Premier Hands Perinchief Commonwealth Games Medal Cheque
Premier, David Burt joined by Acting Sports Minister Lawrence Scott met with Jah-Nhai Perinchief, Commonwealth Games Bronze Medalist, at the Cabinet Office grounds.
The Premier and the Acting Minister presented Perinchief a cheque for $4,500 for winning the Bronze Medal as according to the Government Medal Presentation Policy for Major Festivals.
Premier Burt said, “We are here today at the Cabinet Office to welcome Jah-Nhai home and congratulate him on his historic bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England, last month.
We also recognize and celebrate that just two weeks later, Jah-Nhai followed that bronze medal with a silver medal at the North American, Central American, and Caribbean Athletic Association Senior Championships in Freeport, Bahamas.
Jah-Nhai’s consistency, tenacity, and self-belief are an inspiration to all of those aspiring to enter athletics in Bermuda, and we are excited at the thought that there is still so much more to come from this 24-year-old.
The Government is proud to continue to invest in our elite athletes who represent our country so proud and we do our best to support them and help them to succeed.
We have made to support Jah-Nhai, whether with cash support, or support for travel to various events. And, I am happy to be here today with the Acting Minister of Youth, Culture, and Sport who will present Jah-Nhai with this award and cheque in recognition of his accomplishments.
The Government is happy and proud to support, and we look forward to what is going to come from you in the future young man.”