Rolle commends CARIFTA teams

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Lanisha Rolle yesterday honored the CARIFTA teams that represented The Bahamas abroad over the Easter holiday weekend.  The CARIFTA swim team finished first with a total of 73 medals, while track and field and water polo both finished second at their respective events. Rolle said that the athletes helped […]

Alpha Aquatics host 2019 International Invitational Swim Meet

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Local swimmers gain a competitive edge during qualifying races for regional and global swim competitions held in Nassau. Alpha Aquatics hosted an international swimming competition for athletes to gain another opportunity to qualify for upcoming global events.  Jorge Rodriguez, head coach for Alpha Aquatics explained, “This event was a great opportunity for our […]

Bastian and Russell compete at Youth Summer Olympic Games in Buenos Aires

The 2018 Youth Summer Olympic games continued yesterday in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Both Izaak Bastian and Victoria Russell represented The Bahamas on the third day of competition. Bastian finished eighth overall in heat seven of the men’s 50-meter (m) freestyle in 24.13 seconds, failing to qualify for the semifinal round. Daniil Markov, from Russia, won […]

Homeowners hear of provisions under the Economic Empowerment Zones Bill

Facilitators of The Over-the-Hill Community Development Partnership Initiative conducted yet another workshop on provisions under the Economic Empowerment Zones Bill, at Salem Union Baptist Church on Taylor Street. Held on Tuesday, August 14, the workshop was geared towards homeowners and renters. This came on the heels of the first workshop held Thursday, August 9, for businesspersons. […]

Evans wins third gold medal

Joanna Evans picked up her fifth medal of the 2018 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Barranquilla, Colombia Wednesday. Evans clocked 8:44.53 in the finale of the women’s 800-metre (m) freestyle to win her third gold medal of the games. Ayumi Alba Macias, from Mexico, was second overall in 8:45.92, followed by Helena Hernandez-Moreno […]

Evans wins two golds at CAC

University of Texas standout Joanna Evans is making waves at the 2018 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Barranquilla, Colombia. On Saturday, Evans shattered the oldest standing CAC record in the women’s 200-metre (m) freestyle, winning the race in 1:58.03 seconds. She also picked up another gold medal in her specialty event, the 400 […]

Mako Aquatic Club reigns at swimming championships

The Mako Aquatic Club emerged victorious on Monday at the Bahamas Swimming Federation’s National Swimming Championships, held at the Betty Kelly-Kenning Aquatic Centre. The team scored 2,076.50 points to win the competition. Alpha Aquatics Club finished in second place with 1,073.50 points and The Grand Bahama Tritons finished in third place with 864 points. Coach […]

Vanderpool-Wallace retires

Three-time Olympian Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace is saying goodbye to the sport that she fell in love with. The multi-national record holder announced her retirement earlier this week, stating that she’s grateful with the opportunities swimming provided her, and also with what she has been able to accomplish as a professional. Vanderpool-Wallace is easily the most decorated swimmer […]