Linking sports and tourism in SVG

The announcement by the newly-elected government of a ministerial portfolio designated Tourism and Sports must be one that is welcomed by all who are involved in sports in St Vincent and the Grenadines, especially those who have long since been calling for due recognition to be given to sports tourism in the national development process.
Perhaps it should be noted here that under the previous administration of the NDP, the then Director of Tourism, Vera Ann Brereton, had understood the importance of the critical linking of sports and tourism and had actually placed the position of a sports tourism officer in her long term plan for the development of the portfolio.