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GB Girls' Soccer Expands with New Division and Night League (Current Standings)

Freeport, Bahamas -
The Grand Bahama Girls' Soccer Developmental League is well underway and
has experienced exponential growth this year as it expands with a new
Gecko Division with four teams of girls 10 - 14 years of age. 

With
this expansion to over 200 players the new Division is also playing on the rugby field
however when rugby matches are scheduled the Gecko Division players will play at the
YMCA for that day.

Team photos will be taken this Saturday, November 6th...

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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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YMCA Academy continues to assist student-athletes with development
YMCA Academy continues to assist student-athletes with development

The YMCA Baseball Academy's main goal is to assist families with their children's development and preparation for university as possible student-athletes. The focus of the academy is baseball, but it has assisted in other sporting disciplines, such as football and track and field, as it relates to family planning.

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Kristie Farah crowned Miss Grand Bahama 2012!

Freeport,
Bahamas - The Miss Grand Bahama Beauty Pageant came to a close on May
20th, 2012 after a busy weekend of activities. Saturday, May 19th the
contestants were involved in a car parade from the YMCA leading to the
Port Lucaya Marina for the National Costume Completion.  After little
rest, the contestants had to be fresh and ready for the big finale night
on Sunday, May 20th.

The pre-show at the Hilton Outten
Convention Center started with a slide show of Miss Grand Bahama 2011
Keriann Stuart's busy year and the 2012 Miss Grand Bahama contestant's
activities leading up to the main event...

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Buddy Walk Grand Bahama 2012 - May 12th

Freeport

, Bahamas - Come out to Buddy Walk Grand Bahama 2012? Saturday,

May 12th, 2012

at 7:00am.

Route:
GBPA Parking lot, north on the Mall drive around the circle in front of
the Court House and return to the GBPA parking lot (approx. 1 mile)

Completed Registration forms can be delivered to The Beacon
School-Frobisher Drive (352-8445), Gizmos and Gadgets-#5 Arcade Bldg.
Downtown (352-2255), The YMCA- Settlers Way(352-7074), or K. Brian Hanna
Chambers, Corp Law Court Building-Cedar Street (351-5580/351-4355)...

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Miss Grand Bahama Beauty Pageant Unveils 9 Contestants for 2011

Freeport, The Bahamas
- On May 13th, the Miss Grand Bahama Beauty Pageant Organization
unveiled nine 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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Behavioural health group formed on Grand Bahama

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama -- A new health group is being formed in Grand Bahama, but this one deals with the head and mentality. Following speaking with the Rotary Club of Grand Bahama Sunrise, member Billie Bowe, Behavioural Health Activist, said that a small core group for The Family: People Helping People Programme, met this past Friday at the YMCA and they have already gained some corporate support and they are looking at an official launch soon.
Mrs. Bowe told the Rotary Club last Wednesday during their regular weekly meeting at Geneva's that there is a growing concern among the citizens of The Bahamas regarding the steady increase in violent crimes facing our communities.
"We are all talking about it in the lunchrooms, or at the office" she continued. "Or maybe even around the domino tables, where we are all asking, 'what is going on in Nassau with all these crimes?'
"And while it is tempting to get caught up in the many seductive explanations being put forward as to the 'numbers' of murders vs homicides, etc., very little attention is being focused toward answering the questions as to why. Why are these things happening in such a small country? What help, if any, are persons who are victims of crimes getting? I won't rattle on about crime statistics here. It's unnecessary. The bottom line is crime, most especially violent crime, is on the rise - plain and simple!"
Mrs. Bowe said that according to a poll The Bahamas as rated #5 most happy country in the world but she asked if we are so happy then what is causing so many symptoms like depression, suicide, erosion of the traditional family structure, drug addiction and violent crime that are so prevalent in our country?

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S3 Soccer Clinic to take place in January in Freeport

Freeport,
Grand Bahama - A soccer clinic featuring visiting American college
coaches is set to take place from

January 12th to the 15th and is being
held primarily at the Bishop Michael Eldon School.  The clinic is being
spearheaded by Cletis Smith, Tiffany Sweeting-Smith,

Wayne Smith

and Trevor Rolle.

The cost is $25 per player.

and

young soccer players 8 years of age and up are encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to enhance
their soccer skills, and to be seen by college coaches.

The YMCA and Girls Developmental Soccer Leagues are canceling soccer
games on the 15th so players can participate in the clinic. All schools
have been provided with information regarding the clinic which will
provide training sessions, panel discussions and evening games...

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SWIM TEAM THANKS RESORT FOR USE OF LAP POOL

MEMBERS of the Bahamas National Swim Team in Freeport have expressed their thanks to the Radisson Our Lucaya Beach and Golf Resort for being allowed to use the property's lap pool for the month of August.

The team had been displaced by the YMCA and had no where to train before the resort stepped in and made the offer.

As a result, these elite swimmers, formerly of the YMCA WaveRunners Club, were able to continue their training under the guidance of a new coach, Andy Loveitt, and achieved success in the BASRA Swim Marathon held August 21.

Dustin Tynes placed first overall in the men's category and Maya Albury first overall in the women's category, with Taryn Smith finishing second ...

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Kristie Farah crowned Miss Grand Bahama 2012!

Freeport,
Bahamas - The Miss Grand Bahama Beauty Pageant came to a close on May
20th, 2012 after a busy weekend of activities. Saturday, May 19th the
contestants were involved in a car parade from the YMCA leading to the
Port Lucaya Marina for the National Costume Completion.  After little
rest, the contestants had to be fresh and ready for the big finale night
on Sunday, May 20th.

The pre-show at the Hilton Outten
Convention Center started with a slide show of Miss Grand Bahama 2011
Keriann Stuart's busy year and the 2012 Miss Grand Bahama contestant's
activities leading up to the main event...

read more »