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Cuba Notches First Medal in London With Silver in Women’s Judo

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean region’s first London 2012 medal has come thanks to Cuba. Cuban Judo competitor Yanet Bermoy Acosta took home silver in the women’s judo final.. The 25-year-old, who is coached by Ronaldo Veitia, is …

Grenada, Led by Sprinter Kirani James, Has High Hopes in London

 Above: Kirani James (centre) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada has brought a 10-member delegation to London, and the country has big dreams for the next two weeks. The delegation is being joined in the capital by Chef de Mission …

Olympics Begin in London; Caribbean Ready to Make Its Mark

 Above: London (Photo: London 2012) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Olympics have begun in London, and the Caribbean is ready to make its mark on the world’s biggest athletic stage. From Jamaica’s Usain Bolt to Grenada’s Kirani James, the …

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 By Paul BrummellOp-Ed Contributor At 9 pm on Friday night, a newly cast bell that is larger than Big Ben will ring out from the Olympic Stadium and the eyes of one billion people across the globe will be upon …

 Above: Grenada (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s government is collaborating with the Grenada Athletics Association (GAA) and the Grenada Olympic Committee (GOC) to create a greater linkage between Grenada and track and field athletes in the Diaspora, …

 Above: Andre Russell at bat (Digicelcricket.com/Brooks LaTouche) By the Caribbean Journal staff Andre Russell and Dwayne Bravo each stroked half-centuries as the West Indies won the last of five Digicel One-day internationals against New Zealand. The Windies notched 241 in …

 Above: Kirani James (FP) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s Kirani James returned to form with a 400-metre victory in London this weekend, and now the country’s ruling party is calling on Grenadians to step up their support. The victory …

 Above: Tino Best led the way (Digicelcricket.com/Brooks LaTouche) By the Caribbean Journal staff A strong bowling performance from Tino Best and Sunil Narine spun the West Indies to a series-clinching, 24-run victory over New Zealand in Basseterre Saturday. The victory …

 Above: Russell and the Windies were defeated for the first time in three matches against New Zealand (Digicelcricket.com/Brooks LaTouche) By the Caribbean Journal staff Despite a strong all-around showing from Andre Russell, the West Indies fell to New Zealand in …

 Above: Jamaica’s Gayle (Digicelcricket.com/Brooks LaTouche) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaicans Chris Gayle and Marlon Samuels led the way as the Windies put on a batting show in the second Digicel ODI against New Zealand on Saturday. The locals’ strong …

 Above: Haiti in a match against Dartmouth College earlier this year (Photo: Tom McNeill) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s footballers are now the highest-ranked side in the Caribbean. Haiti has jumped nine spots, overtaking Jamaica’s Reggae Boyz, according to …

 Above: the pitch this weekend (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The two Digicel T20 Internationals between the West Indies and New Zealand at the Central Broward Regional Park last week are receiving high praise in the cricket world. …

 Above: St Lucia (Photo: SLTB) By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s government says it is “committed” to raising the country’s standard of sport in the country, particularly in football. Accordingly, the St Lucia’s Ministry of Youth Development and Sport …

 Above: Jamaican batsman Chris Gayle (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican batsman Chris Gayle has moved into fourth place on the International Twenty20 Championship Batting Rankings. The rankings are produced by Reliance ICC. Gayle’s surge to fourth, just …

 Above: Chris Gayle, Man of the Series this weekend in Lauderhill (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad’s Sunil Narine stymied New Zealand to help the West Indies to a 61-run victory in the second of two T20 International …

 Above: Chris Gayle (Photo: DigicelCricket/Brooks LaTouche) By the Caribbean Journal staff Chris Gayle and Kieron Pollard led the way as the West Indies fashioned a 56-run victory over New Zealand in the opening T20 International match at Central Broward Regional …

 Above: Yohan Blake (FP) By the Caribbean Journal staff In an upset, Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake finished ahead of Usain Bolt in the final of Jamaica’s Olympic Trials on Friday. Blake, the current world champion in the 100 metros, ran …

 Above: Samuel Dalembert By the Caribbean Journal staff NBA center Samuel Dalembert, who was born in Haiti’s Port-au-Prince, has been traded from the Houston Rockets to the Milwaukee Bucks, the Rockets announced Wednesday. Dalembert, who played a strong part in …