CAY HILL-- As from April 21, the National Sports Institute (NSI) merged with the Foundation Upkeep Sports Facilities (FUSF). After a process of about three years the NSI has finally taken over all tasks and responsibilities of FUSF, that after almost 17 years ceased to exist. The signing took place at Notary Boekhoudt’s Office on April 20, 2017.

St. Maarten was represented by four athletes from the St. Maarten Bodybuilding & Fitness Association at the 5th Annual La Severine Fitness Bodybuilding & Fitness Invitational held on Anguilla on Saturday.  Ramy Quettant competed in the Male Physique Tall Class. This was his third competition.  New to the association is Dylan aka Angus Daniel who also competed in the Male Physique Tall Class. Touching the stage for the very first time was Jeanrony Virgile in the Male Physique but in the short class. The lone female in the group was Anais Pieters Kwiers. In her previous competitions Kwiers competed in the Body Fitness Category. Saturday she made her debut in the Bikini Wellness Category.

WILLEMSTAD--The host country’s four medal winners during the recent Carifta Games 2017 were honoured in Curaçao.

Glenn Kunst (centre) won gold in the pole vault

WILLEMSTAD--Athletes of the host country earned a total of four medals during the Carifta Games over the long Easter weekend at Curaçao's National Sports Centre SDK.

  Glenn Kunst won gold in the pole vault. He jumped up to 4.65 metres, which is a record for the regional youth games.

  High jumper Jaden Bernabela got silver. Among the women there was bronze for Qyone Antersijn in the 1,500 metres and Shuriantly Mathilda in the 800 metres.

He also set a new record for the games


  Curaçao finished seventh in the overall medal count. Jamaica was first with 86 medals in total, including 39 gold.

  Curaçao will be hosting Carifta in 2020 again. According to organisers it was a great success.

  Kunst also received the Sir Austin Sealy Award for the most outstanding athlete during the games.

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