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Everyone is excited to compete at the inaugural International Association of Athletics Federation's (IAAF) World Relays. The Bahamas has been fortunate to have young Bahamians represent the county on the world stage and now the opportunity is here for these same athletes to compete at home in front of the world...
THE opening night of the 21st Caribbean Basketball Confederation Championships exceeded expectations for scores of anxious Bahamian spectators who witnessed the home team open competition in dominant fashion.
In the feature game at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium Saturday night, Team Bahamas took a staggering 94-41 win over the Cayman Islands.
CJ Hinds led the Bahamas with a game high 21 points and spearheaded a balanced scoring effort which saw three players finish in double figures and seven finish with at least eight points.
Bahamians Elliot Bain, Sean Walker and Danial Shahidi make the Rush Select Team.
The 2013/14 Rush Select program has seen record nominations and opportunities for the best players in the Rush Nation. There were close to 700 players nominated for the ten age groups who are all in the running for some of the best opportunities available for youth soccer players in the US. We have continued with our ID camps at the youngest two age groups to enable the coaching staff to nail down the top players in each age group. This is assisted by the Rush Fest which is now building to a size that many of our top U12 players can be seen by the Select Coaching Staff at this pre-select event.
The Bahamas was warned today to hold the line on indirect personal taxation as a just-released study of 26 countries revealed what its authors called "the yawning gap" between the ability of high- and low-tax economies to attract and retain talent and investment.
The study, conducted by UHY, the international accounting and consultancy network with affiliates in 81 countries, says the broadening gap has been driven by struggling European economies raising taxes to plug gaps in budget deficits while emerging economies like BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia India, China) are attracting more professionals -- and investment.
With a squad led by a crop of outstanding college players, the Bahamas Baseball Federation (BBF) is hoping that its representatives for the 2011 World Baseball Challenge (WBC) make an immediate impression, particularly to professional scouts.
Coming on the heels of what was another successful Andre Rodgers Championships, the prestigious World Baseball Challenge will be held July 8-19, in Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. The 24-member squad will be led by collegians Desmond Russell, Richard Bain and Ali Knowles, along with recent college graduate Ramon Grant, and local slugger Sherman Ferguson.
The team, which held its last full practice session yesterday evening at the Junior Baseball League of Nassau's (JBLN) Field of Dreams Complex, will stage a 'Media Day' this evening, and a light workout tomorrow evening, before leaving for Prince George, Canada, on Thursday afternoon. The team will play its first game on Saturday afternoon against Chinese Taipei.
"I think we'll definitely go over there and be competitive," said BBF Secretary General Teddy Sweeting yesterday. "We think that the guys are going to play respectable baseball and give a good show. We feel confident that they will perform well. There's no doubt that this is the best possible team that we could put together at this particular time. This team is made up of the best Bahamian baseball players in college, and without a doubt, I think they will perform well," he added.
A total of six teams are set to compete in the tournament - the Bahamian team and Cuba from this region, host country Canada from North America, and the Beijing Tigers, Chinese Taipei and Japan from Asia.
The BBF sent a squad to the first Prince George tournament two years ago, putting up its best showing in a game against a powerful American squad. Team Bahamas lost that game, 8-1, but right-handed pitcher Russell gave up just four hits and had his team within one run, 2-1, in the seventh inning. He finished the game, yielding just two earned runs.
Team Bahamas finished winless in that inaugural tournament two years ago, but the young squad turned a number of heads with their tremendous talent and knowledge of the game. This year's World Baseball Challenge has improved, in terms of quality of teams, with the additions of Cuba, Chinese Taipei, Japan and the Beijing Tigers. They will join Team Bahamas and host country Canada in a round-robin plus playoffs format.
Five years ago, a senior men's squad from The Bahamas recorded a historic 2-1 victory over a squad from Cuba at the World University Games in Havana, Cuba. It was the first time that a senior national team from The Bahamas defeated a senior Cuban squad.
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By INDERIA SAUNDERS
Guardianâ Business Reporter
A Bahamian accountant has been chosen to represent the Caribbean and the Americas at the International Assembly of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants(ACCA).
Chartered forensic accountant John Bain, who was selected out of scores of ACCA members in the Caribbean and the Americas, is the first Bahamian to be elected onto the International Assembly of the association.
"I am particularly happy to have received the majority of votes from members outside of The Bahamas, where the ACCA is very popular,"said the managing partner in the John S. Bain Chartered Forensic Accountants firm."This deems well for ...
A Bahamian accountant has been elected to the Association of Chartered Accountants (ACCA) International Assembly for Latin America and the Caribbean.
John Bain was elected to the Assembly, which advises ACCA's council and works to develop growth strategies for the Caribbean and Latin American region. Its first meeting for its 2010-2012 term will be held in London next month, with Mr Bain representing all countries from the region.
Mr Bain, the managing partner of John S. Bain, chartered forensic accountants in Nassau, said: "I look forward to spending the next two years working with my colleagues to further the interests of the profession. I certainly am grateful for those members locally ...
FREEPORT, Bahamas – The call went out earlier this year for submissions for local filmmakers interested in participating in the FLIFF On Location: Grand Bahama Island festival and the Blue Ribbon film review panel comprising of Willie A. M. Moss, John Swain, Sarah Hamilton, Rouen Robinson, and Cornelius McKinney have complete their review and selection of films to be showcased this year at the second annual film festival to take place from October 25 - 28th at the Pelican Bay Hotel's Canal House in Freeport.
I visited Freedom Park on Sunday, July 14, 2013 to hail some old friends. While sitting on the roundabout I asked about the Jungle Club, which had a new sign on it called the New Jungle Club.
I was advised that the Chinese are now renting the space and that they had the area "on lock"...