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Adequate funding would solve problems in sports

IN PHOTO from left Hon. Lanisha Rolle, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Hon K. Peter Turnquest, Minister of Finance, Drumeco Archer, BAAA President

Greater sports funding is the key! Within the national sporting fraternity, there are many ongoing talking points. Issues have gone viral. The discussions vary. There was the controversy in Doha, Qatar, recently at the International Association of Athletic Federation’s (IAAF) World Championship regarding the medal presentations for the men’s 400 meters; the discussion about the…
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Coach ‘Moon’ McPhee Testimonial Banquet

Coach Gladstone “Moon” McPhee

Hurricane Dorian has caused a lot of changes to take place in the devastated areas of the country, Grand Bahama and Abaco.  In the case of Grand Bahama, significant events were either cancelled or postponed. One of the planned affairs, a banquet to honor the legendary sports mentor Coach Gladstone “Moon” McPhee, had to be…
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Sports ministry to salute past, present stalwarts this month

HON. LANISHA ROLLE, Minister of Youth, Sport and Culture and Dr. Daniel Johnson, Former sports minister

As per usual, this year, November will be a month of celebrations within the Ministry of Sports. Stalwarts of the past and present, will be saluted, with the Hall of Fame Induction and Sports Awards highlighting the activities.  Sports Awards night is scheduled Friday, November 22 at the Atlantis Crown Ballroom.  The following weekend, in…
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VAT exemptions gesture by Govt. timely, needed

Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis

Every little bit helps. The Government of The Bahamas has struggled with its recovery initiatives, post Hurricane Dorian. Residents of Grand Bahama and Abaco, the islands devastated by Hurricane Dorian, have been critical, but a recent gesture by the government has been received with praise, and, understandably so.  Prime Minister Dr. Hubert Minnis announced on…
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