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Is It Time For a “Caribbean Games?”

 Above: Trinidadian Olympic Gold Medalist Keshorn Walcott By the Caribbean Journal staff Is it time for the Caribbean to host its own version of the Olympics? The idea is the “Caribbean Games,” which would pit the region’s countries against one …

Trinidad Sport Minister Resigns

 Above: Port of Spain (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago Sport Minister Anil Roberts has resigned, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar announced. Roberts’ resignation came after a controversy involving the LifeSport programme, an initiative originally aimed at …

Costa Rica Shocks Italy, 1-0, as Caribbean Basin Continues Strong World Cup

 Above: Costa Rica’s footballers in action By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Basin is taking this World Cup by storm. Following Colombia’s thrilling victory over Cote d’Ivoire on Thursday, Costa Rica continued its surprising run, beating heavily-favoured Italy 1-0 …

LATEST NEWS

 Above: Richard Bevan By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean Premier League has named Richard Bevan its new chairman. The regional cricket league held its inaugural season over the summer, hosting more than 250,000 fans across six countries, even drawing …

 Above: the women’s 4x100M By the Caribbean Journal staff It was a record-setting Sunday for Jamaica’s female sprinters. Gold medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who had already swept the 100M and 200M in Moscow, anchored Jamaica’s women to the second-fastest 4x100M relay …

 Above: Usain Bolt By the Caribbean Journal staff Usain Bolt won the men’s 200M at the World Championships on Saturday with a world-leading time of 19.66. Bolt ran to a dominant victory to give him a repeat of his performance …

 Above: Minister Natalie Neita Headley By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica is “committed” to developing and preserving integrity in sport at all levels, Minister Without Portfolio in the Office of the Prime Minister, Natalie Neita Headley, said this week. The …

 By Marcia Forbes, PhD CJ Contributor A FEW DAYS AGO I attended a conference called “The Business of Sport.” Several representatives from various sporting bodies, including the Olympics Association, ESPN, NFL and West Indies Cricket, were in attendance alongside government …

 Above: Kevin Krigger By the Caribbean Journal staff St Croix native Kevin Krigger did not end up making history Saturday, riding Goldencents to a 17th-place finish at the 139th Kentucky Derby. While Krigger and Goldencents were among the pre-race favourites, …

 Above: Port of Spain By the Caribbean Journal staff Trinidad and Tobago has signed a loan agreement in the amount of $280.6 million with China’s EXIM Bank, the government announced this week. The loan, which was announced by Housing, Lands …

 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 …

 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 …

 Above: the new facility in San Francisco de Macoris (CIG Photo/Felix Lara) By the Caribbean Journal staff The Dominican Republic has officially opened the Mario Ortega multipurpose pavilion and sports complex, following a ceremony Tuesday led by President Leonel Fernandez. …

 Above: George Odlum National Stadium By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia’s government has announced an allocation for the upgrade of several playing fields on the island, with a total of just over $925,000. That represents a 100 percent increase …