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Bolt can serve in my Cabinet, says Holness

Published:Monday | August 15, 2016 | 5:44 PM
Usain Bolt celebrates winning gold in the men's 100m race in Rio yesterday.

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has told the BBC he is open to having sprinting sensation Usain Bolt serve in his Cabinet after he retires from athletics.

Bolt has indicated that he will hang up his spikes next year.

Yesterday, Bolt created history by becoming the first athlete to win three consecutive Olympic 100-metre titles.

He won the race in a season’s best 9.81 seconds in the Rio Olympic Games.

In an interview with BBC, Prime Minister Holness, who watched the race in Rio, described Bolt’s win as pure magic and exciting.

Asked if Bolt would get an appointment in his Cabinet after retirement, Holness joked that he has already reserved a seat for Bolt.


Meanwhile, the Prime Minister said Bolt’s victory will serve to open opportunities for Jamaicans and Jamaica.


Prime Minister, Andrew Holness speaking in an interview with the BBC

On Saturday, Holness officially opened Jamaica’s marketing initiative in Rio dubbed Jamaica House, which is being used by the government to promote Brand Jamaica.