Trinidad is Now the Caribbean’s Top-Ranked Football Team

April 10, 2015 | 5:58 am | 0 Comment


Above: the Soca Warriors in action By the Caribbean Journal staff The Soca Warriors are on top of the Caribbean. Trinidad and Tobago’s national football team sits atop the region in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola World Ranking, which was released this week. Trinidad and Tobago is ranked 65th in the world, just ahead of Burkina Faso and just behind Peru. The more...

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Usain Bolt Will be Competing at the World Relays Bahamas

April 7, 2015 | 1:43 pm | 0 Comment


Above: Usain Bolt By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt will be competing at the upcoming IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas in May, the local organizing committee said Tuesday. The Jamaican Athletics Administrative Association confirmed that Bolt would be on hand at the event, which takes place in Nassau on May 2-3. “The LOC is elated more...

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Major Partner for Baha Mar Golf Course

November 24, 2014 | 11:58 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the soon-to-open course in Nassau By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the world's leading golf course brands is coming to the Bahamas. The PGA Tour's TPC Network has partnered with Baha Mar to announce TPC at Baha Mar, TPC's first golf course in the Caribbean. When it opens in the spring of 2015, the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course will be the more...

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Bahamas Breaks Ground on National Baseball Stadium

November 12, 2014 | 6:39 pm | 0 Comment


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 be completed in 2015. The stadium, designed by architect Michael Foster, will "support the nation’s more...

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Is It Time For a “Caribbean Games?”

October 19, 2014 | 3:12 pm | 0 Comment


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 another in athletic competition. Barbados Sports Minister Stephen Lashley has called for the staging of the games, more...

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The Bahamian Bronx Bomber

September 25, 2014 | 4:46 pm | 0 Comment


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 was first called up by the Atlanta Braves in 2011, as the sixth-ever Bahamian to play in the Major more...

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Is It Time For a Caribbean World Cup?

July 7, 2014 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment


COULD THE Caribbean ever host a World Cup? Why not? Earlier this year, Caribbean Journal contributor Ilio Durandis put forth the idea that Haiti could one day host the World Cup. But that got us thinking — what about the region as a whole, as the Caribbean did for the 2007 Cricket World Cup? Just imagine — group stages across different islands; knockout more...

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

June 20, 2014 | 1:53 pm | 0 Comment


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 in Brazil. Costa Rica won the game on a goal in the 44th minute of play, when Bryan more...

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Caribbean Players in the 2014 World Cup

June 16, 2014 | 7:22 pm | 0 Comment


THERE AREN'T any teams from the traditional Caribbean in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil (although there are several from the wider Caribbean Basin), but that doesn't mean there isn't a strong Caribbean contingent. From powerhouses like the Netherlands and England to up-and-coming teams like Costa Rica, there are a number of Caribbean footballers in Brazil this month. Here more...

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Colombia Defeats Greece, 3-0, in World Cup Opener in Brazil

June 14, 2014 | 1:52 pm | 0 Comment


Above: the Estadio Mineirao in Brazil By the Caribbean Journal staff Colombia defeated Greece, 2-0, on Saturday in its opening match at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Colombia quickly got on the board when Pablo Armero scored in the fifth minute, and added an insurance goal in the 58th minute when Teofilo Gutierrez put one through. Colombia iced the game with a more...

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