Dr. Paul Wright

  • School Sports Under Covid 19

    The body in charge of school sports (ISSA) has announced through its president that it will continue the preparation for school sports until the Government advises it differently. ISSA has also mentioned that it has “reached out” to the parents of the children who may be involved in school...
  • Fighting Our Own Wars

    The “lock down” and curfew associated with the Covid 19 Pandemic has caused some of us to be more attentive to happenings around the world. The United States of America (USA) is one of the countries that I have admired, mainly for the opportunities that are available for improving...
  • Rage Over 8.46 Minutes Of Infamy, But Will change ever come to Jamaica?

    8.46: George Floyd.  When that graphic first appeared there were some of us who immediately feared the worst, an American sprinter named George Floyd had broken the 100 metre world record of our beloved Usain Bolt. How could that happen? That record was supposed to last a lifetime, it...
  • Horseracing stakeholders must be prepared for compromise

    The flag-burning and demonstration of anger by stakeholders of the racing fraternity outside the gates of the country’s only racetrack a few weeks ago was the physical demonstration of frustration that “no-racing” is having on a group of people who cannot seem to understand that EVERY Jamaican is having...
  • Too little too late

    For some-time now, I have noticed a similarity in approach to governance by our leader and the President of the United States. The written letters of resignation that were a requirement of service to this country by two senators piqued my interest in how this country was going to...
  • The fight to eliminate drug cheats from sports must continue

    As a child at the Mico Practicing School, morning assembly featured prayers, songs and a talk by our Headmaster, Ivan Shaw. He drilled into attentive children a quote from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow that goes like this: “The heights of great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden...
  • Protocol Needed To Prevent Recurrence Of The Supreme Soul Debacle

    Jamaica’s latest Triple Crown winner, (the epitome of racing quests) Supreme Soul returned to the island on Monday, February 10 2020 with full television coverage. Readers may recall that this colt, trained by Champion Trainer Nunes, left Jamaica in November 2019 to represent the country in the Caribbean Classic,...
  • Time For a Hall of Fame or National Sports Museum

    The annual “thank you” for our athletes who have performed and brought this nation pleasure and joy over the past 12 months — known as the RJR/Gleaner Sports Foundation National Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards Ceremony — has inspired a debate about how we say thanks to...