Government offers scholarships to CARIFTA gold medalists

The Dominican government has offered two of the country’s CARIFTA gold medalists, Luan Gabriel and Shanee Angol, scholarships through to university education.

Angol captured gold in the U-17 javelin with a throw of 43.89 meters in the just concluded 2013 CARIFTA Games and Gabriel, an Olympic participant last year, is a 2012 CARIFTA gold medalist in the 200-meter dash.

Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit says cabinet agreed to award the scholarship to the two budding athletes as a form of recognition to the achievements of the island’s youth.

“I would like to announce this evening that cabinet has taken a decision to grant to both Luan Gabriel and Shanee Angol a full scholarship to continue high school education,” Prime Minister Skerrit said.

“Secondly, a full scholarship to attend the Dominica State College and thirdly a full scholarship to attend university.”

The Dominican Prime Minister said Gabriel and Angol are both expected to maintain a high level of performance during their entire education career.