(ZIZ)– The Country’s 25 year parliamentarian and current Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Dr. Denzil Douglas, has expressed pride and satisfaction with the performance of the Federation’s youths in the area of athletics.
The revered leader further said, “Our young people are at it again, setting goals, moving towards those goals with tremendous focus and determination by distinguishing themselves from other young people from far more populace nations.”
Speaking specifically of the CARIFTA games, which recently concluded on Martinique, Prime Minister Douglas said he was elated at the performance of the athletes who, in some cases, have outperformed the athletes representing larger islands.
“Whenever St. Kitts and Nevis competes regionally or internationally, and whenever we come out ahead, it is always important for us to remember that we are distinguishing ourselves among countries that are far larger with far larger population pools from which to select their representatives and so, whether it be in the field of sports, economics, the arts, social advancement, whatever, let us always remember that we are doing so from such a vastly smaller population size and so our accomplishments are therefore even more noteworthy.”
The nation’s leader then publicly lauded the athletes who had performed exceptionally to date.
“I know that everyone would like me, on their behalf, to congratulate ms. Crystal Liburd, Mr. Tahir Jefferson and of course Mr. Adrian Williams, all of whom headed off to Martinique in recent days and who have already, between them, won a number of bronze and silver medals.”
Prime Minister Douglas’ comments came during the most recent edition of his weekly radio programme, “Ask The Prime Minister.”