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Joshua O'Garro makes Cayman Basketball History

August 07, 2020

Caymanian Joshua O'Garro verbally committed to play basketball at the University of Oklahoma, which would make him the first Caymanian to play the sport at the NCAA Division I level.

Josh just finished his junior season season at Santa Clarita High School, in California. At the same time, moving up the recruiting ranks and catching the eye of many programs while playing for his AAU club team. Once he signs his letter of intent, Josh plans on  redshirting his freshman year.

Josh is the son of Dwight and Bobeth O'Garro. Both of his parents have represented Cayman as National Team players on their respective basketball teams and are currently experienced FIBA referees. Josh is also the grandson of Trinidad basketball legend Victor "Voot" O'Garro who is currently the Technical Director of the Cayman Islands Basketball Association.

Social justice messages each NBA player is wearing on his jersey

July 31, 2020

NBA players are taking the court again, with many choosing to wear social justice messages on their jerseys for at least the first four days of the season.

In the wake of widespread protests this spring and summer sparked by the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and others, the league and its players’ union agreed on a list of social justice messages players can choose to put on their jersey in lieu of their last name. The messages will be displayed above the number during the first four days of the season restart, after which players can choose to either simply go back to displaying their last name or keep both the social justice message and their last name on their jersey.

NBA players and coaches kneel during national anthem as season restarts

July 31, 2020

​NBA players and coaches from four teams took a knee during the national anthem in the first set of games since the league paused its season over the coronavirus pandemic. The team members also wore Black Lives Matter shirts and locked arms.

The demonstration, inspired by free-agent NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, calls attention to racial injustice and police brutality. 

In the first game of the season restart, the Utah Jazz defeated the  New Orleans Pelicans 106-104. In Game 2, the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 103=101.

WNBA players support BLM, walk off court during anthem

July 26, 2020

WNBA players for the New York Liberty and Seattle Storm walked off the court during the national anthem at the league’s season opener this weekend at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida,—  a powerful visual statement in support of racial justice and the Black Lives Matter movement. As players left, cameras captured text on the back of their shirts: “Say Her Name.”

Additionally, the game featured a 26-second moment of silence for Breonna Taylor, a Black woman who was fatally shot by police earlier this year in Louisville, Kentucky, in her own apartment. No one has been charged in connection with her death.

NBA Bubble Restart schedule

July 22, 2020

The NBA is getting closer to restarting the 2019-20 season on July 30 inside the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort.

All 22 teams have arrived in Orlando, Florida, and started training camp ahead of seeding games to determine the final standings, a potential playoff play-in series and the standard four-round postseason. Teams also have continued to have regular testing for the coronavirus now that they have cleared the initial quarantine period, though some players have yet to arrive.

SCARS offers virtual training

July 20, 2020

SCARS (Saving Children and Revealing Secrets) Bermuda’s only child sexual abuse prevention charity organization, is now offering virtual training.

Because of COVID-19, SCARS will not provide face-to-face classroom training until the country is fully operational and participants are no longer required to wear masks. 

SCARS ‘Darkness To Light Community Awareness Program’ is a powerful presentation demonstrating the magnitude of the issue of child sexual abuse and the emotional impact it can have on a child, a family and a community.

Click here for more Information and registration

Sullivan receives award for Education contribution

July 11, 2020

Sullivan Phillips, former National Team Captain and now Director of Building Foundations for the Future (BFFF) received the Distinguished Service to Public Education Award from the Montgomery County Board of Education.

This annual award was established to recognise and show appreciation to individuals, groups and organisations that have made exemplary contributions to public education in Montgomery County.

BFFF is a non-profit organisation with a goal to develop a top-notch after-school program that Empowers, Enlightens and Engages young men to change the narrative of the way they think.

Niall Waring wins BBA logo competition

July 09, 2020

Niall Waring is the winner of the BBA's logo competition. Niall is currently a student at the University of Loughborough in the U.K. where he is studying Graphics & Illustration. He was a student at Warwick Academy and finished his secondary school studies at Westtown School in Pennsylvania. 

 

Niall was a member of Bermuda's Under-14 Boys team which competed in the 2013 Global Cup in Orlando, Florida. Niall was also a member of the Hurricanes Basketball Academy Program and continues to play basketball while in university.

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