I AM not sure what is/was the criteria used for Stabroek News to bestow the crown of Guyana current and most “renowned” coach to the Guyana Police Force coach, Mr. Lyndon Wilson. If it was a transparent method used and sanctioned by the Ministry of Sport, the National Sports Commission, the Athletics Association of Guyana and the Guyana Olympic Association, I will now extend my congratulations.
This is in relation to a SN report dated Tuesday, August 28, 2012 by its representative, Mr.Treiston Joseph.
Mr. L. Wilson, I have penned many publications in the past announcing the importance of the private sector’s role in the development of sports in Guyana and the importance it has for the tourism sector. It was indeed great reading that you have also mentioned the two sectors in your SN interview and hope you are also willing to sit with your superiors of the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG), The National Sports Commission, GOA and impart/share your knowledge for the development of sports especially Track and Field. Remember you would have had first-hand experience from your trip to the 2012 London Olympics.
I believe that you would have hit Guyana real hard when you said in your report that “right now we are at minus zero…As an observer of sports, I will not agree with you on that statement because I believe that Mr. Julian Edmonds (athletics coach) has been doing some remarkable work with the athletes in his camp and also the coach of Guyana Defence Force. Of course, I acknowledge the fact that there is much work to be done, but at least you could have given Guyana a one instead a minus zero for the current athlete’s effort.
For most parts of your interview, it was ok by me and I will say, I sincerely wish you well with your quest/journey in building a stronger image of the Track and Field Fraternity and making an effort to showcase transparency and accountability to the general public which includes the private business community.