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'Bigman' tests positive*

BIGMAN IN TOWN, who has been nominated to compete in the 2,000-metre Tanglewood Stakes on March 3 at the Garrison Savannah, Barbados has tested positive for a banned substance. Trainer Bobby Persad and owner Baskaran Bassawh confirmed that they were informed by the Trinidad and Tobago Racing Authori

TRINIDAD EXPRESS - 2018-01-19 05:00:00

UNICEF Eastern Caribbean Humanitarian Situation Report, 17 January 2018

Almost four months since hurricanes Irma and Maria hit the Caribbean islands, the return of some critical services remains slow in some countries. In Dominica, only around 10 per cent of people, mainly in the cities of Roseau and Portsmouth, have access to electricity, while in the British Virgin Is


5 of the Most Dangerous Beaches in the Caribbean

The islands of the Caribbean are beloved tourist draws for their charming seaside towns, sunny weather, and, perhaps most popularly, the gorgeous beaches scattered across the region. But it's not all palm trees and sunshine: Some of the beaches have cultivated quite a reputation for being less peace


Swapping Barbados for Bagshot: Eddie Jones extension a signal of no-excuse culture

ESPN's Fantasy Rugby game is back for 2018, so from how to play to the prizes you can win, here's everything you need to know. (1:01) At the centre of the new extension to Eddie Jones' contract until 2021 are two things: clarity and common sense. This is a win-win situation for the RFU and English r


UANA Swimming Cup Brings Youth From All Over Americas

Photo Courtesy: Sarah Crocker With more than 550 swimmers from 27 countries converging for one meet in Florida, the Union Americana de Natacion (UANA) Swimming Cup will have one of the biggest international age group meets in the country. The first edition of the UANA Swimming Cup will be held in Co


CMCC now a passport facility

AUBURN - Central Maine Community College is taking on a more-global feeling with the announcement Tuesday that the college is now a place where citizens can get passports. Becoming a passport facility approved by the U.S. State Department is in response to the college's growing number of students fr


Where Norwegian is Heading in 2019-20

Norwegian Cruise Line is preparing to deploy its newest ships from convenient North American homeports and beyond. During the fall and winter of 2019 and 2020, the Caribbean, Bahamas, Florida, South America, Canada and New England will all receive the prized fleet with many of the brand's latest ves


Barbados! The Dragon World Championships

Race briefing 9K "Dragon Run" The glowing morning sun warmed my tanned shoulders as waves gently crashed behind me. While standing in a huddle for the race briefing, some competitors waxed the shaft of their carbon paddles for better grip. Others applied sunscreen. I restlessly snugged the straps


EU to remove Panama, seven others from tax haven blacklist: source

Brussels (AFP) - The EU will remove Panama, South Korea and six other countries from its recently unveiled EU tax blacklist at a meeting of finance ministers next week, a European Union official said on Tuesday. "Barring a major surprise, EU finance ministers should remove eight countries from the b


Caribbean Airlines begins Guyana/Cuba flights but airfares remain exorbitant

PORT OF SPAIN - Caribbean Airlines (CAL) now flies twice weekly to Cuba from its Port of Spain (POS) hub on Tuesdays and Saturdays and these flights are linked to CAL's network including Georgetown (GEO), Guyana, but a survey of the airfares that CAL is offering reveals that prices from GEO to Havan


EU to remove Panama, Korea, UAE, five others from tax haven blacklist

Reuters. EU to remove Panama, Korea, UAE, five others from tax haven blacklist BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union officials have proposed to remove eight jurisdictions from the bloc's blacklist of tax havens adopted in December and currently including 17 states, documents seen by Reuters said. Pan


F1 star Lewis Hamilton's obsession with threesomes and clean loos

A former girlfriend of F1 world champion Lewis Hamilton claims he was obsessed with threesomes - and was precious about others using his toilet. Model Veronica Valle, 26, said the British driver's behaviour grew increasingly strange with sudden mood swings over trivial incidents, as reported in The


Champs Jaguars well on top against Pride *

GUYANA JAGUARS were 154 for four in their second innings at stumps on day three of their match against Barbados Pride in the Regional 4-Day Championship in Bridgetown yesterday, leading overall by 252 runs. In Kingston, the Leeward Islands Hurricanes, set 262 for victory by Jamaica Scorpions, were 1


The First-Ever Caribbean Rum Awards

The first-ever Caribbean Rum Awards was held in Saint Lucia this weekend, and the winners have been selected. The awards, curated by Caribbean Journal and a team of nine judges, covered six categories, including white rum, white rhum agricole, best rum, best rhum agricole, spiced rum and gold rum, a


Newport Beach's Gunter finishes an equal-13th at World Junior Championship

You could see the disappointment on Tyler Gunter's face, all the way on the other side of the world. Gunter, from Newport Beach, has been in Australia for the Jeep World Junior Championship, which is the world championship for 18-and-under surfers. Only 36 surfers qualify for the contest after a yea


Dominica Hurricane Relief with Harry Best

January 13, 2018, 8:00 pm at Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Centerd, 1317 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA Show will start with a short 5-7 minute spiritual ceremony with acoustic drumming. Followed by set by the Bay Area Steel Drum ensemble, including Jeff Narrell. Main act is Koudmen with RasMo,


Carnival 7Nt Eastern Caribbean Cruise from $798 for 2

Cruise.com via ShermansCruise offers a Carnival Cruise 7-Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise for Two with prices starting at $798. (On the ShermansCruise landing page, scroll to the bottom and click "Book Now" next to the April 15 sailing date.) That's the lowest price we could find for such a cruise thi


Thaw Out from Frigid Temperatures with Divi Resorts' 30% Off Winter Sale

The new year is off to a chilly start, but that doesn't mean you have to bundle up and hibernate from the freeze! Warm up and let your worries melt away with 30% off savings on Divi Resorts' top Caribbean destinations. With rates as low as $149 per night and all-inclusive rates as low as $178 per p


Watch Chloe and Tyrone Make Comfort Food and Cocktails in Barbados

Tyrone Edwards and Chloe Wilde are hitting the sandy beaches of Barbados in this spotlight on the tropical paradise. From diving in to the delicious local eats to exploring the unique heritage of Barbados, follow along as they get a taste of the tropics and make a splash with the locals. Viewers wil


The Forecast for Destination Weddings (Part 2)

With such an active hurricane season, many engaged couples dreaming of an island wedding want to know about better options. Certain islands are considered a safer bet than others. Aruba, Barbados, Bonaire and Curacao would be places to consider if you wanted to increase your odds of a hurricane free