Present at the Press conference were representatives of all of the stakeholders on Nevis who will all seek to ensure that the event is a major success. Some of the agencies represented were: The Police, Customs Dept; The Ministry of Tourism, the Nevis Cultural Foundation; Public Works Dept; Ministry of Sports; Immigration and Dept of Planning, among others.
Mr. Crooke outlined the basic information on the proposed event and the persons present made suggestions as to the logistics of making the event a major success.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Sports, Mr. Alsted Pemberton indicated that the Nevis Island Administration is very much on board and will support the St. Kitts and Nevis Triathlon Federation in its quest of making the event a success, having recognized the tremendous impact it will have on the Tourism product on the island.
According to Crooke, the mega Tri star 111 event will be held on Saturday 2nd April 2011 but will involve a full week of activities involving the athletes and their entourage.
The busy week of activities will commence on Sunday 27th March 2011 with the annual cross channel swim from Nevis to St. Kitts which continues to attract more and more swimmers every year. It will also involve tours, hikes, cultural events and smaller biking events that will seek to involve participation from some of Nevis’ young athletes especially some of the young Cyclists who are currently involved in the ‘bikes not bombs program. The visitors will also be exposed to a wide array of Nevis cuisine and general culture.