Trinidad and Tobago’s gold medal Olympian Keshorn Walcott returned home from London today and was hailed at the Piarco International Airport before a motorcade accompanied him to his Toco home.
The teenager left the airport a multi-millionaire, after Prime Minister Kamla Persad- Bissessar announced a bag of goodies to reward the nation’s new athletic hero. The gifts included: $1 million cash; a house in Federation Park valued at $2.5
million; 20,000 square feet of land in Toco; a scholarship at the University of Trinidad and Tobago; Caribbean Airlines aircraft to be named after Keshorn Walcott; Toco Lighthouse to be named the “Keshorn Walcott Toco Lighthouse”; and a Housing Development Corporation (HDC) project in Toco to be named after Walcott.
Today was also declared a national holiday in Walcott’s honour, as well as that of the other medal-winning Trinidad and Tobago athletes.