Jamaica moving to boost sports tourism

Associated Press / Collin Reid, File

Girls compete in a track event as part of events celebrating Usain Bolt and fellow athletes’ successes at the August Athletics World Championship in Berlin, at Trelawny multipurpose stadium in northern Jamaica, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009.

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The Jamaica government is moving to refurbish the island’s sporting facilities with the aim of attracting major international sports events.

Prime Minister, Andrew Holness said Jamaica has in the pass missed out on key sporting events but now he hopes the country could take full advantage of opportunities available.

He said the government has already started the process under the banner Jamaica 55 Legacy Projects to improve the National Stadium Complex,…

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