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Tuesday, July 05, 2005 - The 26th Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM has recognized the achievements of Caribbean youth as a reflection of positive developments in the region.

Addressing the opening of the Conference of Heads of Government in Saint Lucia, Secretary General of the Caribbean Community, His Excellency Edwin Carrington spoke of the importance of the role of Caribbean youth in the development of the region and recognised their achievements in placing the community on the highest echelons of world endeavours.

Three Caribbean athletes, Jamaicans Asafa Powell and Veronica Campbell, and batting sensation Trinidadian Brian Lara were singled out for achieving feats of excellence denoting brilliance in Caribbean youth achievements.

Mr Asafa Powell is the world’s fastest man; he holds the world record for the 100 meters.

Campbell is an Olympic gold medallist.

Brian Lara is the third highest runs scorer in the history of test cricket; he is the only cricketer in the history of the game to set the world record twice for runs in a test innings. Lara also holds the record for the highest score of 501 in a first class innings.


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