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.

Read more: Holding the fort in challenging times

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.

Read more: Things That Matter Column Tuesday 6th February

Hard questions need to be asked of everyone in the T&T sport system.

In these days of hard economic times, where money is hard to come by—value for money—is the key metric and with bureaucracy sucking up a large percentage of the funding that is available, there is a cause for unease.

Read more: Bureaucracy holding back T&T sport

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.

Read more: Change, adapt or get out of the way

There are individuals who are manipulative, dishonest and disingenuous and who appear to believe in concepts such as good governance, accountability and equity, but that’s the furthest thing from the truth.

Read more: Stop making promises that cannot be fulfilled

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