On Monday, May 20, Jamaica’s senior soccer team, the Reggae Girlz, arrived at the Fort Lauderdale International Airport, met by an official South Florida contingent, which included government officials and members of the public.
During the welcome, host Consul General Oliver Mair told the team and supporters, “They’re going to the World Cup to carry back something historic for Jamaica.”
The Consul General, who is known for his jovial, nontraditional approach to his post, then went on to sing to the team, though he of course is not a singer.
In a room full of jubilation and pride, the Consul General ended his remarks aptly. “Jamaica is proud of you. We’re looking forward to great things.”