‘UB Mingoes’ Brand and Mascot Launched

That was the chant of University of The Bahamas (UB) students Monday, February 27, as the institution officially unveiled, ‘Mingoes,’ its new athletics brand and mascot.

Mingoes’ is the brainchild of Renbert Mortimer, artist and alumnus of UB, who is responsible for leading the concept, creation and branding initiative of the mascot.

It is “a majestic, flamingo-like representation of what we see in UB; it is the essence of our spirit. This spirited beast is fierce, it is bold; it is courageous,” said Mr. Mortimer.

Kimberley Rolle, Director of UB athletics, said the mascot is expected to be entrenched in the life of the university and is not solely for athletics purposes.

UB President Dr. Rodney Smith described it as an “historic” day for the university. He said student athletes are already making their presence felt in the country as well as outside of the country, and it is anticipated that UB’s athletes will be competitive winners and the institution will host tournaments in years to come.

President Smith informed that fundraising for student athletes is in progress. “One of the big things we talked about is endowed student scholarships.  Want to make sure our student athletes get the very best opportunities possible. We have a lot of work to do but we’re well on our way. I know without a shadow of a doubt that UB Mingoes will make their presence felt.”

The athletics Director said over the past three years the athletics department has worked assiduously to develop competitive teams and attract the very best cadre of student athletes and coaches.  She said UB is beginning to see the results in the performance of their athletes, locally and internationally, as well as calibre of coaches. In track and field, soccer and basketball UB is becoming a force to reckon with.

UB currently has six athletic teams including men and women’s basketball, soccer and softball. The Director said plans are afoot to expand the department to include golf, sailing and baseball programmes.

Alumni and friends of UB are invited to support the Men’s Basketball Team when they play on Thursday, March 2, at 2:00 pm at the Oakes Field Campus. At 8:30 pm on Saturday, March 4, UB Mingoes will play against the Pros Basketball Team at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium.

You may also be interested in reading...

Food Assistance Prepaid Cards reach Cat Island

May 2, 2017

On Monday, 24th April, 2017 representatives of the Department of Social Services of the Ministry of Social Services and Community Development visited Cat Island to distribute visa pre-paid cards to


PM Christie Remarks at Carnival Cruise Lines Heads of Agreement Signing

May 2, 2017

We have gathered here today for the signing of an historic Agreement with Carnival Cruise Lines for the establishment of a cruise port and destination in Eastern Grand Bahama. In


UB holds Charter Celebration Ceremony in Grand Bahama

May 1, 2017

Minister for Grand Bahama, Dr. the Hon. Michael Darville, congratulated the government and staff of the University of The Bahamas Northern Campus during their Charter Celebration Ceremony and Plaque Unveiling


Support Stronger Bahamas on your website!


Thank you

for supporting

Stronger Bahamas.

To add our Stronger Bahamas banner to your website, please have your site's administrator copy the code snippet below and paste it into the appropriate area of your site.

Share your voice!