“We have to document our history” – Grange

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  • Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has commended Chris Gayle on the publication of his biography and urged more Jamaicans to document their history.
  • Minister Grange said she was happy to see that Chris Gayle had taken steps to document his story, which she says is an important part of contemporary West Indies and Jamaica cricket history.

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has commended Chris Gayle on the publication of his biography and urged more Jamaicans to document their history.

“Congratulations Chris! I am indeed happy that you decided to share your story with the world. For a very long time we’ve heard concerns from various quarters that we’re losing much of our heritage because we do not document our stories enough. When this happens, it’s often done by outside sources. We have to document our history in a way that will be accessible to future generations,” Minister Grange said at the Launch of Chris Gayle’s biography, ‘Six Machine: I Don’t like Cricket… I Love it’ on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at Triple Century.

Minister Grange emphasised the importance of Jamaicans documenting cultural heritage by “telling our own stories; in our own ways; from our own experiences”.

She said she was happy to see that Chris Gayle had taken steps to document his story, which she says is an important part of contemporary West Indies and Jamaica cricket history.

Minister Grange encouraged everyone to get a copy of Gayle’s book.

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