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  • Please, we must rescue our children!

      The hand-wringing and moaning of past students and friends of Calabar High School after the video of students of the school (as well as an adult who appeared to be conducting the “choir”), chanting anti-KC lyrics, smacks of the highest form of hypocrisy known to man. Anyone with...
  • Future of West Indies cricket in the hands of 12

        On the 24th of March this year, 12 West Indians will decide the future of West Indies cricket. On that day there will be an election for the presidency of Cricket West Indies (CWI), the group that will decide the path to be taken as the people...
  • Rescue our athletes from abuse, please!

      The Children’s Advocate has been noted to be a part of a move to rid the sports world of coaches who abuse athletes. From the beginning of our dominance in athletics there have been rumours/whispers of coaches who groom athletes to the extent where obvious mind boggling talent...
  • We have the formula of world champions; all that’s needed now is finance

          The year 2018 has come to an end, cementing the fact that anyone with a genetic background that can be traced to Jamaica has the potential to be a world class athlete. It doesn’t matter what sport you are considering. All that a human with a...
  • Bibi Gardner: What a man!

    It has often been said, with some justification, that the most important aspect of sports is participation. The joy of the game, the camaraderie, the health benefits, and the importance of respecting the rules of the game. Professional sport has changed most of that, as huge sums of money...
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    Buying and selling of children to win is wrong

    In the 1950s while a student at The Mico Practising School, a female student asked the teacher during a history class when we were learning about slavery, “Why did Africans sell fellow Africans to the slave traders?” The teacher paused and said that in the beginning of the slave...
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    Winning at all costs has trumped principle

    Once upon a time, when piggy was a swine, people participated in sports for fun, recreation and exercise. Sports has now evolved into big business where the rewards for success are so enormous that the emphasis on winning is what now dominates this pastime. Sports now has morphed into...
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    Is this what sports have become?

    In sports, there are rules. The rules are designed to make the event as fair as possible to ALL the participants. The introduction of discretion gives power to a named official to decide or act without other control than one’s own judgment. In the greatest show on Earth, the...
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    Cricket, lovely cricket; sigh!

    Deep down, every West Indian cricket fan wants their team to win, no matter how we rant and rave whenever we see “foolish non-thinking” cricket being played. Since the halcyon days when our team ruled the world, every glimpse of quality by a West Indian batsman or bowler is...

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