CARICOM praises region’s paralympians
GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Caricom Secretary General Irwin LaRocque has said the region can beam with pride at the achievements of its athletes at the just concluded Paralympics in Rio Brazil.
A statement from Ambassador LaRocque said Caricom was proud of the athletes especially the world record setting gold medal winner Akeem Stewart of Trinidad and Tobago.
Stewart threw the javelin a distance of 57.23 metres in the Javelin finals to break his own world record of 54.77 metres
“We are especially proud of the world record setting gold medal winner Akeem Stewart of Trinidad and Tobago,” the statement from the Georgetown-based Caricom Secretariat stated.
“His performances were the highlight of the region’s participation in these Games and epitomised the determination of our differently-abled citizens to compete with the rest of the world and be the best at their chosen field”.
Ambassador LaRocque said Caricom remained committed to seeking ways to ensure a better life for all differently abled in building a Community for all.
“Their example of commitment and excellence, in the face of the challenges they encounter, serve as an inspiration to us all as we strive to build a viable and prosperous society” the statement said.