It will cost Jamaica $150 million to execute the 49th Carifta Track and Field Championship after the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) confirmed that it will host the event in a press release on Friday.
Meanwhile, the championship will be managed by a Local Organizing Committee, already in place and to be chaired by president of the Pan Am Games Technical Commission and immediate past president of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) Mike Fennell.
JAAA honorary secretary, Marie Tavares will act as General Manager for the April 16-18 championship.
The event is expected to attract close to 650 athletes from 27 countries and an additional 150 officials are also slated to attend the meet.
This is the eighth time that Jamaica will host the event since 1972 and has topped the medal table 43 of the 48 times the event has been held.