By Sherrylyn A. Toppin

WITH HALF OF ITS member countries finding difficulty in paying their subscription fees, the Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organization (RADO) is facing some tough challenges in continuing the fight against doping in sports.

“RADO faces a critical juncture at this point in time due to financial challenges,” executive director Tessa Chaderton-Shaw told NATIONSPORT in an interview yesterday.

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Feb. 23, 2012

The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture is pleased to announce that the Government of The Bahamas will be a signatory to the Anti-doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS Program), as part of the country's on-going efforts and continued commitment to ensure that Bahamian athletes reach and maintain their optimal performance levels, while remaining "drug free" throughout their sporting careers.

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Aruba and the British Virgin Islands are the newest members of the Caribbean Regional Anti-Doping Organization (RADO).  Their applications were approved when the RADO Board held its annual Board meeting in the Federation of Kitts and Nevis from 11-12 February 2012 under the auspices of the Ministry of Youth, Empowerment and Sports in collaboration with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

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