Queen's Baton Receives Warm Welcome in Tobago

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Pigeon Point, Tobago. Today (30 May), the Australian High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago, Commonwealth Games Federation Regional Vice President for the Caribbean Fortuna Belrose, the Qeen's Baton Relay (QBR) delegation and the Trinidad and Tobago Commownwelath Games Association (TTCGA) received a warm welcoming ceremony from the Tobago House of Assembly (THA).

The delegation departed Trinidad early this morning and was greeted at the A.N.R. Robinson Airport by THA Secretary for Sport and Youth Affairs Jomo Pitt and Secretary of Settlements, Urban Renewal and Public Utilities Clarence Jacob.

THA Technical Director of the Department of Sport and Youth Affiars (Acting), Theophilus Trim was happy to host the Baton in Tobago once again. "We have hosted the Queen's Baton in Tonago since 2006 and we (Tobago) are very excited to host this extremely important event."

The Baton then made its way to the Pigeon Point Heritage Park featuring Paralympic Gold and Silver medallist Akeem Stewart, Middle Distance Track athlete Mark London and young athletes from Jubilee Stars Track Club.

On arrival at the Pigeon Point Heritage Park, Secretary Jomo Pitt ran the final few metres with the lovely display of the iconic Pigeon Point beach, dancers and musical accompaniment.

TTCGA Secretary Annette Knott was thankful to the Commonwealth Games Federation for bringing the Baton to the Caribbean for a 4th time. She also expressed thanks to the Commonwealth Games Federation on behalf of the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago.

The remainder of the visit to Tobago included activities with kids from Tobago.

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