LIAT flies regional officials to Guadeloupe for Sports seminar


ST. JOHN’S, Antigua, June 09, 2010 – Regional airline LIAT has collaborated with the French Athletic Federation to facilitate the participation of three officials from the sporting fraternity in Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados and St. Vincent and the Grenadines in a recent international seminar on Athletics in the Caribbean.

LIAT provided air transportation for Senator Cecil McKie, the Junior Sports Minister in St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Anne Jonas, Coordinator Planning  and Project Management in the Office of the Minister of State for Sports in Antigua and Barbuda; and Patrick Best, Board Member of the Barbados National Sports Council.

The aim of the seminar was to discuss the need for better sporting structures and to look at ways to facilitate closer collaboration between Athletic Federations throughout the Caribbean.

Speaking on behalf of the group, Senator McKie said that the initiative was both important and timely, noting that for too long now there has been a distinct separation between sporting activities in the French-speaking territories and those in the English-speaking  Caribbean.

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