On the 8th. day of Christmas, A Jamaican gave to me…

Persistence: You can bounce back from a setback Perhaps the biggest setback we faced as a team in 1988 was the crash on the third run of the four-man competition – it was seen and heard around the world. We never once believed that we didn’t belong in the sport. But with this spectacular crash […]
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Does the Bolt Commercials leave You Longing?

 I was on the phone with a friend a few nights back when they nearly deafen me as they yelled, “Bolt is on TV”! . Yes, Usain Bolt is staring in  several 30 second television commercials as part of Jamaica’s “Once You Go, You Know” tourism promotion. Usain Bolt, Promoting the Jamaican Brand . I […]
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Before there was Usain, there was …

This was a high week-end in Washington DC as we celebrated the achievements of folks of Caribbean heritage who are contributing to the richness of American life.  This is the 16th. year of this awards ceremony coordinated by the Institute of Caribbean Studies. . Usain Bolt was honored with the Vanguard Award for his  phenomenal […]
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Hon. Golding, How about a Bolt Ambassadorship to China?

The recognition of the spectacular performance of our athletes in Berlin began last week. Our global star is being honored with a lofty title and and a highway being renamed in his honor. Usain Bolt & Prime Minister Golding . Both these honors certainly affirm Bolt’s standing in the local community. However, Bolt is clearly […]
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Multiplying the Bolt Effect

Usain Bolt is not only rewriting records, he is overshadowing historical personalities such as Jesse Owen . . And let me add, modifying  nursery rhymes . Try this one on for size. And bionic Bolt stands alone. . Yes Usain Bolt owns the world stage.  No Phelps, no Woods, no Federer, no Williams sisters, no […]
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