March 25, 2008
Minister of Sports in the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) the Hon. Hensley Daniel said athletes represented the regions greatest hope for the future of the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA) games. He called on sports agencies across the Caribbean to pay special attention to the athletes in their localities to ensure even better performances in future games.
Mr. Daniel made the statement while he welcomed delegates for the 37th Congress of CARIFTA games on Sunday March 23rd at the Four Seasons Resort.
“I am particularly asking that we use this opportunity in that context to ensure that the St Kitts and Nevis Amateur Athletic Association (SKNAAA) which is based in St. Kitts and the Nevis Amateur Athletic Association (NAAA) which is based in Nevis find creative ways of ensuring that both athletes on both sides of the Narrows ensure tremendous success.
“And as such we want to ensure that our engagement with North American and Caribbean Associations Council (NACAC) and all the other agencies pay some attention to our athletes in their locality so that in the next CARIFTA and succeeding CARIFTA events we will have more athletes and we will be able to see a greater display of performance,” he said.