CFU to seek reduced rates from two regional airlines

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Jamaica Gleaner

ST. JOHN'S, Antigua, March 8, (Cana-Reuter)

The Caribbean Football Union (CFU) will be approaching LIAT airline and Trinidad and Tobago's state-owned airline BWIA, to seek concessionary rates for Caribbean footballers travelling in the area, CFU president Austin "Jack" Warner has said here.

Mr Warner cited the high cost of air travel and hotel accommodation as the main obstacle to increased regional activity in football.

The CFU official is on a Caribbean tour which has taken him to Barbados and Dominica. He plans to go to Cuba, Puerto Rico, Curacao, Guyana and Cayenne.

Mr. Warner also expressed surprise at what he said was the low level of assistance regional
governments gave to football. He suggested that governments give greater assistance to the sport, not for charity or philanthropic reasons, but as a matter of policy.