The Trinidad Guardian is reporting that “Keshorn Walcott, Trinidad and Tobago’s first Olympic gold medallist in 36 years, has been promised a reward valued at several million dollars by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar.”
Speaking this morning at a homecoming ceremony for the country’s Olympic athletes in the Piarco International Airport main lobby, the PM outlined some details of the Javelin athlete’s reward, which will include:
- $1 million in cash
- A home in Federation park, valued at approximately $2.5 million dollars
- 20,000 sq ft of land in Toco
- A scholarship at the University of Trinidad and Tobago
In addition, the Toco lighthouse, a housing development in Toco and a new CAL aircraft will be named after Walcott, the PM said.