KINGSTON, Jamaica -Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Olivia Grange has announced that a statue of legendary sprinter Usain Bolt is ready to be erected in his native parish of Trelawny before the end of the year.
She was speaking at the National Heritage Week Church Service held last week at the historic William Knibb Memorial Baptist Church, as one of the main events to mark Trelawny’s 250th anniversary.
The celebratory events, which were to be spearheaded by the Trelawny Municipal Corporation in partnership with the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, had to be canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“When we say Trelawny today we think immediately of Dr the Honourable Usain Bolt, who hails from the quiet district of Sherwood Content and who has placed Jamaica on the world stage in a way unlike any other his statue is ready to be erected here in the town [of Falmouth] before the end of December.”
The Trelawny Municipal Corporation has prepared the area in Water Square, Falmouth, where the monument is to be placed.
She also announced that Cabinet has approved that Troy Primary School will be renamed in honor of female sprint icon Veronica Campbell Brown, another world-acclaimed athlete who is also a native of the parish.”