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Monday, 14th August, 2023.

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Bahamas and TCI establishing maritime boundaries split ‘down the middle’

FOREIGN Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell said The Bahamas has recommended that the maritime boundary between this country and the Turks and Caicos be split in the middle of the two nations.

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Devynne Charlton 2nd

After a five-week break to deal with an ankle injury, it was business as usual for high hurdler Devynne Charlton.

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RAY MINUS JR ‘WAS A GIANT OF A MAN’: Bahamian boxing great dies at 58

Legendary Ray Minus Jr, the country’s most celebrated boxing extraordinaire, who touched the lives of so many persons as a fighter, trainer, coach and promoter, passed away yesterday after suffering from Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS).

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Cynthia Rahming retires

CYNTHIA Rahming, former judo national champion, had a choice between ballet and judo in 2007. She chose the latter and now 14 years removed from her career debut in 2009, the former judoka has officially retired.

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Gardiner, Charlton open outdoor seasons with wins

It was a big outdoor season opener for World and Olympic champion Steven Gardiner at the 17th Annual Spring Break Classic in Carolina, Puerto Rico.

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Minus makes a pitch for women’s pro card

WITH the return of professional boxing with the first all-female show taking place next weekend, promoter Michelle Minus made a special pitch for support from the Southeast Nassau Rotary Club.

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Veteran boxer Carl Hield set to make his pro debut

VETERAN boxer Carl Hield is excited to make his professional debut next weekend at the International Knockout Night against Colombian John Blanco.

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GARDINER PRODUCES WORLD-LEADING TIME: Wins 400 metre race in Hungary

Steven Gardiner produced the world’s fastest time and lowered his meet record in the process to win the men’s 400 metres at the Gyulai Istvan Memorial in Szekesfehervar, Hungary.

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First Class Promotions to stage All-Female Pro Boxing Show

AFTER postponing the initial show in October due to one of the main event competitors getting injured, First Class Promotions has announced that the first All-Female Professional Boxing Show is back on the agenda.

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‘Psychological evaluation required for organ transplant programme’

PEOPLE looking to participate in the government’s National Organs Transplant Programme will undergo psychological evaluation and counselling first, according to Health Minister Dr Michael Darville, who said some local nurses have already been trained for the programme and draft legislation is complete.

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Bahamas to field its best team ever: FIBA Pre-Olympic qualifier August 14-20

With National Basketball Association’s DeAndre Ayton and Eric Gordon all committed to joining Chavano “Buddy” Hield and Kai Jones, the Bahamas is expected to field its best team for the Pre-Olympic Qualifier in Santiago de Estero, Argentina.

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Gov’t eyes purchase of Freeport’s Bazaar

The Government is exploring the potential acquisition of Freeport’s derelict International Bazaar site as the location for its proposed African-Caribbean products marketplace.

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Taylor named senior male athlete of 2023

It was the Grand Bahamian trio of Lamar Taylor, Donald Thomas and Terrence Jones who turned in some of the most outstanding performances to highlight the 2023 sporting scene for Bahamian men.

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Tureano ‘Reno’ Johnson to retire at home

AFTER a glaring amateur and professional boxing career that fell short of a world title, Tureano ‘Reno’ Johnson is coming home for his final fight next month before he officially retires from the sport.

Contractor ‘fleeced’ Baker’s Bay homeowners of $10m

Accusations that a foreign contractor may have “fleeced” homeowners in Abaco’s high-end Baker’s Bay community of up to $10m are likely “only the tip of the iceberg” due to the absence of construction industry regulation.

STATESIDE: CBS adds Championship League Soccer to lineup; although interrupted by Trump news

TUESDAY afternoon this week was generally a fine spring day on the American east coast, with the last remnants of a much-needed morning rainstorm having largely cleared out to create a pleasant day for work in the yard or other entertainments.

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‘Rest in Peace Ray Minus Jr’

State recognised funeral service is held for our legendary boxer

AT a state recognised funeral service for the late Ray Minujs Jr, one of his protégés Meacher ‘Pain’ Major said he felt more should have been done for his former long-time coach and mentor.

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PETER YOUNG: King Charles rebuilding bridges

A STATE visit is a potent symbol. It confirms at the highest level the quality of relations between two countries by demonstrating the strength of their diplomatic, economic and cultural ties. It is a powerful indicator of the overall bilateral relationship.

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ERIC WIBERG: Historic plane falls short of ambitious goal in Exuma

IN 1930, two significant historical aircraft, one with a life-long crippled man as radio operator, the other with a single-handing Australian aviatrix, crashed in The Bahamas, in Andros and Exuma.