Schoolmates of murdered Success Laventille Secondary students Deneilson Smith and Mark Richards, described as “real madness,” the shooting of both teens shortly after they were pulled out of a PH taxi along Picton Road, Laventille, last Thursday.
Approaching the home stretch of the 34th edition of the T&T International Marathon with the finish line in sight, a group of spectators, who may have been early finishers, started singing calypsonian Lord Funny's ditty: ‘Sweet, Sweet Trinidad, How I love mih country bad.” It was welcoming, patriotic music for the ears of some weary travellers.
Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) president Brian Lewis says the ten golds 24 Athlete Welfare and Preparation Fund, from which he will raise awareness by participating in the 2015 Trinidad International Marathon on January 25, will also provide for athletes falling outside the conventional subventions and those who have fallen on hard times.
In the high pressured world of Olympic and elite sport where going for gold matters, ‘almost’ do not count. It’s the ability to remain focused in the midst of the chaos. The line between victory and defeat is razor thin.