Race Weekend Thanks Grand Bahama Corporate Sponsors
- Apr 27, 2018 - 2:06:52 PM
Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend recently thanked its Grand Bahama sponsors who helped make the 2018 event a success.
her first official capacity as Assistant Race Director, Olympian
Tonique Williams got the chance to meet sponsors and discuss the race.
Bahamas Honorary Chairperson, Willie Moss, who is also a senior partner
at Graham Thompson & Co, accompanied Ms. Williams as they visited
Statoil South Riding Point, Sawyer’s Fresh Market, TheBahamasWeekly.com...
Bahamian’s International Company in a glorious race for home
- Apr 27, 2018 - 11:07:17 AM
"On your mark...get set...GO!" Those are the words that Jemima Sawyer
would hear drumming constantly, a few years back, as she sat nervously
in the stands. Her husband, and co-founder of Jemima’s Playhouse, Tyrone
Sawyer, Jr., competed in the supreme Track & Field event: the 100
meters. And he was very good! Challenging the likes of Usain Bolt (who
turned out to be the greatest world beater!) as a junior athlete. Jemima
recalls that her heart would beat so fast and her palms would sweat
with the anticipation of the exciting races...
Art for Sail to support Bahamas National Sailing School
- Apr 19, 2018 - 2:57:19 PM
Art for Sail 2018
1ER.CRU will take place this year at 1 Gladstone Road on Saturday,
from 6 - 9pm. Admission is $25 (children under 16 free) and includes a complimentary glass of wine & hors d'oeuvres.
Many talented Bahamian and international artists will be featured.
Proceeds go to The Bahamas National Sailing School...
Record young juniors in tournament at Lleyton Hewitt Tennis Academy
- Apr 18, 2018 - 4:37:35 PM
In the second of the Winterbotham IC Junior Series for 10's
and 12's there were record numbers participating in this young group of
developing players. So it was a busy weekend at The Lleyton Hewitt
Tennis Academy at Albany for the first Bahamian Tennis Tournament to be
The concept of the event is to create a group that
can come together and develop together through "Round Robin" play in a
social environment that does not mean getting knocked out after one
round and going home. So all players get several matches...
Team Bahamas congratulated on Commonwealth Games achievements
- Apr 17, 2018 - 4:07:03 PM
On behalf of a proud Commonwealth of The Bahamas, The Ministry of Youth,
Sports & Culture extends congratulations to Team Bahamas on its
achievements at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast Australia.
Our athletes again demonstrated our ability to continue to rise to the top and we especially congratulate our medal winners:Shaunae Miller-Uibo -- 400m gold, Jeffrey Gibson -- 400m hurdles silver...
Bahamas men's 4 x 400 take Silver in Australia
- Apr 14, 2018 - 3:08:03 AM
AUSTRALIA - In Saturday's finals for the men's 4 x 400 metre at the
Gold Coast XXI Commonwealth Games, Bahamas took silver with an SB of
3:01.92, just behind gold medalists, Botswana with with 3:01.78. Jamaica
came third with 3:01.97. Congrats to Ramon Miller, Michael Mathieu,
Alozo Russell and Ojay Ferguson!
On Friday, the team thought they
had lost their chance to advance to the finals, but then Australia was
disqualified because one of their team took up the wrong position for
the final baton
change. This moved The Bahamas into 3rd place...
Playoff Rugby is coming to Freeport
- Apr 13, 2018 - 6:39:43 AM
Just one game stands in the way of a spot in the Heineken Cup finals,
for Freeport Rugby Club. But before the final showdown, Freeport must
take care of business this Saturday the 14th against Nassau’s Baillou
squad that have proven to be tough competitor all season.
Freeport emerged victorious in two regular-season games against
Baillou, the Nassau club has not gone away quietly. After escaping with a
43-35 win in Nassau, Freeport barely edged out Baillou at home on March
24 in a 29-28 nail-biting win...
DTSP Wolf Pack Track Club Meet - April 28th
- Apr 11, 2018 - 6:51:01 PM
The DTSP Wolf Pack Track club will host its first annual track meet on
Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium. The event
will be called the DTSP Wolf Pack/ Walter Callander Track Meet and will
feature competitions in sprint races - 100m, 200, and 400m as well as
relay and hurdle races. There will also be middle distance races
including the 800m and 1500m. Athletes from other track clubs are
invited to join in the events, which will also include javelin, shot
put, and discus throws as well as long and high jump...
Lleyton Hewitt Academy to host its first Junior Tennis Tournament
- Apr 10, 2018 - 10:55:35 AM
This weekend The Lleyton Hewitt Tennis Academy at Albany will host its
first junior tennis tournament in The Bahamas. It will be the second
event in The Winterbotham IC Junior Series that proved very popular at
its first event in February at The National Tennis Centre. The IC
Junior Series continues through the year with the third event that will
be at The Raquet Club at Baha Mar in May.
This series for the
young ages of 10’s and 12’s is on a round robin basis to give all
players maximum playing experience at this important development stage...
Top 3 Junior Athletes - Participating on ITF Junior Circuit
- Apr 9, 2018 - 9:00:34 PM
Our top female Sydney Clarke and our top two (2) males Donte Armbrister
and Jacobi Bain on the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Junior
Circuit are currently in Trinidad participating in the Trinidad Trinity
Cup. Sydney is seeded No. 5 (32-Draw) in Singles and No. 3 in Doubles
(16-Draw). Donte is seeded No. 8 (32-Draw) in Singles and No. 3 in
Sydney played her 1st Singles Round today and
won convincingly 6-0, 6-0 against Jade Tom Yew of Trinidad...
BLTA's Easter Jr. National Classics Results
- Apr 9, 2018 - 10:04:30 AM
The BLTA's Easter Jr. National Classics was a blazing success.
Congratulations go out to the winners, runners-up and a special thank
you to all those players who participated. Special recognition is
extended to Anthony Burrows Jr. who was our triple-crown winner for the
To the Tournament Director, Mr. Wes Rolle, Steve Taylor (who assisted with 8s & 10s), family members...
Bahamas gold-winning water polo team returns home
- Mar 20, 2018 - 7:20:03 PM
Happy champions, happy
parents, happy officials -- the Bahamas Water Polo Team won gold medals
in all three age categories of Under 14, Under 16 and Under 19 after
competition at CARIFTA in Jamaica. They returned home yesterday
evening, victorious -- pictured at LPIA.
The team was met and
congratulated by Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael
Girls off to Guatemala for World Junior Tennis Tournament
- Mar 19, 2018 - 10:16:18 AM
The girls' team of Genesis Missick, Kaylee Kanuka and Kinza Johnson
departed Nassau yesterday to participate in the World Junior Tennis
Competition being held in Guatemala this coming week. Mr. Godfrey Bowe
of Freeport is going into his second week as captain.
are in Pool B alongside El Salvador and Curacao and will play in a
round-robin round first. The top two teams in each pool will advance to
the main draw. The girls will play the No. 2 seeded team in the
tournament - El Salvador...
Flow CARIFTA Games on track with $30,000 boost from Commonwealth Bank
- Mar 16, 2018 - 11:28:02 AM
With the countdown to the start of Flow CARIFTA 2018 set for March 30 -
April 2 in Nassau, Commonwealth Bank today announced a $30,000 donation
to boost coffers for the host country.
This will be the 8th time
The Bahamas plays host to the premier track and field meet. Some 600
athletes along with 100 team officials from 26 countries are expected to
descend on Nassau with track and field stars and superstars competing
in 65 events...
Dragon Boat Racing Coming to The Bahamas
- Mar 12, 2018 - 8:15:58 PM
With a history of more than 2,500 years, the sport of dragon boating
will officially be introduced to The Islands Of The Bahamas as a result
of the partnership between the Ministry of Tourism & Aviation (MOTA)
and the Florida based dragon boat company, High Five.
Junkanoo rush outs, dragon boats, and numerous cultural activities, the
event dubbed the Junkanoo Dragon Boat Race and Festival will be the
newest event added to MOTA calendar for Grand Bahama Island to date...
BTC launches premium sports channel
- Mar 12, 2018 - 2:03:36 PM
A new premium sports channel is launching in the Caribbean! Flow Sports
2, which goes live today, will be the home of the Indian Premier League
(IPL) and the Commonwealth Games – both live sports properties that are
only available to Flow.
Flow Sports 2 will be exclusively
available to TV customers of Flow and BTC. The channel will be packed
with “must see” premium international and regional live sports starting
with the Commonwealth Games on the 4th of April and the IPL which starts
on the 7th of April...
GAFFW returns to Treasure Cay
- Mar 2, 2018 - 10:11:22 AM
The Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend returns to Treasure Cay on March
16th-18th. The three day event encourages family and friends to
participate in fun and friendly competition. The ever beautiful beaches
and waters of Abaco set a perfect backdrop for the athletic events.
events consist of a 1-mile open water swim on Friday, triathlons and a
kid’s 1-mile run on Saturday, and a 5k/10k fun run/walk on Sunday.
Participants can enter one or all events as desired. Teams of 2 or 3
persons can also compete in the triathlons, consisting of swim, bike and
Great Harbour Cay Wahoo Tournament postponed
- Feb 21, 2018 - 2:57:48 PM
The Ninth Annual Great Harbour Cay Wahoo Tournament scheduled for
February 22-25, in Great Harbour Cay, has been postponed to March 1-3,
2018, due to inclement weather.
“The safety and enjoyment of
our visitors and residents are paramount to us. We apologize for any
inconvenience this postponement may have caused and assure all our
visitors, residents and participants,
Olympians at BAISS
- Feb 16, 2018 - 10:31:08 PM
Olympians Pauline Davis Rolle and Shaunae Miller Uibo
were at BAISS today at the National Stadium. Also pictured at the track
and field competition are Cabinet Ministers Jeffrey Lloyd and Michael
(BIS Photos/Derek Smith)...
Great Harbour Cay to hold Wahoo Tournament February 22-25
- Feb 16, 2018 - 6:47:52 PM
Plans for the Ninth Annual Wahoo Tournament in Great Harbor Cay, Bahamas
are well underway. The fun event, which offers a Calcutta purse, will
take place February 22-25, and is expected to attract anglers from the
United States of America and The Bahamas.
Among some of the
weekend’s planned activities are a captain’s meeting and reception on
February 22, two days of fishing on February 23rd and 24th, a chill and
grill party featuring live entertainment, junkanoo rush out and a gala