The Ministry of Sports, Culture and Community Development hosted a ceremony to welcome home eleven young athletes who represented Dominica at the 2022 CARIFTA Games held in Jamaica last week.
Two of the young athletes earned medals in their respective fields with nineteen year old Trenese Hamilton earning a gold medal in the Under 20 Girls Shot Put event while fourteen year old Addison James earned silver in the Under 17 Boys Javelin event.
The other athletes included Faithlean Kalima Simon and Kerelle Etienne who both participated in the Under-20 Women’s 100 metres and 200 metres race; Jemerly Lawrence, 100 metres High Jump; Nathan Telemaque, Octathlon; Malachi Cuffy 800 metres; Neo Davis 1,500 meters and 5000 metres; Joshua St. Jean 100 and 200 metres; Peter Daniel 100 and 200 metres, and Peterson Daniel Javelin.
Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Sports, Culture and Community Development Lucien Blackmoore explained that the Ministry could not allow the achievements of the young athletes to go unnoticed.
“The reason why we are here is to ensure that we give our athletes representing the Commonwealth of Dominica the greatest homecoming that we can, and in the same time to give due recognition for the sacrifice, the talent and the tremendous hard work that we know that they have done in representing the country. And of course we really want to show gratitude and to celebrate in your victory because your victory is our victory. You were out there representing us and we really want to ensure that this did not go unnoticed,” Mr. Blackmoore stated.
SOURCE: GOVERMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF DOMINICA