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Ministers declare 2022 NACAC Championships in GB a success

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas — “We did it Grand Bahama!” Those were the sentiments of Minister for Grand Bahama, the Hon. Ginger Moxey, during the closing ceremonies of the Anita Doherty North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) Open Track and Field Championships, on Sunday night at the Grand Bahama Sports Complex. “Thank you so much for being a part of history and we’ve proven that if the opportunity presents itself again, we will be able to pull it off again,” Minister Moxey said, as fireworks erupted into the night sky, signaling the end of the three-day international meet. What was meant to be the official closing out ceremony easily turned into a celebration, with athletes and fans alike enjoying the fireworks and Junkanoo rushout, featur...

PM says negotiations are underway to bring World Relays back to The Bahamas

FREEPORT, Grand Bahama, The Bahamas – Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Philip Davis said he would love to have the next edition of the World Relays return home to The Bahamas. In fact, the Prime Minister added that negotiations for this possibility are already underway, noting that it was not accidental that the CEO of the World Athletics body was in The Bahamas. The Prime Minister’s remarks came during the opening ceremony of the 2022 Anita Doherty North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association Open Track & Field Championships, in Freeport, Grand Bahama on Friday, August 19th at Grand Bahama Sports Complex. “As many of you are aware, this small, but powerful country is no stranger to hosting world class sporting events, having hosted the worl...

The Bahamas Culture and Couture Fashion Show 2022

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Mrs. Ann Marie Davis, of the Office of the Spouse of the Prime Minister, joined officers and staff of the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, and the general public, at the Department of Culture’s “The Bahamas Culture and Couture Fashion Show 2022”, held on the front lawn of the Ivy Dumont Building, on University Boulevard, on July 22, 2022. The event showcased original pieces by more than a dozen notable Bahamian fashion designers and up-and-coming BTVI students, as well as musical performances, and fire dancers. There were also vendors selling Bahamian food and goods. Mrs. Davis also took time out to view the Junkanoo-inspired art that was a part of the recently launched “Rush Collection”. Among the senior senior Government off...

PM Davis attends Babe Ruth Caribbean Championships Opening

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Prime Minister and Minister of Finance the Hon. Philip Davis, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Tourism, Investment and Aviation the Hon. Chester Cooper, and other Government officials joined Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Mario Bowleg and event stakeholders at the Babe Ruth Caribbean Championships, on July 7, 2022, at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium.

Minister Bowleg Visits Summer Camp at Tom ‘The Bird’ Grant Park

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Mario Bowleg interacts with participants, facilitators and stakeholders in one of his Ministry’s Summer Sports Camps, on July 14, 2022, at the Tom “The Bird” Grant Park, in Yellow Elder Gardens. Among those present included Permanent Secretary Cora Bain-Colebrooke; Head of the Division of Youth Sandena Neely; Department of Sports officers and staff; Dr. Carlos Reid; and camp coaches and assistants, including three Bahamian international volleyball players. Minister Bowleg also visited camps at the Yellow Elder Primary and H. O. Nash Junior High Schools, and the Edmund Moxey Community Centre that day. The Ministry has other on-going Culture, Sports and Youth Summer Camps throughout The Bahamas.

Young sailor, Craig Ferguson, wins gold in Bodrum, Turkey

NASSAU, The Bahamas — Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Hon. Mario Bowleg, today met upon return home, 13-year-old youth sailor champion, Craig Ferguson, who won the gold medal in the Silver Fleet division at a sailing competition in Bodrum, Turkey. Also returning home with him from the competition were Zane Munro, who came 4th in the Silver Fleet division; and Norman Cartwright, who came 6th in the Emerald Fleet division. Minister Bowleg met the young sailors at Lynden Pindling International Airport, along with a celebration Junkanoo rushout.

“Sports in Paradise is back,” proclaims Minister Bowleg

NASSAU, The Bahamas – During his Contribution to the 2022/2023 Budget Debate in the House of Assembly, on June 13, 2022, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture the Hon. Mario Bowleg said that Sports was the “single tool” that could bring forth positive social changes. “Therefore, we, a caring Government, will be investing heavily in our athletes, their development, facilities and the overall brand,” Minister Bowleg said. He noted that for 30 years, the annual grant from his Ministry to national federations, for “A” classified core sports, was $80,000. Over the years, he noted, that amount was drastically cut to $20,000. “I am pleased to advise that those Federations that are among this group, who are in compliance with the Ministry, their annual grant will be restored,” Minister Bowleg said...

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