2024 first-quarter Caribbean Tourism Organization [CTO] Meeting

Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport Senator, the Hon. Owen K. Darrell was invited to attend the 2024 first-quarter Caribbean Tourism Organization [CTO] Meeting in Saint Martin, which took place from February 5 - February 6, 2024.   Minister Darrell joined other Tourism Ministers in the Caribbean regions.

Third World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Forum for Caribbean Ministers

Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport Senator, the Hon. Owen K. Darrell was invited to attend the third annual World Anti-Doping Agency [WADA] Forum which took place from January 15 – 17, 2024.   Minister Darrell joined several other Sports Ministers in the Caribbean regions.

 

Bermuda Saks Fifth Avenue Holiday Window

Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Senator, the Hon. Owen K. Darrell was invited to attend the Bermuda Saks Fifth Avenue Holiday Window which took place at Saks, Fifth Avenue in New York from December 14th to December 15th, 2023.   

This travel will provide opportunities for the Minister and the attending technical officers to: -

10th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting

Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport,  Senator, the Hon. Owen K. Darrell was invited to attend the 10th Commonwealth Youth Ministers Meeting which took place at Marlborough House in London, United Kingdom from September 11th to September 15th, 2023.   The Commonwealth Meeting is held every four years, addressing youth policy for Commonwealth member states.  The meeting contributes to broader social and sustainable development goals from a youth development perspective.

16th Special Olympics World Games Berlin 2023

Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport, Senator the Hon. Owen K. Darrell, JP attended the 16th Special Olympics World Games 2023 which took place in Berlin, Germany from June 16 through June 25th, 2023.   

On Saturday June 17th, 2023 a 33-strong delegation participated in the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics World Games. The Special Olympics World Games is a global organization that serves athletes with intellectual disabilities working with hundreds of thousands of volunteers and coaches annually.

The 50th Carifta Games 2023

Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport,  Senator, the Hon. Owen K. Darrell was invited to attend the 50th Carifta Games 2023 which took place in Nassau, Bahams from April 7 thru April 11th, 2023.   As you may be aware, Bermuda is looking to stage sporting events in the fiscal year 2023-2024.

2023 ICC Men's T20 World Cup Americas First Round Qualifiers

Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport Senator, the Hon. Owen K. Darrell was invited to attend Senior Men's Bermuda Cricket Team at the ICC Americas - Men's T20 World Cup 2024 - First Round Qualifiers which took place in Argentina from February 24 thru February 28th.

It was critical for the Minister to attend the regional qualifers that are to be held in  Argentina in February 2023, as the Government's ambassador for sports,  this travel will provide opportunities for the Minister and the attending technical officer to :

WADA (2nd Forum with Ministers Responsible for Sport in the Caribbean)

Minister of Youth, Culture and Sport Senator, the Hon. Owen K. Darrell was invited to attend the second annual World Anti-Doping Agency [WADA] Forum which took place from January 26 – 27, 2023.   Minister Darrell joined 19 other Sports Ministers in the Caribbean region to discuss such matters as: establishing a strong legal framework for anti-doping; further developing and implementing effective testing and education programs; and collaborating for protecting clean athletes and the integrity of sports.