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bullet2006 CONCACAF semi-final stage continues
bulletGuyana’s female world boxing champ to fight Ali


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a wonderful book about a young girl in the Carribean, the first of her family to go to secondary school.



October 2004


Hurricanes devastate the Caribbean


On September 7th 2004, Hurricane Ivan struck Grenada and left that island a crumpled wreck with devastation of unbelievable magnitude.
Ninety per cent of buildings on the island have suffered structural damages. Houses have been smashed and lifted off their foundation, roofs have blown off, windows have been shattered

bulletElectricity was completely cut off
bulletWater supply was totally severed.
bulletPrisons were destroyed setting many prisoners free.
bulletLooting compounded problems
bulletMost communication systems are down, as landlines and most mobile phone centers were destroyed
bulletNo mass media - including radio, television and newspapers – was in operation and people had to depend on reports broadcast from neighboring Caribbean countries.
bulletAll trees were flattened by the powerful storm and stripped bare of their leaves.
bullet"It is estimated that 60,000 out of a population of some 95,000 have been made homeless. Some moved in with others whose homes were spared, others huddled in undamaged portions of their homes, and others sought shelter in abandoned buildings such as schools and churches most of which are badly damaged too.


Grenada’s overall damages from Hurricane Ivan is EC$2.2 billion (US$371,057,506.69) or twice the current value of its GDP.

bulletDamage to the tourism sector is estimated at EC$288 million.
bulletTo education was EC$196 million;
bulletTo telecommunications EC$126 million
bulletTo agriculture $97 million.



In Jamaica, Ivan continued the devastation it left behind in Grenada. It had increased from the Category 3 hurricane there to a category 5 when it hit Jamaica with winds up to 155 mph. The eye of the storm passed just south of the shores of Jamaica but the full force of the hurricane battered the island with winds and rain, leaving behind a toll of death and devastation. Ivan claimed at least 17 lives, directly and indirectly, including those of eight persons in Portland Cottage, south-east Clarendon. Mr. Patterson cited Portland, Clarendon, Manchester, St. Elizabeth, Westmoreland, Hanover and St. James as the parishes that have been worst hit. Some of the damages include:

bulletBanana plantations were leveled with estimates of losses totaling over J$1 billion.
bulletThe dairy, goat and poultry ( losses estimated at 30%) industries were terribly hit.
bulletAn unusual item for hurricane damage was correctional institutions. Ivan was severe on prisons. Prisons all over the island from Kingston, St. Catherine, to Hanover suffered extensive damages with estimated totals ranging from J$94 – 125 billion.
bulletRoads and bridges were washed out and many other roads blocked with landslides and fallen trees and electric poles. 
bulletStorm surges, winds and floods destroyed houses and businesses leaving many homeless and still holed up in shelters. 
bulletElectricity, telephone and water was cut off in more than 50 per cent of the island. Armed looting broke out in some towns.

However, Jamaica had learned from Hurricane Gilbert, so were better prepared and mounted and recovery operations seemed to be moving along well. The airports re-opened within days and even tourism was well on the way to recovery in a surprisingly short time.

Ivan’s other victims in the Caribbean

Even before Grenada and Jamaica, Ivan was a killer, taking five lives in Venezuela, one in Tobago, one in Barbados, and four youngsters in the Dominican Republic. After Jamaica it battered the Cayman Islands and western Cuba dealing similar destruction there before it hit the US mainland.

Hurricane Jeanne devastates Haiti

Over 1500 people have been killed in Gonaives , Haiti by floods generated by Hurricane Jeanne and there are estimates that this total could rise to 2000. Health experts warned of epidemics in the north of the country, where survivors are forced to drink, bathe and cook with water from ditches containing rotting animals and raw sewage.

"The biggest problem is the lack of potable water and a sewage system that is making the local water supply increasingly unhealthy," said Joe Fay, a public health officer at Oxfam, a non-governmental organisation.

As much as 80 per cent of Gonaïves, a city of about 100,000 inhabitants, was under water and mud for days. The city, the birthplace of Haiti's independence from France 200 years ago and which also gained recent fame as the area where the rebellion against Aristide began, has been declared a disaster zone by national authorities.

Bahamas hit by two Hurricanes

On September 3, 2004 Bahamas was hit by hurricane Frances. Two people were killed, as it left behind wrecked homes and collapsed roofs, yards littered with mangled trees, neighborhoods flooded, fallen trees blocking roads and severed power lines hidden amid debris.

Before they could recover, along came Jeanne, hurricane Jeanne, after dealing the colossal damage in Haiti. Jeanne tore across the Bahamas, leaving some neighborhoods submerged under 5 feet of water. No deaths or serious injuries were reported there.

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Hurricane Relief

(Before you donate, read Donor Guidlines from the Center for International Disaster Information )

The need is desperate. All over the US, if not the world, Caribbean organizations, concert promoters, and a wide array of overseas Caribbean nationals and friends are rallying to provide money and relief supplies so desperately needed. Supplies urgently needed include: canned foods, batteries, battery operated radios, flashlights and lanterns; first aid kits for the shelters, disinfectants, generators, sterile gauzes, oxygen, cold-chain equipment for vaccines, oral rehydration salts and refrigerated insulin. Emergency shelter material, communication equipment, light weight clothing, generators, tents, tarpaulin, water containers, cots, plastic sheeting, light-weight clean wearable clothing, blankets and bedding. Supplies, especially clothing, should be sorted in advance.

The US and Florida has been badly hit by 4 hurricanes, but it needs to be pointed out that the US is a rich powerful super power with abundant resources, which will recover in months , while these poor Caribbean countries could well take years. Financial donations are the most critical for even these vital supplies will require money for distribution of donated goods.

How to Contribute money

Special hurricane relief funds have been set up. Below is a partial list of these funds to which you may contribute:


bulletGrenada Cultural and Civic Association (GCCA) Disaster Relief Fund at the Bank of America, Account # 005-472370974. The ABA code for all wires and transfers is: 063100277. The Account name is the Grenada Cultural and Civic Association (GCCA) Disaster Relief Fund.
For more information, call: 954.538.9615
bulletGrenada Hurricane Fund, Embassy of Grenada, 1701 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington DC20009.


bullet"Jamaican Hurricane Ivan Relief Fund 2004" and mail to either:
Jamaican Consulate, 767 Third Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY, 10017.
Embassy of Jamaica, 1520 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: 202-452-0660, Fax: 202-452-0081, E-mail:


bulletThe Embassy of Haiti in Washington has launched a widespread relief effort. Monetary donations can be made through checks payable to the Embassy of the Republic of Haiti and the memo: "Assistance to the Victims" added. For more on the Embassy’s effort contact Fritz Fougy, at 202-332 4090 Ext. 142.
bulletDonate check or money order to: "Haiti Emergency Relief Fund/Vanguard," the Vanguard Public Foundation, 383 Rhode Island St., Suite 301, San Francisco, CA 94103.
bullet Send your contributions to:
Mirlande Butler, MSW, Eritaj Foundation Inc., Partnerships for a Better Haiti,
98 Avenue Lamartiniere, en face de l'Institut Francais, PauP Haiti
509 210-0508
Mirlande Butler, MSW, Eritaj Foundation Inc., Partnerships for a Better Haiti
73 Union Avenue, Framingham, MA  01702, ,
, (508)620-1424
bulletThe Lambi Fund of Haiti urges donations to be made by mail to The Lambi Fund, PO Box 18955, Washington, D.C., 20036.
bulletMake checks payable to the American Red Cross with a memo stating Haitian Relief Funds and mail to: 335 SW 27th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33135


bullet The Cayman Islands Hurricane Relief Fund and mailed to: The Cayman Islands Department of Tourism, 3 Park Ave 39th Fl, NY, NY 10016 or to: JPMorgan Chase Bank 60 East 42nd Street NYC, NY 10165, ABA#021000021.


bullet"Caribbean Tourism Organization Relief Fund" set up by the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO). Donations may be made by checks in U.S dollars to Caribbean Tourism Organization Relief Fund and mailed to the CTO's New York office located at 80 Broad Street, 32nd Floor, New York, NY 10004, USA.
bulletFunds can also be transferred directly to the Caribbean Tourism Organization Relief Fund, JP Morgan Chase Bank, 401 Madison Avenue , New York, NY 10017. The Account number is 134-0821672-65 and the routing number is 021000021.
bulletThe British Red Cross are urging people to donate to the Caribbean Hurricane Appeal by calling 0870 169 9191 of by writing to Caribbean Hurricane Appeal, British Red Cross, FREEPOST, London, SW1X 7BR

How to donate goods

As mentioned many overseas organizations have set up collection operations. Contact Caribbean organizations in your city for details or to encorage them to join in if they are not already doing so. Here is a list of what some organizations are doing to collect items.

New York

bullet3524 Avenue H, Brooklyn and 1653 Pitkin Avenue in Brooklyn off between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m, phone 718-345-7266
bullet221-05 Linden Blvd. in Cambria Heights in Queens, phone 718-527-3776
bulletJames & James Hardware, 4322 Church Avenue;
bulletG & B (Ellis Maitland) at 569 Grand Avenue;
bulletReliable Shipping at 239-241 Kingston Avenue;
bulletBrooklyn Navy Yard 63 Flushing Avenue, Bld. 5;
bulletFlatbush/Caton Vendors’ Market 794-814 Flatbush Avenue;
bulletCalvary Cathederal of Praise at 58 Caton Place East 8th Street, off Coney Island Avenue 
bulletSerene Rose at 331 Fifth Ave (between 3rd and 4th Avenues.
bulletSpice Island Records, 4228 White Plains Road In the Bronx
bulletCity Wide Inc. at 1108 30th Avenue in Long Island City in Queens
bulletSpice Island Records at 128-08 Liberty Avenue in Richmond Hill in Queens.
bulletAMCAR Freight, Choice Container Lines, 445 Wilson Avenue in Newark
bulletDr. H. Bianca Japal at 1151 Front Street in Uniondale jn Long Island

Miami, FL

bulletElite Shipping, 311 NE 59 Street between 9-5 p.m. on weekdays and 10-1 p.m. on Saturdays;
bulletRadio Carnivale, 185 NE 84 Street from 10-7 p.m. weekdays
bulletSt. Paul’s Church, 6744 North Miami Avenue from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m
bulletSMC Mortgage 10300 Sunset Drive, Suite 411

Baltimore, MD

bulletBrown’s Caribbean Bakery, Park Heights Ave, Baltimore MD, phone 410-542-4985

Washington DC Area
(Organised in conjunction with the Embassy of Grenada)

bulletMetropolitan SDA Church, 6307 Riggs Road, Hyattsville, MD20783, Sundays 9am to 8pm, Monday thru Thursday 9am to 12noon,  Contact person: Sydney Hosten (301 8096510)
bullet5105 Marlboro Pike, Capital Heights, MD20743, Drop-off days Weekends 12noon to 8p.m., Monday thru Friday 12noon to 10pm, Contact person: Valencia Bartholomew (301 218 8666 & 301-9673744)
bullet Holy Comforter Church, 701 Oglethorpe Street, NW, Washington DC, Drop-off days: Sundays 3pm to 6pm, Monday thru Friday 10am to 2pm & 5pm to 8pm, Contact person: Lisda Sawney (301 809 2996)
bullet 7404 Maxey Drive, Fort Washington MD, Drop-off day: Mondays 5pm to 8pm, Contact person: John (301 4661744), (301 2484885), (301 4491520)
bulletUniversity of Maryland, Comparative Literature Program, 2107 Susquehanna Building, South Campus, Drop-off days: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays 10am. to 4pm. Thursdays 10am to 12 noon and 2:00 to 4:00pm, Contact persons: Louise Clement (301 4052854), Merle Collins (301 4053775)

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Some Contributors to Hurricane Relief 


bulletJamaica’s National Commercial Bank announced that it was committing up to J$100 million in matching funds, up to October 31
bulletThe lottery company Supreme Ventures in Jamaica has donated J$10 million
bulletJamaica National Building Society has announced a lowering of interest rate for customers seeking hurricane repair loans
bulletAir Jamaica provided A340 wide-bodied aircraft, which is the largest in the company's flight fleet to airlift relief supplies
bulletAir Jamaica has introduced a 'family connection' fare today that will make it easier and more affordable for family members between Jamaica and North America to get together. The fares will range between US$199 and US$399 plus taxes.
bulletUSAID sent via Air Jamaica relief planeload of about 20 tons of relief supplies consisting of  tarpaulin, plastic water bottles and eight zodiac boats through the efforts of Sue Cobb, United States Ambassador to Jamaica and the Jamaica Consul General in Miami.
bulletThe Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) will provide a grant valued at $109,000 Canadian to over 500 families. The grant will be managed by the Jamaica National Building Society, through its branch network island-wide. In addition Canada will donate one million dollars (US$770,000) to Grenada, Jamaica, Cuba and other affected nations. Thus Canada has provided a total of US$1.3 million. Canada's contribution will be distributed through the International Federation of Red Cross and Crescent Societies (IFRC), the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) and CARE Canada.
bulletCable and Wireless Jamaica flew into the island by charter flight over 1.2 million tons of food and medical supplies.
bulletIndependent Caribbean American radio producers and deejays aired a radio telethon on New York’s WRTN radio which netted US$65,000 and some 50 barrels of food and supplies for the hurricane victims of Jamaica, Grenada and Cayman Islands. The radio-thon, while airing in New York, was also simulcast in Jamaica, London and Miami. Several local businesses joined the relief effort, including Golden Krust, Royal Caribbean Bakery, Grace Kennedy, Western Union, VP Records and Cox Nissan. The telethon aired Saturday, September 18, from 11:30 a.m. – midnight.
bullet Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez has promised to send members of the Venezuelan Defence Force to assist with the rebuilding process in three Westmoreland communities of of Brighton, Little Bay and Salmon Point which were devastated. Over forty houses were destroyed and scores of others left without roofs there after high seas destroyed both wood and concrete structures during the hurricane.


bulletThe U.S government, through USAID and the Office of Federal Disaster Assistance has provided $50,000 and and airlifted $122,870 in emergency relief supplies there
bulletThe European Union is providing EC $17.7 million to Grenada to assist with the recovery efforts
bulletTrinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Patrick Manning says the United Nations has pledged US $25 million to the relief efforts in Grenada.
bulletThe Barbados government has pledged US $100,000 in financial assistance to hurricane ravaged Grenada. In addition it has agreed to send 15 police officers and 30 soldiers from the island's Defence Force to assist in the rehabilitation process. The contingent of soldiers are composed of carpenters, medics, combat engineers, masons and electricians.
bulletSt. Lucia announced $100,000 in aid for Grenada and offered to accommodate prisoners from the island if needed. Grenada's main prison suffered extensive damage, allowing about 150 inmates to escape. About 50 remained at large.

Caribbean in General

bulletTrinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Patrick Manning has promised US$5 million to other Caribbean countries destroyed by Ivan. Nassau and Cuba would each receive US $500,000, while more than $600,000 would go to St. Vincent and the Grenadines and US $1.6 million each to Jamaica and Grenada.
bulletOnce again, Cuba has rejected the US offer of $50,000.

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Elections - George Bush has got to go

Hot Calaloo has never endorsed a  candidate for president of the US before. But, President George Bush has such an alarming record that we are compelled to endorse his opponent John Kerry. Caribbean voters have no clout because they tend not to exercise that right to vote. So be sure to vote and vote for John Kerry.

According to Hendrik  Hertzberg of the non-political New Yorker magazine, regarding Bush, he writes that we should be “ alarmed by the performance of the current administration during the past three and a half years – alarmed by its mania for shoveling cash to the very rich at the expense of families of middling means, its servility to polluters and fossil fuel extractors, its reckless embrace of national insolvency, its hostility to science, its political alliances with fanatic religious fundamentalism of every stripe except Islamic, …its partisan exploitation of our city’s (New York) suffering after the attacks of September 11, 2001, its transubstantiation of the worldwide solidarity that followed those attacks into world-wide anti-Americanism, and its diversion of American blood, treasure and expertise away from the pursuit of al Qaeda to a bloody occupation of Iraq that appears to have done nothing to weaken Islamist terrorism and may have done more than a little to strengthen it.

Caribbean countries and Caribbean people at home and abroad have much to fear from the actions of  president George W Bush. Some of these actions show a contempt for and have been particularly threatening to Caribbean countries, blacks and non-European foreigners in general. They include:


 Threaten and made the UN irrelevant so that its ability to protect small countries from big predator countries is in doubt.


Overthrow of the democratically elected president of Haiti, Jean Bertrand Aristide


Extortion by threatening  to curtail military aid to Caribbean and other countries if they did not vote to exempt Americans from prosecution in the International Criminal Court (see Guyana caves in to US extortion.........)


Crack down on Cuba


Freeing of convicted anti-Cuban terrorists in Panama and allowing them back in Miami while barring musician Cat Stevens and claiming to fight a war on terrorism


Violation of Geneva convention on caged untried prisoners in Cuba


The invasion, destruction and occupation of Iraq based on lies


Humiliating torture of  prisoners in Iraq


Stole election by the disenfranchisement and vote suppression of  black voters primarily in Florida but also elsewhere in the US


Disrespect of the foremost civil rights organization in America, the NAACP, in trying  to make them irrelevant too like the UN


Forced Jamaica-owned Super Clubs resort to pull out of Cuba ( see Jamaica hotel chain bows to US pressure.........)

If Bush ever wins re-election, he will interpret that as a mandate of past policies and do even worse. This time Bush chastised us with whips. Next time he will chastise us with scorpions. So vote John Kerry.

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by Michael I. Phillips (Editor)

So you came to me
"Get out and vote"
You said
You interrupted me
With your persistency
"Why should I bother"
What difference will it make"
I had leaves to rake
Money to make
My job to go to
Already late
No time, no time to waste
No time to vote
"Why bother"
But you said to me
You live in a democracy
And this right 
Did not come easy
Martin Luther King,
Stokely Carmichael, 
And many others
Just like you and me
Faced fire hoses 
So that you could vote
Faced snarling dogs 
So that you could vote
Goodman, Schwerner and Cheney, 
Not the Dick 
In Mississippi
Klansmen took their lives
So you could vote
Three little girls
Bombed In that Alabama church
Yes firebombed
In that Alabama church
So that you could vote
Medgar, yes 
Medgar Evers died 
So that you could vote

And so I voted
And I was glad
I voted !
I voted !
But now they tell me
My vote 
Did not count
Was not counted
And that big fat addicted slob
Rushes to insult me 
On the radio
Paid twenty four million dollars 
To insult me
To insult other victims like me
To deride my heroes
Stole my precious vote
Then insult me
And praise the other 
Insulters of me
And praise the beneficiary
Of my stolen vote

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Anti-Cuban terrorists back in Miami

US Secretary of State Colin Powell recently visited Panama. Within days, the outgoing President of Panama issued a pardon which freed from prison four notorious convicted anti-Cuban terrorists. Famed musician Cat Stevens is banned from entering the US, but now three of these convicted terrorists are back in Miami.

These terrorists were in jail because they were found with explosives, false documents and other evidence to blow up a crowded University of Panama auditorium with 33 pounds of explosives, as Fidel Castro was speaking during an Ibero-American summit in 2000. One of the terrorists, who has stayed in Honduras, Luis Posada Carriles, was found guilty of among other acts: bombing a Cubana airline that killed 73 Cuban athletes in 1976. Another one, now in Miami, Guillermo Novo Sampoll was found guilty of killing former Chilean foreign minister Orlando Letelier and  a US colleague, Ronnie Moffett, in Washington, DC in September 1976 after setting a bomb in his car.

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Fire destroys Guyanese historical landmarks

An early morning fire in Guyana's capital Georgetown destroyed a historical landmark and badly damaged several other businesses.
The fire started at the Metropole Cinema, one of the oldest wooden structures in the capital and spread quickly, damaging Freedom House also, which is the headquarters of the ruling People's Progressive Party (PPP), a television station belonging to the political leader of the Justice For All party, Chandra Narine Sharma, as well as some restaurants. Unofficial reports indicate that the damage will run into millions of dollars.

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Teacher brain-drain from Caribbean tackled

The plunder of Caribbean teachers by recruitment by developed countries has been tackled by a committee from Commonwealth countries. This committee was composed of ministers of education from these countries in a meeting in Scotland. They came to agreement on a structured system of recruitment of teachers from their territories. In recent years, Caribbean countries such as Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago have suffered loss of many teachers by ad hoc recruitments. Between 2000 and 2002 South Africa lost 4,000 teachers through overseas recruitment while about 2,000 teachers were recruited from Jamaica.

The agreement dubbed the 'Common-wealth Teacher Recruitment Protocol', establishes that before any hiring attempt is conducted, the recruiting country must inform the source territory so that a consensus can be reached on the process of recruitment as well as the number of teachers who will be involved.

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Reefs bring Caribbean millions of dollars

In a recent report titled "The Reef at Risk in the Caribbean" the tremendous income that reefs produce and also the great peril which their survival faces. According to the report:

bulletShoreline protection offered by natural Caribbean reefs saves countries between US $700 million and US $2.2 billion annually.
bulletCoral Reefs in the Caribbean span an estimated area of 26,000 kilometers.
bulletThe reefs dissipate wave and storm energy when hurricanes approach Florida and the Caribbean.
bulletContinuous degradation of the reefs can lead to loss in revenues from dive tourism by as much as US $300 million per year by 2015. In the year 2000 alone, approximately US $2.1 billion was earned from the dive industry.
bulletOnly three of the 20 per cent Marine Protected Areas (MPA) in the Caribbean and the wider region is being managed effectively.
bulletRecommendations to prevent reef destruction from reaching a crisis level include heightened awareness, improved management and international action.

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2006 CONCACAF semi-final stage continues

Latest Scores as of Oct 10, 2004
T&T 5 St. Kitts & Nevis 1
St. Vincent 0 Mexico 1

Oct 9, 2004
Panama 1 Jamaica 1
USA 2 El Salvador 0
Costa Rica 5 Guatemala 0
Honduras 1 Canada 1

Oct 7, 2004
Mexico 7 St Vincent 0

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Jamaica moves up; T&T lose 1st
Jamaica beat El Salvador convincingly 3-0 in El Salvador to move up from the bottom to the 2nd spot in their group . This was a historic win as it marked the first time Jamaica won in Central America. Meanwhile Trinidad and Tobago dropped its first in a 1-3 loss to Mexico in Trinidad. Play continues October 9, 2004. For the schedule and all the results see below.

Standings and Results
World Cup playoffs for the Confederation of of North and Central America and the Caribbean Association of Football (CONCACAF) semi-final stage games continue for that region. 

The top two teams in each of the following three groups will advance to the final stage. Then, there will be one group of six teams. The top three teams qualify automatically for the finals. The fourth placed team will play-off with the winner of a knock-out match in the Asian region.  Schedule and results for the three groups are as follows:

Group A Games Win Lose Tie Goals For Goals Against Points
USA 3 1 0 2 4 2 5
Jamaica 3 1 1 1 5 3 4
Panama 3 1 1 1 4 4 4
El Salvador 3 1 2 0 2 6 3


Group B Games Win Lose Tie Goals For Goals Against Points
Guatemala 3 2 0 1 6 3 7
Honduras 3 1 0 2 8 5 5
Costa Rica 3 1 2 0 4 7 3
Canada 3 0 2 1 1 4 1


Group C Games Win Lose Tie Goals For Goals Against Points
Trinidad & Tobago 3 2 1 0 5 4 6
Mexico 1 1 0 0 3 1 3
St. Vincent 2 1 1 0 1 2 3
 St Kitts & Nevis 2 0 2 0 1 3 0


Fixtures Through November 17, 2004 (Home team first)

Date 2004 Game
August 17 St. Vincent & The Grenadines 0 T&T 2
August 18 Jamaica 1 USA 1
August 18 El Salvador 2 Panama 1
August 18 Canada 0 Guatemala 2
August 18 Costa Rica 2 Honduras 5
September 4 Jamaica 1 Panama 2
September 4 USA 2 El Salvador 0
September 4 Canada 1 Honduras 0
September 4 Guatemala 2 Costa Rica 1
September 4 St. Kitts & Nevis 1 Trinidad & Tobago 2
September 4 Mexico vs St. Vincent & Grenadines
September 8 El Salvador vs Jamaica
September 8 Panama 1 USA 1
September 8 Costa Rica 1 Canada 0
September 8 Honduras 0 Guatemala 2
September 8 Trinidad & Tobago 1 Mexico 3
September 8 St. Vincent & Grenadines 1 St. Kitts & Nevis 0
October 9 Panama vs Jamaica
October 9 El Salvador vs USA
October 9 Costa Rica vs Guatemala
October 9 Honduras vs Canada
October 10 St. Vincent vs Mexico
October 10 Trinidad vs St. Kitts and Nevis
October 13 Jamaica vs El Salvador
October 13 USA vs Panama
October 13 Guatemala vs Honduras
October 13 Canada vs Costa Rica
October 13 T&T vs Mexico
October 13 St. Kitts & Nevis vs St. Vincent
November 13 St. Kitts and Nevis vs Mexico
November 17 USA vs Jamaica (Columbus, Ohio)
November 17 Panama vs El Salvador
November 17 Guatemala vs Canada
November 17 Honduras vs Costa Rica
November 17 Mexico vs St. Kitts & Nevis
November 17 T&T vs St. Vincent

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West Indies takes ICC Champions Trophy

After experiencing the humiliating whitewash by England in the recent completed Test series there, the West Indies astonished the cricket world by rising above the cricket nations to take the ICC Champions trophy for 50 overs cricket. They reached the final by a surprising easy defeat of Pakistan. Meanwhile Englad advanced there by defeating the probable favorite, the mighty Australia.

In the showdown final, West Indies clinched the Champions Trophy with a thrilling two-wicket victory over a surprised England. England were bowled out for just 217 in bowler-friendly conditions, despite Marcus Trescothick's 104. But they reduced West Indies to 147-8 before the Barbadian duo of Ian Bradshaw and Courtney Browne fought back with a West Indies record ninth wicket stand of 71.

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Jamaican-born Glen Johnson KO's Roy Jones

Another Jamaican-born world boxing champion is on the scene. Jamaican-born Glen Johnson knocked out American Roy Jones Jr. in the ninth round in Memphis Tennessee, to retain the International Boxing Federation light heavyweight title. Johnson, who won the vacant title in February with a victory over Linton Woods in Sheffield, England, was leading on all three judges’ score cards, when he floored Jones with a right cross.

Johnson has improved to 41-90-2 with 28 knockouts, while Jones suffered the third defeat of his career against 49 victories. It was Jones' second straight knockout, after losing his WBC crown to Antonio Carver on May 15.

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Guyanese female boxer no match for Ali

Muhammad Ali’s daughter, Laila Ali, took the International Boxing Federation light heavyweight championship from the champion Guyanese Gwendolyn "Stealth Bomber" O’Neil in Atlanta, Georgia on September 24, 2004. She knocked out O'Neil with only 1:59 into the third round. O'Neil had previously won six of her nine victories by knockouts.

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