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New Book: C.L.R. James’ “Beyond a Boundary—50th Anniversary Edition”
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A new edition of C.L.R. James’ 1963 Beyond a Boundary is coming out this month (June 2013, Duke University Press), celebrating 50 years since its first publication. Often described as a memoir, Beyond a Boundary is the Trinidadian thinker’s study on cricket, which he described as “neither cricket reminiscences nor autobiography.” In this work, C.L.R. James explores the complex nature of colonial West Indian society through sport. He analyzes the place of cricket in the Caribbean and England, arguing that what happened inside the “boundary line” in cricket affected and……[Full Article Here]
June 9, 2013

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New Book: C.L.R. James’ “Beyond a Boundary—50th Anniversary Edition”

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A new edition of C.L.R. James’ 1963 Beyond a Boundary is coming out this month (June 2013, Duke University Press), celebrating 50 years since its first publication. Often described as a memoir, Beyond a Boundary is the Trinidadian thinker’s study on cricket, which he described as “neither cricket reminiscences nor autobiography.” In this work, C.L.R. James explores the complex nature of colonial West Indian society through sport. He analyzes the place of cricket in the Caribbean and England, arguing that what happened inside the “boundary line” in cricket affected and……[Full Article Here]

Women’s Cricket: The belated rise of West Indies women
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This article by Raf Nicholson appeared in ESPNcriinfo.com.
Anyone who knows anything about cricket knows about the West Indies team of the 1980s.
Greenidge. Lloyd. Marshall. Holding. Garner. Richards. Walsh. All greats of the game, all names that conjure up instant recognition.
How about Gill? Or Whittaker? Or Browne? Heard of any of them?
No?
That’s probably because none of them played a single international cricket match in the 1980s. They were West Indians and they were very good cricketers - but they were women. And while their male counterparts were dominating world cricket, West Indies women in the 1980s couldn’t even….[Full article HERE]
April 1, 2013

Women’s Cricket: The belated rise of West Indies women

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This article by Raf Nicholson appeared in ESPNcriinfo.com.

Anyone who knows anything about cricket knows about the West Indies team of the 1980s.

Greenidge. Lloyd. Marshall. Holding. Garner. Richards. Walsh. All greats of the game, all names that conjure up instant recognition.

How about Gill? Or Whittaker? Or Browne? Heard of any of them?

No?

That’s probably because none of them played a single international cricket match in the 1980s. They were West Indians and they were very good cricketers - but they were women. And while their male counterparts were dominating world cricket, West Indies women in the 1980s couldn’t even….[Full article HERE]

Swimming Takes Centre Stage
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A total of 34 Jamaicans will take to the pool in 14 individual events as competitive swimming gets under way on today’s second day of the 28th staging of the Carifta Swimming, Water Polo and Open Water Championships at the National Stadium pool.
The day’s action is slated to commence at 9 a.m., with the preliminaries for the 28 events down to be contested. Things will heat up at 6:30 p.m. when it will be time for the finals.
The afternoon session will be preceded by the opening ceremony at 5:30 p.m.
The females in 800m freestyle for the 13-14 and 15-17 age groups will be the first set of competitors, with the event being contested as a time final. Jamaica will be represented in the race by Breanna Roman, who is unranked.
Three of Jamaica’s swimmers who are set to feature today are the top-ranked competitors entering their events.
Zara Bailey, competing in her first Carifta Games, leads the field going into the girls’ 15-17 200m breaststroke. Bailey, who is based in London, comes in with the leading time of 2:37.52 minutes. Bailey is also ranked at number two in the girls 15-17 100m butterfly, with a time of 1:04.88 minutes.
Jamaica could finish one-two in the girls’ 15-17 200m breaststroke, as Roman, who has the second-fastest time (2:41.52), will also line up in the event.
Angara Sinclair, who is……[Full article HERE]
March 31, 2013

Swimming Takes Centre Stage

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A total of 34 Jamaicans will take to the pool in 14 individual events as competitive swimming gets under way on today’s second day of the 28th staging of the Carifta Swimming, Water Polo and Open Water Championships at the National Stadium pool.

The day’s action is slated to commence at 9 a.m., with the preliminaries for the 28 events down to be contested. Things will heat up at 6:30 p.m. when it will be time for the finals.

The afternoon session will be preceded by the opening ceremony at 5:30 p.m.

The females in 800m freestyle for the 13-14 and 15-17 age groups will be the first set of competitors, with the event being contested as a time final. Jamaica will be represented in the race by Breanna Roman, who is unranked.

Three of Jamaica’s swimmers who are set to feature today are the top-ranked competitors entering their events.

Zara Bailey, competing in her first Carifta Games, leads the field going into the girls’ 15-17 200m breaststroke. Bailey, who is based in London, comes in with the leading time of 2:37.52 minutes. Bailey is also ranked at number two in the girls 15-17 100m butterfly, with a time of 1:04.88 minutes.

Jamaica could finish one-two in the girls’ 15-17 200m breaststroke, as Roman, who has the second-fastest time (2:41.52), will also line up in the event.

Angara Sinclair, who is……[Full article HERE]

The Dominican Republic Wins WBC Title
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Associated Press reported last night the spectacular run completed by the Dominican Republic team as it became the champion of the World Baseball Classic. I am sure that it was no exaggeration when it wrote that “Cheers of ‘Dominicana! Dominicana!’ rang out through the rain at AT&T Park all the way to the lively streets of Santo Domingo.” Here is one of the many articles celebrating this occasion. I am not a baseball fan, like my co-blogger is, but I find this win very exciting [see previous posts Postcolonial Discourse Surrounding the World Baseball Classic and Dominican Republic sets up all-Caribbean World Baseball Classic final]. Congratulations to the Dominican team! Here are excerpts:
The Dominican Republic has its World Baseball Classic crown, at last.
Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run double in the first inning that held up, and the Dominican Republic capped a dominant, unbeaten run through the WBC with a 3-0 win against Puerto Rico for the …..[Full article HERE]
March 20, 2013

The Dominican Republic Wins WBC Title

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Associated Press reported last night the spectacular run completed by the Dominican Republic team as it became the champion of the World Baseball Classic. I am sure that it was no exaggeration when it wrote that “Cheers of ‘Dominicana! Dominicana!’ rang out through the rain at AT&T Park all the way to the lively streets of Santo Domingo.” Here is one of the many articles celebrating this occasion. I am not a baseball fan, like my co-blogger is, but I find this win very exciting [see previous posts Postcolonial Discourse Surrounding the World Baseball Classic and Dominican Republic sets up all-Caribbean World Baseball Classic final]. Congratulations to the Dominican team! Here are excerpts:

The Dominican Republic has its World Baseball Classic crown, at last.

Edwin Encarnacion hit a two-run double in the first inning that held up, and the Dominican Republic capped a dominant, unbeaten run through the WBC with a 3-0 win against Puerto Rico for the …..[Full article HERE]

The Bahamas to Host FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2013
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CONCACAF, the Bahamas Football Association and Beach Soccer Worldwide, recently announced that the Bahamas will host the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2013 CONCACAF Qualifier (CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship), from May 8-12, 2013, at the recently opened beach soccer facility at Malcolm Park in Nassau, New Providence.

“We are excited to host the regional qualifiers for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in the Bahamas,” said CONCACAF President, Jeffrey Webb. “This rapidly growing sport is of particular relevance for the Caribbean region, given its pristine beach setting and idyllic weather. We are certain this niche will soon become the region’s staple.” The winner and runner-up of the competition, which is being hosted for the first time by a Caribbean nation, will qualify directly to the 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup at To’ata Stadium in Papeete, Tahiti.
"The Bahamas Football Association…..[Full article HERE] http://www.fifa.com/beachsoccerworldcup/news/newsid=2028933/index.html
March 15, 2013

The Bahamas to Host FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2013

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CONCACAF, the Bahamas Football Association and Beach Soccer Worldwide, recently announced that the Bahamas will host the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup 2013 CONCACAF Qualifier (CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship), from May 8-12, 2013, at the recently opened beach soccer facility at Malcolm Park in Nassau, New Providence.

“We are excited to host the regional qualifiers for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup in the Bahamas,” said CONCACAF President, Jeffrey Webb. “This rapidly growing sport is of particular relevance for the Caribbean region, given its pristine beach setting and idyllic weather. We are certain this niche will soon become the region’s staple.” The winner and runner-up of the competition, which is being hosted for the first time by a Caribbean nation, will qualify directly to the 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup at To’ata Stadium in Papeete, Tahiti.

"The Bahamas Football Association…..[Full article HERE] http://www.fifa.com/beachsoccerworldcup/news/newsid=2028933/index.html

Usain Bolt Name Laureus Sports Man Of The Year
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March 15, 2013

Usain Bolt Name Laureus Sports Man Of The Year

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Usain Bolt and other Athletes to Run in Cayman Islands
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Usain Bolt will join local and international athletes at the second Cayman Invitational athletic meet on May 8, 2013, at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex in Cayman. The meet features 12 track and 2 field events with over 80 professional track athletes attending. Organized by Cayman’s Commonwealth Games gold medal winner, Cydonie Mothersill of KyStar Athletics, this is one of the biggest athletic track meets of its kind in the Caribbean.
Bolt will be joined by other world-class athletes, including Beijing Olympic silver medallist Kerron Stewart, Olympic record holder Melanie Walker, London Olympic bronze medallist Hansle Parchment, London Olympic relay gold medallist Chris Brown, and local heroes Kemar Hyman, Ronald Forbes, Jon Rankin, Carl and Carlos Morgan, and Tyrell Cuffy.
Bolt stated, “I’m looking …………… [Full article HERE]
March 9, 2013

Usain Bolt and other Athletes to Run in Cayman Islands

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Usain Bolt will join local and international athletes at the second Cayman Invitational athletic meet on May 8, 2013, at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex in Cayman. The meet features 12 track and 2 field events with over 80 professional track athletes attending. Organized by Cayman’s Commonwealth Games gold medal winner, Cydonie Mothersill of KyStar Athletics, this is one of the biggest athletic track meets of its kind in the Caribbean.

Bolt will be joined by other world-class athletes, including Beijing Olympic silver medallist Kerron Stewart, Olympic record holder Melanie Walker, London Olympic bronze medallist Hansle Parchment, London Olympic relay gold medallist Chris Brown, and local heroes Kemar Hyman, Ronald Forbes, Jon Rankin, Carl and Carlos Morgan, and Tyrell Cuffy.

Bolt stated, “I’m looking …………… [Full article HERE]

Chris Gayle maybe quitting cricket for a career in dancehall.
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The international cricket has announced that he is teaming up with his brother, Vanclive ‘Father Bulla’ Parris , to launch a new label called Dutty Fridaze Promotions.

“We are going to operate as a record label and a promotions company,” Parris said. “We have already signed two artistes. Face from Rising Stars and a youth named Gage from Clarendon. We are trying to make good music. One of my other brothers is a recording artiste, so right now we just decided to put some energy into the music.”

According to Chris Gayle, the entertainment company will handle artist management, bookings and other promotions.

“As a sportsman, I am always in the streets and I love the music, and I know a lot of artistes,” Gayle said. “So, this is not something I am new to. In the past, I have organised charity parties and events to raise funds for worthy causes. I have helped to raise funds to buy sporting equipment for schools all over the island. So, this is just a natural progression for me to get involved in other events and other aspects of entertainment by doing dancehall events and getting into artiste production and management. And plus, mi just want to endorse Bulla ting.”

The company will be hosting their first event at the end of this month, Clarendon Fun Day and Foam and Water Party.
March 8, 2013

Chris Gayle maybe quitting cricket for a career in dancehall.

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The international cricket has announced that he is teaming up with his brother, Vanclive ‘Father Bulla’ Parris , to launch a new label called Dutty Fridaze Promotions.

“We are going to operate as a record label and a promotions company,” Parris said. “We have already signed two artistes. Face from Rising Stars and a youth named Gage from Clarendon. We are trying to make good music. One of my other brothers is a recording artiste, so right now we just decided to put some energy into the music.”

According to Chris Gayle, the entertainment company will handle artist management, bookings and other promotions.

“As a sportsman, I am always in the streets and I love the music, and I know a lot of artistes,” Gayle said. “So, this is not something I am new to. In the past, I have organised charity parties and events to raise funds for worthy causes. I have helped to raise funds to buy sporting equipment for schools all over the island. So, this is just a natural progression for me to get involved in other events and other aspects of entertainment by doing dancehall events and getting into artiste production and management. And plus, mi just want to endorse Bulla ting.”

The company will be hosting their first event at the end of this month, Clarendon Fun Day and Foam and Water Party.

Boris Becker to headline Cuba cigar festival
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Retired German tennis great Boris Becker will headline the XV Habanos Festival, an event in Cuba designed to promote cigars and tobacco use, organizers said Tuesday.
"It will be my first time in Cuba, and I’ve heard some great things," Becker said, according to a statement from the Cuban-Spanish company Habanos S.A., which is organizing the event. "I can’t wait to truly get to know the great culture of the Cuban people."
"As a Habano aficionado, Montecristo and Partagas are among my favorites, since they are two brands that can be proud of their supreme quality," he said.
The 45-year-old Becker, who retired from professional tennis in 1999, “will attend the tastings and dinners” at the festival, which runs from February 26 through March 2.
Event organizers have also invited three Croatian chefs to “prepare, in front of guests, radically new dishes, desserts, and sauces using Cuban tobacco from Vuelta Abajo as an ingredient.”
Tobacco is one of Cuba’s top export products, after nickel and pharmaceuticals.
Habanos S.A. reported a nine percent sales growth in 2011, with sales worth $401 million. Last year’s results will be announced at the event, organizers said.
The youngest man to win Wimbledon and a six-time Grand Slam singles champion, “Boom-boom” Becker has remained an A-list celebrity in Germany. He married his second wife, Dutch model Sharlely “Lilly” Kerssenberg, in 2010.
February 28, 2013

Boris Becker to headline Cuba cigar festival

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Retired German tennis great Boris Becker will headline the XV Habanos Festival, an event in Cuba designed to promote cigars and tobacco use, organizers said Tuesday.

"It will be my first time in Cuba, and I’ve heard some great things," Becker said, according to a statement from the Cuban-Spanish company Habanos S.A., which is organizing the event. "I can’t wait to truly get to know the great culture of the Cuban people."

"As a Habano aficionado, Montecristo and Partagas are among my favorites, since they are two brands that can be proud of their supreme quality," he said.

The 45-year-old Becker, who retired from professional tennis in 1999, “will attend the tastings and dinners” at the festival, which runs from February 26 through March 2.

Event organizers have also invited three Croatian chefs to “prepare, in front of guests, radically new dishes, desserts, and sauces using Cuban tobacco from Vuelta Abajo as an ingredient.”

Tobacco is one of Cuba’s top export products, after nickel and pharmaceuticals.

Habanos S.A. reported a nine percent sales growth in 2011, with sales worth $401 million. Last year’s results will be announced at the event, organizers said.

The youngest man to win Wimbledon and a six-time Grand Slam singles champion, “Boom-boom” Becker has remained an A-list celebrity in Germany. He married his second wife, Dutch model Sharlely “Lilly” Kerssenberg, in 2010.

Alpine Skiing—Jamaica Beats Haiti in Caribbean Slalom Duel
Although Jamaica’s Michael Elliot Williams took almost twice as long as Finland’s Victor Malmstrom—who ended the race in first place—the news is that he beat Haitian athletes Jean-Pierre Roy and Benoit Etoc, as they vied for positions in the world skiing championships, making him the top Caribbean slalomist. But Roy and Etoc are not discouraged. As Brian Homewood reports, “Caribbean winter sports teams immediately conjure up thoughts of Cool Runnings, the film about the Jamaica bobsleighers who, against the odds, took part in the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.” Here are excerpts with a link to the full article below:
However, Jamaica’s one competitor at the world ……[Full article HERE]

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February 17, 2013

Alpine Skiing—Jamaica Beats Haiti in Caribbean Slalom Duel

Although Jamaica’s Michael Elliot Williams took almost twice as long as Finland’s Victor Malmstrom—who ended the race in first place—the news is that he beat Haitian athletes Jean-Pierre Roy and Benoit Etoc, as they vied for positions in the world skiing championships, making him the top Caribbean slalomist. But Roy and Etoc are not discouraged. As Brian Homewood reports, “Caribbean winter sports teams immediately conjure up thoughts of Cool Runnings, the film about the Jamaica bobsleighers who, against the odds, took part in the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary.” Here are excerpts with a link to the full article below:

However, Jamaica’s one competitor at the world ……[Full article HERE]

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February 16, 2013

Bolt’s hoop dreams! Jamaican sprint king shows his ball skills during celebrity game

Is there anything Usain Bolt can’t do? The double Olympic 100metre, 200m and 4x100m champion has often talked about switching from athletics to another sport.

And after Friday’s display in the NBA celebrity game, you can add basketball to football and cricket on Bolt’s potential career paths.

With seconds left in the first quarter, the lightning fast sprinter led a rapid breakaway for the Eastern Conference team before showing off the Lebron James in him with an emphatic slam dunk that had his coach Russell Westbrook off his feet celebrating……. [Full Article & Video HERE]

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Trinidad and Tobago’s world champion female boxer Ria Ramnarine!
Trinidad And Tobago’s (T&T) first female world boxing champion, Ria Ramnarine has been quite busy lately, albeit out of the ring. Having recently attended the WBC Convention in Mexico on her own steam, Ria said she was inspired by the boxing greats she met, including the legend, Muhammad Ali,womenboxing.comreports.
“While there was no chance of speaking with him, his mere presence was an inspiration. Meeting so many other world champions was fantastic that it was almost overwhelming!”, added Ria.
Ria told WBAN, “I had the pleasure and privilege to interact with….. [Full article HERE]
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February 13, 2013

Trinidad and Tobago’s world champion female boxer Ria Ramnarine!

Trinidad And Tobago’s (T&T) first female world boxing champion, Ria Ramnarine has been quite busy lately, albeit out of the ring. Having recently attended the WBC Convention in Mexico on her own steam, Ria said she was inspired by the boxing greats she met, including the legend, Muhammad Ali,womenboxing.comreports.

“While there was no chance of speaking with him, his mere presence was an inspiration. Meeting so many other world champions was fantastic that it was almost overwhelming!”, added Ria.

Ria told WBAN, “I had the pleasure and privilege to interact with….. [Full article HERE]

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The Tobago Carnival Regatta
The Tobago Carnival Regatta will take place on February 14-17, 2013, at Pigeon Point in Tobago.
Dubbed “A Festival of Wind,” the Tobago Carnival Regatta is a combination of four sailing categories, Optimists and Bum Boat (traditional work boats) sailing as well as the more dynamic Wind surf and Kite boarding classes. The Tobago event includes the popular Air Shows at Pigeon Point by both local and international windsurfers and kite surfers who have dubbed the area, The Wind Hole.
This year, with the help of the Sports Company, Betty Suite, Sean Clarke, Andrew Llanos, David Milne and Marlon, there will have over 192 sailors from Vesigny, Point Fortin, San Fernando and Tobago sailing alongside kids from Grenada and Anguilla. This year the event will host International racing Judge James Beniot who will be assisting in the Optimits races.

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February 10, 2013

The Tobago Carnival Regatta

The Tobago Carnival Regatta will take place on February 14-17, 2013, at Pigeon Point in Tobago.

Dubbed “A Festival of Wind,” the Tobago Carnival Regatta is a combination of four sailing categories, Optimists and Bum Boat (traditional work boats) sailing as well as the more dynamic Wind surf and Kite boarding classes. The Tobago event includes the popular Air Shows at Pigeon Point by both local and international windsurfers and kite surfers who have dubbed the area, The Wind Hole.

This year, with the help of the Sports Company, Betty Suite, Sean Clarke, Andrew Llanos, David Milne and Marlon, there will have over 192 sailors from Vesigny, Point Fortin, San Fernando and Tobago sailing alongside kids from Grenada and Anguilla. This year the event will host International racing Judge James Beniot who will be assisting in the Optimits races.

Don’t forget to check our sister blog