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Friday, Oct 30, 2020

Land & $30K for Pan Am Games Gold Medalist Chantel E. Malone

VIP Gov’t shows its commitment to sports & athletes success in a massive way
The Virgin Islands Party (VIP) Government has awarded Pan American Games gold medallist, Chantel E. Malone with a plot of land and $30,000 for her historic feat at the 2019 games in Lima, Peru.

Malone’s leap of 6.68m on August 6, 2019 was enough to secure the gold medal as well as added tangible benefits from the VI Government.

During a recognition ceremony for Malone at Central Administration Complex today, October 11, 2019, Premier and Minister of Finance, Honourable Andrew A. Fahie (R1) announced that Chantel E. Malone is now the owner of 0.4775 acres of land at Spooner’s Estate, compliments of the VI Government.

A cheque for $30,000 was also presented to the Virgin Islands international athlete.

“Chantel’s success is a testimony that if you remain laser focused, greatness is the outcome. I am so proud for it is indeed a big moment for the BVI,” Hon Fahie later wrote on his Facebook page.

Travelling to the territory to show their support to Malone were the VI’s top international athletes, Gold Coast Commonwealth gold medallist, Kyron A. McMaster; Shot Putter Eldred Henry and sprinter Ashley N. Kelly as well as retired sprinter and VI athletics trailblazer Tahesia G. Harrigan-Scott.

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