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Mariano Rivera Is the Face of Panama’s New Tourism Push

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Baseball legend and Panama native Mariano Rivera will soon be the face of Panama’s reenergized tourism push. The former New York Yankees closer, who will inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this weekend, will …

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Luxe $21 Million Dominican Republic Villa Heads to Auction

 By the Caribbean Journal staff An ultra-luxe villa in the Dominican Republic is headed to auction. Concierge Auctions is selling the property, a 17,000-square-foot hilltop estate that includes everything from a regulation-size baseball diamond to horse stables to boat dockage …

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Major League Baseball Holding Tryouts in Curacao

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Major League Baseball will hold national tryouts in Curacao next week. The tryouts will be held as part of MLB’s Elite Program in Curacao, the first of its kind on the island. The Elite Program is …

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 Above: the Cuban team following its victory By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean has a new baseball champion: Cuba. The island’s Pinar del Rio club won the Caribbean Series this week, 55 years after their previous victory. Cuba had …

 Above: the groundbreaking last week (BIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Bahamas has officially broken ground on a national baseball stadium. The Andre Rodgers National Baseball stadium, named for the first Bahamian to make the Major Leagues, will …

 Above: Antoan Richardson By the Caribbean Journal staff Nassau, Bahamas-born outfielder Antoan Richardson is back in Major League Baseball, and this time for the league’s preeminent franchise: the New York Yankees, aka the Bronx Bombers. Richardson made news when he …

 Above: Robinson Cano By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean seems to be taking over the baseball world. From David Ortiz’s postseason heroics to the rookie-season surge of Yasiel Puig, the region continues its rise as perhaps the single-greatest source …

 Above: Rod Carew Stadium in Panama By the Caribbean Journal staff The New York Yankees and the Miami Marlins will play a two-game series of exhibition games in Panama City next month, the clubs announced Thursday. The two-game series will …

 Above: the Bahamas Baseball is extremely popular in the Spanish and Dutch-speaking Caribbean. Players from the Dominican Republic account for more than 10 percent of all players in Major League Baseball, and some of the best young prospects in the …

 Above: Dominican-born star Jose Reyes (Photo: Miami Marlins) By the Caribbean Journal staff Major League Baseball will be hosting a showcase for top amateur players in the Dominican Republic this month, the league said in a release Friday. The Sept. …

 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: Senator Jerome Gomez By the Caribbean Journal staff Bahamian Prime Minister Perry Christie has appointed seven new senators in what is being called the youngest-ever group appointed to the Bahamian Senate. Christie announced the appointment of Frank Smith, Gregory …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh has signed an agreement with the USVI Soccer Federation for the development of a new soccer facility in St Croix. The facility, which will include bleachers, a concession …

 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 …

 Above: the opening ceremony of the Thomas A Robinson National Stadium (BIS Photo/Derek Smith and Patrick Hanna) The Bahamas has officially opened its new 15,000-seat national stadium. The Thomas A Robinson National Stadium is the culmination of a two-year project …

 Above: US Virgin Islands Governor John de Jongh (Photo: OG) By the Caribbean Journal staff The US Virgin Islands has entered into an agreement with developers to build a multi-million dollar sports complex at the Paul E Joseph stadium in …

 Above: GC Foster College By the Caribbean Journal staff As part of an effort to derive more income from sports in Jamaica, the country has now broken ground on its first international, standardized baseball field at the GC Foster College …

 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 …