An extraordinary moment which dramatized Hubert Ingraham’s journey from whom some saw as a political upstart -- Sir Lynden Pindling famously called him the Rude Boy -- to Pappa came during last year’s wrap-up of the annual budget debate.
After receiving her second Olympic gold medal in a ceremony at Government House for which she had to wait for 10 years, Pauline Davis-Thompson rushed to the House of Assembly to present the medal to the Prime Minister. She was finally awarded the medal for the 200 metre race at the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics after Marion Jones was stripped of her medals because of steroid use.
From the well of the House the then 44 year-old double-gold medallist recalled her own remarkable journey and the encouragement given to her by then newly-minted Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham who himself was then in his mid-40s. She credited him with saving her athletic career.