October 09, 2019
The Free National Movement (FNM) Government has not been the most sports-friendly central administration in the country’s history, to be sure. The first internal self-government group, the United Bahamian Party (UBP), paid a lot of attention to sports development. The UBP leaders, in particular Minister of Finance Sir Stafford Sands and Premier Sir Roland Symonette, literally paved the way for the initial success in international sailing. During the 1940s and throughout the UBP’s leadership, The Bahamas was easily the foremost Caribbean country in international sailing, and indeed, a world power in Star Class, Dragon Class, Finn Class, 5.5 Metre, etc. When the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) ousted the UBP in 1967, the country was still one of the top sailing world powers.
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News date : 10/09/2019 Category : Nassau Guardian Stories