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We are taking Trinidad and Tobago for granted!

People who are invested in their communities and care about their communities must persevere and think strategically about how to turn their outrage into concrete action. Stand up and fight  for the community, society and country you want to live in.  

In the most dire circumstances perseverance, deep committment , dedication and pit bull like ferocity can turn the tide. A sense of community and a deep seated passion for the essence and best interest of the community.  It requires Perseverance and belief amidst the most bleak of circumstances.

But its important to be able to turn outrage into concrete action.

On Saturday as part of our preparation for the upcoming Trinidad and Tobago International Marathon - Robert Dumas, Aasan Lewis, Bertram Smart and this writer did- the Queens Royal College ( Queens Park Savannah) to Tyrico Beach/ Bay walk. The scenic, picturesque and panoramic  North Coast Road provides a beautiful view and experience. The walk mind you cant by any stretch of the imagination be considered an easy walk.  By the time we got to Tyrico turned around and ended by the landmark Uncle Sam and Sons establishment the technology application registered 14 miles.

We started  from QRC at 5am with the expanse of Maracas Beach coming into our sight line just after 8am.  A large flock of Corbeaux holding court was a disconcerting sight as was the dishevelled look of the beach and environs . We were distracted from our joy of having made it.  Our shouts of "We reach! We made it! " quickly replaced by stunned silence at the distressed sight.

There is so much natural beauty here in Trinidad and Tobago.  But the myopic, willful and wanton disregard we show for our environment is an utter disgrace.

Where is the outrage that can be converted into concrete action?

We claim to want a healthier and fitter nation one that is less obese and with a lower rate of non communicable disease morbidity and mortality. But yet our drivers continue to display reckless  disregard for their fellow citzens who may be walking, jogging , running or riding their way to being fitter and healthier.

What is destroying the fabric and quality of life in Trinidad and Tobago isnt the economic down turn or high crime and corruption. Its a myopic  apathy and  dont care a damn attitude for the glorious aspects , elements and awesome things that we have for free here in Trinidad and Tobago.

We lack the outrage that can be converted into concrete action.  Suffering in stoic silence isnt or ought not to be a concrete action. We must stop taking Trinidad and Tobago for granted.

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Rheeza Grant Interview - August 2019 - 2019 Pan Am Games, Lima, Peru

Nicholas Paul of Trinidad and Tobago celebrates after winning men's sprint gold at the Pan American Games ©Getty Images

2019 Pan Amer­i­can Games

Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) President Brian Lewis has praised his nation's athletes after the country recorded their best medal performance at the Pan American Games in Lima.

Colin Murray | colomurray@gmail.com

2019 Pan Amer­i­can Games

A few fans stopped me to ask what I thought about the West In­dies' per­for­mance so far in the se­ries against In­dia in both the T20's and the ODIs.

DOUBLE GOLD MEDALLIST! Nicholas Paul of T&T celebrates beating compatriot Phillip Njisanel, also of T&T, to win the gold medal in the track cycling men's sprint final at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru on August 3. (AP)

2019 Pan Amer­i­can Games

The Pan Amer­i­can Games closed on Sun­day but T&T is still cel­e­brat­ing its his­toric per­for­mance, claim­ing 13 medals, the most ever.

I happen to be initially browsing but having caught my attention, I then perused thoroughly, the 2018 Oxford Business Group country report on Trinidad and Tobago.  There were a number of perespectives, snap shots and overviews written. If one wanted to get a well researched and documented overview of the economic and business landscape within the twin Island Republic.

31 July is CANOC day. A message was sent out. That it barely registered or caught the attention of sport stakeholders in the Caribbean is an opportunity not a slight. CANOC must embrace the opportunity to heighten awareness and engage in enhanced outreach to provide information about the organisation.

It is cold in Lima, Peru, host city of the 2019 Pan Am Games. In fact, it is winter here in the South American nation.

With the one-year countdown to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games officially underway, the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee, (TTOC) has announced that TTO athletes will benefit from a pre-games training camp at the Japan Athlete Training Center Osumi, in Osaki Town, Kagoshima Prefecture, as part of Japan’s Host Town Initiative.

Dylan Carter

Tokyo 2020

National swimmer Dylan Carter has qualified for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan after reaching the semi-final in the 100m freestyle at the 2019 FINA World Aquatics Championships in South Korea.

In this file photo, (from L) TT's Keston Bledman, Emmanuel Callender, Richard Thompson and Marc Burns celebrate after winning silver in the men's 4×100m relay final at the National Stadium during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on August 22, 2008.

Tokyo 2020

TEAM TTO has been assured of a gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Twelve years after their second place finish at the 2008 Beijing Games, sprinters Richard Thompson, Marc Burns, Emmanuel Callender and Keston Bledman will receive their 4x100m relay gold.

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