ST. THOMAS – Senator Justin Harrigan, Sr. reminds residents that Saturday, April 25 is observed as Timothy Theodore Duncan Day in the territory in recognition and appreciation of the contributions of this native son in the field of sports, particularly basketball.
“I would like to extend birthday greetings to Timothy Duncan who celebrates his birthday on April 25,” Harrigan said. “I also commend him for his continued outstanding performances with the San Antonio Spurs.”
Harrigan said when Virgin Islanders succeed abroad they serve as ambassadors for the territory. Every time they are honored, their place of birth is mentioned, and the territory, whose main industry is tourism, gets attention, the senator continued.
In 1998, the 22nd Legislature of the Virgin Islands adopted a bill sponsored by then Senator Judy M. Gomez to declare April 25th of each year as “Timothy Theodore Duncan Day” in recognition of the contributions that Duncan has made. It was then signed into law by former Governor Roy L. Schneider.
Harrigan encourages the Commissioners of the Department of Tourism and Sports, Parks and Recreation to publicize and organize events throughout the territory as mandated by the law.
“This is a wonderful way of showing tribute to one of our own, who has been a good role model for our youth,” Harrigan said. “Also, by recognizing this day, we showcase the talents that can be found in these islands.”