Unveiling of Bolt's statue postponed


October 11, 2017
Sports Minister Olivia Grange with a maquette of Usain Bolt statue at the Spanish Court Hotel in June.

The date for the unveiling of the Usain Bolt's statue that is being erected at the National Stadium has been pushed back to December 3.

The statue was to be unveiled this Friday. In a release from Minister of Sport Olivia Grange, weather forecasts of showers and thunderstorms, and the fact that some guests have been affected by hurricanes this season and are unable to travel to Jamaica at this time, were given as the reasons for the postponement.

However, checks with the Meteorological Service of Jamaica indicated that while scattered showers and thunderstorms are forecast for mainly central and western parishes, Kingston is expected to be partly cloudy.

The release said the decision to reschedule was taken after consultations with the track and field superstar's management team.

Along with the unveiling ceremony, a reception to honour the team that represented Jamaica at the World Championships in London earlier this year has also been moved to December 3.

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