Opinion

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Opinion

Investing in sport

OUR Tobago athletes have put in creditable performances at the 43rd Carifta Games at the Pierre Aliker Municipal Stadium in Fort de France, Martinique. Chief among them was Chelsea James who struck gold for Trinidad and Tobago. James captured the Girls Under-18 shot put with a throw of 16.12 metres, a new personal best, improving on the 15.38 metres she set at the Falcon Games on April 12. Read More »

Education not security creates better pupils

THE EDITOR: Recently, there has been an increased focus on misbehaviour/negative behaviours of schoolchildren. To my mind, the media has gone on a kind of feeding frenzy on this issue. There are reports of bullying, assault on teachers, school-gang warfare and sexual misdemeanours, among other negative behaviours. Read More »

Early days with ANR in Tobago

THE EDITOR: It is with deep sorrow that I learned of the passing of former president ANR Robinson. When I heard that he was hospitalised a few weeks ago, I shared with someone some of my earliest memories of him, and I wish to do the same with readers of this paper. Read More »

Rebel with a cause

THE EDITOR: I would like us to take a second look at the opprobrium now being heaped on Basdeo Panday’s head for daring to speak somewhat at variance with the many superlatives attached to the passing of ANR Robinson, going further, with seeming indelicacy, depending on where you stand, to insist that he won’t be attending the funeral. Can we even begin to understand his stance on this matter? Read More »

Training camps need for sports

A few weeks ago, thousands of cricket fans across the Caribbean were glued to their television sets following the exploits of the West Indies cricket team in the World 20/20 tournament. They saw captain Darren Sammy and vice captain Dwayne Bravo illuminate the tournament with their calypso cricket power hitting. They saw, what calypsonian Relator described as ‘the catch of the century,’ when Dwayne Bravo literally flew full length into the air to take the rebound catch. Read More »

Hit after hit

SOMETIMES life takes you down a consistently depressing road. Everything seems to get progressively worse. If it is not one thing it’s another. It’s as though you face crisis after crisis and you keep taking hit after hit. Read More »

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