Sport Ministry on track for Rio Athletes tribute

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, says plans for recognising and rewarding members of Jamaica's team to Rio 2016 Olympic Games are proceeding.

"Yes the team has started working and we're going over the proposals to ensure that we honour and celebrate the achievements of our Rio heroes in the most fitting way in October," said Minister Grange.

The Minister has established a special team — the Salute to Rio Sports Ambassadors Planning Committee — to lead the national celebration.  

The core membership of the Planning Committee is made up of a wide cross-section of stakeholders and practitioners, including the Jamaica Olympic Association; Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies; Sports Administrators and the private sector.  

"We have a very competent core team and we'll be able to co-opt additional talent and skills because our aims are clear: we want to ensure that the salute to our athletes mirrors their outstanding achievements; and that the programme of activities that we develop will serve to unite and inspire the whole country," said Minister Grange.

 

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Minister's charge

I remain hopeful because of the giftedness of the Jamaican people; their warmth and creativity; their dynamism and indomitable spirit that have resulted in excellence in all sectors.

It is by tapping into the gifts and awakening the spirit of the Jamaican people that we will, by God’s grace, re-group, re-engineer and re-open to a brighter future with Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.

Olivia Grange

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