Bahamians Gardiner and Thomas Compete at Athletissima 2016 in Lausanne, Switzerland
- Aug 26, 2016 - 3:51:11 PM
LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Two Bahamian athletes competed in the
‘Athletissima 2016’ meet in Lausanne, Switzerland held Thursday, 25
August, 2016 placing second and sixth in their events. Stephen Gardiner
placed second in the men's 400 m while Donald Thomas placed sixth in the
Athletissima is an annual international competition sponsored by the IAAF Diamond League.
hand to support the athletes were the Ambassador/Permanent
Representative, Permanent Mission of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to
The United Nations Office and other International Organizations in
Bahamas at 12U ITF/GSDF Caribbean Tennis Team Championships in Curacao
- Aug 26, 2016 - 12:07:16 PM
The Bahamas has a tennis team participating in the 12U ITF/GSDF
Caribbean Team Championships in Curacao. The team consists of the
Boys: Michael Major Jr. and Anthony Burrows Jr and on the Girls' side,
Genesis Missick of Freeport, Grand Bahama and Kaylee Kanuka. Our team
captain is Coach Ricardo Demeritte. The competition's format is
round-robin play in the qualifying round with both a singles and doubles
match everyday. . The top three (3) nations in this tournament will
advance to the Masters Event in Mexico in November.
Team Championships began in 2013. In this year of introduction both our
Boys' and Girls' Teams won the gold! So far in tournament play the
Boys Team of Anthony and Michael have advanced to the main draw with a
win over Guyana 3-0...
Bimini Wahoo Smackdown VIII Set for Nov. 10-13
- Aug 24, 2016 - 4:35:08 PM
ALICE TOWN, BIMINI - The historic Bimini Big Game Club Resort and Marina
continues its tradition of hosting topnotch fishing tournaments by
announcing Wahoo Smackdown VIII, slated for November 10-13, 2016.
year the authentic Bahamian offshore tournament is led by longtime
Bimini Big Game Club dockmaster Captain Robbie Smith, who has been
greeting thousands of boaters and anglers at the docks over the last 28
years. Capt. Smith, a 2015 Bahamian Icon Awards finalist, is certified
by the International Game Fish Association (IGFA) as an official Weigh
Olympic finalist, Trevor Barry starts road to IAAF World Championships
- Aug 24, 2016 - 2:15:55 PM
Bahamian Olympic finalist Trevor Barry is already on the road to the IAAF World Championships in London next August.
all one step, or in this case one leap, at a time,” says Barry, one of
three Bahamian high jumpers to qualify for the Rio Olympics. He returns
to Nassau after the Olympics to train again with his legendary coach,
Keith Parker, starting their world championship medal campaign. He
already holds a bronze world medal from Daegu 2011.
Barry finished 11th in the Rio high jump final with 2.25 M, after qualifying with a season’s best jump of 2.29 meters...
The Bahamas Beats USA in Beach Soccer Friendly
- Aug 23, 2016 - 11:40:13 PM
The Bahamas defeated the United States of America for the first time in the country’s soccer history.
The Bahamas Beach Soccer Team scored the historic win against the #15
ranked USA men’s national team in a nail biting match in Spiez,
Switzerland on Saturday.
It was a close match up, but The Bahamas came out on top, defeating the
soccer powerhouse by one point with a final score of 5-4...
Bahamas Men's 4 X 400m Team Take Bronze in Rio
- Aug 23, 2016 - 9:45:34 PM
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Claiming the country's second
medal and a season best, Bahamas' men's 4 x 400m relay team of Chris
Brown, Steven Gardiner, Alonzo Russeel and Michael Mathieus are taking
home a bronze from the 2016 Olympic games after a valiant performance,
and a time of 2:58.49 on Saturday night.
They were behind the
USA who claimed the gold with a time of 2:57.30; and in second was
Jamaica with silver at a time of 2:58.16.
"We went out there and we gave it our best," Chris Brown said...
Bahamian Junior Tennis Players excelling on the ITF Junior Circuit
- Aug 22, 2016 - 11:45:49 AM
Finals Champion, Semifinal Win and Quarterfinal Appearances and Main
Draw Wins were the positive results achieved by a group of The Bahamas
top U18 Tennis Juniors who recently participated in the International
Tennis Federation(ITF) Tournaments.
The result from this young
and talented group is to be applauded as many of them travelled for the
first time to these countries to showcase their talent on the
international stage. The Bahamain travelling group consisted of Donte
Armbrister, Gabriela Donaldson, Sierra Donaldson, Sydney Clarke, Afrika
Smith and Sydni Kerr. The players participated in ITF Tournaments in
St. Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Trinidad and Tobago...
FNM Congratulates Bahamian Bronze Olympic Medalists
- Aug 21, 2016 - 2:39:58 PM
Bahamians everywhere and the world watched with great anticipation
as the track and field events climaxed on Saturday at the 2016 Olympic
Games in Rio, Brazil. Once again, The Bahamas proved a tremendous
sports power by winning bronze in the men’s 400 meters relay. On behalf
of the Official Opposition, the Free National Movement, I take pride in
congratulating Stephen Newbold, Alonzo Russell, Michael Matthieu,
Steven Gardiner, and Chris Brown for their gallant world class
Our Bahamian "Bronze Brothers" marked a fantastic mix of
youth and experience to capture Olympic glory. In what he has
described as his final Olympic bid, decorated veteran Chris Brown,
showcased with his teammates the heart of a champion. Lap by lap,
during the race, each of our boys carried the prayers, relentless spirit
and the hopes and dreams of the Bahamian people...
Bahamas Men's 4 X 400m Relay team advances to finals in Rio
- Aug 19, 2016 - 8:47:22 PM
It was a thrilling 4 X 400 m relay race in Rio as The Bahamas
maintained a lead for most of the event, and slipped back to third in
the final leg. Their time of 2:59.64 was a season's best for the team.
Great Britain was disqualified moving The Bahamas up to second place in that heat.
46th Annual Bernie Butler BASRA Swim & Beach Party on this Weekend
- Aug 19, 2016 - 7:26:19 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Here is the schedule of events for
the 46th Annual Bernie Butler BASRA Swim & Beach Party taking place
August 19th and 20th at Coral Beach Pool Bar.
On Friday: August 19th there is a 6pm Swim Registration: Coral Beach Pool Bar
On Saturday: August 20th are the swimming events, demonstrations and entertainment on the beach...
Alfred Sears salutes Shaunae Miller on her Olympic gold achievement
- Aug 17, 2016 - 10:13:30 AM
Nassau, Bahamas – Alfred M. Sears, Queens Counsel, PLP Candidate for Fort Charlotte, congratulates Shaunae Miller on her win.
Miller's last night personified the Bahamian spirit. She was determined;
she was focused on her destination and destiny; she refused to be
dominated; and she was willing to sacrifice to achieve her goal. Shaunae
was tough and beautiful in the moment. An Olympic gold medal is the
As we congratulate Shaunae, it is fitting to recognize that her gold
medal performance was not the result of wishful thinking, or spur of the
moment decision-making. Shaunae is one of the nation’s premiere
Shaunae Miller takes Gold for The Bahamas in Rio
- Aug 16, 2016 - 11:39:33 PM
BRAZIL -- Bahamian sprinter Shaunae Miller collected the first medal for
The Bahamas at the 2016 Rio Olympics on Monday, August 15th in the 400 m.
The race is causing quite the stir as Miller dived across the
finish line to take gold and beat out USA's Allyson Felix's time of 49.51; and
Jamaica's Shericka Jackson with 49.85. Miller's time was 49.44 (a
personal best), edged out Felix by a mere 0.07 seconds.
dive, which is being talked up and memed on social media was perfectly
legal as Miller's torso crossed the finish line first, making her the
clear winner according to the International Association of Athletic
Minister of Grand Bahama Congratulates Team Bahamas
- Aug 16, 2016 - 4:11:01 PM
The year 2016 has been a remarkable one for Bahamians, who have
accomplished major global success in the area of sports, from basketball
to track and field; and the 2016 Rio Olympics proved to be no
I would like to, first of all, extend best wishes to
our newest Golden Girl and Track & Field Olympian, Ms. Shaunae
Miller. I believe it is safe to say that Bahamians everywhere are so
very proud of you.
As the Minister for Grand Bahama, I would be remiss if I did not extend a
very warm welcome to our island’s very own swimming Olympian, Joanna
Evans, who recently returned home...
Shaunae Miller congratulated by the Prime Minister of The Bahamas
- Aug 16, 2016 - 1:46:48 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Statement by the Right Honourable Perry Christie, M.P.
Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas On The Win By Shaunae Miller
in the Women’s 400 Metres Final At The Rio Olympics In Brazil:
What a magnificent victory by our Shaunae Miller at the Rio Olympics
yesterday! It will forever stand as one of those truly iconic moments in
Shaunae gave it her all and then reached down
into the deepest part of her being to summon up new resources of
courage, will-power, determination and strength at the exact moment when
she needed them most. Shaunae then crossed the finish line in first and
in so doing rode into Bahamian history, capturing the admiration of the
entire world in the process...
Bahamas Minister of Sports Congratulates Shaunae Miller
- Aug 16, 2016 - 1:08:33 PM
Hon. Dr. Daniel Johnson, MP, Minister of Youth, Sports and
Culture sent the following message, "The Government and the people of
the Bahamas extend congratulations to our newest Golden Girl: Shaunae Miller for her outstanding, breathtaking Gold Medal performance
at the XXXI Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Shaunae has cemented her status as one of The Bahamas’ greatest 400m
athletes and is now ranked at number one in the world in a time of
We applaud her for her unselfishness and dedication in representing her
country in the discipline of Track and Field in a superlative manner at a
Minnis Congratulates Miller on Olympic Gold
- Aug 16, 2016 - 12:26:57 PM
Monday night delivered yet another golden and memorable moment in
Bahamian history as our track and field sensation, Shaunae Miller, won
gold at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio in the women's 400 meters.
victorious DIVE demonstrated the true Bahamian spirit of unmatched
determination. She is to be commended for her years of hard work,
training, and commitment to excellence. Her performance transcends all
national divides and offers great cause for a collective celebration.
behalf of the Official Opposition, the Free National Movement, I take
this opportunity to congratulate Shaunae on her fast and fantastic run...
Statement of Congratulations on the Olympic Gold Medal Achievement of Shaunae Miller
- Aug 16, 2016 - 12:26:27 PM
The College of The Bahamas extends congratulations to Shaunae Miller on
her spectacular gold medal achievement in the Women's 400m Final at the
Summer 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
As she surged
toward the finish line and toward the ultimate goal, Shaunae carried
with her the heart and hopes of the Bahamian people. We salute her
determination, perseverance and sacrifice that catalysed this
outstanding achievement including setting a new personal record of 49.44
seconds. Not only is this an historic accomplishment...
Grand Bahama Cyclists Club’s Annual Road Cycling Championships moved to October 1st & 2nd
- Aug 11, 2016 - 10:38:44 PM
Freeport, Bahamas - The Grand Bahama Cyclist's Club will host their
3rd Annual Time Trial Championships will take place on Saturday, October 1st, 2016 at 8:00am near the airport roundabout on the Grand Bahama
The 12th Annual Grand Bahama Road Cycling Championship
will run on holiday Sunday, October 2nd at 8:00am near the airport
roundabout. "This is considered the Grand Showdown with two former Grand
Bahama Road Cycling Champions," said Rowshan Jones of the Club, "The
two most recent national champions as well as national team members
Anthony Colebrooke and Jay Major will go head to head for the first time
in over 3 years."
D-Squad Touts Conflict Resolution through Basketball, with help from CWCO
- Aug 11, 2016 - 11:56:04 AM
D-Squad Basketball Camp, now in its 11th year, has
recently completed another excellent summer planting the seeds of peace,
thanks in part to dedicated volunteers and generous donors such as
Consolidated Water Company (CWCO). CWCO, a recurring sponsor of the
camp, has again donated funds to assist camp Founder Harcourt McCoy in
using basketball as a vehicle to teach discipline, comradery, and
conflict resolution to children of all backgrounds.
which accepts children ages 5 through 19, hosted 101 kids over its three
weeks, many of which were admitted free of charge from the surrounding
neighbourhoods of the A.F. Adderley gymnasium where the camp is held...
Brazil’s Brilliant Track and Field History
- Aug 10, 2016 - 1:33:35 PM
Brazil, the world’s fifth largest nation with a population of 204
million has had a great and colorful history of track & field “The
Queen of Olympic Sports” dating back to the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games.
The first set of Brazilian stars were nearly without exception, triple jumpers.
nation is renowned for its colorful carnival, enticing samba, bossa
nova and the music of the renowned Antonio Carlos Jobim, after whom the
Rio airport is named...