Registration for Saturday's Sports Conference still open, Cuban delegation will attend to explore possible areas of cooperation

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Sports Minister Dr. Rhoda Arrindell Sports Minister Dr. Rhoda Arrindell

Great Bay, St. Martin – Participants who have yet not registered or indicated that they would be participating in the Sports Conference which will be held this Saturday, September 3, 2011, may still do so by contacting the Youth and Sports Section of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs during working hours on Friday, September 2, 2011.

According to a press release issued by the Cabinet of the Minister, the Conference is open to the general public, especially those interested in sports. Participants simply have to show up at 8:00AM on Saturday, at the University of St. Martin, where the conference will be held.

The Sports Conference, which is organized under the theme, "Raising the bar in sports: 2011 and beyond," is aimed at discussing the future of sports on the island and how to achieve better results through a more professional and structured approach.

The Minister of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs, Dr. Rhoda Arrindell, will open the Conference with a presentation on an integrated Sports Policy that will be tabled for discussion.

A delegation from Santiago de Cuba, Cuba, that includes the Dean of the University of Science, Physical Education and Sports, and the Deputy Director General of Sports of the Province of Santiago de Cuba, will also attend the Sports Conference.

The delegation is visiting the island at the invitation of the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports and Youth Affairs. Meetings have been scheduled with different sports associations and organizations to explore the possibilities of bilateral cooperation with Cuba in the area of sports.

The Sports Conference will end at 4:00PM with a "team building" exercise. There is no registration fee, however, all participants are asked to be punctual and come ready to have a meaningful discussion about the way forward where it concerns sports on the island.

Last modified on Friday, 02 September 2011 00:36
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