By: Kathryn Campbell
Bahamas Information Services
#TheBahamas, May 24, 2022 – Olympian Pauline Davis presented 450 copies of her book “Running Sideways: The Olympic Champion Who Made Track and Field History” to the Ministry of Education and Technical and Vocational Training on Monday, May 23, 2022.
“My story shares some of the ups and downs, challenges and sacrifices that go into being successful,” Ms. Davis said. “I hope the students of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas will find the time to read the book and in some way be encouraged, inspired to pursue their dreams and in doing so, make their contribution to nation building.
“History confirms that no matter where you start in life, all that matters is how you end up.”
She said each of us has a role to play in building our greater Bahamaland, “not just here in the Bahamas, in the region, but especially around the world.”
The double gold medalist thanked the government and people of the Bahamas for their generosity to her.
The deputy. Zane Lightbourne, Minister of State for the Department of Education and Technical and Vocational Training accepted the books on behalf of the Hon. Glenys Hanna-Martin, Minister of Education and Technical and Vocational Training, Monday, May 23, 2022 during a ceremony at the Ivy Dumont Building, University Drive.
Minister of State Lightbourne thanked Ms Davis for her “authentic” Bahamian story of tribulation, trial and triumph.
The deputy. Mario Bowleg, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture participated in the ceremony. Also present: Lorraine Armbrister and Eugène Poitier, permanent secretaries; Dr. Marcellus Taylor, Director; Montez Williams, undersecretary; Magistrate Linda Virgil, family and friends of Mrs. Davis.
The 285-page memoir of the former Bahamian sprinter, a “gift” from World Athletics (formerly the International Amateur Athletics Federation), will be distributed in public schools across the country.
BRI Photos/Kristaan Ingraham
On your mind: Pauline Davis presents a copy of her book to the Hon. Mario Bowleg, Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture on Monday, May 23, 2022 at the Ivy Dumont Building.
1st insert: Pauline Davis, Olympian, speaks about her book during a presentation ceremony on Monday, May 23, 2022.
2nd insert: The deputy. Zane Lightbourne, Minister of State for the Department of Education and Technical and Vocational Training accepts Pauline Davis’ 285-page memoir at a ceremony on Monday May 23, 2022.