Sir Hilary Beckles Names New Sports Facility After Jamaican Usain Bolt
Submitted by Anthony Davis
PRINCIPAL of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, has defended a decision to name the new sports complex at the university after Jamaican Olympic and world sprint champion Husain Bolt – Unease In Barbados Over Decision To Name Cave Hill Sports Complex After Usain Bolt
We are true lovers of things/people foreign. Pray tell me, Sir Hilary, where in Barbados was Usain born?
Why isn’t it being named, as suggested, after Jim Wedderburn, Obadale Thompson, Akela Jones, or any other of our outstanding athletes?
Do we always have to degrade our athletes/artists in such a way?
Is it possible that you don’t want to name it after Akela because you are sexist?
The part about Sir Frank Worrell doesn’t hold water, because Sir Frank had adopted Jamaica as his home, and he was working there.
In any case, I do not only voice my strong opposition to naming the complex after Bolt, I will NOT attend any events at all at that venue!
My money has more sense.
You can give a million reasons for naming it after Bolt, but they all smack of you being nothing but a traitor to those Barbadians who gave/are giving their all for our country!
Charity begins at home, Sir Hilary!