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Digicel appoints Usain Bolt as Chief Speed Officer—Lucky customer in each market to get free lifetime postpaid contract in celebration

DigicelCaribbean Ltd on Thursday announced living legend, world record holder and the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, as its Chief Speed Officer (CSO). With his unprecedented “three-peat” at the Olympic Games in Rio, Usain has takenhis rightful place in the annals of history and sealed his position as the greatest athlete ever.The unique “job for life” comes in tandem with the ...

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Guyana’s blind cricketers are in it to win it

Reproduced from BBC Latin America and the Caribbean by Carinya Sharples It is a drizzly Sunday morning in Guyana, and at the National Stadium a game of cricket is in full swing. As in much of the West Indies, cricket here is a much-loved national sport. But something’s a little different about this match. Instead of pitching the ball, the ...

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Guyana, SVG win male, female CARICOM 10 kilometre title

Four time CARICOM  10 kilometre winner Cleveland Forde of Guyana copped his fifth title in the latest edition of the CARICOM 10k Race on Sunday morning (July 3) in his native Guyana, the Caricom Secretariat said in a statement. He completed the race in 32:39 minutes. Linda McDonald  brought victory to St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the female category with ...

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Guyana better equipped to host regional and international basketball games

Guyanese basketball players can now enjoy a basketball court which meets international standards and for the first time, the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) games will be held in Guyana. The Ministry of Culture Youth & Sport upgraded court at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall valued at GYD$20M. This amount includes the procurement of equipment for the facility which now makes it ...

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Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dies at 74

Muhammad Ali has died at the age of 74, a family spokesman has said. The former world heavyweight boxing champion, one of the world’s best-known sportsmen, died at a hospital in the US city of Phoenix, Arizona, after being admitted on Thursday. He was suffering from a respiratory illness, a condition that was complicated by Parkinson’s disease. The funeral will ...

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Aussie cricketers briefed about Zika virus ahead of WIndies tour

Reproduced from Cricket.com.au Cricket Australia medical staff have briefed Steve Smith and his colleagues regarding the Zika virus ahead of their trip to the West Indies. Australia face West Indies and South Africa in an ODI tri-series next month. They are set to visit Guyana, Saint Kitts and Barbados during the tournament. Quick Single: Finch channeling frustration into fire There ...

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No decision yet on CPL finals venue, talks ongoing- spokesman

Caribbean Premier League (CPL) on Thursday rubbished claims by the Guyana government that Trinidad and Tobago has out-bid Guyana to hold the finals and semi-finals of CPL 2016. CPL spokesman, Peter Breen told Demerara Waves Online News that negotiations were continuing. “No decision has been yet and negotiations are ongoing with each of the governments.” “It is inaccurate to say that the ...

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It’s Over! Guyana loses bid to host CPL Finals

With mixed reviews from the local populace on Guyana’s bid to host the finals and semi-finals of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2016, Guyana has lost the bid to neighbouring Trinidad and Tobago. This was confirmed by Finance Minister Winston Jordan who was leading Guyana’s bid to host the final matches for the tournament for the first time. Planning to ...

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Gov’t may pay US$1.5M to host CPL finals, five other games

The Government of Guyana may only end up paying the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) principals close to US$1.5M for the hosting of several games during this year’s tournament. Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman, on Wednesday confirmed that the Government has seized the opportunity to host six of the games for the tournament in light that it will be a good ...

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