Last update: 11-Dec-2013 8:26 pm
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Trinidad & Tobago Guardian Online
You are here
St Ann’s Cascade group clash with Hilton over use of venue
Members of the St Ann’s Cascade Hololo Committee Group (Stach) are upset that the Ministry of Sports has given permission to the Hilton Trinidad to hold its sports day function at President’s Grounds today. Today, Stach is also hosting its prize-giving ceremony which was scheduled for the same venue. Secretary of the group Derek Johnson, speaking with the Sunday Guardian yesterday, said, “It’s total disrespect by the Ministry of Sports because we’re using the grounds every weekend and the ministry is fully aware of this.
“Now they have gone and given the Hilton permission to use the grounds (today) for their sports day, bearing in mind the ministry has even given us trophies to be used for our prize-giving ceremony. “We’ve been using the grounds for the past four months for cricket and football every Saturday and Sunday and we keep the ministry informed of our activities.” Stach said it was the second time the ministry had done this to them.
Johnson said on the previous occasion the group had to reschedule its games for two weekends to accommodate the National Lotteries Control Board for its sports day without being notified by the Sports Ministry. He said the prize-giving ceremony and final game to be played today was the culmination of three months of games played.
Johnson said the group had asked the ministry to upgrade the grounds, provide lights at the venue for night games and to provide water to no avail. He said yesterday the hotel already had its tents on the ground. Johnson said Hilton was trying to accommodate them but believed that it would be impossible for the hotel to wrap up its sports day early for the group to hold its prize-giving ceremony. Calls to Sports Minister Anil Roberts and Hilton Trinidad remained unanswered up to late last night.
User comments posted on this website are the sole views and opinions of the comment writer and are not representative of Guardian Media Limited or its staff. Guardian Media Limited accepts no liability and will not be held accountable for user comments.
Please help us keep out site clean from inappropriate comments by using the flag option.
Guardian Media Limited reserves the right to remove, to edit or to censor any comments. Any content which is considered unsuitable, unlawful or offensive, includes personal details, advertises or promotes products, services or websites or repeats previous comments will be removed.