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April 20, 2011
Multi- island boxing tourney on Saturday

THE Amateur Boxing Association of Grand Bahama is scheduled to host a multi-island tournament involving over 18 boxers from Grand Bahama's YMCA Boxing Club, Genesis Amateur Boxing Club, several clubs from Nassau and one from Inagua.

The event, to be held in conjunction with its co-sponsors - the Pan American and Caribbean Boxing Organisation (PACBO) and SkyBahamas Airline - is all set for 7:30pm Saturday, April 23, at the YMCA.

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April 03, 2012
U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Ocracoke visits Freeport

Grand Bahama, The Bahamas -

On March 28-29, 2012, the crew of the U.S.
Coast Guard (USCG) Cutter Ocracoke teamed up with the Bahamas Air - Sea
Rescue Association (BASRA), the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF), and
the Bahamas Department of Customs as part of partnership initiatives
coordinated by U.S. Embassy Nassau.

The
Freeport YMCA graciously offered their facility for the USCG, RBDF and
Customs officers to have a hands-on training site where topics such as
defensive tactics, non-compliant suspect escorts, and handcuffing
techniques were reviewed... 

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September 01, 2011
United States Coast Guard Donates Life Jackets on Grand Bahama as Part of the Bahamas Youth Safe Boating Campaign

Freeport, Bahamas - On
Friday, August 19 representatives from the United States Coast Guard
(USCG), Royal Bahamas Defense Force (RBDF) and the Bahamas Air Sea
Rescue Association (BASRA) visited the YMCA in Freeport, Grand Bahama to
support of the "Bahamas Youth Safe Boating Campaign".   Nearly 60
enthusiastic children and young adults from the YMCA Youth Summer Camp
and the West End Eco-Fishing Camp participated in the hands-on event. 

The
key message of the campaign is to teach Bahamian youth the appropriate
use of personal flotation devices (PFD) or life jackets, as they are
more commonly known.  U.S. Coast Guard Liaison Officer, LCDR Brian Betz
emphasized the importance of always wearing a life jacket when in or
around water.  With the help of a few eager volunteers LCDR Betz
demonstrated the proper way to wear and maintain the life jackets. 
Senior Lieutenant Eric Strachan, Officer in Charge of the RBDF...

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February 08, 2013
Legacy Baseball pre-season training in February

Legacy to participate in two mini tournaments
this summer

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama...Pre-season training
and workouts continue this and each Saturday throughout February
between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm as the Legacy Baseball/Softball Association
finalizes teams for its upcoming girls softball and boys baseball
seasons which opens on March 2nd, 2013 at the YMCA.

This year
Legacy will be sending two All-Star teams to mini-tournament being setup
by the Bahamas Baseball Federation in Abaco and South Eleuthera, and
would like to expose the best of its players to these competitions,
revealed Eugene Thompson, Legacy President...

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May 18, 2012
Miss Grand Bahama 2012 to be crowned this weekend!

Freeport , Bahamas - The big day has arrived! There are only two more events on the pageant schedule.

Saturday, May 19th is the

Miss Grand Bahama Costume Judging
Competition where the contestants are judged on a national costume that
the winner will wear when she competes internationally later this
year.  The event will be held at the Port Lucaya Marina following a car
parade from the YMCA. 

The

2012 title for Miss Grand Bahama will be  determined this

Sunday, May 20th at
the grand finale event at the Hilton Outten Convention Center with the
pre-show commencing at 8:15pm sharp and the main show at 9pm. Do not be...

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May 15, 2011
Miss Grand Bahama Beauty Pageant Unveils 8 Contestants for 2011

Freeport, The Bahamas
- On May 13th, the Miss Grand Bahama Beauty Pageant Organization
unveiled eight lovely young ladies who are vying to become the next Miss
Grand Bahama for 2011. The event was sponsored by and held poolside at
the Pelican Bay Hotel.

The
girls came out individually in swimsuits and were introduced by past
Miss Grand Bahama 2008, Kerel Pinder, and Karon Pinder-Johnson,
Executive Director of the YMCA.  Then in dresses, the contestants made a
second walk in front of the large crowd of supporters, family and
friends, where they also had the opportunity to introduce themselves and
say a few words on mic...

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March 24, 2011
(VIDEO) Up with People visit Grand Bahama Island

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - They may be gone, but they will never be forgotten! 

Up with People's

100
cast members, from 21 countries visited Grand Bahama from February 19th
to the 24th to learn about the local culture, provide collectively over
2000 hours of community service, and put on a performance that for
those that attended will never forget!

The
enclosed video was produced by them and highlights the many activities
they were involved in, including community service at the following:

the YMCA, the GB Red Cross,
Lewis Yard, the Harvest Foundation, the Humane Society, the...

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June 25, 2014
Grand Bahama Youth Games inspirational gesture by BOC

Wellington Miller, the quiet leader, who heads the Bahamas Olympic Committee (BOC) and the Amateur Boxing Federation of The Bahamas (ABFB), is the Rodney Dangerfield of the nation's sports fraternity.
The late American comedian Dangerfield coined the phrase "I get no respect" and rose to new career heights in his unique self-depreciating style. Wellington Miller is one of the low-key sports leaders, but actually, the most powerful of them all. However, he gets no respect, for the most part.
In the past, he has had to deal with BOC executives who felt they were better suited to lead. All he did was beat them at every turn. He made inroads quietly, that connected him to those who made a difference and enabled him to remain in the top chair of the most significant sports organization in the country.
In other world areas, the National Olympic Committee (NOC) President is appropriately appreciated and allowed to have a significant presence at any sports event that takes place and also most of the social affairs. He/she is thought of in that way and afforded priority consideration. Sometimes Miller gets that kind of treatment. On other occasions, he does not. Nevertheless, he just moves along, cementing the respect of the BOC around the world. He has become a comfortable fit for NOC colleagues wherever the Olympic movement is prominent.
Also, he is building a reputation for adhering to the mandate of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). A case in point is the Grand Bahama Youth Olympic Games. A priority item on the IOC's agenda is the establishment of the Youth Olympic Games in the jurisdictions of all NOCs. Around the world, some NOCs are just getting around to putting this new arm of the Olympic Movement in place. Others have been more proactive.
The BOC is in the proactive category. On Monday past, with patron Churchill Tener-Knowles officially lighting the torch in the Ranfurly Circus circle, the Grand Bahama Youth Olympic Games got underway. It was a historic occasion, a first for The Bahamas and perhaps for the region.
With BOC Vice President Iram Lewis charged with the Chief Coordinator responsibilities, the Grand Bahama Youth Olympic Games look to become a signature happening, certainly for Grand Bahama. The sports leaders in Grand Bahama rallied around Lewis and his associates. The enthusiasm is sky high. Community leaders such as James Vega openly predict victory.
The format of the games is built around communities competing in seven disciplines for superiority and of course, bragging rights. Vega goes off loudly for Eight Mile Rock.
All in all, the BOC has brought something very special to Grand Bahama. Competition in softball, baseball, basketball, tennis, soccer, swimming and track and field will continue throughout the weekend at various locations, the YMCA Field, the Grand Bahama Sports Complex, the Lucayan Tennis Centre, the St. Georges High School and Jack Hayward High gyms.
It's a fabulous sports time in Grand Bahama! Miller and his BOC executives are to be congratulated.
(To respond to this column, kindly contact Fred Sturrup at sturrup1504@gmail.com)

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October 15, 2012
Legacy Baseball / Softball Fall Development Camp opens October 20th

Freeport, Grand Bahama - Grand Bahama's Legacy
Baseball/Softball Association today released the dates for its Fall Development
Camp to be held at the YMCA. Eugene
Thompson, President, advised that the camp will begin on October 20th
at 1:00 pm and will be held each Saturday thereafter through December 15.

The camp is open for baseball to
boys 4-18, and for softball to girls 6-18.

Thompson is urging parents to
register their youngsters for 2013 season in either baseball and/or softball
and ensure that they participate in the development camp...

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October 19, 2012
Legacy Baseball / Softball Fall Development Camp opens October 20th

Freeport, Grand Bahama - Grand Bahama's Legacy
Baseball/Softball Association today released the dates for its Fall Development
Camp to be held at the YMCA. Eugene
Thompson, President, advised that the camp will begin on October 20th
at 1:00 pm and will be held each Saturday thereafter through December 15.

The camp is open for baseball to
boys 4-18, and for softball to girls 6-18.

Thompson is urging parents to
register their youngsters for 2013 season in either baseball and/or softball
and ensure that they participate in the development camp...

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