Run for Pompey partners with Regatta
- Jul 6, 2017 - 11:30:22 AM
As the old saying goes, the third time is a charm...
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.
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...
Bahamas Sports Minister Salutes Basketball without Borders
- Jul 6, 2017 - 10:12:58 AM
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.
Pintard pointed out how basketball has not only developed healthy
bodies, developed discipline, camaraderie, and lifelong relationships...
BWB Americas Camp Opens with Press Conference, Scrimmages and Clinic
- Jul 5, 2017 - 9:41:36 PM
Basketball without Borders (BWB) Americas 2017 officially opened at Nassau’s Kendal
G.L. Isaacs National Gymnasium
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
'The Tank' Meets The Minister of Sports
- Jul 5, 2017 - 11:06:05 AM
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...
Basketball without Borders arrives in The Bahamas
- Jul 5, 2017 - 12:05:51 AM
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.
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...
Bahamian Trent Deveaux signs with Los Angeles Angels
- Jul 4, 2017 - 4:28:20 PM
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,
Also shown is a portion of the standing-room-only audience...
Emma Weech Shines Again at Aruba ITF 14U Tournament
- Jul 4, 2017 - 4:18:25 PM
Emma Weech is the finalist in both the singles and doubles 14U tennis events at Aruba ITF Tournament held this past week.
Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association extends warm congratulations to Emma
Weech, ranked 4th in the COTECC region," said a BLTA statement.
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...
Grand Bahama Regatta 2017 dedicated to Canard Levi Bethel
- Jul 3, 2017 - 6:50:58 PM
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
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...
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 ...
Sir Durward, now the world's oldest Olympian, pens book, "Never Give Up"
- Jun 30, 2017 - 11:47:34 PM
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.
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.
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...
U17 Girls Ntl Soccer Team Trials Coming to Grand Bahama
- Jun 27, 2017 - 8:03:13 PM
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.
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...
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...
Bahamian Athletes Make Waves through RBC’s 34 Year Partnership
- Jun 23, 2017 - 2:06:18 AM
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
The Bahamas Bowl Draws Thousands
- Jun 23, 2017 - 12:37:10 AM
The third annual Bahamas Bowl drew thousands of visitors to The Bahamas
and organizers are hoping to double that number, this year.
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...
(VIdeo) Gardiner comes first in 400m in Sweden
- Jun 20, 2017 - 11:36:55 PM
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
His national record time is 44.26...
#WNBAVote Jonquel Jones to get her to Verizon WNBA All-Star 2017
- Jun 17, 2017 - 8:10:38 AM
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
Grand Bahama Women's Soccer Championship League Finals This Sunday
- Jun 16, 2017 - 1:49:39 PM
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.
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...
Bahamas scores extra points with Redskins Alumni and Fans
- Jun 13, 2017 - 3:22:20 PM
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
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
Bahamian karate students to compete in U.S. thanks to BTC
- Jun 6, 2017 - 1:11:42 PM
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...
Shaunae Miller-Uibo breaks world record in women’s 200-meter
- Jun 4, 2017 - 11:06:51 PM
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...