Footballer Raheem Sterling has been announced as Jamaica Tourism Ambassador in Europe as part of the island’s 60th anniversary of independence celebrations.
The England and Manchester City player was born in the island’s capital, Kingston and moved to England at the age of five.
He said: “I’m so honoured to be Jamaica Tourist Board’s Tourism Ambassador in Europe during such an important and exciting year for the country. I’m proud to have been born in Jamaica and I can’t wait to spread the word about what a wonderful place it is.”
Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett (pictured with Raheem) said: “We are thrilled to announce this new partnership with Raheem Sterling. He is an exceptionally gifted young man who represents the very best of Jamaica”
Donovan White, Director of Tourism, added, “Having Raheem as our Tourism Ambassador in Europe will help us showcase our country and really get our 60th anniversary celebrations started in style. We recognise his global reach and know that he will do very well as our ambassador.”