She loves it! Veronica approves of maquette

She loves it! Jamaican Olympian Veronica Campbell Brown reacts after being shown the design of the statue in her honour by the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange (right). The statue in tribute to Campbell Brown -- to the scale of one and quarter life size -- will be unveiled at Statue Park in the National Stadium complex on Sunday, 20 October 2019. She loves it! Jamaican Olympian Veronica Campbell Brown reacts after being shown the design of the statue in her honour by the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange (right). The statue in tribute to Campbell Brown -- to the scale of one and quarter life size -- will be unveiled at Statue Park in the National Stadium complex on Sunday, 20 October 2019. MCGES/Andre Grange

Kingston, 12 September 2019 – All is now set for the installation of the statue of the Jamaican Olympic and World Champion sprinter, Veronica Campbell Brown.

On Thursday (today), the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, received the all clear from Campbell Brown.

Minister Grange said:
“We’ve been in discussion with Veronica and the sculptor, Basil Watson, about the design, but today when Veronica saw the maquette she said, ‘Yes, this is it!’. She loves it!"

The statue in tribute to Campbell Brown — to the scale of one and quarter life size — will be mounted at Statue Park in the National Stadium and unveiled during a special ceremony on Sunday, 20 October 2019.

The Campbell Brown statue is the third of four statues in tribute to outstanding Jamaican athletes that are being designed by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport as part of its Jamaica 55 Legacy programme.

The first two statues of Usain Bolt and Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce were unveiled in 2017 and 2018 respectively. The statue of Asafa Powell, the last in the series, is being finalised.

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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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