Many are the critics who daily trumpet the extent to which we are not making the kind of progress that they would like to see in sport.
More often than not the critics do little research and remain at the level of armchair pundits in this or that sport. They spend much of their time engaging in idle chatter without lifting a finger by way of studied, practical recommendations of the way to effect change.
The BBC has recently been serialising a documentary on African Football that has drawn attention to the plight of so many footballers on the continent whose dreams of making it big have been shattered.
In his address at the awards ceremony for the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) late last month, the organisation’s president, Larry Romany, cited the pending problems for sport in that country given the increasing drop out rate taking place. He was concerned that too many of our young people are dropping out of sport.
This Caribbean in which we live is currently in the throes of a crisis that can be at best minimised if only we are appropriately prepared. The crisis has to do with the onslaught of non-communicable diseases (NCD).