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  • The Government plans to honour Jamaica’s athletes and swimmers who performed outstandingly in Carifta competitions, held from March 23 to 28 in Martinique and Grenada.
  • In commending the youngsters “exceptional” performances, Ms. Grange advised that a special event would be planned to honour their exploits.
  • Meanwhile, Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAA) President, Dr. Warren Blake, in also commending the athletes, lauded them for being outstanding ambassadors for the country.

The Government plans to honour Jamaica’s athletes and swimmers who performed outstandingly in Carifta competitions, held from March 23 to 28 in Martinique and Grenada.

This was disclosed by Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Hon. Olivia Grange, during a press conference held at the VIP lounge of the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston on Tuesday, March 29, to welcome home the youngsters.

Jamaica topped the table with 86 medals during the 45th staging of the track and field competition in Grenada, from March 26 to 28. The tally included: 42 Gold; 28 Silver; and 18 Bronze medals.

The country also garnered 25 medals, comprising eight Gold, nine Silver, and eight Bronze, in the 31st Carifta swimming championships in Martinique, from March 23 to 27.

In commending the youngsters “exceptional” performances, Ms. Grange advised that a special event would be planned to honour their exploits.

Ms. Grange also underscored the importance of investing in the development of Jamaica’s youth in order to tap into and maximise their potentials.

“It is important that we find the resources to invest in them. With all the support (that can be provided), they will develop confidence, their skills will be honed to perfection, and then we can be proud,” she said.

Meanwhile, Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAA) President, Dr. Warren Blake, in also commending the athletes, lauded them for being outstanding ambassadors for the country.