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Wednesday, Jun 23, 2021

Wall of Fame coming to honour sporting icons

Wall of Fame coming to honour sporting icons

The government is preparing to establish a Wall of Fame to honour and highlight past and present sporting icons in the BVI.
At-Large representative Neville ‘Sheep’ Smith said, for transparency, a committee will be established to select the icons who will be highlighted.

“We’re about to head up a committee to find a way to select members that should go on that wall. I know there are a lot of sportspeople out there who think they should be on that wall but we have to come up with a criteria,” Smith explained.

He added that Rey O’Neal — Co-founder and former president of the BVI Olympic Committee — and former legislator, Eileen Parsons will be part of the committee.

Both individuals have received the Order of the British Empire for their contribution to the development of the BVI.

According to Smith, the Wall of Fame will be at the A.O. Shirley Recreation Ground in Road Town and the ministers of Education and Transportation will also be involved in the project.

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