Sports Scope

New basketball chief facing test of maximizing financial potential

MARIO BOWLEG BBF President

Last week the top leadership of the Bahamas Basketball Federation (BBF) changed. In a smooth transition, Mario Bowleg succeeded Charlie “Softly” Robins, the three-term president, and he now has the huge burden of taking the basketball product to the height of its financial potential. Basketball, unlike any other sports discipline in the country has one…
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Bahamas tries to elevate Caribbean sports status in swimming, athletics

Joshua Murray

This weekend in Barbados and the Cayman Islands, national junior teams will try to expand The Bahamas sports brand, via swimming and athletics, respectively. Over the April 20-23 period, our young swimming standouts will go up against their regional peers in hopes of solidifying the country’s position as the top power. Indeed, in recent years,…
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Three-point milestones transform NBA career of sharpshooter Hield

He was deserving of an all-star selection! Buddy Hield would have become the first born-Bahamian in that category. However, despite excellent credentials, inclusive of averaging 20 points per game, he was not identified as one of the designated all-stars during the NBA glamor weekend this past February in Charlotte, North Carolina. Hield did shine, nevertheless,…
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Staying under control, proving “deliverables” best for Johnson

DR. DANIEL JOHNSON, former Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture

It was unfortunate that Dr. Danny Johnson spiraled out of control, when being interviewed on Star 106 Radio’s show “The Hit Back,” hosted by Nahaja Black. When he accepted the invite for the show, he should have understood that the hot topic of over one million dollars going to a company and no work allegedly…
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