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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...
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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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98.5% of 2018 spending dedicated to permanent sports infrastructure
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...
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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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Golf Tournament for GB High School Scholarships - Dec 23, 2018 - 4:13:52 PM

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The Grand Bahama American Women’s Club’s 16th annual golf tournament launches Feb. 23., 2019 at the Reef Course in Freeport. The fundraiser, which has generated over $100,000 for high school scholarships in recent years, draws dozens of golfers from on and off the island.

In 2108, the GBAWC awarded scholarships to 21 students, and donated to The Children’s Library, Girl Guides, Grand Bahama Humane Society, Rand Nature Center, Regency Theater, Reef Ball Project, Salvation Army, Sailing Club, Us Too Prostate Cancer Awareness and the YMCA for summer camp programs and community improvement projects...
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Finals of the BLTA Giorgio Baldacci Tennis Tournament - Dec 21, 2018 - 7:47:32 PM

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The finals showdown is set for The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association's Giorgio Baldacci Open Nationals!

Bahamian Justin Lunn , 2017 Davis Cup member will face Donte Armbrister the #1 nationally and internationally ranked male junior in The Bahamas.

On the ladies side 2017 Fed Cuper Sydney Clarke the #1 nationally and internationally ranked female junior is continuing her superb season and will face off against Collegiate Tennis Player and 2018 Fed Cup Member Sierra Donaldson.
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Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl Day 2 - FIU and Toledo took to the field and the Beach Bash - Dec 19, 2018 - 4:39:04 PM

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After a night of fun and relaxation at the welcome reception, Toledo and FIU each hit the practice field for the first time in the Bahamas Tuesday morning in preparation for the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl.

For Toledo offensive coordinator Brian Wright, it was nice to his offense get back to the practice field.

“I thought we were real good at practice today. The energy was there,” said Wright. “We started off a little bit sluggish, after riding on a plane and the buses and the hotel, but once we got going I was happy with what we were able to get done.”...
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Suspension of Matches (Main Draw) Giorgio Baldacci Open Nationals - Dec 19, 2018 - 4:21:07 PM

The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association had a suspension in its matches today as players communicated their version of the understanding of the rules and regulations after the round-robin results.  This was not in alignment with the written and distributed rules and regulations that players and the wider tennis community received and what has been the practice for the past several years...
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Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl Youth Football Clinic - Min. of Education to Provide Bus Transportation - Dec 13, 2018 - 1:24:28 PM

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One of the highly anticipated events of Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl week is set for Wednesday, Dec. 19 as the fifth-annual Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl Youth Football Clinic, sponsored by KFC, will take place from 3:30-5:00 pm at the rugby fields next to old Thomas A. Robinson Stadium (adjacent to the National Stadium) in Nassau. The clinic is free and open to boys and girls ages 7-13, and it is held in cooperation between the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl and USA Football...
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Basketball Superstar Buddy Hield joins Ministry of Environment’s Be A Hero Campaign - Dec 13, 2018 - 11:56:59 AM

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After receiving major endorsements from well- known sports heroes like Chris ‘Fireman’ Brown, Jonquel Jones, and Shaunae Miller-Uibo, the Ministry of the Environment has added yet another high-profile sports superstar to its popular Be A Hero campaign, basketball phenom and Grand Bahama native, Chavanno “Buddy” Hield.

Hield, who has made a name for himself as an NBA superstar with the Sacramento Kings is the latest to join the campaign designed to encourage young Bahamians to tap into their inner heroes and create a cleaner...
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The BLTA's Giorgio Baldacci Open Tennis Tournament to begin on Monday - Dec 12, 2018 - 10:38:28 AM

The athletes are getting set to play in The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association (BLTA's) Giorgio Baldacci Open Tournament.  The late Giorgio Baldacci was a tennis coach who gave unselfishly to the sport in The Bahamas. He contributed to the growth and development of some of our tennis players and the Bahamas Annual Open Tennis Nationals is named in his honor.

The tournament will be held at The National Tennis Centre(NTC) from December 17th -22nd  2018. It is open to all and will feature some of the best in Bahamian Tennis....
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Play Off Finals to be held for IC Junior Tennis Series - Dec 10, 2018 - 12:00:55 PM

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After four highly successful events in The 2018 Winterbotham IC Junior Series the “Play Off Finals” are to take place at The National Tennis Centre this coming Saturday 15th December.

Earning places in the “play off finals” are the top four players in each category from the events at Albany Tennis Academy, The National Tennis Centre, Baha Mar Racquet Centre and Freeport YMCA.  The Boys 12 & under are:  Michael Major, Jackson Mactaggart, Jerald Carroll and Khai Rees.  The Girls 12 & under: Sierra Rogers, Saphire Ferguson, Maddison Bowleg and Jalisa Clarke...
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Outstanding Bahamians Recognized at National Sports Awards - Dec 6, 2018 - 1:23:36 PM

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The Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle; Acting Permanent Secretary, Rhoda Jackson and Director of Sports, Timothy Munnings joined members of the nation’s sporting community and stakeholders in recognizing outstanding Bahamians at the National Sports Awards held at SuperClubs Breezes, November 30, 2018.  Also present were Executive Director of Culture, Rowena Poiter-Sutherland; The Bahamas Olympic Committee Secretary General, Derron Donaldson; Sports Division staff members and numerous sports-related federations and associations representatives.  The Prime Minister’s Award for Male and Female Athlete of the Year went to Steven Gardiner and Shaunae Miller-Uibo...
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Mom of Eight Ready to Run Marathon Bahamas - Dec 4, 2018 - 5:38:37 PM

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A retired mother of eight who took up running after her marriage ended is gearing up to participate in Marathon Bahamas in January.

For nearly 10 years, Sunshine Insurance (Agents & Brokers) Ltd. has been staging Marathon Bahamas and Z. Eve Maycock Dorsett has been there for almost every one of them.

January’s race will mark the 10th anniversary of the endurance event and Dorsett’s 10th year participating. ..
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