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Salandy honoured with highest award
« on: August 31, 2009, 05:44:33 AM »
Salandy honoured with highest award
By Carolyn Kissoon (T&T Express)


World female boxing champion Jizelle Salandy will be honoured with the country's highest award- the Order of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago- at the 2009 Independence Day National Awards this evening.

But her relatives claimed yesterday that they were not aware of the achievement and were not invited to the event.

Her sister, Josanne Salandy, was stunned by the news when the Express visited their home at Hickling Village, Fyzabad.

"I don't know anything about that. Jizelle getting an award and nobody told us? That is my sister, my blood sister, and I should have been told. The last time she got an award I went with her to collect it at the President's House," she said.

Boxing coach Buxo Potts will receive the award on behalf of Salandy.

"I was invited to the event and I knew about it. I believe I would be collecting it," he said.

Potts said Salandy's adopted father, Curtis Joseph, was also invited to the function.

In 2007 Jizelle Salandy was awarded the Chaconia medal (Gold) in the field of sport.

"She felt really good when she got that award. I still remember how we got dressed up and went to the function. It was an honour for Jizelle and I believe if she is to get this award then her family should have it, not a stranger," Josanne Salandy said.

Salandy said five months ago, when her sister was awarded the First Citizens 2008 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year, she was invited to collect the plaque.

"After that event, no one has really contacted me on anything else about Jizelle," she said.

Jizelle Salandy was killed when her black Toyota Yaris car crashed into a concrete pillar along the Beetham Highway, Port of Spain in January.

"We have suffered a tragic loss and now the authorities are treating us like nobody. This really hurts me and I know my sister would have wanted a family member to collect her award," Salandy said.

Potts said: "I feel good that my hard work and time invested in Jizelle has been rewarded. This is a young humble woman who has risen to the highest level in the world. I want to thank everyone who has contributed to her development."
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Re: Salandy honoured with highest award
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2009, 10:18:12 AM »
Y everyting must have some controversy in this blessed land.
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Re: Salandy honoured with highest award
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2009, 06:46:26 PM »
giselle did alot in de boxin world and she had de potential to do much more.
soon ah go b ah lean mean bulling machine.

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Re: Salandy honoured with highest award
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2009, 06:32:38 AM »
I read this article this morning in the Express. I didn't know Jizelle Salandy died, I was in total shock to see the Reporter saying the late Jizelle Salandy. What happened that took her life? Anybody?
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Re: Salandy honoured with highest award
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2009, 07:18:07 AM »
I read this article this morning in the Express. I didn't know Jizelle Salandy died, I was in total shock to see the Reporter saying the late Jizelle Salandy. What happened that took her life? Anybody?

http://www.socawarriors.net/forum/index.php?topic=41096.0
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Re: Salandy honoured with highest award
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2009, 07:29:34 AM »
I read this article this morning in the Express. I didn't know Jizelle Salandy died, I was in total shock to see the Reporter saying the late Jizelle Salandy. What happened that took her life? Anybody?

http://www.socawarriors.net/forum/index.php?topic=41096.0

Thanks Tallman. Sad Sad. I guess she was speeding and lost control or something. Didn't follow the whole thread but I will as the day go on.
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(Video) Celebrating Jizelle Salandy (one year anniversary of her death)
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2010, 06:32:39 PM »
It's an anniversary that brings back a lot of painful memories.
A year ago Trinidad and Tobago said goodbye to one of its sporting heroes.
World Champion boxer Jizelle Salandy left this world on January 4th 2009, following a tragic vehicular accident in Port of Spain. Watch Video report here..http://www.cbeanmedia.org/TV6NEWS_F4V/Links/celebrating_the_life_of_jizelle_salandy_10_01_04.htm
« Last Edit: January 05, 2010, 06:39:48 PM by AirMan »

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Re: (Video) Celebrating Jizelle Salandy (one year anniversary of her death)
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2010, 02:20:12 PM »
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Re: Salandy honoured with highest award
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2011, 01:18:15 PM »
Would have been 24 years old today.  :(
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Re: Salandy honoured with highest award
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2011, 05:44:55 PM »
Would have been 24 years old today.  :(

RIP Gizelle!!!

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Re: Salandy honoured with highest award
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2011, 07:39:42 AM »
Would have been 24 years old today.  :(

RIP Gizelle!!!

A friend gave birth on dat day so as they say as 1 coming 1 going.
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Re: Salandy honoured with highest award
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2011, 03:14:49 PM »
Would have been 24 years old today.  :(

RIP Gizelle!!!

A friend gave birth on dat day so as they say as 1 coming 1 going.

There's another twist to it as well..
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Re: Salandy honoured with highest award
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2011, 02:25:38 PM »
Sweet too bad. Never saw this before.
Make sure and watch to the very end, you get a nice laugh.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqE2XR-1oMM

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Re: Salandy honoured with highest award
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2011, 02:37:53 PM »
Sweet too bad. Never saw this before.
Make sure and watch to the very end, you get a nice laugh.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqE2XR-1oMM

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Now they just want a big man to cry.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RR9_FN02qaU&feature=related

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