Nassau, The Bahamas The CARIFTA Games track and field championships are being held here in The Bahamas at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium; under the aegis of the North America, Central America and Caribbean Athletics Association (NACAC), from March 30th to April 2nd, 2018.

The CARIFTA Games is an annual athletics competition founded by the Caribbean Free Trade Association
(CARIFTA). In 1972, Austin Sealy, then president of the Amateur Athletic Association of Barbados, inaugurated the CARIFTA Games to mark the transition from the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA) to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

CARIFTA was meant to enhance relations between the English-speaking countries of the Caribbean after the
dissolution of the West Indies Federation, but the CARIFTA Games took that idea a step further, including the French and Dutch Antilles in an annual junior track and field championship competition.

The Bahamas has hosted the CARIFTA Games in 1976, 1978, 1981, 1984, 1992, 2002 and 2013.

The event is expected to attract 26 countries, over 500 athletes, 400 volunteers and 150 local and international officials. Media from around the region are also expected to cover the event.

In this vein, all media and broadcast personnel are requested to submit the names of your news team and technical crew assigned to cover the Games to: Lindsay Thompson, Senior Information Officer, Bahamas Information Services who serves as a member of the Government Agencies Committee for the Flow CARIFTA Games Bahamas 2018. Her email address is: . Contact: Work: 326-5803. Mobile: 376-2042.

Moreover, visiting media are to submit a letter from your editor/publisher indicating the purpose of your visit to The Bahamas and the timeframe. Also attach a list of equipment and value, so as to receive duty exemption upon entry into the country from Bahamas Customs and Immigration.

The purpose of this process is for the media to be verified and properly vetted by the Security Intelligence Branch of the Royal Bahamas Police Force.

We are also pleased to send you information concerning the accreditation registration process for the Flow CARIFTA Games Bahamas 2018.

The Online Accreditation System is user-friendly and quick to complete. To register, you must receive a
registration code. To receive your registration code, please email:

You can access the Online Accreditation System on the following link:

Members of the Media, the Accreditation process runs March 19th to April 3rd at the Kendall G. L. Isaacs Gym. The accreditation team will take your CARIFTA Games ID photo. You are required to bring a Government issued identification to confirm whom you are.



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