Tag Archives: athletics

  1. Flow seeking Barbadian content for Sports channel

    As Barbadian viewers become more aware of sports through their smartphones in addition to tablets or traditional TV, the need for local content increases and one provider is making a clarion call for producers to come forward and offer programmes and features to fill the void. When a concern was raised over the new channel […]

    December 13, 2015OlympicsNo comments
  2. ‘The UWI and West Indian Cricket’ By Sir Hilary Beckles

    The University of the West Indies (The UWI), as a sister regional institution, recognises and respects the long and mostly effective service of the West Indies Cricket Board since its establishment in 1927. It gave oversight to our greatest cultural global achievement as a people in which we all rejoiced during the first stage of […]

    November 16, 2015Cricket, FeaturedNo comments

    As Caribbean youth continue to grapple with rising unemployment and resisting the lures of engaging in criminal activity for economic gain, 60 more youth in St. Kitts are now better equipped for the world of work. The youth recently graduated from the inaugural United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-sponsored A Ganar sports for youth […]

    October 2, 2015EducationNo comments

    Digicel and the National Basketball Association (NBA) just announced the launch of the Digicel NBA Jumpstart Basketball Clinics in the Caribbean, which will take place in Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Turks and Caicos Islands August 24 – September 28. The clinics, which will be run by […]

    August 28, 2015SportsNo comments
  5. Quarter million annually in training makes a Special Olympian: Sports Minister of Barbados celebrates medals of Special Olympics team

    Barbados’ Special Olympians earn lavish praise from Sports Minister Stephen Lashley for their successful medalling and social media prowess at the just-concluded Los Angeles Special Olympics World Games. The team returned to Barbados on Tuesday evening with a total of 17 medals: eight gold, five silver and four bronze. Their main star Tyson Browne not […]

    August 8, 2015Featured, OlympicsNo comments
  6. SPECTACULAR OPENING TO SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD GAMES: Digicel SportsMax to carry highlights of the Games

    Contingents from 22 Digicel markets paraded before a packed Los Angeles Coliseum for the Opening of the Special Olympics World Games on Saturday, July 25 and were met with thunderous applause as they made their way along the red carpet to their respective seats. Over 500 athletes from Digicel territories in Latin America, Asia Pacific […]

    July 29, 2015OlympicsNo comments

    Just as the Barbados Special Olympics Team is making its final preparations for the 2015 Special World Games in Los Angeles, they have received some additional financial support from ICBL. The island’s leading General Insurance and fastest growing Life Insurance provider made a donation to the Association to assist with the cost of sending its […]

    July 22, 2015Featured, OlympicsNo comments
  8. Tourism stakeholders partner with local CrossFit franchise holders to promote Barbados’ sports tourism

    Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. (BTMI) expanded its sports tourism marketing efforts by endorsing the just concluded #B.I.G. IslandFit Games, an initiative of the local CrossFit IslandFit movement. CrossFit owner and organizer, Dr. Philip Gaskin, said it was no mean feat that they had secured CrossFit celebrity, Elisabeth Akinwale, in just their second year. Akinwale is […]

    May 21, 2015AthleticsNo comments
  9. ICBL Family Fun Walk & Run 2015: Celebrity Participants 1

    Seems Polo Stalwart Stewart Gill (left) is straining to make sure this boy does not beat him to a finish, LOL!

    April 28, 2015Photo Gallery, PoloNo comments
  10. 2015: A Significant Year for Canada’s Engagement in the Americas

    Canada places great value in fostering lasting and meaningful relationships with countries in the Americas. 2015 is a particularly significant year for Canada’s engagement in the hemisphere, as it marks Canada’s 25th year as a member of the Organization of American States (OAS). In addition, Toronto will host the XVII Pan American and V Parapan […]

    April 15, 2015PoliticalNo comments
  11. “MAN UP” – (Simon Pegg, Lake Bell: ROMANTIC COMEDY)

    Nancy (Lake Bell, NO STRINGS ATTACHED) is a delightfully unconventional 30-something singleton, who has lots to offer but hasn’t met the right guy. Recently heartbroken Jack (Simon Pegg, HOT FUZZ, THE WORLD’S END), has embraced the brave new world of online dating and stumbles into Nancy at a station mistaking her for his blind date. […]

    March 31, 2015Cinema, Video GalleryNo comments
  12. Caribbean’s best battle in Tinman Rohr Triathlon

    The region’s best triathletes are expected to go head to head once again for the fourth annual non-profit AUA Tinman Rohr Triathlon in Antigua & Barbuda slated for Saturday March 28th. The first half-iron distance triathlon to be held in the English-speaking independent Caribbean now enters its fourth year with Guadeloupe having retained the title […]

    February 14, 2015AthleticsNo comments

    (EDITOR’s NOTE: I have no idea, and most detractors will heartily agree, but wasn’t this new offshoot from Tourism Authority supposed to SAVE money? This outsourcing, does it stay in Barbados? Or are foreigners – who may or may NOT, be thought of as pandering to to ruling party interests – accessing funds which could […]

    November 18, 2014Athletics, FeaturedNo comments
  14. Grenadian marathoners successfully complete runs in New York and Grenada for charity, ‘reachwithin’

    It was double success for Grenadians on Sunday, 2 November 2014 when runners in both New York and Grenada successfully completed marathons to help raise funds for the charity, reachwithin, which supports vulnerable Grenadian children and their caregivers . Grenadians Philomena Robertson and Anderson Simon took to the chilly streets of New York alongside over […]

    November 6, 2014Athletics, FeaturedNo comments
  15. Sagicor’s 2014 Globeathon Barbados – Team Columbus: Where the guys at?

    CLICK FOR BIGGER – Next year we expect to see Jaggs, Livi, Dick, Kip, Niall and the rest of the guys representing, ok?

    September 8, 2014Photo Gallery, TechnologyNo comments
  16. Sagicor’s 2014 Globeathon Barbados – Men’s 1st Place


    September 8, 2014Athletics, Photo GalleryNo comments
  17. Sagicor’s 2014 Globeathon Barbados – Men’s 2nd Place

    CLICK FOR BIGGER – Health Minister John Boyce participated and tried hogging the limelight assisted in presenting prizes…

    September 8, 2014Athletics, Photo GalleryNo comments
  18. CIBC FirstCaribbean helps National United Society of the Blind with development programmes

    A small group of blind athletes are hoping to score big next month when they introduce a new sport to their Trinidadian counterparts. A team of five from the National United Society for the Blind are working to introduce goalball, a sport played by blind and visually-impaired athletes, at a development workshop and demonstration slated […]

    September 5, 2014Business, SportsNo comments
  19. BCS Breast Screening Programme’s new Theme? Think Pink, Think Passion, Love Life!

    Pink Ribbon Week, October 5th to 11th launches the Barbados Cancer Society’s Breast Awareness Campaign. They start their week of activities with a Thanksgiving service at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church on October 5th at 7 am, they continue to the Garrison Savannah for the National Walk at 4 pm. The week concludes with Pink […]

    August 21, 2014HealthNo comments
  20. British Athlete continues planetary trek: Run the World Gold Challenge

    Dan Thompson will be running 10 km in five Caribbean countries in five days in August 2014 as part of his Run the World Challenge. Dan has previously run in 21 countries in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Run the World is an extraordinary challenge that has been has been created by Dan, a […]

    August 21, 2014AthleticsNo comments
  21. Why Barbados Government gets away every time: a Divided Media

    Why any Barbadian Government gets away doing idiocy every time: a Divided Media group, instead of ensuring each has support when one member is attacked – the reality is every newspaper/ tv/ radio/ online for itself; look at at one story and it\s ensuing coverage which demonstrates the schism, here’s the Nation Publishing version… HE […]

    August 10, 2014Olympics, PoliticalNo comments
  22. 5:30 am start time announced for 11th UWI SPEC International Half-Marathon

    Director of The UWI St. Augustine’s Sport and Physical Education Centre (SPEC), Major David Benjamin announced that for the 11th International Half-Marathon, scheduled for Sunday 26th October 2014, the starter’s pistol will sound at 5:30 a.m., and not at the usual 6:00 am. This was announced as The UWI St. Augustine hosted the launch of […]

    August 6, 2014AthleticsNo comments

    New Zealand’s rising star, Jimmy Neesham, will replace fellow Kiwi, Corey Anderson, as one of the International players for the Guyana Amazon Warriors. Jimmy Neesham said; “I’m very excited to be extending my time in the Caribbean and joining up with the Guyana Amazon Warriors. I loved watching last year’s tournament, and this time I […]

    July 6, 2014CricketNo comments
  24. Aware to Care 5K Walk, Bay Street Esplanade: 1st Place?

    Everyone helped us at CFFB to make this a reality. While we acknowledge there are supporters who could not offer anything more tangible at this time, we thank them for being tolerant with us as we presented our information to them.

    July 6, 2014Athletics, Photo GalleryNo comments
  25. Barbados to take part in the Youth Olympics innovative Virtual Torch Relay

    Several months after welcoming the Commonwealth Baton to Barbados, yet another sporting icon is set to visit. On Monday, May 26, as part of the celebrations for the upcoming Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, the Nanjing 2014 Torch Relay will pass through the island. “This is only the second time in history that the […]

    May 22, 2014Olympics, TechnologyNo comments