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UPDATE: VI sports hero Kyron A. McMaster presented with $38K cheque by Gov’t

- $$ is for his gold medals @ Commonwealth Games & NACAC Championships
Virgin Islands athletics hero Kyron A. McMaster, left, was given an official welcome home ceremony that included the presentation of a cheque for $38,000 by Minister responsible for Sports Hon Sharie B. de Castro (AL), right, on Thursday, September 15, 2022. Photo: VINO
Kyron A. McMaster shared that he has had his fair share of struggles last year and this year, but he was grateful for the support received from his family. Photo: VINO
Kyron A. McMaster shared that he has had his fair share of struggles last year and this year, but he was grateful for the support received from his family. Photo: VINO
Reigning Commonwealth Games and NACAC Champion Kyron A. McMaster returns to the Virgin Islands today, September 15, 2022, following his stellar exploits on the international circuit. Photo: Kermit Taylor/Bahamas Athletices/File
Reigning Commonwealth Games and NACAC Champion Kyron A. McMaster returns to the Virgin Islands today, September 15, 2022, following his stellar exploits on the international circuit. Photo: Kermit Taylor/Bahamas Athletices/File
The 2-times Commonwealth Games Champion and NACAC Record Holder, Kyron A. McMaster, will be presented with a cheque by Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports Hon Sharie B. de Castro (AL). Photo: Facebook/File
The 2-times Commonwealth Games Champion and NACAC Record Holder, Kyron A. McMaster, will be presented with a cheque by Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports Hon Sharie B. de Castro (AL). Photo: Facebook/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- Virgin Islands athletics hero Kyron A. McMaster was given an official welcome home ceremony that included the presentation of a cheque for $38,000 on Thursday, September 15, 2022.

The ceremony was done at the Road Town Ferry Terminal and those present included Acting Governor David D. Archer Jr; Acting Premier Hon Kye M. Rymer (R5); Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports Hon Sharie B. de Castro (AL); Minster for Health and Social Development Hon Marlon A. Penn (R8); President of the BVI Olympic Committee (BVIOC) Ephraim E. Penn and President of the BVI Athletics Association (BVIAA) Steve Augustine, who all gave remarks.

‘True VI champion & hero’

The huge cheque, according to Hon de Castro, was for Kyron’s exploits at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Eugene, Oregon and the 2022 NACAC Championships in The Bahamas.

“He won the gold medal at both events so the cheque was symbolic of his winning and earnings for those meets,” Hon de Castro, who described McMaster as a “true champion and true Virgin Islands hero”, said.

McMaster, among other things, said: “I want to thank God for bringing me here safely. Lord knows the trials and tribulations.”

He shared that he had his fair share of struggles last year and this year, but he was grateful for the support received from his family, particularly his father Anthony S. McMaster who would call him up to three times a day for over six months.

More details to follow.

See previous article published September 15, 2022

Kyron A. McMaster to get official welcome home event today

Reigning Commonwealth Games and NACAC Champion Kyron A. McMaster returns to the Virgin Islands today, September 15, 2022, following his stellar exploits on the international circuit.

The public is invited to be at the Road Town Ferry Port at 6:30 pm to welcome home the 400m Hurdler.

The 2-times Commonwealth Games Champion and NACAC Record Holder will be presented with a cheque by Minister for Education, Culture, Youth Affairs and Sports Hon Sharie B. de Castro (AL).

McMaster is also a 2-time Diamond League Champion.

The 25-year-old hurdler is the most decorated athlete in the history of the [British] Virgin Islands.

28 Responses to “UPDATE: VI sports hero Kyron A. McMaster presented with $38K cheque by Gov’t”

  • asking for a friend (15/09/2022, 08:17) Like (9) Dislike (79) Reply
    How much time we going welcome him home?
    • @asking for a friend (15/09/2022, 09:54) Like (98) Dislike (1) Reply
      Every time he makes this country proud. you sound really mad, maybe you should do something good with your life as well.
      • Give them their roses (15/09/2022, 10:22) Like (73) Dislike (1) Reply
        You are so right.We don’t do enough for our athletes.Kyron is competing with world class athletes and he deserves our support and encouragement.Will cost nothing to go to the ferry and welcome him home.
    • @asking for a friend (16/09/2022, 09:23) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      You are one of the same fools who will turn and say that enough is not being done for the athletes. We do and get @$$ish comments like that, we don't and get blasted for not doing enough. Which is it? What does it take to satisfy people in this country???
    • The other friend (16/09/2022, 17:37) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      We will until your friend go and do soethung great so we welcome your friend and not McMaster!
  • Yayyyy (15/09/2022, 08:45) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
  • 3 to beat still (15/09/2022, 10:01) Like (6) Dislike (29) Reply
    He doing great but until he put some licks on Benjiman, Santos and Warholm I will hold back my excitement. But big up still bless.
  • Xxx (15/09/2022, 10:49) Like (28) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hope they giving him money or land too much talk
  • BVI ThankYou (15/09/2022, 11:49) Like (30) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thank you Kyron. You make us proud every time. We BVILANDERS LOVE YOU. GOD BLESS YOU.
  • Real Macoy (15/09/2022, 14:38) Like (16) Dislike (0) Reply
    So proud of Kyron.
    He is putting Tortola on the map for sure.
  • flUffy (15/09/2022, 15:37) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    @asking for a friend!! If YOU HAD ANY NATIONAL PRIDE YOU WOULD NOT HAVE ASKED THAT QUESTION!! !AND IN MY OPINION HE DESERVES MORE THAN A LAST MINUTE WELCOME HOME......
  • Give him some land!!! (15/09/2022, 19:20) Like (55) Dislike (1) Reply
    How may gold medals did Ms Malone win??? Time and time again Kyron performs and EXCELS. Please get him some land. He has done what no other athlete has done as yet for the BVI. I said what I said.
  • wrong timing {hurricane} (15/09/2022, 21:43) Like (17) Dislike (1) Reply
    GIVE HIM ONE OF THOSE HOUSES THAT SOCIAL SECURITY BUILT UP LONG BUSH
  • value (15/09/2022, 21:48) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    While we can't put a price tag on him. If we learn how to value people and their contributions we would be a better territory. Give him what is due to him. He should not have to beg for nothing.
  • guy hill LA'84 (15/09/2022, 23:16) Like (9) Dislike (0) Reply
    Congratulations Kyron. Always continúe to do and be your very best. Hammaskjold is watching. Be Brave.
  • lol (16/09/2022, 09:00) Like (24) Dislike (2) Reply
    $38,000? $50,000 would have been more fitting. Or at least round it to $40,000. C’mon, A National Hero. We can do better than this.
  • NezRez (16/09/2022, 09:01) Like (14) Dislike (0) Reply
    Many congratulations ???? to you Kyron. You came, you saw, you went and you conquered. You made the BVI proud. We appreciate you to the highest. Thank you for showing your love ???? of your country young man.
  • concerned citizen (16/09/2022, 09:07) Like (24) Dislike (1) Reply
    Kyron McMaster is the one that deserve a good piece of land. Give him his flowers now. Others got land and can't come near to what he has accomplished.
  • Never satisfied! (16/09/2022, 09:29) Like (10) Dislike (4) Reply
    Give him 40,000...
    Give him $50,000...
    Give him land...
    Give him a house...
    Why dont we make it a free for all and give him a damn island while we're at it!
    Did it ever occur to any of you that there are policies around what amounts are given for athletes achievements? '

    Besides, what does it take to satisfy you people? NOTHING is ever enough! If he was given $100,000 some moron would still complain, either that it wasn't enough or that it was too much. Y'all make the dog sick!!
  • Amen (16/09/2022, 10:19) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Amen i hope they give him one every year and other persons who rep BVI thats a one year salary there for some people but worth it for a person who rep a country.
  • Theron (16/09/2022, 10:30) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Unno fi proud ah fi hero.Him ah go far pon life, yuh seeme?! Big up and nuff respek to McmAster yuh see. McMaster to deh werld!!!!!
  • ausar (16/09/2022, 15:32) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    I want to believe that next time, we can present a cheque for a hundred grand(100,000) USD!!

    Certainly, we must aspire to sufficiently reward our athletes!
  • confused (16/09/2022, 19:26) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    How did they arrive at $38,000? Did they tally his receipts/expenses while competing and round it to the nearest thousand? Unusual amount…
    • We making it Hot (17/09/2022, 07:16) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
      I agree 38 grand sound like lets give him 40grand, no that's yo.much, tsje off 2 grand
  • musa (16/09/2022, 21:38) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    great sportman
  • Don Jefe (17/09/2022, 07:36) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    We need more incentives like this. Let’s encourage this. There are a lot of talent within these shores that need the attention and support. We will be surprised how we can look on the world stage if we encourage and motivate the youth…..


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