The need to mainstream disability in society has been well articulated at global, regional and national levels. It is widely recognized that such efforts can only be realized if statistics on disability prevalence, patterns and levels are made available at all levels of society. The 2015 Disability statistics provide the basis for measuring progress in realizing the rights of persons with disabilities. In Sierra Leone, the 2011 Disability Act needs to ensure that persons with disabilities have equal access to education, employment and basic services, not only in writing but also in practical. The 2015 Disability statistics report provides statistical
Usain St. Leo Bolt was born this day (August 21) in Sherwood Content in Jamaica. His parents were Wellesley and Jennifer Boll who operated a grocery store in the rural neighborhood. He has a brother Sadiki and a sister Sherine. During his childhood, Usain Bolt played cricket and football and said that while growing up he didn’t think about anything besides sports. He attended Waldensia Primary school where he first showed his talent for running in the yearly national primary school meet for his parish. At 12, Bolt was the school’s fastest runner in the 100 meter distance. Upon entering William
Elaine Thompson-Herah of Team Jamaica celebrates after winning the gold medal in the Women’s 200m Final on day eleven of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 03, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) 2021 Getty Images Thompson-Herah is the undisputed sprinting queen becoming the first woman to win the 100-200m double gold at consecutive Olympics. Elaine Thompson-Herah was in a class of her own, winning the 200m Olympic gold medal in a time of 21.53 seconds, with Namibian Christine Mboma taking silver. Gabby Thomas of the U.S. rounded off the podium in
On May 3, 2008, Usain Bolt ran a time of 9.76 in the 100 meter race at the Jamaica International Invitational at the Jamaican National Stadium. At that time it was the second-fastest performance in the history of the 100 meter event; second only to fellow Jamaican citizen Asafa Powell’s 9.74 world record set the previous year in Rieti, Italy.
Jamaal Willis, an 18-year-old Jamaican-American student, has been accepted to six Ivy League universities in the United States. The teen who attends Barstow High School in Barstow, California has decided to attend Harvard University in the fall of 2021 on a full scholarship. According to ABC7 Eyewitness News, Willis came to the United States just four years ago, and was from a low-income household. At his high school, Willis excelled in academics and sports. The Jamaican native told the news outlet in an interview last Monday, that he was accepted into Harvard, Stanford, Princeton, Duke, Columbia, University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth,