Sports Corner

Road Tennis is an indigenous sport to Barbados

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  1. Sports fan May 24, 2016 at 11:07 AM #

    @ Bushtea

    It has to be in the region of $10 million per year, and this does not include other grants etc from government and overseas.
    Someone should really explain how, with no less that $100m available in the last 10 years, we do not have a decent stadium, the football field is incomplete, the hockey field is down, netball is in a dump …..

    You can be sure taxpayers don’t know this amount of finance goes to the BOA run by Stoute and his henchmen. Your questions are valid. Leigh Trotman the Auditor General is duty bound to investigate and give the country a report on what is done with this large sum of money. The Auditor general reported on BRA’s failure to collect $1 million in bounce cheques that’s chicken feed compared to the funds you claim BOA collects. The Minister of Sport instead of harassing the private sector ought to ask for the BOA’s balance sheet to see if the stadium can be built from that account..

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  2. Bush Tea May 24, 2016 at 11:27 AM #

    @ Sports fan
    Bushie was thinking that the $10M per year went to all the beneficiaries. According to the Lottery web site, “Part proceeds from The Barbados Lottery’s operations support the following Beneficiary Organizations – The Barbados Olympic Association, The Barbados Turf Club, The Barbados Cricket Association and The National Sports Club”
    ….perhaps the national sports club means the various sports clubs in the island.

    One wonders why this kind of information is not readily available.
    FIFA just fired another high official who was found to have been paying himself millions of dollars illegally. This was possible because of all the secrecy that prevailed there for years.

    Of course such things never happen in Barbados…. do they?

    Interestingly, Bushie has been unable to find any level of financial reporting on the Lottery website, as is also the case for most of the sports Bodies with websites….

    Why the secrecy?

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  3. Bush Tea May 24, 2016 at 11:29 AM #

    This sounds like a case for Due Dilligence…..:)

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  4. Hants May 24, 2016 at 11:51 AM #

    Dwayne Smith continues to earn his keep in the IPL.

    DR Smith c Kohli b Chahal 73 (41b 5×4 6×6) SR: 178.04

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  5. Artax May 24, 2016 at 12:07 PM #

    Yes, Hants…. I agree, but would have preferred if he had not played at that ball.

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