47th Annual BASRA Swim race & Beach Party w/ Uppercut 242
- Aug 19, 2017 - 9:34:16 AM
The 47th Annual Bernie Butler/BASRA Swim race is scheduled to take
place August 19 at Coral Beach from 9:00 a.m. the much anticipated
annual event is the largest Swim race and beach party of the year.
after the competition is the beach party from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m,
the U. S. Coast Guard returns with their dramatic demonstrations which
includes a chase and a rescue scene.
BASRA Chairman Eddie Whan
explained that this year they plan even more activities than before
including; Tug-O-War, egg toss and more. Wahn expressed his enthusiasm
to confirm the return of Grand Bahama's ever popular Uppercut 242...
RUBiS Bahamas Ltd. made Buddy Hield Camp a reality for children at Ranfurly Home
- Aug 9, 2017 - 11:07:55 AM
As part of its corporate commitment to supporting the development of
youth in The Bahamas, RUBiS Bahamas Ltd. was a proud sponsor of the
inaugural Buddy Hield Summer Basketball Workshop, held 28-29 July 2017
at the Sir Kendall G. L. Isaacs Gymnasium. 350 boys and girls aged 10
through 17 from around the country participated and learned from the
Bahamian professional basketball player and other professional coaches.
Bahamas Ltd. has supported numerous initiatives aimed at positively
impacting the community. We firmly believe that every good corporate
citizen should seek to invest and develop the communities it operates in
to ensure sustainability. Latia Duncombe, Sales & Marketing
Manager, affirmed RUBiS’ global mandate and shared that “Rubis has
agreed to a three-year partnership with the Buddy Hield Summer
A spectacular Bahamian send-off as Commonwealth Youth Games reach Caribbean crescendo
- Jul 28, 2017 - 10:13:18 AM
Some of the finest young athletes from across the globe tonight (23
July) brought the flag down on six unforgettable days of great sporting
achievements and new Commonwealth friendships forged on the small island
state of The Bahamas as the Commonwealth Youth Games came to an
Over 1000 young people mostly aged 14-18 from 63
nations and territories participated in an energetic Junkanoo carnival
spectacular which formally ended what Commonwealth Games Federation
President Louise Martin CBE has already billed “a turning point in the
island’s incredible sporting history”
Commenting on the success
of the VIth Commonwealth Games, CGF President Louise Martin CBE said:
“The Bahamas have provided a spectacular sporting stage and cultural
platform for the Commonwealth’s finest young athletes to shine.
Golf Course Developer Visits Minister Pintard Inbox x
- Jul 24, 2017 - 7:33:43 PM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Developer of the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex Golf Course Craig Flowers (left) is pictured with Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard (centre) and Director of Sports Timothy Munnings during a courtesy call at the Ministry on July 24, 2017. (BIS Photo/Eric Rose)
Bahamas makes sporting history as CYG competition reaches half-way mark
- Jul 22, 2017 - 7:31:04 AM
Nassau, Bahamas - With the first three days of competition
concluded, the Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games, which close this
Sunday 23 July, reach their half-way point. All nine sports are
underway, across two sporting complexes, including the Youth Games’
first ever presentations of Beach Soccer, Beach Volleyball, Judo and
Women’s Boxing. Over 1,000 athletes are competing from 63 countries,
many experiencing their first taste of international multi-sport
competition.Medals have so far been awarded in Athletics,
Aquatics, Cycling (Road) and Judo, with England, New Zealand and
Scotland leading the medal tally. Trinidad and Tobago have won their
first ever Commonwealth Youth Games gold medal, thanks to Adell
Colthrust’s 100m Men’s Final win, as have Bermuda, with Matthew Oliviera
winning the Time Trial on the beautiful and baking-hot roads of New
Sands back to support 2nd Annual Kappa Klassic
- Jul 18, 2017 - 12:24:10 PM
Freeport, Bahamas – Back for their second annual Golf Tournament,
the Grand Bahama chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity (KAY) will step
and stroll into the Kappa Klassic Golf Tournament on Grand Bahama on
July 29th. The event is one of several planned as part of efforts to
raise funds in aid of their many community service projects,
particularly mentoring and supporting the schools in East Grand Bahama.
to take place at the Fortune Hills Golf course in Freeport, the
Bahamian Brewery and Beverage Co Ltd (BBB) will once again support this
event with sponsorship funding and Bahamian Brewery products for winners
in the competitive categories with each team comprised of four
individuals. Not only will participants have the opportunity to win some
of the Brewery’s most popular products, but the...
Bahamas 2017 CYG Organizing Committee Chairman remarks at Official Opening Ceremony
- Jul 18, 2017 - 10:25:40 AM
Your Excellency, Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor-General Commonwealth
of the Bahamas; Baroness Patricia Scotland, Secretary General of the
Commonwealth of Nations; the Honourable Dr. Hubert Minnis, Prime
Minister of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas; the Hon. Mr. Michael
Pintard, Minister of Youth, Sports & Culture of the Commonwealth of
the Bahamas; Ms. Louise Martin, CBE, President of the Commonwealth Games
Ladies and gentlemen, the idea of hosting these
Games came about as a result of a conversation we had in our office
boardroom with Mr. Al Dillette our then office manager and Mr. Romell
Knowles secretary. We talked about sports and Al came up with the idea
of hosting a multi sports game. Naturally we didn't accept that. But the...
Grand Bahama Regatta and Homecoming set for July 28 - 30
- Jul 12, 2017 - 8:28:50 AM
The chairman of the Grand Bahama Regatta & Homecoming Committee
Chervita Campbell wants you to catch Regatta fever! The event team is
to delivery another great sport and cultural experience.
and public relation are critical components to the success of the event.
Along with media partner, TheBahamasWeekly.com, the GBRH committee are
pleased to have engaged new partners this year, both Kalik and BTC. "We
are thankful to our continued and new sponsors without them our dreams
would not be a reality," said Campbell...
Gardiner and Miller-Uibo win big at Gyulai Istvan Memorial 2017
- Jul 8, 2017 - 12:53:51 AM
Both Bahamians, Shaunae Miller-Uibo and Steven Gardiner performed first
place finishes in their events on July 4 at the Gyulai Istvan Memorial
in Szekesfehervar, Hungary.
Steven Gardiner ran 44.61 in the
100m, with Luka Janezuc of Slovakia in second with 45.44, Machel Cedenio
of Trinidad and Tobago in third with 45.47.
Setting a new meet record of 49.86, Shaunae Miller-Uibo was...
Bahamas announces tennis players for Commonwealth Youth Games
- Jul 7, 2017 - 9:50:19 PM
The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association wishes to announce its tennis
athletes for the upcoming Commonwealth Youth Games to be held July 18 –
As only one male and one female player per nation will
be represented at the 17th Edition Commonwealth Youth Games being held
in The Bahamas, the No. 1 ranked player in both the Boys’ and Girls’ 18U
Divisions will represent The Bahamas.
Chosen were male athlete, Donte Alexander Armbrister, and female athlete Isabel Gabriela Donaldson...
Run for Pompey partners with Regatta
- Jul 6, 2017 - 11:30:22 AM
As the old saying goes, the third time is a charm...
certainly seems to be the case for Run for Pompey, as this authentically
Bahamian event celebrates more than a dozen sponsors and a new
partnership with the National Family Island Regatta.
race, held on Great Exuma from October 6 to October 9, is expecting a
record turnout from both The Bahamas and abroad. But beyond that, Run
for Pompey is rapidly becoming a can’t-miss celebration for all ages
over National Heroes Day Weekend, offering a festival atmosphere amid
the spectacular backdrop of Exuma...
Bahamas Sports Minister Salutes Basketball without Borders
- Jul 6, 2017 - 10:12:58 AM
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Michael Pintard addressed
Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Americas 2017 Press Conference at the
Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium, on July 5, 2017.
The Minister welcomed
all (NBA) to the facilities and The Bahamas. He saluted the coaches,
trainers, professional players and volunteers for mentoring the young
players and sharing the mechanics of the game and important values that
are potentially transformative in the young athletes' lives.
Pintard pointed out how basketball has not only developed healthy
bodies, developed discipline, camaraderie, and lifelong relationships...
BWB Americas Camp Opens with Press Conference, Scrimmages and Clinic
- Jul 5, 2017 - 9:41:36 PM
Basketball without Borders (BWB) Americas 2017 officially opened at Nassau’s Kendal
G.L. Isaacs National Gymnasium
with a press conference, featuring NBA/WNBA/FIBA
players, coaches and VIP guests who were on hand to welcome the campers and to
thank all of those who were integral in the development of this camp such as
Nike, the Bahamas Basketball Federation and the Bahamas Ministry of Youth,
Sports and Culture. Top media from major Bahamian and international
outlets were in attendance to cover the program and participate in a photo and
'The Tank' Meets The Minister of Sports
- Jul 5, 2017 - 11:06:05 AM
Professional Bahamian heavyweight boxer Sherman "The
Tank" Williams (left) poses with Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture
the Hon. Michael Pintard (centre) and Director of Sports Timothy
Munnings, during a courtesy call at the Ministry, on July 5, 2017.
Official photo by Bahamas Information Services photographer, Eric Rose...
Basketball without Borders arrives in The Bahamas
- Jul 5, 2017 - 12:05:51 AM
Anticipation is running high as campers and coaches arrived in Nassau
for the ninth edition of Basketball without Borders (BWB) Americas and
the first BWB camp in the Bahamas. The BWB brings together the top 66
boys and girls from 16 countries and territories in the Americas to
learn directly from NBA/WNBA/FIBA players and coaches.
couldn’t wait to head to the Kendal G.L. Isaacs National Gymnasium at
the Queen Elizabeth Sports Centre to receive their Nike gear and get
acquainted with where all the basketball action will take place in the
next few days. The first of daily BWB referee clinics also took place
right across the street at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium for
30 officials, the first time the BWB has held a referee clinic in
conjunction with a BWB camp...
Bahamian Trent Deveaux signs with Los Angeles Angels
- Jul 4, 2017 - 4:28:20 PM
Prime Minister Dr. the Hon. Hubert Minnis (right)
and Mrs. Minnis (with their grandson) pose with Trent Deveaux and his
father Louis (left), during Trent's contract-signing ceremony with the
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, at Baha Mar Convention Centre on July 2,
Also shown is a portion of the standing-room-only audience...
Emma Weech Shines Again at Aruba ITF 14U Tournament
- Jul 4, 2017 - 4:18:25 PM
Emma Weech is the finalist in both the singles and doubles 14U tennis events at Aruba ITF Tournament held this past week.
Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association extends warm congratulations to Emma
Weech, ranked 4th in the COTECC region," said a BLTA statement.
continues to do wonders on the 14U Junior circuit. She was also
recently offered a Wild Card by the ITF to participate in 3 ITF Grade 1
tournaments in Mexico but had to forego participation...
Grand Bahama Regatta 2017 dedicated to Canard Levi Bethel
- Jul 3, 2017 - 6:50:58 PM
The Grand Bahama Regatta and Homecoming Committee, headed up by Chervita
Campbell, and former Chief Councillor of City of Freeport Council is
working hard to delivery another great sport and cultural experience.
This year's regatta set for July 28 - 30 at Taino Beach will honour
retired undersecretary of the Bahamas Public Service, Canard Levi
Mr. Bethel obtained his early education at the K-10 All Age School in
Long Bays Cays South Andros. He was born and grew up in the settlement
of High Rock, South Andros...
Junior tennis players in Nassau from around the world
- Jul 1, 2017 - 3:03:35 PM
The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association is hosting its 16th edition
of Junkanoo Bowl ITF Tournament which begins today and runs through
Saturday, July 8, 2017. Qualifying Round will be held for two days and
the Main Draw (32-Draw) begins Monday, July 3 and runs through
Saturday, July 8. Matches start at 9:00 a.m. daily at the National Tennis
Centre, Q. E. Sports Centre.
This Tournament will showcase junior players ranging from ages
13 – 18 from all around the world such as: the United States, El
Salvador, Barbados, Canada, Japan, Belize, Mexico, Russia, Bolivia,
Venezuela, Guatemala, Bolivia, Australia, Argentine, Turkey and
Islamic Republic of Iran ...