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Dominican Republic receives more than 30 National Federations to celebrate CONCENCABA and CBC elections
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Dominican Republic receives more than 30 National Federations to celebrate CONCENCABA and CBC elections

JUAN DOLIO  — The Dominican Republic is hosting this Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 the General and Elections Assemblies of the Central American and Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CONCENCABA, for its Spanish acronym) and the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) at Hotel Emotion in the municipality of Juan Dolio, of the province of San Pedro de Macorís. The CBC elections will be on Saturday, and CONCENCABA’s turn will be on Sunday.

Presidents Ruperto Herrera (CONCENCABA) and Glyne Clarke (CBC) were present in the first Assembly to share their corresponding reports regarding their term, while their respective treasurers reported on economic matters. All this took place in front of the 30 countries that are part of both organisms. Also attending was the president of the host country’s basketball federation, Rafael Uribe.

 The meeting also featured FIBA President Horacio Muratore, FIBA Secretary General Andreas Zagklis, FIBA Americas President Usie Richards, and FIBA Americas Executive Director Carlos Alves.

 “I am very grateful to the Dominican Federation for their considerations toward me and for the good organization of the events that are taking place. The CBC executive has concluded as well as the Assembly to elect the authorities. More than 30 countries came here and that is very important. We hope that there are new authorities as is required by the statutes, and that they work for the development of basketball, which is what I want the most,” expressed Horacio Muratore, who arrived last Tuesday to the host country. 

Patrick Haynes, CBC Finance and Marketing Vice-President, also attended to share his report regarding the achieved goals and their objectives for this year.  Meanwhile, Fredericks Brown, CBC Technical Operations Vice-President, talked about training coaches, preparing them, and the shortage in the region.

The attending countries are Guyana, Jamaica, Antigua & Barbuda, Cayman Islands, Barbados, St. Lucia, Aruba, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent & The Grenadines, Turks & Caicos, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Costa Rica and hosts, Dominican Republic. 

“All Caribbean islands are meeting in the Dominican Republic, and we're very proud to host this event. The meeting is a way to discuss our matters, and then, elect our new directives for the 2019-2023 term. Having the presence of more than 25 federations presidents and of all FIBA directives is an honor for us. The last time an event like this took place (here) was around 13 years ago,” added Rafael Uribe, President of the Dominican Republic's Federation.