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What about Track & Field / Re: Time for a reality check
« on: August 31, 2013, 06:24:36 PM »
I know allot of Jamaicans who say they not Africans that's everywere

That maybe true. But because of the predominant Afro population, the culture is of African descent. So if they say they eh Afro, they unconciously have an Afro-JA culture.  JA does not have the racial polarizing dynamics of TT and Guyana. What if JA was 50% Indo, we may speculate that the situation may be different.

The only country that is not as racially polarizing appears to be Suriname. And I say "appears", because I looking from the outside. The Surinamese has allowed every ethnic group to do their thing. Everybody has both their ethnic and physical space and still seem to live together. Why Guyana and TT can't be like that, I don't know. I think in TT, physical space is the issue. The EW corridor appears to be bursting as the seems and there is real tension in acquiring a piece of property to call your own. To plant "ah garden" or something like the Indos Trini are doing. But then again, Guy has all the physical space and they have serious issue also. Humans are the most difficult thing God produce. He really did not know what he doing when he created Adam.

suriname has it but not as bad as TT...

Yeah they do. Guyana still the worst.

nothing beats back guyana, it's terrible there, but what contributed to it as well is how spread apart the people were from one another, proximity, in trinidad people live closely to one another, in closer communities, so mixing tends to happen at a higher rate than in Guyana

then add to that the politics of division which contributed greatly to the race war
Trinidad is really a English speaking Latin country,Carnival is a Latin festival that encourages merrymaking etc so you dealing with a culture that encourages intermingling unlike Guyana.

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What about Track & Field / Re: Time for a reality check
« on: August 31, 2013, 03:17:36 AM »
people tend to put down the steel pan but steel pan is the biggest thing to come out of the Caribbean.
It might be, but 1. according to whom and 2. The fact that you are saying it comes out of the Caribbean and not TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO tells you all you need to know with how poorly we have done in OWNING that instrument worldwide. No one thinks reggae is from Barbados, do they?
Trinidadians have been brainwashed to believe the Caribbean is the world.

Let's put this in perspective. Our airwaves are 90% dominated by US and Euro programs. A substantial amount of university grads are from overseas. We important a humungous amount of food and clothing. You honestly believe what you saying.
Jamaica has to deal with the same U S and EURO programs and still is able to market themselves to the world while Trinidadians continue to put themselves in a box.


TT is not JA. JA, like the English speaking Carib countries north of TT  have an identity that is predominatly Afro despite the outside cultural influence. JA are set in that psyche and  are comfortable in their negritude. Bob Marley can sing about his Africaness and everybody will lap it up with glee. A Trini sing about his Africaness or a song about Africa and they go say, we eh no African. But they will listen to Bob and say he is the greatest and diss the Trini man. TT  is split along racial and can't even decide if pan is a national instrument. If JA had invented the pan,  there is no way that shit would happen. That is the Trini problem that holds up back. Afros going this way, Indos going that way and the others swinging the  balls in the middle. After 50 yrs of Independence and socalled republicanism we still can't make important decisions on our own. We still need approval.


I know allot of Jamaicans who say they not Africans that's everywere the problem is people in Trinidad was taught Caribbean history and not Trinidad history and since they do not know there own history there will tend to gravitate towards Jamaica's or the other island's history until people in Trinidad is taught there history they will continue to be in a box.

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What about Track & Field / Re: Time for a reality check
« on: August 29, 2013, 09:59:23 PM »
people tend to put down the steel pan but steel pan is the biggest thing to come out of the Caribbean.
It might be, but 1. according to whom and 2. The fact that you are saying it comes out of the Caribbean and not TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO tells you all you need to know with how poorly we have done in OWNING that instrument worldwide. No one thinks reggae is from Barbados, do they?
Trinidadians have been brainwashed to believe the Caribbean is the world.

Let's put this in perspective. Our airwaves are 90% dominated by US and Euro programs. A substantial amount of university grads are from overseas. We important a humungous amount of food and clothing. You honestly believe what you saying.
Jamaica has to deal with the same U S and EURO programs and still is able to market themselves to the world while Trinidadians continue to put themselves in a box.

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What about Track & Field / Re: Time for a reality check
« on: August 29, 2013, 04:20:44 PM »
people tend to put down the steel pan but steel pan is the biggest thing to come out of the Caribbean.
It might be, but 1. according to whom and 2. The fact that you are saying it comes out of the Caribbean and not TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO tells you all you need to know with how poorly we have done in OWNING that instrument worldwide. No one thinks reggae is from Barbados, do they?
Trinidadians have been brainwashed to believe the Caribbean is the world.

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What about Track & Field / Re: Time for a reality check
« on: August 29, 2013, 12:55:02 PM »
people tend to put down the steel pan but steel pan is the biggest thing to come out of the Caribbean.

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the decision to send machel cedenio to train in Grenada was a waist of time kids he use to beat are now beating him the coach's in Grenada are not better than the coach's in T&T.
Good point but I wasn't aware that Cedenio was training full time in Greenz.
Maybe its time to bring him back home and put him back on his line of progression.

His trip to Grenada was reported in the papers earlier this year, but it was a short stint before the Carifta Games that he mentioned was very helpful, and well we saw the results of that. So maybe he needs to go to Grenada more often, or stay in T&T and train with Jehue so they both benefit.
Or in other words Ffisback doesn't know what he is talking about.
Thanks for clariying!  :beermug:
Do you really believe he will say his trip to Greneda  was not helpful please don't make me laugh the clowns responsible for him going to train in Greneda needs to be taken behind the shed and given a padding.

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What about Track & Field / Re: Jehue Gordon vs Kerron Clement !!
« on: August 19, 2013, 09:51:13 PM »
T&T time was 3:01:74 RUS was 2:59:90 that's a difference of 1:84 that means Marchal Cedino would have to run a 44.30 split there is no way in hell he can do that Dion Lendore's injury pretty much ended our chance of getting a medal.
Fella we ran faster in the Heat than we did in the Final with Lalonde on the squad but the big difference was that Jarrin ran the 2nd leg. I think that putting Jarrin again on the 2nd leg in the Final would have meant that we would have at least maintained our 3rd position on that 2nd leg.
A fresh Cedenio in for a spent Lalonde would not have given up that position on the 3rd leg and Jehue would have run his heart out on the final lap to at least keep us in the bronze medal position to mount the podium once again. Jehue already proved he has the winning do or die attitude in the 400m hurdles final.

No one knows what time a hungry Cedenio would have run given the opportunity to run the 3rd or 4th leg in the final. I personally believe he would have announced his arrival as a young new 400m star at the senior level and would have run a mid to low 45 leg.
I agree that's were the coach screwed up with jarrin not running the 2nd leg and we would have to do like Belgium and hope that M,Cedino and J.Gordon run the race of there lives and hold off the pack.

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What about Track & Field / Re: Jehue Gordon vs Kerron Clement !!
« on: August 19, 2013, 07:56:24 PM »
T&T time was 3:01:74 RUS was 2:59:90 that's a difference of 1:84 that means Marchal Cedino would have to run a 44.30 split there is no way in hell he can do that Dion Lendore's injury pretty much ended our chance of getting a medal.

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What about Track & Field / Re: Jehue Gordon vs Kerron Clement !!
« on: August 19, 2013, 05:39:44 PM »
actually both L.Gordon and J.Gordon splits were poor L.Gordon was around 46.2 J.Gordon was around 45.8 that's not good enough if you want to win a medal.

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What about Track & Field / Re: Jehue Gordon vs Kerron Clement !!
« on: August 19, 2013, 03:29:49 PM »
Kerron Clement is a much better 400m runner than Jehue Gordon is if we had him on our 4by4 relay team we would have meddled.

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What about Track & Field / Re: The Jehue Gordon Thread
« on: August 19, 2013, 03:19:35 PM »
politics and sports go hand in hand especially in a small country like T&T it does not matter what party it is they will milk this to the end.

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the decision to send machel cedenio to train in Grenada was a waist of time kids he use to beat are now beating him the coach's in Grenada are not better than the coach's in T&T.

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