National Gold Medal Sprinter Dwayne Fleming Gets A $10,000 Government Cash Award For His Outstanding Performance

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At a brief ceremony at the Ministry of Social Transformation Headquarters on Friar’s Hill Road,  a cash award of $10,000.00 was presented to the 2022 CARIFTA Games gold and silver medalist, 16-year-old sprinter Dwayne Fleming of New Winthorpes.

Dwayne, a student of the Princess Margaret School, has added his name to the list of high-performance athletes hailing from the tiny village of New Winthropes which has produced world-class golfers and cricketers.

On hand for the presentation were the Minister of Education and Sports, the Hon. Daryll Matthew and the Parliamentary Representative for the area where Dwayne hails from, the Honourable Dean Jonas, Minister for Social Transformation, Human Resource Development, and the Blue Economy.

Both Ministers of Government commended Dwayne on his outstanding performance in the 100 and 200 metres sprints against a field of outstanding athletes in the sprint capital of Jamaica and expressed their confidence that he will move on to greater achievements, and pledged the Government’s continued support.

Young Dwayne and his mother Ms. Sheena Nelson, both expressed their gratitude to the Honourable Dean Jonas for the award and shared that it would assist greatly in offsetting costs associated with training for upcoming events.

 

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17 COMMENTS

  1. Big up yourself, Dwayne. keep striving to be the best at your craft. Stay humble!
    Ms Nelson you don’t have to thank Dean Jonas. Dean would never give this money from his pockets. Politicians are seeking opportunities for photo ops because election is in the air.

  2. A government that works for young sport athletes. Where was UPP in their days with that? Oh yes they never had money.

  3. You all have $10.000 to give to Athletes but for over 20yrs I paid social security and on retirement but yet I can’t get my money..

  4. @ From The Sideline – Where were the politicians and government presence in 2018. 2019, 2020, 2021 and before he won. Now, election is the topic of the day, they want to be upfront and center.

    Government should be concerned about paying the people owed for work performed during the youth cricket world cup.
    Last I checked, UPP was not and still is not in power.
    ABLP always have this problem of not paying debts. Smfh

    • Winners are being rewarded. The kitty doesn’t have money for everyone. But where was the UPP to award athletes at the top of their game? Didn’t the UPP only reward Baka Bailey when he won? And not cash. They gave him a piece of land.

      • From The Sideline, in addition to lands Bakka was given a monthly Ambassador stipend by the government. Your ABLP government stopped the stipend. Did your government take back the land too?

  5. From The Sideline, in addition to lands Bakka was given a monthly Ambassador stipend by the government. Your ABLP government stopped the stipend. Did your government take back the land too?

  6. FTS, you being a Gaston worshipper should know the value of lands.
    People who worked are expected to be paid. The kitty doesn’t have money is not a valid excuse.

  7. Well that is what the UPP had for excuse every time someone came to them for assistance. But they were able to find $200K to give to Jacqui when she needed to go overseas for her medical.
    And in the same breath as you now make the case that land has value, you should tell the former LIAT worker to take the deal with the land. Cause that certainly has value and they can will it to their children.

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