Grenada Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has lauded Caribbean athletes who recently participated in the IAAF World Championships in Athletics and the World Para Athletes Championships in London.
Dr. Mitchell, who is chairman of CARICOM (Caribbean Community) in a statement wrote: “As chairman of CARICOM, I take this opportunity to recognize all the athletes from Caribbean nations who participated in the World Championships and who brought the attention of the world to our region.”
“The entire Caribbean is extremely proud of your performances in London particularly the Trinidad and Tobago Men’s 4&400m Relay team which upstaged the United States as champions of the event for the first time since 2003,” he added.
Dr. Mitchell also noted that accomplishment of Akeem Stewart of Trinidad and Tobago who set a world record in the Javelin at the World Para Athletics Championships in London which preceded the World Championships.
He also extended best wishes to Usain Bolt as he transitions away from athletics adding that CARICOM is expected to announce at a future date the deserving recognition to both him and other athletes who have made their contribution to the sport.
“The success of our athletes reinforces the importance of sports tourism as a viable pillar of economic development to the region,” the statement said.