“Moment of immense pride” DP says about Keacy CartyPOSTED: 02/22/16 11:48 AM
St. Maarten News – “It was an immense moment of pride for all who came out to welcome our young sports hero Keacy Carty back home on Wednesday evening. The story of his performance during the finals of the U19 World Cup Cricket cannot be retold often enough,” the Democratic Party said in a press release.
The party joined the rest of St. Maarten in congratulating Keacy and his parents, Keith and Angela.
“Keacy’s accomplishment is the coronation of years of hard work, put in by the young athlete himself and all those persons who nurtured and continue to nurture the sport of cricket on St. Maarten. Yet for Keacy this is but the beginning,” the party said. “It would be remiss of us not to recognize the relentless work to promote cricket by Imran Mc.Sood (Mac) Amjad and his fellow cricket enthusiasts on St. Maarten. Like the teamwork it took for Keacy to shine in his games, so teamwork between all involved in the sport on St. Maarten contributed to Keacy’s success.”
“We pray and hope that this support continues to follow Keacy in all his endeavors and that young Keacy remains focused and determined,” the press release continued. “In addition to the plans that the Education ministry has for sports in general, it is also time that our scholarship policy be amended to not only reward performances such as these, but also to promote and encourage our young talent to excel in sports and the arts as well as educationally.”
In the meantime, the party noted, “St. Maarten can bask in the glow Keacy has created for us worldwide. It is therefore only fitting that the government of St. Maarten received the young sportsman with the pomp and pageantry, which it has afforded him, and the entire community should join in acknowledging his accomplishments and their significance for St. Maarten.”
The Democratic Party general membership meeting that was scheduled for tomorrow has been canceled, because the celebration honoring Carty coincides with it. The party will announce a new date for the meeting shortly.