JIS News

Prime Minister, Bruce Golding, this morning (Aug. 21), held an initial meeting at Jamaica House, to discuss plans for a massive home-coming and celebration for Jamaica’s Olympic Team.
The details of the plans will be announced next week when the committee, headed by Sports Minister, Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, will have its official full working session.
Based on the initial discussions this morning, the celebrations will kick off with a Thanks-giving Church Service, to be followed by three-days of celebration and festivities, at different venues throughout the island. The Committee is also working on details of rewards and recognition, to be given to members of the Olympic Team.
Yesterday, Prime Minister Golding announced the setting up of the special committee, to plan the Olympic team’s home-coming and celebrations. He said part of the committee’s mandate, would be to identify a special way for the country to honour and memorialise the tremendous performance of the Olympians. Mr. Golding said the athletes have performed far beyond expectation and that this is a reminder of just how powerful and talented Jamaicans are and what its people can achieve.