March 2, 2021

Merlene Ottey should NOT get Order of Jamaica  


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07/08/2020 10:42 am  

I don't think Merlene Ottey should be given a national honour, especially Jamaica's fourth highest honour. NO

Ottey disrespected us all when she decided to switch to Slovenia back in 2001. Many think she did so because of what happened at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Jamaica finished out of top three at Jamaica Trials, but yet she took away Peta-Gaye Dowdie space at the Olympic. This should NEVER happen.

Again, many questioned if Ottey was a genuine team player?

Ottey was given Ambassador role by the Jamaican Government, and even that, she still dissed Jamaica.

Ottey is NOT a people person like Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Elaine Thompson Herah, Yohan Blake, Donald Quarrie, and I could go on and on.


Again, for someone who dissed our country, especially since she was honoured with Ambassador role, SHOULD NOT be given an HONOUR.

I await your comment below.

This topic was modified 7 months ago by Marcus

Anthony Foster
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21/12/2020 8:35 pm  

Merlene Ottey, a great Jamaican woman