SSL Finals 2017, the VIPs list is shaping up
- Oct 20, 2017 - 12:06:01 PM
45 days to the SSL Finals 2017, the fifth edition of the exciting grand
finale of the year for expert Star sailors, valuable champions of other
sailing disciplines and legends of the sports.
Nassau, in the
Bahamas, is ideal to host the event, Nassau Yacht Club a perfect home
for sailors and organizers, Montagu Bay one of the best racing course in
the world. The week starts with a four days qualification round with
fleet regattas, on Friday evening we’ll know the top ten teams that will
go racing on an eliminating round on Saturday...
Results - The National Tennis Centre 1st Membership Tournament
- Oct 4, 2017 - 8:00:07 PM
The National Tennis Centre's 1st Membership Tournament culminated on
Saturday past. Tournament Director Wesley Rolle was very pleased with
the participation. The 2-week tournament was proudly sponsored by
We extend congratulations to all the winners below:
Stephen Thompson & Brent Johnson - Winners (6-3, 6-2)
Tommy Turnquest & Kenwood Kerr - Runners-up...
Top Junior Tennis Athletes shine overseas
- Oct 4, 2017 - 7:20:51 PM
The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association congratulates four (4) of its top
junior tennis athletes who recently “turned out” very good performances
- Iesha Shepherd – Freshman, Chicago State University
Undefeated singles record (5-0) for Women’s Tennis Team (Cougars)
UIC Fall Invitational, U.S.A...
Freeport Rugby Football Club: Registration for Boys’ Soccer Programme Saturday October 7th and 14th
- Oct 4, 2017 - 5:50:24 PM
The hugely successful Freeport Rugby Football Club grass-roots soccer
programme kicks off again this Saturday at 11.30am at the Freeport Rugby
Football Club with registration of boys running from 11am to Midday
(with practice starting at 11.30). Registration will also be held on
Saturday 14th at the same time.
The Club’s Soccer Programmes
focus primarily on young boys and young men on the island. The Saturday
grass-roots programme traditionally focuses on primary school age boys
aged 7 to 11 but has been extended to include 12-year-old this year.
Going forward, it is hoped that next season (2018-19)...
The Tennis Play and Stay Campaign
- Sep 29, 2017 - 11:14:52 AM
In February 2007 the International Tennis Federation officially launched
a global campaign aimed at increasing tennis participation worldwide.
The Tennis Play and Stay campaign aims to promote tennis as easy, fun
and healthy, and to ensure all starter players are able to serve, rally
and score from their first lesson. Fundamental to the campaign is the
use of slower balls by coaches working with starter players, ensuring
that their first experience of tennis is a positive one, where players
are able play the game.
Bimini Sands Resort & Marina to Host Inaugural Wahoo Tournament October 19-21, 2017
- Sep 29, 2017 - 9:28:22 AM
South Bimini, The Bahamas – September 27, 2017 – Bimini Sands Resort
and Marina today announced dates for their upcoming Wahoo Tournament.
Slated for October 19-21, the event will be hosted by Charter Boat
Captain Chase Camacho, and is the first of its kind to take place at the
Because of their raw speed, hard fight, and ability to
pull drag, Wahoo are a favorite among fishermen and are plentiful in
the waters surrounding Bimini. More than 100 anglers are expected to
make the journey to South Bimini and will be some of the first to use
Bimini Sands’ brand new amenities, including a beachside infinity pool
and their new Oceanfront Pavilion Bar and Grill.
Sands Beer Cup
- Sep 28, 2017 - 1:10:25 PM
As we near the end of the Sands Beer Cup Championship series, Bahamian
Brewery and Beverage Company recently presented the Bahamas Golf
Federation with the new Sterling Silver trophies which have been
specially designed for the event.
The winner will receive a
replica of the Floating Trophy and trophies will also be presented to
the 2nd and 3rd place finishers along with other prizes including a
2-night stay at the Hope Town Harbour Lodge and 2 round trip tickets on
Sky Bahamas. Additionally, winners and runner ups in each division will
also receive trophies.
Tennis Bahamas Elite Training Program with Mark Knowles”
- Sep 27, 2017 - 8:30:47 PM
Mark Knowles was authorized by Mr. Christopher Anand of Albany to create
a Bahamian Elite junior tennis program to be an adjunct to the Albany
Tennis Academy. The Albany Tennis Academy for fulltime students opened
in September 2017and is powered by Lleyton Hewitt with Grant Doyle as
Director of Tennis. Albany has already accepted two former recipients of
the Mark Knowles Invitational Tennis Scholarships, Jacobi Bain and
Sydney Clarke, as fulltime students of the Albany Tennis Academy.
after school programfor talented BAHAMIAN juniors will be a program in
association with the Albany Academy and their Director of Tennis...
The Bahamas Table Tennis Federation Tournament
- Sep 26, 2017 - 5:40:43 PM
The Bahamas Table Tennis Federation (BTTF) is pleased to once again
welcome Richard McAfee from the International Table Tennis Federation
(ITTF) to The Bahamas to achieve its goal of promoting the sport,
specifically in the high schools in New Providence, with the intent of
expanding to other islands throughout The Bahamas.
The BTTF will
be hosting various courses over the next two weeks, including the ITTF
Level 1 Coaching Course, a Club Coaching Course and a Basic Umpiring
Course. During this time, McAfee will also be visiting the first phase
of high schools (Government and Private Schools)...
Bimini Big Game Club Resort & Marina to host Wahoo Smackdown IX November
- Aug 20, 2017 - 11:32:51 AM
ALICE TOWN, BIMINI — July 25, 2017 — Bimini Big Game Club Resort and
Marina, host to some of The Bahamas’ most legendary fishing
tournaments, is pleased to announce that Wahoo Smackdown IX, will take
place November 9-12, 2017.
The ever-popular and authentic Bahamian
offshore tournament, led by longtime Bimini Big Game Club dockmaster,
Captain Robbie Smith, has drawn thousands of anglers to the island since
its inception and has become an annual tradition for many.
more than 50-record-setting catches from the waters that surround the
island, Bimini has earned its title of Sport Fishing Capital of the
World and, come winter, is considered a prime location for wahoo due to
its position in the Gulf Stream
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...