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Softball with prime opportunity to regain nation’s lofty status


It is official! According to a statement from Bahamas Softball Federation Secretary General Daphne McKinney, The Bahamas’ national men’s team has qualified for participation in Central American and Caribbean Games (2018) and the Pan American Games (2019). A three-win, four-loss (3-4) record during the recent Pan American Men’s Softball Championships in Santo Domingo, catapulted The…
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Optimism, prayers prevail in national softball fraternity

Churchill Knowles-Tener

It is a bitter/sweet period for national softball. The men’s national team came out of Pool B in the Pan American Softball Championships earlier this week with a 3-4 record and is poised for competition in the Central American and Caribbean Games next year, and perhaps the Pan American Games the year after. Even Churchill…
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Officiating advancement significant in expansion of nation’s sports brand


Recently, Sharon “The General” Storr went public with his “serious” concern about the inadequate officiating within the national basketball fraternity. With few exceptions, he said, basketball referees are in need of an upgrade in “knowledge” of the game; the ongoing adjustments to rules utilized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the International Basketball…
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Moore’s Island Sports Academy Phase 1 continuance essential

THE BEGINNING – In July of 2015, the then Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture led a delegation into Moore’s Island for the purpose of doing an assessment regarding a sports complex, and interacting with Rev. Anthony Williams about his mini sports academy that catered to student/athletes. In this file photo above, at left, is Director of Sports Tim Munnings, next to Minister Dr. Daniel Johnson. At right is Permanent Secretary Calvin Balfour.

I was privy to a rare conversation recently. It is usual for shadow and former government ministers to make public their comments, putting forth certain agendas, in comparison to the views of those political foes operating in the moment. Sports ministers though, have for the most part been quite prepared to stay out of the…
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