Sports Scope

Meacher Major brings GB boxing project back to drawing board


The Meacher Major “Pain” Boxing Club is at it again, seeking to take its programme into Freeport Grand Bahama. Headed by former regional and Bahamas super featherweight and lightweight champion Meacher Major, the club, in conjunction with the Grand Bahama Sports Promotion Association and the Freeport YMCA, was unable to get its proposed inaugural event…
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Greatly increased budget ideal New Year sports gift


The national sports fraternity could well do with a nice gift from the Government of The Bahamas in its New Year considerations. No doubt, Minister of Finance, K. Peter Turnquest has already started crunching the numbers as he gears for the mid-year presentation of the national budget. He will of course have discussions with his…
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NACAC Area Office enhances Bahamian track/field program

Mike Sands (left) and Lord Sebastian Coe

A  recent announcement was a sign of great things to come. Noted track and field figure Mike Sands informed earlier this week of the “official opening” of the North American, Central American and the Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) Area Office, Tuesday, January 14 at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium. It’s a pivotal moment in…
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Jones over Hield as top GB sports 2019 achiever

ATHLETES FOR 2019 – Jonquel Jones, Buddy Hield and Tynia Gaither

The Freeport News has named its the top Grand Bahamian athlete for 2019. It’s none other than the uniquely-talented female basketball player, Jonquel Jones. Previously, annual sports achievement awards had been given out, mostly, and full support goes to Shaunae Miller-Uibo, Steve Gardiner, Tynia Gaither, Buddy Hield, Anthaya Charlton and such. Their performances and those…
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