LONDON: Jamaicas Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett says, sprint legend Usain Bolt will go down in history as one of the greatest athletes of our time.
The statement follows the athlete’s final individual race in his career at the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships in London, where Bolt received a bronze medal. This was also his 24th medal at the global senior level.
In congratulating the track star, the Minister shared, “It has been our country’s greatest joy to witness the spectacular career of our iconic athlete Usain Bolt. He is truly exceptional and an outstanding Ambassador for Jamaica. He is undoubtedly one of the greatest athletes in the world and has continuously made our nation proud.”
The Minister also noted that Bolt’s dominant and impactful career has had a significant impact on brand Jamaica and our tourism product.
“Bolt’s talent and charismatic personality embodies the spirit and resilience of our Jamaican people. I am positive that people have travelled from all across the globe to visit the home of a legend. Each performance over the years, has further boosted our efforts to market destination Jamaica and for this we are truly grateful” said the Minister.
Minister Bartlett and a high-level delegation are currently in London engaging in promotional activities surrounding Jamaica House, a collaboration among the Ministry of Tourism, the Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) and the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.
“The Jamaica Tourist Board has been aggressive with their promotions in London during the World Championships. We have not only been engaging in Jamaica House activities but we have also wrapped 150 taxicabs with colourful Jamaican-themed images depicting the best of our country. This will be present all throughout the city for the month of August,” said Minister Bartlett.