The government has announced 15 additional persons to be accorded the status of cultural and sports ambassadors.
Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves made the announcement on Monday during his Independence Address at the Military Parade at Victoria Park to mark the nation’s 35th anniversary of political independence from Britain.
He said the cultural ambassadors are Cecil “Blazer” Williams, Ken Isles, Marlon “Mattafix” Roudette, Elroy “Blondie Bird” Boyd, Julian “Pilling” Pollard, Elroy “Sardo” Sutherland, Rondy “Luta” McIntosh, Orandi “Bomani” Charles, Shaunelle McKenzie, and Shernelle “Skarpyon” Williams.
The sports ambassadors are Dr. Halimah Deshong, Deighton Butler, Stanley “Luxy” Morris, Denis Byam, and Sabrina Mitchell.
“These appointments reaffirm our government’s conviction that culture, the arts, and sports, as well as other uplifting aspects of live and living, are vital to our nation’s well-being and the further ennoblement of our civilisation,” Gonsalves said.