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Sir Jack Hayward Soccer Camp Quickly Approaching - Jun 14, 2018 - 5:15:16 PM

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With school coming to a close and summer in full swing, the Freeport Rugby Football Club invites youth from around the island to sign up for the Sir Jack Hayward Soccer Camp.

The weeklong camp begins on Monday, June 25 and finishes on Friday, June 29. Each day begins at 9 a.m. and finishes at 3 p.m. During that time, participants will get the opportunity to work alongside international coaches, including several current college coaches from the United States...
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3rd annual Bahamas Poker Run attracts over 400 boaters - Jun 10, 2018 - 2:25:02 PM

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The Bahamas Poker Run co-founders, Jordan Lampkin and Shane Freedman, have concluded that by all accounts the 2018 Third Annual edition was a huge success.

Announced on Thursday, June 7th at the official cheque presentation, Bahamas Poker Run (BPR) committee members were elated at the turnout and support for this event, resulting in the event being able to this year make a sizeable $10,000 donation to the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) in support of the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park (ECSP)...
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GBPA Named Title Sponsor of Conchman Triathlon for Third Consecutive Year - Jun 7, 2018 - 7:25:17 PM
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The Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) is delighted to be the title sponsor of the 2018 Conchman Triathlon event, for the third consecutive year.   Since inception, the Conchman Triathlon always takes place on the first Saturday of November each year and is a successful and long-standing event on Grand Bahama Island.  This year marks the 32nd Annual GBPA Conchman Triathlon, which will be held on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018 at Taino Beach. 

Sarah St. George congratulated Chris Baker, Ravanno Ferguson and their team for organizing this 32nd Annual Conchman Triathlon. 
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The 2018 Bahamas Davis Cup Americas Zone 3 winners return home - Jun 3, 2018 - 6:00:06 PM
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The Director of  Sports, Tim Munnings, The Bahamas Olympic Committee Secretary General Derron Donaldson,  Sports Liason Officer for Tennis in the Ministry of Sports Kevin Colebrooke were all on hand to welcome back Team Bahamas on their stellar performance in Escauza, Costa Rica.  The 2018 Davis Cup team consisted of the #1 seeded Baker Newman, #2 seeded Philip Major Jr., Jody Turnquest and the Player/Coach Marvin Rolle.   The entire team expressed joy and exuberance at the win and stated that all they wanted to do was "make their country proud"...
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To the victor goes the spoils; Bahamas promoted to Zone 2 in Davis Cup!! - Jun 2, 2018 - 9:27:35 PM
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The Bahamas has been promoted once again in Davis Cup Competition after the stellar performance displayed in tournament play by its world class athletes.  The Bahamas who presently sits in the The Davis Cup, Americas Zone III in 2018 had just been relegated after playing in Zone II in 2017.   Therefore the mission was clear: our guys had to work hard to ensure that The Bahamas would earn the right to enter into Zone 2 competition in 2019.  Mission Accomplished!

The Bahamas Team came into tournament play today undefeated and at the top of their pool.  They played Honduras, Antigua & Barbuda, Jamaica and Bermuda.  They were matched against a rowdy hometown crowd in Costa Rica...
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Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations Youth and Junior National Championships - May 31, 2018 - 7:15:52 PM

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-Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations Youth and Junior National Championships: June 15th ad June 16th.

Senior National Championships: June 22nd and 23rd


Meet times Friday 5:30pm Saturday 12 noon Thompson Blvd. Thomas A. Robinson Stadium
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Students selected to represent the Bahamas in Moscow, Russia - May 28, 2018 - 3:16:29 PM
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The Bahamas Football Association, the governing body for soccer in the Bahamas, announced the names of young Bahamian football players who will participate in this summer’s FOOTBALL FOR FRIENDSHIP program in Moscow, Russia. The youth centered empowerment program is sponsored by Gazprom, a major sponsor of FIFA.

The youngsters selected are Aliah Rodriguez, who attends Temple Christian School and plays with Cavalier FC and Jordin Wilson who attends, Lyford Cay School and plays with Western Warriors FC. The youngsters will be accompanied on their trip by chaperones Mrs. Saskia D’Aguilar and Mrs. Simone Wilson...
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2 Top Female Junior Tennis Players awarded Scholarships at Prestigious Colleges - May 24, 2018 - 10:57:01 AM
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The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association(BLTA) is proud of the awarding of tennis scholarships from top college institutions in The United States to two of our top female juniors in the Bahamas: Afrika Smith and Sierra Donaldson.  Both ladies have toured the junior circuit over the past few years and have attained much success including quarterfinals, semifinals and finals appearances in the international tennis arena.  Both ladies have soared to high heights in USTA and ITF tournaments. Sierra and Afrika have proudly represented the Bahamas on national teams including World Juniors, Junior Fed Cup and other team competitions... 
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34th Annual Frank "Pancho" Rahming Primary School Track and Field Championships Launched - May 17, 2018 - 2:20:11 PM

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The Department of Sports in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture held a press conference Wednesday, May 16, to make the public aware of the upcoming 34th Annual Frank "Pancho" Rahming Primary School Track and Field Championships to be held May 23-26, 2018.

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard said the Ministry will fulfill its mandate of supplying ground transportation, accommodations and breakfast and lunch for the participants. He said that he is still hopeful that corporate Bahamas will assist in that regard... 
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Bahamas Men's National Program Players Announced - May 16, 2018 - 4:12:38 PM

The Bahamas Football Association would like to announce the list of players who have been invited to the Bahamas Men’s National Program.

From this program, the Bahamas Men’s National Team will be selected to represent The Bahamas in matches against Belize (September), Antigua and Barbuda (October), Anguilla (November), and Dominica (March)...
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Freeport Rugby Club hosts 8th Annual Junior International Rugby Festival - May 15, 2018 - 5:00:19 PM
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The Freeport Rugby Football Club will host its eighth annual Junior International Rugby Festival this weekend on May 19th – 20th. Teams from Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Nassau and Key Biscayne will travel to play in the two-day tournament that will take place at the rugby club located on East Settler’s Way. This annual exhibition is a great showcase for the sport and will feature players from 8 to 16 years old.

The festival is a culmination of months of dedication from Freeport’s coaching staff, players and leadership group. Youth Development Officer Stephen Sheehan, who was hired to promote the club’s rugby and soccer programs...
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Winterbotham IC Junior Tennis Series moves to Baha Mar - May 14, 2018 - 12:00:21 PM
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After two successful events at The National Tennis Centre and Albany Tennis Academy The Winterbotham IC Junior Tennis Series moves to Baha Mar next weekend.

This event for the development of 10’s and 12’s is designed to give all participants maximum participation on a Round Robin basis over a single weekend. As former Brazilian Davis Cup player...
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Miller-Uibo and Gardiner set meet records in Shanghai - May 13, 2018 - 7:10:49 AM

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SHANGHAI, China - Bahamian athletic powerhouses, Steven Gardiner and Shaunae Miller-Uibo put on quite a show at the International Amateur Athletic Federation's Shanghai Diamond League Meet on Saturday! In record-breaking times, Gardiner won the men's 400m and Miller-Uibo won the women's 200m.

In the men's 400m, Gardiner beat Botswana's triple Commonwealth Games gold medalist Isaacs Makwala, who came second with a season's best of 44.23, while Qatar's Abdalleleh Haroun, took third with 44.51...
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Freeport Youth Rugby Brings the Heat to Florida - May 11, 2018 - 9:34:57 AM
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With the 8th Annual International Junior Rugby Festival approaching, the talented youth from Freeport Rugby Football Club traveled to Florida to gain some much-needed experience against quality competition in the inaugural Weston Rugby Challenge Cup. Hosted by Okapi Wanderers RFC, the one-day tournament was a tremendous opportunity for Freeport’s U12, U14 and U16 teams to showcase their skills and build chemistry just weeks before the festival.

“We really appreciated Okapi hosting this event for not only our players but all the participants,” said Stephen Sheehan, Freeport RFC’s Youth Development Officer...
Sports
Steven Gardiner takes gold in the 400m at the Doha Diamond League - May 4, 2018 - 4:57:50 PM

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Bahamian world silver medalist Steven Gardiner  took the 400m with a national record 43.87 seconds at the 2018 IAAF Diamond League series in Doha on Friday. 

Qatar’s Abdalleleh Haroun came second in 44.50, while Commonwealth champian Isaac Makwala, finished in 44.92.

It has been reported  that after Gardener's performance he was wheeled off the track on a stretcher, but signaled two thumbs up...
Sports
Youth empowered by successful basketball clinic in Wemyss Bight, Eleuthera - May 4, 2018 - 5:31:07 AM

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A special basketball clinic designed to inspire young South Eleutherans while giving them critical skills in basketball was hosted by Mr. William “Doug” Douglass on Saturday, April 29, 2018.  More than 100 children attended the clinic, which was conducted at the Wemyss Bight Primary School basketball courts.

The young athletes benefitted from having pro athletes, coaches and other professionals on-hand for presentations, workout sessions, one-on-one conversations, and general encouragement as they participated in the clinic...
Sports
BLTA Elects New President (after 4 years) and New Slate of Officers - Apr 29, 2018 - 4:28:25 PM

The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association (BLTA) has elected a new President and Slate of Officers/Council Members on Thursday past.  Ms.  Darnette Weir has been elected the new President of the Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association.  Nine of the 12 officers elected, names were presented by Ms. Weir for nomination in her platform presentation that was disseminated electronically to BLTA members...
Community
Race Weekend Thanks Grand Bahama Corporate Sponsors - Apr 27, 2018 - 2:06:52 PM

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Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend recently thanked its Grand Bahama sponsors who helped make the 2018 event a success. 

In her first official capacity as Assistant Race Director, Olympian Tonique Williams got the chance to meet sponsors and discuss the race.

Komen 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...
Sports
Bahamian’s International Company in a glorious race for home - Apr 27, 2018 - 11:07:17 AM

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"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...
Arts & Culture
Art for Sail to support Bahamas National Sailing School - Apr 19, 2018 - 2:57:19 PM

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Art for Sail 2018 1ER.CRU will take place this year at 1 Gladstone Road on Saturday, April 21st 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...
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