The topic of ordaining new national heroes has been a ticklish topic that puts many Jamaicans on edge. The newest call has come from Opposition Senator Floyd Morris for Usain Bolt to be conferred the title of a national hero.
Usain Bolt has left an indelible mark on not only us as Jamaicans, but the entire world, hence we know and respect him as a “living legend.” Bolt, who has won eight Olympic titles and to date is the only sprinter to hold Olympic 100-metres and 200-metres titles at three consecutive Olympic Games was most humbled by the gesture.
When asked how he felt about being considered a national hero, he said “I have never thought of myself as a hero. I just know I have been blessed with talent, and I work hard to maximize it.” He was keen on mentioning that he was not aware of the request as he was outside of the country working on his musical career which he has been investing an immense amount of time and energy into music.
The call didn’t stop at just Usain Bolt, but also for Robert Nesta Marley (Bob Marley), James ‘Jimmy Cliff’ Chambers and Louise Bennett-Coverly to be honoured as National heroes too. Alluding to the significant contribution that they have made in the areas of music, sports, and culture.
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