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Born to be an Administrator

As I contemplated my editor sending me a dutiful reminder to submit my monthly column, I thought deeply about what constitutes a purposeful use of this space and my desire to follow a personal calling to recount compelling stories.  Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about … Continue reading Born to be an Administrator

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A Change Agent in Rugby

Have you been toiling in your proverbial vineyard with your career, family, divine calling and even in the midst of your most fervent prayer and supplication felt like still water? ‘Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.’ 2 Corinthians 4:16 Each of us has a personal calling that is as unique … Continue reading A Change Agent in Rugby

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Female Athletes Cycling for Charity

Have you ever felt inspired to make a list of the things you dream of accomplishing in your life and then had the discipline and drive to bring those dreams to fruition? What if those dreams were life transforming feats, like running the Boston Marathon, completing an Iron man, or even cycling for three days with your best friend from London to Paris to raise … Continue reading Female Athletes Cycling for Charity

Noblesse Olige- Obliged to be Noble

Noblesse Oblige is a French phrase literally meaning, “Nobility Obligates”. It denotes the concept that nobility extends beyond mere entitlements and requires the person who holds such a status to fulfill social responsibilities. Speak to anyone who has met Dr. Karielle De Bique, physical therapist for many of Trinidad and Tobago’s National athletes and they will describe her with adjectives like knowledgeable, assertive, and respected. … Continue reading Noblesse Olige- Obliged to be Noble

Inward Hunger

In 2000, I was awarded a full athletic (soccer) scholarship to play for Berry College, in Georgia. One of the keepsakes that my diligent parents would provide for my departure was a book called Inward Hunger, the autobiography of Dr. Eric Williams. In 1999, I concluded my advanced level  studies at Queen’s Royal College, and would often marvel as both students and teachers alike exalted … Continue reading Inward Hunger

Hot in Pursuit of a professional dream

Name: Enrique De Comarmond School: St. Augustine Community College Sport: Cycling Club: Heatwave Cycling Club By Jamila Cross|Columnist Enrique De Comarmond is a sixteen year old National cyclist who shares the dual nationality of his Venezuelan mother Mariela and Trinbagonian father Raymond. Born in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in 2001 he is a quintessential Caribbean young man – talented, passionate and purpose driven. … Continue reading Hot in Pursuit of a professional dream

Side by Side Cycling for Charity

By Jamila Cross|Columnist What would inspire a medical doctor who cares for terminally ill cancer patients, and a cancer survivor to ride from London-to-Paris with 400cyclists, riding 105 miles daily for three days in order to raise money for charity? You would literally have to spend a week with Dr. Jacqueline Pereira Sabga, and the charismatic Cherise Stauble going through their paces in training in … Continue reading Side by Side Cycling for Charity