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Helping Haiti’s Youth, Through Football

 Above: Football in Haiti (Photo: GOALS) By the Caribbean Journal staff Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti in January 2010, something stood out to Kona Shen. Despite the rubble, despite the ruin, young Haitian children continued playing football. Soon after, …

Haiti’s Football Team Overtakes Jamaica, Leads Caribbean in FIFA Rankings

 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 …

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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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s national soccer team fell to Harvard College’s squad Sunday on a goal in the 86th minute. The game, which was the second of a two-match charity series that began with a similar 1-0 defeat …

 Above: Haiti’s national team By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s national soccer team is making a trip to Hanover, New Hampshire Friday to compete against Dartmouth College’s men’s soccer team for the second year in a row. All proceeds from …

 Above: the briefing at the Spanish Court hotel (JIS Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff A group of 190 young footballers in Jamaica will play for the chance to train with Valencia Football Club in Spain this month, as part …

 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: 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, …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Barbadian Ministry of Education and the Brewster Trust will work with UK club Arsenal on a football programme aimed at helping primary and secondary students build confidence, promote discipline and raise self-esteem. The pilot …

 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: Haiti’s current stadium Stade Silvio Cator, is undergoing renovations (Photo: CONCACAF) By the Caribbean Journal staff Developer Morad Fareed announced a commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative to co-develop the first-ever professional football stadium in Haiti, a $5 million …

 Following the suspension of Trinidad’s Jack Warner, CONCACAF General Secretary Chuck Blazer has warned that any Caribbean officials involved in a controversial meeting in Trinidad to pay back cash allegedly given at the time. An investigation has been launched into …

 Source: FIFA Trinidad’s Minister of Transport and Works and FIFA Vice President Jack Warner is among two FIFA officials suspended by football’s governing body ahead of an ethics probe. Warner, along with Qatar’s Mohammed bin Hammam, the head of Asia’s …