WILLEMSTAD- November 6, 2018 – The Minister of Economic Development, Dr. Steven Martina, and the Curaçao Tourist Board (CTB) recently had an enjoyable meeting with the youths participating in Curaçao’s MLB (Major League Baseball) Elite Program. The program is guided by both international and local coaches. During the meeting, Minister Martina strongly underscored studying and discipline as key factors, both on the field and in your personal life.
The youths enrolled in the program are prospects who can catch the attention of international scouts. Sports, and especially major-league baseball, are a main vehicle used by the CTB in marketing our island in the US market. As reported in July, the CTB has signed a contract with the MLB and is working with local major-league players, for example the campaign launched early this year with our own Didi Gregorius. The CTB supports the Curaçao MLB Elite project. These young players can already act as ambassadors of our island, and the CTB wishes them all the best with the program.