FREEPORT, Grand Bahama - The Swedish National Handball Team has chosen Pelican Bay at Lucaya, Grand Bahama, as the destination for a training camp from June 13-18, a first for the island. The 40-strong team will combine a series of hard workouts and weight training in the gym under the leadership of Coach Errol Bodie while also taking the opportunity to tour Grand Bahama and experience what it offers.Team Handball is a major well-known sport in Europe, but relatively small in North America. After Soccer, it is the biggest team sport in Europe, ahead of both ice hockey and basketball.
An indoor seven-a-side sport, it is a cross between lacrosse and basketball. It has been an Olympic sport since 1972. After the team's stay on the island, members will travel to San Juan, Puerto Rico for matches against the Puerto Rican Handball National Team. Sweden is host of the 2011 World
Continental Connection, operated by Gulfstream Airlines, announces it is re-establishing its popular daily Freeport - West Palm Beach route. The Fort Lauderdale - Freeport route will remain in the schedule with up to five flights a day.
A spokesman for the airline, which already serves more islands in The Bahamas from the U.S. than any other international carrier, said its decision to reintroduce West Palm Beach flights was based on market demand. " Gulfstream Airlines is focusing resources on serving those Family Islands which have been growing steadily in popularity among travelers from around the globe who largely connect to the charming and often remote treasures of The Bahamas through Ft. Lauderdale, their hub. That effort has had excellent results as it has helped to serve the islands and Gulfstream remains committed to continuing to do so.
Gulfstream takes great pride in providing service from eight