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East Kingstown MP, FitzBramble makes a presentation at the launch of the NDP's "National Athlete's Programme" in Kingstown on March 2, 2024.
East Kingstown MP, FitzBramble makes a presentation at the launch of the NDP’s “National Athlete’s Programme” in Kingstown on March 2, 2024.
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The opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) says it will meet with sports bodies and experts in sports as it seeks to develop its “National Athlete Programme”.

Earlier this month, the party announced that it would create a programme to support national athletes.

Member of Parliament for East Kingstown, Dwight “Fitz” Bramble who shadows sports for the NDP said the feedback about the programme has been “overwhelmingly positive”.

“… we have so many people who have put forward ideas to develop this programme and the wider sports policy to support young athletes, provide opportunities and ultimately help sports become a major social and economic engine for our country.”

Bramble said that the meetings with sports bodies and experts are geared at helping the party to ensure that the policy will be targeted, effective and efficient.

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“While we have set the broad parameters, our aim now is to work with people on the ground to ensure we deliver something that works,” Bramble said.

“Over the coming weeks, we will be talking with as many persons as possible whose ideas and suggestions will feed into our final policy. Anyone who wants to offer support can do so.”

The NDP said it is committed to the development of sports in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.