Senator Gabriela Morris has taken careful note of sporting events in the Caribbean region which have been phased, and is demanding that our Government does right by its people, and move with alacrity to facilitate sports in Jamaica. “The Government continues to drag its feet on such a critical sector.
The Sports Medicine Association compiled and submitted a detailed list of recommendations to the Jamaican Government last year, and we expect that the government will at least provide a response,” said a concerned Senator Morris.
Senator Morris’ concern remains with upcoming key international schedules where Jamaica normally participates. She said, “It is important that the athletes are allowed to prepare to be able to compete at the highest level. It is possible for the health and safety of all Jamaicans to be prioritized, while also allowing our elite athletes to get on with their preparations for international competitions, from which they and their support teams earn. We are aware of the spike in the numbers for COVID-19, but like any other elite organization, the athletes should have an opportunity to meet the demands of their industry through work.”
The Opposition is once again calling on the Government to acknowledge the plight of the industry and open the channels for dialogue, so that a discussion on the phased reopening of the Sports industry can be urgently advanced.
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