All Set !!! “Bolt statue set to be unveiled this sunday”
Alas the wait is over “rain or shine”, the unveiling of the Usain Bolt statue will be done this Sunday – Stated by Olivia Babsy Grange -Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport
“We’re all set to unveil Usain Bolt’s statue…The base is now ready for mounting of the statue. The statue will be mounted and will be in place for Sunday, December 3,” said Grange.
it was initially due to be unveiled during Heritage Week in October, but the unveiling ceremony was postponed because of rain.
The unveiling will be done by Prime Minister Andrew Holness in a special ceremony scheduled to begin at 5:30pm.
The likes of Victor Lopez, the president of the North American Central American and Caribbean Athletics Association and other notable figures in both local and international sports will be present.
The sculpture was designed by renowned Jamaican sculptor Basil Watson.
It is the first of four statues of national sports stars that were commissioned by the ministry under the Jamaica 55 Legacy Programme.
Watson is also working on sculptures of Shelly Ann Fraser Pryce, Veronica Campbell Brown and Asafa Powell.
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