IT HASN’T BEEN A ROSY START to the 44th CARIFTA Games for the team sporting blue, yellow and black in St Kitts/Nevis.
Before Barbados’ athletes could take to the track for the first events at the regional meet last night, some team members had no rooms, and were forced to sleep on floors and on roll-away beds at their Marriott Hotel in the island’s capital of Basseterre, Thursday night.
Blame it on miscommunication between the hotel and the CARIFTA Games organising committee.
“It’s very unfortunate what happened. I’m not in a position to say exactly whose fault it is, but the hotel wasn’t expecting Barbados to arrive until today (yesterday),” Marriott’s director of event planning Andrew Cloudy told the SATURDAY SUN by telephone link-up from the twin-island nation yesterday.
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