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November 17, 2017
Hats off to new sports, cultural ambassadors in SVG

EDITOR: The naming of the cultural and sporting ambassadors is indeed very commendable and the individuals truly deserve the awards. I take this opportunity to personally congratulate them.

However, the one with whom I am personally more acquainted is Mr Michael Thaddeus Findlay. Therefore, I take this opportunity to say my few cents on his behalf. Mikey, as he prefers to be called, is indeed a humble gentleman. I can recall one occasion he mentioned to me to “drop off the Mr Findlay”, since I was accustomed to addressing him as Mr Findlay. He preferred me address him as Mikey, since, according to him, we are adults. Such is the man.

Mikey is an approachable guy and someone who is willing to listen. We know he was one of the top West Indies wicketkeepers who was never given a fair chance. He played a few games for the West Indies. He went on to become a selector for the West Indies. He was a good batsman and always displayed honesty as a cricketer and this characterized his life up to this day.

Mikey was born in Troumaca and had some of his early education at the Troumaca Primary School. Of course, more can be said of this humble gentleman, but suffice it to say that Mikey has served in many areas of sports and truly deserves to be called a sporting ambassador. I am confident that he and the other ambassadors will help to lift the image of this country.

Hats off to you, Mikey and the other sporting and cultural ambassadors.

Kennard King