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  • A Caribbean Rarely Seen


    Beyond the sapphire seas and sun-kissed beaches, the palm fronds and rum bars, the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018) Queen’s Baton has unearthed a Caribbean rarely seen.

    In Dominica, the Baton witnessed a rejuvenation of indigenous culture. After many decades, a Kalinago revival is taking place, as a younger generation discovers its noble heritage. Mabrika, the Kalinago people said, greeting the Baton with pleasure.

    And who knew Barbadians were avid sports fans? Designated as the Year of Sport, in 2017 not a month will go by without a world-class event taking place in Barbados. There are options aplenty: cricket, hockey, tennis, marathon, surfing, golf, yoga, cycling, darts, rugby, sailing, rally driving, and even a ninja obstacle event.

    Today on the tiny island nation of St Kitts and Nevis the Queen’s message will pass through the hands of batonbearers who were also recently honoured by a royal visit from Prince Harry, in November last year.

    Discover where the Baton has ventured in street-level detail by zooming into the QBR’s interactive map at

    Next on the Baton’s itinerary are Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, and the Caribbean’s track and field heartland of Jamaica.

    Mabrika is ‘welcome’ in the Kalinago language.

    Discover our diverse Commonwealth in images, videos and stories of the Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR). Find them at – Queen’s Baton Relay, International Sector.

    QBR Hashtag: #QBR2018
    GC2018 Hashtag: #GC2018, #SHARETHEDREAM

    For more information, please contact:

    Keri Algar – / +61 466 381 305
    QBR Public Relations and Media Operations Specialist
    Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC)

    Sarah Owens – / +61 481 916 084
    QBR Public Relations Officer
    Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC)

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