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Primary athletes reap rewards


Wade Gibbons

Primary athletes reap rewards

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FORMER GOVERNMENT MINISTER Rommell Marshall has partnered with Chefette Restaurants to reward 30 top athletes at three St Joseph schools.
And that is but the tip of the iceberg, with Marshall saying several initiatives he had planned for the rural parish would be revealed in the weeks to come.
On Thursday the veteran Barbados Labour Party (BLP) politician brought smiles to the faces of 30 children at St Bernard’s Primary, St Joseph’s Primary and St Elizabeth’s Primary when he presented them with dinner vouchers and other gifts.
The donations were made to ten children from each school for their performances during recent athletics meets as well as at the National Primary Schools Athletic Championships (NAPSAC).
Marshall said the initiative was to inspire the children and show them that there were rewards to be obtained by those who pursued excellence, whether in sporting activity or academic endeavour.
He said these presentations would not be the last.
The principals and games teachers at the three schools attended the presentations.
Marshall, who intends to contest the St Joseph seat in the next general election because the constituency has been “neglected” since 1994, told the SATURDAY SUN he intended to be a constant presence in the constituency.
The former Minister of Transport and Works said he had been familiar with the constituency for several years.
“For me, this goes beyond politics; it is about people and, as a parent, I think other parents would understand where I am coming from when it comes to encouraging our children,” he said.

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