Sports Scope

Funding for sports, a high priority issue

The government has expended a lot of the taxpayers’ funds to accommodate international events such as the World Relays. Above, members of the Bahamas Mixed Relay gold medal winning team at the Third IAAF World Relays, are pictured.

Quasi-government sports organizations and federations went through lean stages in recent years, because funding was advanced, only at irregular intervals. I have been informed that one core sports organization has had to alter its development program greatly because the usual grant from the government through the Ministry of Sports was never received. There is no…
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Gouthro concentrated on propelling junior golf program in Grand Bahama

Ambrose Gouthro 

The chairman of the Bahamas Golf Federation’s Northern Region, Ambrose Gouthro, presently has a strong focus on elevating the junior program under his jurisdiction. A long-time stalwart on the national golf scene, Gouthro during a chat on Wednesday, informed that there is a set agenda aimed at broadening the junior golf outlook in Grand Bahama.…
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Encouraging sign for national soccer

Encouraging sign for national soccer

The 4-1 victory over Ecuador by The Bahamas, on Monday, was an encouraging sign. In this space, on occasions, I have lamented the disparity between competitive soccer and the administration of the sport in our country. Beginning in the early decade of the 2000s, with Lionel Haven as the secretary general, under President Anton Sealey,…
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Bahamas has potential to regain women’s sprint relay prominence

Shaunae Miller-Uibo (left) and Anthonique Strachan (right

Very quietly, a reservoir of good female sprinters has developed for The Bahamas. The exploits of the Original Golden Girls (Pauline Davis-Thompson, Chandra Sturrup, Savatheda Fynes, Eldeece Clarke and Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie), as a group, are fading further into history, day by day. They are all retired now, but their historic efforts will live on forever.…
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