Founded in 2013, The Bahamian Icon Awards set forth on a mission to celebrate the exemplary achievements of men and women who have excelled in their respective industries and have therefore contributed to the overall development of The Bahamas. Accordingly, The Bahamian Icon Awards is a celebration of greatness. Among …
The formation of the academies have been at the focal point of each budget debate following the success of the men’s 4x400 meters (m) relay team, The Bahamas’ “Golden Knights” at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
An official groundbreaking ceremony for the proposed Central Abaco Sports Complex took place during the afternoon of September 16 with the Prime Minister, the Hon. Perry Christie, in attendance as well as the delegation of Government Officials who had preceded him in the morning.
Construction has begun on a new sports complex in Moore’s Island which includes a new track and field on property just across from the airport and is expected to be completed by early 2017.
Abaco Central High School’s athletes returned from the Track & Field Nationals held in Freeport, Grand Bahama. With nine medals in total (four silver and five bronze.) It is safe to say they made their coaches, Christine Jenoure and Shandera Brown, very proud.
Iram Lewis, President of the Bahamas Amateur Athletic Association and a former Track and Field athlete who represented The Bahamas in the Olympics and other international T&F competitions, came to Abaco on March 4 to act as announcer in the District of Education Track & Field Meet. The association’s Secretary General, Mrs. Dionne Britton, also visited Abaco. She had filled the same position during the previous day.
Rising Bahamian track star, Shaunae Miller, visited Abaco on October 22, visiting several schools in the North Abaco District giving encouraging and inspiring talks to students.
Abaco native, Steven Gardiner, pulled off an overwhelming upset at the Gyulai Istvan Memorial in Budapest, Hungary, as he came from behind to pass former reigning American world champion, LaShawn Merritt.
Steven Gardiner became the fourth fastest runner in Bahamian history on June 6. He dropped his time from 44.98 to 44.64 - a difference that may seem small, but has a huge impact.
Central Abaco Primary School won the Annual District Track & Field Meet with 916 points well ahead of Cooper’s Town Primary School which came second with 488 points. Treasure Cay Primary School placed third with 451 points.