Nevisian Athletes – 2023 CARIFTA Games
Troy Liburd, the Minister of Education and Sports in Nevis congratulated six athletes from Nevis who are part of the St. Kitts and Nevis national team participating in the 2023 CARIFTA Games in The Bahamas. At a brief ceremony, the Minister praised the athletes for qualifying for the regional athletics competition, where they will compete against young athletes from over 20 countries. This year, the St. Kitts and Nevis delegation consists of 19 athletes.
The Minister expressed hope that the athletes’ participation in the games will be the start of something big, as he sees a lot of potential in them. He encouraged them to run hard and do their best, which will make everyone proud in the Federation and especially in Nevis.
The Minister also urged the student athletes (#ad) to excel in their academic studies, pledging the NIA’s full support in their sporting and educational development. He stated that the Ministry and Government are committed to helping young people fulfill their potential, not just as athletes but as students as well, since academic success can lead to opportunities for scholarships at universities.
Mr. Brian Dowe, Deputy Director in the Department of Sports and Mr. Kevin Barrett, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, also wished the Nevis athlete contingent luck at the competition. The athletes who were present at the ceremony- Leon Thompson Jr, Kaliyah Jones, and Kenron Freeman- thanked the Ministry officials, their parents, coaches, and other well-wishers for their encouragement and support, vowing to do their best at the Games.
The six Nevisian athletes who will compete in the Games were listed, along with the events they will participate in. The St. Kitts and Nevis team will depart for the Bahamas on Wednesday and will be joined at the meet by their overseas members. The Games will take place in Nassau, Bahamas from April 8 to 10