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Dylan Wu claims 36-hole lead at The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay - Jan 14, 2020 - 8:35:45 AM

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After a 5-under 67 on Sunday led to a T2 position entering the second round, Dylan Wu carded a front-nine 31 and an eventual 66 on Monday to open up a seven-stroke lead on the field. At 11-under, Wu leads George Cunningham and John Oda at 4-under and three players at 3-under. Play was suspended due to darkness at 5:48 p.m. with five groups remaining on the course at The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay...
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The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay - Jan 13, 2020 - 6:11:45 PM

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Sandals Emerald Bay GC | Great Exuma, Bahamas | January 12-15, 2020

Quick Facts

Golf Course: Sandals Emerald Bay Golf Course (Par 72 / 7,001 yards)
Course Designer: Greg Norman
Purse: $600,000 (Winner: $108,000 / 500 points)...
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Justin Roberts Earns Sports Law and Business Masters - Dec 31, 2019 - 10:20:30 AM

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Congratulations are in order for Bahamian Justin Roberts who graduated with a Masters Degree in Sports Law and Business. Justin obtained this
degree whilst also securing doubles and singles wins on the procircuit during the year.

Justin's first degree was a Bachelors of Science in Finance. He followed up with his graduate degree in short order. The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association extends hearty congratulations to Justin on remaining focused and disciplined in pursuit of his goals...
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Giving back to The Ranfurly Home Children - Dec 23, 2019 - 11:00:12 AM

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Free Tennis Clinic was provided to the young children from The Ranfurly Home For Children by The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association(BLTA).

Over the past months The BLTA happily welcomed the kids at The National Tennis Centre. President Darnette Weir stated "We wanted to provide this avenue for the young boys and girls from the children's home to experience the sport of tennis knowing that if we can make their life a bit happier or better...
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Minister Lanisha Rolle and Tourism DG Joy Jibrilu Present Awards to Bahamas Bowl Champs - Dec 20, 2019 - 10:47:23 PM

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Buffalo Bulls won the 2019 Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl today at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.  Pictured with the champion team, presenting awards are Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, centre, and Director General of Tourism Joy Jibrilu, centre left.  The Bulls won against the Charlotte 49ers with a score of 31-9.  Jaret Patterson was named Offensive Player of the Game, and Malcolm Koonce was awarded Defensive Player of the Game.  

(BIS Photo/Kemuel Stubbs)...
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Makers Wanted Football Players Coach Bahamian Youth - Dec 20, 2019 - 2:55:08 PM

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Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl recently held a Youth Football Clinic at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium at which Bahamian youth were coached by Buffalo Bulls and Charlotte 49ers teams.  The teams arrived Monday to kick off the sixth year of the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl.  Kickoff takes place today at the National Stadium.  Officials of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation will attend the event, televised in the United States on ESPN. 

(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)...
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Eleuthera Tennis Tournament dubbed a success! - Dec 20, 2019 - 12:00:24 PM

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The first annual Coach Artie Johnson tennis tournament was a resounding success! The two day tournament featured senior and junior tennis players in The Bahamas.

Coach Artie Johnson thanked all those persons who were instrumental in rendering assistance towards the tournament inclusive of Ms. Darnette Weir, President of the Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association, Mr Tim Dames, Ms Kathy Coleman, Robert (Captain Bob) Griffin and French Leaves Resort...
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Buffalo, Charlotte Teams arrive for Bahamas Bowl - Dec 17, 2019 - 12:50:49 PM

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Buffalo Bulls and Charlotte 49ers teams arrived at Atlantis Paradise Island resort on Monday afternoon to kick off the sixth year of the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl -- set for Friday, December 20, 2019 at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium at 2:00 p.m.  Officials of the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation will attend the event, televised in the United States on ESPN.  Team members are pictured upon arrival. 

(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)...
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4 Bahamians Compete In Junior Orange Bowl - Dec 17, 2019 - 11:20:01 AM

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Four(4) Bahamians are participating this week in The Junior Orange Bowl International Tennis Championship in Florida. Sierra Rodgers and Breann Ferguson are on the girls side and Michael Major Jr. and Jackson Mactaggart are on the boys side.

The tournament is one of the most prestigious junior tennis tournament in the world. This globally recognized event brings together over 1,300 of the top ranked male and female in the 12-and-under and 14-and-under categories...
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ESPN’s Steve Levy, Greg Mcelroy & Dianna Russini to call 2019 Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl - Dec 10, 2019 - 6:16:56 PM

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Veteran ESPN SportsCenter anchor and college football commentator Steve Levy, 2010 BCS National Championship-winning quarterback Greg McElroy and sideline reporter Dianna Russini will call the 2019 Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl between Buffalo (7-5) and Charlotte (7-5) for ESPN on Friday, Dec. 20 in Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium at 2 p.m. ET.

Levy has been ESPN’s play-by-play voice for every game in the bowl’s history. McElroy (analyst) and Russini (sideline reporter) will each work the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl for the first time...
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Alexander Strachan Wins CARIFTA Judo Gold - Dec 10, 2019 - 4:20:28 PM

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Alexander and Daniel Strachan, two 17 year old twin Brothers who are students at C.C. Sweeting, represented the Bahamas at the third CARIFTA Judo Championships held in Bridgetown Barbados on the 7th December, 2019. Although the Bahamas had one of the smallest contingents of athletes from any of the participating countries, the twin’s phenomenal accomplishment resulted in the Bahamas’ overall placement in sixth position out of the ten countries represented...
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Sloops Wrestle for Championship at 'Best of the Best Regatta' - Dec 9, 2019 - 1:50:30 PM

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Enclosed photos show excitement on the seas at the Ministry of Agriculture and Marine Resources 4th Annual 'Best of the Best Regatta,' December 5-8, 2019 at Montagu Bay...  

Long Island's Running Tide -- Class A Champion
New Courageous of Ragged Island -- 2nd place
Red Stripe of Black Point, Exuma -- 3rd place...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Scores take part in National Sports Heritage Month's Fun Run - Dec 6, 2019 - 9:10:43 PM

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Scores of participants gathered at Goodman's Bay, in the early morning of November 30, 2019, for the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture National Sports Heritage Month's Fun Run, Walk and Relay.  Minister the Hon. Lanisha Rolle, Under Secretary Montez Williams, and other Ministry staff members joined a lively group of myriad participants in taking part in the Cable Beach route, that looped at Starbucks for the walkers and Super Value for runners.  Among those present or participating included Senator the Hon. Jamal Moss...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
2019 Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl Press Conference Starts Ball Rolling - Dec 6, 2019 - 3:00:23 PM

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A Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl Press Conference was held December 5, 2019 at Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium to introduce the '2019 Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl' teams -- Buffalo Bulls and Charlotte 49ers -- as well as Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl, and Bahamas Government representatives.  Details of the game were discussed.  Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl is a first-class international bowl experience that promotes The Bahamas.  The sixth annual game takes place in Nassau at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium on December 20, and is televised in the United States on ESPN...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Minister of Tourism Interviewed by Golf Channel at Hero World Challenge, Albany - Dec 6, 2019 - 2:10:59 PM

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At Hero World Challenge at Albany, Minister of Tourism and Aviation, the Hon. Dionisio D'Aguilar is pictured as he interviews by NBC's Golf Channel, chats with Albany's Managing Partner Christopher Anand, greets golf legend Tiger Woods, mingles with golfers and greets Chairman/Managing Director/CEO of Hero MotoCorp Dr. Pawan Munjal. 

(BIS Photos/Kemuel Stubbs)...
News : Bahamas Information Services Updates
Best of the Best Regatta - Bahamian Sloop Races - Dec 5, 2019 - 11:08:06 PM

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The Best Of The Best Regatta, Montagu Beach, December 5-8, 2019.  Bahamian Sloop races:
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Class A

Running Tide of Long Island won the first
series race on Thursday
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The LSU Tigers came to Bimini and conquered Junkanoo Jam 2019 - Dec 2, 2019 - 2:51:23 PM

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The Tigers of LSU built an early lead and never looked back as they won the Bimini Division title over the Tigers of Memphis. LSU was led by tournament MVP Khayla Pointer with 17 points on 8-11 shooting and 3 assists. Memphis’s leading scorer was Jamirah Shutes scoring 14 in the game.
 
LSU started quick taking a 27-15 lead after the 1st quarter. LSU’s offense continued to roll in the 2nd quarter as the inside-out duo of Faustine Aifuwa and Khayla Pointer would prove to be too much for Memphis as they combine for 28 points on 14 of 17 shooting in the half...
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Concacaf and Scotiabank announce the 2019 Scotiabank NextPlay Cup - Dec 2, 2019 - 10:04:06 AM

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The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) and Scotiabank have announced the second edition of the Scotiabank Concacaf Next Play Cup to be held from November 28 to December 7.  This invitational youth tournament will be played in four Concacaf Member Association countries, specifically: the Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. 

Matches will be held in the Bahamas on November 30 and December 7 at the National Sports Authority Field, Nassau...
Sports
Buffalo and Charlotte accept 2019 Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl Invitations - Dec 1, 2019 - 2:30:25 PM

Buffalo will represent the Mid-American Conference and Charlotte will represent Conference USA as both institutions accepted bids to the 2019 Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl, set for Friday, Dec. 20 in Nassau’s Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.

The Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl will be played at 2:00 p.m. ET, and the contest will be televised on ESPN and broadcast on the Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl Radio Network...
News : Ministry of Tourism Updates
Old Bahama Bay Wahoo Charity Cup reels in another smashing success - Nov 30, 2019 - 12:45:38 PM

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Anglers across Florida converged in the settlement of West End, Grand Bahama on November 21 for the highly anticipated 3rd Annual Old Bahama Bay Wahoo Charity Cup. For participants, the event was a thrilling opportunity to sail the beautiful, boundless blue waters of Grand Bahama Island in hunt for wahoo large enough to earn them the competition’s top prize and, of course, bragging rights.

The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation served as a proud sponsor of the Wahoo Charity Cup, which attracted 37 participating boats this year, the largest showing since its inception...
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