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Jamaica willing to stage Carifta Games
Jamaica is yet again being considered to host the 2011 Carifta Games. The region’s top track and field nation is in the running as the annual premier junior meet is without a host venue with less than three months before the scheduled April 23-25 competition. According to a report on track alerts.com Web site yesterday, a high level Jamaican official has said that Jamaica could host, but “it depends on whether or not either Guadeloupe and Martinique can take it.”
The official further is quoted as saying “if nobody is prepared to host it, we will have to take it. We know the importance of the Carifta Games, we could not allow it not to take place.” The venue being used is the Catherine Hall multi-purpose stadium in Montego Bay, in the north-western end of the island. Jamaica last hosted the Carifta Games in 1996 at the National Stadium in the capital Kingston. Jamaica had been initially named a 2011 site following St Kitts and Nevis backing out of taking the meet. 2007 host Turks and Caicos was the latest to pull out of contention, doing so earlier this week.
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