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Islandistas doing good – VCB and Alexandra Burke

At opposite ends of the Atlantic, two islandistas have been doing their bit for charities close to their hearts recently. Sprint legend Veronica Campbell-Brown presented the second ever Veronica Campbell Brown Foundation scholarship at her alma mater Vere Technical, in an emotional homecoming. “It really feels good to be here, at home, ” said VCB […]

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Sanya Richards-Ross NOT retiring!

Sanya Richards-Ross has made it clear that she is NOT retiring after a previous video blog got track and field aficionados buzzing that the Jamaican-American 400m queen was quitting sprinting. After a disappointing performance at the World Champs in Daegu, South Korea, where she didn’t even medal in the 400m, an event where she is […]

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VCB = the greatest?

There is a pretty sound argument to be made for that after Veronica Campbell Brown dug and clawed her way to world championship gold in the 200m in Daegu yesterday morning. Whereas the attention of the Caribbean has been focused on our men and we have been moaning and groaning over Bolt’s 100m dq and […]

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Cricketer Darren Sammy set to tie the knot!

  From the St. Lucia Star, comes this tidbit that cricketer Darren Sammy is engaged to his girlfriend, fellow Lucian Cathy Daniel, a model and former Carnival queen. The two are set to get married this weekend coming – but not in bel Sent Lisi! The location is being kept a secret for now but […]

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Big fail Shelly-Ann :(

Daaaaammnnnn Shelly! It’s not like we think you wilfully cheated – after all, the drug that showed up in your failed test from the Shanghai meet is neither performance-enhancing nor stimulant-masking. But it’s just not a good look, hon. You know well enough that there are x-amount of haters out there looking for a flaw […]

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Shelly-Ann Fraser not running from tough past

AFP did a very moving article earlier this week about one of our favourite islandistas, Shelly-Ann Fraser. The feature is all about Shelly’s determination to be a role model, particularly in light of growing up in the gritty ghetto of Waterhouse, Kingston. The piece deals very directly with the stark poverty Shelly was raised in:  Fraser has […]

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VCB blazes at Prefontaine Classic

  One of Islandista’s favourite sprinters – the lionhearted Veronica Campbell-Brown, sizzled in the Prefontaine Classic this weekend – in the 100 meters.  Though she’s no slouch at the shortest distance, over the last few years, VCB has become better known for her 200 m ability than her 100 m running, as she won back […]

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Rally round the West Indies … women!

[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=World+Twenty20+cricket+women&iid=8730734″ src=”2/a/c/8/England_v_West_68b2.jpg?adImageId=12837178&imageId=8730734″ width=”380″ height=”253″ /] Soooo… once again, the West Indies men’s cricket team has disappointed us with their lack of heart, effort or discipline in the World Twenty20. It’s not so much that they lost to Australia – the Aussies have been like frigging Terminators in this series – machines covered […]

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Cydonie Mothersill finally gets her due

It was nine years in coming but Caymanian sprinter Cydonie Mothersill finally got her just rewards yesterday at the CARIFTA Games. Cydonie was just one of the athletes who was cheated out of her moment and medal by now-disgraced American sprinter Marion Jone during Jones’ drug-fuelled heyday in the early 00s. Cydonie placed 4th to […]

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Sanya Richards weds college sweetheart

Islandista Sanya Richards married her college sweetheart, NY Giants football player Aaron Ross last Friday in Austin, Texas, where they first met at the University of Texas. Being a real-real power couple (her, Olympic gold medallist, US record holder and World Champion, him Super Bowl winner), their wedding was featured in the New York Times’ […]