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Charles Frederick was brilliant on Saturday.(FP)

Charles Frederick demolishes the field

Charles Frederick left the starting gates like a rocket to make all the running in the Right Excellent Bussa Handicap at the Garrison Savannah on Saturday. Guided by apprentice N’Rico Prescod, Charles Federick who had gone winless in three starts since March 30, set fractions of 25.2 and 49.4 to stop the clock in 106.4  […]

Minister of Sports John King standing (second right) beside president of the Barbados Squash Association Kim Jebodhsingh, along with members of the Barbados squash team on their return home yesterday. (Picture by Morissa Lindsay)

Squash’s SOS

The Barbados Squash Association [BSA] needs a home, and though Minister of Sports John King says Government cannot presently facilitate that, he has invited the BSA to discuss with his ministry ways to take the sport forward. Following the arrival of Barbados’ successful junior squash team yesterday from Trinidad and Tobago where they captured their […]

Algeria celebrate after winning the Africa Cup of Nations title in Cairo today with a 1-0 victory over Senegal. (See full story on pages 46 & 47)


Cosmos Club is thrilled to be part of the 2019 Capelli Invitational Super Cup Competition after the Barbados Football Association (BFA) reversed a decision that previously barred the St. Peter-based third-division team from participating in the August 18th competition. In a letter obtained by Barbados TODAY, BFA’s president Randolph Harris wrote to Cosmos management on […]

Jofra Archer (kneeling, front right) with members of his World Cup winning squad.

Archer praised after World Cup win

Glowing praise has been showered on Barbados-born, new England fast-bowling star Jofra Archer, who was one of the architects of his team’s first ever World Cup title following a nail-biting win in the Super Over against New Zealand at Lord’s last Sunday. The 24-year-old Archer played in a maximum 11 matches, grabbing 20 wickets at […]

Coach Toppin supports Archer’s move

Veteran coach Dexter Toppin has no problem with Barbados-born Jofra Archer representing England in international cricket. The 24-year-old Archer was one of the architects of England’s recent World Cup triumph with 20 wickets and bowled the defining over against New Zealand in the final last Sunday at Lord’s.  Several persons have publicly expressed their disappointment […]

Shimron Hetmyer

Hetmyer looking to lift CPL trophy

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – West Indies batsman Shimron Hetmyer says Guyana Amazon Warriors are intent on compensating for last season’s finals disappointment, by lifting the Caribbean Premier League trophy this year. Amazon Warriors reached their fourth final of the six-year tournament but lost to defending champions Trinbago Knight Riders, to extend their dismal record of having […]

Northern Ireland’s Shaunagh Craig gets possession of the ball as Barbados’ goalkeeper Shonette Azore-Bruce looks to defend.


Barbados suffered the indignity of their fifth straight defeat at the Vitality Netball World Cup in Liverpool, England, last night. This time it was a heartbreaking 47-43 result to a Northern Ireland team that had never beaten them at the World Cup stage before. Barbados will have to settle for a game to finish 11th […]

Jofra Archer

Archer awarded central contract

LONDON – England’s World Cup hero, Barbadian Jofra Archer, has been awarded a central contract by the England and Wales Cricket Board. The 24-year-old fast bowler will be on an increment contract for the next 12 months, as he attempts to clinch a regular place in the England squad across all formats. Increment contracts are […]

Roston Chase

Chase laments shoddy batting

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Captain Roston Chase has lamented West Indies A’s batting woes, after they crashed to a disappointing 148-run defeat to concede the five-match one-day series to India A yesterday. Set 296 to win at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium, West Indies A folded for 147 in the 35th over with only number […]

Rico Walcott

Walcott talks about his challenges

EDMONTON, Alberta – Champion jockey Rico Walcott said he feared he would never ride again, after undergoing brain surgery to remove a tumor last April. A month prior, he suffered four seizures in the space of an hour and had to be rushed to hospital, where scans revealed a golf ball-sized growth in the front […]

Fast bowler Jofra Archer (kneeling) and Ben Stokes are likely to feature in the Ashes.

Confident England eager for the Ashes

There are few better reasons to bask in the glory of your success than winning your country’s first ever World Cup but England’s squad have little time to pat themselves on the back. In eight days, they will be hosting Ireland in a Test match at Lord’s and the following week they begin a home […]

Barbados’ best basketball forward Akeem Marsh is calling for a developmental programme. (Picture by Morissa Lindsay)

Marsh wants new focus

Barbados’ best power forward Akeem Marsh wants to see more being done for the development of basketball in the island. Still, on a high from winning his first-ever Co-operators General Insurance Barbados Amateur Basketball Association Premier League title with Burger King Clapham Bulls, Marsh insisted that the time has come for a proper developmental programme. […]

Zimbabwe’s Pauline Jani jumps to take this catch as Barbados’ Amanda Knight (left) and Rhe-ann Niles-Mapp (second right) follow the play.

Brighter Gems

Barbados’ woes at the 2019 Vitality Netball World Cup in Liverpool, England, continued today when they were soundly beaten 66-41 by newcomers Zimbabwe. It was an encounter that many favoured the Bajan Gems to win, but instead they suffered their fourth loss on the trot at the tournament. It was the exceptional shooting performance of […]

Meagan Best is among Barbados’ top juniors competing in Trinidad.

Mixed day for junior squash team

Defending champions Barbados got back to business with an impressive start on the first day of the 2019 Junior Caribbean Area Squash Association (CASA) Championships over the weekend at the Queen’s Park Cricket Club, in Port of Spain, Trinidad. In the Girls’ Under-11 category yesterday, Phoebe Gittens of Barbados defeated Josie Marie Thong of Trinidad […]

Rico Walcott

Recovering Walcott in winners’ row

EDMONTON, Alberta – It was almost like he never left. Eight-time Northlands Park champion Rico Walcott, showed little signs of rustiness as he logged his first wins of the new season at Century Mile in another emotional step in his comeback over the weekend. The 29-year-old’s success came just 3-½ months after undergoing serious surgery […]

Burger King Clapham Bulls are elated after ending their league trophy drought last night. (Picture by Morissa Lindsay)

Bulls are back

Burger King Clapham Bulls’ talented team that featured finals most valuable player Akeem Marsh hoisted the 2019 Co-operators General Insurance Barbados Amateur Basketball Association Championship trophy last night with a 3-2 series victory over Station Hill Cavaliers. During the decisive game five played at the Barbados Community College, it was winners take all and Bulls […]

England beat New Zealand to lift trophy

(SOURCE: ICC) – England are the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup champions for the first time after Jofra Archer held his nerve to help beat New Zealand in a nail-biting Super Over at Lord’s. The Black Caps needed two to win from the final ball but a superb throw from Jason Roy in the deep saw […]

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