Bahamas News

Would you like to access news/blog content published by sources located in Bahamas?

Code example

# If you'd like to do a POST request then call endpoint:
http://localhost:8070/api/v1/article/getArticles
Body:
            
            {
    "sourceLocationUri": "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Bahamas",
    "resultType": "articles",
    "apiKey": "API_KEY"
}
        
# If you'd like instead to do a GET request then call:
http://localhost:8070/api/v1/article/getArticles?sourceLocationUri=http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FThe_Bahamas&resultType=articles&apiKey=API_KEY

Example of JSON response

Below is an example JSON object that you would receive as the result of the request. You can retrieve also additional properties such as concepts, categories, source details, etc. by specifying additional parameters in the request as described on the documentation page.

            
            {
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        "time": "04:50:00",
        "dateTime": "2022-06-28T04:50:00Z",
        "dateTimePub": "2022-06-28T04:03:00Z",
        "dataType": "news",
        "sim": 0,
        "url": "https://www.bahamaspress.com/dozens-of-migrants-found-dead-in-truck-in-san-antonio/",
        "title": "Dozens of migrants found dead in truck in San Antonio",
        "body": "SAN ANTONIO: At least 42 migrants were found dead inside a tractor-trailer on Monday in San Antonio, Texas, the state's Governor Greg Abbott said, in what appears to be one of the most deadly recent incidents of human smuggling along the US-Mexico border.\n\nMexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard called the suffocation of the migrants in the truck the \"tragedy in Texas\" on Twitter and said the local consulate was en route to the scene, though the nationalities of the victims had not been confirmed. A US law enforcement official said there were more than 40 people dead without providing additional details.\n\nThe truck was found next to railroad tracks in a remote area on the city's southern outskirts, San Antonio's KSAT television reported.\n\nThere have been a record number of migrant crossings at the US-Mexico border in recent months, which has sparked criticisms of the immigration policies of US President Joe Biden, a Democrat.\n\nAbbott placed the blame for the deaths on Biden's policies on Twitter, saying they \"show the deadly consequences of his refusal to enforce the law.\"\n\nThe San Antonio police did not immediately respond to a request for comment.\n\nTemperatures in San Antonio, which is about 160 miles (250 km) from the Mexican border, swelled to a high of 103 degrees Fahrenheit (39.4 degrees Celsius) on Monday with high humidity.\n\nIn July 2017, ten migrants died after being transported in a tractor-trailer that was discovered by San Antonio police in a Wal-Mart parking lot. The driver, James Matthew Bradley, Jr., was sentenced the following year to life in prison for his role in the smuggling operation.",
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        "title": "Man stabbed multiple times this afternoon and bled to death en route to hospital…he becomes the 67th homicide victim for the year!",
        "body": "NASSAU| Bahamas Press is recording the 67th homicide incident this afternoon where a male was stabbed multiple times about the body.\n\nNow we understand there was an altercation at the Southwest Mall on Carmichael Road around 2pm. The male victim attempted to make his way to hospital following the ordeal but he didn't make it after losing plenty blood.\n\nIt is still unclear what sparked the incident. But police are investigating and we are not sure up to this press publishing if anyone is in custody for this latest incident.\n\nMeanwhile, police are looking for Demetrius Brown aka \"FROWSY\" and he is wanted in connection to a murder incident. Police cannot find \"FROWSY\" and have reached out to us for assistance. IF YOU SEE OR SMELL \"FROWSY\" anywhere call da police.",
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        "date": "2022-06-27",
        "time": "23:39:00",
        "dateTime": "2022-06-27T23:39:00Z",
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        "url": "http://www.tribune242.com/news/2022/jun/27/after-shock-amateur-boxing-show-honour-ray-minus-j/",
        "title": "After Shock Amateur Boxing Show in honour of Ray Minus Jr",
        "body": "ROYCE Colebrooke, Devaughn Musgrove, Christian Thompson and John Saint Wrint were among some of the top performers on Saturday at the After Shock Amateur Boxing Show that was held in honour of Ray Minus Jr.\n\nThe first Ray Minus Jr Title Awards Show, dubbed 'Gloves Up, Guns Down, was held at the National Boxing Centre in the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex and was used as a fundraiser to assist Minus Jr in his medical expenses.\n\nColebrooke, one of the youngest competitors on the show, produced what turned out to be the fight of the night when he managed to outslug his After Shock team-mate Aiden Cortis for three exciting rounds of non-stop action.\n\n\"I feel good because all of my dedication and hard work paid off for me,\" said Colebrooke, the 10-year-old son of Bahamas Olympic Committee vice president Roy Colebrooke. \"The time that we put into training, I was confident that I would do well. When I came out here I knew I had it.\n\n\"The first I took advantage because my family was here pushing me. But after that round, the guy came back at me and I had to come back and step it up because I didn't want to disappoint my family and my coaches.\"\n\nThe senior fight of the night didn't last that long as 6-foot, 3-inch Devaughn Musgrove wasted very little time against Jerome Hart. In fact, before Hart could get himself established in the ring, the 19-year-old Musgrove was all over him.\n\n\"It was a little short, but we put a lot of work into getting me ready for whatever comes in the ring,\" said Musgrove, who has only been training since February. \"I trained hard daily from Monday to Friday and I was so happy that I was able to come out here and perform.\"\n\nWith a right hook, followed by a right uppercut, Musgrove took out Hart to end the abbreviated fight in the first round.\n\n\"I played this fight over in my head a couple of times, but I didn't know it was going to end this way,\" Musgrove said. \"He's a good fighter, I was just more prepared for the match. I really wanted this.\"\n\nChristian Thompson produced another impressive showing for After Shock as he outlasted Ronald Joseph of Inagua.\n\nAfter watching the punishment their boxer got from a series of combinations from Thompson, Joseph's corner threw in the towel, signifying that they had seen enough. For his efforts, Thompson was named the most valuable performer (MVP) of the night.\n\n\"I thank God. It was a good learning experience. I really want to thank my coaches Valentino Knowles and Keishno Major for preparing me and my mommy, Tameka Thompson, who is always there supporting me every step of the way,\" said the 20-year-old Thompson, who has been in the boxing game for two years.\n\n\"I just came out to put on a show. I really didn't see when they threw in the towel because I thought I had already won the fight. When I came out of the ring, my corner told me that I could have stopped him earlier in the fight.\"\n\nJohn Saint-Wrint of Major Pain paid a hefty price during his super heavyweight divisional match-up against the bigger Eric Williams of After Shock. Saint-Wring had to absorb his breath a couple of times from the blows he sustained from Williams.\n\nIn the end, he emerged victorious and was awarded the most improved boxer title as well. \"I put in all this fight and it finally paid off in the end,\" said the 22-year-old Saint-Wrint. \"This dude was hitting hard, but I came out victorious.\"\n\nIn other results on the night, Milton Newbold won over his After Shock team-mate Mabian Adderley, Christoph Robinson of Meacher Pain Boxing Club defeated Matthew Dames of After Shock Boxing Club, Maliero Davis of Major Pain Boxing Club won over Simeon Forbes of Mighty Marlins, Renaldo Cunningham of Inagua won over Tamari Adderley of After Shock Boxing Club, Marvin Cortis of Mighty Marlins won over Keano Cox of Inagua and Lareko Baker of After Shock def. Andrew Cortis of After Shock.\n\nIn attendance for the show was Minus Jr, who is recuperating from a series of injuries that have prevented him from continuing his Champion Amateur Boxing Club programme, which produced co-coaches Valentino Knowles and Keishno Major of the After Shock Boxing Club.\n\n\"The show was spectacular. We were pleased with the way things turned out,\" said Knowles, one of the top former amateur boxers on the international scene.\n\n\"I feel like everything went very well tonight. We couldn't expect a better performance than we got,\" he said.\n\nThe Heroes versus Villains Amateur Boxing Show is expected to be the next event staged by the After Shock Boxing Club in another three months.\n\n\"We want to say thank you to all of our supporters,\" Knowles said. \"We want to thank everybody who came out and supported us in this event for Ray Minus Jr, who paved the way for a lot of us in the sport.\"\n\nY-Care Fashions, A Sure Win, Water and Sewerage, Commonwealth Brewery, Carpet World, Prince Lock and Key, Prestigious Liquor were among the list of sponsors of the event, which provided medals and championship belts for the various winners in each division. \"I was happy with the turnout. I was happy that the Bahamian people got a chance to see what the After Shock Boxing Club is all about,\" said Keishno Major. \"We do have plans to keep this going and to make boxing the number one sport in the country once again. \"It was good for the public to get to see the young boxers display their skills and for the boxers to demonstrate to the public that they can compete in this sport. Hopefully the next show will be bigger and better.\"",
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        "body": "THE Bahamas Davis Cup team, captained by Marvin Rolle and featuring Kevin Major Jr and brother Baker and Spencer Newman, avoided relegation to Group IV in Davis Cup play by winning their final match against Guatemala.\n\nThe team was playing in the week-long American Group III competition at the Costa Rica Country Club in Escazu.\n\nThe Bahamas was placed in Pool B against teams from Costa Rica, Paraguay and Jamaica. Pool B consisted of Venezuela, Panama, Puerto Rico and Venezuela.\n\n\"It was definitely a tougher Zone two than it was in the past,\" Rolle said. \"But the guys overall played very well. We didn't have KJ for the whole time after he got injured in our first match. We had to put Baker in, and he played well. Overall, it was a good performance. At least we were able to stay in the zone and not get relegated.\"\n\nRolle noted that if they had Justin Roberts on the team, he would have helped tremendously. Roberts was not named to the team because he didn't participate in the trials. Roberts was named to the last team by virtue of being the top ranked international player for the Bahamas.\n\nBut Rolle said after he got hurt and was unable to play any tournaments, he was expected to play in the trials, but he decided not to. He noted that although the Newmans did their job, Roberts would have been a great addition.\n\nThe Bahamas' match-up against Guatemala was a crossover in the relegation playoffs after the Bahamas ended up fourth in their poll with a 0-3 win-loss record, while Guatemala was third in their group at 1-2.\n\nIn the final showdown, Baker Newman secured the first singles win for The Bahamas in straight sets 6-2, 7-5 over Sebastian Dominguez, while Major Jr won 6-1, 6-2 over Kaen Hernandez.\n\nWith the tie completed and the match secured as the Bahamas avoided relegation for 2023, the doubles match was not played.\n\nIn the rest of the tournament, Paraguay won 2-0 over Venezuela and advanced to Group II along with Jamaica, who knocked off Panama 3-0 in their playoffs.\n\nThe Bahamas, Panama, Costa Rica and Paraguay will remain in Group III for next year, while Guatemala and Puerto Rico will be relegated to Group IV.\n\nOn the first day of competition on Wednesday, Team Bahamas fought hard against top seed Paraguay but came up short. Paraguay took the two singles and Bahamas won the doubles.\n\nSpencer Newman played in the singles and lost against Juan Borba 3-6, 3-6.\n\nThe Bahamas suffered a setback as Major Jr lost the first set 5-7 to Daniel Vallejo and had to retire at the end of the first set due to a leg injury.\n\nRolle, who has the most success on the team as a Bahamian in doubles, teamed up with Baker Newman to give Team Bahamas its first match win with a thrilling, three setter over Vallejo and Del Puerto of Paraguay 6-2, 5-7,7-6(5).\n\nOn Thursday, Team Bahamas lost 1-2 to Jamaica as Baker Newman fell in straight sets to Rowland Phillips 6-7(1) 5-7. With Major Jr still nursing an injury, Spencer Newman played and lost to Blaise Bicknell 2-6, 1-6.\n\nAs usual, Rolle and Spencer Newman secured the doubles match for The Bahamas 6-2, 6-2 over Jamaica's duo of Jacob Bicknell and John Chin.\n\nTeam Bahamas sustained another loss Friday to host country Costa Rica as Baker Newman won 6-2, 6-0 over Julien Lozano before Spencer Newman lost to Jesse Flores 3-6, 2-6.\n\nRolle and Baker Newman, however, fell short in doubles 3-6, 2-6 to Flores and Pablo Nunez.\n\nThe Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association (BLTA) thanked Rolle, Major Jr and the Newman brothers for a strong showing at the Davis Cup in Escazu. \"Their dedication and hard work were evident in Costa Rica. Despite the injury challenges the team was able to end the tournament with an important win,\" the BLTA wrote. \"They ensured that The Bahamas remains in the Group III.\"",
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        "body": "MIAMI, Florida -- The Miami Marlins organisation transformed its home stadium into a celebration of the relationship between the franchise and The Bahamas, highlighted by its rising star at second base, poised for his first All-Star appearance.\n\nBahamian culture took centre stage as the Marlins hosted its second \"Bahamian Heritage Night\" Saturday at loanDepot Park in Miami, Florida and despite a 5-3 loss to the New York Mets, it was a night of celebration for Jasrado \"Jazz\" Chisholm Jr and the Bahamian contingent.\n\nA crowd of 18,722 filled the stadium, the third largest crowd of any Marlins home game this season, as opposed to the 7,500 that attended the first Bahamian Heritage night in 2021. Chisholm wore Bahamian flag themed cleats, batting gloves and a bandanna to commemorate the occasion.\n\n\"The first one was definitely crazy but this year it was outstanding, sold out, all my friends, family and loved ones came out to support me, I can't thank them enough,\" he said. \"It's a crazy experience when you have all these people that love you and support you and always want you to be yourself and do your best. There's nothing better than that.\"\n\nIn the fifth inning, Chisholm brought the crowd to its feet with a double off Mets starter Chris Bassitt. As he pulled into second base, Chisholm did his \"wheel\" celebration and shortly thereafter, the big screen in the stadium showed his grandmother Patricia Coakley in the crowd mimicking the celebration.\n\n\"I heard everybody out there, I heard my grandma, I saw her doing the wheel celebration when I hit the double, all of them were doing that up there,\" he said. \"It was crazy to just have that out there.\"\n\nChisholm had an opportunity to tie the game in the eighth with the Marlins trailing 4-3, but his shot to centrefield fell just short. He finished 1-4 on the night. \"I definitely wanted that homer. There was nothing more I wanted to do than to do the Euro step with grandma. I think she would have hit it with me, too. It would've been sick,\" he said. \"But it's okay. We fought hard. We played hard and never gave up until the end. I'm proud of my boys every day.\"\n\nFollowing the game, Chisholm held court with scores of family and friends on the field wearing a gift from his grandmother, a homemade crown of Bahamian flag colours with the phrase \"Prince Jazz, the legend has returned.\"\n\n\"Back home a lot more young people are interested in baseball now because they know they can just have fun and enjoy the game,\" he said. \"Growing up alot of people never really thought of it that way, there were alot of rules in baseball but now they see that you can go out there, have fun and do whatever you want. It's a great feeling to be a part of that.\"\n\nThe celebration featured a pregame Junkanoo rush out led by The Bahamas Junkanoo Revue of Miami and legendary Junkanooers Barabbas Woodside and Langston Longley, as well as a postgame concert featuring popular rhythmic Bahamian music. Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Mario Bowleg, threw out the ceremonial first pitch.\n\nThe purchase of a Bahamian Heritage package included an exclusive Bahamian Heritage Marlins jersey and access to the pregame and postgame events. This year, spectators also received a collectible Chisholm bobblehead souvenir, presented by loanDepot.\n\nPart proceeds from the special ticket package will go to The Bahamas Baseball Association to increase investment in local baseball.\n\nFans celebrated well into the night after gametime enjoying their insight into Bahamian culture.\n\nAntonio Santagelo, a New Yorker now living in South Florida, said he came for the Mets, but enjoyed the entire Bahamian Heritage night experience.\n\n\"I'm a Mets, fan, I come from a family of Mets fans and we're having an awesome season but this is the most fun I think I've ever had at a baseball game,\" he said. \"The music they had before the game with the festival, the concert after the game, these giveaways. The energy in there was crazy man. Jazz is a star, the game was really good, but Pete Alonso's the man and my Mets won so I couldn't ask for a better night.\"\n\nThe Mets' slugger hit a pair of home runs to power the offence of the National League East leaders.\n\nElliot Rolle, a Bahamian resident in South Florida said: \"I love the Heritage nights. I know they have Italian, Mexican, Puerto Rican, some other countries but nobody does it big like The Bahamas does it man. We give the people Junkanoo and Jazz, that's what it's all about. It's a fun night and it also helps that he's a great player. I hope he keeps this going not just for these nights but for a lot of the other young Bahamian kids looking up to him pushing to get to this spot.\"\n\nChisholm emerged as the leading voting getter for National League second baseman after the first return of 2022 MLB All- Star ballots.\n\nIn phase one of voting, he leads all second basemen with 634,762 votes, followed by Ozzie Albies of the Atlanta Braves with 589,804 and Jeff McNeil of the New York Mets with 580,257.\n\nChisholm will need to finish among the top two at the position through the first phase of fan voting which concludes on June 30. Ballots can be cast on MLB.com up to five times a day every 24 hours.\n\n\"It feels great, the American people, the Bahamian people that have been supporting me, everyone that has been showing me love it just feels great and it's always a great time,\" Chisholm said. \"I cant thank my friends and family enough and I'm just excited to be in the position that I'm in.\"",
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Now we have 6-7 days of practice more time to be together instead of going out and just playing basketball,\" he said. \"It makes more sense, it keeps the team together, helps us build camaraderie, helps us to figure out how we can play together and be as prepared as we can for this window.\"\n\nReturning to the team travelling to the USVI will be veterans David Nesbitt, Mychel Thompson, Kentwan Smith Travis Munnings, and Shaquillo Fritz along with collegiate players Franco Miller J and Joshua Dames.\n\n\"Guys are playing hard, trying to get everything situated. It's a fresh group coming together, the coaching staff does a good job keeping everyone grounded and keeping everything simple with our offensive and defensive sets,\" Hield said. \"It's a physical group, guys know how to play the right way. We're working hard on defence, trying to figure out how to play together and we'll see what happens in USVI.\"\n\nThe Bahamas will host the second matchup of the window at home at the Baha Mar resort against the Dominican Republic at 7pm on July 4.\n\nGolden State Warriors assistant coach Chris Demarco is in his third year at the helm of the Bahamian national team.\n\n\"We're pretty excited, it's nice to have a consistent group now. We've had some of these guys for about four years now, same personalities, have an understanding of our style of play and there's a lot of leadership here so. We've had a few guys that have played before for the national team that were in the area and have come out to practice to help us out so there have been some great turnouts,\" he said. \"This is the first time we've had a camp outside of where we were going to play. It's a good chance for these guys to hang out, have some meals together, get to know each other better, and build chemistry. Obviously, it gives us a better chance to prepare and preparation is key for these things where you don't know who's going to play for you, you don't know who you're playing against so it's important that we just get this time together to take care of us and then we worry about the opponent.\"\n\nOle Miss women's basketball head coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin will serve as an assistant coach and became the first woman to join the coaching staff of a Bahamas senior men's national basketball team.\n\n\"Great communication, great defensive intensity right now and I feel like guys are starting to lock in as we get closer to participation,\" she said. \"Obviously I understand what it's like to be a head coach so I am trying to be a great assistant for coach Demarco. Just being a steady voice, making sure that whatever it is that he wants to run I am reiterating that, the guys have been receptive and I just want to fill in the gaps where needed.\n\nTeam Bahamas was drawn into Group C alongside Canada, The Dominican Republic and The US Virgin Islands.\n\nCanada leads the group at 4-0, The Dominican Republic is 3-1, The Bahamas is 1-3 and the Virgin Islands are 0-4.\n\nIn November's first window, The Bahamas suffered a 115-73 loss to Canada in the first game of a back-to-back in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Canada took a decisive 113-77 win in the second game. Team Bahamas split the pair of games in the second window in February. They won 86-76 over the USVI and lost 90-65 to The Dominican Republic at the Palacio de los Deportes in the Dominican Republic. The win over the USVI was the second win for The Bahamas in the history of World Cup qualification, following a 2019 win over the Dominican Republic.\n\nSixteen teams will compete in the Americas region, vying for seven spots.\n\nThe top three teams from each group will qualify for the second round of qualifiers.\n\nIn the second round, the 12 teams that qualified will be divided into two groups of six.\n\nSubsequently, the three best teams from each group, and the fourth-placed team, will qualify for the World Cup.\n\nThe FIBA World Cup 2023 is scheduled for August 25 to September 10 in multiple countries for the first time - Indonesia, Japan and the Philippines.\n\nA total of 80 countries are left vying to be among the 32 teams at the 2023 World Cup.\n\nThe FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 will qualify teams directly for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games or through four FIBA Olympic qualifying tournaments.",
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        "body": "IT IS time that several nations, led in the Western Hemisphere by the US and Canada, correct a foolish wrong. Among those countries are two member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), namely Haiti and Jamaica.\n\nThat wrong was not only their anointment of Juan Guaidó as the \"Interim President\" of Venezuela on January 23, 2019, but also the subsequent imposition of this fallacy on organisations, such as the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The wrong was foolish because it was conceived and imposed to suit narrow national political objectives; it was not grounded in international law or practice, nor was there any wide agreement on it. Therefore, it was never sustainable.\n\nSeven of the 13 countries in the Western Hemisphere, which originally joined the US and Canada in aggressively supporting that notion that Guaidó was in charge of Venezuela, have now abandoned that position and reverted to dealing with the de facto Venezuelan government of President Nicolás Maduro. The seven countries that have ditched support for Guaidó are: Argentina, Peru, Mexico, Chile, and Honduras in Latin America as well as The Bahamas and St Lucia in the Caribbean.\n\nSignificantly, an eighth and very important country is seeking to normalise relations with the Maduro government. This country is Venezuela's neighbour, Colombia, whose newly elected President, Gustavo Petro, revealed on his Twitter account that he has \"reached out to the Venezuelan government to open the borders and restore the full exercise of human rights on the border\". The conversation was confirmed by Maduro. Petro will assume office on August 7.\n\nMany adverse consequences arose from the wrong that was perpetrated in January 2019. Among them were violations of the rules of the OAS to compel accreditation of Guaidó's nominee as Venezuela's Ambassador on April 22, 2019. There was a similar dubious procedure, one month before, on March 15, to appoint Guaidó's representative as a governor of the IDB. Those wrongful actions continue to divide the member states of both organisations, and to adversely affect their operations both financially and functionally.\n\nFor instance, since Guaidó has no control over the finances of Venezuela, including its Treasury, his so-called interim government has not paid one cent in contributions to the OAS or the IDB, nor has it serviced the outstanding loans to Venezuela. In the IDB's case, at the end of 2021, the total amount of Venezuela's sovereign-guaranteed payment arrears amounted to $1,088m, including interest. Further, since 2018, all loans to Venezuela, amounting to $2,011m, were placed in non-accrual status. Interest income not recognised amounted to $51m during the year ended December 31, 2021, and the related individually assessed allowance for credit losses was $77m.\n\nHow any Bank can operate in this way is alarming. It demonstrates a woeful politicisation of a financial institution with little regard for fiduciary responsibilities. Left unchecked, it will cripple the Bank, severely restricting its capacity to cater for the needs of its borrowing members and threatening repayments to its lending members.\n\nThe OAS is equally affected financially. As of June 30, 2022, Venezuela owes the organisation $17.4m in unpaid dues. Every year, $1.9m is added to that sum. The cumulative effect is to deprive the OAS of money it desperately needs to recruit competent staff and to retain the ones it has. Projects are also affected by the lack of finance, forcing the organisation to become increasingly dependent on \"special funds\" solicited mostly from the US and Canada, giving these two countries even greater influence on the organisation than they already have.\n\nWhen, on April 22, 2019, the US and Canada, imposed Guaidó's representative on the OAS, they did so by the slenderest majority of 18 votes, and only with the support of six of the Latin American and Caribbean countries, which have publicly changed their stance. Today, it is most unlikely that 18 countries would support retaining Guaidó's nominee as the legitimate representative of Venezuela. But the anachronistic rules of the OAS are such that while only 18 votes were required to impose a representative, a two-thirds majority or 22 votes is needed to reverse the imposition, and thus to correct this wrong.\n\nIt may very well be that, given that 15 of the 33 voting member states of the OAS did not support the April 2019 decision, and eight countries have now publicly changed their position, there are 23 countries that could overturn it.\n\nAll of this sets the stage for a completely different conversation concerning Venezuela; importantly one that will not include the myth that Guaidó is the interim President of the country. That is not to say that he would not remain a participant in any negotiations among the parties in Venezuela to find a solution to the political impasse in that country, but he would not be doing so on the unrealistic premise that has so far been promoted.\n\nBoth the OAS and the IDB, in their functional and financial interest, need to remedy the situation regarding Venezuela. On a wider hemispheric level, credible and practical discussions should be initiated with the government that is in charge of Venezuela in order to reintegrate the country and its resources into the global trading and financial system.\n\nIn that way, desired reforms in Venezuela, could be achieved with benefits to its people, and to the role it could play in the peaceful development and prosperity of the hemisphere.\n\n* Responses and previous commentaries: www.sirronaldsanders.com\n\n(The writer is Antigua and Barbuda's Ambassador to the United States of America and the Organization of American States. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London and Massey College in the University of Toronto).",
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I don't get to compete in front of the home crowd very often so coming home for the trials is always something special for me and to beat the national record in front of the home crowd was just cherry on the top of the performance,\" Charlton said.\n\nAndrews inked his name on the Bahamas under-20 boys' national record in the 110m hurdles with his time of 13.46 to easily wipe out Shamar Sands' mark of 13.67 that he posted on July 20, 2002 at the World Junior Championships in Kingston, Jamaica.\n\nIn securing the win, Andrews beat out the three-man field of Otto Laing, who was second in 14.29 and Jon-Mark Smikle, third in 15.84.\n\n\"I think it was the best I executed all season. I think it was more mind over matter as I went out there and performed my best,\" said Andrews in his tune-up for the World Junior Championships in Cali, Colombia, in August where he intends to run faster with more competition.\n\nAs expected, Miller-Uibo didn't disappoint the fans as she coasted to victory in the women's 400m in 52.62 with collegian Megan Moss returning from Kentucky to pick up second in 53.28 and Jayonya Wilcourt third in 55.24.\n\n\"We had a bit of a wait before the race, which I think resulted in the performance,\" said Miller- Uibo, who wanted to run a little faster. \"I felt pretty good. I just wanted to get through the round. I felt pretty strong, so I think we're in good shape for the World Championships.\"\n\nMiller-Uibo said she's been impressed with Moss and was delighted to see her progress. \"I was really relaxed on the back stretch and coming off the curve, I tried to go for it,\" Moss said.\n\n\"It was such a good opportunity to run against Shaunae. The crowd was so lively and I think that made a difference competing against one of our country's best athletes.\"\n\nThe men's one-lapper saw Gardiner take control on the back stretch and stretched it coming off the curve to take the victory in 45.32. Grand Bahamian Alonzo Russell was second in 46.41 and Bradley Dormeus was third in 46.70.\n\n\"It's been a good season. It's been a short season, but I just want to get ready for the World Championships,\" Gardiner said.\n\n\"I'm looking forward to going out there and competing and doing my best and hopefully bring home a medal for our country.\"\n\nThe women's century was won by Tynia Gaither in a close finish ahead of Anthonique Strachan.\n\nHowever, there was no official time shown.\n\n\"It was good. Very good energy from my competitors and the crowd, so I think we all put together a good race,\" Gaither said. \"We got a good start. It was a competitive start and that basically set up the rest of the race. I feel I am feeling very strong and should be ready for Worlds. This should be a good one.\"\n\nAs a result of no times posted, officials set up an invitational race at the end of Friday's session for those competitors who wanted a time registered.\n\nWhile Gaither opted not to compete, Strachan took the tape in 11.39 over Camille Rutherford (11.71) and Printassia Johnson (11.74).\n\n\"There were six other competitors who competed in the race, so I just went for it,\" said Strachan after the invitational.\n\n\"I would have loved to have Tynia there, but I had to focus on who was there.\"\n\nThe men's straightaway race was won by Grand Bahamian Terrence Jones Jr from Texas Tech in 10.21. Joanue Guiove of Clemson brought some international flavour as he took second in 12.03 with Ian Kerr third in 10.39 and Guiove's Bahamian team-mate Wanya McCoy got fourth in 10.42.\n\n\"It wasn't the exact result I was looking for, but I'm just grateful that I came out healthy,\" said Jones Jr, who is also preparing for the World Championships.\n\n\"My start wasn't as good as I wanted it. I picked it up midway in the race so I was happy to come back. It's always good to be home competing in front of the Bahamian crowd with some good competition.\"\n\nFast Forwards' Zachary Evans prevailed as the under-20 boys' champion in the 100m in 10.41 to hold off Swift Athletics' Carlos Brown Jr (10.45) and Fast Forward's Keano Ferguson (10.65). \"I didn't have a good start like I normally do,\" said Ferguson, who is now preparing to enrol at Purdue University in August. \"I was a little slow with my reaction, but I just held my top end, stayed relaxed and I came through with the win.\"\n\nThe under-20 girls showdown saw Caitlyn Bobb from the Bermuda Pace take the tape in a personal best of 11.70 over Grand Bahamian Shatalya Dorsett, who did 11.71. Asya Stanistaus was third in 12.23.\n\n\"It was a really nice to come and compete here,\" Bobb said. \"I knew some of the girls from competing at CARIFTA, so it was a good chance to compete against them again in their home.\"\n\nDorsett didn't compete against Bobb as she was in the under-17 division at CARIFTA, but the Kenyan Knight representative said she wanted to test the waters before she moves up to under-20 next year.\n\n\"It was good. I felt I executed well. I was working on my start, so it was good to execute the way I did,\" Dorsett said.\n\n\"This was a good opportunity for me to see what I need to work on for next year.\"\n\nIn the men's high jump, Donald Thomas continued to reign supreme as he prepares for the World Championships, topping the field of young collegians with a leap of 7-feet, 4 ½-inches or 2.25 metres. Shaun Miller Jr was the runner-up with 7-0 ½ (2.15m) and Kyle Alcine bowed out at 6-8 ¾ (2.05m).\n\n\"Glad to be home to compete and to do what I had to do,\" Thomas said. \"It was a good competition. The fellows came out and they competed. I came out competed and did what I had to do. I'm just going to go back home and work on what I need to and come back out.\"\n\nAmong the highlights on Saturday's final day of competition was the 200m.\n\nPaige Archer took the title in the under-20 girls 200m race, but no official time was posted.\n\n\"It was surreal. Last year I was hurt and this year there was a lot of doubters and haters, but I had to prove them wrong,\" said an emotional Archer.\n\n\"I thank God for giving me the strength to push through to win it.\"\n\nMiller-Uibo came back and delighted the crowd again in the open women's half-lap race in 22.32 with Strachan giving her a little push down the home stretch in 22.59, while Gaither took third place in 23.19.\n\n\"I think it was pretty good. The only thing was waiting so long before the start of the race,\" Miller- Uibo said. \"Overall I think the race was pretty good. I didn't get to execute the way I wanted to, but I feel good competing here at home.\"\n\nFor Strachan, she said it was all about having some fun.\n\n\"In the call room, we took nothing serious. Doneisha was in there making jokes and so it was great,\" Strachan said. \"I really enjoyed running with my Bahamian team-mates.\"\n\nStrachan, who trains in Jamaica, said the meet was a good indication of the progress she's made this year trusting in the coaching staff to help her to get ready to take up the challenge like she should at the international senior level.\n\nWinning the men's half-lap race was Ian Kerr of Take Off Athletics (20.84() with McCoy following (20.96) and Haiti's Bervensky Pierre (21.41).\n\nIn the distance races, Nathan Duncan got the win for the T-Bird Flyers in the under-20 boys 5,000m in 17:24.63, followed by 4-D Stallions' Christopher Saintus in 17:30.49. Denzel Sawyer also of T-Bird, won the 1,500m in 4:17.64 over Saintus, who did 4:17.65.\n\nAnd Grand Bahamian Erin Barr of the Heats Athletics picked up the win in the under-17 girls' 1,500m in 5:16.77. 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