Junkanoo Jam relocating to Bimini after Hurricane Matthew
- Oct 21, 2016 - 9:55:16 AM
Due to Hurricane Matthew, the annual Junkanoo Jam, always held in Grand
Bahama Island will relocate to the island of Bimini. Teams usually
stayed at the Grand Lucayan resort in Freeport, but this year the
tournament will be held at Gateway Christian Academy on North Bimini
Island. All teams and supporters that purchased tournament packages
through Junkanoo Jam and Basketball Travelers, will be automatically
assigned rooms at the brand new Hilton at Resorts World Bimini.
Participating teams North Carolina Tar Heels,
University of South Florida Bulls, Georgia
Bulldogs and Minnesota Golden Gophers will be featured in the Lucaya
Division; and the University of Dayton Flyers, Missouri Tigers, Georgia
Jackets and Georgia Bulldogs will complete in the
International Regatta Resumes After Delay Due to Post Matthew Winds
- Oct 21, 2016 - 4:21:53 AM
Royal Nassau Sailing Club had all hands on deck to prepare their
clubhouse to host an international regatta just 10 days after Hurricane
Matthew. The white building trim was gleaming and yellowbird cocktails
were plentiful as 70 competitors from nine counties were welcomed for
the ID Crook Snipe World Masters regatta last Saturday.
attraction of Snipe sailing is it's a lifelong sport. Skipper Oscar
Gonzalez Urquia from Argentina is the oldest competitor at 85 years old.
Skipper Terry Timm from the United States of America is the second
oldest. Crewing for Timm is Bahamian junior sailor Branden Sands from
the settlement of Cherokee Sound in Abaco. After race three Sands
commented, "it is an honour to be sailing with so many great sailors at
the Snipe World Masters. The weather was spectacular for sailing today
and Friday promises to be even better." The Bahamian entrants are Robert
Bahamas to face Jamaica, Belize and Guyana in the 2017 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championships
- Oct 18, 2016 - 10:00:12 AM
The Bahamas National Beach Soccer
Team will face Jamaica, Belize and Guyana at the upcoming regional
beach soccer World Cup qualifier event set to kickoff on February 20 in
The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean
Association Football (CONCACAF) and Beach Soccer Worldwide (BSWW) today
conducted the draw for the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship Bahamas
2017, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Doral, Florida, USA.
draw, which determined the groups and match schedule for the tournament,
was opened with welcoming remarks from Philippe Moggio, CONCACAF
General Secretary and Anton Sealey, President of the Bahamas Football
Count Down To Nassau Robert Scheidt, Brazilian Sailing Superstar Is Back
- Oct 17, 2016 - 1:35:26 AM
With three Olympic gold medals and 14 world titles Robert Scheidt is one
of the best athletes ever produced by Brazil. Having come fourth in the
Laser class atthe Rio Olympics, Robert will join the Star Sailors
League in Nassau, from November 28th to December the 4thto contest his
third SSL Finals, after winning the first edition in 2013 with his
fellow Brazilian Bruno Prada. It will be a happy return to the Star
class, where Robert won two Olympic medals and three world
“It will be different this time. In 2013, I was
sailing with Bruno and we were fresh from the London Olympics in a Star,
where we’ve earned the bronze medal. I’ve trained very little on a Star
in the past three years and I have to pick up...
Run for Pompey rescheduled for October 29
- Oct 16, 2016 - 8:06:35 AM
The second annual Run for Pompey originally set for Georgetown, Exuma October 8 has been rescheduled for October 29.
made a decision on October 2 to reschedule because of the threat of
Hurricane Matthew, not knowing what the impact of the storm would be on
The Bahamas,” said Jeff Todd, race founder and Director of
Communications for GIV Bahamas, the outreach arm of Grand Isle Villas.
“Fortunately for Grand Isle, which is the host hotel, we are absolutely
fine and in fact, we are open today. Everything has fallen into place
for the event to be rescheduled for the end of this month, October 29...
2017 Race for the Cure Registration Opens
- Oct 4, 2016 - 1:25:13 AM
NASSAU, Bahamas – Race Season has officially begun!
for the 7th annual Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure® opened on
October 1st to coincide with the start of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Sunshine Insurance (Agents & Brokers) Ltd, which is the
lead organizer and sponsor of Komen Bahamas, held a news conference at
the company’s headquarters on Monday to officially launch Race Season.
The event has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local cancer charities since its inception...
Run for Pompey Postponed due to Hurricane Matthew
- Oct 3, 2016 - 5:18:42 PM
The second annual Run for Pompey set for Georgetown, Exuma on October 8
has been postponed due to the expected passing of Hurricane Matthew this
“Hurricane Matthew is expected to travel through The
Bahamas and impact islands and cays throughout the archipelago over the
next four days,” said Jeff Todd, race founder and Director of
Communications for GIV Bahamas. “Our first thought is with the people of
The Bahamas, many of whom are still recovering from the devastation of
Hurricane Joaquin last year. Once Matthew has passed, we will assess and
then announce a new date but we are hoping that it will be very soon,
as early as later this month or in November. We are hopeful that damage
to the islands will be minimal and are encouraging everyone to prepare
and keep themselves safe.”
Edward St. George Memorial Golf Tournament "Inaugural Event"
- Oct 1, 2016 - 7:09:49 PM
FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Island- In celebration of Edward St. Georges’
contribution to athletics in Grand Bahama, the Ministry of Tourism, in
conjunction with several partnering organizations, celebrated the
opening of the inaugural Edward St. George Memorial Golf Tournament at
the Reef Golf Course on Friday, September 23rd, 2016.
According to tournament Director and Vice Chairman of the GB Sport
Promotional Organization, Ambrose Gouthro, the tournament was created to
recognize St. Georges’ commitment to the growth of Grand Bahama...
Bahamian Student Athletes Inspired by NBA Great Alonzo Mourning
- Sep 30, 2016 - 2:13:09 PM
Nassau, Bahamas - Budding Grand Bahama basketball player Howard Hinsey
said the chance to interact and learn from the Miami HEAT training staff
was the by far the “best opportunity” he’s had in his 17 years.
Rolle, a 12th grader from Bimini, said the encouragement and advice he
received from NBA Hall of Famer Alonzo Mourning restored his confidence
in his abilities.
Rolle and Hinsey were two of 160 student
athletes from across The Bahamas that took part in the Alonzo Mourning
Basketball Clinic yesterday afternoon at the Atlantis Resort...
2016 Star Sailors League Finals – Count down to Nassau
- Sep 27, 2016 - 10:22:27 AM
In just two months time, the fourth edition of the SSL
Finals 2016 will open in Nassau, Bahamas. As always the top 12 skippers
in the SSL Ranking for the year are invited to challenge and join 13
VIPs sailors selected for the successes achieved in their sailing
career. Most of the VIPs are World or Olympic Champions , and for the
SSL Finals in 2016, with the Olympic Games just closed in Rio de
Janeiro, the SSL Finals will have some freshly medalled sailors.
The Star Sailors League can confirm that the top 5 skippers in the SSL Ranking have agreed to attend the SSL Finals 2016...
TheBahamasWeekly.com Returns As Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend (SIRW) Sponsor
- Sep 23, 2016 - 1:33:25 PM
Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure® and Marathon Bahamas slated for January 14-15
NASSAU, Bahamas – For the second year in a row, TheBahamasWeekly.com
has signed on as a Sunshine Insurance Race Weekend (SIRW) sponsor.
hugely popular Bahamas news and events portal, which boasts an average
of 1,000,000 page views per month, will help Race Weekend – which
includes the Susan G. Komen Bahamas Race for the Cure® and Marathon
Bahamas – to expand its global reach...
Freeport Rugby Football Club: Boys’ Soccer Programme to Commence this Saturday
- Sep 22, 2016 - 12:27:58 PM
After the traditional summer break that allows the players, coaches and
the facilities to regroup and re-energise, the successful Freeport Rugby
Football Club kicks off again this Saturday (September 24th) at 11.30am
at the Rugby Club.
The Freeport Rugby Football Club has run a
hugely successful youth soccer programme for over fifteen years that has
focused on young boys and young men on the island...
2016 Bahamas Olympic Team Celebrated
- Sep 21, 2016 - 10:56:34 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas -- Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon.
Dr. Daniel Johnson congratulated the individual team performances of
Team Bahamas -- 2016 Bahamas Olympic team of the Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,
Summer Olympics in August, at celebration ceremonies on Sunday,
September 18, 2016 at Melia Nassau Beach Resort. Team members received
certificates and plaques from the Bahamas Olympic Committee (BOC).
Minister Johnson congratulated the team and said he looks forward to the
Summer Olympics of 2020 in Tokyo, when he expects an even bigger
contingent to highlight The Bahamas...
BLTA Hosts Junior Tennis Clinic at National Centre
- Sep 21, 2016 - 9:11:34 AM
On Saturday The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association(BLTA) held a Junior
Tennis Clinic at the National Tennis Centre, Queen Elizabeth Sports
Centre. The $1-Day Clinic was a success as kids ranging from 4 -14 were
introduced and in some cases reintroduced to the rudiments of tennis.
of the clinic Ms. Barbara Carey organized the play and stay session.
Coach Kevin Major led the children in various drills. Also on hand were
some of the country's top juniors Afrika Smith, Donte Armbrister and
Sierra Donaldson. These youngsters who are returning from a summer
International Tennis Federation(ITF) tour were able to assist Coach
Major in instructing the kids on their forehands and backhands...
Bahamas Inks Deal with Washington Redskins
- Sep 21, 2016 - 4:05:04 AM
The Ministry of Tourism recently inked a deal with a major National
Football League (NFL) team -- a move that will undoubtedly lead to
increased exposure to the Islands of The Bahamas.
The five-year partnership with the Washington Redskins was sealed last month just ahead of the start of the NFL season.
a result of the partnership, the Washington Redskins will hold an
annual ‘Washington Redskins Weekend in The Bahamas’ featuring Doug
Williams and other legendary players for its fans, friends and families.
The Redskins will also hold a flag football game with its alumni
against top Bahamian officials at the Thomas A. Robinson National
Stadium, as well as hold a youth football and cheerleading clinic in The
The team will also put on a golf and fishing tournament as well as participate in other destination experiences.
Hope’s High Hopes for Athletes and Animals at Potcakeman Triathlon
- Sep 21, 2016 - 4:02:36 AM
Michelle Hope has swum, cycled and run her way through 10
triathlons but the 5’8’ mother of two will make history when she enters
the Potcakeman Triathlon – she’ll be the first competitor in the popular
event ever to compete in athletic gear provided by the official trade
association dedicated to pet wellness, the Pet Food Institute (PFI).
Hope, a civil, structural and environmental engineer, won the right to
have the triathlon outfit designed especially for her by winning the
PFI’s Facebook contest answering the question. “Tell us why nutrition is
important for pets.” She also had to demonstrate a passion for pets.
“If I didn’t have a stream of bad luck, I’d have no luck at all, so I’m
really excited about this because I already feel like a winner,” says
Hope. “I’m really grateful to the Pet Food Institute. I think what PFI
is doing is very important for the pets of the Bahamas”
Bahamians invited to Miami HEAT vs. New Orleans Pelicans game
- Sep 20, 2016 - 12:43:14 PM
The Bahamas will take over the American Airlines Arena when the Miami
HEAT takes on Buddy Hield and the New Orleans Pelicans on March 15, and
Bahamian basketball fans are invited to take a front row seat.
the run-up to the anticipated matchup, the Miami HEAT is reducing
ticket fees for Bahamians specifically for that game. As an added bonus,
the Ministry of Tourism will also hold its signature ‘Bahamas Night’ at
the American Airlines Arena...
Olympians Pedrya Seymour and Stephen Newbold Call on the Governor General
- Sep 20, 2016 - 9:19:36 AM
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Rio 2016 Olympians Pedrya Seymour and Stephen Newbold called upon Her Excellency Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, at Government House on Friday, September 16, 2016.
Pictured from left: Pedro Seymour; 100m Hurdles Finalist Pedrya Seymour; Mekeva Wallace; H.E. Dame Marguerite Pindling; Chief Sports Recreation Officer/Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture Kevin Colebrooke; and Men’s 4x400 Relay Team’s Stephen Newbold...
Grand Bahama 30-yr-old event now dubbed, "GBPA Conchman Triathlon"
- Sep 16, 2016 - 12:00:07 PM
Freeport, Grand Bahama - The organisers of the 30th
have had a huge boost with the news that a major sponsor has stepped forward to
support the historic event.
The Grand Bahama Port Authority has recognised its major
significance not just at home but abroad by becoming the first event sponsor
since what has become the island’s sporting icon was launched in 1986.
That sponsorship milestone is matched by progress on the
athletic side with a number of US athletes already signing up for the test of
swimming, cycling and running almost two months ahead of the event on November
Freedom Farm Ready for Fall Baseball
- Sep 16, 2016 - 11:23:13 AM
Coming off of sweeping this year’s Baseball Nationals in Freeport, Grand
Bahama with five gold medals, Freedom Farm Baseball League has already
began its registration for the upcoming season. Registration is this
and every Saturday from 10:00am – 12 noon during the month of
September. As registration goes on, the league will be hosting for a
second time a season during the Fall. There is a lot of excitement with
this fall season as it has triple in teams since its inception last
year. More teams, more players, more great baseball action at the
playing fields Yamacraw.
Fall ball will feature teams in the
coach pitch, 9-10 and 11-12 divisions and will be comprised mostly of
the best players coming up that will enter their respective divisions
for the upcoming regular season...