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UB Mingoes Win Their First Game - Mar 5, 2017 - 11:07:32 AM

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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...
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UB Athletic Brand Launched with 'UB Blue Day and Pep Rally' - Mar 3, 2017 - 5:06:12 PM

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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...
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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) Division.

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...
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Bahamas Judo Federation athletes all medal in Florida - Mar 2, 2017 - 10:46:49 PM

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Bahamas 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 tipped..." 
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Who can beat Grand Bahama Power at Dog Days Challenge? - Mar 2, 2017 - 12:02:16 AM

 
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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 of PharmaChem...
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Bahamas PM welcomes FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup draw on live intl. broadcast - Mar 1, 2017 - 4:35:25 PM

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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 2017.

"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...
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‘UB Mingoes’ Brand and Mascot Launched - Feb 28, 2017 - 4:17:24 PM

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“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.

‘Mingoes’ 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...
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Annual Dan Marino & Friends Bahamas Weekend planned for May 2017 - Feb 28, 2017 - 11:19:43 AM

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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.
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Panama and Mexico returning to The Bahamas - Feb 27, 2017 - 12:35:18 PM

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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...
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Bahamas defeated by USA in 5th place CONCACAF playoff - Feb 27, 2017 - 12:40:53 AM

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CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship hosts Bahamas succumbed to defeat in Sunday’s fifth-place play-off as they were beaten 4-2.

Played 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 Christopher Toth.

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...
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Bahamas to take on USA for 5th place in beach soccer play-off - Feb 25, 2017 - 9:04:25 PM

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CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship hosts Bahamas will contest the fifth-place play-off against USA on Sunday after edging Trinidad and Tobago 5-2.

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...
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Bahamas beaten as Guadeloupe advance in CONCACAF beach soccer championship - Feb 24, 2017 - 11:47:49 PM

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CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship hosts Bahamas were defeated in the quarter-finals on Friday as Guadeloupe moved into the final four with a 5-3 win.

Backed 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.

The home crowd were subdued somewhat when Damien Granchi-Constant took advantage of a loose ball to finish from range over goalkeeper Ivan Rolle...
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Online Registration Open for Sunshine Insurance Marathon Bahamas 2018 - Feb 24, 2017 - 11:59:57 AM

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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.

SIMB 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...
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Bahamas U14 water polo team take bronze in South Florida - Feb 23, 2017 - 1:19:18 AM

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Bahamas U14 water polo team took a 3rd place bronze in the South Florida International Tournament on Sunday, February 19th at the Coral Springs Aquatix Complex.

The international tournament ran from the 17th through the 19th.  The Bahamas U16 team took 4th place.

Congratulations to both teams!
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Bahamas wrap up CONCACAF top spot with St. Fleur hat-trick - Feb 22, 2017 - 11:52:06 PM

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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.
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New Providence Cycling Assocation to hold 30 mile race - Feb 22, 2017 - 6:59:59 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - New Providence Cycling Association will stage a 30 miles cycling race this Sunday 26th February at 7:15am starting at Goodman's Bay beach.

Come participate and join the 242 Cycling Nation.

Registration is on site starting at 6:45 am. For more information call 552-5128.
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Down Syndrome Students are Beach Soccer Stars for the Day - Feb 22, 2017 - 11:14:02 AM


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A 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.

A 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...

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CONCACAF hosts, Bahamas safety into quarters - Feb 21, 2017 - 11:55:12 PM

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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.

The 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...
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Tour de Turquoise cycling event in Exuma inspires students - Feb 21, 2017 - 4:15:42 PM

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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.

His 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...
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Hosts Bahamas win over Guyana in CONCACAF opener - Feb 21, 2017 - 12:14:14 AM

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CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship hosts Bahamas were 4-1 winners against Guyana in their opening game of the competition on Monday.

The 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...

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