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The brilliance of Caribbean Youth shine in Asafa Powell, Veronica Campbell and Brian Lara

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Tuesday, July 05, 2005 - The 26th Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM has recognized the achievements of Caribbean youth in the 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 “recognise their achievements in placing the community on the highest echelons of world endeavours.”

Singling out the achievements of three Caribbean athletes Jamaicans Asafa Powell and Miss Veronica Campbell and batting sensation Trinidadian Brian Lara 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, Miss Campbell is an Olympic gold medallist and Brian Lara holds the highest run scoring record and the most centuries in test cricket. Lara is the only cricketer in the history of the game to set the world record twice for a test innings and to have the highest score ever by anyone in a first class innings five hundred and one.

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