FOR a long time, sports has been looked upon like the glue which brings the Caribbean together when treaties exist only on aged stationery. West Indians greats like David Rudder describe the Caribbean’s love for sports as existing beyond the boundaries of runs. Such love can only result in outstanding achievements and spectacular performances on the sportive world stage.

Veterans Quarter Finals

Image: (L-R) Hat - trick scorers Roger Celestin, Godfrey Alfred and Guy Jn Baptiste will lead the charge for their respective teams. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

THE 2016 – 2017 Veterans In Sports Inc in collaboration with the Saint Lucia Football Tournament Association continues this weekend at the Phillip Marcellin Grounds in Vieux Fort with four exciting matches as teams vie for places in the semifinals of the main draw of the Caribbean Alliance Cup.

Training For Track and Field Officals today

Image: Field event officials keeping a close eye in the ladies’ long jump. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

THE Department of Youth and Sports and the newly-elected executive of the Saint Lucia Athletics Association will host a meeting and training session for all technical officials, today at the George Odlum Stadium starting at 10:00 a.m. The activity is geared towards sharpening the skills of technical officials as the 2017 track and field season begins in earnest in the coming weeks.

Time To Fix Structure of Sports Federations

Image: Members of the various national sports federations in closed session. (Photo: Anthony De Beauville)

I always loved this fairytale when I was growing up, “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” It’s such a wonderful metaphor for situations in life in which one person sees things one way and another person doesn’t see it at all. But even before I commence what I am about to write about our national sports federations and their respective structures, allow me to commend Fair Helen’s sons and daughters in sports.