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Bahamian sprint champion Miller-Uibo smashes three records in one meet

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From IAAF Diamong League

#Monaco, French Riviera – Friday July 20, 2018 – The record reveals that no woman has run faster than Shaunae Miller-Uibo in the past nine years; the Bahamian sprint champion today set another astounding record.

Monaco was the place, the 400m was the race and Miller-Uibo hit her target in the one lap when she clocked ‘sub 49’ with a final 48.97 seconds.

SportsMax reports that, “The time was a new national record, personal best, Diamond League and meet record. The last time a woman ran 48 seconds for the one-lap sprint was in 2009 when Sanya Richards-Ross clocked 48.83s.”

There were some other records shattered with that amazingly fast time, including a personal best for Shanae, a Diamond League Meet record and a new national record for her home country, The Bahamas.  

“The crowd here is amazing, Naser was doing a great race and that helped too. You know it was my only fourth race over the 400m this season. We are trying with my coach different racing strategies. This was faster first 200 m or something like that. Next goal is to remain consistent on this level and long-term another barrier that is 48 seconds.”

Second in the event was Salwa Eid Naser of Bahrain at 49.08 with the USA’s, Shakima Wimbley coming in third place in a time of 50.85s.

Shaunae told reporters that right now, she was just ‘tired’ after what is hailed as a legendary race for the 24-year old champion.

 

FROM 2018 IAAF DIAMOND LEAGUE – With an incredible 48.97s 400m race, Shaunae MILLER-UIBO (BAH) manages to become the world leader while simultaneously beating the Diamond League Record, Meeting Record, National Record and her Personal Best! Salwa Eid NASER (BRN) earns a beautiful second place and also beats her personal best with 49.08s.

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Bahamas Consulate Opens in LA

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Rashaed Esson

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#Bahamas#LosAngeles, February 19th, 2024 – The Bahamas Consulate General in Los Angeles, United States. officially opened on February 19th, 2024, by Prime Minister Philip Davis, reaffirming the commitment of the Government to protect all Bahamians as well as The Bahamas’ Economic interests and provide consular support for Bahamians on the West Coast of the United States. This was announced by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a press release.

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NBA’s Buddy Hield appointed as Ambassador

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Rashaed Esson

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#BuddyHield#Bahamas, February 19th, 2024 – Accomplished Bahamian Basketball player Chavano Buddy Hield, has been appointed as Ambassador-at-Large for Sports and Cultural Achievement, by the Davis Administration. This is a major accomplishment recognizing, according to the Office of the Prime Minister, Hield’s outstanding journey from Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama to the NBA as well as his commitment to inspire Bahamians. Prime Minister Philip Davis speaking at his Credential Presentation, expressed great appreciation to Hield. He said “Thank you for being a shining example of what it means to be truly great, both on and off the court. Congratulations Ambassador.”

 

 

 

 

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UNDP appoints new Resident Representative for The Bahamas

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[Nassau, 6 February 2024] – The United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) newly appointed Resident Representative for The Bahamas, Kishan Khoday presented his credentials to Director General in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Jerusa Ali yesterday at the Ministry.

As Resident Representative assigned to the UNDP Multi-Country Office in Jamaica, Mr. Khoday also represents UNDP in The Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, and Turks and Caicos Islands. 

Mr. Khoday, a Canadian national of Indian descent, is currently leading a team from the Kingston office on the first leg of an official mission to The Bahamas and Bermuda. While in Nassau, he will also meet with Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Honourable Vaughn Miller; Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources, Honourable Jomo Campbell as well as other officials from the Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Finance; Ministry of Social Services and Community Development and the National Commission for Persons with Disabilities.

In welcoming the new Resident Representative, Ms Ali lauded significant areas of ongoing cooperation with the UNDP including disaster resilience and climate change adaptation and mitigation. She also outlined other key areas for potential collaboration related to digitization and data collection. 

Mr. Khoday pledged continuing support for The Bahamas’ development aspirations anchored on an inclusive and sustainable approach that leaves no one behind. He lauded the significant partnership between UNDP and the Government on the nation’s disaster management, climate resilience, biodiversity and debt management agendas, as well as investments in community-based action through the UNDP-implemented GEF Small Grants Programme and the India-funded Abaco Shelter project. He said that through the current Country Programme (CP)(2022-2026), UNDP offers a strategic approach to combating multidimensional poverty and advancing climate resilient, nature-based pathways, leveraging UNDP’s capacities in innovation, digitalization, and sustainable finance. “As we near the 50th anniversary of UNDP cooperation in The Bahamas, I look forward to building on our long-standing history and expanding cooperation in a way that builds resilience to multi-dimensional crises and advances results under the SDGs. This includes our partnerships for social inclusion and community empowerment; climate resilience and biodiversity, disaster management and sustainable finance,” he stated.

Mr. Khoday has served with UNDP for 25 years, having coordinated over USD $1 billion in country programming to help partners and communities around the world advance inclusive and sustainable development pathways. This included tours of duty with UNDP Country Offices in China, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia and with UNDP’s regional offices for the Middle East and North Africa based in Egypt and Jordan. Prior to joining the UN, Mr. Khoday worked with government and community organizations in his home countries of Canada and India on issues of poverty reduction, ecological resilience, and community empowerment. 

Mr. Khoday is a scientist and lawyer, holding a Juris Doctorate specializing in constitutional, international, and environmental law; a Master of Science in natural resource management focused on land and water systems, and a Bachelor of Science in agriculture specializing in biodiversity and ecological change. The UNDP Resident Representative is a frequent speaker at international conferences and policy dialogues on the development agenda and a recognized thought leader on strategic issues such as climate change, ecosystem resilience, constitutionalism, postcolonial and decolonial theory, and resilience-based approaches to development, having published extensively on these and other issues.

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