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Proud of the Benna Boyz

Proud of the Benna Boyz

For all those who thought that the United States with its 311 million people would run all over Antigua & Barbuda with its 86 thousand ‘inhabitants’ in the FIFA World Cup semis, “Tek dat!”The 3-1 score line victory by the United States has to be a disappointing result for the proud nation of the United States.

Honour the Hitman

I am certainly happy to see the honour and praise that has been lavished on Sir Vivian Richards on the occasion of his 60th birthday. He certainly is deserving of all of it.

Dear Dr Beckles- I Too Hurt

Dear Dr Beckles- I Too Hurt

Antigua St Joh's - I read Dr Beckles’ article on cricket, and I agree with him.... mostly. As someone who played a sport at international level, I understand the part about doing it for country and people, the glory, the grandeur.

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Bon Voyage Benna Boyz

Bon Voyage Benna Boyz

Antigua St John's - The Antigua & Barbuda Football Association (ABFA) held a short send-off ceremony on Friday at the VC Bird International Airport for the Benna Boy, who left for the US.

Curtis Resigns as Benna Boyz Head Coach

Curtis Resigns as Benna Boyz Head Coach

Antigua st. John's - Amidst immense pressure and public opinion, Tom Curtis, Head Coach of the Antigua and Barbuda Senior Men’s Football team (affectionately known as the “Benna Boyz”) and the Antigua Barracuda FC, has resigned.

The Politics of Cricket

The Politics of Cricket

Antigua St John's- It was interesting to read the thoughts of former prime minister of Antigua & Barbuda Lester Bird about the state of cricket in the Caribbean.

Fierce Competition for Warriors Youth Cup

Fierce Competition for Warriors Youth Cup

Antigua St. John’s – A number of teams prevailed in their quest for the Youth Cup in the Warriors Cup 2012 tournament which got underway last Thursday.

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Caribbean Football Union U-20 Action Coming to Antigua

Caribbean Football Union U-20 Action Coming to Antigua

Antigua St. John’s - Caribbean Football Union (CFU) action will come to Antigua in August, with the hosting of Group 1 of the CFU Under-20 World Cup Qualifiers.

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Registration for Warriors Cup 2012 in Progress

Registration for Warriors Cup 2012 in Progress

Antigua St. John’s - Several clubs have already indicated their interest in taking part in the Warriors Cup 2012 football tournament as the July 30 deadline approaches.

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Barracuda Take on Charleston Battery in Two Home Games

Barracuda Take on Charleston Battery in Two Home Games

Antigua St. John’s - Antigua Barracuda Football Club will seek to rev into top gear this weekend, with two home games against Charleston Battery.

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Antigua Draw Against Jamaica

Antigua Draw Against Jamaica

Antigua St John's - The Benna Boyz came away with a point against the Jamaica Reggae Boyz following a 0-0 draw in a game they should have won, but in which both teams failed to score.

Jamaica Not Taking Antigua Lightly

Jamaica Not Taking Antigua Lightly

Antigua St John's - The Jamaica Reggae Boyz may be the favourite to beat the Antigua & Barbuda Benna Boyz, but the visitors will not be taking the home team lightly when they clash tonight at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.

Caribbean Twenty20 Gets Format Change

Caribbean Twenty20 Gets Format Change

Antigua St. John's - Next year’s Caribbean Twenty20 Tournament, to be staged from Sunday January 6 to Sunday January 20 in Trinidad and St. Lucia, will be played under a new format.

Benna Ready For Reggae

Benna Ready For Reggae

Antigua St John's - Following the Antigua & Barbuda Benna Boyz 3-1 defeat to the United States in the semis of the FIFA World Cup Qualifications in Tampa on Friday, the team is ready to battle Caribbean giants the Reggae Boyz of Jamaica.

Respect due- Respect earned

Respect due- Respect earned

Antigua St John's - They may have been operating from different benches and had different priorities and objectives on the game.

Benna Boys Fail to Wilt Under US Pressure

Benna Boys Fail to Wilt Under US Pressure

Antigua St John's - Antigua and Barbuda made a statement not because they lost. But they said to the world they will be no easy-pushover.

PM Spencer Arrives Amidst Thunderstorm to Carry Benna Boys’ Charge

PM Spencer Arrives Amidst Thunderstorm to Carry Benna Boys’ Charge

Antigua St John's - A torrential downpour forced Antigua and Barbuda to move their last full practice session yesterday (Thursday) from the Raymond James stadium in Tampa, FL to an indoor basketball facility.

3rd Annual High Performance Regional Cricket Camp Ends

3rd Annual High Performance Regional Cricket Camp Ends

Antigua St. John’s - The Sandals Foundation in collaboration with the Ministry of Sports and the West Indies Cricket Board  (WICB) have successfully concluded the third High Performance Regional Cricket Camp for young cricketers from Antigua, Jamaica, Guyana and other islands in the OECS.

High Performance Camp for Elite U15 Cricketers

High Performance Camp for Elite U15 Cricketers

Antigua St John’s – One hundred and twenty of the region’s premier Under-15 cricketers will benefit from a two-week High Performance Camp to be held simultaneously in Antigua and St Lucia.

Students Love Benna Boyz

Students Love Benna Boyz

Antigua St John's - Students sent lots of love to the national Benna Boyz team as they completed their schools’ tour with visit to three schools yesterday.

National team selected

National team selected

Antigua St John's - The Antigua & Barbuda selection committee has named the 25 players that will leave the country on Friday for a two-week training camp in Sarasota, Florida to prepare for the upcoming FIFA World Cup semi-finals games starting 8 June against the United States.

Antigua and Barbuda Beat Anguilla

Antigua and Barbuda Beat Anguilla

Antigua Sty john's - Antigua & Barbuda defeated Anguilla by 277 runs on day two of the Leeward Islands Three-day tournament in St. Kitts on Sunday.

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Derrick Named New CFU President

Derrick Named New CFU President

Antigua St John's - General Secretary of the Antigua & Barbuda Football Association (ABFA) Gordon “Banks” Derrick was appointed president of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) at the 2012 FIFA Congress in Budapest this week.

Empire, Willikies, Swetes and Over Dey Win Titles

Empire, Willikies, Swetes and Over Dey Win Titles

Antigua St John's - Empire retained their title, while Willikies, Swetes, and Over Dey won for the first time in the second Mini-Soccer Fest on Sunday at the Buckley's school field.

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Pigotts Knock Off Bolans

Pigotts Knock Off Bolans

Antigua St John's - Pigotts hosted Bolans and sent the ‘Round South’ team home losers by 66 runs in the 30-over Parish League cricket tournament on Thursday.

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Benna Boyz to beat USA

Benna Boyz to beat USA

Antigua St John's - Manager of the Antigua & Barbuda national football team Fernando “Nando” Abraham has promised a win against the United States when the two teams meet next month.

West Indies Facing Whitewash

West Indies Facing Whitewash

Antigua St John's - The West Indies take on England in the third and final Test of the three-Test series starting in Edgbaston today.

PMS are U-15 Champs

PMS are U-15 Champs

Antigua St John's - Princess Margaret School (PMS) took the Anjo Insurance U-15 inter-schools championship with a five-wicket win over All Saints Secondary on Friday.

WICB Gayle Impasse Over

WICB Gayle Impasse Over

Antigua St John's - Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda and Chairman of the CARICOM Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee on Cricket Baldwin Spencer announced that the year-long impasse between the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and Chris Gayle has been resolved.

Piggotts Football Tournie Underway

Piggotts Football Tournie Underway

Antigua St John's - The highly-anticipated 5th Annual Pigotts Bullets Football Team’s 7-A-Side Football Tournament got underway last Friday night with huge success, as a record number of 21 teams entered the Soccerama and 27 teams registered for the cash prize tournament.

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Women's Football Results

Women's Football Results

Antigua St John's - The ABFA Women’s Cool and Smooth League kicked competition continues: On Saturday May 12, Inet Young Warriors came up against Clare Hallities.

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Cudas Lose Two in a Row

Cudas Lose Two in a Row

Antigua St John's - Orlando City raced to the top of the United Soccer league after a come-from-behind win against Antigua Barracudas at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on Sunday.

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A Birthday of Knights

Antigua St John's - Of all the things Sir Vivian Richards could have done on the day of his 60th birthday, the former West Indies Test captain stayed at home to advocate breast cancer awareness.

ABFA Welcome US Coaches

ABFA Welcome US Coaches

Antigua St John's - Four United States college football coaches are on island at the invitation of the Antigua & Barbuda Football Association (ABFA).

Road to Rio Cleared

Road to Rio Cleared

Antigua St John's - In five weeks, the Antigua & Barbuda national football team will take on the United States in its first game in the 2014 FIFA World Cup semis.

Barracuda Down Eagles

Barracuda Down Eagles

Antigua St John's - Antigua Barracuda FC held off a strong challenge from the Charlotte Eagles to win 3-2 in the United Soccer League (USL) at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on Thursday.

Five P’s and Hoppers are Champs

Five P’s and Hoppers are Champs

Antigua St John's - Defending regular season champions Five P’s beat Lady Sap 3-1 to win the female 2012 senior championship, while Lady Hoppers hammered Wings 6-0 to claim the junior title.

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ABFA Buckles Down for World Cup Quest

Antigua St John's - ABFA President Everton “Batow" Gonsalves has said the Antigua & Barbuda Football Association (ABFA) is working assiduously to set the stage for the national team’s FIFA World Cup campaign.

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Jorsling Hat-Trick Sinks Benna Boys

Antigua & Barbuda lost 4-0 to Trinidad & Tobago on Wednesday in a friendly international as the Benna Boys preparation for their CONCACAF semi-final round FIFA World Cup 2014 qualifying series starting in June got off to a bad start.

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A Single Caribbean Sports Academy – Part II

A Single Caribbean Sports Academy – Part II

The success of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) athletes at the 2012 Olympic Games in London has created an illusion of the greatness of athleticism throughout the region. 

A Single Caribbean Sports Academy to Ensure Future World Champions

A Single Caribbean Sports Academy to Ensure Future World Champions

On the basis of the size of populations and medals won, the tiny Caribbean island of Grenada would be ranked in first place in the 2012 Olympic Games in London with another Caribbean island, Jamaica, in second place – though with a larger number of medals.  Officially, Jamaica is ranked at 18 and Grenada at 42.

Tourism Authority Supports Team Antigua for Golf Finals

Tourism Authority Supports Team Antigua for Golf Finals

Antigua st. John’s - Team preparations by Sir Vivian Richards and Errol Samuel for the upcoming International World Pairs Final in Scotland are going very well and they have been given an added incentive thanks to the support of the Antigua & Barbuda Tourism Authority (ABTA).

ACA Announces Caribbean Cycling Championships Team

ACA Announces Caribbean Cycling Championships Team

Antigua St. John's - The Antigua & Barbuda Cycling Association is pleased to announce the National Road Race team for the 2012 inet Caribbean Cycling Championships, to be held in Antigua on Sunday 21st October.

Antigua to Host OECS Swim Championships

Antigua to Host OECS Swim Championships

Antigua St. John’s - For the first time in 19 years, Antigua & Barbuda will be the host to the 22nd Annual OECS Swimming Championship.

Caribbean on Show at International World Pairs Finals

Caribbean on Show at International World Pairs Finals

Antigua St. John’s - The participation of two Caribbean teams at the 2012 International Pairs World Finals at Loch Lomond, Scotland will be an exciting opportunity to advance Caribbean Golf.

Cyclists Prep for 2012 Inet Caribbean Championships

Cyclists Prep for 2012 Inet Caribbean Championships

Antigua St. John’s - Robert Marsh, Jyme Bridges and Marvin Spencer secured themselves as the starters of the October 20th Male Individual Time Trial when the country hosts the 12th edition of Caribbean Cycling Championships.

Sir Viv and Samuel to Represent Antigua in Scotland

Sir Viv and Samuel to Represent Antigua in Scotland

Antigua St. John’s - After two days of intense and very competitive golf and 30 minutes of checking and rechecking scores, avid golfer Sir Vivian Richards -- brand ambassador for APUA and veteran player Errol Samuel emerged as the winning Antigua & Barbuda pair at the INET International Pairs Caribbean Tournament.

Plans on Target for INET C’bean Cycling Championships

Plans on Target for INET C’bean Cycling Championships

Antigua St. John’s - Plans are progressing smoothly for the hosting of the biggest cycling event in the history of Antigua & Barbuda on October 20 – 21st and the Antigua & Barbuda Cycling Association is pleased to announce INET as the title sponsor.

Sir Viv Plugs Antigua In British Press

Sir Viv Plugs Antigua In British Press

Antigua St john's - Members of the British press recently capitalized on the opportunity to breakfast with Antigua & Barbuda’s and by extension West Indies cricketing legend, Sir Vivian Richards.

Williams Jr. Places 5th in Caribbean Tournament

Williams Jr. Places 5th in Caribbean Tournament

Antigua St. John's - Cordell Williams Jr. secured  5th place at the close of the 2012 13 & under Caribbean Development Championships, a major improvement from last year’s competition where he placed 10th.

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Riders Show Good Form in Shirley Heights Challenge

Riders Show Good Form in Shirley Heights Challenge

Antigua St. John’s - The 2012 Shirley Heights Cycle Challenge held last Sunday was a display of the riders in their best form as they prepare for the region’s greatest cycling event the Caribbean Cycling Championships to be held in Antigua this October.

Under 13 Tennis Players at Regional Championships

Under 13 Tennis Players at Regional Championships

Antigua St. John’s – Under 13 tennis player Cordell Williams Jr will be carrying the Antigua & Barbuda flag at the 2012 Caribbean Development Championships in Tobago.

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Bikers Tackle Shirley Heights Challenge on Sunday

Bikers Tackle Shirley Heights Challenge on Sunday

Antigua St. John’s - The Antigua & Barbuda Cycling Association will be hosting the Annual Shirley Heights Challenge on Sunday 26th August.

Storm Postpones Jr Cycling Championships

Storm Postpones Jr Cycling Championships

Antigua St. John’s – The presence of Tropical Storm Isaac in the region has caused the postponement of the 2012 Caribbean Cycling Junior Championships.

Elvin and Raymond Advance to Round 2

Elvin and Raymond Advance to Round 2

Antigua St. John's - Monday was a successful day of tennis for the two Antiguan athletes competing in the Tobago ITF Jr. Tournament -- D'Jeri Raymond and Shakir Elvin.

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Tennis Juniors Compete in St. Vincent

Tennis Juniors Compete in St. Vincent

Antigua St. John's - The First Citizens investment services sponsored SVG ITF Jr. International Tournament commenced Saturday with the tournaments qualifying round both in the Under 14 and under 18 categories.

ITF Ranking Points for Shakir Elvin 



ITF Ranking Points for Shakir Elvin 



Antigua St. John's - Thursday was a day of positives for team Antigua in the CoCo Cola LCA ITF Jr tournament in St. Lucia.

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Joint Agreement Signed for Antigua Sports Village Project

Joint Agreement Signed for Antigua Sports Village Project

Antigua St. John’s - Following Cabinet's decision to accept the recommendation of the Ministry with responsibility for Sports for the Government to enter into an agreement with the principals of C2C Limited represented by Mr. Alton Urban, to develop a Project to Establish the Antigua Sports Village, the joint agreement was signed Friday at the Office of the Prime Minister.

Isaac at 2 Seed for U14 Main Draw

Isaac at 2 Seed for U14 Main Draw

Antigua St. John's - On the eve of the opening ceremony for the Coca Cola LCA ITF Jr Tournament on August 6, Antigua & Barbuda’s Jessica Isaac was successful in her bid for a main draw spot in the girls Únder 14 competition.

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Bailey Fails to Qualify for Olympic Finals

Bailey Fails to Qualify for Olympic Finals

Antigua and Barbuda's Daniel "Bakka" Bailey, who thrust Antigua and Barbuda into the world of global competitive sprinting when he placed fourth at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics, failed to qualify for the Olympic finals in 100m sprinting which took place yesterday.

Juniors off to ITF Junior Tournament

Juniors off to ITF Junior Tournament

Antigua St. John's - Six juniors tennis players are currently competing in the Coca Cola Junior Tournament in St Lucia, where the under 14 round robin qualifiers and under 18 qualifiers were held on Sunday.

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Doubles Win for U14 Girls

Doubles Win for U14 Girls

Team Antigua & Barbuda got to sample the sweet taste of success on Thursday with 75 per cent of the junior tennis players winning their matches.

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Antiguan Olympic Athletes Ready to Compete

Antiguan Olympic Athletes Ready to Compete

Less than 24 hours before team Antigua and Barbuda competes at the London Olympics, report from the camp is that the mood of the athletes is very high.

Tennis Association Cheers On Juniors

Tennis Association Cheers On Juniors

Antigua St. John's - The national Olympic Committee (NOC)-sponsored Junior Tennis Team continues to move on in their fight for positions at the Junior International Tennis Championships (JITIC) in San Salvador.

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Feedback Bodes Well For Sailing Week 2013

Feedback Bodes Well For Sailing Week 2013

Antigua St. John’s – The organisers of Antigua Sailing Week are buoyed by the overwhelmingly positive feedback received from participants following Antigua Sailing Week 2012.

Shakir Wins Preliminary Matches at JITIC

Shakir Wins Preliminary Matches at JITIC

On the red clay of the Maya Country Club on Saturday, Antigua & Barbuda’s lone Under-16 player Shakir Elvin won his first two rounds of round robin qualifiers in the Junior International Tennis Championships.

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Greene Seeks Help for Local Athletes

Greene Seeks Help for Local Athletes

Antigua St. John’s - Several important initiatives are taking place in London, venue of the 2012 Olympic Games, that will have a positive impact on the development of sports in Antigua & Barbuda.

Bailey to Carry National Flag in Olympic Ceremony

Bailey to Carry National Flag in Olympic Ceremony

Antigua St. John’s - National 100m record holder, Daniel “Bakka” Bailey will carry the Antigua and Barbuda national flag during the opening ceremony at the London Olympics on Friday.

Feat Accomplished for Young Swimmers‬

Feat Accomplished for Young Swimmers‬

‪Antigua St. John’s - It was an early 7am start for the 25 members of the Dolphin Swim Club and their open water enthusiastic friends.

Junior Tennis Players Compete Overseas

Junior Tennis Players Compete Overseas

Antigua St. John’s – Young tennis players have been hard at work representing Antigua and Barbuda in regional tournaments for the past three weeks, but that was only the beginning.

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London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

The July 27 opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games, which is anticipated to be a highly spectacular event, will be staged in just a few hours at the Olympic Stadium.

Williams Admits Receiving Per Diem Letter

Williams Admits Receiving Per Diem Letter

Antigua St. John’s - Minister responsible for Sports, Winston Williams, has now admitted that his ministry did receive a letter from the Antigua and Barbuda Olympic Association (ABOA) requesting assistance in the form of per diem for the athletes and officials attending the London Games starting this weekend…albeit, he said, it arrived late.

No Financial Request from Olympic Team - Williams

No Financial Request from Olympic Team - Williams

Antigua St. John's - Senator Winston Williams has responded to the Everton Barnes article which was posted today on the online news service, Caribarena under the caption, ' Athletes Leave for London Empty-Handed' by questioning its legitimacy in light of existing operational procedures within the Ministry of Sports.

Athletes Leave for London Empty-Handed

Athletes Leave for London Empty-Handed

Antigua St. John’s - Antigua and Barbuda athletes and officials are on their way to London, England, to represent the country at the 2012 Summer Olympics empty-handed, as a request to the government for assistance fell on deaf-ears.

Youth Wins Billy’s Food Mart Challenge

Youth Wins Billy’s Food Mart Challenge

Antigua St. John’s – Three members of Guyana’s National Junior and Senior cycling squad competed in the popular 12-lap Billy’s Food Mart Friar’s Hill Challenge last Sunday, and one of them got the best of last year’s champion, Jyme Bridges.

Promising Runner Heads to CUT Games

Promising Runner Heads to CUT Games

Antigua St. John’s - One the athletes representing Antigua and Barbuda at this weekend’s Caribbean Union of Teachers (CUT) Athletic Championships in Jamaica will be Sunai Benjamin.

Olympic Association Announces Team Antigua for London Games

Olympic Association Announces Team Antigua for London Games

Antigua St. John’s - The National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Antigua and Barbuda has announced the team that will be the face of the country for the 2012 Olympic Games.

Young Volleyball Players Course Deemed a Success

Young Volleyball Players Course Deemed a Success

Antigua St. John’s – Twenty-two girls and 16 boys successfully completed the Volleyball Cooperation Programme (VCP) Young Players course held last week.

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Junior Tennis Players Hunt for Championship Titles

Junior Tennis Players Hunt for Championship Titles

Antigua St. John’s – This week, a number of young tennis players are vying for championship titles on different levels and venues in the Caribbean.

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Antigua Prepares for C’bean Cycling Championships

Antigua Prepares for C’bean Cycling Championships

Antigua St. John’s - Over 100 cyclists from across the Caribbean will converge on Antigua & Barbuda from October 20 to 21, when the Antigua & Barbuda Cycling Association (ABCA) hosts the 12th Caribbean Cycling Championships.

Bridges and Butler Crowned Cycling Champs

Bridges and Butler Crowned Cycling Champs

Antigua St. John’s - Jyme Bridges and Tamiko Butler both rode to supremacy on the road during the Antigua & Barbuda Cycling Association’s Annual National Cycling Road Championships on June 24.

Battle Lines Drawn in Road Cycling Championships

Battle Lines Drawn in Road Cycling Championships

Antigua St. John’s - The flagship event of the Antigua & Barbuda Cycling Association will be staged this Sunday when the Top Ranking National Road Cycling Championships gets underway at 9 am.

Olympic Day to be Observed on Sunday

Olympic Day to be Observed on Sunday

Antigua St. John’s – The Antigua & Barbuda Olympic Committee will, like the rest of the world, celebrate Olympic Day under the theme, “Move, Learn and Discover”.

Sandals Hosts First Rock and Road Relay

Sandals Hosts First Rock and Road Relay

Antigua St John's - Sandals Grande Antigua’s Kitchen Department is the reigning champion of the resort’s inaugural Rock and Road Relay.

Lake Heads New Golf Association

Lake Heads New Golf Association

Antigua St John's - Everett Lake is now the new president of the Antigua & Barbuda Golf Association (ABGA) following an extraordinary meeting held at the Cedar Valley Golf Club on Thursday.

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Marsh Sets New Cycling Record

Marsh Sets New Cycling Record

Antigua St John's - By completing Sunday’s 16-Mile Individual Time Trial in 35:32 minutes, Robert Marsh proved once again that when it comes to individual effort for speed on a bicycle, he is the best on island.

Home for Tennis in View

Home for Tennis in View

Antigua St John's - The long awaited home for tennis will soon be a reality.

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Still the Chosen One

Still the Chosen One

Antigua St John's - The Chosen One, from Chief Rocker Stables, demonstrated that it is still the horse to beat in the big race.

One Week left in ABBA top league

One Week left in ABBA top league

Antigua St John's - With one week to go before the playoffs in the Antigua & Barbuda Basketball Association Division 1, teams are jockeying for position for the post season.

Bailey Ready for Olympics

Bailey Ready for Olympics

Antigua St John's - Antigua & Barbuda’s main prospect for a medal at this summer’s Olympics, sprinter Daniel “Bakka” Bailey, is ready for the London Games.

Basketball Excitement is Growing

Basketball Excitement is Growing

Antigua St John's - President of the Antigua & Barbuda Basketball Association Jules Bowen has said national interest in basketball is moving in a positive direction.

Tennis Weekend a Success

Tennis Weekend a Success

Antigua St John's - Last weekend, both in Antigua and abroad, proved promising for junior and adult athletes.  The ABTA has said tennis is alive and kicking in Antigua & Barbuda.

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Sports Minister Wants Meeting With APUA

Sports Minister Wants Meeting With APUA

Antigua St John's - Minister of Sports Winston Williams has written to APUA Chairman Clarvis Joseph asking for a meeting of officials from both departments to discuss the island-wide disconnection of utilities at sporting venues.

Tamiko Butler Competing for Spot in Olympics

Tamiko Butler Competing for Spot in Olympics

Antigua and Barbuda National Sportswoman, Tamiko Butler, is in Venezuela preparing to compete as part of a composite team to participate in 4 races over 2 weekends in the month of May.

Winners Decided - Antigua Sailing Week Final Day 5

Winners Decided - Antigua Sailing Week Final Day 5

Antigua St John's - In CSA 1A, there was a nail-biting finale to Antigua Sailing Week. Geoff Hill's Santa Cruz 72, Antipodes won the last race of the day to take the division. Geoff Hill spoke dockside in Falmouth Harbour:

Hard to Handle - Day 5 Antigua Sailing Week

Hard to Handle - Day 5 Antigua Sailing Week

Antigua St John's - It was yet another day of episode and drama at Antigua Sailing Week. This year’s Antigua Sailing Week is producing intense battles right through the fleet with close encounters a plenty.

Ondeck Thank Local Antiguan Search and Rescue Teams

Ondeck Thank Local Antiguan Search and Rescue Teams

Antigua St John's - A collision occurred this morning on day 4 of Antigua Sailing Week between Ondeck's Farr 65, Spirit of Isis and the Oyster 82, Starry Night of the Caribbean.

Rolling in the Deep
 - Day 3 Antigua Sailing Week

Rolling in the Deep
 - Day 3 Antigua Sailing Week

Antigua St John's - After two days of big breeze, day three of Antigua Sailing Week saw similar conditions for the competitors.  However the Ocean mark laid for today’s big boats was a new addition. 

Dream On in Antigua - Day 2 Antigua Sailing Week

Dream On in Antigua - Day 2 Antigua Sailing Week

Antigua St John's - The second day of Antigua Sailing Week will be remembered for sparkling racing conditions which piped up at the end of the day to deliver some high octane racing in the sublime waters on the leeward side of Antigua.

Worthy of King Viv - Day 1 Antigua Sailing Week

Worthy of King Viv - Day 1 Antigua Sailing Week

Antigua St John's - Tonight the legendary West Indian batsman, Sir Vivian Richards will be in Nelson's Dockyard for the imobile Dockyard Festival.

Strong Winds Arrive In Antigua

Strong Winds Arrive In Antigua

Antigua St John's - A full on Atlantic squall this morning heralded the arrival of the forecast big breeze that is due to stay for the entire racing programme.

Two in a Row for Jyme

Two in a Row for Jyme

Antigua St John's - Jyme Bridges won his second consecutive road race in the Antigua & Barbuda Cycling Association A-class series, taking Sunday’s Pares Circuit race in 2:41:50.259, ahead of Robert Marsh and Clint Henry.

Annual Sports Awardees Announced

Annual Sports Awardees Announced

Antigua St John's - The 2012 National Sports Awards winners have been announced.

Tennis Success at Cap Maison

Tennis Success at Cap Maison

Antigua St John's - The Cap Maison Easter Tournament began on April 7, with completion one week later on April 14.

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Swim Team Back from Bahamas

Swim Team Back from Bahamas

Antigua St John's - The Antigua & Barbuda Carifta swim team has returned from four days in The Bahamas at the 27th Annual Caribbean Championships.

Bridges Leads Rattlers Sweep

Bridges Leads Rattlers Sweep

Antigua St John's - The Rattlers Cycling Club, led by Jyme Bridges, swept the A class division in the Matthew Auto Parts 45-mile race across the island on Sunday.

Copa Sultana Players Head Home

Copa Sultana Players Head Home

Antigua St John's - Jody Maginley and doubles partner Christian Cargill of The Bahamas advanced to the U18 doubles semi-finals after defeating Edgar Diaz & Jorge Emmanuel Ortiz Garcia of Puerto Rico 1-6, 6-3 (10-4).

Cycling Road Race this Sunday

Cycling Road Race this Sunday

Antigua St John's - The Antigua and Barbuda Cycling Association will host the Matthew’s Auto Parts 45-mile Road Race on Sunday, April 15, starting at 9:30 am.

Copa Sultana Doubles Results

Copa Sultana Doubles Results

Antigua St John's - Third on court in the girls' U18 competition was D'Jeri Raymond.

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Swimmers Selected for Carifta Games

Swimmers Selected for Carifta Games

Antigua St John's - Three swimmers have been selected to represent Antigua & Barbuda at the Carifta Games in The Bahamas from April 12-15.

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Copa Sultana Qualifiers Complete

Copa Sultana Qualifiers Complete

Antigua St John's - Day one of the Under 14 round robin qualifiers proved to be great one for team Antigua. Jevannie Ambrose, the lone Antiguan Under 14 competitor in the Copa Sultana, won both of his opening matches.

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Marsh Claims Time Trial Trophy

Marsh Claims Time Trial Trophy

Antigua St John's - Robert Marsh is the 2012 National Time Trial Champion. The island’s longest national team representative, Marsh has regained the title he held in 2010, and surprisingly lost last year.

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Raymond Shines in Trinidad Tennis

Raymond Shines in Trinidad Tennis

D'Jeri Raymond has repeated her 2011 feat, winning the U14 girls singles and doubles title. Today Raymond defeated IIana Blackwood of Barbados in a match which prove to be a challenge in set 1, however Raymond was able to take the first set in a tie break (7-6 / tie break 7-4) before moving on to take second set 6-3.

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Cricket Cash and Country

Cricket Cash and Country

Reasoning and writing as a West Indian academic, I believe to my brittle bones that the crisis of West Indies cricket performance is first and foremost a crisis of political governance and intellectual disenchantment. 

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WADA Praises Antigua for Anti-Doping Stance

Antigua St John's - Director of the Latin American Regional Office of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Maria Jose recently extended congratulations and gratitude to Antigua & Barbuda for again demonstrating its commitment to the global fight against doping in sports.

Cycling Association Hosts Third Race

Antigua St John's - The Antigua and Barbuda Cycling Association hosted its third race event for the 2012 season - The Robert Peters Race Day - sponsored by Lucozade, a two-stage event which started at 9 am with a two-mile Individual Time Trial, Falmouth Shirley's Heights, and 2:30 pm, a 30-lap Circuit Race from the Pan Am Base in Coolidge.

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Association to Honour Injured Cyclist

Association to Honour Injured Cyclist

Antigua St John's - The Antigua and Barbuda Cycling Association plans to recognise former National Cycling Champion Robert Peters on Sunday, March 18.

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Antigua and Barbuda Sports Village

Antigua and Barbuda Sports Village

Antigua St John's - Minister of State in the Ministry of Sports Winston Williams says plans are afoot to make Antigua & Barbuda a sporting events destination with the creation and development of a Sports Village.

Sandals GM Pleased with Tournament

Antigua St John's - General Manager Gerald Christ of Sandals Grande Antigua Resort and Spa has given a nod of approval to last week’s golf tournament that celebrated national hero Sir Vivian Richards’ 60th birthday.

The Farce We Call West Indies Cricket

Antigua St John's - If there was any doubt about the incompetence of the West Indies cricket administration or hope of a resurrected West Indies the scheduling of the forthcoming Australian tour provides ample evidence of an organization that suffers from both incompetence and insensitivity.

Kites Soar Over Barbuda

Antigua St John's - Sunday's kite spectacular in Barbuda was probably the biggest event on the island since Carabana. The organiser, Stanhope Shepherd, in conjunction with JHR Caribbean, provided 250 kites, together with an equal number of t-shirts, to the participants.

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Top Triathlete To Tackle PR Half-Ironman

Antigua St John's - National triathlon champion Andre Simon is setting his sights on even tougher fields after conquering the 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and 13.1 mile run in Antigua & Barbuda’s first ever half-iron distance triathlon in January.

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Tennis Tournament Winners Announced

Antigua St John's - The ABTA has announced the successful completion of another 10 & Under Junior Tournament. New champions have been named, as past champions have moved on to the next level of their game.

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Cycling Off to Fast Start

Antigua St John's - The Antigua and Barbuda Cycling Association (ABCA) race season got off to a fast start on Sunday afternoon at the Pan Am Base Circuit in the Coolidge area. Over 40 riders turn out for the ABACA Opening Season Race.

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UPP Wants all Hands on Board

UPP Wants all Hands on Board

Antigua St john's - “All hands are on board.” That was the upbeat report coming from United Progressive Party (UPP) Public Relations Officer Senator Joanne Massiah.

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Dr.Jerry Simon,a general physician, is a graduate of the University of the West Indies and Villa Clara (Cuba) Medical School. He has previously worked in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry. Presently he is Medical Director of the NSA Medical Surgical Rehab Centre and is a certified member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.

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