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Celebrating steelpan and academic achievements

St. George’s - It was an opportunity to celebrate when members and supporters of Republic Bank Angel Harps met last Saturday in Morne Rouge, St. George’s.

They celebrated their group’s success – two steelpan championships in 2011 – and the individual achievements of players such as 17-year-old Stacey Charles.

About three years ago, a schoolmate at the St. Joseph’s Convent in St. George’s invited Charles to join her at Angel Harps.

The Tanteen-based steel orchestra, founded in 1965, comprises junior and senior versions of the band. Many of its players are primary and secondary school students.

Each year, students record phenomenal successes in the primary schools’ Common Entrance Examination and in CXC for students at secondary level.

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More sporting kits delivered to youths of Grenada by the Jason Roberts Foundation

St. George’s Grenada:
The Jason Roberts Foundation’s in collaboration with the St. George’s University had spent the last weekend delivering sporting gear to many villages throughout Grenada. The distribution team was spearheaded by Otis Roberts, CEO of the Foundation.
Kits were delivered to the following areas; Grand Anse, Mont Tout, Springs, River Road, Tempe, Vendome, Wills, Happy Hill, Grand Roy, Gouyave, Waterloo and Maran.

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“Celebrations, Talent Recruitment Drive & Fore-Day Morning Walk – More Successes”

ST. JOHN’S – Grenada’s most active track and field club, SpeedZone ended the 2010 – 2011 athletics season on a high in August when two (2) of its club members, Kirani James and Janelle Radhead participated in the IAAF World Championships. Janelle reached the semi-final round of the 200M, while Kirani won gold in the 400M.

Marking the start of the athletic season on September 1st, SpeedZone organized a high-praised and impressionable celebratory event to recognize the achievements of both athletes and Kirani’s birthday at the Cuthbert Peters’ Park in Gouyave, St. John’s. Scores of people turned out and shared in the experiences and surprises of the evening, which was organized in less than 2 days.

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Jason Roberts Foundation to deliver more sporting kits to Grenada young people

St. George’s Grenada: CEO of the Jason Roberts Foundation, Otis Roberts, is due to fly out to Grenada this week to oversee more sporting kit being delivered to young people on the island.

The first kit drop this year took place in the summer when Jason was on hand to personally deliver kit in some of the Parishes on the island. As promised, the Foundation planned to deliver the generous amount of sporting materials, boots and kit – kindly donated by a well-known sportswear giant, over a number of months throughout the year, to ensure they reach as many young people as possible.

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Kirani sets new Grenada 400 meter mark in Zurich

ImageSt. George’s, September 9, 2011 (GIS) – Kirani James has done it again. The 19-year-old Grenadian star athlete won the 400 meters on August 30 at the World Championships in South Korea in 44.60 seconds.

And on Thursday, September 8, not only did he win again but he bettered his World Championship mark, once again blowing away American LaShawn Merritt in a Diamond League race in Zurich, Switzerland.

“As a government and a nation, let us be inspired by the exploits of our national athletes, especially Kirani James, our home-grown world championship,’’ Prime Minister Tillman Thomas said Thursday in addressing to a town hall meeting at the Grenada Trade Centre.
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