St Kitts and Nevis: St Kitts and Nevis, Prime Minister Terrance Drew has extended his support for the athletes of the Federation who are set to compete in the 50th CARIFTA Games.
In a post on his official Facebook account, the Prime Minister shared a photo and expressed his good wishes for the athletes travelling today and tomorrow to represent their country in the prestigious regional athletics competition.
This year, the Bahamas is going to host the 50 CARIFTA Track & Field Championship, which is going to be held on Easter weekend, 8 to 10 April, at the 50,000-seat Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium in New Providence.
Notably, this year 50 CARIFTA Track & Field Championship coincides with Bahama’s 50th Independence Anniversary, which will bring more than 600 athletes from a total of 28 countries to the competition.
The Bahamas is organizing this year’s championship after so many years because of the COVID pandemic, and reports also indicated that the Bahamas will showcase its largest delegation this year, comprising of a total of 80 athletes.
And this year, Team Bahamas will be under the supervision of eight coaches, three Bahamas managers and a total of five chaperones and John Ingraham as the head coach.
The opening ceremony of the CARIFTA Games will be going held on Friday (7 April 2023) at 4 p.m. 18-year-old Kamarley Newton of Over the Top track club, is SKN’s first male qualifier for the CARIFTA Games 2023, slated to be held in the Bahamas in April.
Newton ran 10.73 at the recently concluded Twilight meet at the Kim Collins Athletic Stadium on Friday 20th, in the Boys 100m Dash Open. The qualifying time for the Men’s U20 100M event is 10:80.
The Prime Minister of the Bahamas also come encouraged the 242 to support Team Bahamas, the G Team, for the 50th Golden CARIFTA Games!