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Tobago to host motorcade to honour Olympians
A massive motorcade is planned for Tobago to honour our Olympic athletes tomorrow. Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar heads a list of dignitaries who will take part in the motorcade from Market Square, Scarborough, at 9.30 am. The motorcade passes through several villages in Tobago.
Among the athletes who will be celebrated are Keshorn Walcott, who won the gold medal in the men’s javelin competition, and Tobago-born Lalonde Gordon, who won bronze in both the men’s 400 metre final and 4x400 metre relay event. Before the start of the motorcade, Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Chief Secretary Orville London will receive the athletes and the Prime Minister.
Several Government ministers, including Minister of National Security Jack Warner, will be in attendance. Since winning the gold medal on August 11, Walcott has been treated to a hero’s welcome on his return home last Monday. He was taken by motorcade from Piarco International Airport to his hometown, Toco. On Thursday, he was in another motorcade from Port-of-Spain to Diego Martin and Carenage, where he handed out hampers to persons affected by last weekend’s floods in west Trinidad.
Another motorcade is planned for Tuesday which will take the athletes to Penal, Siparia, and Point Fortin. On Wednesday, the motorcade passes through San Fernando, Couva, and Chaguanas. On Thursday, they go to Princes Town and Mayaro.
On Friday, the motorcade leaves Port-of-Spain and goes through Laventille, the Croisee in San Juan, ending at Constantine Park, Macoya. These events are being organised by the Ministry of Sport and the Office of the Prime Minister.
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