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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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BWB Americas Camp Opens with Press Conference, Scrimmages and Clinic - Jul 5, 2017 - 9:41:36 PM

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Basketball without Borders (BWB) Americas 2017 officially opened at Nassau’s Kendal G.L. Isaacs National Gymnasium on Wednesday with a press conference, featuring NBA/WNBA/FIBA players, coaches and VIP guests who were on hand to welcome the campers and to thank all of those who were integral in the development of this camp such as Nike, the Bahamas Basketball Federation and the Bahamas Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture. Top media from major Bahamian and international outlets were in attendance to cover the program and participate in a photo and interview session...
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'The Tank' Meets The Minister of Sports - Jul 5, 2017 - 11:06:05 AM

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Professional Bahamian heavyweight boxer Sherman "The Tank" Williams (left) poses 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 5, 2017.

Official photo by Bahamas Information Services photographer, Eric Rose...
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Basketball without Borders arrives in The Bahamas - Jul 5, 2017 - 12:05:51 AM

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Anticipation is running high as campers and coaches arrived in Nassau for the ninth edition of Basketball without Borders (BWB) Americas and the first BWB camp in the Bahamas. The BWB brings together the top 66 boys and girls from 16 countries and territories in the Americas to learn directly from NBA/WNBA/FIBA players and coaches.

Campers couldn’t wait to head to the Kendal G.L. Isaacs National Gymnasium at the Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre to receive their Nike gear and get acquainted with where all the basketball action will take place in the next few days. The first of daily BWB referee clinics also took place right across the street at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium for 30 officials, the first time the BWB has held a referee clinic in conjunction with a BWB camp...
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Bahamian Trent Deveaux signs with Los Angeles Angels - Jul 4, 2017 - 4:28:20 PM

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Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis (right) and Mrs. Minnis (with their grandson) pose with Trent Deveaux and his father Louis (left), during Trent's contract-signing ceremony with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, at Baha Mar Convention Centre on July 2, 2017.

Also shown is a portion of the standing-room-only audience...
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Emma Weech Shines Again at Aruba ITF 14U Tournament - Jul 4, 2017 - 4:18:25 PM

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Emma Weech is the finalist in both the singles and doubles 14U tennis events at Aruba ITF Tournament held this past week.

"The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association extends warm congratulations to Emma Weech, ranked 4th in the COTECC region," said a BLTA statement. 

"Emma continues to do wonders on the 14U Junior circuit. She was also recently offered a Wild Card by the ITF to participate in 3 ITF Grade 1 tournaments in Mexico but had to forego participation...
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Grand Bahama Regatta 2017 dedicated to Canard Levi Bethel - Jul 3, 2017 - 6:50:58 PM

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The Grand Bahama Regatta and Homecoming Committee, headed up by Chervita Campbell, and former Chief Councillor of City of Freeport Council is working hard to delivery another great sport and cultural experience.

This year's regatta set for July 28 - 30 at Taino Beach will honour retired undersecretary of the Bahamas Public Service, Canard Levi Bethel.

Mr. Bethel obtained his early education at the K-10 All Age School in Long Bays Cays South Andros. He was born and grew up in the settlement of High Rock, South Andros...
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Junior tennis players in Nassau from around the world - Jul 1, 2017 - 3:03:35 PM


The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association is hosting its 16th edition of Junkanoo Bowl ITF Tournament which begins today and runs through Saturday, July 8, 2017. Qualifying Round will be held for two days and the Main Draw (32-Draw) begins Monday, July 3 and runs through Saturday, July 8. Matches start at 9:00 a.m. daily at the National Tennis Centre, Q. E. Sports Centre.

This Tournament will showcase junior players ranging from ages 13 – 18 from all around the world such as: the United States, El Salvador, Barbados, Canada, Japan, Belize, Mexico, Russia, Bolivia, Venezuela, Guatemala, Bolivia, Australia, Argentine, Turkey and Islamic Republic of Iran ...
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Sir Durward, now the world's oldest Olympian, pens book, "Never Give Up" - Jun 30, 2017 - 11:47:34 PM

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Sir Durward Knowles who is now the oldest living Olympic champion in the world and a renowned Bahamian sailor, is penning another book to be released in October 2017, a month before his centurion birthday.

Sir Durward has chosen Scholar Books to publish “Never Give Up,” an inspirational book that covers his recovery from serious health complications that had caused him to rearrange his entire life.

In 2010, Sir Durward endured many health struggles undergoing several surgeries, months of recovery and having to learn to walk again. In 2015, he had a relapse and fought hard to get healthy again...
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U17 Girls Ntl Soccer Team Trials Coming to Grand Bahama - Jun 27, 2017 - 8:03:13 PM

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The Bahamas Football Association (BFA) has announced that trials for the under 17 girls national soccer team will take place at 11 am on July 1st at the Freeport Rugby Football Club in Grand Bahama Island.

Trials are open to all Girls who are born in the year 2001 or later, and who have a current (does not expire for 6 months at least), Bahamian Passport and US VISA.

The U 17 Girls Head Coach Kevin Davies and his assistant Coach Ricqea Bain will conduct the trials with the help of Mr. Robert Spellor, the FRFC president and his assistants, Mr. Mark Hardy and Mr. Nigel Kirkby...
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Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association Hosting Junior Nationals - Jun 26, 2017 - 9:13:54 AM

The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association’s Junior Nationals will be held June 26 - 29 at the newly refurbished National Tennis Centre, Q. E. Sports Centre. Young swingers will be competing in varying age groups from 8 and under to 18 and under. Top junior national players such as: the 2017

Fed Cup Team members Sydney Clarke, Elana Mackey and Sierra Donaldson will be displaying their skills. Also expected to participate at BLTA’s Junior Nationals are Commonwealth Youth Games tennis athletes Donte Armbrister and I. Gabriela Donaldson and recent USTA champion Afrika Smith. Approximately 64 budding tennis stars are poised to take on the challenge of defeating their opponent...
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Bahamian Athletes Make Waves through RBC’s 34 Year Partnership - Jun 23, 2017 - 2:06:18 AM

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RBC Royal Bank today announced its renewed commitment as the title sponsor of the RBC 2017 National Swimming Championships. Facilitated by the Bahamas Aquatics Federation, formerly Bahamas Swimming Federation, the National Swimming Championships will be held from June 22- 25, 2017. This year, over 350 athletes from 11 swim clubs, including international swimmers are scheduled to participate.

As part of its 100 plus year legacy in The Bahamas, RBC presented the Bahamas Swimming Federation $35,000 demonstrating its continued support of The National Swimming Championships, and the Academic All Bahamas Swimming Team Award...


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The Bahamas Bowl Draws Thousands - Jun 23, 2017 - 12:37:10 AM

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The third annual Bahamas Bowl drew thousands of visitors to The Bahamas and organizers are hoping to double that number, this year.

The bowl, touted as the highest rated live sporting event televised in The Bahamas, brought 1,865 total visitors to The Bahamas with an estimated number of 2,300 hotel rooms sold for the event. Within the 1,865 total visitors, 1000 were university alumni and fans and the remaining 865 were University and team officials, Popeyes Sponsors and Guests, ESPN events staff, NCAA Game officials and ESPN production...
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(VIdeo) Gardiner comes first in 400m in Sweden - Jun 20, 2017 - 11:36:55 PM

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Steven Gardiner came in first at the Stockholm Diamond League on Father's Day with a time of 44.58 seconds in the 400 metres beating Baboloki Thebe of Boswana, who was just behind with 44.99. Finishing third was Kevin Borlee of Belgium.

Gardiner was the only Bahamian at the event. He will be home in Nassau this weekend for the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations' Aliv National Open Championship.

His national record time is 44.26...
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#WNBAVote Jonquel Jones to get her to Verizon WNBA All-Star 2017 - Jun 17, 2017 - 8:10:38 AM

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The Verizon WNBA All-Star 2017 match will take place on July 22nd in Seattle, Washington, and will be broadcast on ABC at 3:30pm. Voting presented by Verizon, is underway and Bahamians and fans of Jonquel Jones are encouraged to vote to help get her there.

“Its time to get in formation!" said Jonquel on her Facebook page. "This season has been great so far and while I’m never the one to boast, I’m playing at an All-Star level! The thing is I only become an All Star with your help!"
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Grand Bahama Women's Soccer Championship League Finals This Sunday - Jun 16, 2017 - 1:49:39 PM

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Borussia Dortmund and Chelsea FC both have something to fight for this weekend at the Freeport Rugby Football Club field. Coach Donnie Knowles and the Dortmund team and staff want to defend their title as League Champs from last year while, Coach Michael DosSantos and his Chelsea players and staff, want to regain the title they had in 2015.

The two teams have met on three occasions this year. They have defeated each other once and the last game resulted in a tie. This game is definitely the most highly contested match of the season. Both teams have one advantage. Chelsea has very experienced strong players and for the most part, are injury free. Borussia Dortmund leads the league standings with one point, meaning they would still win if the game is tied at the end of regulation time, and they have been plagued with injuries this year...
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Bahamas scores extra points with Redskins Alumni and Fans - Jun 13, 2017 - 3:22:20 PM

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The three-day inaugural Doug Williams and Legends Weekend held in Nassau, Bahamas on June 8 – 11 was a tremendous success and players and Washington Redskins fans are already looking forward to next year’s event.

The event is in partnership with the Islands of The Bahamas and aims to promote the islands while giving fans of the Redskins a chance to experience the country. The goal is to attract as many of the hundreds of thousands of Washington Redskins fans as possible.
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Bahamian karate students to compete in U.S. thanks to BTC - Jun 6, 2017 - 1:11:42 PM

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Smokey’s Karate School has been offering top notch martial arts training to Bahamians for over 15 years now. BTC has donated funds to enable karate students to compete in the 44th Annual U.S. Open ISKA (International Sport Karate Association) Championships. The annual championships will take place in Orlando next month.

“I want to thank BTC for their continued support of Smokey’s Karate School and helping us to excel in martial arts. We have been taking part in this competition for many years now and BTC has been there for us every step of the way,” said Ronald Martin, Master at Smokey’s Karate School...
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Shaunae Miller-Uibo breaks world record in women’s 200-meter - Jun 4, 2017 - 11:06:51 PM

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Bahamian Olympic 400m champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo broke Allyson Felix’s world record in the women’s 200-meter straight event on May 4th at the Adidas Boost Boston Games, running 21.76. Miller-Uibo held the Bahamas women’s 200m and indoor 300m national records.

Miller-Uibo blew past Olympian medalist Natasha Hastings of the United States, with a second place time of 22.50 and fellow American Kimberlyn Duncan,  placing third with a time of 22.81...

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