Barbados to get new stadium

—says Prime Minister Stuart

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Barbados could have a modern stadium in the not-too-distant future to replace the near 43 year-old facility in Bridgetown.

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart said that there are positive signs to indicate a new stadium for the island. He said that recent bilateral talks with China have yielded ‘pomising results’.

“We have been talking to the Government of the People’s Republic of China in respect to a number of initiatives related to the Government’s sports programme and those discussions are ongoing and we confidently expect that we should be able to get some critical assistance in that area,” he said.

The Prime Minister, noting that the Chinese had earmarked US$1.5 billion towards infrastructure development in the Caribbean, is confident that a new stadium was in the offing for Barbados.

“We have been having discussions and in the fullness of time, we should have a very modern national stadium, something of which we can all be proud.”

Regional governments have given priority to the construction or renovation of stadium facilities.

Most islands have a modern faciltity to host international matches including cricket, football and track and field.

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