Jamaica’s Paralympic delegation to the Rio Games, now under way in Brazil, welcomed Her Excellency, Allison Roofe, Jamaica’s Ambassador in Brazil, in a brief meeting in the office of the Chef De Mission in the Paralympic Village.
The office was ablaze with the national colours as the meeting occurred just before the Jamaica’s Welcome Ceremony. JPA’s President, Christopher Samuda, welcomed the Ambassador and her Deputy, Miss Deserene Taylor, and thanked them for the courtesy extended to both the Paralympic and Olympic delegations. Chef de Misson, Javon Campbell, introduced the delegation and presented the Ambassador with a gift on behalf of the team. Sport Administrator, Ann-MarieSmith, presented Miss Taylor with a gift and both team officials thanked our diplomatic representatives, for accommodating the team in their busy schedule.
Ambassador Roofe in replying thanked the delegation for permitting the visit and informed that the embassy will facilitate the team in ensuring that members enjoy a comfortable stay in Brazil. Her Excellency then commended the athletes and wished them all the very best in competition. Both the Ambassador and her Deputy received the official Rio pin of the team from Secretary General, Suzanne Harris-Henry.
The Ambassador and Deputy accompanied the delegation to the Welcome Ceremony. They also attended the Opening Ceremony and sport events as accredited guests of the Paralympic team before returning to the capital, Braslia, to continue official duties.