Putting the party islands of Trinidad and Tobago on the global sport map and getting a bigger piece of the global sport industry pie will require a comprehensive sports ecosystem and giving T&T sport - industry status.

Read more: Time to give T&T sport brand industry status

T&T has an abundance of world class talent and potential. If only we believed in ourselves and not spend too much time focusing on what’s wrong. When life happens and things don’t go the way you expect it, it is easy to question yourself.Self doubt sets in and you question yourself and allow others to get into your head with their negativity.

Read more: Making sense of purpose and priority - Things That Matter

There are those who take issue with Carnival for various reasons. Carnival mentality is seen in some quarters as a negative. Many years ago leader of Singapore, at the time, Lee Quan Yew suggested that Trinidad and Tobago’s carnival mentality is more curse than blessing.

Read more: Carnival is T&T’s positive secret weapon

Breaking point. Trinidad and Tobago is at a crucial place. People make decisions on the basis of agendas. It is about what is convenient and expedient. It matters not what the truth may be. Once it serves their own agenda, that’s it! Fairness and equity is dependent on interests of those who believe that money and more money makes the world go round and round.

Read more: Preparation pace quickens at Olympic House - Things That Matter

Why is the concept of a sport industry in T&T still receiving lipservice only?

Read more: Sport industry—answer to T&T's economic woes? - Things That Matter

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