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Sands, ‘Man In The Boat’ Sculling Races Brings Magic to Grand Bahama Regatta - Jul 24, 2014 - 1:08:36 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama – Grand Bahama, also known as the Magic City came alive this past weekend as hundreds of Bahamians flocked to Taino Beach for the 19th Annual GB Regatta and the crowd pleasing Sands ‘Man In the Boat’ sculling races.

In an effort to heighten the awareness of the Regatta and as an official sponsor, the Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Company kicked off the festivities with a motorcade throughout the streets of Grand Bahama on Thursday July 17th handing out free products to excited persons lining the streets along the route...
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Bahamas Basketball Federation calls on Governor General - Jul 24, 2014 - 12:44:31 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - Governor-General Dame Marguerite Pindling welcomed the president of the Bahamas Basketball Federation, Charlie Robins, and other members for a courtesy call at Government House, July 23, 2014.

Pictured sitting rom left: Clifford Rahming, Mr. Robins, Dame Marguerite, Mario Bowleg and Sharon Storr...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Mychal “Sweet Bells” Thompson / Fred Higgs Golf Challenge inaugurates in Grand Bahama - Jul 24, 2014 - 12:37:40 PM

LUCAYA, Grand Bahama – The smooth green surface of the Reef Golf Course is playing host to a major golf tournament.

The first Mychal “Sweet Bells” Thompson / Fred Higgs Golf Challenge got underway on July 22nd, attracting a large number of competitors including former outstanding Bahamian basketball players and company executives.
The event is being sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism and the Bahamas Golf Federation along with the support of the Bahamas Basketball Federation...
Bahamians honour Sir Arlington at 20th Commonwealth Games - Jul 24, 2014 - 11:54:49 AM

Sir Arlington Butler received the Meritorious award for long an outstanding service to the Olympic and Commonwealth Games Federation.  The Commonwealth Games Federation meetings are taking place in Glasgow, Scotland.

Bahamas has a 51 member team at the event competing in track and field, swimming, judo, boxing, wresting and cycling.
World's top soccer league rewards Grand Bahama camp's top kids - Jul 24, 2014 - 11:04:41 AM

Freeport, The Bahamas - The happy smiling faces of three youngsters about to head out on the sporting trip of a lifetime.  Kadicia Babb (centre), Cameron Chandler (second left) and Donte Singh (second right) were selected by the UK visiting coaches for the top prize at this year’s Sir Jack Hayward Soccer Camp. They will be joined by fellow camper Courtni Pinder (pictured separately) who is currently off island.

The quartet’s all-round contribution at the camp, held in Freeport, Grand Bahama last month, won them a two-day all-expenses paid trip to the final of the Guinness Cup in Miami on August 4. They will enjoy all the razzmatazz and then watch two of the most famous soccer clubs in the world fight it out for this prestigious trophy...

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YMCA Freeport to build 4-court tennis centre - Jul 23, 2014 - 7:05:18 PM

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - The YMCA has broken ground for a new four-court tennis centre that will offer both youth and adult players the chance to enjoy this popular sport in a safe and professional environment.

"Our new centre will provide the best possible tennis experience,” said YMCA Executive Director Karen Johnson. "We  will offer a full tennis programme for all ages and ability levels at reasonable cost, and thereby create a large pool of players and a social tennis environment that is missing for most on Grand Bahama."
J Barry Farrington Tennis Tournament Opens‏ - Jul 21, 2014 - 1:36:45 PM

The J Barry Farrington Tennis Classics officially opened this weekend with the tennis legend himself on hand to hit the first ball.  The event is taking place over the course of this week at the Carmichael Athletic Community Center in Flamingo Gardens.

The tournament is the brainchild of Bradley Demeritte, who says it was Farrington's motivation and push that led him to be one of the most successful players in Bahamian history.  He brought in tennis pro Bradley Bain to assist him in manning the tournament and the many children who are participating...
Caribbean Little League Championship‏ to be led by Bahamas' Freedom Farm - Jul 19, 2014 - 9:06:39 PM

The technical meeting is now completed and all the countries have completed the draw for their respective placing on the pre setup schedule.  Freedom Farm and Grand Bahama had to draw to see who would be in Pool A or B, then the countries selected letter placement on the schedule.

Once this was completed, coin flip was done for each game to determine the Home Team..

All was now set for the start of the Caribbean Little League Championship – Freeport, Grand Bahama July 18th through 27th 2014.

Bahamas is being lead by the Bahamas National Champions - Freedom Farm Baseball League and 3rd Place Runners-up Grand Bahama Little League..
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Caribbean Little League Regional Tournament Swing’s Over to Grand Bahama - Jul 19, 2014 - 8:26:41 AM

Freeport, Bahamas - Little Leaguers from throughout the region are warming up for one of the most exciting events to hit the Caribbean baseball circuit, the 2014 Caribbean Little League Regional Baseball Tournament. After a thirteen year hiatus, the tournament returns Grand Bahama with ten days of Grand Slam action. Vice President of the Bahamas Baseball Federation, Mr. Eddie Clarke brought the event to Grand Bahama for a second time to give The Islands of The Bahamas, the much needed exposure that they truly deserve.

With 200 plus Little Leaguers representing eight Caribbean countries including: Aruba, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands; joined by two Bahamian teams, representing New Providence and Grand Bahama, the teams will be competing for an opportunity to qualify for the Little League World Series...
Boats arrive for Grand Bahama Regatta: July 18th &19th - Jul 18, 2014 - 10:46:43 AM

Freeport, Bahamas - Boats have arrived for the Grand Bahama Regatta and Heritage Festival which will be held this weekend at
Taino Beach on Friday, July 18th and Saturday, July 19th. 

While sailing and racing is going on at sea, Taino Beach park will be buzzing with activity. The Heritage Committee is busy planning to ensure that there will be ample native food, entertainment, and activities such as plaiting the maypole, etc., as well as arts and crafts on display.  Confirmed is Wilfred Solomon, Stileet, Veronica Bishop, and D-Mac. The event will be MC'd by The Mighty Pencil.

Participating  'C' class boats participating: Sweet Island Gal; Revelation 3:19; Asue Thunderbird; Melva B;  Barbarian II;  H2o;  Lady Ruthnell; Unca John; Dream Girl; and San Sally ...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Mychal “Sweet Bells” Thompson Golf Challenge set for Grand Bahama in July - Jul 18, 2014 - 7:22:03 AM

Freeport, Bahamas - The countdown is on for the Mychal “Sweet Bells” Thompson Golf Challenge, slated for July 21st- 22nd, 2014 on Grand Bahama Island.

With the Ministry of Tourism and the Grand BahamaIsland Tourism Board being a part of the tournament’s sponsorship team, this sports tourism event is poised to receive significant attention and support throughout the industry.

Betty Bethel, Directorfor Grand Bahama Island indicated in a press conference on Wednesday, July 9th that sports tourism is a $600 billion dollar business and the ministry acknowledges its importance as the vehicle to drive business to the Islands of The Bahamas. A sponsorship check was presented to Mr. Ambrose Gouthro...

Team Bahamas announced for U17 Boys games against Bermuda and Puerto Rico - Jul 17, 2014 - 10:50:20 AM

Please find attached a photo and Bio of three U17 Boys National player. Our National Team will be playing Bermuda on July 23rd at 7:30pm, Martinique July 25th at 7:30pm and Puerto Rico July 27th at 5:30pm

See enclosed ...

Bahamian anglers encouraged to support 1st Annual Lion Fish Tournament and Cook Off‏ - Jul 11, 2014 - 10:13:56 AM

Nassau, Bahamas - Bahamian anglers will join forces Saturday July 19 in efforts to eliminate the indigenous lion fish to Caribbean waters and together as a community we can contain the havoc they are causing to our local waters and eco system.

Out West Hospitality Group continues to support the local community with their First Annual Lion Fish Tournament and Cook Off’. Held at one of their downtown restaurants Island Smokehouse in Elizabeth On Bay Plaza...
Bahamas wins gold medal in discus throw at CAC Jr. Championships - Jul 11, 2014 - 7:58:28 AM

Nassau, BAHAMAS – When Khlye Higgs hurled the discus 56.64 metres at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Junior Championships in Mexico on the weekend, it earned The Bahamas yet another gold medal at the international competition and contributed to a robust overall performance by Team Bahamas.

The Bahamas finished in fourth position with 20 medals: seven gold, eight silver and five bronze.

Khyle’s gold medal was another record-breaking achievement for The College of The Bahamas student-athlete, who since March has set three junior national records in the throws...
Bahamas to host NCAA Division 1 Men's Basketball action with Summer of Thunder - Jul 8, 2014 - 1:36:43 PM

Nassau, Bahamas -  The Summer of Thunder event from August 2 - 25th is a part of an aggressive agenda set forth by the Bahamas Basketball Federation to expose local coaches and athletes to the international university style of play, while at the same time promoting the Bahamas as a vacation destination.

In addition, this event would provide our local students athletes with an opportunity to scout these universities athletics programme for possibly further advancement of their education.
8th Grand Bahama Road Cycling Championships Results‏ - Jul 3, 2014 - 11:36:11 PM

Freeport, Bahamas - After all of the build up to the 8th Grand Bahama Road Cycling Championships, the date has finally passed and once again a new Champion has been crowned. Roy Colebrooke Jr. is the 2014 Grand Bahama Road Cycling Champion!!
In the Women's Division, the indomitable Vicki Stafford was unseated by Shannon McBrayer in what was a close sprint finish. thus, Shannon McBrayer is the Women's 2014 Grand Bahama Road Cycling Champion!!...
Star Sailors 2014 International Star Class World Champion Title - Jun 29, 2014 - 1:45:37 PM

Beginning Monday, June 30 until Saturday, July 5, Star Sailors from across the world will come together in Malcesine, Italy at Fraglia Vela Malcesine to compete in the 2014 International Star Class World Championship on the infamous waters of Lake Garda.

90 teams will participate in the 6 race series, all fighting to become the next International Star Class World Champion, one of Sailing’s most prestigious titles. This year the Star Class World Championship regatta’s media coverage will include Virtual Eye tracking and for the first time ever will be accompanied by LIVE online broadcasting and commentary provided by the Star Sailors League.
CB Giants defy the odds to become 2014 basketball champs - Jun 25, 2014 - 2:20:47 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - The triumphant Commonwealth Bank Giants are praising the support of the team’s longtime sponsor after pulling off one of the most incredible championship victories in the history of the New Providence Basketball Association.

Coach Perry Thompson said he could not be more proud of his team after they overcame a three game to one deficit to beat the Mailboat Cybots for the championship title, despite struggling with a number of key injuries.

“We have won many championships in the past, but this was the sweetest,” said Thompson, who is team coach and a senior manager at the nation’s top performing bank. “It was a major achievement. I think it was a first in the..."
Bahamas Olympic Committee seeks long-term athlete development - Jun 23, 2014 - 3:27:26 PM

The Bahamas will benefit from new approaches to developing athletes over careers and lifetimes after participating in a regional workshop on Long-term Athlete Development (LTAD).

The Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees hosted the LTAD workshop over two days in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Clarence Rolle, assistant treasurer of the Bahamas Olympic Committee and president of the Bahamas Amateur Wrestling Federation, participated in the workshop for The Bahamas.

The course, which was facilitated by Canadian sports consultant Paul Jurbala, was exemplary in demonstrating how Canada was able to use LTAD frameworks to plan the development of athletes from young ages...

RBC Sponsors 2014 Bahamas Swimming National Championships Events - Jun 18, 2014 - 6:57:04 PM

Nassau, Bahamas -  RBC Royal Bank announced it has renewed its commitment as the named sponsor of the RBC National Swimming Championships. Facilitated by the Bahamas Swimming Federation (BSF), the 2014 National Swimming Championships will be held from June 19-22, 2014. This year 12 swim clubs and 490 athletes are scheduled to participate. The Swimming Nationals begin at 6:00 p.m. on June 19. Sessions on the following days begin at 9 a.m. All events are held at the Betty Kelly Kenning National Swim Complex.

“This year’s Swimming Nationals feature a highly talented pool of athletes,” said Algernon Mashiel Cargill, President of the Bahamas Swimming Federation...
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