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Franco Miller “eligible” for 2020-2021 season


The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles’ men's basketball team recently got great news in regards to Grand Bahama native Franco Miller. Jr.  As reported on FGCU Athletics’ website, Miller Jr. earned his National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) waiver, making him immediately eligible to play for the 2020-2021 season. The team’s head coach, Michael Fly made the…
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Former PS Nairn’s impact on national stadium, substantive, befitting his style

FILE PHOTO: In this Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture September, 2009 photo by Erick Rose, Permanent Secretary Archie Nairn (left), is seen with His Excellency Hu Dingxian, the then Ambassador of The People’s Republic of China.

Sports Scope Special Another of our noble sons has departed this life, for eternity. The Reverend Archie Nairn died two weeks ago, in Freeport, Grand Bahama. It was during the very early 1980s, that I first began interacting with the then, Commissioner Archie Nairn. He was posted in North Eleuthera, and, I was producing my…
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“Boston Blackie” Miller should be memorialized


SPORTS SCOPE SPECIAL This coming Saturday morning, July 11, beginning at 11 a.m., the home-going service for national hero Leonard “Boston Blackie” Miller is scheduled to take place at New Covenant Baptist Church, on East West Highway, in the capital island New Providence. I refer to the late Boston Blackie as a national hero, because…
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“Boston Blackie” was one of a kind


SPORTS SCOPE SPECIAL A national hero died on Sunday. I remember vividly, the first time I saw Leonard “Boston Blackie” Miller, with full recognition as to who he really was. This was back in the late 1950s, (I think 1959 was the year) at a time when spectators lined the streets along the route of…
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