: New York Giants) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Super Bowl Champion New York Giants took on the Dallas Cowboys Tuesday night, with a number of players with Caribbean heritage represented. Leading …

 Above: Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz have kept their Caribbean lead over Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica remains the top-ranked side among Caribbean football teams, according to the FIFA/Coca-Cola world rankings released Wednesday. Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz rose six spots, and …

 Above: Marina Residences at Albany broke ground on its first three buildings Monday (BIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas’ Albany luxury residence project broke ground Monday on its new Marina Residences at Albany development. The new plan …

 Above: St Vincent’s Sophia Young By Alexander Britell Around 120,000 people live in St Vincent and the Grenadines. But the small island in the southern Caribbean is currently over-represented on one major stage: the WNBA. The Women’s National Basketball Association …

 Above: Curacao’s Jurickson Profar (Photo: Texas Rangers) By the Caribbean Journal staff Curacao’s Jurickson Profar, a 19-year-old infielder for the Texas Rangers in Major League Baseball, hit a home run in his first-ever at-bat Sunday. Profar, a top prospect for …

 Above: Usain Bolt By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s University of Technology has launched a new project aimed at developing a new commercial sports business model in the country. The programme, “Development of Sports Business Value Chains in Jamaica,” which …