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November 22, 2010
WTA Glamour Girls are showing up for the Mark Knowles Celebrity Tennis Invitational

Nassau, Bahamas - Not
content to let their male counterparts
enjoy all the fun in the sun in The Bahamas, this year's Mark Knowles
Celebrity Invitational charity event from December 2nd to 5th has
drawn 3 repeat female participants; Anna Lena
Groenefeld, Sabine Lisicki and Olga
Savchuk and a new face, U.S. Federation Cup team heroine,
Bethanie Mattek-Sands.

Bethanie Mattek-Sands is one of ...

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November 23, 2010
BAAA prime example of huge sports challenge

Repeatedly in this space, the financial hurdle faced by the sporting fraternity in this country has been highlighted. Annually now, scores of sporting organizations, federations, associations and clubs face the huge challenge of putting together budgets for travel.
The ventures are very necessary. In an increasingly advancing sports climate globally, ongoing interaction with world peers is the one...

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November 24, 2010
Rolle camp tees off in December

Now that the sport of golf will be included in the 2016 Olympic Games, Bahamian professional golfer Georgette Rolle feels that it is the perfect time to refocus on the sport.
The third annual Georgette Rolle Junior Golf Camp, set for December 15-17 at the Bahamas Golf Federation (BGF) Training Facilities, will be used by Rolle and several of the Bahamian collegiate golfers to re-introduce the spor...

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November 23, 2010
New face at Mark Knowles charity event

NOT content to let their male counterparts enjoy all the fun in the sun in the Bahamas, this year's Mark Knowles Celebrity Invitational charity event set for December 2-5 has drawn three repeat female participants - Anna Lena Groenefeld, Sabine Lisicki and Olga Savchuk - and a new face, Bethanie Mattek-Sands, of the US Federation Cup team.

Mattek-Sands is one of the brightest tennis stars on the ...

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November 25, 2010
NCAA Junkanoo Jam Game Schedule

Freeport,
Bahamas - NCAA Basketball action gets underway in Freeport from
November 24th to 28th with the annual 

Junkanoo Jam

. A press conference was held on November 24th to jump start the event. 

The
event is
hosted by the Bahamas Basketball Federation and is in its 10th year.
Over the past year, the Grand Bahama Port Authority came on as major
sponsors along with the Ministr...

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Sands Crowned 2010 Laser National Champion
November 25, 2010
Sands Crowned 2010 Laser National Champion

The current National Junior Champion, 17 year old Christopher Sands, beat his senior rivals on Montagu Bay last weekend to become 2010 National Laser Champion.

Strong wind and big waves created challenging conditions, lots of capsizes and very competitive races. Sands handled the conditions well and won all but one of the races in the seven race championship regatta,.The regatta, hosted by the ...

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November 25, 2010
NCAA Junkanoo Jam Game Schedule

Freeport,
Bahamas - NCAA Basketball action gets underway in Freeport from
November 24th to 28th with the annual 

Junkanoo Jam

. A press conference was held on November 24th to jump start the event. 

The
event is
hosted by the Bahamas Basketball Federation and is in its 10th year.
Over the past year, the Grand Bahama Port Authority came on as major
sponsors along with the Ministr...

read more »


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November 25, 2010
WTA Glamour Girls are showing up for the Mark Knowles Celebrity Tennis Invitational

Nassau, Bahamas - Not
content to let their male counterparts
enjoy all the fun in the sun in The Bahamas, this year's Mark Knowles
Celebrity Invitational charity event from December 2nd to 5th has
drawn 3 repeat female participants; Anna Lena
Groenefeld, Sabine Lisicki and Olga
Savchuk and a new face, U.S. Federation Cup team heroine,
Bethanie Mattek-Sands.

Bethanie Mattek-Sands is one of ...

read more »


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November 26, 2010
(Schedule ) NCAA Junkanoo Jam Game is underway

Freeport,
Bahamas - NCAA Basketball action gets underway in Freeport from
November 24th to 28th with the annual 

Junkanoo Jam

. A press conference was held on November 24th to jump start the event. 

The
event is
hosted by the Bahamas Basketball Federation and is in its 10th year.
Over the past year, the Grand Bahama Port Authority came on as major
sponsors along with the Ministr...

read more »


News Article

November 26, 2010
(Schedule ) NCAA Junkanoo Jam is underway

Freeport,
Bahamas - NCAA Basketball action gets underway in Freeport from
November 24th to 28th with the annual 

Junkanoo Jam

. A press conference was held on November 24th to jump start the event. 

The
event is
hosted by the Bahamas Basketball Federation and is in its 10th year.
Over the past year, the Grand Bahama Port Authority came on as major
sponsors along with the Ministr...

read more »


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November 26, 2010
(Schedule-Day 1 Results ) NCAA Junkanoo Jam is underway

Freeport,
Bahamas - NCAA Basketball action gets underway in Freeport from
November 24th to 28th with the annual 

Junkanoo Jam

. A press conference was held on November 24th to jump start the event. 

The
event is
hosted by the Bahamas Basketball Federation and is in its 10th year.
Over the past year, the Grand Bahama Port Authority came on as major
sponsors along with the Ministr...

read more »


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November 26, 2010
New swimming and water safety programme introduced

THROUGH the support of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Solidarity programme, the International Swimming Association (FINA), the Bahamas Olympic Association (BOC) and the Bahamas Swimming Federation have introduced a new learn to swim and water safety education and instructor programme called "Let's Swim Bahamas".

The programme is the result of discussions between the BSF, Ministry of Sp...

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December 03, 2010
Munnings appointed new director of Sports

Establishing a workable relationship with athletes, coaches and federation heads is just one of the main focuses of the new Director of Sports in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, Timothy Munnings.
The former quarter-miler for the country, a relay bronze medalist at the 2000 Olympics, officially took office on Monday, replacing Martin Lundy who is now retired. The Director of Sports was o...

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December 10, 2010
Judo breakthrough for The Bahamas

The Bahamas' national judo team finished out the year with its strongest performance ever at an international event. The Barbados International is the premier tournament in the Caribbean region, and is a two-day event that features individual and team events.
The Bahamas won a combined total of 11 medals with seven athletes.
"We have clearly crossed a threshold and have become a respected program ...

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December 10, 2010
Bahamian swimmers off to compete in FINA World Short Course Championships

THREE Bahamian Olympians arrived in Dubai to participate in the FINA 7th World Short Course Championships in Dubai, United Arab Emirates at the Hamdan bin Mohammed in Rashid Sports Complex.

Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace, Alana Dillette and Elvis Burrows

will be competing in 14 events over the five days of competition from the 15-19, December 2010.

The Bahamas Swimming Federation could not have mad...

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December 14, 2010
Sports reflections as 2011 approaches

The end of another fine sporting year for The Bahamas nears.
Locally, the sporting federations have basically held firm despite the economic crunch. The government through the Ministry of Sports, as expressed in this column before, responded quite well to the national financial challenges and ensured that the grant cutbacks were not drastic.
As a result, various sporting programs maintained advanc...

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December 14, 2010
'I know I can knock 'Choo Choo' out...'

By BRENT STUBBS

Senior Sports Reporter

bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

Ever since they had a chance to spar against each other during their amateur days, Alex Fox said he always dreams of getting the opportunity to fight against Jermaine "Choo Choo" Mackey.

Since those days, Mackey has gone on to win the Bahamas' super middleweight title and he also held the British Commonwealth, the World Boxing Cou...

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December 15, 2010
MOE sports unit coming on stream

For far too long, the winner of the annual Hugh Campbell Classic have been purported to be national high school champions. As false as that claim might be, it has become widespread opinion among sporting enthusiasts and many in the general public.
Well, now a system is being put in place where genuine high school champions can be crowned in not just basketball but other sporting disciplines as wel...

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December 15, 2010
American coaches for Bahamian national teams

The two new head coaches for the country's national basketball teams were on hand Saturday night, to watch all three games played in the New Providence Women's Basketball Association (NPWBA).
Americans Larry Brown and Larry Tidwell were named by the Bahamas Basketball Federation (BBF) last Friday as the two national coaches. Both will be assisted by local based coaches. The two coaches will bring ...

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December 16, 2010
Golf clinic expected to be 'very busy' on closing day

By BRENT STUBBS

Senior Sports Reporter

bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

THE third annual Georgette Rolle Golf Clinic for youngsters, being held at the Bahamas Golf Federation's Driving Range at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex, will come to a close today.

And based on what she has seen over the first two days of competition, Rolle said she's confident that the participants all had a great time learn...

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December 19, 2010
How sweet it is

With less than five months of practice, the young dancers of the Bahamas Salsa Social Network shimmied into a strong showing at the recently held Ballroom Blitz in Orlando.
Instructors Indira Francis and Chris Mortimer took a team of 16 dancers to Florida in November for the dance sport event hosted by World Promotions, the World Dance Arts Foundation and the World Salsa Federation.
The team compe...

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December 20, 2010
Bronze in Dubai for Arianna!

Saving the best for last, Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace has placed herself amongst the world's best, as she swam to a bronze medal in the women's 50 freestyle in a new personal best and record time of 24.04 seconds on Sunday, improving on her semi-final time by four one hundredths of a second. She won her semi-final heat on Saturday in 24.08 seconds.
This is the first medal for The Bahamas at the FIN...

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December 21, 2010
BBFF names its athletes of the year

The Bahamas Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation (BBFF) has announced its award winners for 2010, and to hardly anyone’s surprise, veteran bodybuilder Raymond Tucker emerged as the Most Outstanding Athlete in the sport.
Tucker, who led two national teams this year, secured the Hubert Wong Award as the country’s best bodybuilder for 2010. Tucker won both medals for The Bahamas at the Ant...

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December 21, 2010
Swim stars return home

By BRENT STUBBS

Sports Reporter

bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

AS long-time teammates and roommates, Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace said she wanted to share her FINA World Short Course Championships bronze medal with nobody else but Alana Dillette.

Yesterday, the dynamic duo returned home where they were greeted at the Lynden Pindling International Airport by Bahamas Swimming Federation (BSF) president ...

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December 21, 2010
Seahawks top Titans in double OT thriller

By RENALDO DORSETT

Sports Reporter

rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

THE opening game of the Bahamas Basketball Federation's Sunsplash shootout featured tough defense and a battle on the boards for rebounds in the double overtime thriller.

After playing two extra periods, the Salve Regina Seahawks topped the Westminster (PA) Titans 63-59 at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium Monday night.

The Seahawks shot ...

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December 21, 2010
Welcome home!

By BRENT STUBBS

Senior Sports Reporter

bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

NOBODY was more proud of Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace's bronze medal performance at the 10th FINA World Championships than Bahamas Swimming Federation (BSF) president Algernon Cargill.

During a brief welcome ceremony at the Lynden Pindling International Airport yesterday, Cargill said it was an historic appearance for the Bahamas at...

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Wikileaks: Mitchell reinforced view of 'fractured' Turks and Caicos politics
December 23, 2010
Wikileaks: Mitchell reinforced view of 'fractured' Turks and Caicos politics

Confidential dispatches released to the public through the Wikileaks diplomatic cables leak reveal that former foreign affairs minister Fred Mitchell told US Embassy officials in Nassau that the lack of a "serious" CARICOM effort to prevent direct UK rule over Turks and Caicos was a result of a "surprising ambivalence" among TCI government and opposition officials.

The cables emanating from the...

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December 22, 2010
Wikileaks Cable: PLP, FNM not serious about Turks Caicos union

The United States Embassy in The Bahamas expressed the view in 2009 that The Bahamas was not seriously interested in forming a federation with the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), according to a secret cable released by Wikileaks.
The cable was dated September 3, 2009, classified by Charge d'Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Nassau Timothy Zuniga-Brown. It was published by the British newspaper The G...

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December 22, 2010
BPF to honor past athletes

In a move which Bahamas Powerlifting Federation (BPF) President Rex Burnside is terming as long overdue, two former pacesetters in the sport here in The Bahamas will be the first persons to be inducted into its Hall of Fame. That first class of inductees will include former national champions Tony Mortimer and Della Thomas.
Mortimer set the national record in the squat at the initial national cham...

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December 22, 2010
Pro bodybuilding show set for The Bahamas

One of the biggest athletes in all of sports is rumored to be coming to these shores next year.
American Toney ‘The X Man’ Freeman, who currently resides in England, is scheduled to be the headliner at a professional bodybuilding show here in The Bahamas next year. Bahamas Bodybuilding and Fitness Federation (BBFF)?President Danny Sumner said that the show is definitely in the works an...

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