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Justin Roberts receives collegiate leadership and sportsmanship award - May 21, 2019 - 11:00:53 AM

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College senior Justin Roberts who played for the Arizona Sun Devils this past season was awarded the Southwest region Arthur Ashe Leadership &
Sportsmanship Award  by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) this past weekend.

Roberts who hails from The Bahamas  has been a very impactful player and was the only senior on the Arizona tennis team. Justin singles record was 10-8  in 2019, primarily at the number three spot for the Sun Devils...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Minister Of Sports Thanks The 2019 IAAF World Relays Bahamian Athletes - May 17, 2019 - 9:40:56 AM

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The IAAF World Relays is an international relay sporting event hosted by the International Association of Athletic Federations.  In 2014, the World Relays was born in Nassau as a trial edition and then again in 2015 and 2017.  Due to its success in The Bahamas, the IAAF has officially incorporated the event into its official calendar with the relays now being held every two years. 

The IAAF Relays now provide athletes with the additional opportunity to compete and qualify for both the World Championships, as well as the Olympic Games... 
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Bahamas’ participation in 5k Run directly benefits South Florida - May 6, 2019 - 2:40:16 PM

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The Bahamas Tourist Office (BTO) Florida’s participation in the recent Uptown 5K on the Runway Race will directly assist South Florida through the work of Trustbridge Hospice Foundation, organizers of the event themed, “Where Compassion takes Flight.”

The charitable event that took place on the runway of the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) was the brainchild of the Director of Trustbridge Foundation, Valerie Vitale and Rufus James, Airport Manager at FXE...
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Baker Newman and Philip Major Jr. Emerge as the two top finishers of the 2019 BLTA Tennis Invitationals - May 5, 2019 - 3:30:38 PM

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After the Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association(BLTA) invitational Trials were held at The National Tennis Centre this weekend Baker Newman and Philip Major Jr. have emerged as the two top finishers of the Trials.

During matchplay on Day 1 Baker Newman won two competitve 3 setter tiebreak matches over Philip Major Jr.( 3-6, 7-6, 10-6) and Kevin Major Jr.( 3-6, 7-6, 10-5)

Philip Major would surge back after a first round loss to Baker and won a close 3 setter over Spencer Newman( 7-5, 1-6,11-9 )...
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Rotary Scouts and Stella 33rd Golf Tournament - May 3, 2019 - 8:30:54 AM

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Organizers, sponsors, and patrons unveiled all the details for the 33rd Annual Rotary Club of East Nassau and Scout Association of The Bahamas Golf Tournament, which will be held at the Ocean Club Golf Course on Monday the 6th of May.  Over 100 golfers are expected to play in the annual event, noted for being one of the biggest charitable tournaments on the island and looking to raise over $140,000 for local charities...
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Five Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl alumni selected in 2019 NFL Draft - May 1, 2019 - 12:35:50 PM

Two student-athletes who participated in last year’s Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl joined three other alumni from previous years as they were selected during the 2019 NFL Draft, held April 25-27 in Nashville, Tennessee.

The five selections in the 2019 NFL Draft were the third-most in the history of the bowl behind the record seven alums selected in 2016 and the six alumni taken in 2017...
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Lima 2019 holds first official Pan American Games test event - Apr 29, 2019 - 5:10:18 PM

Lima 2019 successfully staged its first official Pan American Games test event this weekend, with the 2019 Panamerican Judo Championships a prime opportunity for organizers to fine-tune preparations and for fans to experience elite competition at the newly refurbished Videna Sports Center 1 for the first time...
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Mingoes perform well at Penn Relays despite weather challenges - Apr 29, 2019 - 4:30:46 PM

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The UB Mingoes turned in strong performances at the 125th running of the University of Pennsylvania Relays over the weekend despite the rain and weather hurting much of their performances.

“It was a satisfying performance overall but I expected a bit more,” head coach Ednal Rolle said.

On the main day of competition for the Mingoes on Friday Franklin Field was drenched and temperatures dipped in the low 60’s. There were also two weather delays on Friday because of rain and lightning. 
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
66th National Family Island Regatta - Prime Minister's and Governor General's Cup Races - Apr 25, 2019 - 4:05:05 PM

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The 66th National Family Island Regatta, Class A and B Races.   (BIS Photos/Patrick Hanna)

CLASS A
#16 Tida Wave of Staniel Cay, Exuma, won the Prime Minister's Cup for Class A boats Wednesday, April 24, 2019 in George Town, Exuma.

Long Island's Running Tide finished 2nd during the Prime Minister's Cup Race for Class A boats...
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Jody Turnquest Wins The London Spring Tennis Slam Opens! - Apr 25, 2019 - 1:15:32 PM

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Jody Turnquest won the London Springs Slam Open in London Ontario Canada in April.

Jody entered the tournament seeded 2nd and won his opening match over Alessandro Sant Angelou who was seeded 3rd 6-3, 6-7, 7-6. He then faced Alejandro Cortes winning decisively  6-0 7-5. Jody then moved on to play Mike Lay where he won in two sets 6-1, 6-3.

In the finals Jody faced Stefan Frijanic where his consistent and talented tennis play proved to be more than enough as he won over Stefan 6-3, 6-3...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
CARIFTA Athletes welcomed at the House of Assembly - Apr 24, 2019 - 10:06:20 PM

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Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle presented 2019 CARIFTA athletes to the House of Assembly on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 after their stellar performances at recent regional games.  Water polo stars had the opportunity to meet and chat with Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis (centre) and members of the government.

(BIS Photo/Kemuel Stubbs)...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
CARIFTA Track and Field Team Arrives Home with Second Place Win - Apr 23, 2019 - 3:55:30 PM

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The Bahamas CARIFTA Track and Field Team returned home today from the Cayman Islands, where they competed in games during the Easter holiday weekend.  They placed second overall (Jamaica was first) with 26 medals.  The team is pictured in the LPIA Hall of Champions after disembarking their Bahamasair Charter.  Standing with them, at centre, are Minister of Social Services and Urban Development the Hon. Frankie Campbell, and Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture Permanent Secretary Rhoda Jackson, who accompanied the athletes...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Bahamian Martial Arts Champ Cynthia Rahming leaves to compete in Lima, Peru - Apr 23, 2019 - 2:00:38 PM

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The Director of Sports Timothy Munnings bids best wishes to top Bahamian female judoka, Cynthia Rahming as she leaves today for the Pan American Championships, Lima Peru, April 25 to 27, 2019.  There she will compete against 25 countries, 222 athletes (96 women).

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News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Minister Rolle Officially Opened 'Caribbean Kings' Basketball Championships - Apr 23, 2019 - 12:24:15 PM

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Minister of Youth, Sports  and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, joined by senior staff members, officially opened and tossed up the ceremonial first ball for the First Annual 'Caribbean Kings' Inter-Caribbean High School Basketball Championships, on April 18, 2019.  The Street Legends Organization, led by President Wilton Russell, Jr., hosted the championship, held at the Kendal Isaacs National Gymnasium.  Street Legends brings together inner city youth in sport...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture congratulates successful CARIFTA Water Polo Teams - Apr 21, 2019 - 9:30:15 PM

The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture takes this opportunity to congratulate the outstanding young men and women that represented the Commonwealth of the Bahamas at the Water Polo CARIFTA Games held in St. Michael, Barbados this past weekend.  Team Bahamas walked away from the 2019 CARIFTA Water Polo Games with three (3) Medals gold, silver and bronze. 

The bronze medal was won by the Under – 19 Boys who skillfully executed their game plan to defeat the team from Trinidad and Tobago and we are very proud of them for their fine effort displayed at the Games...
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Day 1 Success for Team Bahamas in Peru. - Apr 17, 2019 - 8:40:09 PM

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Proudly representing The Bahamas all the way in Lima Peru the Fed Cup Team shows up strong on the first day of competition.  Starting off in singles play was Danielle Thompson  of The Bahamas against Melena Lopez. Danielle came out and set a strong pace allowing Lopez no games with a final score of 6-0, 6-0.  Danielle came out fired up and maintained a high momentum throughout the match.

Kerrie Cartwright who is debuting in her role as Player Captain for The Bahamas was up next in the second rubber...
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Freeport's FRFC Under 10's Soccer Team attends Int Soccer Showcase - Apr 17, 2019 - 10:45:09 AM

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The Freeport Ruby & Football Club, under 10’s soccer team recently had a remarkable showing for their first international tournament in Florida at the 2019 Sharks Soccer Cup & Showcase. The Tournament held over the April 5th and 6th weekend hosted over 230 teams from across the globe. FRFC Soccer Coach Desiree Parris worked tirelessly to make the trip happen and was delighted with the attitude and commitment of her players. “Our children have been working so hard for this weekend," said Coach Desiree...
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Everyone’s A Winner 5K awards Thomas 6th win for 2019 - Apr 17, 2019 - 10:35:02 AM

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Hope Botanical Gardens came alive on Sunday, April 14, 2019, as the ninth staging of the Everyone’s A Winner/Running Events 5K & 10K ended in superb fashion, with 2,000 medals awarded to race participants.

The event, orchestrated by Running Events Jamaica, included runners and walkers who competed for the top spots in the 10K Run, 5K Run & Walk, 5K Stroller and 3K Run...
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Adult Doubles Tennis Tournament held in Eleuthera - Apr 16, 2019 - 7:30:12 PM

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The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association congratulates Mr. Artie Johnson and sponsor Timothy Dames on a well organized and successful tournament. The tournament was held in Palmetto Point Eleuthera.

The winners of the doubles men,s open and the men's over 60 are Chris Evans and Austin Burrows. Men's open runners up are Macquel Mcdonald and Vernon Russell.  The Men's over 60 runners-up are Tim Dames and Eugene Gibson...
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Lyford Cay International School wins three BAISS Football Championships - Apr 15, 2019 - 11:21:45 AM

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Athletic Director Mr Craig Massey is thrilled about the teams' success saying “These were all complete team performances. Our students exhibited great attitudes the entire season. They relished  teamwork  and  showed  great  determination  and  every  one  of  these  athletes  stepped up when their number was called.”

The  school  did  not  enter  a  team  in  the  Junior  Girls  division  as  it  does  not  have  enough  students  to  field  two  girls  teams.  Most  of  the  girls  on  the  championship  senior girls team...
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