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    Track and fielder Dexter Angelo Lee, was on Thursday (September 11), presented with a citation by the St. James Parish Council, for his outstanding performance in the 100 metre race at the 12th IAAF World Junior Championship in Bydgoszcz, Poland in July.
    The presentation was made by the Mayor of Montego Bay, Councillor Charles Sinclair Jnr., during the regular meeting of the Council in Montego Bay.
    “Dexter Lee’s phenomenal performance in the 100metres at the 12th IAAF World Junior Championship, has made us as Jamaicans and Montegonians in particular, very proud. He will undoubtedly be the next Olympic Champion, out of the parish of St. James, and that is a prophecy,” Mayor Sinclair said.
    “Dexter Lee is a champion in his own rights, having gained world acclaim and success in an international event. He has not done this on only one occasion. He is not a one-off star. He is someone who has done it back to back and has done us proud. The St. James Parish Council, on behalf of the people of the City of Montego Bay, wishes to acknowledge the phenomenal achievements of Dexter Lee and hereby presents him with this citation,” Mayor Sinclair added.
    The Mayor, in congratulating Dexter Lee, told him that the Keys to the City of Montego Bay will not be presented to him just yet, but in the next four years.
    “I urge you to prepare yourself, because come that time, you will be taking over from the present champion Usain Bolt,” Mayor Sinclair told Dexter. He also had warm words of commendation for the young man’s parents.
    In the citation to Dexter Lee, which was read by Councillor Mexine Bisasor, the St. James Parish Council noted that Dexter’s commitment to success had not overshadowed his academic studies, as he was now pursuing a business course at the Herbert Morrison Technical High School, while effectively balancing his athletic contribution.
    “Proficiently setting a trend for others to follow, Dexter Lee’s phenomenal winning streak is indicative of what can be achieved when youths are effectively supported by the family, the community and learning institutions. Another exemplary role model for our Jamaican youths, Dexter Angelo Lee has again proven that Jamaica has the potentials to develop athletes of the highest caliber, further increasing the nation’s custom of excellence,” the Citation read.