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Storr: Basketball officiating in country mediocre at best

REFEREE BUSINESS – Calling a game at the YMCA

The basketball program in the country is seriously challenged to motivate further development, at all levels. What’s going on with the training aspect within the Bahamas Basketball Federation (BBF)? Is the officiating, generally appropriate? How is the national basketball fraternity adapting to the ongoing NCAA and international rule changes? Indeed, what is the federation doing…
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Moore’s Island National Sports Academy project now on hold

Moore’s Island Dorm

One of the challenges facing the sports arm of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, is continuing the development program ignited by the previous administration.Today, the focus is the Moore’s Island aspect of the National Sports Academy. The project, inclusive of a dormitory to house 40 student/athletes, a track, a soccer field, a beach…
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Miller-Uibo, Jones make big “gender equality” statements

In photo Shaunae Miller-Ubo (left) and Jonquel Jones.

Never before in Bahamian history have two daughters of the soil, in separate sports disciplines, been at such a towering height among their world peers simultaneously; and at the same time as well, actually upstaging the best of the male counterparts. There was of course, the era of the Original Golden Girls of sprinting superiority…
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Miller-Uibo speaks of more to come

Shaunae Miller-Uibo on her way to winning the 200m in Boston. (PHOTO: Victah Sailer)

It must be quite challenging for Shaunae Miller-Uibo’s 200/400 meters world peers. They must now reflect on what she had to say, quite modestly, with a firmness nevertheless, following completing the Diamond League Trophy double for the 200 and 400 meters, this past Friday in Brussels, Belgium. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) site…
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