The track at the Montego Bay Sports Complex has been in disrepair for 2 years now meaning that meets like the Milo Western Relays, one of the oldest on the local calendar, has had to be relocated for its last two stagings.
According to Meet Organizer Ray Harvey, he has been assured that the upgrade work will begin shortly at the facility, but he is worried about how slowly things seem to be moving:
Harvey who was speaking at Saturday's Milo Western Relays which was held at the GC Foster College, says the relocation is defeating the original purpose of the meet.
In the meantime, Sports Minister Olivia Grange who was speaking at Sunday's statue unveiling for Olympian and former world 100m record holder Asafa Powell said: “We have already done an estimate. We are now in the budget period and the funds are being secured to do Catherine Hall and so it will be done. We are going to make every effort for it to be on target for next year”.
The track at the Montego Bay Sports Complex was first laid in 2002.