Prime Minister Allen Chastanet says he shared some of this country’s plans for sports during a meeting with visiting sprint legend, Usain Bolt.
Writing on his official Facebook page, Chastanet said the plans included the upgrading of several sports facilities which are currently underway, the establishment of the School of Sports Excellence from this September and the overall strategy to use sports as a medium to deter youth from involvement in crime.
The PM disclosed that Bolt came to participate in and experience a few of the events for Saint Lucia carnival.
The sprint legend was accompanied by his management team as well as Saint Lucia’s cricketing hero, Daren Sammy.
” I was happy that Usain endorsed our plans and was even happier to know that he took some time to host a number of Saint Lucia’s young sportsmen and women at a special function this morning at the Sandals Grande Saint Lucia Resort,” Chastanet stated.
He expressed thanks to the Bolt, who is widely considered to be the greatest sprinter of all time, for visiting Saint Lucia and being for “continuing to be an inspiration to all of us!”