The weekend race meets at Cayamanas Park has been canceled due to fears over the spread of the Coronavirus.  Chairman of Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited Soloman Sharpe insists the organization will watch the situation day by day.

President of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Keith Wellington has insisted the decision to cancel this year's Boys' and Girls championship was taken carefully and with several considerations.  Several disgruntled coaches, however, have vehemently disagreed.

Bermuda National Athletics Association president Donna Raynor insists CARIFTA host nation keeping watchful eye on the spread of coronavirus.  The organization is yet to make a decision on the immediate future of the games. 

Jamaica Reggae Girlz head coach Hubert Busby Jr has urged patience as it relates to the women’s national program, following the team’s slow start to the CONCACAF Women’s Qualifying Championship.

The Jamaica national team caught the attention of the world when they became the first Caribbean team to qualify for a women’s World Cup.  On Wednesday, the team failed to immediately live up toheightened expectations after losing to 1-0 to Mexico in the first match of the CONCACAF Championships.  In a tough group B, which also includes Canada and St Kitts, the loss could be a major set-back with a tough match-up against 8th ranked Canada now earmarked as a must-win.  According to Busby, however, such ups and downs are to be expected.

“ We have to be realistic, in some aspects we are close to 20 years behind in the development of women’s football. We have made tremendous strides to get to what we have been able to do in the last five years,” Busby told the SportsMax Zone.

“These are building blocks.  You want a sustainable women’s program that is going to be able to compete for CONCACAF and World Cup and Olympic berth for years and that is what we are building,” he added.

“There is no quick fix when it comes to developing and growing a program.  Especially when you are talking about growing the program in our region. So, we understand that and the Federation understands that now.”

 

A loss to Mexico to kick off its campaign was not ideal for Jamaica's Reggae Girlz but the team's head coach Hubert Busby insists they remain in with a fighting chance.

Minister of Health Christopher Tufton insists the country will operate with extreme caution as it relates to the country's participation in the World Indoor Championships.  With the games to be held in ‎Nanjing‎,  some 600 kilometres from Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak safety concerns have been raised over the staging of the Games, which begins in March.

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