December 15, 2019

Cayman Islands government issues update on peaceful protest by Cuban migrants

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A group of eight Cuban migrants at the Immigration Detention Centre (IDC) on Tuesday (15 January 2019) refused food. This followed a peaceful protest that began late last week concerning: immigration processing; access to free, bi-lingual attorneys; and a desire to be released into the community. Acting Chief Immigration Officer Garfield Wong met with the […]

Schedule set for the Round of 16 matches of the 2019 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League

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The eleventh edition of the club championship kicks off the third week of FebruaryMiami (Wednesday, December 19, 2018) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) today unveiled the dates and kickoff times for the Round of 16 matches of the 2019 Scotiabank Concacaf Champions League, the region’s premier club championship. […]

Concacaf Statement re-Ottawa Fury Football Club

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From Concacaf Miami (Thursday, December 13, 2019) – Concacaf typically does not comment publicly on sanctioning matters, but due to the lack of clarity regarding the state of the process and the unilateral statements from various parties in regard to the Ottawa Fury Football Club (Ottawa Fury) participating in the 2019 season of the United Soccer […]

2018 Concacaf Awards nominations announced

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Top performers from across the Confederation to be honored; web voting in fan categories underwayMiami (Monday, December 10, 2018) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) today announced the nominees and the opening of fan voting for the annual Concacaf Awards, to honor the year’s standout performers and achievements from across Confederation […]

The View from Europe: A new approach to tourism analysis is long overdue

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By David Jessop From Dominican Today Since the mid-2000s the ability of the Caribbean tourism sector to  generate rapid economic growth has been widely accepted by international financial institutions such as the IMF, World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. This seems to have occurred at the point at which it became apparent that services […]

Concacaf announces Costa Rica as host country for the 2019 Gold Cup

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Gold Cup group stage matches will be played in Central America for the first time in its history Miami (Monday, November 26, 2018) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) today announced that the Estadio Nacional, in San Jose, Costa Rica will host a Concacaf Gold Cup doubleheader, featuring the […]

Grand Cayman is overrun with green iguanas

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From The Economist The government wants to bring back the blue variety The cayman islands, a British territory, does not tax companies. So Grand Cayman, its largest part, has more companies (106,000) than people (61,000). Its population of green iguanas greatly outnumbers both. There are perhaps 1.3m of them, more than 6,000 per square kilometre. […]

Concacaf and Scotiabank to launch the 2018 Scotiabank NextPlay Cup

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The pan-regional tournament provides access to football for over 2,000 boys and girls across the Caribbean Miami (Wednesday, October 31, 2018) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) and Scotiabank today announced the Scotiabank NextPlay Cup, a new invitational youth tournament that will be held from November 10 – December […]

Final 20-Player rosters announced for the 2018 Concacaf Under-20 Championship

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Competition kicks off on November 1 in Florida; Four teams will qualify for the 2019 FIFA U-20 World Cup Miami (Monday, October 29, 2018) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) today made public the official rosters submitted by the 34 Concacaf Member Associations participating in the 2018 Concacaf Under-20 […]

Concacaf Referee Named for Asian Football Confederation Champions League Semifinal

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Miami (Friday, October 19, 2018) – The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) and The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) today announced that Mark Geiger, two-time FIFA World Cup veteran and 2014 Concacaf Referee of the Year, will lead the Concacaf referee team assigned to work the AFC Champions League return-leg semifinal […]