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2018 GBPA Conchman Triathlon winners crowned

OLYMPIC WINNERS – Sylvia Bateman, second left, Jason Costelloe, third left, and Simon Towend, first right were the recipients of round-trip tickets courtesy of Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line for their performances in the 2018 GBPA Conchman Triathlon held at Taino Beach. Bateman won the female Olympic Distance category, while Costelloe took first place for the males in the Male Olympic Distance. Towend came in second amongst the males in the contest. Also pictured first left is Rod Purvis, Conchman Committee member John Bradley, center, and Conchman Committee Chairman Christopher Bakers, second right. (PHOTOS: SHAYNE STUBBS)

The downpour this past Saturday morning did not put a damper on the 2018 Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) Conchman Triathlon.  The competition proceeded as planned as competitors out Grand Bahama, New Providence and around the world competed to see who would be top Olympic, Sprint, Sprint Relay, IronKids and Secondary School Champions of this…
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BFA donates equipment to local soccer groups

MUCH NEEDED — Local soccer associations received new soccer balls, bigs and cones courtesy of the BFA this past Friday. Pictured left to right showing off the new equipment were FRFC vice president Tony Jones, GBSC co-founder Donnie Knowles, GBPSAA vice president Ravanno Ferguson, GBSSAA secretary Charleen Hamilton and GBPSAA president Oswald Simmons.  (PHOTO: SHAYNE STUBBS) 

Soccer was once one of the most popular sports in and around the Commonwealth of The Bahamas.  While the status of soccer has seen a sizable drop-off over the years,Grand Bahama stakeholders of the the sport have slowly but surely been making strides in breathing life back into the once popular sport.  Most recently, the…
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Junior golfers get into the swing with first fall event

ALL IN COMPETITION – Pictured left to right are the top place finishers among the senior division at the Swing Dynamics Fall Classic held on October 27. Boys: First place – Matthew Deveaux, second place – Adrian Stan-Busuioc, third place – Brenton Kemp. Girls: First place – Nae Smith, second place – Destiny Duhaney. (PHOTOS COURTESY OF SWING DYNAMICS)

Junior golfers in the Swing Dynamics golf program got a taste of their first competition for the fall season.  The Swing Dynamics Fall Classic was contested over the course of two weekends - October 20 and 27 - at the Fortune Hills Golf and Country Club.  The Classic was split between two divisions - juniors…
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Tabernacle Falcons pull of three-peat in 25th annual Tip-Off Classic

THREE IN A ROW – The Tabernacle Falcons completed the three-peat of the 25th annual Domino’s Tip-Off Basketball Classic this past Tuesday night at the St. George’s Gymnasium when they defeated the Sunland Stingers. Pictured center presenting the trophy to Falcons’ head coach Kevin Clarke, right, is Stephen Burrows Sr., left, a founder of the Tip-Off Basketball Classic. Also pictured standing far left is District Superintendent for East Grand Bahama Yvonne Ward and President of the Principal/Vice Principal’s Association Gia Walker, second right. (PHOTOS: SHAYNE STUBBS)

The silver anniversary of the Domino’s Tip-Off Basketball Classic meant some special moments would transpire.  A number of thrilling finishes throughout the tournament led up to Tuesday night’s close to the 25th edition of the Classic.  Just after former coaches and sponsors of the tournament were honored during the opening ceremony it was time for…
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