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April 25, 2012
Cooper elected as new chairman of BCCEC

The Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers Confederation (BCCEC) elected a new executive board at its recent annual general meeting.
The new chairman is prominent businessman I. Chester Cooper, president & CEO of BAF Financial. Robert Meyers of V Trade Supply was elected as vice chairman, Peter Goudie of PGHJR Consulting is the new secretary, and Hubert Edwards of the Bank of The Bahamas will serve as treasurer.
The BCCEC is the successor organisation of the recently merged Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and the Bahamas Employers Confederation. The organisation is the voice of the business community and employers.
In his acceptance address, Cooper noted that the Chamber in The Bahamas is celebrating 215 years plus of existence, and was built on the backs of the hard work of its many past presidents and members. He promised to honor its legacy by providing tangible, value added benefits to members and the business community. Regarding the current political climate, Cooper said: "As we observe the political debate, it is abundantly clear that the BCCEC, civil society and the academic community must lead the type of intelligent bi-partisan debate on the issues that is desperately needed to contribute meaningfully to national development."
Cooper told the meeting that "over the next several weeks we will meet in a strategic planning forum to refine our plans for the year and beyond."
He identified several areas of development on which he intends to focus. Among these are the need to embrace the benefits of the merger with the Bahamas Employers Confederation and bring it to its fullest fruition; a strong focus on business innovation and competitiveness, and the tackling some of the weaknesses exposed in the World Bank's "ease of doing business" in The Bahamas survey.
"We will work in an effective private-public partnership with whichever government is elected, as a catalyst for the creation of a national strategic plan."
Of course, the Chamber's concentration on meeting the continued training needs of the business community will continue, he said. Noting that 70 percent of the Chamber's members are small and mid-sized companies, Cooper committed to developing and launching an SME business mentorship and SME incubator program. He thanked the many benefactors and patrons of the Chamber and vowed to make the BCCEC more entrepreneurial and financially self-sustaining.
In closing, Cooper thanked and commended the outgoing board for its accomplishments, and suggested that in the future, he will ensure that the public is made more aware of the achievements of the Chamber.

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April 19, 2012
Giants in for a bumpy ride

Defending champions the Commonwealth Bank Giants are expecting a 'bumpy ride' en route to the finals of the annual Bahamas Basketball Federation (BBF) National Championships.
Head coach Perry Thompson is preparing his team for what he calls 'a rough tournament'. The national championships will tip-off today in Bimini. Six male teams and three female squads have confirmed their participation. Thompson and the Giants will have to ward off teams from Grand Bahama, Bimini, Eleuthera, Abaco and Andros if they plan to win their second consecutive crown. The female squads will represent New Providence and Grand Bahama.
"This year is going to be great," said Mario Bowleg, first vice president of BBF. "There are a lot of people coming in from Grand Bahama and Nassau because there is a political rally in Bimini. They are working with us, trying to ensure that there is no conflict or clash, where we can [have] the best or greatest support. With the island being in a buzz we expect great fan support, especially when the Grand Bahama and Bimini teams match-up. Even in the regular play there are going to be some great match-ups that are going to bring some much needed fan support, which will lead up to a big championship game. Who knows who will be coming out of the pools."
The Giants are hoping to emerge as pool winners. They are in Pool B with Andros and Eleuthera. The teams from Grand Bahama, Bimini and Abaco are in Pool A.
This is the first national championships being staged under the new administration. Charles 'Softly' Robins was elected last year. Topping his agenda was Family Island development. According to Bowleg, the federation is well on track.
He said: "This one is the first that we have had in a long time. In the past we were only able to get five male teams but now we have six which is a slight improvement. We look to expand and attract more teams as the time goes.
"This is one of the major things that the administration has hoped for, that is to get more Family Island teams involved. And the development of basketball has been good. The support of more Family Island teams partaking in the nationals prove already, that the initiative that the federation has taken to visit more islands and to ensure that basketball in each island association is being played is already a small accomplishment of what we want to do."

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IOC Executive Board meetings in Antalya, Turkey April 9-10, 2014
April 04, 2014
IOC Executive Board meetings in Antalya, Turkey April 9-10, 2014

The IOC Executive Board (EB) will meet in Antalya, Turkey on 9 and 10 April, at the same time as the SportAccord Convention...

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March 21, 2012
Gali wins individual chess tourney

On Saturday past, a total of 21 students converged on the T.G. Glover Primary School grounds to compete in the 2012 Scholastic Individual Chess Tournament.
In this first junior event on the Bahamas Chess Federation's (BCF) calendar, the students - ages 8 to 14 - put their deepest mental skills to the test for five rounds until a clear winner was decided.
Displaying tremendous stamina and technique, 12-year-old Sandeep Gali, of St. John's College, went undefeated with a perfect score of 5/5. Finishing in second place after losing to Sandeep in the fifth and final round was Nelissa Thomas, of Queen's College, with a score of 4/5. Polina Major, of See Saw Christian Academy, also scored 4/5, and placed third based on tie-breaks.
In the Under-10 category, first-time tournament player Franz Adiao, a nine-year-old from St. Francis/Joseph Primary, won top honors with a final score of 2.5/5. The silver medal in the Under-10 category went to eight-year-old Rajdeep Gali.
In the Under-12 category, the top prize was awarded to 10-year-old Polina Major of Queen's College; the silver medalist was Kelsie Thomas, also of Queen's College.
In the Under-14 category, Sandeep Gali placed first, followed by 12-year-old Chaz Garroway, of Queen's College, who scored 4/5.
The Under-16 category was won by 14-year-old Nelissa Thomas, and the silver medal was awarded to 15-year-old Kieran Diggiss, of St. Andrew's School.
All other participants received bronze medals for their outstanding effort and sportsmanship throughout the event. The next scholastic tournament on the BCF schedule is the scholastic team competition, which will pit school against school on June 16. More details can be found of the federation's website, www.bahamas-chess-federation.org, and on its Facebook page.

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April 02, 2012
BOC expectations for London 2012 pt. 3

Previously in this series that concludes today, Bahamas Olympic Committee Secretary General Romell Knowles' overview for the London 2012 Olympics focused on what is expected of those who will represent The Bahamas.
Knowles informed that the expectations are a goodly number of finalists in athletics, swimming and boxing. Just one other discipline is likely to have Bahamian participants. Tennis is a possibility if afforded a wild card status by the International Tennis Federation (ITF).
So, there is a possibility of the flag of The Bahamas being flown over four areas of competition. That total represents the largest ever for this country. Are we to be satisfied with that amount?
Hardly.
That has to be the response to such a question when one considers that there is sailing, rowing, gymnastics, judo and basketball among the multitude of sports contested during Olympic Games.
No doubt Knowles' expectations, and those of his BOC colleagues, would be much higher if Bahamians qualified in more disciplines.
"It is always hopeful to have more sports participate in the Olympics. The first steps begin with a dream. We believe our athletes are amongst the best in the world. What we lacked in the past was facility usage and the technical aspects to sports. We are closing the gap quickly, although we need more funding and we need to find ways whereby the athletes are taxed less financially and then it will all come together," said Knowles.
"More funding" is the constant cry being heard from the Bahamian sporting fraternity. Thus far, the plea has not been responded to anywhere near the dividends volume that comes our way through sporting performances.
We have lakes that are as suitable for 'rowing' training as anywhere else in the world.
Sailing is a large part of this country's sporting legacy and should be represented at every Olympics The Bahamas takes part in.
When one considers the fact that the Olympic movement in The Bahamas came about because of the stellar world performances of Sir Durward Knowles and Sloane Farrington, it is almost unthinkable for an Olympic delegation to leave The Bahamas with no sailing representatives.
An appropriate national sports fund would fix that.
Our judo and gymnastics organizations continually show encouraging signs.
In basketball, this country has produced players who have performed at a high level in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and on the collegiate circuit in the United States.
The view here is that, given the proper funding a basketball team can qualify for the Olympics.
According to Knowles, the BOC is doing its party to enable The Bahamas to fully realize its sports potential.
"The BOC is satisfied that we are providing the opportunities for all of our member associations/federations to do well. If we are successful in our next term, we will, together with our members, develop a strategic plan and hold each other accountable to future success," pledged Knowles.
There is no doubt at all that the federations are putting forth efforts despite operating against world peers at a distinct disadvantage.
"More funds for sports!"
That plea must continue to go forth.
To respond to this column, kindly contact Fred Sturrup at fredericksturrup@gmail.com.

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March 12, 2012
BSF ratifies 36-member CARIFTA team

The Bahamas Swimming Federation (BSF) has ratified a 36-member 2012 Bahamas CARIFTA Swim Team, which is set to compete at the upcoming CARIFTA Swimming Championships, set to take place April 12-15, at the Betty Kelly Kenning National Aquatics Center.
The 2012 CARIFTA Championships is a FINA sanctioned Olympic qualifier for the London Olympics, and will see the best age group swimmers from the region go head-to-head in four days of exciting action.
Algernon Cargill, president of the Bahamas Swimming Federation, said: "We have ratified an excellent team of young people who are all committed to representing The Bahamas at home. The team is comprised of a variety of veterans and first time and returning swimmers and we expect great things from this team. We continue to encourage Corporate Bahamas to step forward and provide assistance to the federation to host this event in The Bahamas."
The team members are Celia Campbell, Jasmine Gibson, Margaret Higgs, Keitra Lloyd, Zoe McCarroll, Megan Reid, Tremaine Allen, Leslie Campbell, Joanna Evans, Doran Reed, Simone Sturrup, Andreas Weech, Alaena Carey, Bria Deveaux, Abigail Lowe, Laura Morley, Je'Nae Saunders and Taryn Smith on the girls side; and Miller Albury, Clement Bowe, Nicholas Rahming, Joshua Roberts, Alec Sands, Drew Bastian, Dionisio Carey, Farion Cooper, Gershwin Greene, Zach Moses, Meshach Roberts, Evante Gibson, Anibal Hernandez-Valdes, Keith Lloyd, Matthew Lowe, Toby McCarroll, T'Auren Moss and Dustin Tynes on the boys side.

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August 04, 2014
The Bahamas fails to qualify for FIBA Americas Olympic journey over

The Bahamas' Olympic hopes in basketball were crushed yesterday, as the senior men's national team fell to the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), 80-79. It was the country's second straight loss at the 2014 Centrobasket Championships in Tepic, Mexico, and the team's third loss in its four games so far.
The team lost 88-72 to Puerto Rico on Friday, slammed El Salvador 96-47 on Saturday, but suffered a hurtful 90-57 loss to the hometown favorite, Mexico, on Sunday. Now after a narrow loss to the USVI, on Monday, the players find themselves out of the top four spots of the 2014 Centrobasket tournament, thereby failing to move on to the next stage of the 2016 Olympic qualifying process or the 2015 FIBA Americas Championships for Men. FIBA (International Basketball Federation) is the world's governing body for basketball, and FIBA Americas oversees the sport in this region.
In the game against Puerto Rico on Saturday, Jose Juan (JJ) Barea was the primary catalyst for his team. He helped his team to pull off a huge victory, finishing with 19 points and five assists. For The Bahamas, Chavano "Buddy" Hield played an amazing game. He was the team's leading scorer, and is the tournament's top scorer so far. Hield finished this game with 30 points, going 6-for-7 from behind the three-point arc and adding three rebounds and an assist.
Following the loss, the team bounced back with an impressive 96-47 victory over El Salvador. Alonzo Hinds was the top scorer in the contest for The Bahamas. He finished the game with 20 points, going 5-for-6 from three-point land, and he added two rebounds. Hield also had a strong game for The Bahamas. He finished with a double-double, scoring 16 points and pulling down 12 rebounds.
In its third game, The Bahamas took on host country Mexico.
The Mexicans jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. They cruised to a 90-57 victory over The Bahamas.
Roman Eduardo Martinez finished with a game-high 18 points, to go along with four rebounds for Mexico. Gustavo Ayon dominated the paint for Mexico, finishing with 13 rebounds.
Hield was once again the leading scorer for his club. He finished the game with 17 points and three rebounds. Marvin Gray played a good game as well, ending with 14 points.
The loss against the USVI yesterday sealed The Bahamas' fate. The game went back and fourth, with several leads changes down the stretch.
The Bahamas had a chance to seal the game with just seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. Hield made two clutch free throws that put his team ahead 79-77. The USVI seemed as though it was down for the count, but after the team inbounded the ball, Walter Hodge found a clear lane to the basket. He took it in strong to the hoop and converted on a lay-up and was fouled on the play. He made the free throw to put his team ahead 80-79. Hield had a chance to win it, but he missed a point blank lay-up.
The loss ended any hopes the country had of qualifying for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Although the players won't be heading to the Olympics, this team changed the culture of the national team. Bahamas Basketball Federation (BBF) officials recruited heavily, inclusive of players and coaches. With a strong talent base, considered one of the best ever assembled for The Bahamas, the senior men's team won the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Championships. The training camps for both the CBC Championships and the Centrobasket Championships were hosted out of the country.
Team hopefuls consisted of professional and National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I players.
This year's team showed that the level of talent being produced in the country is to be taken seriously, and the players paved the way for future teams that have the potential to be even better.

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March 26, 2014
IAAF center in Kingston produces top talent

KINGSTON, Jamaica - For quite a few years now, many have wondered where the tiny island nation of Jamaica gets its athletic prowess.
Many attribute it to the mountainous landscape of the Caribbean country, or even its natural running culture and ability. One would even say that the coaches and camps themselves are top notch, producing in recent times the absolute best sprinters in the world.
Well, in addition to all of that, although it's not exclusively for Jamaicans, is the Caribbean's only International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) High Performance Training Centre (HPTC).
The center, which is located on the University of West Indies' (UWI) Mona Campus just outside of New Kingston, currently houses nine developmental athletes ranging from ages 18-23 - eight young men and one female.
It's truly a global setting as more than half of the athletes are from the other side of the world - four from Mauritius and one from Maldives. The other four athletes are from the Caribbean - Jamaica, Dominica, Montserrat and Anguilla.
There are only about eight such centers in the world and Jamaica is blessed to have one of them. It is a breeding ground for the world's best athletes, including a very young and talented Usain Bolt about a decade ago. In fact, Bolt and his Racers Club teammates share a training venue with the young athletic hopefuls from the HPTC.
Jacqueline 'Nikki' Miller, daughter of the late Neville 'Teddy' McCook, a long-time IAAF Council member and NACAC (North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association) area head, said that the center quarantines the athletes and allows them to train under some of the best coaches in the world.
Patrick Dawson and Leo Brown are the coaches in place at the center, but they also get guidance and technical support from Glen Mills as well. Mills is the world renowned coach of the Racers Track Club featuring Bolt, Yohan Blake and Warren Weir just to name a few.
"I really enjoy looking after the boys (and one girl) and taking care of them. We at the center expect to see improvement in the performances as we go along, and we have been," said Miller, director of the center. "Some of the athletes were able to break national record[s] in their respective countries, and that in itself is a tremendous accomplishment.
"Also, the support for one another is just tremendous. These guys do everything together, and we like that. When one is participating in a particular meet, the others go down to the track and show their support. What we're trying to do here at the HPTC is get them to participate in quite a few development meets, and really get them prepared for the next Olympics - 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We feel as if they are on target."
The center itself, which specializes in sprints, hurdles and the horizontal jumps, opened its doors at its current location in 2009. The athletes have access to an ideal training ground on the UWI campus, a world-class gymnasium and the national stadium, which once hosted the IAAF World Junior Championships. Miller said this year's crop is the best set of athletes that they have had at the center thus far - extremely high praise seeing that the facility once housed multi Olympic and World Champion, and multi world record holder Usain Bolt.
The high performance training centers throughout the world are fully funded by the IAAF once athletes themselves would have qualified and met the required standards. However, there are also funds available through Olympic solidarity once requested by the respective national federations of the various countries.
Generally, Bahamian athletes prefer the route of tertiary institutions in the United States which has been beneficial, but as proven, the HPTC in Jamaica could be advantageous as well. Certainly, no one could question the success rate of the facility.
"What you find with a lot of the Caribbean athletes is that a lot of the coaches would want to keep their athletes, especially if they see the potential in the athletes," said Miller. "Even though some national federations don't have the necessary coaches in place, they would want to keep those athletes. We in the center are trying to convince them because we are seeing the results now.
"At this point, we're hoping to have a more interactive thing - perhaps something on the NACAC website where we could have an application process and let everyone become aware of it. Right now we have nine athletes, and we want to accommodate at least 15. For the most part, it's a matter of trying to get the Caribbean athletes to apply. Once we could encourage them to start the process early, then we can do the evaluations and know who we'll accept."
Two of the athletes who are at the HPTC in Kingston are in school, led by their representative Zharnel Hughes of Anguilla who will be one of the athletes to watch at this week's Inter-Secondary School Sports Association (ISSA) Boys and Girls Championships, commonly known as 'Champs'.
Hughes, who attends Kingston College, will also be going after the sprint double at the 43rd CARIFTA Games in Fort-de-France, Martinique over the Easter holiday weekend. He is the defending champion in the under-20 boys 100 meters (m) at CARIFTA.

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October 06, 2011
BGF elections set for end of October

There are a lot of things needed to take the sport of golf in the country forward, and the two years provided to elected officials might not be enough time to get the job done. In a few weeks president of the Bahamas Golf Federation (BGF), James Gomez and others will cast their votes for the persons who they believe can further assist with the growth and development of the sport.

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May 17, 2010
Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture to host Sports Leaders Summit

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon Charles Maynard announced that the Sports Department will host a Sports Leaders Summit Meeting at Wyndham Nassau Resort and Crystal Palace Casino, Saturday, May 15.

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Monroe College's Culinary Arts Students win 19 Medals at Ace Holiday Showcase Competition
February 06, 2015
Monroe College's Culinary Arts Students win 19 Medals at Ace Holiday Showcase Competition

Monroe College, a national leader in urban and international education, today announced that students from its Culinary Arts program were awarded 19 medals at the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Long Island Chapter Holiday Showcase Competition...

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IAAF blood testing timely for BADC
August 27, 2011
IAAF blood testing timely for BADC

The decision by the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) to collect blood samples from all of the athletes participating in the 13th World Championships presently going on in Daegu, South Korea came at an opportune time for The Bahamas Anti-Doping Commission.

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August 02, 2011
CBC president 'impressed' withBBF's hosting of tournament

CARIBBEAN Basketball Confederation president Usie Richards was quite impressed with what he saw from the Bahamas Basketball Federation in the hosting of the men's championship last week.

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January 21, 2012
BOC President Miller reflects

It's another Olympic Games year! It seems like just a short while ago, but it has been nearly four full years since the International Olympic Committee (IOC) stepped into the long-standing impasse between the previous administration and former president Sir Arlington Butler who appeared more closely associated at the time with member federations.

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International Judo clash this weekend free lessons too
August 05, 2010
International Judo clash this weekend (free lessons too)

Fighters from Barbados, the U.S. and The Bahamas will battle at Loyola Hall on Gladstone Road on Saturday.

The Bahamas Judo Open starts at 1pm, lasts three hours and costs $10.

D'Arcy Rahming, president of the Bahamas Judo Federation, said the the competitors have been preparing all summer.

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Male spikers ready to take the next step!
September 05, 2013
Male spikers ready to take the next step!

Now that two new faces have been added to the men's national volleyball squad, quite a bit of shuffling around is expected to be done, in an attempt to raise the level of play at the NORCECA 2013 Men Continental Championships...

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CONCACAF Statement
August 22, 2013
CONCACAF Statement

The Football Federation of El Salvador has recently announced that they have temporarily banned 22 players for a period of 30 days as a provisional disciplinary measure in order to provide the best environment to conduct an in-depth investigation on alleged match manipulation incidents...

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July 18, 2011
The Bahamas junior girls finish fourth in Puerto Rico

A separate program is needed in order to develop and prepare the country's junior players for higher level of competition, revealed Bahamas Basketball Federation (BBF) President Lawrence Hepburn yesterday.

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July 15, 2011
BBF facing gym issues ahead of CBC Championships

Just eight days before the official tip-off of one of the biggest regional basketball tournaments, set to be held in The Bahamas, the main venue for play is still not ready.

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July 03, 2013
BBF releases statement on recently completed championships

The Bahamas Baseball Federation (BBF) does not condone and deeply regrets the actions of the Freedom Farm Baseball League (FFBL) at the recently completed 11th Annual Andre Rodgers BBF Championships. The championships were held June 20-23, in Freeport, Grand Bahama.

The BBF statement read: "It is most unfortunate what occurred, and as far as the BBF is concerned, did not have to happen had cooler heads prevailed. We wish to state the facts as they transpired over the weekend leading up to this most unfortunate state of affairs..."

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CONCACAF Congratulates Sonia Bien-Aime for her FIFA position
June 13, 2013
CONCACAF Congratulates Sonia Bien-Aime for her FIFA position

Executive Committee Co-opted.
The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football today congratulated Sonia Bien-Aime for being voted into the FIFA Executive Committee in a co-opted position. Bien-Aime was welcomed into the highest ranks of soccer’s governing body on Friday, May 31 at the 63rd FIFA Congress in Mauritius...

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CONCACAF Names DataFactory Official Statistical Service Provider
July 08, 2013
CONCACAF Names DataFactory Official Statistical Service Provider

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today announced a strategic partnership with DataFactory, naming the company the official provider of statistics for the Confederation.

“In DataFactory we have found a strategic partner that can provide us with an innovative statistics product, complete with user friendly interfaces structured to give fans relevant and immediate information during games,” said Enrique Sanz, General Secretary of CONCACAF. “This information will also be instrumental for our Technical Study Group (TSG) in their detailed analysis of our games and tournaments...”

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Incumbent BOC President Miller not Worried About 'rumors'
April 11, 2013
Incumbent BOC President Miller not Worried About 'rumors'

Days before executive members in the Bahamas Olympic Committee (BOC) head to the polls, president Wellington Miller tried to clear the air on a number of matters. Miller said he is not listening to anything on the "rumor mill" and is asking persons to not spread or create stories, especially without...

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Knowles Optimistic Softball and Baseball Can Return
April 09, 2013
Knowles Optimistic Softball and Baseball Can Return

With only one spot available for inclusion into the 2020 Olympic program, the sporting disciplines of baseball and softball have joined forces in an attempt to be re-instated for the biggest sporting competition in the world. They were both voted off the Olympic program, following the 2008 Olympic Games...

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March 12, 2013
Boxing Organizations Sign on With Anti-Doping Body

The connection between the Bahamas Anti-Doping Commission (BADC) and sports entities around the country is getting cemented. On Saturday, key items on the agenda of the symposium organized by the Amateur Boxing Federation of The Bahamas (ABFB), was the signing of...

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Gold Cup Magnifies United Nations HIV Prevention Awareness Crusade
July 08, 2013
Gold Cup Magnifies United Nations HIV Prevention Awareness Crusade

In support of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) will reach out to the football community throughout the 2013 Gold Cup tournament in a pledge to ensure they protect themselves and lead healthy and productive lives.

“CONCACAF is keen to partner with the United Nations in the framework of our social responsibility initiatives throughout this edition of Gold Cup,” said CONCACAF President and FIFA Vice President, Jeffrey Webb. “We deem it important to extend our support to UNAIDS’ main objective of expanding HIV prevention messages to the football family towards a healthier society, for football is passion and health...”

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March 13, 2013
The Bahamas to Host the 2013 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship

First Ever Caribbean Host Nation to Welcome Regional Qualifying Tournament for the 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup at the New Beach Soccer Facility in Nassau, May 8-12
MIAMI (Monday, March 11, 2013) - The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), the Bahamas Football Association and Beach Soccer Worldwide announced today that The Bahamas will host the 2013 CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship, the qulalifying competition for the 2013 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, May 8-12, at the recently opened beach soccer facility in Nassau.

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Gold Cup Magnifies United Nations HIV Prevention Awareness Crusade
July 05, 2013
Gold Cup Magnifies United Nations HIV Prevention Awareness Crusade

In support of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) will reach out to the football community throughout the 2013 Gold Cup tournament in a pledge to ensure they protect themselves and lead healthy and productive lives.

“CONCACAF is keen to partner with the United Nations in the framework of our social responsibility initiatives throughout this edition of Gold Cup,” said CONCACAF President and FIFA Vice President, Jeffrey Webb. “We deem it important to extend our support to UNAIDS’ main objective of expanding HIV prevention messages to the football family towards a healthier society, for football is passion and health..."

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BBF checking to do list
July 23, 2011
BBF checking to do list

Bahamian basketball officials were given a to do list that needs to be completed before the Caribbean Basketball Confederation Championships (CBC) tip off today.

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November 24, 2011
Cornish Bows Out Of BVF Presidential Race

A strong foundation where the growth and development of athletes can be built upon, is what president of the Bahamas Volleyball Federation (BVF) Don Cornish said he's leaving in place for his successor.

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