For some time, we have been literally begging the governmental authorities in St Vincent and the Grenadines to give due consideration to sport tourism as a viable economic option that can bring immeasurable benefits to the country over time.
We have just had another Easter weekend with thousands of people moving across the Caribbean. There is little doubt that the Easter weekend is the period that witnesses the largest movement of Caribbean peoples between our beautiful islands yet there is no concerted effort made to bring some sense of systematisation to this reality.
The official launch of the Caribbean Sports Journalists’ Association (CASJA) in Nassau, Bahamas, on Sunday 25 May 2014 may well be a sign of hope for a new beginning amongst sport journalism in the Caribbean.
St Vincent and the Grenadines joined the rest of the Caribbean in agreeing the hosting of the International Cricket Council’s Cricket World Cup in 2007 (CWC2007).
A recent commentary by Rohan Thomas raised once more the issue of sport tourism and the possible potential that a thrust in this direction may have for a country like St Vincent and the Grenadines.
We are into the tourist season again and with the Vincentian economy in trouble it may well be time for us to engage in a re-think of sport tourism as an option to bring additional revenue to St Vincent and the Grenadines.
This is not the first time that this Column seeks to address the matter of the vast potential that this country has in respect of the sports tourism nor will it be the last. There has been much talk in this country about a shift in focus from what has been the norm for many […]