Grange saddened by senseless killing of footballer

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Kingston, 1 November 2019 - The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has said she is deeply saddened by the killing of Tarania Clarke, a talented footballer who was a member of the Jamaica national women’s football team.

Minister Grange said it was a senseless, wanton act that cut short the life of Tarania, who also captained the Excelsior High School football team and was a member of the Waterhouse Football team in St. Andrew.

“She was not only a brilliant footballer and leader but a wonderful individual. It is so painful that she will not be able to take up the scholarship that she was awarded to study at Daytona College in Florida, in the United States, next year.

“My condolences on behalf of the Government to Tarania’s parents and relatives, friends, present and former team mates, the Jamaica Football Federation, the Water House Football Club and the Excelsior High School family.”



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