30 Mar | Top business entities sponsor Inter-High School Championships

By: Sports Reporter,

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts – A number of top companies in St. Kitts and Nevis have once again come onboard to sponsor the Inter-High School Championships which began yesterday (Mar. 29) at the Silver Jubilee Stadium in Bird Rock.

In a very brief handing over ceremony on Wednesday (Mar. 26) at the Silver Jubilee Stadium, the TDC Group of Companies, Western Union Money Transfer Services, which is also under the TDC umbrella, LIME and CIBC First Caribbean International Bank all handed over donations in the form of cash and kind.

 The contributions were handed over to the Public Relations Officer of the St. Kitts-Nevis Amateur Athletic Association (SKNAAA), Evris Huggins.
Huggins said that the companies have been partnering with them for some time and the SKNAAA appreciates all efforts.
TDC’s Marketing Assistant Dominic Matthew, while giving that company’s contribution, said that the TDC Group has been with the SKNAAA for 37 years, which represents the entity’s commitment to not only track and field but also to the development of youths in St. Kitts and Nevis.
“We wish the SKNAAA all the very best in the next three days and may the best school win. So, on behalf of the TDC Group of Companies, it is with great pleasure we present our 2014 sponsorship package to the SKNAAA,” he said.
With regards to Western Union, Matthew stated: “Three years ago, the Western Union Money Transfer Services came onboard to support track and field in St. Kitts…and we are now for the second year in a row sponsoring the Interschool Track and Field Championships.
“Western Union is very passionate about track and field…and this year it gives us much more pleasure to present our sponsorship package to the SKNAAA. We do believe in these games and we can see the potential in these games. So, on behalf of Western Union Money Transfer Services, we present our package to the SKNAAA.”
LIME, which has been partnering with the Interschool Championships for some 10 years, has moved up the ladder from Silver to Gold sponsors.
LIME representatives Kevin Edwards presented Huggins with a $30 000 cheque.
Edwards said the company is “very dedicated and committed to the promotion of sports activity and positive youth development, and we are very proud to have been able to partner again this year. And not only partner but elevate our partnership to the tune of EC$30 000 in cash and in kind”.
He wished all of the schools the very best in the competition and encouraged everyone to “value every moment”.
CIBC First Caribbean International Bank made their first sponsorship to the event last year (2013) and has once again made a contribution.
Before presenting the bank’s donation, its representative, Mr. Gumbs said the financial institution was very pleased to once again partner with the association “because we believe in youths and the positivity of youths”.
Huggins thanked all of the sponsors for their contributions and “we can guarantee you that your sponsorship would not be taken for granted. Every cent contributed to us would be used for a worthy cause”.
He said the SKNAAA see events such as that as an opportunity to give the youths recreational activities and a balance of education and sports.
The TDC Inter-High School Championships began yesterday afternoon (Mar. 28) and will conclude tomorrow.

25 Mar | Footballers 4X100m Relay at TDC Interschool Championships!

Press Release

The St. Kitts-Nevis Amateur Athletics Association (SKNAAA) in collaboration with Party Central has organized a 4 x 100 m relay for footballers, which will take place on Sunday 30th March, 2014 at the Interschool Championship.

The SKNAAA invites eight (8) teams with four (4) players each to register. Only the first (8) teams will be accepted. Kindly email or call the SKNFA Secretariat to register your teams.

The following information applies to the event:

-       The winning team will receive EC $200.00.

-       Teams are to run in their full jersey – top and bottom. However, should a player wish to run in tights/running pants, it must be the colour of the team’s jersey.

-       Participating players will be given free entrance into Silver Jubilee on Sunday 30th March only.

Please be advised that participating teams must be register their four (4) players, no later than tomorrow, Wednesday 26th March, 2014.


Yours sincerely

St. Kitts-Nevis Football Association

RAMS P 2014

25 Mar | Eleven Records Broken at 2014 RAMS Primary Championship!

Press Release

Eleven Records Broken at 2014 RAMS Primary Championship! 

Basseterre, St. Kitts, 25th March, 2014, A total of (11) eleven records were broken at the just concluded RAM’S Primary School Championships.

Raceem Thomas of Beach Allen Primary broke the record in the Under 13 Boys High Jump with a jump of 1.54m. The previous record was 1.48m set by Jermaine Francis in 2010.

DeKrawnya McSheen of Cayon Primary broke the record in the Under 11 Girls 100m in the heats. Her time was 13.83 seconds and the record was 13.91 seconds set by Olujede Bridgewater in 2012.

Abigale Richards of Cayon Primary broke the record in the Under 11 Girls High Jump with a mark of 1.21m. The previous record was 1.20m set by Earlane Webbe in 2011.

Cayden Bass-Hensley of Immaculate Conception Catholic broke the record in the Under 11 Boys 100m with a time of 13.82 seconds in his preliminary heat. The previous record stood at 13.84 seconds set by Isreal Liburd in 2010.

Jion Phillip of Saddlers Primary School leapt 1.30m in the Under 11 Boys High Jump. The previous record of 1.28m was set by V’Quan Thomas in 2011.

Ketrianna Huggins of Sandy Point Primary (Victrix Ludorum) equaled the record for the Under 13 girls long jump. This mark of 4.50m was first established by Namibia Clavier in 2012.

Trishanie Warner of Sandy Point Primary broke the Under 11 Girls 400m record with a time of 1:06.58. The previous record was 1:07.91 set by Olujede Bridgewater in 2012

Dario Esdaille of Tucker Clarke broke the Under 13 Boys 800m record in a time of 2:28.08. The previous record was 2:28.39 set by Joel Nicholas Henry in 2011. Dario also broke the open Boys 1200m in a time of 3:57.81. This record was previously held by Kalonji Clarke in 2013.

Doctor William Connor Primary broke the record in the Under 9 Girls 4x100m. The record was 1:05.10 set in 2008 by the Beach Allen Primary School. Doctor William Connor broke this record in the prelims with a time of 1:03.1. They then went on the break this new record in the Finals with a time of 1:02.25.

Sandy Point Primary broke their own record in the Girls open 4x400m. The previous record was 4:32.11 set in 2013. Their new record stands at 4:30.58.

For complete results of this year’s championships, visit

Next up is the TDC Interschool Championships scheduled for Friday 28th – Sunday 30th March 2014.

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RAMS Primary Winner

24 Mar | Press Release – Sandy Point Declared winners of the 2014 RAMS Primary Championship!

Sandy Point Declared winners of the 2014 RAMS Primary Championship!

 Basseterre, St. Kitts, 23rd March, 2014, – Thousands turned out on Sunday to witness the final day of the RAMS Primary School Championship, which ended with one of the closest battles ever in the history of the annual contest.

After two days of fierce but friendly competition it was the Sandy Point Primary School that was crowned new champions, narrowly defeating Beach Allen in the last event of the evening.

 Beach Allen was on the road to victory with less than five seconds remaining but their athlete stumbled and fell, giving way to the competitor from Sandy Point to clinch gold and the championship.

All Beach Allen needed to do was hold on to the lead, win gold and secure the title, but that was not to be.

The final medal count sees Sandy Point in First Position, Beach Allen, Second and Dr. William Connor Third, with the 2013 winner, St. Paul’s, in Fourth position.

Here is the full list of winners and medal count:

Sandy Point (SPPS)                                                    10 Gold, 6 Silver, 5 Bronze;

Beach Allen (BAPS)                                                   10 Gold, 5 Silver, 4 Bronze;

Dr. William Connor (DWCP)                                     8 Gold, 6 Silver, 4 Bronze;

St. Paul’s (STPPS)                                                      8 Gold, 6 Silver, 4 Bronze;

Tucker Clarke (TCP)                                                  4 Gold, 2 Silver, 5 Bronze;

Cayon (CPS)                                                               3 Gold, 9 Silver, 7 Bronze;

Tyrell William (TWP)                                                2 Gold, 0 Silver, 1 Bronze;

Newton Ground (NGPS)                                            1 Gold, 2 Silver, 0 Bronze;

ICCS:                                                                          1 Gold, 0 Silver, 4 Bronze;

Saddlers (SPS)                                                             1 Gold, 0 Silver, 2 Bronze;

Bronte Welsh (BWPS)                                                1 Gold, 0 Silver, 0 Bronze;

Edgar T Morris (ETMP)                                            0 Gold, 3 Silver, 0 Bronze

Dean Glasford (DGPS)                                               0 Gold, 2 Silver, 0 Bronze

Dieppe Bay (DBP)                                                     0 Gold, 2 Silver, 0 Bronze

Joshua Obadiah Williams (JOWP)                             0 Gold, 2 Silver, 0 Bronze

Estridge (EPS)                                                             0 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze

Violet Petty (VPP)                                                     0 Gold, 0 Silver, 1 Bronze

George Moody Stuart (GMS)                                    0 Gold, 0 Silver, 0 Bronze

Irish Town Primary (ITP)                                          0 Gold, 0 Silver, 0 Bronze

The winning teams received $2,300, $1,600, $1,300, $1,100, $1,000 and $800.

Under 9  (Male)

Winner: Lenny Dowell                       - Tyrell Williams Primary School

Under 9 Female

Winner: Kyema Rawlins                     - Dr. William Connor Primary School

Under 11 (Male)

Winner: Sharmar Cannonier   - Edgar T Morris Primary School

Under 11 (Female)

Winners: Trishanie Warner                 – Sandy Point Primary School

Dekrawnya McSheen             – Cayon Primary School

Under 13 Male

Winner: Lamar Williams                     - Newton Ground Primary School

 Under 13 Female

Winner: Ketriana Huggins                   – Sandy Point Primary School

Lamar Williams of the Newton Ground Primary was declared Victor Lodorum while Ketriana Huggins from the Sandy Point Primary won Victrix Lodorum.

The next major event to look forward to is the TDC Inter-School Championship, starting on Friday, 28th March, at 12noon, and resuming on Saturday with the final day on Sunday.

The St. Kitts and Nevis Amateur Athletic Association has expressed great satisfaction with this year’s event. Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee and Vice President of the Association, Val Henry said that the association is extremely pleased with the huge crowd support on both days, but especially Sunday. He said the crowd size was much bigger this year compared to previous and recent years. The LOC Chairman also congratulated the winning school Sandy Point and runners-up Beach Allen and Dr. William Connor. He also had high praise for the other schools, such as Irish Town Primary and George Moody, who although did not win medals, performed creditably, said Henry.

The SKNAAA Vice President said that the continued support and sponsorship from RAMS Group of companies is truly what has made the event it has become. Thanks were also expressed to Delisle Walwyn, Department of Sport, Kantours and the St. Kitts Business Connections, which served as the association’s social media partners.

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15 Mar | Bulletin Board Notice- Vendor Rates for 2014 Championships

Bulletin Board Notice

 All persons desirous of becoming a vendor at the RAM’S Primary School Championships 22nd – 23rd March 2014 and the TDC Interschool Championships 28th – 30th March 2014 are hereby informed of that the deadline for registration is Tuesday 18th and Friday 21st March 2014 respectively. Forms must be submitted to the SKNAAA Secretariat on or before the required deadline.

The daily vending rates are as follows:

Items RAMS Primary TDC Interschool
BBQ EC$250.00 EC$350.00
Drinks (Including Alcoholic Beverages) EC$400.00 EC$500.00
Food EC$300.00 EC$350.00
Ice Cream EC$200.00 EC$275.00
Snacks EC$100.00 EC$150.00
Snow Cone EC$150.00 EC$175.00
Bouncing Castle EC$200.00 EC$200.00
Pop Corn EC$125.00 EC$150.00
Pizza EC$400.00 EC$500.00

Please be further informed that no signs and advertising materials are allowed other than the name of the bar, the menu or list of items for sale.

Forms can also be collected submitted and from the TDC Marketing and Client Relations Office, Fort Street, Basseterre. 

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CARIFTA Trials Photo

11 Mar | Multiple Qualifiers for 2014 CARIFTA Games

Press Release

 Basseterre, St. Kitts, 10th March 2014, – Within the first quarter of the 2014 Calendar Year, the St. Kitts and Nevis Amateur Athletic Association (SKNAAA) has had a very successful term.

  A total of twenty (20) athletes from across the Federation have qualified thus far to participate in the 2014 CARIFTA Games after attaining performance standards prior to and during the CARIFTA Trials held on Saturday 8th March 2014. Qualifying marks were attained in the sprints, mid-distance, hurdles, jumps and throws.

According to Mr. Timothy Morton, the SKNAAA Coaches Coordinator, “this is well beyond our expectations. Our target was basically to widen the pool of qualifiers not limiting to traditional sprint and jumps.”

He also added, “Over the past decade, we have been introducing a number of events unpopular to our Federation and can now see the benefit of our investment. I am elated to see multiple qualifiers in an event such, as the 400m hurdles, which was introduced about (5) five years ago. This also proves to me that the sky is the limit.”

The next activity on the Association’s athletic calendar is the RAMS Primary School Championships slated for 22nd - 23rd March 2014, which will be immediately followed by the TDC Interschool Championships slated for 28th - 30th March 2014.

Most of the qualifying athletes are expected to compete at the TDC Interschool Championships. Athletes who have not yet met the standard will also use the Championships to do so, as the deadline for qualifying is 31st March 2014.  The final team selection would be determined by the SKNAAA’s Selection Committee, which would then be ratified by the SKNAAA Executive Committee.

The 2014 CARIFTA Games will be held in Martnique April 18th – 21st 2014. For more information, visit

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10 Mar | Press Release- CenPOS Private Primary School Championships

Press Release 

Basseterre, March 7th, 2014: CenPOS Limited in collaboration with the St Kitts Department of Sport will be hosting the inaugural Private Primary Schools Championship on Tuesday March 11th 2014. Admission is free for all.

The event will take place at the Silver Jubilee Athletic Stadium in Bird Rock, with two sessions running from 9 a.m. until 12 noon and from 2 p.m. until all events and festivities are completed. The four participating schools are the Immaculate Conception Catholic School, the George Moody Stuart (Factory) School, the Maurice Hillier Memorial School and the St Kitts International (SKI) Academy.

Describing the upcoming Championships as a benchmark event, Gary Smith, Sales Executive at CenPOS, disclosed that a committee assisted by officials from the Department of Sport and other support mechanisms will be deployed to ensure the safety and success of the meet.

Mr Smith emphasised that providing the students with the opportunity to display their talents was the priority of all stakeholders. He further revealed CenPOS’ goal to eventually transform the Championships into a regional event, with participating athletes from private primary schools across the Eastern Caribbean.

CenPOS and the Department of Sport would like to thank Carib Brewery and Island Purified Water for their partnership and kind contributions towards this event.

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07 Mar | Rogers and Lawrence advanced to Semi-Finals

Basseterre, St. Kitts, 7th March 2014, – St. Kitts and Nevis’ sprinting sensations Jason Rogers and Brijesh Lawrence created history moments ago, as they both advanced to the semi-finals round of the men’s 60m at the 2014 World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland.

Running in heat (3) three of six (6), Rogers won comfortably and automatically advanced with a time of 6.59 seconds. Lawrence ran in the 6th and final heat and placed 4th with a time of 6.63 seconds. His heat was dubbed as the most competitive as the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th place finishes were determined by the cameras. In the end, he was successful in advancing to the next round as the fastest qualifier based on time.

Both athletes are expected to compete at 1:30pm (St. Kitts / Nevis time), tomorrow Saturday 8th February 2014.

“I am very proud of Jason and Brijesh. Both young men went out and did exactly what we expected them to do, which was to execute well and advance to the next round. We would like to wish them the very best in their semi-final round and remain hopeful that they will advance to the finals” said Glenville Jeffers, President of the SKNAAA.

For more information, visit the SKNAAA website or the IAAF website at


07 Mar | Jason Rogers and Brijesh Lawrence compete at 1:40pm Local Time

Sopot, Poland, 7th March, 2014. – Jason Rogers and Brijesh Lawrence will compete in the first round of the Men’s 60m at the 2014 World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland.

Rogers and Lawrence will be running at 1:40pm local time in heat number 3 and 6 respectively. For more information, visit .

HEAT 1 07 MAR 2014 18:40

Details 2 364 Tom KLING-BAPTISTE SWEDENSWE 6.65 6.65
Details 3 282 Jean Thierie FERDINAND MAURITIUSMRI 7.05
Details 4 368 Sibusiso MATSENJWA SWAZILANDSWZ 7.04
Details 5 387 Marvin BRACY UNITED STATESUSA 6.48 6.48
Details 6 241 Fabio CERUTTI ITALYITA 6.65 6.55
Details 7 255 Kimmari ROACH JAMAICAJAM 6.59 6.59
Details 8 416 Gerald PHIRI ZAMBIAZAM 6.58 6.58

HEAT 2 07 MAR 2014 18:47

Details 2 139 Bingtian SU PR OF CHINACHN 6.57 6.55
Details 3 363 Adam ZAVACKÝ SLOVAK REPUBLICSVK 6.67 6.67
Details 4 302 Cristian LEGUIZAMÓN PARAGUAYPAR 7.13
Details 5 396 Trell KIMMONS UNITED STATESUSA 6.49 6.45
Details 6 261 Yoshihide KIRYU JAPANJPN 6.59 6.59
Details 8 366 Odain ROSE SWEDENSWE 6.64 6.62

HEAT 3 07 MAR 2014 18:54

Details 1 145 Peimeng ZHANG PR OF CHINACHN 6.71 6.58
Details 2 313 Remigiusz OLSZEWSKI POLANDPOL 6.63 6.63
Details 3 357 Jason ROGERS SAINT KITTS AND NEVISSKN 6.52 6.52
Details 5 129 T.J. LAWRENCE CANADACAN 6.60 6.60
Details 6 358 Solomon BOCKARIE SIERRA LEONESLE 6.82 6.82
Details 7 113 Warren FRASER BAHAMASBAH 6.54 6.54

HEAT 4 07 MAR 2014 19:01

Details 2 245 Nesta CARTER JAMAICAJAM 6.53 6.49
Details 3 329 Samuel FRANCIS QATARQAT 6.61 6.54
Details 4 299 Barakat Mubarak AL-HARTHI OMANOMA 6.78 6.67
Details 5 284 Benjamín VÉLIZ NICARAGUANCA
Details 7 355 Calvin KANG LI LOONG SINGAPORESIN 6.80 6.80
Details 8 202 Richard KILTY GREAT BRITAIN & N.I.GBR 6.53 6.53

HEAT 5 07 MAR 2014 19:08

Details 2 226 Paul WILLIAMS GRENADAGRN 6.69 6.69
Details 3 230 Rolando PALACIOS HONDURASHON 6.62
Details 4 310 Dariusz KUC POLANDPOL 6.60 6.59
Details 5 214 Lucas JAKUBCZYK GERMANYGER 6.56 6.56
Details 6 114 Adrian GRIFFITH BAHAMASBAH 6.63 6.63
Details 7 330 Femi OGUNODE QATARQAT 6.51 6.51
Details 8 102 Ddoyd BROWN ARUBAARU

HEAT 6 07 MAR 2014 19:15

Details 2 279 Riste PANDEV F Y REP. OF MACEDONIAMKD 6.87 6.86
Details 3 132 Gavin SMELLIE CANADACAN 6.60 6.60
Details 4 356 Brijesh LAWRENCE SAINT KITTS AND NEVISSKN 6.62 6.62
Details 6 228 Adam HARRIS GUYANAGUY 6.55 6.55
Details 7 418 Gabriel MVUMVURE ZIMBABWEZIM 6.70 6.68
Details 8 192 Dwain CHAMBERS GREAT BRITAIN & N.I.GBR 6.52 6.42

05 Mar | Athletic Association establishes Commission for Reconciliation

                                                                           Press Release

Basseterre, St. Kitts, 5th March, 2014 – The governing body for athletics in St. Kitts and Nevis has taken steps to establish a special Commission to craft a new process that would lead to more harmonious and productive working relations between athletes, the Executive and the Association generally.

The Commission is comprised primarily of senior members of the newly elected Executive and is headed by Vice President-Val Henry, and also includes General Secretary- Francil Morris, Treasurer- Burchelle Crooke, Assistant Secretary/Treasurer- Valerie Mason and Enoete Inanga appointed by the Athletes Commission.

Commission Chairman Henry said that generally, the responsibilities of the task force will be to establish dialogue with member athletes of the SKNAAA in St. Kitts and Nevis and overseas, to better understand their concerns, the issues affecting them and to receive recommendations that they may have to help in the advancement of the sport, their performance and the association.

He said the effort will be to create the opportunity for the truth and full picture of all past issues to be highlighted, discussed in a cordial fashion and permanently resolved.

Henry indicated however that the committee was only established on 19th February, 2014, and is still preparing to carry out its mandate and has not yet formally met with or spoken to interested parties. He assured however that such dialogue will commence later this week because the SKNAAA wants to create a new paradigm for better relations, recognizing that there have been challenges in the past.

He said to avoid misunderstandings in the future they are also hoping to enhance and fully outline to all stakeholders, the criteria for selection of athletes for the various competitions at home and overseas. This will be done in collaboration with other relevant Commissions of the Association and will incorporate the views of athletes.

Henry also explained that the Commission wants to ensure that going forward there is regular and formal interaction between athletes and management and will be working to enhance the mechanism to facilitate this task.

One other responsibility to be fulfilled is the creation of new protocols for arbitration, when there is conflict between athletes and management.

Henry said their approach will be transparent and their work will be conducted in a spirit of fairness and one that is respectful and friendly.

He said that the Commission and the Executive of the SKNAAA are fully open to dialogue with all athletes to resolve any outstanding matter that may exist, from both sides. The Vice President stated that the new Executive has been kept busy over the past weeks in preparation for various important events, such as the TDC Interschool Championships, RAMS Primary School Championships, CARIFTA Trials, and the Development Meets, but they thought it was also important enough to dedicate some time for the establishment of this special commission.

The Commission Chairman said the SKNAAA Executive shares the desire to see the timely resumption of the services of all athletes and this is why it is critical for there to be early dialogue to work towards that objective, as it begins to turn its attention to some of the other major events on the local and international Athletics Calendar for 2014. It has already made an appeal for all athletes to make themselves available to provide the required assistance and cooperation to aid the work of the Commission.

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