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Government offers scholarships to CARIFTA gold medalists

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(Globalpost/GlobalPost)

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.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130412/government-offers-scholarships-carifta-gold-medalists