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  • A three-member delegation from the Nevis Island Administration is in Jamaica to observe the 2016 Inter-Secondary Schools Boys and Girls Athletic Championships, and to seek partnerships in sports.
  • Minister Grange told the group that she is happy to share and provide any kind of assistance in the area of sport to her Caribbean neighbours.
  • During the group’s four-day stay, Miss Blackwood said they will visit the G.C. Foster College in St Catherine to meet with senior management and academic staff of the institution.

A three-member delegation from the Nevis Island Administration is in Jamaica to observe the 2016 Inter-Secondary Schools Boys and Girls Athletic Championships, and to seek partnerships in sports.

The group is headed by the Minister of Social Development, Youth, Sport, Community Development and Basic Needs, Hon. Hazel Brandy Williams.  She is accompanied by the Assistant Secretary in the Ministry, Michelle Liburd and Director of Sports, Jamir Claxton.

The group was met on arrival on March 16, at the Norman Manley International Airport, in Kingston, by the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport,  Hon. Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange and other Government officials.

Minister Grange told the group that she is happy to share and provide any kind of assistance in the area of sport to her Caribbean neighbours. She also spoke about the importance of the Championships, which she said, was created as a nursery for a more advanced track and field programme.

Senior Director for Sports in the Ministry,  Florette Blackwood, told JIS News that the team is in the island to forge special partnerships in sports, especially in the area of Track and Field.

“As our Caribbean neighbours, they are looking at possible areas of technical assistance that could be offered to them to further enhance the general talent and performance skills of their elite athletes,” she said.

During the group’s four-day stay, Miss Blackwood said they will visit the G.C. Foster College in St Catherine to meet with senior management and academic staff of the institution.

The group will also meet with officials of the Sports Development Foundation and the Caribbean School of Sports Science, University of Technology, to explore the possibility of collaboration.