Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
March 05, 2008
Residents have been urged to prepare themselves to tap into the benefits of the growing sports tourism sub-sector in St. Kitts and Nevis.
Prime Minister Honourable Dr. Denzil Douglas gave the encouragement after touring the Bird Rock athletic stadium on Tuesday. The Prime Minister explained that the track and field facility ““ slated as the venue for the 2008 CARIFTA Games ““ and other sporting facilities including the main stadium Warner Park, will play a vital role in the success of the sub-sector.
“This [the staging of the games] is a big step in the development of sports tourism in St. Kitts and Nevis,” said the Prime Minister. “We continue to be engaged in the transformation of our national economy. We continue to move out of sugar “¦ and establish services, especially tourism related services, as the main stay of this new emerging economy. Sports tourism is one of the planks on which the new economy “¦ will be established.”