Sports awards on tonight

Sports AwardsThe Sports Division in the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports will award 35 sports personalities and sports organisations that have excelled in 2012.

The sportsman and sportswoman of the year will be announced at the function which will be held on Wednesday May 1st 2013. It will be hosted under the theme, “Honouring efforts…..urging greater performances”.

According to an official of the Sports Division, the award ceremony is held every year as a means to raise the profile of sports in Dominica, elevate standards in performance and bring into focus the importance of strong, well-structured organisations and good governance in sport.

Nominated for the title of Sportswoman of the year are track and fielder Luan Gabriel, cricketer Pearl Ettienne, footballer Kaysanda Alexander, and netballer Anna Maria Xavier. Meanwhile,track and fielder, Brendan Williams, cricketer Shane Shillingford, footballer Kurlson Benjamin and basketballer Peter Ricketts are the top nominees for Sportsman of the year.

The event will be under the patronage of His Excellency Eluid Williams and Mrs Williams while Sports Coordinator Trevor Shillingford and Justina Charles, Minister for Culture, Youth and Sports will deliver addresses.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit is also expected to attend.

The event is expected to be one of enjoyment and celebration with entertainment from Rachel Jno Baptiste – 2012 QTS Winner, Kenton Thomas and the Fanatic Band.

A moment of silence will also be observed for national footballer Noran Jno Hope and national coach Kirt Hector.

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  1. john brown
    August 18, 2017

    Very good. we need to give all the support and encouragement to our sportsmen and women.

  2. NYPD
    August 17, 2017

    Is this a joke?

  3. Me
    August 17, 2017

    Why are you reporting on an event that took place more than four years ago? It must be the pink ball that got you excited.

  4. %
    August 17, 2017

    CONFUSION…I did not see the cricketing news ADMIN.

  5. Lougaoo Mem
    September 7, 2013

    Better luck next time eh.

  6. Anonymous
    September 7, 2013

    yr headlines starts wif cricket but den yr content is somefing else…..

  7. Me again
    September 6, 2013

    ?????????….DNO, what is this?

  8. Unknown
    May 1, 2013

    I am in agreement for a minute of silence.

    Mr. St.Jean should call for the young footballer who died to be named sportsman of the year also. Don’t you think? I would like to know what did he do for the young men when they were alive? I am hoping that he gave them their flowers while they were alive?

    It seems like we Dominican have no respect for Mr.John at all. It looks like the Honour minister had that move in his plans to rename the football house a long time ago, but it seems as if the death of these young men has presented him with the perfect opportunity.

    I am wondering, where did this idea came from? Remember that Mr.John was once the prime minister of our nation. It was his vision and foresight, together with visionaries like Mike and my champion Rosie Douglas. The young men got their flowers even is when they are dead, but they got it because some ground was name after them. So why would Mr. St.Jean want to take away Mr.John’s flower(s) from him? Thank you Mr.John for what you and the other visionaries gave to Dominica. If it was left to people like Charles S(then head of the CSA) we would still be under England. But it seems like we see Mr.John as Dominica’s worse enemy. we tend to complain about the Opposition today but Mr.CSA should remember it was the same evil he used to prey on the ignorance of Dominicans back then to get Mr.John out of power. It was they who knew how to share Dominica’s wealth equally but among themselves, because he was sent to Europe to get rich and to live well. So please leave Mr.John alone because if it wasn’t for the then visionaries like Mr.John and others we would still be singing “God save the queen” and not “Isle of beauty, Isle of splendor”.

    • I DIE NU
      September 6, 2013


    • Fouchette
      December 30, 2013

      You talking fouchette!!!!

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