Sports Scope

Optimism, prayers prevail in national softball fraternity

Churchill Knowles-Tener

It is a bitter/sweet period for national softball. The men’s national team came out of Pool B in the Pan American Softball Championships earlier this week with a 3-4 record and is poised for competition in the Central American and Caribbean Games next year, and perhaps the Pan American Games the year after. Even Churchill…
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Moore’s Island Sports Academy Phase 1 continuance essential

THE BEGINNING – In July of 2015, the then Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture led a delegation into Moore’s Island for the purpose of doing an assessment regarding a sports complex, and interacting with Rev. Anthony Williams about his mini sports academy that catered to student/athletes. In this file photo above, at left, is Director of Sports Tim Munnings, next to Minister Dr. Daniel Johnson. At right is Permanent Secretary Calvin Balfour.

I was privy to a rare conversation recently. It is usual for shadow and former government ministers to make public their comments, putting forth certain agendas, in comparison to the views of those political foes operating in the moment. Sports ministers though, have for the most part been quite prepared to stay out of the…
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A lot riding on 2019 IAAF World Relays

Within six months, depending upon the endorsement of the Cabinet, the government more than likely will start facilitating some of the funds allocated for the 2019 International Association Athletic Federations (IAAF) World Relays. If the country's financial state allows, given the damages to the southern islands (Ragged Island in particular) by Hurricane Irma and the…
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Garvin McKinney carries on 5.5 meters sailing legacy built by Bobby Symonette


The Bahamas once again reigns supreme in world 5.5 meters sailing. The recent victory by Garvin McKinney was the latest in a long history of international success by Bahamians, dating all the way back to 1947 when when Sir Durward Knowles and Sloane Farrington won the Star Class World Championship. Down through the years subsequently,…
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