Grange congratulates new President of JAAA

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Kingston, 29 November 2020 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has congratulated Mr Garth Gayle who was elected President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association yesterday (November 28).

Mr Gayle, the former Honorary Secretary of the JAAA, succeeds Dr Warren Blake who did not seek re-election.

Minister Grange said: “As I offer congratulations to Garth and the others who were successful in the elections, I must make special mention of Marie Tavares who created history by becoming the first woman to be elected Honorary Secretary of the JAAA. Very well done, Marie.

“I say Jamaica is looking forward to the best performance from the new administration over the next four years, in the best interest of the country’s track and field athletes.

“There is a lot to be done to further develop the sport and as the Minister of Sport, I am right here in the middle to give my support to the new administration.

“I am also hoping that with the elections out of the way, all will come together to work together to build on Jamaica’s long, proud and wonderful record of performance in track and field,” Minister Grange concluded.



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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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