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The Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture, the Honourable Olivia Grange, MP says the Government is giving significant support to the staging of the CARIFTA Swimming Championships being held in Jamaica next month.
During a tour of stadium pool facilities today, Minister Grange said that the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture – through the Sports Development Foundation – had allocated 1.8 million dollars towards the purchase of swimming equipment which will be used during the championships.
Minister Grange observed first hand the progress of repairs at the stadium pools. Work is focussed on replacing pipes and fittings under the pool deck which have been leaking for a long time.
The General Manager of Independence Park Limited (which manages the National Stadium complex) Major Desmon Brown, said the repairs would be completed in time for the start of the CARIFTA Swimming Championships on April 3.
Funding for the repairs at the stadium pools was provided by the Sports Development Foundation.