OBAMA MEETS BOLT, STRIKES POSE—04/11/15
United States President Barack Obama met Jamaica’s Olympic spring champion Usain Bolt during his visit to the island. During the meeting, Obama struck the famous “lightning bolt” pose with the record-holding sprinter. Bolt posted a video of the meeting on Instagram, stating that it was an honor to meet the President.
SENIOR NETBALLERS WANT TO MAKE HISTORY AT WORLD CUP—04/12/15
Jamaica’s Sunshine Girls netball team plans to make some history by winning the Netball World Cup in Sydney, Australia, in August 7 through 16, 2015. According to Nicole Aiken-Pnnock, team captain, her teammates are training hard and are motivated by their desire to lead in the world netball rankings. Jamaica is one of three teams from the Caribbean to participate at the World Cup competition.
JAMAICA WILL HOST REGIONAL UNDER-19 CRICKET TOURNAMENT—04/13/15
The Regional Under-19 cricket tournament for 2015 will be hosted by Jamaica in July. The directors of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) made the announcement in the first week of April. Six regional teams and one from ICC Americas will play. The Caribbean teams are Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Leeward Islands, Trinidad & Tobago and Windward Islands.
WEBB SAYS CARIBBEAN NEEDS PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT—04/17/15
According to the president of CONCACAF, Jeff Webb, the Caribbean region’s economic challenges should prompt special treatment for the area in the international football community. Speaking at the opening of the CONCACAF Ordinary Congress, Webb said that the Caribbean is the “heart and soul” of CONCACAF and should be designated a special area on the football scene. No other part of the world faces the economic challenges for football funding faced by the Caribbean, Webb noted.