Kingston, Jamaica

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.

In addition, the Minister and other delegates had a tour of the Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission’s facilities, including the mobile unit, which is the only one of its kind in the Caribbean and the second in the world.

This week’s Ministerial conference is a continuation from last year’s virtual event which focused on the local and regional challenges faced in sports.  Speakers at this week’s WADA forum include, Witold Bańka, President of the World Anti-Doping Agency [WADA] and the Hon. Olivia Grange, Jamaica’s Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.

Minister Darrell was accompanied by the CEO of the Bermuda Anti Sports Doping Authority Deborah M. Hunter.


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