ArawakX comes on board as stock exchange partner of CARIFTA

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The Nassau GuardianSend an emailJanuary 30, 2023 63 2 minute readFacebookTwitterLinkedInShare via Email

 Crowdfunding platform ArawakX has been brought on by the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of the 2023 CARIFTA Games as the stock exchange partner of the event.

With about 70 days remaining before the start of the 50th CARIFTA Games, crowdfunding platform ArawakX joins the CARIFTA family as the stock exchange partner. The Local Organizing Committee of the games (LOC) is moving full steam ahead in ensuring the region can come together at their own level of financial comfort and support the young athletes for the upcoming event.

ArawakX, as the newest partner, will enable supporters throughout The Bahamas, the Caribbean region, the Americas, and globally, become a partner in their own right to sponsor the upcoming event and donate directly to the operations and success of this anticipated event.

ArawakX believes that all types of people should have an opportunity to invest in companies they believe in and share in their success. To this end, they have positioned themselves to enable everyone to invest in these upcoming event. Their platform will allow everyone to show support for one of the most positive annual events that enable young athletics to showcase their athletic gifts to the world.

Presently, ArawakX has raised approximately $2.4 million for companies

 looking to grow and expand. They invite companies and startups, who have a desire to have a more impactful effect on the development of the region, through commerce and capital building, to reinvest back into their local communities and economies.

According to co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of ArawakX D’Arcy Rahming Jr., track and field is a movement that has changed so many lives and needs to be supported.

“We are really our best selves when track and field athletes are winning and performing. We are happy to provide the technology and support for what will be the best CARIFTA Games.”

The 50th CARIFTA Games LOC is determined to ensure everyone is able to support the success of this pivotal event.

Along with ArawakX, Tropical Gyros, Sawyer’s Studios, S&B Consultancy and DasQuay Entertainment were represented and present to sign as partners in support of the upcoming CARIFTA Games.

Chef Kevin Culmer, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tropical Gyros, expressed gratitude for the opportunity athletics gave him, with the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) World Relays in 2015 being the platform that helped him launch Tropical Gyros and for it to become the success it is today.

“I think it is important as Bahamian small businesses to jump on and assist,” he said.

Culmer spoke about ensuring that we work together to help build the communities which have given so much to us.

Charles Sawyer of Sawyer’s Studios spoke about how the community gave him a second chance when he had lost his way as a young man. He feels strongly that anything positive that can help promote wellness in our youth is to be supported.

“I thought it would be important to make a sacrifice and make sure someone else has an opportunity to move forward in sports, particularly, track and field,” he said.

Sawyer spoke about ensuring to take an opportunity to sow into others and to ensure they can do the same for others.

“When we get opportunities, the thing is not to be selfish. Whatever you sow will come back to you. Sow good seeds and it will come back to you,” he said.

Remarks and thanks were given by LOC CEO Lynden Maycock, Bahamas Association of Athletic Associations (BAAA) President Drumeco Archer, North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) President Mike Sands, LOC Chairman Harrison Thompson, and LOC Honorary Dame Pauline Davis-Thompson.

Tickets will be available soon to be purchased on the 2023 CARIFTA Games website, or at the CARIFTA Games box office at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium. For more information, persons can visit the website, send an e-mail to or call 808-Gold (4683). Interested persons can also follow the CARIFTA Games progress on its social media platforms @carifta2023.

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