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Guyanese female basketball player takes “rebounding strengths” to NYC team

July 22, 2010 Leave a comment

By: Ann Miller (

NEW WORK/ GUYANA -Carlotta Mingo made the huge leap from Guyana to New York as a teenager and a small step two years ago to attend Harcum College. She will make another huge leap this fall when she comes to the University of Hawaii to play basketball.

Mingo, a 6-foot power forward, is the fourth recruit the Rainbow Wahine have signed for Dana Takahara-Dias’ second season as head coach. She is, by far, the most intriguing.

Mingo moved from Guyana to Brooklyn with her father when she was 14. She started playing basketball soon after at South Shore High School, then moved on to Harcum, a junior college with 850 students in Bryn Mawr, Pa., to study nursing.

Last season, she ranked 10th in NJCAA Division II in rebounding (10.69) and her team was 29-2 and 10th in the final poll. She had game highs of 18 rebounds and 16 points.

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Sarwan returns to lead Guyana in Caribbean T20

July 16, 2010 Leave a comment

Ramnaresh Sarwan

GEORGETOWN –Ramnaresh Sarwan has been named Guyana captain for the Caribbean T20 tournament and will lead a squad that does not include Shivnarine Chanderpaul.

Sarwan, who missed the Test series against South Africa due to an injured hamstring, makes a return to competitive cricket in the competition starting July 22.

The tournament comprises seven other teams from and the winner qualifies for the Champions League Twenty20 in September.

Meanwhile, Darren Sammy, the Windward Islands captain, has said he’ll be banking on the team’s bowling as it prepares to compete in the same tournament.

The Windwards team includes several players with international experience.

Among them are openers Andre Fletcher and Devon Smith; pacer Nelon Pascal; off-spinner Shane Shillingford and leg-spinning all-rounder Rawl Lewis.

“I don’t see why we can’t come out on top.

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Cricket: An overview of the inaugural Caribbean T20 2010

July 13, 2010 Leave a comment

by Darrell Victor

GEORGETOWN -The Caribbean T20 tournament replaced the Stanford T20 as the Caribbean’s premier Twenty20 tournament. Since Texan billionaire Allen Stanford got into legal difficulties, the West Indies Cricket Board contemplated a replacement event. Given the financial constraints of the board, the Caribbean T20 is much shorter and has fewer teams.

In the inaugural event, there are eight teams. The winner of the competition would be decided after nine days and fifteen matches. Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados are joint hosts of this event, with the opening match and opening two rounds being played in Barbados. Trinidad and Tobago would host the final round of the zone games, the semi-finals and the grand final. Barbados hosts all their games at the Kensington Oval, while the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad hosts all the fixtures scheduled for Trinidad.

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Rodrigues Adds to International Success; Sparks Guyana to Victory

July 12, 2010 Leave a comment

Ashley Rodrigues

YPSILANTI, Mich. ( – Former EMU women’s soccer standout and current Guyana National Team Captain, Ashley Rodrigues, is trying to help Guyana reach the Women’s World Cup for the first time in the program’s short history. They now remain just one step away from that coveted goal.

Recently, the Lady Jaguars embarked on their final qualifying round for a chance at making the CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup which features teams throughout North and Central America also vying for a berth at the 2010 World Cup. In order to get there, Guyana needed to defeat Cuba in a two-match qualifier determined by the aggregate score of both games.

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Guyana Qualifies For CONCACAF Women`s Gold Cup

July 6, 2010 Leave a comment

GEORGETOWN/ CUBA –Guyana has qualified for the CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup for the first time, rallying for a 3-1 victory over Cuba on Saturday and completing the eight-team field.

Mid-fielder Ashley Rodrigues scored her fourth goal in seven games and led the rally for the Lady Jaguars, who advanced 3-2 on aggregate in the two-leg Caribbean playoff.

Guyana joins fellow Caribbean qualifiers Haiti and Trinidad & Tobago, Central American sides Guatemala and Costa Rica, and North American teams Canada, Mexico and the United States in the Women`s Gold Cup, set for late October and early November.

Rodrigues` goal in the 37th minute equalized after Cuba had taken the lead two minutes earlier on a strike by Yezenia Gallardo, her seventh in five qualifying matches. Brittany Persaud put Guyana ahead in the 44th minute and defender Justine Rodrigues added the insurance tally three minutes into the second half.

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Alisha Fortune takes women’s 200m open gold in 24.33

July 5, 2010 Leave a comment

TRINIDAD/ GUYANA –Alisha Fortune took women’s 200m open gold in 24.33 and fellow Guyanese Neisa Allen grabbed bronze in 25.86, with Cassandra Blake (Jamaica, 25.62) finishing between the pair, at the 36th Hampton International Games yesterday, second and final day of the competition.

Meanwhile, Trinidad’s Emmanuel Callender escaped a tight pack to win the prized 200-metre invitational sprint event at the.

Callender, running in lane eight, seized the advantage in the final 20 metres, although his victory, which stopped the clock at 20.68 seconds, would not have been by much more than a nose. He held off Jamaica’s Oshane Bailey, who crossed the line second in 20.72, and Adam Harris of Guyana, who finished third in 20.78.

Bailey had the early advantage, but Callender finished strong to pip the pair of Harris and Bailey, who led most of the way. Jamaica took fourth and fifth through Oral Thompson (20.91) and Sheldon Mitchell (21.03) respectively.

Men’s 200m gold was taken by Gordon Lelonde of Tigers Athletic (21.15), with Memphis runner Honore McDonald settling for silver ahead of Quincy Clarke (Guyana Defence Force, 21.98).

Jules La Rode completed the middle distance double, taking the Men’s 800m after winning the men’s one mile run in 4:21.14.

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Young cricketers gets into international spotlight

June 26, 2010 Leave a comment

Windies v South Africa - Third Digicel Test. Kensington Oval, Barbados. June 26th to 30th, 2010

BRIDGETOWN, BARBADOS – Young cricketer, Joshua Jarvis, took the international spotlight today when he joined captains Chris Gayle and Graeme Smith for the coin toss to start the Third Digicel Test at Kensington Oval.

The 11-year-old student of Deacon’s Primary School is an ardent cricketer who participates in the Stephen Alleyne Sports for Life Initiative in Barbados. He recently wrote the Common Entrance Examination and will be heading to Alexandra School in September, where he aspires to become captain of that school’s cricket team and ultimately playing for the West Indies in the future.

Commenting on the experience Jarvis said: “It was a really good feeling being out on the pitch with the two captains. A lot of children would not normally get the chance to participate in an international Test match and I am really glad I had the opportunity to do so, thanks to Digicel.”

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