• Garvin James - member of Police Sports Club basketball team

    Garvin James the All-Rounder

    "I cannot imagine what my life would be without sports." These are Garvin James's words, and that is a true confession.

  • Neckers on a jumper in Flames vs Pros match, Windsor Park, early- to mid-1980s

    Oliver Burton on the Court

    He's now retired, and his many greys give him this air of accomplishment. His son Sharome plays basketball. He loved playing softball cricket, and has spent thousands of hours fishing ...

  • Ambassadors in uniforms made by player Russell Moreau (L); 1980

    Russell "Multi-Talented" Moreau

    He stands at 6ft 4in tall, but with his relatively quiet demeanor, he can be deceptively unassuming.

  • Yannick Régis (#12) and Kijuan Thomas play on Falcons Premier Division team

    Pichelin's Basketball Culture

    Part IV of Pichelin's Basketball Culture presented on Pichelin's players who participated in Digicel Jumpstart, in Under-20 and "Inter-Schools" Basketball, on the National Under-23 team, Young Falcons Under-17 Team, Pichelin's ...

  • Falcons (white tops) engaging Prowlers in 2016 Premier Division Play-Off Finals at Pichelin

    Pichelin's Basketball Culture

    Part III of Pichelin's Basketball Culture presented on Falcons Division I team; "It's A Family Affair" in reference to groupings of brothers and cousins in Pichelin's basketball; and the Pichelin ...

  • Dominica's team at CBC U16 Championships, Guyana, 2016. Sherquan               Jno. Baptiste kneeling, far right (#14).

    Pichelin's Basketball Culture

    Part II of Pichelin's Basketball Culture presented on Falcons Division I team in 2012 and 2013; on the Premier Division team in 2014 and 2015; and on part of Falcons ...

  • FALCONS (Premier) at 2016 Play-Off Finals (See story for full caption)

    Pichelin's Basketball Culture

    Part I of Pichelin's Basketball Culture began presenting the progression of the participation by Pichelin's teams in Dominica's national basketball league, from Pacers to Pistons to one of the two ...

  • Bulls Eye PISTONS in DABA 2011 Division I Play-Offs, Massacre

    Pichelin's Basketball Culture

    "In Pichelin, basketball is not just a sport. It's a religion, passed down from one generation to another!" This is how Yannick Régis, a top basketball player of Pichelin, described ...

  • Julian Pacquette (L) played with Grand Bay Primary School in 1988 and Ivan "Bakery" Jno. Baptiste with Roseau Boys' School in 1989

    Primary Schools in National Basketball League? (Part II)

    Part I of Primary Schools in National Basketball League? peeked into the participation of Grand Bay Primary School (GBPS) and Roseau Boys' School (RBS) in Dominica's national basketball league, in ...

  • Ryan Anselm represented Grand Bay Primary School in 1988

    Primary Schools in National Basketball League? (Part I)

    Six educational institutions collectively participated in Dominica's national basketball competitions over a 23-year period, from the inauguration of the national league in 1966 up until 1989.

  • DABA-DBOA Referee Leroy Dover (R) being recognized by DABA President Dave Baron, for long service as a basketball official.   Photo Courtesy: Mickey Joseph

    DBOA? Who?

    Part I of DBOA? Who? peeked at the origins of DBOA, the association's overseas affiliations, its local affiliate members, and some of its officiating engagements.

  • Three-man team of Referees, Allan Morris (L), McDonald Bethel (C) and Jeff Douglas-Murdock, 2016. Photo Courtesy DABA Facebook Page

    DBOA? Who?

    The Jump Ball columnist was once asked by a non-basketball colleague, "Why is this column called JUMP BALL?"