Bahamian Student Athletes Inspired by NBA Great Alonzo Mourning
- Sep 30, 2016 - 2:13:09 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Budding Grand Bahama basketball player Howard Hinsey
said the chance to interact and learn from the Miami HEAT training staff
was the by far the “best opportunity” he’s had in his 17 years.
Rolle, a 12th grader from Bimini, said the encouragement and advice he
received from NBA Hall of Famer Alonzo Mourning restored his confidence
in his abilities.
Rolle and Hinsey were two of 160 student
athletes from across The Bahamas that took part in the Alonzo Mourning
Basketball Clinic yesterday afternoon at the Atlantis Resort...
2016 Star Sailors League Finals – Count down to Nassau
- Sep 27, 2016 - 10:22:27 AM
In just two months time, the fourth edition of the SSL
Finals 2016 will open in Nassau, Bahamas. As always the top 12 skippers
in the SSL Ranking for the year are invited to challenge and join 13
VIPs sailors selected for the successes achieved in their sailing
career. Most of the VIPs are World or Olympic Champions , and for the
SSL Finals in 2016, with the Olympic Games just closed in Rio de
Janeiro, the SSL Finals will have some freshly medalled sailors.
The Star Sailors League can confirm that the top 5 skippers in the SSL Ranking have agreed to attend the SSL Finals 2016...
Junkanoo Jam Returns to Grand Bahama in November
- Sep 27, 2016 - 9:55:16 AM
The 2016 Junkanoo Jam returns to Grand Bahama and will take place at the
St. Georges’ gymnasium from November 23rd through 27th, 2016. Teams
stay at the Grand Lucayan resort, and aside from basketball, the players
enjoy island destination activities during the Thanksgiving long
Participating teams North Carolina Tar Heels,
University of South Florida Bulls, Georgia
Bulldogs and Minnesota Golden Gophers will be featured in the Lucaya
Division; and the University of Dayton Flyers, Missouri Tigers, Georgia
Jackets and Georgia Bulldogs will complete in the
TheBahamasWeekly.com Returns As Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend (SIRW) Sponsor
- Sep 23, 2016 - 1:33:25 PM
Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure® and Marathon Bahamas slated for January 14-15
NASSAU, Bahamas – For the second year in a row, TheBahamasWeekly.com
has signed on as a Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend (SIRW) sponsor.
hugely popular Bahamas news and events portal, which boasts an average
of 1,000,000 page views per month, will help Race Weekend – which
includes the Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure® and Marathon
Bahamas – to expand its global reach...
Freeport Rugby Football Club: Boys’ Soccer Programme to Commence this Saturday
- Sep 22, 2016 - 12:27:58 PM
After the traditional summer break that allows the players, coaches and
the facilities to regroup and re-energise, the successful Freeport Rugby
Football Club kicks off again this Saturday (September 24th) at 11.30am
at the Rugby Club.
The Freeport Rugby Football Club has run a
hugely successful youth soccer programme for over fifteen years that has
focused on young boys and young men on the island...
2016 Bahamas Olympic Team Celebrated
- Sep 21, 2016 - 10:56:34 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon.
Dr. Daniel Johnson congratulated the individual team performances of
Team Bahamas -- 2016 Bahamas Olympic team of the Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
Summer Olympics in August, at celebration ceremonies on Sunday,
September 18, 2016 at Melia Nassau Beach Resort. Team members received
certificates and plaques from the Bahamas Olympic Committee (BOC).
Minister Johnson congratulated the team and said he looks forward to the
Summer Olympics of 2020 in Tokyo, when he expects an even bigger
contingent to highlight The Bahamas...
BLTA Hosts Junior Tennis Clinic at National Centre
- Sep 21, 2016 - 9:11:34 AM
On Saturday The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association(BLTA) held a Junior
Tennis Clinic at the National Tennis Centre, Queen Elizabeth Sports
Centre. The $1-Day Clinic was a success as kids ranging from 4 -14 were
introduced and in some cases reintroduced to the rudiments of tennis.
of the clinic Ms. Barbara Carey organized the play and stay session.
Coach Kevin Major led the children in various drills. Also on hand were
some of the country's top juniors Afrika Smith, Donte Armbrister and
Sierra Donaldson. These youngsters who are returning from a summer
International Tennis Federation(ITF) tour were able to assist Coach
Major in instructing the kids on their forehands and backhands...
Bahamas Inks Deal with Washington Redskins
- Sep 21, 2016 - 4:05:04 AM
The Ministry of Tourism recently inked a deal with a major National
Football League (NFL) team -- a move that will undoubtedly lead to
increased exposure to the Islands of The Bahamas.
The five-year partnership with the Washington Redskins was sealed last month just ahead of the start of the NFL season.
a result of the partnership, the Washington Redskins will hold an
annual ‘Washington Redskins Weekend in The Bahamas’ featuring Doug
Williams and other legendary players for its fans, friends and families.
The Redskins will also hold a flag football game with its alumni
against top Bahamian officials at the Thomas A. Robinson National
Stadium, as well as hold a youth football and cheerleading clinic in The
The team will also put on a golf and fishing tournament as well as participate in other destination experiences.
Hope’s High Hopes for Athletes and Animals at Potcakeman Triathlon
- Sep 21, 2016 - 4:02:36 AM
Michelle Hope has swum, cycled and run her way through 10
triathlons but the 5’8’ mother of two will make history when she enters
the Potcakeman Triathlon – she’ll be the first competitor in the popular
event ever to compete in athletic gear provided by the official trade
association dedicated to pet wellness, the Pet Food Institute (PFI).
Hope, a civil, structural and environmental engineer, won the right to
have the triathlon outfit designed especially for her by winning the
PFI’s Facebook contest answering the question. “Tell us why nutrition is
important for pets.” She also had to demonstrate a passion for pets.
“If I didn’t have a stream of bad luck, I’d have no luck at all, so I’m
really excited about this because I already feel like a winner,” says
Hope. “I’m really grateful to the Pet Food Institute. I think what PFI
is doing is very important for the pets of the Bahamas”
Bahamians invited to Miami HEAT vs. New Orleans Pelicans game
- Sep 20, 2016 - 12:43:14 PM
The Bahamas will take over the American Airlines Arena when the Miami
HEAT takes on Buddy Hield and the New Orleans Pelicans on March 15, and
Bahamian basketball fans are invited to take a front row seat.
the run-up to the anticipated matchup, the Miami HEAT is reducing
ticket fees for Bahamians specifically for that game. As an added bonus,
the Ministry of Tourism will also hold its signature ‘Bahamas Night’ at
the American Airlines Arena...
Olympians Pedrya Seymour and Stephen Newbold Call on the Governor General
- Sep 20, 2016 - 9:19:36 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Rio 2016 Olympians Pedrya Seymour and Stephen Newbold called upon Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, at Government House on Friday, September 16, 2016.
Pictured from left: Pedro Seymour; 100m Hurdles Finalist Pedrya Seymour; Mekeva Wallace; H.E. Dame Marguerite Pindling; Chief Sports Recreation Officer/Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture Kevin Colebrooke; and Men’s 4x400 Relay Team’s Stephen Newbold...
Grand Bahama 30-yr-old event now dubbed, "GBPA Conchman Triathlon"
- Sep 16, 2016 - 12:00:07 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - The organisers of the 30th
have had a huge boost with the news that a major sponsor has stepped forward to
support the historic event.
The Grand Bahama Port Authority has recognised its major
significance not just at home but abroad by becoming the first event sponsor
since what has become the island’s sporting icon was launched in 1986.
That sponsorship milestone is matched by progress on the
athletic side with a number of US athletes already signing up for the test of
swimming, cycling and running almost two months ahead of the event on November
Freedom Farm Ready for Fall Baseball
- Sep 16, 2016 - 11:23:13 AM
Coming off of sweeping this year’s Baseball Nationals in Freeport, Grand
Bahama with five gold medals, Freedom Farm Baseball League has already
began its registration for the upcoming season. Registration is this
and every Saturday from 10:00am – 12 noon during the month of
September. As registration goes on, the league will be hosting for a
second time a season during the Fall. There is a lot of excitement with
this fall season as it has triple in teams since its inception last
year. More teams, more players, more great baseball action at the
playing fields Yamacraw.
Fall ball will feature teams in the
coach pitch, 9-10 and 11-12 divisions and will be comprised mostly of
the best players coming up that will enter their respective divisions
for the upcoming regular season...
Boys' Soccer Programme to commence Sept. 24th at the Freeport Rugby & Football Club
- Sep 16, 2016 - 11:04:24 AM
The Freeport Rugby & Football Club’s successful Boys’ Soccer
Programme kicks off Saturday September 24th at the Club with its 2016/17
The Programme will comprise the following:
Soccer leagues each Saturday for boys aged 7 to 14; and Mid October sees the restart of the midweek soccer academy...
Bahamian Olympian athletes pouring in for Sunday's celebration
- Sep 16, 2016 - 9:59:27 AM
Athletes are beginning to pour into Nassau for this Sunday's grand Celebrate Victory with Team Bahamas Olympic Team.
Anthonique "Q" Strachan will start off by touching down this afternoon
(Thursday) from Ft. Lauderdale as she journeyed from Atlanta.
is when we will finally see the arrival of the bronze medal-winning
men's 400-meter relay team, including veteran speedster Chris "Fireman"
Brown, Alonzo Russell, Michael Mathieu and Demetrius Pinder and Steven
Bahamas pinned to benefits for wrestling programs
- Sep 15, 2016 - 2:07:06 PM
Nenad Lalovic, president of United World Wrestling (UWW), promised great
support for small countries like the Bahamas that are developing
Olympic style wrestling programs.
Mr. Lalovic was speaking at the
UWW Congress in Macon, France just two weeks after the close of the
Olympic Games in Rio. UWW, the international federation governing the
sport of wrestling, holds its congress every two years in order to elect
executive board members and deal with other pressing business.
President Lalovic said better helping national federations will
6th Annual Bernie Russell Pool Tournament Announced
- Sep 15, 2016 - 1:35:04 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Island – On Friday, September 9th,
2016 representatives from the Ministry of Tourism’s Sports Department
held a press conference at The Grand Lucayan Resort to announce the 6th
Annual Bernie Russell Pool Tournament.
Kevin Miller and Remardo Russell, the son of the late Bernie Russell in
whose honor the tournament is named, spoke to the growth of the
tournament over the past six years...
Olympic Distance Added to This Years Powerade Potcakeman Triathlon
- Sep 15, 2016 - 5:38:39 AM
The fourth annual Potcakeman Triathlon will be taking place at Jaws
Beach on Saturday September 24th. Due to the growth of the event and by
popular demand, an Olympic distance race has been added to this year’s
schedule in addition to the traditional Sprint.
swim-bike-run route starts in the ocean at Jaws Beach, heads out onto
the road before returning for the run along the trails of Clifton
Heritage Park. Olympic distance athletes will complete each loop twice.
Following the main events there will be a hotly contested “Puppy Tri”
race for children ages 6-14. As well as unique finish medals, dri-fit
T-shirts and a full swag bag, all racers will be rewarded with a
Heineken beer and hamburger from the Rotary Club East Nassau’s Van.
Kids will all get a Dunkin Donut...
Miami HEAT returning to The Bahamas for Training Camp
- Sep 14, 2016 - 1:41:24 PM
NASSAU, Bahamas -- The three-time NBA championship team the Miami HEAT will
hold their training camp in The Bahamas for the second time in four
years, the NBA team announced today. The camp, which will run from
September 27 to October 1, 2016, will be held at the Atlantis Resort,
The team will arrive in New Providence on September 26 and will conduct
two-a-day practice sessions in the Grand Ballroom at the Atlantis
Conference Center, which will be transformed into a double basketball
Bahamas Sports Facilities Undergoing $5 Million Upgrades
- Sep 14, 2016 - 6:02:26 AM
In an effort to maintain the country’s appeal as a premier sports
destination and attract new business, the National Sports Agency (NSA)
is investing $5 million to upgrade several sports facilities in and
around the Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre.
General Manager of the
NSA Jeffrey Beckles said there are currently 52 capital works projects
underway, the biggest of which is the $800,000 refurbishment of the
field at the national stadium.
In addition, phase two of Sir
Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium renovations are underway. This phase will result
in improvements to the acoustics...