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Freeport Rugby Football Club: Registration for Boys’ Soccer Programme Saturday October 7th and 14th - Oct 4, 2017 - 5:50:24 PM

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The hugely successful Freeport Rugby Football Club grass-roots soccer programme kicks off again this Saturday at 11.30am at the Freeport Rugby Football Club with registration of boys running from 11am to Midday (with practice starting at 11.30). Registration will also be held on Saturday 14th at the same time.

The Club’s Soccer Programmes focus primarily on young boys and young men on the island. The Saturday grass-roots programme traditionally focuses on primary school age boys aged 7 to 11 but has been extended to include 12-year-old this year. Going forward, it is hoped that next season (2018-19)...
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The Tennis Play and Stay Campaign - Sep 29, 2017 - 11:14:52 AM

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In February 2007 the International Tennis Federation officially launched a global campaign aimed at increasing tennis participation worldwide. The Tennis Play and Stay campaign aims to promote tennis as easy, fun and healthy, and to ensure all starter players are able to serve, rally and score from their first lesson. Fundamental to the campaign is the use of slower balls by coaches working with starter players, ensuring that their first experience of tennis is a positive one, where players are able play the game.
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Bimini Sands Resort & Marina to Host Inaugural Wahoo Tournament October 19-21, 2017 - Sep 29, 2017 - 9:28:22 AM

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South Bimini, The Bahamas – September 27, 2017 – Bimini Sands Resort and Marina today announced dates for their upcoming Wahoo Tournament. Slated for October 19-21, the event will be hosted by Charter Boat Captain Chase Camacho, and is the first of its kind to take place at the resort.
 
Because of their raw speed, hard fight, and ability to pull drag, Wahoo are a favorite among fishermen and are plentiful in the waters surrounding Bimini. More than 100 anglers are expected to make the journey to South Bimini and will be some of the first to use Bimini Sands’ brand new amenities, including a beachside infinity pool and their new Oceanfront Pavilion Bar and Grill.
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Sands Beer Cup - Sep 28, 2017 - 1:10:25 PM

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As we near the end of the Sands Beer Cup Championship series, Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Company recently presented the Bahamas Golf Federation with the new Sterling Silver trophies which have been specially designed for the event.

The winner will receive a replica of the Floating Trophy and trophies will also be presented to the 2nd and 3rd place finishers along with other prizes including a 2-night stay at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge and 2 round trip tickets on Sky Bahamas. Additionally, winners and runner ups in each division will also receive trophies.
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Tennis Bahamas Elite Training Program with Mark Knowles” - Sep 27, 2017 - 8:30:47 PM

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Mark Knowles was authorized by Mr. Christopher Anand of Albany to create a Bahamian Elite junior tennis program to be an adjunct to the Albany Tennis Academy. The Albany Tennis Academy for fulltime students opened in September 2017and is powered by Lleyton Hewitt with Grant Doyle as Director of Tennis. Albany has already accepted two former recipients of the Mark Knowles Invitational Tennis Scholarships, Jacobi Bain and Sydney Clarke, as fulltime students of the Albany Tennis Academy.

The after school programfor talented BAHAMIAN juniors will be a program in association with the Albany Academy and their Director of Tennis...
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The Bahamas Table Tennis Federation Tournament - Sep 26, 2017 - 5:40:43 PM

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The Bahamas Table Tennis Federation (BTTF) is pleased to once again welcome Richard McAfee from the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) to The Bahamas to achieve its goal of promoting the sport, specifically in the high schools in New Providence, with the intent of expanding to other islands throughout The Bahamas.

The BTTF will be hosting various courses over the next two weeks, including the ITTF Level 1 Coaching Course, a Club Coaching Course and a Basic Umpiring Course.  During this time, McAfee will also be visiting the first phase of high schools (Government and Private Schools)...
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Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina to host Wahoo Smackdown IX November - Aug 20, 2017 - 11:32:51 AM

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ALICE TOWN, BIMINI — July 25, 2017 — Bimini Big Game Club Resort and Marina, host to some of The Bahamas’ most legendary fishing tournaments, is pleased to announce that Wahoo Smackdown IX, will take place November 9-12, 2017.

The ever-popular and authentic Bahamian offshore tournament, led by longtime Bimini Big Game Club dockmaster, Captain Robbie Smith, has drawn thousands of anglers to the island since its inception and has become an annual tradition for many.

With more than 50-record-setting catches from the waters that surround the island, Bimini has earned its title of Sport Fishing Capital of the World and, come winter, is considered a prime location for wahoo due to its position in the Gulf Stream
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47th Annual BASRA Swim race & Beach Party w/ Uppercut 242 - Aug 19, 2017 - 9:34:16 AM

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The 47th Annual Bernie Butler/BASRA Swim race is scheduled to take place August 19 at Coral Beach from 9:00 a.m. the much anticipated annual event is the largest Swim race and beach party of the year.

Directly after the competition is the beach party from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m, the U. S. Coast Guard returns with their dramatic demonstrations which includes a chase and a rescue scene.

BASRA Chairman Eddie Whan explained that this year they plan even more activities than before including; Tug-O-War, egg toss and more. Wahn expressed his enthusiasm to confirm the return of  Grand Bahama's ever popular Uppercut 242...
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RUBiS Bahamas Ltd. made Buddy Hield Camp a reality for children at Ranfurly Home - Aug 9, 2017 - 11:07:55 AM

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As part of its corporate commitment to supporting the development of youth in The Bahamas, RUBiS Bahamas Ltd. was a proud sponsor of the inaugural Buddy Hield Summer Basketball Workshop, held 28-29 July 2017 at the Sir Kendall G. L. Isaacs Gymnasium. 350 boys and girls aged 10 through 17 from around the country participated and learned from the Bahamian professional basketball player and other professional coaches.

RUBiS Bahamas Ltd. has supported numerous initiatives aimed at positively impacting the community. We firmly believe that every good corporate citizen should seek to invest and develop the communities it operates in to ensure sustainability. Latia Duncombe, Sales & Marketing Manager, affirmed RUBiS’ global mandate and shared that “Rubis has agreed to a three-year partnership with the Buddy Hield Summer Basketball workshop...
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A spectacular Bahamian send-off as Commonwealth Youth Games reach Caribbean crescendo - Jul 28, 2017 - 10:13:18 AM

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Some of the finest young athletes from across the globe tonight (23 July) brought the flag down on six unforgettable days of great sporting achievements and new Commonwealth friendships forged on the small island state of The Bahamas as the Commonwealth Youth Games came to an emotional end.

Over 1000 young people mostly aged 14-18 from 63 nations and territories participated in an energetic Junkanoo carnival spectacular which formally ended what Commonwealth Games Federation President Louise Martin CBE has already billed “a turning point in the island’s incredible sporting history”

Commenting on the success of the VIth Commonwealth Games, CGF President Louise Martin CBE said: “The Bahamas have provided a spectacular sporting stage and cultural platform for the Commonwealth’s finest young athletes to shine.
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Golf Course Developer Visits Minister Pintard Inbox x - Jul 24, 2017 - 7:33:43 PM

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NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Developer of the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex Golf Course Craig Flowers (left) is pictured with Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard (centre) and Director of Sports Timothy Munnings during a courtesy call at the Ministry on July 24, 2017.  (BIS Photo/Eric Rose)

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Bahamas makes sporting history as CYG competition reaches half-way mark - Jul 22, 2017 - 7:31:04 AM

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Nassau, Bahamas - With the first three days of competition concluded, the Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games, which close this Sunday 23 July, reach their half-way point. All nine sports are underway, across two sporting complexes, including the Youth Games’ first ever presentations of Beach Soccer, Beach Volleyball, Judo and Women’s Boxing. Over 1,000 athletes are competing from 63 countries, many experiencing their first taste of international multi-sport competition.Medals have so far been awarded in Athletics, Aquatics, Cycling (Road) and Judo, with England, New Zealand and Scotland leading the medal tally. Trinidad and Tobago have won their first ever Commonwealth Youth Games gold medal, thanks to Adell Colthrust’s 100m Men’s Final win, as have Bermuda, with Matthew Oliviera winning the Time Trial on the beautiful and baking-hot roads of New Providence.
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Rugby at The Commonwealth Youth Games schedule (pdf) - Jul 18, 2017 - 12:50:30 PM
See attached schedule. Games start tomorrow morning at 9:00am with The Bahamas v Fiji.  Please note that there's no admission fee for the rugby.
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Sands back to support 2nd Annual Kappa Klassic - Jul 18, 2017 - 12:24:10 PM

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Freeport, Bahamas – Back for their second annual Golf Tournament, the Grand Bahama chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity (KAY) will step and stroll into the Kappa Klassic Golf Tournament on Grand Bahama on July 29th. The event is one of several planned as part of efforts to raise funds in aid of their many community service projects, particularly mentoring and supporting the schools in East Grand Bahama.
 
Scheduled to take place at the Fortune Hills Golf course in Freeport, the Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Co Ltd (BBB) will once again support this event with sponsorship funding and Bahamian Brewery products for winners in the competitive categories with each team comprised of four individuals. Not only will participants have the opportunity to win some of the Brewery’s most popular products, but the...
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Bahamas 2017 CYG Organizing Committee Chairman remarks at Official Opening Ceremony - Jul 18, 2017 - 10:25:40 AM

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Your Excellency, Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor-General Commonwealth of the Bahamas; Baroness Patricia Scotland, Secretary General of the Commonwealth of Nations; the Honourable Dr. Hubert Minnis, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas; the Hon. Mr. Michael Pintard, Minister of Youth, Sports & Culture of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas; Ms. Louise Martin, CBE, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation.

Ladies and gentlemen, the idea of hosting these Games came about as a result of a conversation we had in our office boardroom with Mr. Al Dillette our then office manager and Mr. Romell Knowles secretary. We talked about sports and Al came up with the idea of hosting a multi sports game. Naturally we didn't accept that. But the...
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Grand Bahama Regatta and Homecoming set for July 28 - 30 - Jul 12, 2017 - 8:28:50 AM

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The chairman of the Grand Bahama Regatta & Homecoming Committee Chervita Campbell wants you to catch Regatta fever!  The event team is working hard to delivery another great sport and cultural experience.

Funding and public relation are critical components to the success of the event. Along with media partner, TheBahamasWeekly.com, the GBRH committee are pleased to have engaged new partners this year, both Kalik and BTC. "We are thankful to our continued and new sponsors without them our dreams would not be a reality," said Campbell...
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Gardiner and Miller-Uibo win big at Gyulai Istvan Memorial 2017 - Jul 8, 2017 - 12:53:51 AM

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Both Bahamians, Shaunae Miller-Uibo and Steven Gardiner performed first place finishes in their events on July 4 at the Gyulai Istvan Memorial in Szekesfehervar, Hungary.

Steven Gardiner ran 44.61 in the 100m, with Luka Janezuc of Slovakia in second with 45.44, Machel Cedenio of Trinidad and Tobago in third with 45.47.

Setting a new meet record of 49.86, Shaunae Miller-Uibo was...
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Bahamas announces tennis players for Commonwealth Youth Games - Jul 7, 2017 - 9:50:19 PM

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The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association wishes to announce its tennis athletes for the upcoming Commonwealth Youth Games to be held July 18 – 23, 2017.

As only one male and one female player per nation will be represented at the 17th Edition Commonwealth Youth Games being held in The Bahamas, the No. 1 ranked player in both the Boys’ and Girls’ 18U Divisions will represent The Bahamas.

Chosen were male athlete, Donte Alexander Armbrister, and female athlete Isabel Gabriela Donaldson...
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Run for Pompey partners with Regatta - Jul 6, 2017 - 11:30:22 AM

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As the old saying goes, the third time is a charm...


That certainly seems to be the case for Run for Pompey, as this authentically Bahamian event celebrates more than a dozen sponsors and a new partnership with the National Family Island Regatta.

The annual race, held on Great Exuma from October 6 to October 9, is expecting a record turnout from both The Bahamas and abroad. But beyond that, Run for Pompey is rapidly becoming a can’t-miss celebration for all ages over National Heroes Day Weekend, offering a festival atmosphere amid the spectacular backdrop of Exuma...
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Bahamas Sports Minister Salutes Basketball without Borders - Jul 6, 2017 - 10:12:58 AM

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Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard addressed Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Americas 2017 Press Conference at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium, on July 5, 2017.

The Minister welcomed all (NBA) to the facilities and The Bahamas. He saluted the coaches, trainers, professional players and volunteers for mentoring the young players and sharing the mechanics of the game and important values that are potentially transformative in the young athletes' lives.

Minister Pintard pointed out how basketball has not only developed healthy bodies, developed discipline, camaraderie, and lifelong relationships...

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