Gold CARIFTA medal for Dominica

Shanee Angol 2
Shanee Angol (Photo from Facebook)

Dominica has secured its first gold medal at the CARIFTA Games now taking in place in the Bahamas.

Shanee Angol won gold in the U-17 Girl’s Javelin with a throw of 43.89 meters.

Angol is a 15 year-old student of the Pierre Charles Secondary School (PCSS).

At the same time Thea Lafond, a US-based athlete representing Dominica, secured bronze in the U-20 girl’s high jump.

She jumped 1.80 meters.

Dominica’s medal count now stands at four. La fond has also won a bronze medal in the Girls Under 20 Triple Jump while Chelsey Linton took bronze in the Girls Pentathlon Open.

2012 Olympic participant, Luan Gabriel, placed 8th in the Girls 200 m Finals.


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  2. Paula del Sol
    April 2, 2013

    Congratulations Shanee Angol on winning your gold medal. You have made Grandbarians everywhere so proud. Continue the great work. Hats off to the other winners and the entire Dominica team.

  3. April 2, 2013

    Congratulations Shanee. :-D

  4. April 2, 2013

    Nice.Congratulations Shanee Angol Dominica,GrandBay girl aiming high.Big Up.

  5. Anonymous
    April 2, 2013

    “Dominica has secured its first gold medal at the CARIFTA Games now taking in place in the Bahamas” DNO I believe that this statement is incorrect. Or are trying to convey that we won our first gold medal at this current track and field event… not too sure
    Dominica first secured a GOLD medal at the Carifta Games way back in 1990 in the girls under 20 JAVELIN then we went on to capture GOLD in the girls under 17 200 metres in 2012. Check the facts

  6. Bill
    April 2, 2013

    omg she has grandbay roots… congrats gandbarians… nnot all bad things come from grandbay… good things too :wink: :wink: :wink:

    • cutie
      April 2, 2013

      on the bad alone they like to focus..

  7. English GrandBayrian
    April 2, 2013

    Congratulations to you and the rest of the Dominica Team and PCSS from a very proud Dominican and Grand Bayrian Rio here we come :lol:

  8. Sout Man
    April 2, 2013

    Mr Prime Minister, the precedent has been set. National calypso Monarchs receive tangible gifts from the national purse. Carnival Queens are similarly rewarded. Cricketers are tangibly recognized. What about our youth competing on the front line against countries from Jamaica to Guyana? A gold medal in CARIFTA is no small feat!!

    It should be noted also that Luan Gabriel got a gold medal in the 200 meters in CARIFTA 2012. Shanee Angol also got the bronze in Javelin last year. These kids need to be encouraged. They can, at least be offered university scholarships to encourage them to pursue tertiary education.

    I hope that student athlete Shanee Angol from the Pierre Charles Secondary School in grand Bay will have a voice in Cabinet via the Honourable Minister for Youth and Sports and Parliamentary Representative of the Grand Bay Constituency, Hon. Justina Charles, widow of deceased Prime Minister, Pierre Charles. (Talking ’bout complex).

    NB: When the PM congratulated Shane Shillingford and pledged to recognize him tangibly,someone from South City questioned where was the Minister for Sports and why was the PM encroaching on the Minister’ turf. The comment said that the Minister was a “moo moo”. Here’s your chance, Justina, to prove her wrong. You can start by congratulating Shanee.

    Congratulations, Shanee!! Study as hard as you practice.

    • Sout Man
      April 2, 2013

      Grand Bay / Minister’s turf.

  9. Observer
    April 2, 2013

    That’s an amazing throw for her age! Keep it up!

  10. April 2, 2013

    South City Roots that, Congratulations Shanee.

  11. Block43
    April 2, 2013

    Not posting my comment just shows the level of thinking we as a people have.No curse words didn’t mention anyone’s name in any .Oops!! i guess my comments fell on the floor of ur news desk and someone threw it in waste basket.

  12. Frenz
    April 2, 2013

    Beautiful young lady too. Congratulations to all the athletes who gave it their best particularly under trying and uncomfortable conditions. Athletes preparing for competition need to be comfortable – physically and mentally. To have athletes unable to eat the right stuff , sleep on benches at an airport is unacceptable any day, anytime.
    The athletes are ambassadors and deserve to be treated as such. Our government spent thousands of dollars to bring redundant groups and individuals to Guadeloupe for a substandard trade fair( why we needed two bellere groups , two quadrille groups etc ). A few months following this useless expenditure the same government spent thousands in tickets and accommodation to take a few people of their pack to Guadeloupe to see a geothermal plant.
    Today and in the past they are delivering building material to their supporters around the island. Hundreds of thousands go down the drain or in the pokets of lawyers only to denegrate our constituition and to fight crimes they commit. On the turn of chair they can order lawyers to fly to China, Dubai etc to take care of their own personal affairs – you know how much it cost to buy a last minute ticket to dubai or China? All of this on our money. I won’t even mention the over inflated pay check of those who fan the flame and place the rotten, I fested wood in the fire for this criminal enterprise. ( yes I am angry)
    Our athletes on the other hand cannot eat , sleep and travel comfortably to represent us at the CARIFTA games. 25 years ago we traveled as athletes under better conditions than our elite athletes today? Are you kidding me ? After looking at the ripple effect of Ussaine Bolts, Brian Lara, Kimani James , Ato Boldon ( on NBCas commentator having the opportunity to shine light on Trinidad and Tobago). Back I. As an athlete who did the Windward Island intersecondsry School competition in the 80 and mid 90’s we did not have the best accommodation – in fact we did the camp type accommodation. For example we stayed at the Comprehensive High school compound in Lucia but then again but nevertheless we were happy. Not only that when the meet was staged in Dominica the athletes from the other islands had the same type of accommodation. That was the norm based on the circumstances. I say all of this to highlight the fact that 25 years later our athletes traveling to a much more prestigious event are reduced to substandard accommodation.
    This is the Party in power who claim that they are ” youthfuller” if there is such a word and are for the young people. What have they done for the young people of this country.
    It is downright rediculous when this government has spent much of our resources enriching themselves and defending their corrupt behaviors. How long are we going to tolerate this level mediocrity and ineptness from this administration. How long are we going to run this country on an empty gas tank.

  13. Block43
    April 2, 2013

    Another Sout City production.Congratulations to u Shanee,we getting ready for ur parade thru the streets of g/bay.It is a shame that after 24 hours there are 8 comments for shanee’s effort.I guess it’s not another murder or drug bust so all u mouth silent in all u mod……We can do it all and we do it very well:culture,sports,stand up for ourselves and family and even a murder now and then(not that i condon taking a life).We get recognition and alot of unwanted attention when the news is of a violent nature(Zor parnee wespay pou nous).Congrats once again shanee,nuffrespect u you girl.

    April 2, 2013

    here we have it after these young people have done their best they are stock out in la la land whith no where to sleep tonite , the minister of sports should be fired ASAP. THIS is shameful well again nothing surprises us when it comes to DAMINICA SOS OUR ATHLETS ARE STOCK OUT THERE WITH NO MONEY TO PAY FOR A HOTEL ROOM.

    • my oh my
      April 2, 2013

      How do you know that. I didnt read that in the news article. . Just tell me

    • Mr.Gouty
      April 7, 2013

      Grand bay people should ask Mrs. Charles to stand down

  15. April 2, 2013

    Congratulations to all our winners. Luan must be encouraged as I am sure she must be feeling pretty down right now.

  16. nature Girl
    April 2, 2013

    Brilliant, Congratulations! :)

  17. Teacher
    April 2, 2013

    Congratulations Shanee Angol,your school PCSS; your community Grand Bay and Dominica are all proud of you. Congratulations also to your coach Walson Pacquette. Felicitations!

  18. Doc. Love
    April 2, 2013

    While everyone felt that our athletes should be congratulated, to which I have no problem, but I also felt that Mr. Matt. Peltier and Q95 should be also congratulated.We are all aware off the criticisms that have been pelted at Q95 by supporters of the Labor Party,therefore, what sin have I committed when I asked that they too should be congratulated. If you are also going to delete this comment,I would like to know what have I said that is so offensive.

  19. GoBeckMore
    April 2, 2013

    Well done.Thank you.

  20. Bill
    April 2, 2013

    Shanee Angol look like olympic material… gold in the javelin is very interesting. congratulations… :wink:

  21. Gods child
    April 1, 2013

    :) :) well done my darling…..we are all proud off you miss Angol.. Grandbay is known for all good tarlent> we are awaiting your arivale
    for a grand motorcade….

  22. rebm
    April 1, 2013

    Congratulations Shanee and congratulations to all of our athletes and this is from Radio En Ba Mango

  23. teacher junior
    April 1, 2013

    Excellent job Shanee, you are our hero. it is talented youths like you who can show the world that indeed great things can and will continue to come from GRAND BAY.

  24. Skats (kitty kat)
    April 1, 2013

    Go Shanee…. GRAND BAY to the world… Rio Olympics bound…. Oh yes… Congrats

  25. IluvmyPm
    April 1, 2013

    Sports is the only way for young people in Dominica we must support them, unemployment too high

  26. vf
    April 1, 2013

    great job!

  27. $C-P$
    April 1, 2013

    :-D Congratulations Shanee!! :lol:

  28. Gabby
    April 1, 2013

    Grand-Bay she come out!!!

  29. Free Thinker
    April 1, 2013

    Congratulations Team Dominica!!! Shine, Shine, Shine!!

  30. Hehe
    April 1, 2013

    Say what part of DA she from PLEASE!!

    • teacher junior
      April 2, 2013


  31. Anonymous
    April 1, 2013

    Congrats to my Cuz Shanee. We are so proud of
    You. Congrats to all the other athletes.

  32. Grand Bayrian
    April 1, 2013

    Lets hear it for SOUTH CITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Congrats Shanee.

  33. ness
    April 1, 2013

    Congrats shanee u made grand bay and dominica proud

  34. ness
    April 1, 2013

    Congrats shane u made grand bay and dominica proud

  35. Anonymous
    April 1, 2013


  36. out of south city
    April 1, 2013

    Congratulations Shanee. You are a wonderful athlete and you are also beautiful. Keep up the good work.

  37. Congrats
    April 1, 2013


  38. Annon
    April 1, 2013

    congtrats..shanee u did it

  39. April 1, 2013

    That is great I wish Dominica wins a olympic gold in the future we really need one
    We know it will take
    hard work and dilications ,I hope our wish will become reality.

  40. Toronto
    April 1, 2013

    Way to go proud moment,cheering continues

  41. Tyre hit de road
    April 1, 2013

    Where to go Ms Lafond!! :wink:

  42. Tyre hit de road
    April 1, 2013

    Where to go Miss Angol!! :-D

  43. Tyre hit de road
    April 1, 2013

    Where to go Miss Angol!! :-D :-D

  44. pundit
    April 1, 2013

    Congrats to all,the radiothon did work and help the athletes to make dca proud. I hope the govt sponsors them next time.

  45. Concern citizen
    April 1, 2013

    Congrats to the Dominica team, keep up the good work. We are all behind you from home and abroad.

    April 1, 2013

    way to go :)

  47. Doc. Love
    April 1, 2013

    The first person that should be congratulated is Mr. Matt Peltier of Q95. The many people in Red including certain senior Lawyers whose intension is to close down Q95 must seriously think again.

  48. hm!
    April 1, 2013

    Congrats! Good news for Dominica. :-D :-D :-D :-D

  49. Garvin
    April 1, 2013

    Blessings and congratulations to all of our athletes, in D/A or abroad, representing us well. Thanks for your efforts so far.

  50. lavinier
    April 1, 2013

    Congrats shanee… Great job!!!

  51. Annon
    April 1, 2013

    big up my girl! party time! you made us proud!
    Gold for Dominca!

  52. Jackie
    April 1, 2013

    Congratulations Shanee. You told Us you’re gonna take the Gold…To God Be Glory.

  53. my oh my
    April 1, 2013

    Congrats ladies. You go Thea….. Rio is the goal

  54. Georgia Peach
    April 1, 2013

    Congrats Da! Way to go!

  55. heather
    April 1, 2013

    Congratulations!!!GO team Dominica. Thank you to all those who made their attendance possible.

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