Assistant Information Officer
Department of Information & Public Relations
The Government of the Virgin Islands will be celebrating the 2022 CARIFTA team in grand style this Thursday, May 19.
The team participated in the CARIFTA Games held in Jamaica from April 15 to18. The VI had its largest delegation at 32 athletes and won its highest number of gold medals.
The celebrations will begin with a grand motorcade at 3:00 pm from Port Purcell Roundabout heading west to Central Road Town Roundabout, making the right turn to Fishlock Road, then right on Pickering Street pass the House of Assembly towards the A.O. Shirley Recreation Grounds where the celebration will begin at 4:30.
A March Past will be held showcasing all BVI Track Teams, BVI coaches in Athletics, and the 2022 Carifta Team. The Recognition Ceremony will begin immediately following the March Past. The public is invited to join in, wave their Territorial Flags and celebrate with the Territory’s athletes.
The Government of the Virgin Islands believes that the athletes deserve to be recognised for their hard work and accomplishments. It was the first experience for many and still novel for some athletes.
The Department of Youth Affairs and Sports is very proud of the 2022 CARIFTA Team, and remains committed to supporting all athletes in the Virgin Islands.