CHILD ABUSE in sport continues to rear its ugly head across the world. No sport seems immune from the scourge with tennis, soccer, athletics and cricket rocked with scandals in the recent past. Victims have become bolder in speaking out even decades after abuse occurred at the hands of coaches and administrators in whose care they were left in. The Penn State football programme in the United States has been found to be complicit in covering up the many reports of sexual abuse by its renowned coach Jerry Sandusky who was later convicted on 45 counts of sex offences. Three Penn State officials were also convicted for failing to alert the authorities about the allegations.
Freedom morning come! It’s Emancipation Day. T&T has the acknowledged distinction of leading the way in declaring Emancipation Day a public holiday.
The screams and tears, the reality of brutal, barbaric and heartless crimes against law abiding and peaceful citizens confront our country. Anger! Anger! Rage! The Gift of Anger!
Last Saturday, I gave support to my daughter Sanian at the Tribe 2018 Carnival band launch - festival of the bands. Sanian, a former national youth tennis player, has an entrepreneurial bent and has launched an ambitious fashion and design business concept called “Sanianitos”.
Many of us seem to take tremendous pride and joy in making others feel like losers when their river of disappointment burst its bank.