Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie is a Bahamian sprint athlete who specializes in the 100 and 200 metres. She had her first major successes with the Bahamian 4×100 metres relay team, winning gold at the Pan American Games and World Championships in Athletics in 1999, and taking another gold at the Olympic Games the following year. She won her first individual gold medal at the 2001 World Championships – having initially won silver, gold medallist Marion Jones was later disqualified.
won an individual Olympic medal in 2004, taking bronze in the 200 m.
Injury ruled her out for the whole of 2005. She is the current 200 m
national record holder with a best of 22.19 seconds. Her 100 m best
(10.91) is the second fastest time by a Bahamian after Chandra Sturrup.
Ferguson attended St Andrew's School in Nassau, Bahamas and graduated in 1994.
Ferguson graduated from University of Georgia from where she launched her senior athletics career since which she has gained medals at the Summer Olympics, IAAF World Championships in Athletics, Commonwealth Games and Pan American Games.
In 2002 she was appointed as an ambassador for the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. At the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England, she set the championship record
in the 100 metres and in the 4×100 m relay with the Bahamian team,
recording a personal best of 10.91 seconds in the individual event.
Read about Jackson's recent Central Bank grand prize win
Petit (born 1983, Nassau, The Bahamas) was educated at The College of
The Bahamas and Toronto Film College, Toronto Canada. From 1998 to 2004
he was a participant in the FINCO Summer Art Workshops and has taken
part in numerous group exhibitions. He won The Central Bank of The
Bahamas Art competition six times in various categories and received top
honors in the CLiCO Caribbean Art Competition in 2003.
began as a painter and his art is in many private and public
collections including that of actress CCH Pounder, Jim Coyle, Art
Educator Sandra Illingworth and Lyford Cay Manor. From 2004 to 2006, he
acted in several theatre plays and designed and built sets. He has
recently turned his focus to filmmaking. After taking a Filmmakers
Workshop and screenwriting series, he worked as a production assistant
and has produced several of his own short films. Jackson and his brother
Bernard operate the company Small Art Pictures. He is currently working
at the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas developing art related film
and video projects.