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Blue Marlin Track & Field Classic: Saturday 4th, July - Jul 3, 2015 - 11:57:52 AM

Blue Marlin Track & Field Classic Saturday 4th, July from 5pm at T.A.R. Stadium Under 15/Under 18/Under 20/ Pro/ Masters...

Come see Elite Bahamian Athletes compete against the world
Bianca Stuart featuring: Leevan Superman Sands in a world class triple jump

Register at B.A.A.A. Office or online...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Duke of Edinburgh Gold Cup Yields Prizes and Cheque to Governor General’s Youth Award Programme - Jun 30, 2015 - 2:33:42 PM

PARADISE ISLAND, The Bahamas – Governor General Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling attended the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Cup Tournament Luncheon and Prize Presentation at the One and Only Ocean Club House, Paradise Island, Sunday afternoon, June 28.

The Governor General, pictured left, brought remarks and made presentations to First Place Winners, husband and wife team Scott and Krystal MacKenzie, and Second Place Winners Jeff Hood and Phil Andrews. At right is Atlantis Vice-President Ed Fields...
Team Strikers returns from National Title Boxing Championship 2015 with 3 Championship Belts - Jun 26, 2015 - 12:44:41 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - A 9 person team of 7 boxers and 2 coaches of Strikers Boxing Club headed off to Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA on June 16 and returned on June 21st with 3 championship belts.  The team attended the National Title Boxing Championship 2015, which is sponsored by Title Boxing and sanctioned by USA Boxing.  

This tournament was a first international competition for Rudolph Regis and Hubert Fernander. Fernander was awarded a championship belt in his weight class of 165 lbs.  Affectionately called “The Twin Towers” by their teammates and coaches, the twins, Davon and Davan Hamilton 17, also won their matches and awarded the championship belts in their respective weight classes...
Sports Named Marathon Bahamas Media Partner - Jun 26, 2015 - 10:40:31 AM

NASSAU, Bahamas  – has been named an official media partner of Marathon Bahamas.

The marathon, now in its 7th year, will take place on January 17, 2016.
Each year, thousands of international runners from all four corners of the globe descend on The Bahamas for the event, which is now a staple on the sports tourism calendar.

The annual event provides much-needed revenue for the tourism industry during the month of January, which is typically a slow period...
Kentucky Men's Basketball to Play Arizona State in The Bahamas - Jun 23, 2015 - 5:01:06 PM

NASSAU, Bahamas – The University of Kentucky men’s basketball team will play Arizona State University in a regular-season game Monday, Nov. 28, 2016 in Nassau, Bahamas, the two universities and Complete Sports Management announced.

The game will be played in the 3,800-seat Imperial Ballroom at the Atlantis – Paradise Island resort on Nassau’s Paradise Island, the site of the yearly Battle 4 Atlantis tournament...
Rick Fox to receive 2015 Golden Maple Excellence Award - Jun 22, 2015 - 11:52:44 PM

Los Angeles, California – The Academy of Canadians in Sports & Entertainment – Los Angeles (ACISE-LA) has announced today the Maple of Excellence honorees for this year’s 2015 Golden Maple Awards.  

Amongst the honorees is former NBA basketball player and Canadian actor Rick Fox, who will receive the 2015 Maple of Excellence for Outstanding Athlete/Actor Crossover award.  

Fox’s sports credits include the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Bahamas seeking to protect the Fly Fishing Industry - Jun 18, 2015 - 2:23:15 PM

Bahamas Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources the Hon. V. Alfred Gray said the Government is seeking to bring into force rules and regulations to govern the sports fly fishing sector.

“Fly fishing in this context of the statement made, refers to fishing which is carried out within the shallow waters of The Bahamas, by the catch and release method, in pursuit of species such as the bonefish, the tarpon, and the permit almost exclusively by visitors to The Bahamas,” said Minister Gray.
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Acklins Regatta announced for July 31- August 3 - Jun 18, 2015 - 4:07:58 AM

NASSAU, Bahamas -- During a recent press conference, Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources the Hon. V. Alfred Gray (centre) announced that the annual Acklins Regatta will be held July 31- August 3, 2015. Also pictured are Rena Glinton, Permanent Secretary and Anthony Moss, Parliamentary Secretary.
Marathon Bahamas Gears Up For Epic Race - Jun 12, 2015 - 1:39:28 PM

Why You Should Be Running To . . . And In The Bahamas

NASSAU, Bahamas – For the past seven years, Marathon Bahamas has been giving marathoners a reason to not only run to The Bahamas, but in it.
While you can find marathons in most countries, it is the stunning backdrop of this tropical paradise, its relatively flat course and the incredible after party that keeps runners coming back.
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
ESPN to Upgrade Popeyes Bahamas Bowl - Jun 12, 2015 - 10:48:55 AM

After a very successful inaugural Popeyes Bahamas Bowl last year, television network ESPN is looking to build on that success by acquiring the football phenomenon.

The Bowl game was played at noon on December 14, 2014 at Thomas A. Robinson Stadium in New Providence. The game featured the Western Kentucky University Hilltoppers of Conference USA against the Central Michigan Chippewas of the Mid-American...
Sculling Races Bring Excitement to Long Island Regatta - Jun 12, 2015 - 8:00:14 AM

Long Island, Bahamas – Over the Labour Day weekend, visitors and residents of Long Island learned the true meaning of excitement when the Bahamian Brewery sculling races were held at the 48th Long Island Regatta.

Over the past few years the Bahamian Brewery and Beverage company has been traveling throughout The Bahamas revitalising the sport of sculling at local regattas.  It has long been the passion of the brewery owner, Jimmy Sands to keep this Bahamian tradition alive. All of their work is now coming to fruition as Long Islanders and visitors alike were talking about the sculling race all week...
BAF announces 'Run for Pompey' - Jun 11, 2015 - 2:04:33 PM

Executives of BAF Financial & Insurance (Bahamas) Lmited announced the historic Run for Pompey today, which is expected to be the next big thing in Bahamian tourism and one of the most authentic and meaningful highlights of the year.

The Run For Pompey race will feature a 5km “fun run” for the entire family, a 13mile (21.5km) half marathon, a 26mile (42km )marathon and a grueling 31mile (50km) ultra marathon. It is scheduled to take place October 9th to October 12th, with the actual race occuring on National Heroes Day in George Town, Exuma.
Kenny Anderson's Legends of Basketball Grand Bahama Jam: June 26th - 28th - Jun 10, 2015 - 10:49:22 PM

Freeport, Grand Bahama - Kenny Anderson's Legends of Basketball will host the "Grand Bahama Jam" from June 26th thru 28th at the Grand Bahama YMCA. L earn from real life legend of the game!

Open for Boys & Girls ages 11 - 19 yrs. Max. 100 participantsso Register Now at:

Castaways Resort and Suites from Monday - Wednesday from 5:30pm - 7pm; OR at Grand Bahama YMCA on Thursday from 5:30 - 7:30pm...
Special Olympics Bahamas 2015 Track & Field Nationals Held - Jun 5, 2015 - 6:16:30 AM

On Saturday, May 30th, Special Olympics Bahamas held their annual track & field nationals at the Thomas A. Robinson Stadium and organizers of the event are once again, pleased with the results.

While we believe that there are still several areas that can be improved upon to raise the level of this event and enhance the overall experience for athletes and coaches, we are satisfied that we are on the right track and we will continue to do our best to make this event bigger and better. The event got underway shortly after 9:30 am with the “parade of Athletes”, followed by the entrance of the “Flame of Hope”...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
West End 5th Annual Snapper Fishing Tournament Announced - Jun 3, 2015 - 10:24:46 PM

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- Plans for the West End 5th Annual Snapper Fishing Tournament, June 20, were announced Wednesday during a press conference at the Ministry of Tourism.

The tournament will have a 7:00 a.m. start, when hand line fishermen will compete for the largest poundage of snappers, largest fish caught, and the most fish by pounds.

Being held in honour of the late James “Jimmy” Bowleg, known for being the first bone fishing guide and active in the boating business all his life, the tournament will end at 4:00 p.m...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Tabernacle Baptist’s Stellar Track Team Visits Minister for Grand Bahama - May 23, 2015 - 10:18:55 AM

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - The Under 20 Boys Track Team of Tabernacle Baptist Christian Academy paid a courtesy call on Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Dr. Michael Darville, at the Ministry on Thursday. The group was accompanied by their principal, Norris Bain and head track coach, Nickito Johnson.

During the visit, the Minister said Kendrick Thompson, Ricardo Richardson, Ken Russell, Javan Martin, Holland Martin and Jonathan Smith are "some of the finest young Grand Bahamian athletes and their performances locally, nationally and internationally have been nothing short of phenomenal...
IAAF / BTC World Relays Bahamas 2015 hailed a success by organizors - May 21, 2015 - 12:20:15 PM

Nassau, Bahamas – The spirit of relays came to the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium in Nassau, on May 2nd and May 3rd as the venue hosted the second edition of the IAAF World Relays.

Over 700 athletes, coaches and officials represented 43 countries in ten relays – during the two days of competition at the IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2015.

Today (May 18th 2015) the Local Organizers Committee hailed the event a success and announced that planning for the 2017 edition has already started...
Grand Bahama Sir Jack Hayward Soccer Camp announces visiting coaches - May 20, 2015 - 10:46:24 PM

This year’s Grand Bahama soccer camp will field the most highly-qualified team of visiting coaches in the annual event’s 11-year history.

The trio from the UK all have professional level coaching licenses and have then gone on to successfully complete further programmes aimed at making them particularly skilled in working with young people. In the process they learned how to blend high-level teaching with making kids have fun.

All have since set thousands of children on the pathway to becoming quality players, with one having coached a youngster who went on to play for England as a full international...

Freeport Rugby Football Club to Host 5th Annual Youth Rugby Festival - May 14, 2015 - 5:36:57 PM

The Freeport Rugby Football Club is very proud to be hosting our 5th Annual Youth Rugby Festival on the weekend of May 16th and 17th. As we enter our 50th anniversary year the Club is experiencing a resurgence in all our youth development programs. Over the past ten years we have seen record number of girls and boys playing rugby, soccer, flag football and other activities at The Club and the Youth Festival is one of our main attractions of the year.

Throughout the five years of the festival we have been fortunate in our friends from Cayman Rugby joining us for each of the festivals and a HUGE thanks goes out to everyone associated with Cayman Rugby in making this trip every year...
Smokey’s Karate School aims for US Open with Help from BTC - May 14, 2015 - 3:37:30 PM

Nassau, Bahamas - A year ago, Smokey’s Karate School (SKS) a martial arts academy in Englerston, was in danger of closing its doors due to a lack of safety flooring. Today, thanks to assistance from its ongoing sponsor BTC, the academy is thriving and has its sights set on sending students to the International Sport Karate Association’s US Open Martial Arts Championship in Florida, July 3rd and 4th.

Last year, BTC answered a plea for assistance from the school and donated new carpeting and tumbling mats after concerns were expressed about the safety of the children and the noise-level in the business complex where the school is located. More recently, BTC helped them with the purchase of a van for transporting the students to tournaments...

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