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Sporting Personalities in Barbados
Wednesday, 20th June 2012
With arguably the most famous initials in Barbados history it is doubtful if anyone on the island has not heard of C. O. Williams. It wouldn't take Einstein to work out where his nickname came from, and whether it is COW or Sir Charles, nothing changes in his dynamic and effervescent personality. Not only has Sir Charles built up a huge business dynasty, but at the same time he has carved a unique place in Barbados business and sport....
Tuesday, 18th October 2011
Born on 26th February 1925, Everton Weekes grew up in the shadow of the Kensington Oval oblivious to the fact that he would later grace its sward as one of the greatest cricketers of all time. A charming man, this wonderful sportsman has never forgotten his humble roots, and to this day he remains a man of the people, a favourite son of Barbados. His cricket exploits are legendary, and in tandem with the late Sir Frank Worrell and...
Sunday, 11th September 2011
Challenor “Chally’ Jones is a legend in Barbados and Caribbean racing. He was the first Barbadian jockey to ride 1,000 winners and from1956 to 1981 he won all the major races, including a record 17 Derby wins, 11 of them in Barbados. A former Lodge School student, he followed his passion rather than his tutors, and inevitably his love of animals took him into the equestrian field. The late Elliott Williams, father...
Thursday, 8th September 2011
Greg Downie is one of those guys who seems to get younger rather than get older! The 59 year-old veteran cyclist is one of the island’s most enthusiastic riders, and a role model for aspiring young cyclists. When he’s not working as Master Chef at Silver Point Hotel, Greg is either on his bike training or coaching the members of the Junior National team. Greg loves the sport of cycling and he’s still winning...