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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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First Class Promotions returns after 10-year hiatus

FIRST Class Promotions will host the first all-female boxing match in The Bahamas and Caribbean at 8pm on Friday, March 31 at the Kendal G.L. Isaacs Gymnasium.

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Powerade sponsors BAARK! Potcakeman Triathlon for 10th year

BAARK! (Bahamas Alliance for Animal Rights & Kindness) is scheduled to host its eleventh triathlon at Jaws Beach on Sunday, February 25.

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WORLD VIEW: The war on Ukraine is now a global war

THE people of Ukraine are the principal victims of the unjustified and unprovoked war, launched against them by Russia on February 24, 2022. But in the year since then, it has become clear that other victims - on a different scale - have been all the nations of the world, particularly the small, poor and powerless.

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WORLD VIEW: 1.5°C is upon us - are we prepared?

THE report on May 17, from the World Meteorological Organization, (WMO) that global temperatures are likely to surge to record levels in the next five years should have sent all Caribbean institutions, such as the CARICOM Secretariat, the Caribbean Development Bank, and the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, into overdrive to explore further ways in which the region could accelerate efforts to avert this calamity.

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WORLD VIEW: Decimation of vulnerable nations inevitable if global warming continues on present trend

JOHN Kerry, former US Secretary of State and current US Special Envoy on Climate Change matters, told the world’s Ambassadors at a meeting in Washington, on May 10, that “there is no way” of keeping the rise in global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius unless CO2 emissions are drastically reduced.

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WORLD VIEW: Autonomous weapons – a real and urgent danger to people

AS if small states, with limited financial and human resources to safeguard their societies, do not confront enough grave challenges, along comes the phenomenon of “autonomous weapons” – probably the most frightening technological development that has yet been created.

Angels revisit the BAPD

In early February, the children of the Bahamas Association for the Physically Disabled were blessed with an outpouring of loving care and generosity from a team of volunteer professionals from West Palm Beach, Florida.

Western Warriors soccer club achieves quadruple BFA championship titles

THE Western Warriors Football (Soccer) Club celebrated an epic season of success in the 2022-2023 Bahamas Football Association leagues, receiving four 1st place trophies in last Saturday’s BFA awards ceremonies. They won titles in the boys under-15 division, under-18, men’s league and the prestigious Men’s Hummel Cup.

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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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Three more companies join CARIFTA

THE Local Organising Committee got another $60,000 in their kitty for the 50th Jubilee CARIFTA Games with Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Ernst and Young and Arawak Port Development Limited coming on board as the latest silver medal partners.

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WORLD VIEW: Caribbean’s role as a voice of reason in a fractured OAS

On May 31, the Organization of American States (OAS) faced a prolonged and contentious debate that lasted from 2:30 in the afternoon until well past midnight. This episode, marked by acrimony and political undercurrents, which was webcast publicly and instantly to the world, is likely to be revisited during the upcoming OAS General Assembly from June 21 to 23 in Washington, D.C., the headquarters of the OAS.

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Boxer Rashield Williams prepares for title fight

IT has taken about five years, but Rashield Williams is now looking at getting his major breakthrough in the professional boxing ranks with a title shot.

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Bermuda puts on a show

DESPITE having to wait an extra day to get into the ring, the four-man team from Bermuda left their impression on the Boxing Federation of the Bahamas’ 2023 Wellington ‘Sonny Boy’ Rahming and Leonard ‘Boston Blackie’ Miller Memorial Invitational Boxing Championships.

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Father’s Day treat in Williams bout

RASHIELD Williams, fighting his first eight round bout of his professional career, went the distance to pull off a decision on points over Ramon de la Cruz Sena from Argentina on Saturday night.

Tribunal: It was fair to fire man after fight at work

THE Industrial Tribunal dismissed the claims of a man who said Aquapure wrongfully and unfairly dismissed him after he fought someone on the company’s Bernard Road property in 2022.

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Boxer Carl Hield prepares for second pro match

BAHAMIAN boxer Carl Hield will make his commute to Santa Marta, Colombia, today to prepare for his second professional boxing match scheduled for next week Wednesday.

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Bahamas hosts first all-woman world boxing fight tonight

Women’s History Month ends with a new historic moment tonight - as First Class Promotions hosts the region’s first World Boxing Association (WBA) all-female world title fight.

Davis’s fight at COP 28

As world leaders convene at COP 28, the stakes could not be higher, especially for nations like the Bahamas. Prime Minister Davis, bearing the weight of our nation's experience with Hurricane Dorian, is set to lead a crucial fight for recognition and action on climate change, a battle underscored by profound human suffering and resilience.

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Bail for man charged over fight outside mall

A MAN was granted bail after he was accused of injuring someone in a fight outside the mall last week.