Viewing the bigger picture
On Target
St Vincent and the Grenadines stepped up to the plate big time, by hosting the inaugural Americas Male Netball Tournament at the Arnos Vale Netball Co...
September 16, 2022
Back to normal programming for sports
On Target
As the 2022/ 2023 academic began last Monday, September 5, an air excitement pervaded as that sense of normal operations is envisaged. Unlike the last...
September 9, 2022
Standing on the promises
On Target
St Vincent and the Grenadines within the past six weeks, participated in four age – group Football competitions starting with the male Under-19 team d...
September 2, 2022
On Target
Is it a case of too little too late, or better late than never, as it pertains to the proposed $EC1,820,394.95, earmarked for repairs to Arnos Vale On...
August 26, 2022
Dollars making more sense
On Target
World Cricket at the moment is in a dog fight over the status of international players, and moreso their commitment to their respective countries. At ...
August 19, 2022
Time to make an impression
On Target
St Vincent and the Grenadines added another tick to its participation at the XXII Commonwealth Games which took place in Birmingham, England, July 28 ...
August 12, 2022
Cricket gets out for a duck
On Target
With just about a month to go before the 2022/2023 academic starts, there is still no word from the St Vincent and the Grenadines Cricket Association ...
August 5, 2022
Preparing to go full throttle again
On Target
Undoubtedly, it is evident that whilst we are still in the pandemic, there is some semblance of sports returning in all its glory and splendour. Indee...
July 29, 2022
Give us a semi- pro format soonest
On Target
As we grapple with ways and means of bettering our football product here in St Vincent and the Grenadines, this column wants to go on record as saying...
July 22, 2022
Mixed fortunes for Vincentian sports
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AS THE COUNTRY settled down to recuperate from the Carnival festivities that officially ended July 5, there was no respite nor recovery period for som...
July 15, 2022
Reset that Netball clock
On Target
FOR THE BETTER part of two decades there have been incessant calls for a national turn around as it relates to the state of St Vincent and the Grenadi...
July 8, 2022
Back your mouth
On Target
Criticisms of the state of sports here in St Vincent and the Grenadines, are deafening. Spanning a relatively wide cross section of the Vincentian soc...
June 24, 2022
We have a sport to build
On Target
The recent showing of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Senior Men’s Football Team, Vincy Heat has evoked much discussion as to the state of this coun...
June 17, 2022
Encouraging signs
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There were some encouraging signs in Vincentian sporting exploits over the past week. Whilst our Senior Men’s Football team, Vincy Heat suffered a hea...
June 10, 2022
Vincy Heat under pressure to deliver
On Target
It is no gainsaying that St Vincent and the Grenadines’ senior male football team, Vincy Heat is not in the best place to take on Bahamas, Nicaragua a...
June 3, 2022
Leadership crisis in Sports
On Target
SPORTS IN ST VINCENT and the Grenadines is faced with a predicament, that of leadership. One though has to state up front that the issues surrounding ...
May 27, 2022
Sports’ iniquitous culture
On Target
ST VINCENT AND THE Grenadines is fast developing a new industry in sports in which the product is the spin offs of a well- crafted iniquitous culture....
May 20, 2022
The other side of the coin
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Many Vincentians get excited whenever our young student- athletes get an opportunity to go overseas on scholarships, whether it be partial scholarship...
May 13, 2022
That next level
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It is often bandied about that sports in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) needs to get to the next level. The idea of making strides in sports is c...
May 6, 2022
Football under reconstruction
On Target
As St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) returns to some semblances of normalcy after two years of stipulations, protocols, vigilance, dodging and being...
April 29, 2022
Hope for tomorrow
On Target
St Vincent and the Grenadines’ participation in the 49th edition of the Junior Carifta Games and the 35th Carifta Swimming Championships in Jamaica an...
April 22, 2022
IPSAC/ ISSAC via the review mirror
On Target
The 2022 National Lotteries Authority Inter- Primary Schools Athletics Championships ( IPSAC) and the Inter- Secondary Schools Athletics Championships...
April 14, 2022
Keep the same energy
On Target
THE DREAM 11 Vincy Premier League (4.0) has come and gone. Congratulations are in order for the organisers who staged another showpiece event that sho...
April 8, 2022
Plenty in twenty
On Target
Next Tuesday, April 5, marks twenty years of my official association with the SEARCHLIGHT newspaper. Ironically, it was not a sports story that ushere...
April 1, 2022
More than a Dream
On Target
The fourth edition of the Dream 11 Vincy Premier League(VPL) has started, igniting immense interest. Apart from the prolonged desire for live sporting...
March 25, 2022
Getting our houses in order
On Target
Sports the world over has suffered tremendously for the past two years, as the novel coronavirus has upended almost everything . The ripple effects of...
March 11, 2022
Music to the ears
On Target
It must be indeed commendable that the hierarchy of the Windward Islands Cricket Board (WICB) has finally begun to sink their teeth into developing th...
March 4, 2022
We get the message- CWI
On Target
The elation and swift response by Cricket West Indies (CWI) to the 17 West Indian cricketers who landed contracts with the Indian Premier League(IPL),...
February 25, 2022
Too much; Too often
On Target
It is becoming too bit of a norm for the sport of Volleyball to go through a prolonged period of administrative fallouts , only to get a revival of so...
February 18, 2022
Reality Check
On Target
It is indeed refreshing to know that the Ministry of Education and National Reconciliation has officially given permission for schools, both at the pr...
February 11, 2022
Seizing the moment
On Target
Many have been harping, and rightly so, about the many fall outs which the sporting community has suffered over the last two years. Lamentations have ...
February 4, 2022
Are we administering or developing sports?
On Target
When the various sporting disciplines here in St Vincent and the Grenadines are assessed, those which cut the cake are the ones which are able to bala...
January 28, 2022
Strength in numbers
On Target
The decision by the national sporting associations to meet last Saturday at the Hotel Alexandrina to have one voice as it pertains to discuss Covid pr...
January 21, 2022
Flickers in the darkness
On Target
The year 2021 has to be the most inactive for St Vincent and the Grenadines, sporting wise. This, as the year was more than eventful for all sectors. ...
January 14, 2022
Instil passion too
On Target
It is all well for coaches of any sporting discipline to ensure that their charges are equipped with the skill sets needed for their respective activi...
January 7, 2022
Making the best of the worst
On Target
Last year at this time many were hopeful that the coronavirus pandemic that halted sports the world over for the better part of 2020, would have eased...
December 31, 2021
Dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s
On Target
On Target will divert this week from its series of call-outs of tardy national sporting associations. Instead, this week will bring into sharp focus o...
December 23, 2021
Is Bodybuilding resting eternally?
On Target
Off the bat, On Target wants to ascertain whether or not there still exists a national organisation to administer bodybuilding here in St Vincent and ...
December 17, 2021
Local Boxing on standing eight count
On Target, Sports
On Target continues its look into those national sporting associations here in St Vincent and the Grenadines which have displayed a protracted toleran...
December 10, 2021
First call out
On Target
As promised last week, On Target announced that should nothing be done by some of those national sporting associations which are failing to get their ...
December 3, 2021
Causes for concern
On Target
The continued lack of energy, interest and a protracted laissez faire approach by some of our national sporting associations here, are not the correct...
November 26, 2021
SVGOC must take a fresh guard
On Target
THE NEW EXECUTIVE of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Olympic Committee (SVGOC) will from the get go, put the administrative wheels in motion, as the...
November 19, 2021
West Indies Cricket Disclaimer
On Target
The column is publicly apologizing to the rest of the world for the shambolic display of the senior men’s cricket team at the International Cricket Co...
November 12, 2021
Diamond Track Facility  – one year after
On Target
One year ago, November 4, to be exact, St Vincent and the Grenadines ushered in a new era in sporting infrastructure, with the official opening ceremo...
November 5, 2021
Home at last!
On Target
Earlier this week, the news formally broke that the St Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation (SVGFF) has made a purchase of five acres of pri...
October 29, 2021
We welcome them
On Target
WITHIN THE PAST three months or so, St Vincent and the Grenadines has been blessed with a renewed interest in two sporting disciplines and the entranc...
October 22, 2021
Go to the elite programmes
On Target
St Vincent and the Grenadines has not been producing the sporting talent that it ought to. Yes, there are pockets of talent in most sporting disciplin...
October 15, 2021
Setting the tone
On Target
The decision by the executive of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation to pull the female Under-17 team from the CONCACAF qualifiers t...
October 8, 2021
West Indies team selection conundrum
On Target
The recent announcement of the West Indies team for this month’s World T/20 in the United Arab Emirates and Oman, has opened up a can of worms. More s...
October 1, 2021
Something good is happening
On Target
St Vincent and the Grenadines’ track and field programme is on to something good. This, with the export of several student-athletes, namely to schools...
September 24, 2021
Cricket losing its currency
On Target
OVER TIME, we have seen a steady decline in the appeal, attraction and zeal for cricket here in St Vincent and the Grenadines. The sport, for some rea...
September 17, 2021
Please act on your concerns, Mr Minister
On Target
IT WAS NOT only refreshing, but instructive, that current Minister of Education and National Reconciliation Curtis King, at a recent opening ceremony,...
September 10, 2021
Are we on track?
On Target
THERE WAS A bellowing of sound; groaning of anguish and countenance of despair for many years, as St Vincent and the Grenadines yearned for a syntheti...
September 3, 2021
Hope on the horizon?
On Target
St Vincent and the Grenadines has, for some time now, been longing for a glimmer of sporting hope. The search for someone at the individual level or a...
August 27, 2021
That frightening silence
On Target
Based on the nonchalance which exist during the coronavirus pandemic and the events which followed the eruptions of La Soufriere volcano in April; thi...
August 20, 2021
Do we have an Olympics podium plan?
On Target
FOR THE PAST two weeks, the world over was glued to the television sets and other devices, as the belated 2020 Summer Olympics came off in Tokyo, Japa...
August 13, 2021
Welcome Theon Gordon
On Target
CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN order for those who took the bold step to appoint Theon Gordon as this country’s Director of Technical Matters of the St Vincen...
August 6, 2021
Is it the beginning of the end?
On Target
There is a strong possibility that there may not be any competitive sporting activities for the next few months, should the latest vaccination require...
July 30, 2021
Sports and integrity
On Target
Calling a spade, a spade, walking the moral highway and being impartial, are fast evading the psyche and operations of Vincentians. Instead, the robes...
July 23, 2021
Piling up human waste
On Target
FOR THE PAST two decades or so, there has been greater emphasis on ensuring persons are certified and qualified in physical Education and sports. Inde...
July 16, 2021
Another nine days talk?
On Target
For the past months, March to be exact, many football aficionados, critics and those with a platform, had a lot to say about the performance of the se...
July 9, 2021
We ain dey good
On Target
The events of the past weeks in national football have put the sport in a bad light. As such, those who are at the forefront of sport’s national admin...
July 2, 2021
Where are we going wrong with sports?
On Target
St Vincent and the Grenadines currently does not have a good standing when it comes to sports. It seems that every step that is made, it is either in ...
June 25, 2021
Put the wheels in motion
On Target
It must be a case of the easy way out and the blame game, why several of our national sporting associations here in St Vincent and the Grenadines cont...
June 18, 2021
Back off… Back away
On Target
Surely, the tongues and fingers are busy, as to where should we go from here with St Vincent and the Grenadines’ football, following the recent displa...
June 11, 2021
Sports is against the ropes
On Target
Sports in St Vincent and the Grenadines has been hit an untimely blow. Like a wounded boxer, sports is proverbially against the ropes, as there is ble...
June 4, 2021
VPL 3.0 has set the pace
On Target
The staging of the Vincy Premier League (VPL) 3.0 T/10 cricket tournament over the past two weeks, has paved the way for the return of sports here in ...
May 28, 2021
Staying in the hosting loop
On Target
There has to be some decisive course that must be pursued if our Arnos Vale Playing Field, and by extension, St Vincent and the Grenadines wants to st...
May 21, 2021
Is sports in the mix?
On Target
As St Vincent and the Grenadines continues to grapple with its many challenges, namely the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the La Soufriere volcano e...
May 7, 2021
Are we developing a  cricket cult?
On Target
Are the operations here in the St Vincent and the Grenadines quietly carving out a secret lodge movement? This has to be the assessment based on anoth...
April 30, 2021
The show must go on
On Target
Amidst what is happening here in St Vincent and the Grenadines, namely the explosive eruptions of La Soufriere volcano, it must not mean that we have ...
April 23, 2021
Cushioning the blows and falls
On Target
ST VINCENT AND the Grenadines, like the rest of the world, has for more than a year been dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic had place...
April 16, 2021
Tennis longing for a big serve
On Target
For the better part of the last decade, the sport of tennis here in St Vincent and the Grenadines, has taken a nose dive. The steady decline has been ...
April 9, 2021
Stirring the pot
On Target
The protracted nonchalance given to sports from most of our policymakers in St Vincent and the Grenadines, is getting an extended run, as the coronavi...
March 26, 2021
Exploring those best options
On Target
It is commonly agreed that sports in St Vincent and the Grenadines is not what it ought to be. Or better put, we have not made the advancements necess...
March 19, 2021
Blowing hot and cold
On Target
St Vincent and the Grenadines joined with the rest of the world last Monday, March 8, in celebrating International Women’s Day (IWD). As such, IWD was...
March 12, 2021
Advancing cooperation in local sports
On Target
The time is now, more that ever that a conscious effort be made by the ational sports association, community organisations, clubs, teams and other sta...
March 5, 2021
Not just a simple  undertaking
On Target
Time after time, there has been calls for some attention be paid to national sports people, (past and present), who have fallen on hard times, be it f...
February 26, 2021
It is all good
On Target
The concerns and public discussions occasioned by the announcement last Saturday, of the local training squad for the St Vincent and the Grenadines se...
February 19, 2021
Not an easy road
On Target
No one should envy the position of head coach Kendale Mercury as he attempts to prepare the St Vincent and the Grenadines senior men’s football team f...
February 12, 2021
Paying the price for procrastination
On Target
IT SHOULD NOT have taken the exposure of some of the happenings of wanton disregard by persons for the real use of the Diamond Track Facility, for gov...
February 5, 2021
Doable or workable?
On Target
Recently appointed Minister of the Public Service, Consumer Affairs and Sports Frederick Stephenson’s request, that school sports be placed under his ...
January 29, 2021
Just some gentle nudges
On Target
As sports in St Vincent and the Grenadines is again on the back foot, because of the inevitable impact of the coronavirus, which has been hovering as ...
January 21, 2021
Back to square one !
On Target
Another wave of the novel coronavirus has hit us here in St Vincent and the Grenadines, crippling most, if not all sporting activities. Like a bolt of...
January 15, 2021
Does it really matter?
On Target
There were some rumblings among the few remaining persons who still have an interest in West Indies cricket, when 12 players opted not to tour Banglad...
January 8, 2021
Rising from the ashes of 2020
On Target
The year 2020 is almost history physically, but its events and memories would forever be etched in the thoughts of many the world over. It was a year ...
December 31, 2020
A deed loaded with  nobility
On Target
Last Saturday’s charity football match staged at the Arnos Vale Two Playing Field in aid of the Salvation Army’s Orphanage located at Pembroke, is not...
December 23, 2020