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Training Future Bahamian Olympians - Feb 18, 2019 - 4:35:10 PM

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Swift Athletics Head Coach Andrew Tynes said many sporting medals and trophies may well be in The Bahamas’ future thanks in part to the well of athletic potential within the B3A-sanctioned track and field club.

Tynes said, “Swift Athletics got its start four years ago. We normally take on about 40 kids but this year we have 55, and the amount of talent in that pool is undeniable.”

A former Olympian and NCAA champion himself, Tynes said he is proud of the effect the club has had, and also the support it has gotten from annual sponsors like Consolidated Water (Bahamas) Ltd. (CWCO)...
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Bahamas with two great wins over Cuba and Jamaica in JR. FED CUP - Feb 15, 2019 - 6:55:06 PM

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And they are off to the consolation finals!

Yesterday playing Cuba the Junior Fed Cup team was victorious.

Gabrielle Simms defeat Reyes 6-3,6-2.
Peyton Anderson lost to Valdes 3-6,1-6. The duo won 6-0 , 7-6(6) over Cuba.

The Bahamas played Jamaica today for a chance to play in the consolation finals...
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Bahamas Defeats Cuba 2-1 in Jr. Fed Cup - Feb 14, 2019 - 10:48:36 PM

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Another win for Team Bahamas! Today playing Cuba the Junior Fed Cup team was victorious.


Gabrielle Simms defeat Reyes 6-3,6-2.

Peyton Anderson lost to Valdes 3-6,1-6. The duo won 6-0 , 7-6(6) over Cuba...
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Mingoes drop to Rockets second time this season - Feb 14, 2019 - 3:39:07 PM

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The University of The Bahamas Mingoes men’s basketball team lost to the Discount Distributors Rockets for the second time this season 88-81 Wednesday night at the C.I. Gibson gym

Lerecus Armbrister lead the Rockets with 18 points and 4 assists. Georgio Walkes scored 17 and 8 rebounds while David Taylor scored 16 to go along with 5 rebounds.

Kemsy Sylvester had 29 points and 12 rebounds in the loss for the Mingoes. Romero Cornish scored 19 points and 4 rebounds and Travaughn Nicholls had 10 points and 3 rebounds...
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Bahamas Jr. Fed Cup Wins against Panama - Feb 13, 2019 - 11:20:39 PM

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Team Bahamas wins 3 0 against Panama in Jr. Fed Cup action.  The three member team of Peyton Anderson, Gabrielle Simms and Perjae Major played exceptionally well to get a clean sweep.

After coming extremely close in their previous two matches against Trinidad and Tobago and Curacao, Bahamas achieved its first team win for the competition in El Salvador...
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Bahamas Judo Announces Pan American Hopefuls - Feb 12, 2019 - 4:42:20 PM

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Bahamian Champions Cynthia Rahming -57Kg, Sasha Ingraham +78Kg and Joshua Mcfall (-73kg) recently attended a week-long training camp in Cancun Mexico with Head Coach Oneysi Portorreal-Pons. The purpose of the camp was to prepare hopefuls for the upcoming Pan American Games in July.

"These are the athletes most likely to qualify" said Coach Pons "because they are doing the work!" He went on further to say that "the camp gave me everything I needed to evaluate them and take them to the next level...
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Bahamas set to compete in Jr. Fed Cup In El Salvador - Feb 9, 2019 - 6:25:39 AM

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Peyton Anderson, Gabrielle Simms and Perjae Major are representing

The Bahamas in EL Salvador at the BNP Paribus pre-qualifying  event for Junior Fed Cup

Play kicks off on Monday February11th 2019. The Coach of the Bahamas team is Mrs. Marion Bain.

Junior Fed Cup is an international team event in junior female tennis (16 and under age category). Competitions were launched by the ITF in 1985  and every year nations enter regional qualifying events with the winners progressing to the Finals...
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Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic to be replaced with Bahamas White Sands Golf Series - Jan 28, 2019 - 12:27:48 PM

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In conjunction with The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Atlantis, Paradise Island resort and Golf Channel, Global Golf Management is proud to introduce The Bahamas White Sands Golf Series hosted by Atlantis, a year-long collection of events in The Bahamas intended to promote the game and provide playing opportunities for LPGA Tour players, collegiate golfers and everyday golf enthusiasts.

The Bahamas White Sands Series replaces the highly successful Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic that enjoyed a six-year run at Atlantis, Paradise Island’s Tom Weiskopf-designed Ocean Club Golf Course...
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Panam Sports impressed with progress following Lima 2019 Chef de Mission Seminar - Jan 28, 2019 - 8:00:21 AM

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Panam Sports Secretary General Ivar Sisniega is impressed with the progress being made by the Lima 2019 Pan American and Parapan American Games Organising Committee, following a three-day Chef de Mission Seminar in the Peruvian Capital.

Speaking from the San Isidro district in Lima, where the Seminar took place from 22-24 January, Ivar Sisniega said:

"There has been great interaction this week between the Organising Committee and the Chefs de Mission, who will be the connection between athletes and Lima 2019...
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Big increase in numbers for Junior Tennis - Jan 21, 2019 - 9:25:37 PM

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A great sign for the future of Bahamian tennis is the large jump in young players from 20 to 35 participants at the Winterbotham IC Junior Series for the young 10’s and 12’s tennis players this last weekend. This is from the inaugural event last year to the same event this year.

In this first of the 2019 Series 35 most juniors played three matches in a Round Robin format on Saturday at The National Tennis Centre. Then with play offs for everyone on Sunday giving 4 or 5 matches in total.  This was the first of a series of four events  which will be followed by events at The Leyton Hewitt Academy at Albany in March...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Zecheng Dou Wins the Bahamas Great Exuma Classic - Jan 17, 2019 - 9:00:19 AM

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Golfer Zecheng 'Marty' Dou of Beijing, China, won the  Web.com 'Bahamas Great Exuma Classic' at Sandals Emerald Bay - Emerald Reef Course, January 13-16, 2019.  He is photographed accepting his trophy, Wednesday, from Ministry of Tourism Sports Development Manager Eldece Clarke.  Web.com's golf tour moves on to Abaco -- the 'Bahamas Great Abaco Classic', and will take place at The Abaco Club on Winding Bay, January 20-23, 2019. 

(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)..
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Callaway becomes Official Partner to the European Tour - Jan 17, 2019 - 7:08:12 AM

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The European Tour has announced Callaway, the leading golf brand, as an Official Partner for the next five years.

Within this wide-reaching agreement across the family of Callaway owned brands, Callaway becomes the official driver, golf ball, shoe and golf bag brand of the Europe Tour; Odyssey and OGIO become the official putter and luggage brands respectively; and Callaway Apparel, plus the ‘new to Europe’ Travis Mathew brand, will be the official on-course apparel of the European Tour...
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Jacobi Bain advances in double play in Costa Rica - Jan 15, 2019 - 8:50:58 PM

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The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association congratulates Jacobi Bain for advancing in Boys Doubles in the 55TH Coffee Bowl in Costa Rica.

Jacobi Bain (BAH) and partner Marko Andrejic (AUT) defeated Alfredo Casso and Jackson Ross (both from the USA) 5-7, 6-4, 10-8 to advance to the Round of 16 on Wednesday.

Jacobi, the current JITIC U16 Champion was awarded entrance into this Grade 1 tournament...
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Padraig Harrington named 2020 European Ryder Cup captain - Jan 8, 2019 - 10:16:39 AM

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Padraig Harrington has been named as the European Captain for The 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin from September 25 – 27, 2020.

The three-time Major Champion has a storied Ryder Cup career, having represented Europe six times as a player – including being part of four triumphs – while latterly he has brought his extensive experience to the role of Vice-Captain in the past three editions of the biennial contest.

The 47 year old joins Paul McGinley (2014) and Darren Clarke (2016), as professionals from the island of Ireland to lead Europe and will be hoping to emulate the last European triumph on American soil – at Medinah in 2012...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Photos: 'Don’t Blink Bahamas Home Run Derby 2019' - Jan 7, 2019 - 12:18:54 PM

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Minister of Education, the Hon. Jeffrey Lloyd and Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar joined the fun at 'Don’t  Blink Bahamas Home Run Derby 2019' on Saturday at Montagu Beach, led by Todd Isaacs, Jr., and other professional baseball players.  Photos show young and old baseball enthusiasm at the beach. 

In the photo from left to right is Todd Isaacs, Sr.; Todd Isaacs, Jr., MLB Baseball Player; Minister Lloyd; Lucius Fox, Jr., MLB Baseball Player; Lucius Fox, Sr; and Evon Wisdom, Ministry of Education...
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Pinder’s Brokerage to run in Komen Bahamas in memory of company matriarch - Jan 7, 2019 - 8:30:01 AM

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It’s been just a little over two months since Helen Pinder, the matriarch of Pinder’s Customs Brokerage Ltd., lost her battle with breast cancer. Now, more than half of the staff at her company, along with their family members, will take part in a local cancer run this month in her memory – continuing a tradition she started five years ago.

“She was like the sun. She was the center and lit up everything,” said Shannon Pinder, as she reflected on the memory of her late mother-in-law.
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Friends in training to celebrate 20th Anniversary at Marathon Bahamas - Jan 4, 2019 - 1:00:23 PM

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Members of a South Florida marathon and half marathon training program will be celebrating their 20th anniversary by running Marathon Bahamas in January.

Friends In Training (FIT) started two decades ago to make a positive impact on the community. The group provides training and support with the goal of getting its members to the finish line.

Its members have run thousands of miles and races all over the world...
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LIMA 2019 continues investment in Peru’s future - Jan 4, 2019 - 1:26:35 AM

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Lima, Peru; 4 January 2019: Lima 2019’s end of year budgetary analysis has confirmed that 98.5% of the organising committee’s spending last year was dedicated to permanent sports infrastructure, as preparations for Peru’s first Pan American and Parapan American Games continue to leave a valuable, tangible legacy for the country.

In total, 966.2 million soles (USD 286.45m) of the total 981.4 million soles (USD 290.95m) organising committee budget for 2018 was invested in infrastructure projects that will ensure a world-class Pan American and Parapan American Games that deliver lasting benefits to communities in Lima and across Peru...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Results of 17th Annual Bul Reg Regatta in Exuma - Dec 31, 2018 - 5:21:35 PM

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17th Annual Bul Reg Regatta for Class C Boats was held over the weekend in George Town, Exuma. The Cameron Williams Cup Race was the only race held during day two (held in honour of the late Jr. Skipper). 

Winning the cup race was Bul Reg.   Golden Girl came 2nd;  and Bye Gully  came 3rd. 

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2018 Winners of the BLTA Giorgio Baldacci Open Tennis Nationals - Dec 23, 2018 - 5:50:48 PM

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The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association 2018 Giorgio Baldacci winners are Donte Armbrister for the males and Sydney Clarke for the females.   Sydney and Donte have exhibited great skill throughout the tournament and were also victorious today. Both players went undefeated in match play.

The talented finalists are Justin Lunn and Sierra Donaldson. Justin and Sierra are former Davis Cup and Fed Cup members respectively.

Rounding out the top five for the males include Jacobi Bain, Shannon Francis and Jody Turnquest and for the females it includes Perjae Major, Afrika Smith and Donesha Gibson...
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