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The Bahamas seeks joins the mixed martial arts international governing body in an effort to gain legitimacy as the sport gains traction on the island. IMMAF President, Kerrith Brown, visited the capital of the Bahamas for an on a site tour. During this visit he met with stakeholders and  checked out the local state of the sport. “Our role is to get new countries under our affiliation and...

Two-time Olympic sprint relay gold medalist Michael Frater said Team Jamaica is aiming to strike gold for a third time this year at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. The 33-year-old Olympic veteran ran on the team’s star-studded teams that swept gold in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 London Games, where the team set world...

Retired world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis has come out in support for Jamaican Olympic boxing hopeful, Janathan Hanson’s fundraising campaign. Hanson has launched a Go Fund Me campaign to raise the US$4,000 need to cover his trip to the Final Olympic Trials in Baku, Azerbaijan, in June, to qualify for the year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. An...

Costa Rica has been chosen as the host for the 2017 CONCACAF Under-20 Championships scheduled for early next year. The event, which runs from February 17 to March 5, 2017, will feature matches at two venues- the National Stadium in San Jose, and the Ricardo Saprissa Stadium. “We are pleased to award the 2017 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship to Costa Rica,” said...

Jamaican footballer Omar Daley was born On this day in Caribbean history, April 25,1981, Jamaican soccer player Omar Daley was born. Daley, whose playing positions included Winger and central midfielder, was born in Kingston, Jamaica.  He started his football career at Glenmuir High School in Jamaica. A few years later, his skills and abilities were overlooked by clubs in his hometown...

The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says Jamaican Olympic champion, Usain Bolt has joined the Washington-based organization in a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of vaccination in protecting health and preventing disease. On Wednesday PAHO said the six-time Olympic gold medallist and 11-time world champion sprinter is featured on posters and in a public service announcement (PSA)...

Legends support CARICOM’s recommendation to disband the WICB Several West Indian cricket legends are rallying together to support CARICOM’s recommendation to disband the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). The group, dubbed the West Indies Cricket Legends Panel, criticized the board’s stagnancy, disorder and unaccountability. The WICB and West Indies players have had ongoing disputes in the past, with T20I captain Darren Sammy...

Jamaica Toni-Ann Williams has made history, becoming the island’s first gymnast to qualify the the Olympics. Williams came in at 38th place overall at the recent Olympic Test event for this summer’s 2016 summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. She scored as an individual not competing with a full team, with a 52.931 total in the all-around event. The athlete’s...

After a string of injuries, Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake showed he is back in fighting form, winning the 100 meters in a world-leading 9.95 seconds at the recent MVP Classic meet held at the National Stadium in Kingston, Jamaica. After a late start from the blocks, Blake was able to recover nicely and accelerate against a tail-wind of 1.6 mps....

Newly minted North American Soccer League (NASL) team, Miami FC, already has plans to give back to their new home, with a partnership with Play for Change (PFC) to help support the development of PFC’s “Kick It program.” Play for Change, the charity working across the globe to provide opportunities for children from disadvantaged communities to play, learn and develop,...