Committee to look into report

Date Published: 
1972-09-25
Source: 
Jamaica Gleaner
Page: 
16

PORT OF SPAIN, Sept. 22 (AP):

The Trinidad and Tobago government has set up a committee to go into the report submitted by American racing expert Edmund Coffey two years ago.

Coffey was appointed as a one man commission to advise the government on all aspects of horseracing in Trinidad and Tobago.

One of Coffey's recommendations was the removal of racings headquarters from the Queen's Park Savanah, to one of the suburban areas.

Ozzie Gonzales, chairman of the cabinet-appointed committee, said his committee will deal specifically with Coffey's recommendation on centralisation.

The appointment of the Gonzales committee has come on the heals of renewed calls on the government to erect a national sports stadium. The Queens Park Savannah 25 acres has been suggested as the most suitable site.

The renewed agitation stemming from the riot earlier this month at Queens Park Oval on the occasion of the visit of the Santos football team from Brazil.

One man was killed and fifty persons were injured when crowds rioted in protest against the late arrival of Santos team and their World famous star Pele.