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Bannister as DPM, could heighten government’s national sports focus

HON. DESMOND BANNISTER … Deputy Prime Minister/Minister of Works

SPECIAL SPORTS SCOPE The elevation of Minister of Works Desmond Bannister to the Deputy Prime Minister position in the country, should be well-received, generally. He has been quite an able politician, who has served the country with dignity, and earned the respect of all and sundry, across the political divide. For those of us within…
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Unsung sports historian Cliffy “Nine” Moss passes

KENTUCKY COLONELS OF EARLY 1970S – Cliffy “Nine” Moss, kneeling at left, was on the 1973 Kentucky Colonels Bahamas Amateur Basketball Association Paradise League Championship squad. Also kneeling are Roosevelt “Bruso” Turner at center, and Jimmy Bostwick at right. At rear from left are: Dewitt Hanna, sponsor Bill Claridge, Cecil Thompson, Anthony Bostwick, Sterling Quant, Eddie Ford, Keith “Beelzebub” Smith, and Wenty Ford, Sharon “The General” Storr and Phil “Cabbage” Poitier were to join the Colonels later on.  

SPORTS SCOPE SPECIAL Cliffy “Nine” Moss departed this side of eternity last week Monday, and the Bahamian sporting fraternity lost a historian of the highest order. No other was better than him, in my view, and few were his equal. Moss was unsung, but there were those in that high intelligence sports circle, who recognized…
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Franco Miller “eligible” for 2020-2021 season


The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles’ men's basketball team recently got great news in regards to Grand Bahama native Franco Miller. Jr.  As reported on FGCU Athletics’ website, Miller Jr. earned his National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) waiver, making him immediately eligible to play for the 2020-2021 season. The team’s head coach, Michael Fly made the…
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Former PS Nairn’s impact on national stadium, substantive, befitting his style

FILE PHOTO: In this Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture September, 2009 photo by Erick Rose, Permanent Secretary Archie Nairn (left), is seen with His Excellency Hu Dingxian, the then Ambassador of The People’s Republic of China.

Sports Scope Special Another of our noble sons has departed this life, for eternity. The Reverend Archie Nairn died two weeks ago, in Freeport, Grand Bahama. It was during the very early 1980s, that I first began interacting with the then, Commissioner Archie Nairn. He was posted in North Eleuthera, and, I was producing my…
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