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Olympic Gold Medalist Runs Into Property Issue

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Nearly ten years after one of the proudest moments of his life, an Olympic Gold Medalist is pleading with the government to assist him in getting basic services on the property he received after his gold medal win.

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NASSAU, BAHAMAS – Nearly ten years after one of the proudest moments of his life, an Olympic Gold Medalist is pleading with the government to assist him in getting basic services on the property he received after his gold medal win. Kyle Walkine has the story. 

 



A winning performance by the team dubbed the golden knights.

Nearly ten years after that glorious moment in 2012, Ramon Miller- a member of the men’s 4×400 Olympic medal team is unable to fully enjoy a gift from the government for bringing home the gold.

In front of his garage door, a small generator with a red gas jug a few inches away.

Miller says he spends around 200 dollars per week on gas to power his home. And it’s not because he doesn’t want electricity- but because for the past 5-6 years he hasn’t been able to get a lamp pole and lines to get it.

Miller and the other Golden Knights were granted the property in 2014.

He began building a year later and making requests for the infrastructure- in an area where other gold medalists were given property.

Willing to pay to have the work done, Miller questions why grant the Olympians the property if they’re unable to do something with it.

He said what makes the sting even worse, even after meeting with one Prime Minister, and speaking to one Minister of Works- still nothing.

We reached out to BPL CEO Whitney Heastie who said there could have been a number of reasons for Miller’s situation.

However, he asked us to provide him with his contact which we did. He said he would give him a call to see how best the situation can be fixed.

In the meantime, the Olympic gold medalist says all he’s asking for is help from a country whose flag he was proud to carry on his back.

For Our News, I’m Kyle Walkine.

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