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Vague leadership

President of the Barbados Cricket Association and director of Cricket West Indies, Conde Riley, is calling on CARICOM governments to explain what they mean by adopting a legislative approach to the governance of West Indies cricket. In February at their two-day inter-sessional meeting in Haiti, CARICOM leaders said a legislative approach was required if West […]

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Double delight

It was a Trinidad and Tobago double special when the men from the twin-island republic captured both the Over-40 and 50 titles at the annual Barbados International Masters Football Festival played yesterday at Holders Polo Club, St James. The four-day tournament now in its 22nd year concluded in the presence of a large crowd that […]

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Good weekend for Bajan reinsmen

VANCOUVER, Canada – High-profile Barbadian jockey Rico Walcott produced a classy ride aboard red-hot favouriteAlliford Bay, to win the co-feature CAN$50 000 Vancouver Sun Stakes at Hastings racetrack yesterday. The pair made all the running over the 6-1/2 furlong trip to beat the three-year-old and upward fillies and mares by three lengths in a time […]

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Don’t despair!

Stuart Law has assured regional fans he is getting close to the aims and objectives he would have set when he accepted the post of head coach of the West Indies senior team. Law told Barbados TODAY that some members of the team were highly talented but they were still young to international cricket and […]

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Luther Thorne, Cuthbert Moore, St Jude’s win

St Jude’s Primary got off to an impressive 11-0 winning start over Ellerton Primary in the Pamala Proverbs Zone of the National Sports Council’s Pine Hill Dairy Primary Schools Netball Competition played today at James Bryan Sports Complex. Only three games were contested today at that venue and St Jude’s were able to run rampage […]

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The tragedy of Darren Bravo

In that great 1993 coming-of-age flick A Bronx Tale, the bus driver character played by actor Robert De Niro tells his young son: “The saddest thing in life is wasted talent, you can have all the talent in the world but if you don’t do the right thing then nothing happens.” West Indies batsman Darren Bravo at […]

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Masters’ ball

The plush, top-rated facility that is the Holders Polo Club will for the first time host the 22nd  annual Barbados International Masters Football Festival which is scheduled to kick off this weekend. During this morning’s press briefing to announce the important event on Barbados’ sporting calendar, festival chairman Paul ‘Starsky’ Wright said the tournament was […]

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WI Women prepping

ST JOHN’S Antigua – Chairman of West Indies selectors, Courtney Browne, believes the regional women’s side are good enough to defend their title and win the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup for a second time. Browne made this assertion as the players continued their preparation camp here for the global event, to be played in the […]

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Basketball officials get sponsorship

Barbados Basketball Officials Association [BARBOA] are now under the care of Neutrogena after both parties agreed to a two-year sponsorship deal this afternoon at Belfield, Black Rock, St Michael. The partnership will provide the 35 active referees with uniforms and whistles among other necessities, as this is the first time BARBOA has been officially sponsored […]

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Belmont off to promising start

Belmont Primary scored two comfortable wins when the Agnes Crichlow and Kathy Harper Hall Zone of the National Sports Council’s Pine Hill Dairy-sponsored Primary Schools Netball Competition played this morning at the Netball Stadium. Charles F. Broome Primary were the first to feel the wrath of Belmont who registered a 7-1 victory compliments goal-attack Rebecca […]

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Call them!

Regional cricket umpires must be fearless and red-flag bowlers with suspect actions from an early age, says former West Indies fast-bowling all-rounder Vasbert Drakes. This forthrightness, he explained, would help coaches in taking young bowlers out of the game early in their careers and giving them the rehabilitation work necessary to correct any defects in […]

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Boats ahoy

Despite a decline in competitors, the 2018 Barbados Old Brigand Regatta is set to sail with a total of 15 boats competing in various classes this coming weekend at Carlisle Bay. During this morning’s press conference held at the Barbados Yacht Club, president of the Barbados Sailing Association, Gus Reader, said even though the numbers […]

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BSSAC athletes rewarded

Barbados’ top junior athletes were recognized for their outstanding performances during a prize-giving ceremony for the 2018 Barbados Secondary Schools Athletics Championship (BSSAC), hosted this afternoon at the home of defending boys’ champions Christ Church Foundation School. In the presence of their principals, school peers and sponsors, the athletes were celebrated with prizes that included […]

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Walcott wins again

EDMONTON, Canada – Seven-time reigning champion Rico Walcott led a Caribbean domination of Sunday’s eight-race card at Northlands, when he landed a double to extend his early-season form. The Barbadian snatched wins in race five with 5-1 bet Texas Alley Kat and in race seven with Timely Prize, to move his tally to seven from 24 rides. […]

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Tull, Simms are top Ninjas

Homeboy Levar Tull emerged as the champion of the Barbados Ninja Throw Down in a time of three minutes and seven seconds when the competition now in its third year was held at Featherbed Lane, St George over the weekend. Competing for the very first time, it was sheer skills, agility and determination that led […]

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Onward march

Former three-time kings Barbados Defence Force Sports Programme continued to take charge of zone two with yet another comfortable victory last night, this time 2-0 over University of the West Indies Blackbirds in the Barbados Football Association’s Premier League. The soldiers attacked with two early goals in the opening half when the league continued at […]

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Bajans tall in the saddle

TORONTO, Canada – West Indian jockeys stood out over the weekend in North America with several Barbadians taking the spotlight. Seven-time champion Patrick Husbands won twice yesterday at the Woodbine track in Toronto but missed out in the feature races to come away without any added-money success on the nine-race card. Husbands, who will celebrate […]

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