AS the honouring of Guyana’s successful team to the CARIFTA Games continues, Director of Sport, Christopher Jones on Friday evening announced that the 12 athletes who represented Guyana will be receiving scholarships to the University of Guyana.Jones dropped the bombshell while delivering an address at the National Sports Awards ceremony, held at the Savannah Suite of the Pegasus Hotel where the athletes were all guests at the ceremony.Additionally, each of the athletes was presented with special National Sports Commission (NSC) medals.“The National Sports Commission, through the Minister within the Ministry of Education, Nicollette Henry, we are indeed committed to developing sports and our athletes in general. As demonstration to you tonight, [we’re] using the AAG as an example, because of the commitment of the AAG,” Jones said during his speech, which was met with resounding applause.Jones noted that many of the athletes who took part at the CARIFTA Games were part of an elite squad, developed by the NSC in conjunction with the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG). He threw out the challenge for other sporting associations to follow the example.“We hope that many of the other disciplines and associations can follow suit. Once we see the fruits of the elite squad from the various disciplines, the government of Guyana is committed to make similar incentives available to those athletes,” Jones said.Ending with a total of eight medals, the humble Guyana team finished fifth overall at the 2017 CARIFTA Games, out of the overall 28 countries that participated at the event. Guyana had four golds, a silver and three bronze.Adding to that, Linden’s Compton Caesar put Guyana on the map with a historic win in the boys Under- Twenty 100m, the first time Guyana ever won a boys 100m at the event.