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Two Cuban Players Defect During Caribbean Series in San Juan

 Above: shortstop Dainer Moreira By the Caribbean Journal staff Two players for Cuba’s Caribbean Series team have reportedly defected in Puerto Rico. The players are shortstop Dainer Moreira and pitcher Vladimir Gutierrez. Moreira was most recently with the Matanzas baseball club in …

Haiti: A New Sports Complex in Jacmel

 Above: the new sports complex in Jacmel (Photo: OP Haiti) By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s cultural capital, Jacmel, now has a new addition — a sporting complex. The new “Sporting Complex Jacmel” was inaugurated by Haiti President Michel Martelly on …

8 Caribbean Athletes Participating in the Sochi Winter Olympics

 Yes – the Caribbean has Winter Olympians — and probably more than you think. A group of athletes from the region have headed to Russia to compete in the Sochi Winter Olympics this year, from young upstarts to grizzled veterans. …

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 Above: Martinique’s new Institut du Sport By the Caribbean Journal staff Martinique will soon play host to the region’s first-ever conference on Caribbean Sports Tourism. The Caribbean Sport Tourism Conference will be held from Jan. 23 to Jan. 24 at …

 Above: CONCACAF play earlier this year between Honduras and Costa Rica By the Caribbean Journal staff Regional football body CONCACAF will be hosting a sports summit in the Cayman Islands next week. The summit will be held under the theme …

 Above: Portia Simpson Miller By the Caribbean Journal staff Following the revelation that a pair of high-profile Jamaican sprinters had tested positive for banned substances, Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller said the country had “a lot more to do to …

 Above: Canouan By the Caribbean Journal staff Developers Canouan Resorts Development are planning a series of development projects on the island of St Canouan in St Vincent and the Grenadines. The projects, which would cost around $11.1 million, would include …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff St Lucia Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony continued his visit to Cuba this week, holding talks on issues such as sports and education. Anthony led a St Lucian delegation on a visit to …

 Above: Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce won the 200M women’s race Friday in her return to Diamond League racing in Doha. The two-time Olympic gold medalist finished in 22.48 seconds, just ahead of …

 Above: Havana By the Caribbean Journal staff Zambia Sports Minister Chishimba Kambwili began an official visit to Cuba on Monday. The visit is part of an effort to renew the sports cooperation agreement signed between Cuba and Zambia in 2007, …

 Above: the Bath Hotel office in Nevis (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff Nevis Premier Vance Amory hosted Brazilian Ambassador Antonio Jose Rezende de Castro last week for a meeting aimed at strengthening cooperation. “The Ambassador and I, we …

 Above: Haiti’s Samyr Laine By the Caribbean Journal staff What amounted to a distance of about a metre kept Haiti from its first medal since 1928 on Thursday. But while triple jumper Samyr Laine didn’t end up taking home hardware …

 Above: Grenadian World Champion sprinter Kirani James By the Caribbean Journal staff The CARICOM Council on Human and Social Development has agreed to establish a regional task force on sports tourism, following the group’s meeting in Guyana last week. The …

 Above: polo in Barbados Barbados is aiming to position itself as a destination for sports tourism, according to Shelly Carrington, Permanent Secretary in the country’s Ministry of Tourism. “The benefits of sports tourism include economic and community development, positive youth …