CARICOM proud of Paralympic athletes – Secretary-General

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The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is proud of the achievements regional athletes recorded at the Paralympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this month.

In a congratulatory message, CARICOM Secretary-General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque singled out world record setting gold medal winner Akeem Stewart of Trinidad and Tobago for special praise.

“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.

The Secretary-General said that CARICOM will continue to “seek ways to ensure a better life for all our differently-abled citizens in the on-going effort to build a Community for all”.

Please see text of the message:

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is very proud of the achievements of its athletes at the Rio Paralympics 2016.

We are especially proud of the world record setting gold medal winner Akeem Stewart of Trinidad and Tobago.  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.

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.

On behalf of the Community, I extend congratulations to all our medallists and finalists. CARICOM will continue to seek ways to ensure a better life for all our differently-abled citizens in the on-going effort to build a Community for all.

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