Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce celebrates winning gold in the Women’s 100 Metres Final at the World Athletics Championships, Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar on Sept. 29, 2019.
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Six top regional icons have been lauded for the role they played by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in shaping and sustaining the region with the unveiling of the figures of eminent Caribbean people during a special ceremony recently mark Caribbean Day, at the Caribbean Wax Museum in Barbados.
The figures were of Barbados’ first female Governor General, Dame Nita Barrow, winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in economics, Sir Arthur Lewis of St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines national hero, Joseph Chatoyer, Jamaican Olympic sprinter, Shelly-Fraser-Pryce, former Commonwealth Secretary-General, Sir Shridath Ramphal of Guyana and renowned international entertainer, 81-year-old Calypso Rose (McCartha Lewis), of Trinidad and Tobago.
In his remarks at the unveiling ceremony, Ambassador to CARICOM, David Comissiong described the exhibition as one of “the most unique CARICOM Day celebrations there has ever been,” adding, “I don’t know if any member state has ever celebrated CARICOM Day with a wax statue exhibition.”
The region marked its 48th anniversary on July 4, CARICOM Day.
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