Gunny Hinds’ removal – Victimisation or not?

It was therefore not uncommon for Gunny to find himself embroiled in conflict with Games Teachers as a direct result of his own anxiety to get the job done.
Of course, conflict also occurred between Gunny and the then Director of Physical Education and Sport, Lynette Glasgow, as well as some members of the Division of Sport and Physical Education from time to time.
Perhaps too much emphasis may have been placed on getting things done in what he perceived as being the best way he knew.
Always outspoken, Gunny may well have rubbed many a co-worker and others, the wrong way. He is never afraid to speak out on issues.

Operations Supervisor
When Gunny was seconded to the National Sports Council as Operations Supervisor, there was a radical change in the way that organization operated.
Gunny’s predecessor, Otis Jack, appeared relatively lazy, laid back and was often much too office-bound. The latter’s understanding of his role was seemingly faulty.
Unlike Jack, Gunny showed a much higher level of understanding of what the position required.
Gunny quickly brought the grounds men together and moulded them into a manageable, unified and genuinely committed unit.
The grounds men were made to understand the many demands of their work and together with Gunny they set and achieved new targets with relative ease.
Gunny encouraged the grounds men to strive to better themselves, look after themselves and strive after some education. He taught them a sense of pride in their work.

Political victimisation?
Over the past several months, long before the December 7 elections of 2005, the political rumour mill began its work. It was evident that Gunny Hinds had become a prime target. It was said that he supported the Opposition, something people who know the individual and his upbringing find hard to believe. Others claimed that he was a marshal for the Opposition on elections day – another tall story.