Our Agricultural Playpen – the Grammar School Playing Field

Wellness
When the government first raised the issue of a ‘wellness revolution’ this was the first and only column to chastise them. The reasons were clear and would not be repeated here. What is important now is the harsh reality that in the face of the continued suggestion that the current administration is somehow involved in promotion of the physical well being of the nation the decision to leave Vincentians without access to a most central sports facility as the Grammar School Playing Field exposes the farcical nature of the booming cymbals engaged in the promotional exercise.
No one can convince the sportspeople of this nation that the government is serious about wellness and engage in the ridiculous practice we have witnessed time and again in respect of what can only be considered the abuse of the Grammar School Playing Field.
The construction of the facilities required for the Exhibition took several weeks during which time it certainly could not have been considered safe enough for the schools to engage in their regular activities for which they thought the field was intended. No one seemed sufficiently concerned about the wellness of the students just as they cared nothing about the scores who use the facility for physical endeavours following the completion of their work day.

In context
One would have imagined that given the millions of dollars spent on the Grammar School Playing Field over the past several years there was some genuine interest in developing it into a major sports facility located in the city.
It is useless to waste scarce financial resources repeatedly on the same facility only to have it remain at the same stage over the years of such hefty expenditures. It may well be considered unconscionable for a government or any agency for that matter to so waste scarce resources in the name of development, when there is little to show by way of said development.
St Vincent and the Grenadines is not blessed with an adequate supply of flat land such as would facilitate the creation of a multitude of outdoor sports facilities. Prudence would demand that careful consideration be given to the optimal utilisation of what we do have at present. Unfortunately the administration does not seem to concur with this trend of th
ought.