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Ministry of Youth, Sports & Religious Affairs

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of Youth Development, Sports, Culture & The Arts

To engender a process of positive Youth Development through asset-based Youth Development Programmes; enhancing the quality of life for all citizen by providing effective and efficient technical sporting services, facilities and opportunities while creating an atmosphere of unity and hope through partnerships with faith-based organisations and all other stakeholders.

A purpose driven agency, transforming communities and providing hope through Sport and Youth Empowerment with a sound Spiritual Foundation.

with Responsiblity for Youth Development
Hon. Kate Lewis


Responsible for Youth, Culture & The Art
Mr. Kevin Andall


Responsible for Sports
Mrs. Ann Isaac

To develop and implement policies, directives and plans of the Ministry and to provide effective and efficient Administrative Support for the various divisions.

Ministry of Youth, Sports & Ecclesiastic Affairs

Ministerial Complex
3rd Floor
Botanical Gardens
Tanteen, St. George's
Tel: (473) 440-6917/ 6918
Fax: (473) 440-6924


of Youth Development, Sports, Culture & The Arts

Develop coaching programmes

The ministry develops and implements coaching programmes for various sporting events and enable mass participation of citizens in sporting activities

Playing Facilities

The ministry of Youth, Sports & Religious Affairs provides playing facilities and equipments and fields for nation's youth and other citizens.

Organize sport competitions

Sporting competitions are periodically organized for nation's citizen so as to nurture their talent as well as develop nation as a whole.

Physical Education programmes

These programmes are managed in collaboration with the Ministry of Education. These programmes are developed with the needs of nations citizen.

Provide technical assistance

One of the main functions of the division is to impart technical assistance to individuals in need and monitoring of development schemes.

Implement sports policies

Policies are developed by the division and implemented at all levels so that socio-economic and educational development is made through medium of sports.

Objectives of the Ministry

  • To implement an appropriate Management, Maintenance and Refurbishment Programme for all sporting facilities.
  • To establish and implement Human Resource Development Programmes (Advance Counselling Programme, Reporting, Theory and Methodology of Sports).
  • To continue the coaching of primary and secondary school children in the basic and advance techniques of Netball, Football, Cricket, Athletics Basketball and Swimming and provide avenues for competitions among schools at the pre-primary, primary and secondary level.
  • To play an active role in promoting sports development, community sports, healthy lifestyles and physical activity.
  • Preparation for and participation in regional and international sporting activities.
  • Further development of our sports scholarship programme.


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Division of Youth Empowerment

The main functions of the Division of Youth Empowerment are:

  • Planning, implementing, managing, assessing and monitoring youth development procedures;
  • Fostering youth involvement in development processes;
  • Coordinating and monitoring youth-led enterprises;
  • Developing and facilitating leadership, entrepreneurship and life skills training.


  • To support the youth for empowerment and profitable employment by means of incentive, training and other supportive means;
  • To organize young people through youth organizations, non-governmental organizations and motivate them to participate in community development activities;
  • Promoting formation of youth organizations at all possible levels;
  • To engage the youth in socio-economic development activities such as literacy programme, disaster management, environment conservation and health issues such as protection of HIV/AIDS and drug abuse;
  • To involve the youth in the heart of national development process;
  • To rehabilitate the delinquent, disorderly and idle youth into a structured, disciplined and dynamic youth force by providing vocational/skills development opportunities for their gainful employment;
  • To offer young people the chance to acquire practical work skills, learn new life skills and gain confidence and new strengths.


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