Ryan Brathwaite has been left wondering about the land at Farmers, St Thomas. (Picture by Sandy Pitt.)
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Nine years after World champion 110-metre hurdler Ryan Brathwaite was rewarded with a 12 000 square-foot plot of land for his 2009 gold medal performance in Berlin, Germany, he still has not received the deeds.
But his benefactor Sir Charles “Cow” Williams, who rewarded Brathwaite with the land at Farmers, St Thomas, is blaming the previous Freundel Stuart administration for not approving it for housing development.
“I applied for permission and I got turned down and I reapplied and the then Prime Minister went on the appeal,” he told the Sunday Sun during a telephone interview.
“My understanding is he [Prime Minister Freundel Stuart] went at 8 o’clock at night and he turned it down.”
Sir Charles said he had communicated this situation to Brathwaite. However, he refused to divulge why Government had blocked the approval of the land and said “definitely not” when asked if it was because it was agricultural land where his large herd of animals grazed. (MB)
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