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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.

Read more: Lewis: Child abuse in sport must be addressed

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Freedom morning come! It’s Emancipation Day. T&T has the acknowledged distinction of leading the way in declaring Emancipation Day a public holiday.

Read more: With freedom comes responsibility

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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”.

Read more: T&T’s young people matter

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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!

Read more: The Gift of Anger

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Many of us seem to take tremendous pride and joy in making others feel like losers when their river of disappointment burst its bank.

Read more: We need to display kindness

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The T&T Olympic Committee (T&TOC) is focusing a lot of its attention on being digitally networked and prepared. I was reading recently that over 70 per cent of consumers rely on social media when deciding what to buy and in some case where to go. In fact, it’s no secret people made a lot of decisions based on information from various communication platforms.

Read more: Time for sports to go high-tech

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Last Saturday, Presentation College, San Fernando, opened its refurbished squash court. There for the cutting of the ribbon and official opening was President Anthony Carmona, Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi and Darryl White, RBC Royal Bank T&T managing director, all past students.

Read more: Keeping our children physically active

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We have to learn to think. Our two feet deeply rooted in our history, our traditions, our sports, our culture, our food, our art, our music, our challenges and our triumphs with our head facing and geared towards the future. The past recast in the future with a commitment to quality.

Read more: Stop breeding negativity

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