The success of this country’s athletes at the recently held CARIFTA games in Jamaica was recognized at a cocktail event hosted at the residence of the prime minister on Saturday, May 14 2022.
Athletes who brought home silver and bronze medals were presented with a cash prize of $1000, while the rest of the team members who participated received $500, a release from the Agency for Public Information (API) said.
Delivering the feature address, prime minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves said the government is committed to the development of the youth through sports, which is seen through the investment made in developing sporting facilities nationwide.
He called on young people to use the power of their youth to excel.
Minister with responsibility for sports, Frederick Stephenson, who also made remarks at the event praised the athletes for their performances and thanked the coaches and parents who assisted the athletes to prepare for the games.
And, minister of education, Curtis King also praising the young athletes for their performances encouraged them to balance their academic pursuits with their sporting activities.
The St Vincent and the Grenadines track and field athletes to the CARIFTA games bagged five medals- two silver and three bronze.