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Antigua & Barbuda Sets 14 New OECS Records on Route to 3rd Place Finish at Recent Meet

Fourteen (of a total thirty-two) records that fell over this past weekend at the the 27th annual OECS Swimming Championships in St. Lucia came at the hands of the Antigua and Barbuda swimming contingent. Eight records were set by St. Lucia; five records by St.Vincent, and five set by champion Grenada. The records were broken by seven of the nation’s young swimmers with 18 year-old Noah Mascoll-Gomes and 14-year old Lleyton Martin breaking five of swim records each – most on the team. The 11-14 boys relay team also won…

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 Sagicor, UWI Team up with Cricket Stars for Hurricane Relief Benefit Match

David Rudder’s iconic anthem “Rally round the West Indies”, will ring true in the hearts of cricket fans this coming Saturday in Barbados as Sagicor and the University of the West Indies (UWI) team up with a cast of West Indies cricket celebrities for a benefit match in aid of hurricane hit Caribbean islands The “T20 Cricket Hurricane Irma/Maria Relief Benefit” featuring cricket legends Sir Curtly Ambrose and Sir Richie Richardson, will take place at 8:00 p.m. this Saturday, November 11th at the 3Ws Oval, UWI Cave Hill Campus. Featuring…

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Nike Ranks ABBA Senior Men’s Team in Top 80 Worldwide

In a recent International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Senior Men World ranking presented by Nike, the Antigua and Barbuda Basketball Association National Senior Men’s Team ranked 76th out of 213 countries. Of the 213 FIBA member countries worldwide, only 149 were ranked in the list presented by Nike. The other countries not ranked have 0 points, and were all positioned with the same rank, after the last country presented. Caribbean countries ranked higher in the list included: Puerto Rico (15), Dominican Republic (17), United States Virgin Islands (51), Bahamas (59), Cuba…

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ABBA Sanctioned Barbuda Relief Basketball Fundraising Tournament Shoots off on Sunday

As part of the continued efforts to show support to the Barbuda Relief, the Antigua and Barbuda Basketball Association will host “B4B” – Basketball for Barbuda. The fundraising event, styled as a Ball-O-Rama, will be held on Sunday 17th September 2017 at the JSC Sports Complex starting at 4pm, and will feature some of the Association’s top teams. Six teams, which include, HUF Baldwin Braves, Flyers Basketball, F&G Trading Cuties Ovals Ojays, LJ Northside Stingerz, Barbuda Crushers, and the U-19 Antigua Pitbulls will participate in the upcoming event slated for Sunday….

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ABBA Names Final Squad to Participate in Upcoming LIBA Tournament (photos)

After months of intense preparation for the 2017 U20 Male Leeward Islands Basketball Association (LIBA) Tournament, the Antigua and Barbuda Basketball Association (ABBA) is pleased to announce the final squad due to participate in the upcoming competition. Selected were Ahmani Browne, Alexis Jackson, Danny Perez, De-lornje Jules, Ezekiel Francois, Javon Simon, Judah Ferris, Kellony Tonge, Lincoln Weekes, Michael Florian, Mico Scotland, and Tavarus Benta. This year’s youth competition will feature five neighbouring countries, namely, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts, St. Maarten, Nevis, and host country, Antigua. The competition commences on Wednesday…

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National 3×3 Youth Basketball Team Captures Third Place 

Over the weekend, the historic National 3×3 Youth Basketball Team, comprising of Judah Ferris, Sheldon Gomes, Eric Joseph Jr., and Ahmani Browne, competed in the first ever International Basketball Foundation (IBF) Antilles 3×3 International Youth Championships held in St. Lucia. The competition featured teams from Aruba, Barbados, Guyana, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, France (Guadeloupe, Martinique), and the Netherlands (Curacao, Saint Maarten). Over the two-day Championships, the young males played a total of six games, edging out teams from Aruba, St. Vincent, Curacao, and Barbados….

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National Athlete, Kamar Thomas, Gets Sandals Corporate Sponsorship

Sandals Grande Antigua’s Kamar Thomas, one of the nation’s top long-distance athletes, is all set to run with the backing of the Luxury-Included resort company.  Thomas, a supervisor in the resort’s Aqua Centre, has to date amassed an impressive cache of achievements and is poised to continue his winning ways. In the first instance, the resort company will be covering the cost of Thomas’ gear for the next year, with plans to grow the relationship going forward. General Manager Gaurav “Mr G” Sindhi said Sandals was happy to support an…

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Sports Tourism 

Antigua to use WIndies Cricket to Increase Brand Awareness

Antigua and Barbuda, the Official Tourism Partner of the WINDIES, will use the upcoming West Indies vs England One Day Internationals (ODIs) on March 3 and March 5 to promote the destination brand. The millions of viewers around the world, who will be watching the games via live streaming and broadcast television, can expect to see local and visiting spectators having a great time at the upcoming cricket events with every opportunity being used to influence viewers to visit Antigua, one of the leading vacation fun spots in the Caribbean. The Antigua…

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National 3×3 Youth Basketball Team Off to St. Lucia This Weekend

The Historic National 3×3 Youth Basketball Team, comprising of Judah Ferris, Sheldon Gomes, Eric Joseph, and Ahmani Browne, is set to depart this Friday to compete in the International Basketball Foundation (IBF) Lesser Antilles 3×3 International Youth Championships. The competition, slated for Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th, February 2017 will be held in St. Lucia, and will feature other countries such as, Aruba, Barbados, Guyana, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, France (Guadeloupe, Martinique), and the Netherlands (Curacao, Saint Maarten). The young men, who will represent…

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Callaloo Cay Donates USD$5000 to Old Road Sports Clubs

The provision of equipment, refreshments, uniforms, and continued development of the community’s youth are the areas that have been identified to benefit from Callaloo Cay’s most recent donation to sports clubs in Old Road.   On Thursday morning, managers and players of the Old Road football club and the Callaloo Cay Young Lions, gathered at the Old Road football field to receive the donations from Callaloo Cay Senior Vice President of Business Development Dawood Shah.   Chesley Browne, manager of the Old Road FC accepted the USD$3500 donation on behalf of the team.   He says…

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