Minister of Sports, Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, speaking to??martial arts students at the opening of the tournament.??

Government has pledged its continuous support to martial arts in Barbados.

This assurance has come from Minister of Sports, Dr. Esther Byer Suckoo, who said: "I know there is a lot more we can do for martial arts and I am sure that together we can do more."

Dr. Byer Suckoo made the comments yesterday, at the official opening of the Martial Arts Tournament at the Barbados Community College’s Gymnasium. She urged the organisers to continue developing the sport, adding that "the Ministry of Sports is behind you".??

She told the gathering that adults must continue to encourage young people to develop themselves, because when they did, the country would also benefit.

"Young people know what they want and they get up and go after it… I want to encourage young people to make things happen in your community, in your home and in your country by going out and constantly advocating for it. It is important for you to set goals and go after them," the Minister stated.


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