Kudos For St. Kitts – Nevis Sports Tourism

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
March 27, 2008 (SKNIS)

The sporting facilities being constructed by the Ministry of Sports around the island will raise the chances of St. Kitts and Nevis being successful in the sports tourism sub-sector.

This is the firm belief of Donald Lockerbie, President of OLYMPVS INTERNATIONAL LLC – a worldwide sports facility and operations consulting firm, based in North Carolina (USA), Barbados and Switzerland.

Lockerbie, who served as Venue Development Director for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007, is highly respected in international circles and is considered to be the pre-eminent planner of many of the United States’ most acclaimed football and track and field facilities.

He became familiar with St. Kitts and Nevis during his CWC duties, as the refurbished Warner Park served as the venue for first round matches for four teams including world champions Australia as well South Africa. Mr. Lockerbie visited Saint Kitts and Nevis last week and attended the opening of the 37th CARIFTA Games.

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Nevis Rolls Out Red Carpet For Marylebone Cricket Club

Charlestown, Nevis
March 20, 2008

The Nevis Island Administration (NIA) rolled out its welcome mat for the United Kingdom (UK) Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) on Tuesday 18, March with Cocktails at the Mount Nevis Hotel. 
Sports Minister Hon. Hensley Daniel conveyed the sentiments of the NIA that sports broke down barriers and promoted interpersonal and international relationships. He added that the NIA’s thrust was to use cricket to chart a new course for young people on Nevis.
Mr. Daniel referred to the adage that cricket was a gentleman’s game and crime and drugs were against the ideals of cricket.  “I believe sports builds character and personality among young people and that sports through cricket would help young people to reject anti social behaviour,” he said.

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St. Kitts – Nevis Sports Tourism Grows Economy

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
February 25, 2008

The growth of the sports tourism sub-sector in St. Kitts and Nevis means increased opportunities for locals in the sporting and tourism related fields.

During an appearance on SKNIS’ radio magazine programme Perspectives, Director of Sports Dave Connor said that the recent success of the sub-sector is due in large part to the close collaboration between his Department and the St. Kitts Tourism Authority and the benefits are being felt by the man on the street.

He referred to the improvements to the infrastructure which were generated by the hosting of first round matches of the 2007 ICC Cricket World Cup to support his statement. Connor added that persons have benefited from employment opportunities created by the renovation of sporting facilities in St. Pauls, Conaree, St. Peters, Cayon, McKnight and other areas.

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Premier Congratulates Nevis 20/20 Cricket Team

Charlestown, Nevis
February 21, 2008

The Premier of Nevis, Hon. Joseph Parry congratulated the Nevis 20/20 Cricket team, coach Stuart Williams and manager Derek Parry for their performance against Jamaica last Saturday at the Stanford 20/20 Cricket tournament in Antigua. Mr. Parry commended the team Wednesday morning on Choice FM’s popular radio program, “Sports Rap” hosted by Malcolm George.

While on the program, Premier Parry also thanked the former test players: Elquemedo Willett, Keith Arthurton, Carly Tuckett, and two of our greatest Cricketing heroes from Nevis, Mr. Livingston Sargeant and Livingston Lawrence.

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Marylebone Cricket Club Returns To St. Kitts – Nevis

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis February 20, 2008 The Marylebone Cricket Club returns to St. Kitts and Nevis next month, a sign of the continued strengthening of the relationship with the twin-island Federation and it’s budding sports tourism industry. Young …

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