Prime Minister Agrees With Call for Greater Regional Recognition for Kirani James

Hon. Tillman Thomas

Grenada’s Prime Minister Hon. Tillman Thomas has welcomed calls by his counterparts for greater regional recognition of world and Olympic champion over 400 meters, Kirani James, who became the first person from Grenada and the OECS to win an olympic gold medal.

Prime minister Ralph Gonsalves of St. Vincent and the Grenadines praised Kirani for his performance, while Antigua’s prime minister Baldwin Spencer called on Liat to name an aircraft in honour of the Olympic gold medalist in the 400 meters.

Prime minister Thomas said the expressions and sentiments of solidarity and support expressed by the leaders and people of the OECS shows that, the feat achieved by Kirani is a celebration of the dreams and aspirations of the people of the OECS subregion.

The Grenadian leader who was at the launch of the OECS assembly said, it is a historic moment for the OECS and a landmark event in the integration of our economies and our people.

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