Port-of-Spain, Trinidad — The Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) held its 2012 Congress here during which it hosted FIBA World President, Yvan Mainini, along with FIBA World Secretary-General Patrick Baumann. Joining the congress for the third consecutive year were FIBA Americas President Mr. Horacio Muratore, FIBA Americas Secretary-General Alberto Garcia, FIBA Americas Secretary-General Emeritus Jenaro “Tutu” Marchand and President of the Central American and Caribbean Sub-Zone Ruperto Herrera.
Sixteen of the 24 members of the CBC attended the congress, including the national federations of Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Virgin Islands.
The 2012 CBC Congress was presided over by the president, Senator Usie Richards and laid the foundation for this year’s activities to include competitions, clinics for coaches and referees and the implementation of 3×3 basketball.
President Richards expressed his gratitude for all who attended, and more importantly for the presence of the FIBA President and Secretary-General, who updated members on new developments and mandates in the world of FIBA basketball.
The FIBA Americas executive outlined their expectations for the CBC organization and plans to assist the CBC members in developing the organization and management of national federations in the Caribbean.
“We were very pleased and appreciative of our host, Trinidad and Tobago, in the quality of the hosting facilities, and their efforts to ensure a successful congress. I also express our deepest gratitude to Patrick Haynes, CBC Technical Project Manager, for the development of the first edition of CBC REBOUND, a digital magazine, that can be found on the CBC website,www.caribbeanbasketball.com,” Richards said.
This inaugural edition covers the activities of the XXI CBC Senior Men Championship and the XX Senior Women Championship held in Nassau, Bahamas.