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Carifta athletes celebrated

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Carifta athletes celebrated

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The achievements of Barbados’ 2014 Carifta track and field athletes, swimmers, chess and water polo players were celebrated on Friday when the Ministry of Sport and the National Sports Council (NSC) hosted a reception in their honour at Almond Bay.
Vice-president Noel “Barney” Lynch spoke on behalf of the Barbados Athletic Association; secretary Tony Selby presented for the Barbados Swimming Association; president Rohan Waithe addressed the gathering for the Barbados Chess Association; and NSC chairman Michael Power spoke before Minister of Sport Stephen Lashley, who said Government was pursuing financial backing to upgrade the National Stadium and other sporting facilities.
He reminded parents and athletes that there were many professional opportunities in sport that could be realised with the proper blending of sport and academics.
Barbadians can look forward to Carifta swimming and chess competitions being held here next year. (KB)