This hand of cards we have been dealt is due to a myriad of ills that have been plaguing sport in Trinidad and Tobago for many years due to actions of various stakeholders that decide the fate we have in sports.
Author: Sunday Market Network
Though the vast majority of them are high performing professional athletes, an Olympian- “Any athlete that qualifies for the Olympic Games” , is considered an amazing achievement whether one medals or not, as the games foster sportsmanship and individual growth amongst competitors.
“We ask you not for an invitation to your rallies and to sit at your tables, we ask you not to save us, but to back us up . . . . Or get the hell out of the way.”
Our neighbouring islands have so much to offer. Each can boast of their unique flora and fauna, Festival and Culinary (gastronomic) Tourism. Geographically we are so close, yet, when it comes to traveling and the cost involved, we can feel so far. After speaking to many people in Trinidad and Tobago about their travels within the Caribbean, it’s no surprise that most have visited no more than two islands within the region.
In the context of COVID-19 where there has been income losses and increased food prices due to movement restrictions, there is the creation of local shortages and higher food prices, which makes ensuring food security now and in the future more important than ever.
Populations all over the world are not healthy but they are progressing towards recovery, some faster than others. And why is that?
This piece isn’t about dwelling on the negatives – but rather debunking the ‘airy fairy’ assumptions we have about the indentureship experience.
The current global climate crisis refers to the long term negative changes that are taking place around the world as a consequence of climate change and global warming. Changes that are resulting in the modification of global temperatures, weather, and sea levels among other key environmental indicators. The consequences of these changes present an urgent threat to humanity as we know it, threatening our air, water, and food resources.
Still to sign the Agreement are major emission countries of Turkey, Iraq and Iran, however, our beloved nation of Trinidad and Tobago has ratified the agreement since February 22nd, 2018 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Upon ratification, immediate legal obligations are imposed at an international law level. This means Trinidad and Tobago has given consent to be bound by the provisions in the treaty.
“…As we encroach on nature and deplete vital habitats, increasing numbers of species are at risk. That includes humanity and the future we want”