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Opposition Spokesperson on Sport & Entertainment Offers Condolences on the Passing of St George’s College Manning Cup Captain Dominic James

Opposition Spokesperson on Sport & Entertainment Offers Condolences on the Passing of St George’s College Manning Cup Captain Dominic James

This is indeed another sad day for all Jamaicans as once again a beautiful flower has been taken from our garden much too soon.

I would like to extend my sincere condolences on the tragic passing of St George’s College Manning Cup team captain, Dominic James.

The entire nation remains in shock at the devastating news. This young man, an exemplary student and a leader in the making, was by all accounts universally loved and respected. The way his former teammates and schoolmates at Jamaica College describe him, two years after his transfer to St George’s, clearly indicates just how well liked he was. His participation in the National Under-20 training camp just this year indicates how bright the future beckoned for this outstanding 18-year old sportsman.
To his schoolmates and teammates at St. George’s, as well as the football coaching staff, who are clearly devastated by this untimely loss, we pray for added strength and courage as you come to grips with the void that Dominic’s passing has left in your hearts. To his grieving family, we can only say that such an exemplary young man is a credit to the family and although this may be of little comfort now, his name will stand in pride of place in your family tree and in the hearts of Jamaicans for generations to come.

We commend the match officials, the doctors in attendance and the Excelsior team for their actions during the unfolding of this tragic event and we encourage ISSA and the Government to take whatever further steps may be practical in order to safeguard and protect our children as they participate in sport.

May God have mercy on his soul!