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Something is very wrong in T&T
« on: May 06, 2005, 07:52:56 AM »
The Trinidad Guardian
Friday 6th May, 2005
Raphael laments lack of support for Hampton Games
BY KWAME WILLIAMS


RAWLE RAPHAEL, chairman of the Hampton Organising Committee, has said that next year’s edition of the annual Hampton International Games may be its very last.

Raphael, speaking at press conference yesterday at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, told the media that it was getting increasingly difficult to host the meet with the limited support the Hampton Committee had been getting from Government and the private sector.

If this lack of support continues next year, he said, then 2006 would be the last time the Games would be held.

So far, Hampton has collected $18,000, with $2,500 coming from Clico, Concacaf president Jack Warner donating $5,000, National Petroleum (NP) contributing $3,000, $5,000 from Nipdec and T&TEC giving $2,500.

Venture Credit Union and Trevor Hewitt made pledges of $5,000 and $10,000 respectively, while Government has handled the stadium rental and paid the cost to purchase medals and other prizes, which came up to approximately $50,000.

“We are very disappointed by the amount of assistance we’ve received from Government. Over the years, we’ve done our best to run the Games with the little money we get, but if we have to go through this kind of thing again next year, we will be forced to call that George,” Raphael said.

“We made a request to Government for $1.1 million per year, but we never got it. They gave us $800,000 two years ago and we got the international athletes we wanted, but that money was just enough for appearance fees and prizes. That is the calibre of meet we want to have all the time,”
 
Look at the amounts given by co-operate T&T,leave out Warner,look at this nastiness >:(
I telling all yuh all this crime is not by accident and where people feel it is it not dey.
Once youth.positives,healthy activity,one thing yuh sure bout..........not a fart from co-operate Trinidad......think about it ??? 
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Re: Something is very wrong in T&T
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2005, 09:19:16 AM »
 
wat is wrong is de pnm admin, dat is wrong, no investment in sport, they thiefing 2 much money, diz y de hampton games may no continue.

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Perfect example of what is wrong,..............hear de chupid reply.
Narrow minded,tribal,fascist and redundant......fellas like all yuh time coming,you normally self - destruct >:(
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Re: Something is very wrong in T&T
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2005, 01:26:11 PM »
gov't lack of support should come as no surprise - God alone know what they doing with all the money this country making. corporate sponsorship is another story, everybody for theyself and they still expect progress.

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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2005, 05:24:51 PM »
Why is it the government's responsibility to sponsor the games?  Jusr curious!

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Re: Something is very wrong in T&T
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2005, 07:31:06 AM »
Why is it the government's responsibility to sponsor the games?  Jusr curious!


Good question BOSS??? The government's involvement should be to purchase X amount of tickets for the games and distribute to school children. IE: I direct promotion of the games, sport, healthy life style through sport, participation and children education in sport
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