Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, expresses how pleased she is with the maquette of the Usain Bolt Statue which was unveiled today (Friday). Ian Forbes, Board Director of the Sport Development Foundation; Sculptor Basil Watson (l-r) and President of the JAAA, Dr Warren Blake (partially hidden).

The Government of Jamaica announced a life-size statue of decorated Jamaican Olympian, Usain Bolt, will be erected in the historic town of Falmouth in December 2020.

Minister of Sport, Olivia Grange, made the announcement while speaking during the National Heritage Week Thanksgiving Church Service at the William Knibb Memorial Baptist Church in Falmouth, Trelawny on Sunday.

“It is my pleasure to say to you… that his [Usain Bolt’s] statue is ready to be erected here in the town…. [and] this is a gift to the parish of Trelawny,” she stated.

The renowned Jamaican sculptor Basil Watson was engaged by the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport to design statues in honour of Usain Bolt, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Veronica Campbell-Brown and Asafa Powell.

These statues have been erected in Statue Park at the National Stadium in Kingston.

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