December 13, 2019

Team Jamaica expects to lead the medal count at CARIFTA 2019

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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – Several of Jamaica’s top athletes will miss the 48th annual CARIFTA Games, but the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) is confident the team will once again top the medal standing when the meet takes place this Easter weekend (20 to 22 April) at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex. The country, […]

Bermuda and Turks & Caicos cautiously optimistic about CARIFTA 2019

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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – Bermuda and the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) are expressing cautious optimism going into the 48th CARIFTA Games which take place over Easter weekend at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex. Bermudians were hoping Sakari Famous would win a brighter colour medal for them at this year’s Games but Famous, who […]

Bahamas: BAAA ratifies 2019 CARIFTA team

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by Randy Smith From EyeWitness News NASSAU, BAHAMAS – The Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA) ratified the team that will represent The Bahamas this month in the Cayman Islands at the 2019 CARIFTA Track and Field Championships. BAAA president Drumeco Archer said he was surprised by the number of athletes that qualified for the […]

Barbados and Guyana’s reigning champions will lead countries’ CARIFTA contingent

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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – Guyana and Barbados, each armed with a reigning champion, are confident going into the 48th annual CARIFTA Games, scheduled for Easter weekend (20 to 22 April) at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex. This will be Cayman’s third time hosting the event, which will attract over 500 athletes from 27 countries. […]

BVI USVI & Dominica reveal their CARIFTA medal expectations

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Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands – US Virgin Islands (USVI), British Virgin Islands (BVI) and Dominica may be fielding relatively small teams for the 48th annual CARIFTA Games but they will be coming with big medal expectations when the Games take place during Easter weekend (20 to 22 April) at the Truman Bodden Sports Complex. The […]

OECS YES In Action highlights Rechelle Meade

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Anguillian Athlete breaking records and forging her own path in the international arena This month, OECS YES In Action caught up with Rechelle Meade, a 21 year old Anguillian student-athlete making history at the University of Idaho. Tell us a little about yourself. I am a student athlete at the University of Idaho. I am […]

Cayman Islands’ John Bodden hands McKendree verbal commitment

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From Swimming World NEW COMMIT: Hailing from the Cayman Islands, John Bodden has recently given a verbal commitment to swim for McKendree University starting in the fall of 2018. Bodden swims for the Stingray Swim Club and is a member of the Cayman Islands National Team. He was named co-captain for the 2017 CARIFTA team, where he helped […]

Cayman Islands: CARIFTA Swimming Championships 2018

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The CARIFTA Swimming Championship is the largest event each year for Cayman’s age group swimmers to compete against the best in the region. Cayman has become a competitive force and a challenger to much bigger teams from bigger islands. With a medal haul of 41 this year and an all-time high of 50 medals last […]

Cayman Islands [is] Proud of Them: Sarah Jackson and Kareem Foster

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Sarah Clair Jackson, 17, – George Town – Academics Sarah Clair Jackson is a true all-rounder. A swimming phenom, the 17-year-old’s drive, commitment and dedication to her sport of choice has seen her excel enough to represent Stingray Swim Club and the Cayman Islands in top-flight international competition. Sarah has competed regionally in CARIFTA, the […]

Cayman Islands is “Proud of Them”

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Proud of Them Bios: Janelle Syms and Jonathan Key Janelle Syms, 19, – West Bay – Academics Janelle is highly respected by her peers, family and community. Janelle displays a loving and kind character. She encourages and supports all who come in contact with her. She has always excelled in academics from the early stages […]