James gets EC$500,000 for Olympic success
ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC):
Olympic 400-metre champion Kirani James has received a cheque valued at EC$100,000, the first part of EC$500,000 promised to him by the government after his historic feat in London last year.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell handed over the cheque, as well as treasury bills to the tune of EC$400,000, to James in a ceremony in St George's, a government statement said on Monday. James was in Grenada for a weekend visit to family and friends after ending his 2013 athletic season.
James is expected to receive EC$100,000 each year until the EC$400,000 balance on the treasury bills is exhausted.
T&T win 3-1
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (CMC):
A brace by captain Kenwyne Jones inside the first seven minutes rocked Saudi Arabia and set the tone for a 3-1 win for Trinidad and Tobago to secure third place at the OSN Cup Monday night. Jones scored in the fourth and sixth minutes to give the Caribbean side a dream start at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh.
Notts County midfielder André Boucaud sealed the win for the Soca Warriors in the 87th-minute to earn T&T their first victory over the four-time World Cup finalists in four outings.