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Representatives of sporting organizations meet with COVID-19 Task Force

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By Devonne Cornelius

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): Sporting events are set to resume in St. Kitts and Nevis once the green light is given by the Federal Cabinet in consultation with the National COVID-19 Task Force. 

Mr. Abdias Samuel, Chair of the National COVID-19 Task Force, while speaking on the January 19 edition of the COVID-19 Press Briefing, revealed that talks are underway with the St. Kitts and Nevis Athletics and the Nevis Drag Racing Association to allow their respective events to resume safely. 

“Yesterday [Jan. 18, 2022] the COVID-19 Task Force met with St. Kitts and Nevis Athletic Association and we discussed the resumption of athletic meets…and we will be receiving a proposal from St. Kitts and Nevis Athletic Association in terms of some of the guidance we have given them so that we can have this document and process it to the Cabinet and to get the Cabinet’s blessings and then reported back to the Association for these meets to commence as soon as possible,” Mr. Samuel said. 

He added: “We have given them our fullest commitment that we want these meets to begin in a safe manner; however, we must be cognizant of what we are facing right now with this [COVID-19] fourth wave. 

We have also received a submission from the race association on Nevis and that is also under review as they too want to resume some activities with the race track in the St. James’ area on Nevis. So we will be communicating our deliberations to them once this has gone through the process established.”

A representative of the St. Kitts and Nevis Athletics told WINN on Thursday (Jan. 20) that they are near ready to resume activities and the “Twilight Meet” is among the list of events to take place once approval is given by the relevant authorities. 

The Nevis Drag Racing Association said no official events are on the calendar but hopes practices can resume upon approval. 

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