He said he misplaced his written acceptance speech but said inter alia …’
“Little did I know that this barefooted boy who but his toe … from humble beginnings would be so recognized. You can make it whoever you are” Bolt replied to resounding applause.
PM Holness said “We owe Bolt an unpayable debt … we say thanks from a grateful nation … we are a great little country …an sports super power” declared an obviously elated PM.
We plan to merge a number of sporting organizations. She congratulated sculptor Watson for a job well done. She also paid tribute Bolt and stated that Shelly-Ann Frazer Pryce, Asafa Powell, and Veronica Campbell-Brown’s etc. statues will be done later.
Asafa Powell said in this exclusive “I congratulate Usain …it was decent for him to refer to me in his acceptance speech tonight on the unveiling of his statue at our stadium” said world class athlete Asafa Powell.
Vision’s SIC was there and filed this story. It was a well organized event. Congrats to Minister Grange et al.
Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie is Senior International correspondent & Photojournalist for Vision Newspaper.