Remembering Jizelle Salandy (Giselle Salandy)

Jizelle Salandy’s Send-Off Reporters
Event Date: January 07, 2009
Posted: January 10, 2009

Hundreds of people turned up at the St. Benedict’s Roman Catholic Church in La Romaine to remember and bid farewell to the World Boxing Champion Jizelle Salandy. They came in buses, maxis and cars from all over Trinidad to pay their last respects. Many persons in attendance admitted that they did not know Jizelle personally but her life inspired them in some way.

There were contingents of young boxers from various boxing gyms, a large contingent of martial artists led by Don Jacob, moko jumbies, many school children in uniform and numerous public personalities including Maximus Dan, Hasely Crawford and double Olympic silver medallist Richard Thompson. Also present were President George Maxwell Richards and his wife Dr. Jean Ramjohn-Richards, Sports Minister Gary Hunt, Culture Minister Marlene McDonald, Legal Affairs Minister Peter Taylor, Opposition MPs Jack Warner and Winston Peters and Ambassador Joan Yuille-Williams.
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Family and Friends Remember Jizelle Salandy

Father Khan challenges TT to be better than Salandy

By Walter Alibey
Thursday, January 8 2009

PARISH Priest of St Benedict’s Roman Catholic Church, Father David Khan, has challenged supporters, family members and friends of Giselle Salandy at her funeral service in La Romaine yesterday to be better than the successful boxer.

He told the hundreds of mourners that if they claim to love Salandy as has been expressed, then they should show her that they can do better than her.
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