Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Shearer, Bolt, Campbell-Brown to be honoured by Gov’t

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia Grange, has announced plans to honour world renowned sprinters Usain Bolt and Veronica Campbell in separate ways in their native parish of Trelawny.

The sports minister revealed that the promised life-size statue of Bolt is now ready, and should be unveiled in the historic town of Falmouth in December.

"It is my pleasure to say to you that his statue is ready to be erected here in the town and this is a gift to the parish of Trelawny," she said.

In tribute to Campbell Brown, Troy Primary School in the parish is to be renamed the Veronica Campbell Brown Primary School, Grange announced.

The culture minister also made known that the district of Martha Brae in the parish of Trelawny, the birthplace of former Prime Minister Hugh Shearer, is to be declared a heritage site, and the family house in which he grew up, is to be restored.

Grange was addressing the National Heritage Week Thanksgiving Church Service at William Knibb Memorial Baptist Church in Falmouth, Trelawny on Sunday.

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