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Breaking point. Trinidad and Tobago is at a crucial place. People make decisions on the basis of agendas. It is about what is convenient and expedient. It matters not what the truth may be. Once it serves their own agenda, that’s it! Fairness and equity is dependent on interests of those who believe that money and more money makes the world go round and round.

Read more: Preparation pace quickens at Olympic House - Things That Matter

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There are those who take issue with Carnival for various reasons. Carnival mentality is seen in some quarters as a negative. Many years ago leader of Singapore, at the time, Lee Quan Yew suggested that Trinidad and Tobago’s carnival mentality is more curse than blessing.

Read more: Carnival is T&T’s positive secret weapon

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Why is the concept of a sport industry in T&T still receiving lipservice only?

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Deneilson Smith

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.

Read more: Stark messages for law-abiding citizens - Things That Matter

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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.

Read more: Sweet, Sweet Trinidad and Tobago - Things That Matter

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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.

Read more: Athletes not afraid of going for gold

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TTOC president: Brian Lewis

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.

Read more: Lewis outlines ‘10 golds 24’ vision

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