Cabinet Applauds Student-Athletes and Coaches for CARIFTA Games Success


CABINET NOTES: The Cabinet invited to its meeting the medalists from the recently-held CARIFTA Games, their coaches and their parents, in order to applaud the teams of people responsible for the athletes’ outstanding performances during the Games.

10 medalists, including track and field athletes, the Javelinist, swimmers and sprinters each introduced themselves and told the Cabinet members how the medal was won.

The coaches also addressed the Cabinet, as did the parents accompanying their children. They all thanked the Cabinet for the role the Executive played in supporting the student-athletes by providing resources to allow their participation in the Games hosted in Grenada and the Bahamas.

Several Cabinet members, including the Minister of Sports, addressed the growing needs of athletes, and the improvements required to produce superior winners.

The Minister of Education also informed the Cabinet that commencing this September, the UWI-Five Islands Campus will offer academic programs in several sports related disciplines.  

The Minister of Education also indicated that discussions have commenced with the Principal of the UWI Five Islands Campus to partner with the Ministry of Sports to develop a national program for the identification and development of our athletes.

 The athletes, their coaches, and their parents were all very pleased.

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