Sport Facilities & Facilities Management in SVG

Sport Facilities & Facilities Management in SVG

Over the past several years we have been addressing the matter of sport development in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

We have noted, most significantly, that the major problem here is that as yet no government has been able to reveal itself as understanding what constitutes sport development. Despite the fact that successive Ministers of sport through the decades since

Chatoyer – World’s Most Challenging 10Km

Chatoyer – World’s Most Challenging 10Km

Sunday last saw yet another edition of the Chatoyer International Endurance 10K Road Race conducted here in St Vincent and the Grenadine son the Leeward side of the island.

The Chatoyer International Endurance 10K Road Race has, in the recent past, been sponsored in part by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) through the North American, Central American and

UWI’s Faculty of Sports – better late than never

UWI’s Faculty of Sports – better late than never

The recent announcement of the establishment of a Faculty of Sports at the University of the West Indies must come as welcome news and a tribute to the continued commitment to sport of current Vice Chancellor, Hilary Beckles of Barbados.
Beckles has been an avid cricket historian and, together with Verene Shepherd, has written a number of books on the

The national stadium project must not be like the AIA

The national stadium project must not be like the AIA

Politicians across the world often seem possessive of a fetish to construct monuments to themselves even as they publicly declare their own humility and lack of interest in being glorified.
Ole people, in their wisdom, proclaim that he who is humble never has cause to publicly so declare for this inevitably gives the lie to possession of any form of

Getting sports to work for the country

Getting sports to work for the country

As has become the norm over the past few years, this country’s Prime Minister again announced two more sport ambassadors for St Vincent and the Grenadines. This time around it was the turn of former netballer, Dellarice Duncan, and former cricketer, Michael Findlay.
Congratulations are in order for all of those who, over the years, have been beneficiaries of the

Cheating knows no bounds

Cheating knows no bounds

A recent article published in The Sunday Telegraph dated 29 October 2017 has highlighted the extent to which cheating is becoming almost normative in sport.
Patrick Sawer, the author of the article points to, “A growing body of evidence is emerging to show that a small but significant number of runners are cheating in amateur races. By using a variety

Making the best of what we have

Making the best of what we have

It is most interesting to see just how many sporting organisations have been gaining access to the strip on the former ET Joshua airport in Arnos Vale.

Automobile enthusiasts have been having a field say since the airport has been relocated to Argyle and Vincentians, anxious to see speed, spills and thrills, have been all too eager to become an
Racism still very much alive in sport

Racism still very much alive in sport

In the recent past much attention has been placed on the matter of racism in sport. This is now all the more important today as we are also witnessing the systemic increase in racism in several countries across the world, at times, at the very highest level of authority.

Perhaps the most disturbing feature of contemporary society is that it

The Politics of Sport – the next frontier

The Politics of Sport – the next frontier

It has often been said that the politics of sport is more vicious than national politics.

Here in St Vincent and the Grenadines we have witnessed the systematic politicising of sport in a variety of ways but many have opted to still their tongues, perhaps too fearful of the seeming dangers of speaking out.
In this Column we attempt to

Schools’ Competitions in full swing

Schools’ Competitions in full swing

This is the first term of the new academic year and we are already off to the start of sport competitions in and between schools around St Vincent and the Grenadines.

The Schools Games Committee, the body charged with responsibility for the planning and management of annual inter schools’ competitions, have met and the stage is set for a flurry