One thing for sure that we can all attest to is the high level of scrutiny and public scrutiny that public office holders have to face when they are elevated. Everyone will have a perspective and a point of view about why both are important. Social media has heightened such scrutiny with the average citizen who now has an avenue to express their opinion. It can be a mind bender.

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Who laugh last laugh best. Who want to scoff and laugh go ahead. From where I sit the race is on. Those who allow fear to keep them rooted behind the starting line will not reap the benefits that come with rising above adversity.

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Last week at the Siga Sport Integrity Forum in Rome - there was a lot of candid discussion about sport governance and the importance of governance on the integrity of sport.

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At times you have to take a step back and take a breather because somewhere inside of the intensity of the battle there are moments of clarity. Times when you move from a position of where nothing seems to make sense - to understanding that it makes sense after all.

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At times I don’t think people appreciate how tough T&T can be. This is a place where people tear you down simply because you may not be like them.

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