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Adult Doubles Tennis Tournament held in Eleuthera - Apr 16, 2019 - 7:30:12 PM

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The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association congratulates Mr. Artie Johnson and sponsor Timothy Dames on a well organized and successful tournament. The tournament was held in Palmetto Point Eleuthera.

The winners of the doubles men,s open and the men's over 60 are Chris Evans and Austin Burrows. Men's open runners up are Macquel Mcdonald and Vernon Russell.  The Men's over 60 runners-up are Tim Dames and Eugene Gibson...
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Lyford Cay International School wins three BAISS Football Championships - Apr 15, 2019 - 11:21:45 AM

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Athletic Director Mr Craig Massey is thrilled about the teams' success saying “These were all complete team performances. Our students exhibited great attitudes the entire season. They relished  teamwork  and  showed  great  determination  and  every  one  of  these  athletes  stepped up when their number was called.”

The  school  did  not  enter  a  team  in  the  Junior  Girls  division  as  it  does  not  have  enough  students  to  field  two  girls  teams.  Most  of  the  girls  on  the  championship  senior girls team...
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Nassau Rowing Club Competes at 47th Miami International Regatta - Apr 13, 2019 - 9:30:02 AM

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Nassau Rowing Club competed in the 47th Miami International Regatta hosted by the Miami Rowing Club on Saturday, 6th April 2019. The event is one of the largest high school regattas in Florida, attracting 236 separate entries from 13 rowing clubs in South Florida, with Nassau RC being the only non-American club in attendance.

Nassau RC fielded the largest pool of competitors in the club’s history, with 7 rowers contesting 5 events: Jackson Mamock and Tim Stuby raced high school single and lightweight single sculls...
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Iesha Shepherd and Afrika Smith perform well in collegiate tennis - Apr 10, 2019 - 6:30:07 PM

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Iesha  Shepherd and Afrika Smith heat up the courts in tennis action for their respective colleges.

Iesha  plays for The Chicago State Cougars  and won four of her final six singles contests over the last two months. Iesha teamed up with Vougars teammate Anastasiia Goncharova for a three-match doubles winning streak playing at No. 3...
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Easter Weekend Watch Bahamian CARIFTA Athletes on Cable 12 TV - Apr 8, 2019 - 10:30:09 AM

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Bahamians across The Bahamas will be able to follow Bahamian CARIFTA athletes on local Cable 12 television each evening over the Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday as they give their all to win gold for kin and country.  Sports Media Marketing in association with Riveting Media will provide nightly coverage of the games on Cable 12 TV during the Easter Holiday weekend. Producers are accommodating real fans in the broadcast by using Outback Steak House grounds in Nassau as their TV production facilities and hosting a viewing party...
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Bahamas Special Olympics bring home 14 medals - Apr 3, 2019 - 12:16:05 PM

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has become a popular center for world events with Bahamian participation at its finest. Recently, 24 special Bahamian athletes competed among an estimated 7,500 athletes from 195 countries in the 15thSpecial Olympics World Games 2019 that was held in Abu Dhabi, the capital of UAE.

The Bahamian athletes left their mark in one of the largest sporting events in the Middle East, where the Bahamas brand became significantly more recognized thanks to this small team with big determination...
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Sands Beer Tees Up for BGF Sands Cup Golf Series - Apr 3, 2019 - 9:40:55 AM

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It is estimated that over 60 million people play golf in the world.  Here in The Bahamas, both international professionals, residents, and tourists play on the 11 courses around the islands and enjoy this great sport that is good for your health and your heart.

Keeping golf competitive and encouraging its growth, The Bahamas Golf Federation (BGF) is pleased to announce that the prestigious Sands Beer Cup series of golf tournaments, sponsored by Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Co Ltd. (BBB)...
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3 Bahamians in USTA Pro Circuit Tournament - Apr 2, 2019 - 7:00:06 PM

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Three Bahamian pro circuit players entered the M15 Wildcard Event in Sunrise Florida.

Philip Major, Justin Lunn and Kevin Major who all played for The Bahamas in Davis Cup played this past weekend in a 64 draw. Philip  made it to the round of 16 but lost to Santiago Salazar 4-6 2-6. Justin lost in the round of 32 in 2 sets 3-6 6-7 against Lazar Markovic...
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RBDF 1st Annual Commodore’s Bowl - Apr 1, 2019 - 6:15:36 PM

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The Officers and Marines of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force took to the grid iron on March 30 for a day of fun during the Force’s 1st Annual Commodore’s Bowl Flag Football Tournament.

On hand at this first event of its kind for a security force in The Bahamas were Commissioner, Ms. Alexandria Deal of The Bahamas Flag Football League, who presented Commodore Tellis Bethel, the Commander Defence Force with a gift. Also accompanying the Commissioner from the League was Mr. Jayson Clarke...
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Kofi Bowe in the singles and doubles semifinals of the USTA Rick Macci Tennis Tournament - Mar 30, 2019 - 11:30:37 AM

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Bahamian Kofi Bowe advanced to the semifinals of the USTA's Rick Macci International Spring Break Challenger.   Kofi entered the Boys U16s event which was held in Boca Raton, Florida. Kofi defeated Jack Kreisberg (USA)  6-4, 6-0  to advance to the quarterfinals. He received a walkover to the semifinals where he played his doubles partner Trey Hardersen of Florida and lost 4-6, 1-6.

Kofi who hails from Grand Bahama also played well but lost in doubles semifinals action. Kofi and his partner Trey fought hard but lost in 2 close sets 6-7(4), 6-7(5) to Ricardo Fakhoury and Alexandre Mitterrand(USA)...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture commends participants of the 2019 High School Nationals Track & Field Championships - Mar 29, 2019 - 2:05:01 PM

The Ministry of Youth, Sports & Culture is pleased to inform of the successful conclusion of the 2019 High School National Track and Field Championships held at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, from 21st to 23rd March, 2019.

The event, organized by the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, with the support of the Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA) and cooperation of the National Sports Authority welcomed athletes from throughout The Bahamas...
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Ministry of Education Officer in meeting with Tennis Developmental Officers - Mar 27, 2019 - 6:00:20 PM

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Mr. Evon Wisdom, Senior Education Officer at the Ministry of Education visited The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association(Blta) this past week. Mr Wisdom met with The President of the BLTA Ms. Darnette Weir,  Mr. John Goede International Tennis Federation  Development Officer for The Caribbean  and other executives inclusive of head of junior development Mr. Perry Newton and junior tennis initiative Administrator and Assistant Secretary Mrs. Chilean Burrows at the National Tennis Centre...
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Mingoes pick up two titles at USF Bulls Invitational - Mar 26, 2019 - 7:45:14 PM

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The University of The Bahamas Mingoes track program won two titles at the University of South Florida Bulls Invitational over the weekend to go along with a second and third place finishes. 

Amber Ford won the women’s 800m in a personal best 2:14.85—more than a second ahead of her closest competitor.  Ford was boxed in by four competitors after the first 400 meters of the race but was able to get out on the second 400 meters...
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Bahamian wrestler beats competition in Barbados - Mar 26, 2019 - 1:15:07 PM

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Bahamian wrestler, Thorn Demeritte, powered his way to a first place finish Sunday at the first Caribbean SuperWeek Beach Wrestling tournament in Bridgetown, Barbados.

Demeritte was one of two wrestlers competing in the event. Regine Neeley represented the Bahamas in the female heavyweight category, but competed only in exhibition matches. Meanwhile, Demeritte, in the 63k weight division...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Team Bahamas returns from Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi - Mar 25, 2019 - 1:37:48 PM

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Team Bahamas received a rousing welcome at the Lynden Pindling International Airport, on March 22, 2019, full of cheers, hugs and Junkanoo music upon their return from the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games.  The 24 athletes scored 14 medals, including six gold medals at the Games, held in Abu Dhabi.  Acting Permanent Secretary at the MInistry of Youth, Sports and Culture Rhoda Jackson, Director of Sports Timothy Munnings and Ambassador of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the State of Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) His Excellency Tony S. Joudi...
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The BLTA Coaches Course is in Session - Mar 23, 2019 - 5:30:21 PM

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Participants of the the Play Tennis Course (PTC) are in session this weekend at the National Tennis Center.  The participants are receiving technical and instructional knowledge; moving from the classroom setting
to the courts.

PTC is an introductory level tennis qualification. This course is being delivered through the Bahamas Lawn Tennis Associationion by the International Tennis Federation(ITF)...
Community
Sands make 9th Year Tournament one of giving back - Mar 20, 2019 - 8:00:22 PM

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As spring approaches, so do the hot days of The Bahamian sun, but thankfully The Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Company was able to enjoy a breezy and not too warm, Sunday on the greens for their 9th Annual Sands Beer Golf Tournament in Grand Bahama.

Joining forces with The Fortune Hills Golf Association the annual tournament was held on lucky St. Patrick’s Day, with lots of beer to go around. “It was good to see such a well-attended tournament on Sunday,” noted Nigel Kirkby, a local player who also won longest drive...
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Bahamians Kevin Major Jr.(Winner) and Philip Major Jr. (Quaterfinalist)In Tennis open championship in Florida - Mar 19, 2019 - 10:15:29 PM

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The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association congratulates Kevin Major Jr. on winning another tennis tournament in Florida. Kevin won open championships in Flamingo Park Florida only weeks after winning the BMW
Tennis Championships  in Pembrooke Pines.

Kevin was seeded 3rd in the tournament and fellow Bahamian Philip Major Jr. was seeded 6th in the tournament. Both Philip and Kevin would play superb to advance to the quarterfinals...
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World Junior Tennis Tournament in Santo Domingo: Day1 - Mar 19, 2019 - 6:15:22 PM

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The World Juniors Tennis Competition for top junior Girls U14 in the region is being held in Santo Domingo.

Team Bahamas started competition  after the opening ceremonies against the home crowd favorites. They fought but lost to the Dominican Republic.  Sierra Rodgers was up first and lost 0-6, 1-6. Kaylee Kanuka followed next and lost 1-6, 2-6...
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UB golf turns in solid performance at first ever international competition - Mar 19, 2019 - 2:00:50 PM

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The University of The Bahamas golf team turned in respectable scores after the team’s first ever international competition this weekend against Johnson and Wales University and Keiser University at the Miami Shores Golf Course.

Alex Gibson led the team with a 18-hole 90. John Hall shot 94 and Deangelo Stubbs shot 110.

 “There’s a lot of potential here with these guys,” head coach Jim Duncombe said. “They hit the ball pretty good but they just lack the experience other than that next time...

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