Sportspeople can’t eat promises

May 30
2014

262882Politicians are apt to making promises.

The political culture of our society seems to suggest that politicians must make promises, whether or not they have the capacity to fulfil them. Read the rest of this entry »

Disturbing global sport politics

Nov 11
2011

Under normal circumstances the Annual Carifta Congress would have been incident-free. At the Annual Carifta Congress in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, in 2007, however, it was a different matter. IAAF president, Lamine Diack, turned what would otherwise have been his address to the delegates into a tirade on the NACAC president, Amadeo Francis, informing them that while he thought that the latter was his friend he had lent his support to Minos, the Greek, to challenge him for the presidency of the IAAF. The gathering was obviously shocked and Francis sought to suggest that it was at a time when Diack had indicated that he was no longer going after the presidency; that he was going to retire.

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General elections and sport

Dec 10
2010

On Monday 13 December 2010 Vincentians sportspeople, like the rest of St Vincent and the Grenadines will go to the polls to elect a new government.

It has often been said that the politics of sport is infinitesimally more intriguing than that of national politics. It has also been said that sports must be kept separate from politics. Read the rest of this entry »

Cricket World Cup 2007 (CWC2007) and Vincentian politics

Nov 26
2010

It has been almost four years since St Vincent and the Grenadines hosted what this columnist insists were ‘goat cook’ matches, otherwise known as warm up matches for the Cricket World Cup 2007. To this day it is virtually impossible to glean precisely how this country has benefited. It is the contention of this columnist that the exercise was a colossal waste of scarce resources and that the beneficiaries are delightfully few. CWC2007 in St Vincent and the Grenadines was more of a political exercise than a sports event. Read the rest of this entry »

The Joel Butcher story – another unfulfilled promise

Sep 24
2010

There are times when it seems that we do not know who are the true heroes of a nation.

Despite the efforts of some institutions to elevate those whom they define as ‘unsung heroes’ to national and regional recognition one is still not certain that we pay due homage to many.

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