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Prime Minister and Minister of Sport, the Most Hon. Portia Simpson Miller, has congratulated the Jamaican team on its outstanding performances at the just concluded Carifta Games in the Bahamas.

The team’s performance was outstanding and spectacular, said Mrs. Simpson Miller, adding: “the sheer brilliance, depth and dominance of Team Jamaica once again demonstrates to the world that we are indeed a sporting nation with talent across a range of sporting disciplines.”

The Prime Minister said the success of our track and field athletes at the Carifta Games underscores Jamaica’s excellent sporting programme which is serving to strengthen our already rich and vibrant sporting history.

Meanwhile, Minister without Portfolio with Responsibility for Sport, Hon. Natalie Neita Headley who joined in welcoming home the defending Carifta Games champions said: “With this latest achievement, we have once again sent a signal to the world of the richness of our natural athletic talents accentuated by our discipline, endurance and stamina. Our athletes are excelling at all levels and we say ‘thank you’ to the teams, the coaches and their families for extending the necessary love and support.”

Jamaica copped this year’s Carifta Games title with 68 medals for its 29th consecutive win.

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