The sporting fraternity in Trinidad and Tobago looks forward to a new sports minister and a new pathway for success by national representatives following the People’s National Movement victory in yesterday’s General Elections.
Under the deposed last People’s Partnership Government, in governance from May 2010 to September 2015, Trinidad and Tobago sports were ministered by three persons starting off with Anil Roberts who resigned, continuing with Dr Rupert Griffith in an acting role and lastly former national footballer Brent Sancho.
Already new Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has signalled that sport will have as primary a focus by his new Government as in his victory speech last night he referenced the likelihood of a citizen among the celebratory PNM crowd at Baliser House being an Olympic athlete, one who would make the country proud.
Dr Rowley who will be sworn in later this morning as Prime Minister replacing Mrs Kamla Persad-Bissessar made the reference as he highlighted the talent (sporting and otherwise) that resides in the country of which he becomes new Head of its governance.
The incoming Government is to treat with the official opening and operations for three new state-of-the-art facilities for swimming, cycling and tennis which the deposed PP Government had planned on formally opening last month.
Also the fate of the much highlighted unused million-dollar facility that is the Tarouba Stadium comes up for treatment.