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(CMC) – Jamaica’s swimming champion Alia Atkinson won gold in the 50 metres breaststroke after clocking 29.05 seconds at the 2018 FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships in Hangzhou here on Wednesday. Atkinson, who is the world record holder in the event with 28.56 seconds, defeated her arch rival, Lithuania’s Ruta Meiluyte, who won silver. ...

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(CMC) – West Indies Under-19 team begins a one-week high performance camp on Thursday, as they begin preparations for the 2020 ICC Under-19 World Cup. They will be working under the guidance of Head coach Graeme West and his assistant, Roddy Estwick at the Coolidge Cricket Ground here. During the camp they will also engage ...

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(CMC) — The island’s sports bodies may soon have a bigger pool of athletes to draw on at international events following a Supreme Court ruling. Chief Justice Narinder Hargun determined that non-Bermudian “belongers” who are “deemed to belong” to the country are eligible for selection. Until he handed down his ruling, only those holding Bermudian ...

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(CMC) – West Indies captain Rovman Powell said Thursday his men were “upbeat and confident” of victory in the deciding one-day international against Bangladesh. The visitors won Tuesday’s match in Dhaka by four wickets after losing the opener, levelling the three-match contest 1-1 and setting the stage for a series decider here on Friday. It ...

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(CMC) – Guyana Jaguars were under pressure after losing late wickets, after Devon Thomas and Montcin Hodge struck half-centuries to bolster Leeward Islands Hurricanes on the opening day of their second round match in the Regional Four-Day Championship on Thursday. Replying to the hosts’ modest 182 at the Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium in North Sound, ...

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NEW YORK, USA — Haiti is “laden with challenges, but also hope”, the head of the UN mission in the country told the Security Council on Wednesday, against the backdrop of ongoing political unrest in the Caribbean country. Triggered by violent demonstrations and numerous allegations of government mismanagement of public funds, and “worrying episodes” of […]

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GENEVA, Switzerland — Antigua and Barbuda has officially intervened in the ongoing discussions concerning the reform of the Dispute Settlement Understanding of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). This intervention was made by the country’s permanent representative, Colin Murdoch, during the December sitting of the organisation’s General Council (GC) meeting, Antigua News Room reported. In his […]

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ORANJESTAD, Aruba — Caribbean Community (CARICOM) secretary-general Irwin LaRocque met on Wednesday with Prime Minister of Aruba, Evelyn Wever-Croes, on associate membership in the Community for the Dutch territory. The secretary-general will also visit Curacao and St Maarten this week. CARICOM heads of government earlier this year mandated the secretary-general to begin the process of […]

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By Caribbean News Now contributor ST JOHN’S, Antigua — Interpol has issued a Red Notice against fugitive billionaire and economic citizen of Antigua and Barbuda, Mehul Choksi, who is accused of defrauding state-run Punjab National Bank to the tune of $1.8 billion in alleged collusion with his nephew Nirav Modi, the Economic Times of India […]

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BRIDGETOWN, Barbados — During 2018, the Canadian government-funded Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) Project launched two protocol series, one entitled: IMPACT Justice Protocol Series: Working with Children in the Eastern Caribbean Justice System and the other entitled: IMPACT Justice Protocol Series: Working with Persons with Disabilities in the Eastern Caribbean Justice […]

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