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PM Ben Whiteman

WILLEMSTAD, Curacao, September 18, 2016 – Prime Minister Ben Whiteman, the President of North American Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC) Victor Lopez and Olympians Churandy Martina and Liemarvin Bonevacia were among officials who attended Friday’s official signing of the agreement to host the 46th edition of the CARIFTA Games on the island.

The signing parties included officials of NACAC, the Curacao Athletics Association (CAB) and the Local Organising Committee (LOC).

Also witnessing the signing were Minister of Sports, Irene Dick; NACAC General Secretary Michael Serralta and carifta-games-2017-logorepresentatives of the Chinese Embassy, Curacao Tourism Office and local sponsors.

More than 600 athletes representing 25 Caribbean countries are expected to participate in the FLOW CARIFTA Games scheduled for April 15-17, 2017 at the Ergilio Hato Stadium.

It’s reported that the LOC began preparations for hosting the Games since 2015.

Prime Minister Whiteman has already announced the government’s support for the event, declaring that the administrative process for subsidy has been finalised while assuring the LOC that the funds will be transferred so that the preparations can continue without delay.

It will be the first time Curacao is hosting the CARIFTA Games which began in 1972.

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