Day 5 Island: Puerto Rico – Old San Juan Main Attraction: vibrant coloured buildings and cobble stoned streets Shopping: Ralph Lauren, Coach, Marshalls, Rainbow, Footlocker Calle Fortaleza Vibrant Colours The Exquisite Architecture Castillo San Felipe Del Morro – World Heritage … Continue reading →
From the moment I saw pictures of thin the lush green hills of Nettle Point of St. Mark lies a hidden gem. Established in 1763, it is one of the few plantation estates still in operation, and it’s picturesque antique … Continue reading →
The Dunfermline Estate is situated on an enchanting hilltop in the Dunfermline, Moya area of St Andrew with perhaps the best panoramic view you will find. The property is adorned with beautiful flowers and an immaculate lawn.
It was definitely an adventure exploring this Plantation Estate, particularly the interior of the Great House. The steps and flooring were very fragile so we had to proceed with extreme caution. I really admire the architecture of these houses, in … Continue reading →
In recent Olympic Games more and more Caribbean nations have not only been represented but dominated in the athletics events particularly the sprints. This year Grenada proudly sent 7 athletes whose performances were exceptional. History was made in the 400m final by Kirani James, defending Olympic champion and Bralon Taplin who placed 7th, although he didn’t medal getting there was already a victory in itself. Kirani secured silver behind the impressive Wayde Van Niekerk who smashed Michael Johnson’s 19 year old WR, a truly phenomenal performance. Kurt Felix and Lindon Victor, two of our athletes represented in the decathlon placed 9th and 16th respectively with Kurt placing second in the Javelin throw and Lindon topping the Discus Throw.
The Jamaicans showed up and served as expected with Usain Bolt accomplishing a triple-triple and Elaine Thompson acquiring the title of new sprint queen with the defending champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce taking bronze. Other highlights include the dive from Shaunae Miller from the Bahamas to win gold in the 400m final and Trinidad’s Keshorn Walcott claiming bronze in the Javelin Throw. Our Caribbean athletes on a whole truly did us proud! I was impressed with ESPN in collaboration with CANOC broadcasting coverage of the games with a Caribbean focus, we deserved it.
When our athletes are about to start a race, the entire nation/region is there with them. the comradery in times like these is extraordinary; like the gathering at Half Way Tree in Jamaica and in Cuthbert Peters Park in Gouyave, hometown of our Hero. I hope that despite being small nations we continue to produce world class athletes and they receive the support they deserve.