Olympic Education – critical to our development

National Sports Consultation
The NOC was instrumental in the organisation of a National Sports Consultation held at the Jaycees Complex, 17-18 May 1991.
Presentations were made by Michael Findlay – Sports Infrastructure, Carl Glasgow – Proposals for a system of playing fields and sporting facilities in St Vincent and the Grenadines, Keith Joseph – Problems affecting sports in St Vincent and the Grenadines, Gloria Ballantyne – Hosting a Tournament, Jackson Johnson – Sports as a contributor to integrated development, Lennox John – Sports Administration, and Donnie DeFreitas – The way forward.
There were 61 participants at this important activity which actually attempted to give greater direction to the conclusions of a symposium on sports held by the Ministry of Sports in 1990, under the leadership of the then Sports Officer, Houston Payne.
The Government Printery graciously published several copies of the final document of the consultation. These were delivered to the various national sports associations.

Regional Seminar
While the Malaysians were lobbying the NOCs of the Caribbean relative to their bid to host the 16th Commonwealth Games, 1998, the NOC pressed for the right to host a Regional Sports Administration Seminar. This Seminar was organised at the Jaycees Complex, 11-14 January 1993.
Presentations were made by some experts from Malaysia: Abdul Wahab Adam, Secretary General of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Mazlan Ahmad, Director General, National Sports Council of Malaysia, Mrs Kuzaimah, Director, Development Division, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Rahim Harun, Head of the Athlete Training Unit, National Sports Council, Phua Tai Neng, Head of the Sports Management Unit, National Sports Council.  Local input came from Donnie DeFreitas, Colin Williams, Lynette Glasgow, Joel Providence and Keith Joseph
The focus of the Seminar was on the preparation of national sports policies and the sport development process. It also sought to forge closer ties among the NOCs of the Caribbean.