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Gold star Kyron A. McMaster receives $30G cheque from Government

-While Chantel E. Malone gets $15G & Tahesia G. Harrigan-Scott receives plaque
A still beaming Chantel E. Malone and Kyron A. McMaster displaying his ‘gold,’ on June 15, 2018. Photo: Cleave M. Farrington
At a Press Conference held on June 14, 2018, at the Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport to welcome the VI star athletes. From left, BVI Olympic Committee President, Ephrim E. Penn, then Acting Premier, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4), Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), Kyron A. McMaster, Tahesia G. Harrigan-Scott and Chantel E. Malone. Photo: Cleave M. Farrington
At a Press Conference held on June 14, 2018, at the Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport to welcome the VI star athletes. From left, BVI Olympic Committee President, Ephrim E. Penn, then Acting Premier, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4), Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), Kyron A. McMaster, Tahesia G. Harrigan-Scott and Chantel E. Malone. Photo: Cleave M. Farrington
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Many of the Territory’s Commonwealth Games athletes returned home on June 14, 2018, and were welcomed at the Terrence B. Lettsome International Airport, on Beef Island.

While at the Airport, three of the athletes hosted a press conference.  The three Virgin Islands (VI) athletes taking part in the press conference included Commonwealth gold medal winner, Kyron A. McMaster, Chantel E. Malone and veteran track star Tahesia G. Harrigan-Scott.

The Press Conference at the airport also included then acting Premier, Honourable Mark H. Vanterpool (R4), who is Minister for Communications and Works, Honourable Myron V. Walwyn (AL), Minister for Education and Culture and Mr Ephraim E. Penn, President of the Commonwealth Games Association and the local Olympics Committee.

Help the athletes-Harrigan-Scott

Following the press conference on June 14, 2018, there was a motorcade from the airport to Road Town which climaxed at the Government’s Central Administration Complex with a photo shoot.  

The following day, Friday, June 15, 2018, there was another event for the 2018 Commonwealth Games athletes, this time starting after 2:00 PM at the A. O Shirley Reaction Grounds in the Capital City, with a procession ending at the Tortola Pier Park (TPP).   

At TPP there were speeches by politicians and heads of sporting associations, while those in attendance included Governor, Augustus J. U Jaspert, parents, students, the media and other athletes.

Speaking on the behalf of the Commonwealth game athletes, Ms Harrigan-Scott urged the National Democratic Party (NDP) Government, to “do more to help all athletes” and asked the public  to also continue to show their support.

Big money for two athletes

In addition, Commonwealth gold winner, McMaster was given a cheque for $30,000 by Government. Ms Malone was presented with a cheque for $15,000 while  Ms. Harrigan-Scott was awarded a plaque for her long service in the track and field area of sports.

Our newsroom caught up with gold medal winner Mr. McMaster today June 17, 2018 who advised us that he was on his way back to South Carolina, USA.

 

15 Responses to “Gold star Kyron A. McMaster receives $30G cheque from Government ”

  • Good Going (17/06/2018, 18:54) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    Well deserved
  • guy hill (17/06/2018, 18:56) Like (14) Dislike (1) Reply
    Both of you continue to do your very best. Congratulations on the success in your athletics careers thus far. State healthy, focused and determined to step up to the next level trusting God only.
  • Yo (17/06/2018, 19:20) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    You could sort out the pound now or wa??
  • 1 (17/06/2018, 19:41) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    Nice
  • Ques (17/06/2018, 20:20) Like (11) Dislike (17) Reply
    What did the other athletes get for their effort and for encouragement.?
  • just asking... (17/06/2018, 20:46) Like (8) Dislike (14) Reply
    So how come Scott did not get any cash?
    • @just asking (18/06/2018, 08:40) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
      Scott got a plaque in recognition of her years representing BVI. She has received chrques before for winning events.
  • BRAD BOYNES (18/06/2018, 05:47) Like (23) Dislike (11) Reply
    They could have given them more money. After all. They give a defunct airline what hasn't done anything for this country $7 million for what?
  • NEGATRON (18/06/2018, 06:33) Like (22) Dislike (2) Reply
    To be an elected official takes a special breed of people, I can't imagine how it feels when nothing you do is ever good enough. You're damned when you do and damned when you don't. It's either you gave too much or you gave too little. I couldn't do it buddy. You all Good!
  • one eye (18/06/2018, 07:55) Like (5) Dislike (5) Reply
    I am not move by anything this government does they full of themselves
  • @ques (18/06/2018, 08:41) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    more encouragement and support from from good people like you and i.
  • Hmm (18/06/2018, 11:40) Like (7) Dislike (12) Reply
    not a hater but i think that money could have gone into other projects..
    • Gumption. Official (18/06/2018, 14:10) Like (9) Dislike (3) Reply
      Your a hater. Our country did waste money in other things and ways before. They deserve it the money for what they’ve been doing an marketing the BVI.
    • ndp (19/06/2018, 07:31) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      Hmm stop hating if it was you you would have gladly accept it.


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