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Hurricane Dorian Strengthens to Cat. 3, PM Minnis appeals to residents in storm’s path to evacuate; urges NP and other NW Islands to prepare - Aug 30, 2019 - 7:50:56 PM

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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis announced the emergency evacuation of residents of the northern cays of Abaco to mainland Abaco, and urged residents of West End, East End and Sweeting’s Cay and Water’s Cay in Grand Bahama to move to the interior of the island.

“Let me be extremely clear, those who refuse to evacuate, place themselves in great danger from this very powerful and potentially life-threatening hurricane, which will bring dangerously strong and high storm surges – one of the greatest threats from a hurricane,” Prime Minister said today at a 12pm live...
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Judo World Veterans Tournament Coming to the Bahamas - Aug 26, 2019 - 12:00:31 PM

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Following the success of the Junior World Championships in October 2018, this past week Bahamian Judo President D'Arcy Rahming met with International Judo Federation Officials in Tokyo, Japan at the World Judo Congress. The purpose of the meeting was to finalize details of the Judo World Veterans Tournament  coming to the Bahamas.

The Veterans is the World's largest judo tournament with over 1000 athletes over the age of 35. It is a much sought after tournament as the Veterans tend to turn the tournament into a large family vacation bringing kids and grand kids of all ages for an extended stay...
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ITF Level 1 Coaching Course In The Bahamas Comes To A Close - Aug 24, 2019 - 10:45:43 PM

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At the close of the ITF Level 1 Coaching Course the participants were able to put all the knowledge and skill learned into practice.

On court the coaches implemented lessons plans that they designed.  Expert instructor Mr. John Goede, ITF Developmental Officer for the Caribbean led the group over the past 12 days at the National Tennis Centre.

Our very own Bahamian Chelsi Russell was the assistant tutor...
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Bowl Game Sponsorship Delivers Big Win for Elk Grove Village - Aug 14, 2019 - 3:59:04 PM

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Elk Grove Village officials announced today that its sponsorship of a college football bowl game helped attract a national travel stop network to Elk Grove Village.

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores, the nation’s industry-leading travel stop network, is seeking to build a 7,600 square-foot store and fueling station at the intersection of Pratt and Busse in Elk Grove Village...
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European Tour announces early part of 2020 Schedule - Aug 12, 2019 - 3:10:21 PM

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The European Tour today announced the initial sector of the 2020 International Schedule featuring 16 Race to Dubai events in 12 different countries, including the start of the fourth edition of the Rolex Series.

The Hong Kong Open, at Hong Kong Golf Club, and the Alfred Dunhill Championship, at Leopard Creek, in South Africa, will launch the 49th European Tour season and the 2020 Race to Dubai from November 28-December 1...
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Kit Spencer leads IC Caribbean Team in Belgium Tennis Tournament - Aug 12, 2019 - 6:30:06 AM

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Kit Spencer, President of IC Bahamas led a combined IC Caribbean team to an over 70 tennis tournament in Belgium. The International Lawn Tennis Clubs simplified as "IC"  was originally established as a "way of nurturing and preserving the camaraderie that existed between young competitors of many countries who met in serious but friendly competition".

Today 40 Clubs exist in five continents all over the world. The "Hands across the net, friendship across the ocean" is a motto IC lives by. The culture of good sportsmanship is exhibited throughout IC events...
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The Third Win on The British Junior Tennis Circuit for Anthony Burrows - Aug 11, 2019 - 4:05:19 PM

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From the British Junior Circuit, Bahamian Anthony Burrows Jr. has captured another win!

Anthony competed in the U16 East Summer County Tour - Bovingdon & Flaunden Tennis Club Tournament.

The summer county tour is a series of local level grade 4 and grade 5 junior tournaments running throughout the summer competition season. It is a part of the Lawn Tennis Association, British Tennis...
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RBDF: Basketball is a Game Of Defence…force - Aug 9, 2019 - 10:00:39 AM

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A cross section of Officers and Marines from The Royal Bahamas Defence Force took time away from their stressful duties to exert some energy and experience bonding through friendly competition in the form of an inter-rate and rank basketball tournament.

Organized by the Training Department, teams from the Officer Ranks, Senior Rates, Leading Seamen, Able Seamen and Marine Seamen faced off with each other...
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Acklins Tennis Summer Camp A Success! - Aug 4, 2019 - 7:15:01 PM

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Mr. Bradley Bain and Mr. Emon Williamson organised a Tennis Camp in
Acklins. The camp introduced youngsters on the island to the sport. The camp was held the week of July 29th and came to an end on August 3rd.

The camp was held Relief Bay, Eco Park, Pinefield Acklins.

The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association congratulates Mr. Bradley Bain for his consistent work to advance the sport of tennis which has extended to the island of Acklins...
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UB Mingoes fall apart in rough inning, lose to Wildcats in three innings - Aug 1, 2019 - 10:00:24 AM

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The University of The Bahamas Mingoes women’s softball team allowed the Warriors to score 8 runs in the second inning as the defending NPSA champion Wildcats ended the game in 3 innings 15-0 Tuesday night at The Bankers Field at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex.

The Mingoes allowed three runs in the opening inning but the Warriors bats coupled with several defensive errors in the third put the game too far out of reach...
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Buddy Hield Arrives for Summer Basketball Clinic; Welcomed at LPIA - Jul 22, 2019 - 4:30:01 PM

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Director of Sports in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture Timothy Munnings joined organizers, sponsors, and stakeholders in welcoming Bahamian NBA Basketball athlete Chavano "Buddy" Hield back to The Bahamas, during a press conference at the Lynden Pindling International Airport, on July 21, 2019.  Mr. Hield is in The Bahamas for various initiatives including the Buddy Hield Summer Clinic, community basketball camps and other Hope Elite 24 events. 

(BIS Photos / Eric Rose)...
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Kevin Major Jr. continues his dominance in the Florida USTA arena - Jul 16, 2019 - 10:20:47 AM

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The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association congratulates Kevin Major Jr.  on continuing a stellar record in the  Florida based arena. This time Kevin would be succesful in Miami Beach $1,500 USTA/UTR at the Flamingo Park Tennis Centre.

The road to victory was a competitive one, Kevin who was ranked #1 won over the 3rd seed Julien Evrard 6-4; 3-6; 11-9 in the semifinals.  In the finals Kevin would play another 3rd set winning 6-4; 4-6; 10-5 over Michael Heller...
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Inner City Kids Benefit from D-Squad Basketball Camp - Jul 15, 2019 - 9:48:36 AM

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Inner city children of the Baillou Hill Road, Garden Hills, and Yellow Elder communities got to experience two weeks of competition and fun as they honed their basketball skills at the annual D-Squad Basketball Camp.

The D-Squad Basketball Camp welcomes boys and girls ages five to 17 to join them each summer as they not only learn the rules of the sport, but foster overall character development in areas such as discipline, hard work, and community spirit...
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Joshua Turnquest named Tennis Male Athlete Of The Year(River State Conf)in College Tennis - Jul 12, 2019 - 7:45:32 AM

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The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association congratulates Joshua Turnquest on being named The River State Conference "Male Athlete Of The Year"

In May of this year Joshua was also selected by The Intercollegiate Tennis Association to the singles All-American list! In singles national rankings Joshua ended his season as No. 16 in the nation...
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Kevin Major wins a USTA Broward Summer Men's Tennis open - Jul 11, 2019 - 1:50:37 PM

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The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association congratulates Kevin Major Jr.  on winning a Florida based USTA Broward Summer Men's Open held in Coral Springs. Kevin faced the winner of the U18 ITF Easter Bowl tournament in the finals. Kevin was victorius over Ronald Hohmann 4-2 4-1(shorter sets due to constraints).

Kevin continues to perform well on the local Florida based USTA Opens tournaments with an impressive winning record reflected in tournament play...
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Jenna Bayles leads Sands Beer Cup - Jul 8, 2019 - 2:30:36 PM

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Bahamas Golf Federation’s President Lynford announced that the race for the 2019 Sands Beer Cup is in full swing. After 6 rounds, the current leader is Jenna Bayles with a total of 151 points representing her best 4 rounds. Jenna also just recently won the Ladies National Amateur Championship and is a member of the National Team. Jenna has a 5 point lead over Nyah Singh in second place at 146. Heathcliff Kane is third with 145 followed by Mark Carter in 4th with 142, Nadario Ferguson is 5th at 140 and Victor Skinner rounds out the 6th spot with 139...
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Sydney Clarke And Jacobi Bain Advances To The Junkanoo Bowl Quarterfinals - Jul 4, 2019 - 8:20:24 AM

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It was a thriller of a match as the Girls #1 seed in The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association(BLTA)  TF Junkanoo Bowl played amid a throng of supporters at The National Tennis Centre.

Sydney Clarke saw action for the first time in singles after receiving a first round bye due to her seeding position. Fans and friends came out to see the #1 ranked Bahamian junior in action and they witnessed a show of talent and finesse. Mary Jean Brumfield from the USA fought a set down 5-7 to tie it in the second 6-3 and force a third set where Sydney would raise the ante remaining focused and composed as  she closed out 6-4...
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BLTA Tennis Junior Nationals Winners - Jun 27, 2019 - 9:10:37 AM

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The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association(BLTA) 2019 Junior Nationals has come to a successful close as the champions and runners up were decided today in some highy contested matches.

Attached is a listing of all the finalists including the winners in the various age categories. Congratulations to all of the winners and runners up who displayed their skills all week long; the serves, the slices, the overheads...
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Bahamas Falls to Puerto Rico in Davis Cup - Jun 21, 2019 - 10:42:41 PM

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Today was an important day as it was necessary for the Bahamas to secure a second spot in Pool A. This would qualify them to contend for a 3rd spot on Saturday.

In order to do so Team Bahamas would need to either win both of its singles or  at a minimum one of its singles in order to take it to doubles.

Up first was Philip Major Jr.  playing as the #2 in the first Rubber. Philip came out slow and lost the first set 0-6...
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Critical 3rd inning costs UB Mingoes game against Lady Warriors - Jun 20, 2019 - 4:12:42 PM

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The University of The Bahamas Mingoes women’s softball team dropped to 2-3 after a loss at the hands of the Lady Warriors 11-1 in NPSA action Tuesday night at The Bankers Field at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex.

Brendia Ferguson picked up the win for the Warriors and Charity Rolle picked up the loss for the Mingoes.

The Warriors ended the game in four innings...
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