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Ministry of Sports Press Release

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Published 10 February 2020
Buckie Got It. St. Kitts and Nevis News Source

Please see the following press release from the Ministry of Sports

https://mcusercontent.com/f9c18edcb5e81ee00df9977e6/files/fe4700db-1a23-4ed8-9819-2babc53e3808/Press_Release.doc

MINISTRY OF SPORTS EXTENDS APOLOGY FOR THE BREAK-IN AT THE WARNER PARK STADIUM AND THE RESULTANT POSTPONEMENT OF THE CRICKET GAMES

The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture and the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis sincerely apologize for the break-in that took place at the Warner Park Stadium that led to the loss of property and the postponement of some highly-anticipated cricket games. Words cannot express how truly sorry we are for the frustration, inconveniences, and anxiety experienced by all those directly and indirectly affected by this unfortunate incident. This is especially saddening because the actions of the person(s) responsible do not, in any way, represent our values, what we stand for or who we are as a people.

The Ministry also wants to take this moment to assure the public that we are taking this matter very seriously and that justice will be pursued aggressively with every resource available to do so. To this end, the Ministry is working hand in glove with law enforcement to investigate this matter and bring justice to the perpetrators of this unpatriotic crime. The Ministry is also carrying out an internal assessment of the situation to gather insights into how we can enhance security and prevent a repetition of this occurrence.

With regards to the games that were postponed, the Ministry regrets all inconveniences and will provide an update when the new schedule is determined.

Once again, the Ministry and the Government of St. Kitts and Nevis apologize for the unfortunate break-in and strongly condemn that type of behaviour. In an effort to regain the confidence of the people at home and abroad, we have begun implementing immediate corrective steps as part of a comprehensive plan to provide better security at the Warner Park facility. We are confident that, as a result of these actions, the Ministry will be in a better position to prevent similar occurrences in the future.

An investigation into this matter is ongoing.

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