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Stuart: Well done Jamaica

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Stuart: Well done Jamaica

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PRIME MINISTER Freundel Stuart is extremely proud of the region’s independence experiment.He’s even prouder of how Caribbean people continue to showcase their immense skills to the rest of the planet.The Prime Minister today offered belated birthday greetings to Jamaica, which celebrated 50 years of Independence on August 6, and then offered early 50th birthday greetings to Trinidad and Tobago, which will celebrate its milestone on August 31.Stuart offered the greetings in the House of Assembly. “The independence experiment has worked. Both Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago have made their mark on the international stage and contributed to the development of people in the region,” the Prime Minister noted.Stuart said it was coincidental, but also extremely symbolic, that Jamaica and Trinidad would be celebrating their independence at a time when Caribbean athletes had showcased their brilliance at the London Olympic Games.“We are as talented and resourceful as any people, anywhere else in the world. There is something wrong if we believe we are inferior to people anywhere else in the world,” Stuart warned. He said if there was any doubt, the performance by Caribbean athletes during the Olympics should have erased such from the minds of Caribbean people.“Jamaica marked itself out for imperishable renown, and so did Trinidad, The Bahamas and Grenada. “What they were able to do showed that what had transpired in Beijing [during the previous Olympics in China] was no happenstance,” he told parliamentarians. (BA)
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