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Antigua PM wants LIAT to name plane after Grenadian Olympian
BASSETERRE—It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s...Kirani James? The Prime Minister of Antigua says he wants LIAT to name one of its planes after an Olympic runner who gave the island of Grenada its first gold medal. Baldwin Spencer says naming an aircraft after James would be a fitting tribute. The 19-year-old won the 400 metres final last Monday in London. James was also applauded for his sportsmanship after he traded name tags with South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius, a double amputee.
Spencer made the suggestion while speaking Friday at an assembly of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States. Antigua is a major shareholder of LIAT along with other Caribbean islands. LIAT released a statement earlier on Friday saying it plans to honour James, but did not provide details.
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