The Arnos Vale Sports Complex – issues

Dec 16

The old people say that there are always two sides to every story. Others say there are three sides – yours, mine, and the truth. The latter view suggests that there is always an expectation of bias/prejudice where contentious issues are concerned and therefore the third side is the truth that is expected to set us all free.

The recent front page headline in one of the weekly newspapers that referred to some of the footballers who use the Arnos Vale Playing Field on Sunday mornings as ‘Renegades’ may well have sparked some national discourse on the use of the facility more generally. In this Column we seek to address some aspects of the situation, making a contribution of our own two cents worth.

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Sport Journalism and Vincentian athletes

Aug 05

A few weeks ago the National Olympic Committee hosted a two-day seminar in communications. The seminar was intended for senior athletes, coaches, team managers, public relations officers of national sports associations and sports journalists.

The rationale for the seminar was simple. The NOC recognised just how far behind we are, here in St Vincent and the Grenadines, in respect of the way the media handles sport in this country as well as the way in which athletes interact with the media.

Experience here has long since shown that while all media houses seek to address the matter of sport little attention appears to be paid to the way in which this is done.

Over the years sport journalism ahs essentially been left to its own devices. Read the rest of this entry »

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