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Share Share 23 Views no discussions Sharing is caring! Share NewsSports Important life lessons can be learned through sports, says Suriname president by: – June 21, 2012 Tweet President of Suriname, Desi BouterseGEORGETOWN, Guyana — “Sports shaped my character and contributed to skills I still use today leading my country. It teaches us how to cooperate, how to overcome setbacks, how to celebrate victory and how to sweat before earning our success. It even taught me how winning is not always the biggest success in life. These are important life lessons for our Caribbean youth.” This is the view of Desi Bouterse, president of Suriname, chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), and lead head of government with responsibility for community development and cultural cooperation (including culture, gender, youth, and sport) in the CARICOM quasi cabinet. His comments were contained in the editorial of the latest edition of the CARICOM View Magazine which focuses on sport in the region. The July edition of the CARICOM View magazine provides insight into the development of sport in CARICOM, including the recent establishment of the Regional Sports Academy in Suriname; hopes for gold at the London Olympics 2012; and yachting. Caribbean News Now