Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Davis Cup: Team Bahamas 6th Overall, Stays In Zone Iii

The Bahamas Davis Cup tie of Baker Newman, Philip Major Jr, captain Marvin Rolle, Donte Armbrister and Justin Lunn, pose above in Costa Rica.

Senior Sports Reporter

THE Bahamas will remain in zone III of the Americas Davis Cup tie for another year after the team of Philip Major Jr, Baker Newman, Justin Lunn and Donte Armbrister had to settle for a sixth-place finish at the Costa Rica Country Club in Escazu, San Jose, Costa Rica.

In their bid to get promoted to zone II over the weekend, captain Marvin Rolle watched as the Bahamas ended up in third place in Pool A after losing 3-0 to Puerto Rico on Friday in the final game of their round robin play.

Matched against Honduras, the third place finishers out of Pool B, the Bahamas only played the two singles, losing both in their classification playoff matchup on Saturday.

The loss dropped the Bahamas to sixth place.  Read more >>

The Bahamas Secures No. 2 Spot in Latest Paris MoU port state inspection Listings

he Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) is pleased to announce that for the 17th consecutive year, The Bahamas has been included on the Paris MoU port state inspection whitelist of flag state performance and has moved up six places, securing the number two spot. This accomplishment comes on the heel of The Bahamas flag having achieved a record low number of detentions worldwide.

The Bahamas’ Minister for Transport and Local Government, Honourable Renward Wells comments: “The BMA’s impressive track record of delivering a quality service, as demonstrated by this positive outcome, is remarkable and one that The Bahamas, our customers and industry partners should be extremely proud of.” Adding to this, the BMA’s Chair, Mrs J. Denise Lewis-Johnson says: “Port state inspection is one of the recognised industry indicators of quality performance and this achievement by The Bahamas, within Paris MOU ports, once again demonstrates the BMA’s commitment to the highest standards and is evidence of our ships adhering to these standards.”  Read more >>

Was Abraham Lincoln an Atheist?

Abraham Lincoln 
As a young man, Lincoln openly admitted to his lack of faith. As a politician, he refused to say he was a Christian.

By Becky Little

Every U.S. president has been a member of a church, except for one: Abraham Lincoln.

Famously opaque on the subject of religion, Lincoln’s personal faith was something even his closest friends said they couldn’t figure out. Though he became more interested in religious questions toward the end of his life, “Honest Abe” never directly identified himself as a Christian—even after he realized it could hurt him politically.

“He once spoke of how not having any kind of noticeable religious profile had levied what he called a tax on his popularity with the voters,” says Allen Guelzo, a professor of Civil War-era studies at Gettysburg College and author of Abraham Lincoln: Redeemer President. “It was something that he was aware of, something he tried to cope with, and yet he wouldn’t go the distance of trying to pretend that he was something that he wasn’t.”  Read more >>

Prince’s Turks and Caicos Villa Sold

By the Caribbean Journal staff

The Turks and Caicos villa formerly owned by music legend Prince has been sold.

The sprawling estate in Turks and Caicos’s Turtle Tail area in Providenciales has been sold for $10.8 million, according to Turks and Caicos Sotheby’s International Realty, which had the listing on the property.  Read more >>

Monday, June 24, 2019

2019 Bahamas National Swimming Championships: Elvis Burrows, Margaret Higgs Shine

Photo courtesy: UK Athletics

By Taylor Covington

The 2019 Bahamas National Championships wrapped up on Sunday after a stellar four days of competition. A small but mighty country in the swim community, the Bahamas continues to improve while trying to force itself on the international scene. While no athletes managed to meet the World Championships individual qualifying standards, the island seems to be making strides in the right direction with competitive times across the board.  Read more >>

Ardastra promises unforgettable summer for campers

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Geared towards helping its 25 campers embrace novel experiences while learning more about nature, the environment and the animals around them, Ardastra Gardens’ Disney-inspired camps take full advantage of its scenic surroundings offering outdoor adventure chock full of fun and exploration in a safe, uncrowded environment.

For parents tired of hearing, “I’m bored,” the zoo and conservation centre will welcome those aged six to 12, beginning July 1.

“Whether they are active, animal-loving or an adventurer, we’re the go-to camp for kids,” said Onisa Lundy, one of the camp’s coordinators. “Ardastra provides plenty of opportunities to try new things. Campers learn, laugh and grow to respect animals and their habitats.”  Read more >>

Blue Lagoon Island helps inspire next steps for high school seniors

BLUE LAGOON ISLAND, BAHAMAS – A group of 12thgrade boys from RM Bailey Senior High School gained a greater appreciation for marine animals and the role Bahamians play in protecting their environment when they spent a day at Blue Lagoon Island.

The young men are participants in the Guide Rightprogram sponsored by Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. Each week the fraternity men spend time with the students to provide mentorship and guidance as they prepare to transition from high school into college or the real world.  Read more >>