Grange saddened by killing of bobsledder and footballer

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, CD, MP The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, CD, MP

Kingston, 27 February 2020 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, says she’s saddened by the death of young bobsledder, Oshane Keith Junior Lewis, and the former national footballer, Irvino English.

Minister Grange has received news that both men who represented Jamaica in international competitions were killed in violent circumstances in separate incidents on Ash Wednesday.

Minister Grange said the “devastating news” had left her “heart-broken”.

She described Oshane Lewis as “one of the Jamaica’s most promising young bobsledders who had been doing well and had a bright future in the sport.”

The Minister also paid tribute to Irvino English who had been coaching young footballers since hanging up his boots.

Minister Grange has extended condolences to their families and friends and is urging people with information about the killings to make a report to the police.

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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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