Over the years, Caricom politicians, in the main, have paid lip service to sport. Most view sport, sportsmen and women, and sporting success as mere tools to boost political popularity and credibility. Politicians, especially those entrusted with a popular mandate to govern set the example, style and tone for what goes on in a nation. Their decisions good or bad have far reaching generational consequences as people do what people see. How serious are we about sport development and sporting excellence? What does excellence mean? Is it a destination? Why define or narrow it down to a measurement of functionally utility? Over the years we have seen the Caribbean’s potential as a region and as a people hamstrung by the rise of political entrepreneurs whose singular focus is on seeking their own interest.