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Stronger golf promotion focus necessary for Grand Bahama

Minister of Tourism: DIONISIO D’AGUILAR

The Pure Silk-Bahamas Classic, now an important leg of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) annual tour, gives The Bahamas a credible identity as a prime golf location. Then, there is the Tiger Woods Hero World Challenge at Albany, in New Providence, as well. The Government of The Bahamas through the Ministry of Tourism and…
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Stephany Coakley stands as a model for fostering of national sports brand

DR. STEPHANY COAKLEY

“All student/athletes are performers and could benefit from strengthening the mental and emotional aspects of performance. I embrace the challenge and opportunity to help student/athletes realize their God-given potential by addressing these areas of mental health, wellness and performance.” So said Dr. Stephany Coakley, the Bahamian expert who broke new ground recently when she was…
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Easy-going Riddick Bowe reminiscent

CLASSIC MATCH-UPS— Riddick Bowe standing and Evander Holyfield, in the ropes, fought three classic matches. Bowe won two of the triology. Both were mulitiple world heavyweight champions. (File photo)

It was November 11, 1992, at the Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada. A highly regarded young fighter of 26, stepped between the ropes to go toe-to-toe with one of boxing’s all-time greats, Evander Holyfield. Reference is to Riddick “Big Daddy” Bowe. Holyfield stood as the undisputed world champion, in possession of the World Boxing…
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Jonquel Jones continues to put up extreme numbers in WCBA

JONQUEL JONES—The Grand Bahama native is hard at it, accumulating awesome statistics in basketball wherever she plays.

In a relatively short period of time, Jonquel Jones has become one of the great Bahamian athletes of all time! A few might wish to debate that view, but those who are in agreement with me simply need to point to the numbers she has been putting up over the last two years, in the…
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