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August 11 - 2017
Carib has ended its 16-year partnership with
the long-standing Trinidad and Tobago Great Race,
which takes place on August 19 this year.
This was confirmed to the Tobago Today by Roger
Bell, one of the directors of the Trinidad and Toba-
go Powerboat Association.
Bell said, "They opted out of the Great Race. We
have a brand that is now 49 years old and we are
continuing with it as the Trinidad and Tobago Great
It is unclear why Carib decided to stop sponsor-
ing the Great Race.
But Bell said he understands that is the nature
"These things happen in life and business. We
are moving on and we are going to put on a real-
ly good show this year. The Great Race has been
growing year after year and we have quite an inter-
national following that we are extremely happy
about," Bell said.
"What is especially exciting is that next year
2018, our 50th year, we have some people coming
in from overseas who will be racing in it because
it will be our big, big year."
Bell, who said he is confident the Great Race will
continue every year, said he was thankful for Car-
ib's support over the years.
"We are very grateful for them for the 16 years
that they have been with us. They helped us build
the event and we are very appreciative of that.
There is absolutely no regrets where that is con-
Bell also confirmed that the event will now end
in Store Bay as opposed to Scarborough.
Great Race loses big partner
Tobago gets 2
Central midfielder Adriel
George and left winger Jaiye
Sheppard are the only Tobago-
nians named in an 18-man Trin-
idad and Tobago Under-15
George attends Bishop's High
School and plays for St. Clair
Coaching School, while Shep-
pard is a student of Scarborough
Secondary and a Phoenix FC
The team, which was named
over the weekend by head coach
Russell Latapy, left on Monday
for Florida to contest the 2017
Concacaf Under-15 Champion-
ship at the IMG Academy.
Under Latapy the team had
been in training for the past six
months and will be entering
their first competition at Con-
cacaf level having previously
participated at the Cayman Air-
ways International Cup in May.
T&T have been drawn into
Group B alongside Costa Rica,
United States and Canada. T&T
open their campaign on August
13 against Costa Rica and will
play Canada a day later before
closing off the group stage
against the US on August 16.
Speaking about the prepara-
tions and the final team selec-
tion, Latapy, once an Under-15
T&T player himself, said he was
anticipating the tournament and
the opportunity to come up
against three solid Concacaf
"I'm extremely happy with
the group of players that we have
and not only with the final group
of players that were selected for
the tournament, but I am also
happy with the players so far
who have contributed to the level
of where we're at right now,"
Latapy told TTFA Media.
T&T U-15 SQUAD:
Adriel George, Amaal Julien,
Antonio Chee Ting, Cephas St.
Rose, Darian Bradshaw, Ezekiel
Kesar, Jabari Lee, Jahiem Wick-
ham, Jaiye Sheppard, Jean-Heim
Mc Fee, Josiah Edwards, Josiah
Allen, Justin Araujo-Wilson, Kernel
La Fon, Marc Wharfe, Randy
Antoine, Rhowen Stewart-Wil-
liams, Zachary Welch.
Department of Sport
launches District Games
Youth and communities with
a passion for sports will have
the opportunity to win cash,
prizes and bragging rights in a
district sports league highlight-
ing young talent.
Hosted by the Department of
Sport, the initiative, titled the
THA District Games, will be
played in two age groups Under-
14 and Under-18 in the disci-
plines of cricket, football and
Aimed at increasing partici-
pation in physical activity by
children between the ages of
10-19, the competition creates
an environment of continued
physical literacy development
while bringing communities
Speaking on the initiative,
Assemblyman Jomo Pitt, Secre-
tary of Sport and Youth Affairs,
said, "Tobago is brimming with
local sporting talent that is often
"This initiative will allow the
various sporting associations an
additional opportunity for dis-
covery as we plant seeds of
potential in our youth."
The District Games will be
grouped into two zones - West
and North East. Teams will com-
pete against each other in their
respective groups and the top
teams will then battle in the
Competitions started at sport-
ing grounds and facilities across
Tobago on Wednesday for a
period of one month. The games
are co-sponsored by the Nation-
al Lotteries Control Board,
National Gas Company and
Trinidad Contractors Limited.
Interested persons can contact
the various sporting bodies;
Tobago Football Association,
Tobago Cricket Association 721-
5839 (John Pollard) and or
com, Tobago Netball League
681-0233, 683-7720 and or
For more information, please
contact Makan Hislop or Devon
Leacock at the Division of Sport
and Youth Affairs at 299-0781
ext 3040 or 3003.
United States' Tori Bowie, left, celebrates with Trinidad and Tobago's Kelly-Ann Baptiste after winning the gold
medal in the Women's 100 metres final at the World Athletics Championships in London on Sunday. The
Tobago-born Baptiste finished eighth while compatriot Michelle Lee Ahye was sixth.
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