Marigot Development Corporation boosts junior athlete

Chelsey Linton with some of the gear
Chelsey Linton with some of the gear

A Dominican athlete is better equipped to compete in the 2013 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships carded for Medellin, Colombia, next week thanks to the Marigot Development Corporation (MDC).

MDC has secured $2,000 in kit and gear to assist Chelsey Linton in  achieving her goal of a total of 5,000 heptathlon points when she represents Dominica in the under-19 games.

Chelsey, from Marigot, is a member of the WesMar Rangers Athletics Club and the 2010 gold medalist of the Central America and the Caribbean A&B Junior Championship. She already boasts of a personal best of 4,504 points for the seven event heptathlon at the junior event.

Many benefactors from the Marigot community made donations including Rogerson Riviere,  Country Style Bread, Cisne Pascal, Dr. Irving Pascal, Peter Alfred and Curvin St. Hillaire.

Linton departed Dominica on August 21 with her coach Godwin Dorsette. The duo will be joined by Thea Lafond in Colombia to form the Dominica contingent.

“The MDC wishes Chelsey and Thea all the best at the 2013 Pan American Junior Athletics Championship in Colombia,” Chairman of the MDC, Michael Pascal, said.

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  1. lee
    August 25, 2013

    Why politis have to be mentioned. Everything id a politics politics and politics.

  2. way to MDC
    August 25, 2013

    GOOD job MDC. Your contribution is of tremendous significance. Thanks for the support that you continously extend to young Dominicans. Really proud of this organization.Keep it up.

  3. do not edit
    August 25, 2013

    Apres Bondie c’est la ter. We the children of the soil must put our hearts and hands together and help each other. Help the youth do positive the elderly. Help the poor.dont hand out checks and houses to strong bodied men and women but empower them to scratch out a living by being productive.
    As the saying goes “give a man a fish and he’ll have dinner teach a man how to fish and he’ll be the better for it”. I applaud the change that i seee but we need to do nore to save dominica.taxes are too high, cost of living is too high the standard of living is way low. We need to get rid of the ideology that politics is a popularity contest..that when elected you can do as you please. You cant get into power with 22.00 saved and end up with 22million. Who checking??? Y is there 150% duty at the ports. Why is it that we must fly and hotel in 2 or more countries before we can get home.

    why do prime ministers serve more than 2 terms?

    Why is it that our educated youth pay 10s of thousands for an education but return to work in public service or call centers? Why?

    Why our leaders allow crime and drugs to eat up the community and not pass and enforce laws to cripple it?

    Why we have 365 rivers and water bill so high?

    Why cant we as a people forget partisan politics and bring this nation up to be a model of growth and development?

  4. Reason
    August 25, 2013

    Congratulations to Thea Lafond on winning a bronzes medal in the High Jump event.

  5. beyonce
    August 25, 2013

    why JA colours who is she representing
    thought it was Dominica

  6. mm
    August 24, 2013


  7. elsee
    August 24, 2013

    Good work MDC! That’s what communities are meant to do.Positive vibes.

  8. simplygorgeous70
    August 24, 2013

    thank God Marigot has alot of independent thinkers who is able to take care of their own :-D :-D

  9. Anonymous
    August 24, 2013

    That Tshirt look more Jamaican. Hope these donations take her far ahead….but is it really necessary to have so many trainers? I am hoping that her different athletic events require different footwear cos when the donators see that dem will be thinking I doh even have so many pair of shoe what i give her for

    • Anonymous
      August 24, 2013

      It is the top of the Dominica kit from a few competitions ago….And she is a heptathlete and that means she participates in the Heptathlon which is seven events- 200m, 800m, long jump, high jump, Javelin, shot put and 100m hurdes.

      That is the reason for all the different shoes and the main reason she requires assistance to participate…She and her mum can not do it on their own and the DOC and Government doh seem to care about supporting young athletes. Don’t hate…appreciate and encourage our young people who stay on the positive track in spite of many obstacles…

      I hope you are educated now….google is your friend.

    • Anonymous
      August 24, 2013

      In the international arena each event has a different specialized shoe. So seven events seven pairs of shoe…..

    • anonymat
      August 24, 2013

      did your read HEPTATHALON? alas.

  10. The Marine
    August 24, 2013

    Good luck miss Linton.The sky is the Limit!!!

  11. lennox.B
    August 23, 2013

    we will be pulling and praying for you.

  12. IamHis
    August 23, 2013

    All the best to you and go for the gold…

  13. plan
    August 23, 2013

    Great job to the MDC,,,keep up the good work

  14. Sprinter
    August 23, 2013

    Good Luck to the athletes and coach. Thanks to MDC for sponsoring Chelsey. I know how difficult it is to find sponsorship for athletes and how our athletes feel when they are at these competitions without the proper gear. I have seen Chelsey grow in the sport and I am very proud of her.

  15. verniceI
    August 23, 2013

    Good Luck Chels I know you will perform to the best of your ability.Im confident you will make Dominica Proud :-D

  16. Dcan2DBONE
    August 23, 2013

    Good luck!

    is that a Dominica shirt she is wearing?

    • Yup
      August 23, 2013

      yes that is, It looks like the J/ca shirt

    • Anonymous
      August 23, 2013

      Yes it is….

    • IamHis
      August 23, 2013

      I asked myself the same question. Looks like it is from another island.

    • Anonymous
      August 24, 2013

      That’s the Dominican shirt for the Games

    August 23, 2013


    August 23, 2013

    Yet more positive and progressive vibes from MARIGOT, the bedrock of the UWP, the Lintons and for atheletic commnity in Dominica.

    The future is really brighter with the UWP. Fear no more. Be sure with the saw. Change is a must and not an option.

    • smh
      August 24, 2013

      how the hell politics reach in that? we all know an uneducated person when they talk..

    August 23, 2013


  20. 4u2c
    August 23, 2013

    Great Job!! Let us wish her the best and make Marigot proud!

  21. Marigotian
    August 23, 2013

    Good luck Chelsey

  22. Jimi Hendrix
    August 23, 2013

    Good to see the community coming together for a good cause. You guys deserve a pat on the back. More action, less talk!!

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