UB Mingoes Win Their First Game
- Mar 5, 2017 - 11:07:32 AM
The University of The Bahamas (UB) men's basketball team played its
first game under its new name, (UB) Mingoes, Saturday, March 4, at the
Kendall Isaacs Gymnasium. On this occasion, the university's "Mingoes"
Mascot made a debut. The name 'mingoes' is in recognition of the
National Bird, the flamingo. UB President Dr. Rodney Smith, enjoyed the
game, along with students, staff and faculty.
UB Mingoes beat the
Island Game Pros 89-70...
UB Athletic Brand Launched with 'UB Blue Day and Pep Rally'
- Mar 3, 2017 - 5:06:12 PM
Presenting its athletics brand to the community, the University of The
Bahamas (UB) held a fun-filled 'UB Blue Day and Pep Rally' on Thursday,
March 2, at the Oakes Field Campus, introducing the men's basketball
team, 'UB Mingoes,' and the institution's 'Mingoes Mascot' to the
student body and the general public.
The word, Mingoes, is in recognition of the National Bird, the flamingo.
At the pep rally, the Miss UB contestants were revealed, in lead-up to the contest on March 9...
Eleuthera Junior Baseball League Season to Commence, March 4th
- Mar 3, 2017 - 12:50:26 PM
The Eleuthera Junior Baseball League of Rock Sound will be hosting the
opening of its 2017 Baseball Season in Rock Sound on Saturday 4th March 2017 at 1:00.pm.
President Larry Forbes predicts that they will have a fantastic season
this year as teams from Rock Sound, Green Castle, Tarpum Bay and
Palmetto Point will be participating in the Minor (9-12) Division, and
Rock Sound and Green Castle will be participating in the Junior (13-15)
Also there will be both Tee Ball and Coach Pitch Teams in Rock
Sound. President Forbes extends an invitation to ALL other settlements
on Eleuthera to join them in wholesome recreation and training for young
boys and girls ages 5 to 15 throughout Eleuthera...
Bahamas Judo Federation athletes all medal in Florida
- Mar 2, 2017 - 10:46:49 PM
Judo had it's best international performance ever at the Florida Open
on February 25th. All 18 athletes medalled! Some attained multiple medals for multiple
divisions. In total a haul was made of 9 gold, 8 silver and 7 bronze. Trophies for 2nd
Best Team overall, and best male senior athlete (Joshua Mcfall).
"This is the
best performance we have ever had as a federation," said Sensei D'Arcy of the Bahamas Judo Federation. Three promotions to
Black Belt by victory over other Black Belts. Best senior male athlete
trophy (Joshua Mcfall). 2nd place overall team. Wow. Our sport has
Who can beat Grand Bahama Power at Dog Days Challenge?
- Mar 2, 2017 - 12:02:16 AM
Winners of last years Dog Days Half Marathon Event, the Grand Bahama
Power Company (GBPC), are looking to take home the trophy again this
year at the March 25th event!
The Dog Day’s Half Marathon Corporate Challenge started last year, and
garnered companies from all over the island to put on their running
shoes and race to win. “This event helps promote our beautiful island
internationally but also promotes local businesses, health and fitness,
and even a little friendly competition,” said Randy Thompson, CEO
Bahamas PM welcomes FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup draw on live intl. broadcast
- Mar 1, 2017 - 4:35:25 PM
During a live internationally-broadcasted event, on February 28, 2017,
Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Rt. Hon. Perry Christie
"warmly" welcomed, on behalf of the Government and people of The
Bahamas, the representatives of both FIFA and CONCACAF (the
Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association
Football), who had come to The Bahamas to witness the occasion of the
"historic" Official Draw of the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas
"Over the last two weeks, The Bahamas was indeed proud to
host the CONCACAF Beach Soccer championship in our brand-new national
stadium, which was overwhelmingly successful both in terms of
competitiveness and in terms of fan support," Prime Minister Christie
said, during the event, held at Atlantis Resort Paradise Island...
‘UB Mingoes’ Brand and Mascot Launched
- Feb 28, 2017 - 4:17:24 PM
“Go Mingoes!” That was the chant of University of The Bahamas
(UB) students Monday, February 27, as the institution officially
unveiled, ‘Mingoes,’ its new athletics brand and mascot.
is the brainchild of Renbert Mortimer, artist and alumnus of UB, who is
responsible for leading the concept, creation and branding initiative
of the mascot.
It is “a majestic, flamingo-like representation of
what we see in UB; it is the essence of our spirit. This spirited beast
is fierce, it is bold; it is courageous,” said Mr. Mortimer...
Annual Dan Marino & Friends Bahamas Weekend planned for May 2017
- Feb 28, 2017 - 11:19:43 AM
The Miami Dolphins, Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino,
Dolphins alumni and celebrities will hold their annual trip to Nassau on
Memorial Day Weekend.
Throughout the weekend, guests will mix
and mingle with notable Dolphins alumni and celebrities while enjoying
several festivities planned during their stay.
The weekend kicks
off with a welcome reception and golf draw party on Thursday evening. On
Friday, a golf classic commences with a shot gun start for 24 teams at
Ocean Club. Each golf foursome includes the exclusive opportunity to
play with a Miami Dolphins Legend or celebrity.
Panama and Mexico returning to The Bahamas
- Feb 27, 2017 - 12:35:18 PM
Both teams qualify for FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup
Panama and Mexico will be back under the bright lights of the new
Malcolm Park Beach Soccer Facility in Nassau, Bahamas in a few weeks for
the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup Bahamas 2017, which kicks off April 27
to May 7.
The teams from Central and North America secured their
spots to the big show during the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championships
Bahamas 2017 on Saturday...
Bahamas defeated by USA in 5th place CONCACAF playoff
- Feb 27, 2017 - 12:40:53 AM
CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship hosts Bahamas succumbed to defeat in Sunday’s fifth-place play-off as they were beaten 4-2.
in front of a consistently fervent home crowd, the USA did enough to
dampen cheers in Nassau as the influential Nick Perera - returning from
suspension - notched along with Oscar Reyes, Alessandro Canale and
Despite a rare off-night, Bahamas have done
more than enough to build enthusiasm for the sport ahead of the FIFA
Beach Soccer World Cup, which begins on April 27th...
Bahamas to take on USA for 5th place in beach soccer play-off
- Feb 25, 2017 - 9:04:25 PM
CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship hosts Bahamas will contest the
fifth-place play-off against USA on Sunday after edging Trinidad and
Having seen the USA beat Jamaica, Bahamas then got
back to winning ways against Trinidad, with captain Gavin Christie’s
brace proving decisive as the home nation held off a late fightback from
the Beach Soca Warriors.
In a low-key opening, a bobble in the sand deniedChristie the chance to open the scoring with six minutes on the board...
Bahamas beaten as Guadeloupe advance in CONCACAF beach soccer championship
- Feb 24, 2017 - 11:47:49 PM
CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship hosts Bahamas were defeated in the quarter-finals
as Guadeloupe moved into the final four with a 5-3 win.
by a fervent home crowd, Bahamas battled back from deficits on three
occasions to go into the final period at 3-3 only for Theo Gelas’ second
and third goals to take the game away from the home nation, who will
now look to secure fifth spot at the weekend.
home crowd were subdued somewhat when Damien Granchi-Constant took
advantage of a loose ball to finish from range over goalkeeper Ivan
Online Registration Open for Sunshine Insurance Marathon Bahamas 2018
- Feb 24, 2017 - 11:59:57 AM
Registration is now open online for the ninth annual Sunshine Insurance Marathon Bahamas (SIMB), to be held in 2018.
The race will be held on January 14 at 6:00 a.m. It will start at
Junkanoo Beach and end at Arawak Cay. The 26.1 mile race will take
endurance runners along the northern coast of the island.
features three events – the marathon, half marathon and relay and comes
on the heels of the Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure® 5K, which
is held a day before...
Bahamas U14 water polo team take bronze in South Florida
- Feb 23, 2017 - 1:19:18 AM
Bahamas U14 water polo team took a 3rd place bronze in the South Florida
International Tournament on Sunday, February 19th at the Coral Springs
The international tournament ran from the 17th through the 19th. The Bahamas U16 team took 4th place.
Congratulations to both teams!
Bahamas wrap up CONCACAF top spot with St. Fleur hat-trick
- Feb 22, 2017 - 11:52:06 PM
CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship hosts Bahamas wrapped up top spot in
Group A with their third win of the tournament as Lesly St. Fleur’s
hat-trick ensured a 3-2 win over Jamaica.
Both sides were
guaranteed quarter-final places before kick-off but, with first place on
offer, it was Jamaica who battle back from a goal down to lead.
However, two further strikes from Bahamas’ star man St. Fleur made sure of the points in the final match of the group.
New Providence Cycling Assocation to hold 30 mile race
- Feb 22, 2017 - 6:59:59 PM
Bahamas - New Providence Cycling Association will stage a 30 miles
cycling race this Sunday 26th February at 7:15am starting at Goodman's
Come participate and join the 242 Cycling Nation.
Registration is on site starting at 6:45 am. For more information call 552-5128.
Down Syndrome Students are Beach Soccer Stars for the Day
- Feb 22, 2017 - 11:14:02 AM
group of students from the Down Syndrome Center got a once-in-a lifetime
opportunity to play beach soccer with some of the top players from The Bahamas,
Trinidad and Tobago, and the United States on Tuesday.
total of 17 children and adults afflicted with the genetic disorder attended
the Bahamas Beach Soccer Foundation Clinic at the new state of the art stadium
at the Malcolm Park Beach Soccer Facility and received one-on-one training from
the soccer stars who are in town for the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Champions...
CONCACAF hosts, Bahamas safety into quarters
- Feb 21, 2017 - 11:55:12 PM
CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship hosts Bahamas are into the
quarter-finals after their second win of the competition - a 3-0 victory
over Belize on Tuesday.
The home nation were winners against
Guyana on Monday and followed that up with a solid success against
Belize, with two-goal Lesley St. Fleur the chief architect.
win ensures Bahamas a top-two spot in Group A while Belize have work to
do if they are toprogress ahead of their clash with Guyana...
Tour de Turquoise cycling event in Exuma inspires students
- Feb 21, 2017 - 4:15:42 PM
Annual cycling event in Exuma raises more than $20,000 for new Children's Shelter and donates bikes to high school
In the hot blazing sun, 15-year-old Cameron Williams peddled and peddled in his flip-flops up the spine of Exuma.
old, rickety BMX scraped the edge of the road where pavement met ash
fault. He teetered, but never fell. Older boys in the back of a support
vehicle shouted and encouraged the younger boy...
Hosts Bahamas win over Guyana in CONCACAF opener
- Feb 21, 2017 - 12:14:14 AM
CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship hosts Bahamas were 4-1 winners
against Guyana in their opening game of the competition on Monday.
home nation sit top of Group A after the opening round of matches and
had a Lesley St. Fleur hat-trick to thank as they picked up maximum
points in front a vibrant home crowd against a Guyana side making their
first appearance at the tournament.
Having seen an early penalty
saved, the Bahamas eventually led through an acrobatic St. Fleur effort
and the home side doubled the lead when the forward tucked home his
second from the spot...