Advancing cooperation in local sports
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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 !
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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?
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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
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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
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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
Success is not cheap
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Often times, the end product of sports performance is measured mainly by the medals and matches won, records broken and titles achieved. But behind th...
December 4, 2020
Dickson’s first year report card
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Last Monday, November 23, marked one year since affiliates of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation chose Carl Dickson over Marvin Fra...
November 27, 2020
Adding value to sports’ soft skills
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Sports is primarily an expression of one’s physical and mental talents, which are overtly expressed in the performance. Mostly through competitions, t...
November 20, 2020
Sports needs visionary  leaders
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This column for the past 15 years has been championing the cause of sports here in St Vincent and the Grenadines first and foremost, and ocassionally ...
November 13, 2020
Getting it right the first time
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Should we here in St Vincent and the Grenadines take on the getting it right the first time approach as it relates to the way we do things in sports? ...
November 7, 2020
Where is the sports manifesto?
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Persons who are heavily involved in sports would have been thoroughly disappointed in both major politicial parties, the Unity Labour Party (ULP) and ...
October 30, 2020
Left in the lurch
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Two months ago, this column called on the policymakers of education, and by extension schools’ sports, to be real in these times. That call was made i...
October 23, 2020
Synthetic track is welcomed
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The adding of a synthetic track to the sporting facilities stock of St Vincent and the Grenadines is imminent. The $4 million facility, constructed by...
October 16, 2020
Going beyond party politics
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Say what you want, pleased or frowned , support or oppose, the five year exercise of general elections continues to be part and parcel of the most pro...
October 9, 2020
Escaping the fire !
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It is often said that when your neighbour’s house is on fire, you need to wet yours. This may be a proverb, but it is also a truism that is applicable...
October 2, 2020
Females going missing
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The reduction in participation of females in sports here in St Vincent and the Grenadines, continues to become evident. In most of the sporting discip...
September 18, 2020
Vincentian sports most wanted
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St Vincent and the Grenadines’ sporting landscape is not clothed in perfection, neither are we world beaters in any discipline, despite the presence o...
September 11, 2020
Just some tit-bits
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This week, On Target has chosen to take a peek at several sporting issues, local, regional and international, for us to chew on, as the we are all eme...
September 4, 2020
Being real in these times
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As the 2020/ 2021 academic year is set to get going next Monday, one readily anticipates a cautious approach to be taken by the relevant authorities, ...
August 28, 2020
Tough ask for Vincy Heat
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St Vincent and the Grenadines’ Vincy Heat must come stronger than ever, if they are to advance to the next round of the CONCACAF zone of the World Cup...
August 21, 2020
Sports to get political focus again
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The five-year exercise of general elections is upon us here in St Vincent and the Grenadines. Whilst one may just have to rely on conjecture as to whe...
August 14, 2020
Looking beyond those natural abilities
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It must be stated categorically, that St Vincent and the Grenadines’ sporting achievements, its human stock, facilities, among others, are not what th...
August 7, 2020
Respect and honour overdue
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EARLIER THIS WEEK marked 25 years that our national men’s football team of 1995, placed second in the Shell Caribbean Cup. Whilst, this was not the fi...
July 31, 2020
Start thinking ahead
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Several developments over the last few weeks and months, have made it necessary for St Vincent and the Grenadines to become more proactive, by thinkin...
July 24, 2020
Instilling hard work and discipline
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The sayings that “hard work brings success”, and “no pain, no gain” are quickly being demonised and treated as relics. These have been replaced by “we...
July 17, 2020
Sports for all
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Will St Vincent and the Grenadines arrive at that juncture when all of our students will be involved in some sporting discipline? Are we willing and r...
July 10, 2020
Testing time for local football
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The set of guidelines set down by the National COVID-19 Task-force to facilitate the resumption of the national club championships, organised by the S...
July 3, 2020
Honouring national  commitments
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It is welcome news that two outstanding components of the Brighton Playing Field development project, as undertaken by the St Vincent and the Grenadin...
June 26, 2020
That missing strong  alumni factor
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St Vincent and the Grenadines, unlike other countries in the region, has not placed that much attention on having strong alumni. This is not to say th...
June 19, 2020
Slow return to  sports’ normalcy
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St Vincent and the Grenadines, after over two months of being starved of competitive sporting activities, is picking up the pieces, and slowly moving ...
June 5, 2020
It just did not add up
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The much anticipated inaugural Vincy Premier League (VPL) would have lost some of its sting, by the faux pas made by the stakeholders last Friday, the...
May 29, 2020
The making of the Vincy Premier League
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The executive of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Cricket Association Inc. has been able to conjure up the Vincy Premier League (VPL). Without prior ...
May 22, 2020
Ticking those must boxes
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St Vincent and the Grenadines has placed a tick in another of the boxes, as it relates the prerequisties for becoming a host for major sporting events...
May 15, 2020
That’s what is trending
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The back and forth among some of our regional cricketers, namely Chris Gayle and Ramnaresh Sarwan, where they have been engaged in verbal tirade, has ...
May 8, 2020
Right or wrong?
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The jury may be still in session, determining whether or not the decision of vice–president of Team Athletics SVG, Michael “Lord Have Mercy” Ollivierr...
April 30, 2020
Back to basics
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Indeed the past shapes the future and it is evident by the way things pan out and sometimes evolve. And, this relates to every sphere of life. In the ...
April 24, 2020
Football should take the lead
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Football, undoubtedly the most popular and widespread sporting discipline here in St Vincent and the Grenadines, should first put its hand up, and beg...
April 17, 2020
A test of faith
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No one expected it, no one was prepared for it, but the reality is that the coronavirus (covid-19) is with us. Importantly, like everything else, that...
April 9, 2020
Re-definition of sports journalism
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The recently held 2019 National Lotteries Authority National Sports Awards has served to redefine the terminology of who is a “Sports Journalist”. Acc...
April 3, 2020
Well done Robbie!
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THE INEVITABLE passage of death made a stop last Friday and took with it cricket statistician and analyst Earl Robinson. This, as he lost his battle t...
March 27, 2020
Sports being tested positively
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THE ALMOST worldwide shutdown of sporting events has affected many individuals, the corporate community, you name it. Like a boomerang, the spread of ...
March 20, 2020
Worst fears realised
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MAYBE THE ENVITABLE came last Wednesday night, when health authorities here, confirmed that St Vincent and the Grenadines has recorded its first case ...
March 13, 2020
Ironies of verbal sporting thrash
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TIME AFTER TIME, persons in positions of decision, would glowingly speak of sports as if their heart and soul are in it. They would often pronounce th...
March 6, 2020
Rally behind Vincy Heat
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With just about one month, before St Vincent and the Grenadines senior men’s football team Vincy Heat face Guadeloupe in a home and away tie in the CO...
February 28, 2020
Social conscience in sports
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THE RECENT ACT of kindness by the executive of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Cricket Association Inc., in which that organisation has undertaken t...
February 21, 2020
Netball stuck in neutral
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AFFILIATES OF THE St Vincent and the Grenadines Netball Association (SVGNA), will next Tuesday evening, go through the formalities of attending the An...
February 14, 2020
How not to lead by example
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YET AGAIN, OUR young sportsmen have been misguided. The latest evidence of this assessment was played out last Sunday afternoon at the Chili Playing F...
February 7, 2020
Developing that winning culture for sports
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FOR TOO LONG, sports in St Vincent and the Grenadines has operated on the notion that winning is not the only thing. And, seemingly, that thought has ...
January 31, 2020
The unfortunate realities in local sports
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LIFE IS FILLED with unexpected events, which cannot be planned for, nor their courses changed. One readily accepts natural disasters, political or soc...
January 24, 2020
Timely and necessary intervention
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THE DECISION OF the female committee of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation, to initiate a mentorship programme for national female ...
January 17, 2020
Sports and the  socio-economic factor
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Sports in St Vincent and the Grenadines is purely recreational, and that is a given. Save and except for the handful of footballers who are semi-profe...
December 20, 2019
First term schools’ sports assessment
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There was some excited anticipation, when prior to the start of the 2019/2020 schools’ sports programme, it was evident that the officials from the Di...
December 6, 2019
Welcome Mr Carl Dickson
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Affiliates of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation spoke loudly with their secret ballots last Saturday at the Methodist Church Hall ...
November 29, 2019
More can be done
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In recent years, St Vincent and the Grenadines has been the venue for the hosting of several sporting tournaments. It is no stroke of luck of anything...
November 8, 2019
SVG served with early notice
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Last week, Cricket West Indies formally released its itinerary for the next three years of hosting international cricket matches in the Caribbean. The...
November 1, 2019
A renewal at 40 for sports
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It is quite timely and fitting that as we celebrate our 40 years of political independence, there is a national programme dubbed “Renewal at 40”. The ...
October 11, 2019
Hoping for better in schools’ sports
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The formal announcement earlier this week, that the Division of Physical Education and Sports will take the lead in the organisation of most of the di...
October 4, 2019
No child left behind in sports too
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The popular slogan of “No child left behind” has, in some aspects of the education system, received some traction in meaning, whist still not fully in...
September 27, 2019
 Vincy sports need to follow suit
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The world over, we are seeing the merging of some major corporations, or the total disappearance of some. Whilst some of these entities have formed st...
September 20, 2019
Heat in the place
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The steam is rising as St Vincent and the Grenadines’ senior men’s football team Vincy Heat is positioning itself in group four of tier B of the inaug...
September 13, 2019
No more long talk
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No one, not even the most ardent supporter of West Indies cricket can say now, after the woeful display over the last four months by the regional seni...
September 6, 2019
Reading the play
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The chain of events that unfolded which eventually led to the St Vincent and the Grenadines senior men’s volleyball team not being able to attend the ...
August 30, 2019
That normal programming in sports
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ST VINCENT AND the Grenadines’ participation in the recently concluded Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, has again underscored where we are in sports....
August 23, 2019
Much to gain
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Last Saturday, the St Vincent and the Grenadines Football Federation (SVGFF) and by extension St Vincent and the Grenadines, hosted president of FIFA ...
August 16, 2019
Another cause for WISG lamentation
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For yet another year, the St Vincent and the Grenadines team to the Winlott Inc. / CBN Windward Islands Schools’ Games, has not been able to put in a ...
August 9, 2019
Earning one’s keep
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Just over a month ago during Vincy Mas 2019, there was much talk going around St Vincent and the Grenadines that it was time for a young artiste to wi...
August 2, 2019
Are we expecting too much in sports?
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There will always be healthy discussions, and sometimes arguments as it relates to sports here in St Vincent and the Grenadines. The ups will be haile...
July 26, 2019
Change or rearrange?
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Another change in the composition of the executive of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Basketball Federation (SVGBF) has taken place. Therefore, out ...
July 19, 2019
True to form for West Indies
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One is wondering why there are the many lamentations across the Caribbean, especially, at the West Indies’ exit from the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, w...
July 12, 2019
Miss B’s final pass
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The death of netball stalwart Gloria Ballantyne last Saturday, confirms that all good things and good persons, will not last forever. Balllantyne, who...
July 5, 2019
Another cover all
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The hosting of the inaugural ECCB/OECS International Netball Series here at the Arnos Vale Netball Complex, over the past week, has again put into per...
June 21, 2019
Laugh out Loud
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It is more than laughable that Minister of Health, Wellness and the Environment Hon. Luke Browne, should speak out vehemently against the lack-lustre ...
June 7, 2019
Putting the best on show
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Last week, the draw was revealed and the dates set for the inaugural CONCACAF Nations League. Placed in Tier B of the Nations League, the revelations ...
May 31, 2019
Hope is the watch word
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When the West Indies go into this year’s ICC World Cup campaign next Friday, May 31, versus Pakistan at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, England, not even ...
May 24, 2019