Sports Scope

Donald Thomas, 10 years removed from global title

Donald Thomas

Ten years ago, in Osaka, Japan, a relatively newcomer to the elite high jump class, Donald Thomas, achieved one of the major surprise performances of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) 2007 World Championships. The Grand Bahamian captured the global high jump title. A decade removed from the accomplishment that stamped him as a…
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400 meters potential ought to be maximized

Right in this space, just about three years ago, August 8, 2014 to be exact, I heightened the nation’s knowledge of an unassuming track mentor, one of his specialties, of which was training 400 meters runners. I refer to the late Fred Bastian. In doing so, I thus lobby for his induction into the National…
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New leadership to guide National Sports Authority

Thomas A. Robison National Stadium

At a time when the Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture is calling on the National Sports Authority to effect a better relationship with federations etc., that all-important component of the Bahamas Sports Brand is making the transition to new leadership. Vaughn Roberts and Larika Burrows are not household sporting names in the country, but…
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Government sports bodies face challenges of expanding brand


The Government of The Bahamas, through the Cabinet, on Tuesday released its selections for the boards, committees, commissions and authorities, that will provide service in national areas that deserve due diligence despite the dismal economic state of the country. It is therefore incumbent upon those appointed, in particular, the chairpersons, to appreciate that the government…
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