Sports Scope

Bahamas’ “amateur boxing” fraternity under microscope

FROM LEFT Roy Colebrooke, Vincent Strachan and Alvin Sargent.

The Government of The Bahamas, through the Boxing Rules Act of 1990, established the controlling arm of the professional segment of the sport. Accordingly, the Cabinet of The Bahamas appoints the Bahamas Boxing Commission, its chairman and all of the members. A clause in the Act gives the appointed board the jurisdiction to, in its…
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New Minister of Sports provided good opportunity to prove herself

In this file photo Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Lanisha Rolle speaks with reporters outside the Office of the Prime Minister.

The new Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, Lanisha Rolle, was moved into the national sports picture, saddled with a not so-complimentary report card from her previous portfolio, the Ministry of Social Services & Urban Development. As such, and with no sports knowledge background of note, her appointment was questioned widely. Ironically though, she inherited…
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Long overdue decision made to focus on Rodgers Stadium


One of the fabled sporting facilities in the country was torn down in 2005 as the government of that time opted to begin another phase towards the completion of the new Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium. I was there that day as a heavy-duty tractor ploughed through the wall that enclosed both the Andre Rodgers…
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Effective 2019 Pan Am Games could enhance legacy of BOC


I had a chat with Bahamas Olympic Committee President Romell Knowles the other night. He is looking forward to the 2019 Pan American Games enthusiastically. It wasn’t a conversation about predictions, but in his eyes, was the determination to use that quality regional sports forum as a boost to the Bahama Sports Brand. His demeanor…
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