PM Douglas says Kim Collins performance ‘a clear message to nationals’

BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, JANUARY 31ST 2012 (CUOPM) – As St. Kitts and Nevis athletic icon, Kim Collins, prepares for the London Olympics, St. Kitts and Nevis’ Prime Minister, the Rt. Hon. Dr. Denzil L. Douglas says Collins continues to impress and confound his compatriots.

“Despite being much older than most runners, Kim again distinguished himself, coming in second in both the 60 and the 200 metre races in Glasgow, Scotland – each time being surpassed only by Great Britain, and each time coming in ahead of Germany – and everyone else! We all congratulate Kim,” said Prime Minister Douglas during his weekly radio programme “Ask the Prime Minister.”

Dr. Douglas said what Collins is doing in athletics is “sending a clear message to all St. Kitts and Nevis nationals in academia, the arts, business, parenting, and every other field, that there’s no substitute for hard work.”

“We have to forget about what is impossible, and focus on what is possible. We can never let the fact that we are from a little village, or a little street, on a little island hold us back from fulfilling our God-given potential. It is not where we were born that determines our destiny, but our spirit, our character, and our determination,” said Prime Minister Douglas.

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