Shaunae Miller-Uibo has been lauded by her country for her recent record-equaling performance at the 2018 Millrose Games in New York. Miller-Uibo scored the indoor track in 35.45s equaling the mark set 25 years ago by Russian great Irina Privalova. The performance prompted Michael Pintard, the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture in the Bahamas,
The Government of The Bahamas has postponed the Junkanoo Carnival, in light of upcoming elections. On Monday Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie announced that the carnival celebration – originally scheduled for May 46 in Nassau, has been “suspended” due to the approaching general election. Chairman of Bahamas National Festival Commission (BNFC) Paul Major, also confirmed
The Bahamian Parliament will be dissolve next week, just ahead of upcoming general elections. On Sunday, Bahamas Prime Minister Perry Christie announced that Parliament will be dissolved next Tuesday April 11, and encouraged voters to register by Monday the 10th. Christie also announced that writs of the election will be issued on the same day,
Bahamian baseball player Dominique Collie, has been signed by a U.S. Major League Baseball team. Yesterday, Dominique Collie became the 14 Bahamian to sign a Major League Baseball contract within the last 3 years, after sealing a deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Though the exact terms of the Collie-Diamondbacks agreement have not been released, Diamondbacks
Both Soca themed cruises returned for a 2nd installation. Last year the inaugural UberSoca Cruise and Soca on the Seas both delivered successful, sold out cruises that were attended by Soca fans across the world. Recently both announced they would be returning. The 2017 edition of Soca on the Seas – which is supported by
The Bahamas is finalizing preparations for the upcoming IAAF World Relays. To be held at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium in Nassau from April 22-23rd, the event is set to be the biggest edition of the event thus far with more than 700 athletes from 42 countries competing to win the coveted Golden Baton.
Panama shocked its competitors by winning it’s first ever CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championships. Held in Nassau, Bahamas, the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship served as the qualifer event for the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup – which will also be held in Nassau, April 27 -May 7. 16 teams from the Caribbean, North America, and South
Team Trinidad & Tobago ended the Barbados Beach Soccer Showcase a top finisher. The showcase – which was held on Brandon’s Beach, hosted teams from Antigua & Barbuda, Guyana, T&T, and England, all using the event as training for the CONCACAF Beach Soccer Championship scheduled for February 20-26 in the Bahamas. On day one, T&T
Jamaica sprint champion Yohan Blake, has stepped up to support national tennis development. On Wednesday, the World Championship 100m gold medalist donated high-tech tennis racquets to children at the Eric Bell Tennis Centre in Kingston via his YB Foundation. The new tennis racquets, named Babolar, are so high-quality and high-tech, that they come with instructions.
The Prime Minister of The Bahamas retains leadership following party elections. Elections were part of the ruling Progressive Liberal Party’s 52nd convention, held over the past 3 days – which was its first leadership race in more than 7 years. Yesterday, PLP delegates voted to keep Prime Minister Perry Christie as their leader, as he