The Honourable Shamfa Cudjoe, newly appointed Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs received a warm welcome at the Ministry’s Head Office at St. Clair today, April 10, 2018, as she assumed her new portfolio. On hand to greet the Honourable Minister were Ms. Nicolette Duke, Permanent Secretary, Ms. Marcia London -McKellar, Deputy Permanent Secretary, other Ministry officials and staff.
At a media briefing at her new office, the Honourable Minister indicated that she was humbled to continue to serve as a member of Cabinet and was honoured to be able to serve in any capacity to which she is called.
Minister Cudjoe added that Sport is very much linked to Tourism and in this regard, she will continue to have partnerships and work hand in hand with all stakeholders to build on the diversification process for this country.
The Honourable Minister also emphasized her passion for youth development, having been a youth activist, a CARICOM Youth Ambassador, a United Nations Youth Ambassador, Vice President and later President of the Tobago Youth Council and a participant in the Regional Youth Parliament initiative.
The Minister also extended congratulations to Gold Medallist, Michelle-Lee Ahye and Silver Medallist, Dylan Carter for their historic and remarkable achievements at the 2018 Commonwealth Games currently taking place in the Gold Coast, Australia. She also applauded the recent successes of the CARIFTA Athletics and Swim Teams who competed at the just concluded Games in Bahamas and Jamaica respectively.
In her closing remarks, Minister Cudjoe committed to building on the successes in sport and heightening and deepening the interactions with all stakeholders to raise the profile of youth engagement in Trinidad and Tobago.
We at the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs look forward to working with the Honourable Minister as we continue to promote holistic sport development and youth empowerment.
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