Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Guyana has good sand

"Competition Director James Kelly explained the texture and origin of the sand to be used in the long jump activities.

He said the sand was imported from Guyana, noting that it is the best kind to use in sporting events. The competition director outlined that the selected sand will make an efficient recording of the long jump “break”."

Guyana360: Imagine St. Kitts/Nevis, which is hosting Carifta beginning tomorrow, imported sand from Guyana to fill the long jump pits in the Taiwan-funded Bird Rock Athletic Stadium. Strangely enough, Guyana has the worst sporting facilities in the region, yet we have the best sand for sport. How ironic.

Kudos to the PPP and its intention to construct a synthetic athletic track and build an Olympic-size swimming pool. All of these were promises of a bright future for sports in Guyana that were belched out by President Jagdeo before he was elected for his final term in office. And while many are happy to see him go, we would like to hold him accountable to his promises.

We have a National Director of Sports that always smells like DDL rum. He once said he loves boxing because of the rum-punches. Since the PPP/C took office, sports like many other things have fallen from grace.

The agenda of divide and rule adopted in the political spectrum is perpetuated in sport. For example, the National Sports Commission recognizes the Georgetown Basketball Association, and refuses to accept the national basketball body because it is not happy with the members who were duly elected. The PPP continues to ef up the country and now with no avenue through sport, youths are finding alternatives in crime. Say no to sport, vote PPP again and again.

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