I Feel Your Pain – Nester Carter!!!!

‘I woulda gwaan bad ova deh ina Beijing’.  This is the very same thing I speak of, ‘do you know the value of your athletes? do you really care or are you just a paid wagonists?’.  Do you think the Americans would have allowed this to happen to one of their medalist?  We are an over paid set of ‘hurry come up’ who are repeatedly allowed to ‘screw up’ without any form of consequence being meted out.

Could Nester Carter have given us another medal outside of Bolt’s Gold in the 100m final?  We will never know due to some incompetent person who I imagine still does not grasp the magnitude of such inefficiency.  What is worst is that I am yet to hear an apology from the JAAA.  I tell you something, is a lucky thing I am not related to Nester Carter, as heads would surely roll.  Keep your chin up young man, and blow the ‘iniquity dem’ minds once you compete in Rio, Olympics 2016.  I am in your camp and you impress me so by your words.  ‘All like a mi wey dark wen it cum to certain tings, mi coulda neva muster up miself fi run di relay.  Trus  mi you deh pon a higher level.  A hoping to get dehso before mi pension come’


Nesta’s rage

Carter blames JAAA for lost chance to defend bronze medal

(Jamaica Observer) Tuesday, September 01, 2015     41 Comments  

 Jamaica’s Usain Bolt (left) and teammate Nesta Carter celebrate after winning the men’s 4×100-metres relay at the IAAF World Championships at the ‘Bird’s Nest’ in Beijing, China, on Saturday. (PHOTO: AFP)

BEIJING, China — Despite striking gold in the 4x100m relay, Nesta Carter could not contain his anger at the JAAA for what he claimed was their poor handling of an administrative matter that may have rendered him ineligible to defend his World Championships 100m bronze medal won in Moscow two years ago.

Carter, who finished fourth at Jamaica’s National Senior Championships in June and was named in the 4x100m relay pool, was drafted to replace an injured Kemar Bailey-Cole for the 100m event, but he was not named in the reserves and was ruled ineligible by the world governing body, the IAAF.

Carter, 29, who now has five relay gold medals dating back to 2008, said the JAAA had blundered in its handling of the issue.

“I have been doing this a number of years for my country and I wanted to defend my third place from Moscow and to leave off a medallist from the last World Championships is a big disrespect,” said Carter, who led off Jamaica’s successful defence of their 4x100m crown.

“They have rules that state the first two is guaranteed, third and fourth have to wait and prove fitness leading up to the championship. None of these rules were put into place for this championship,” he argued

“The fact that you train an entire year and your federation that is supposed to be taking care of you, not doing anything like that. It’s not something that I am happy about. It cost a lot to train for one year,” said the MVP athlete.

Carter, who has a best time of 9.78 seconds set in 2010, became the fifth sprinter to run 100m in less than 9.80, and is currently the sixth fastest man of all time behind Usain Bolt (9.58), Yohan Blake (9.69), Tyson Gay (9.69), Asafa Powell (9.72) and Justin Gatlin (9.74).

“So the fact that I am here sitting and watching the Championships and you saw the relay to see the type of shape I am in to run in the 100m, which didn’t happen,” he reiterated.

“I am not pleased about it. I am very diappointed about it and none of the persons in charge, is only coach Wilson (Maurice), said something. None called me and said anything about it,” he lamented.

But despite his major disappointment, Carter dragged on the black, gold and green of his country and represented Jamaica to the best of his ability in the relay.

“I still have a job at hand to do. You can’t really dwell on the past because there is nothing I can do to change me running,” he noted.

“So I just had to move on and we had the relay to come out here and run and it’s a team sport, so I stayed focused, still train everyday,” Carter added.

But Carter, who is from Banana Ground in Manchester, the same place where 200m-silver medallist Elaine Thompson is from, said he has learnt from his mistakes and will be making sure he secures one of the automatic individual spots for the Olympic Games slated for Rio De Janeiro in Brazil next year.

“This pushes me to work really harder and next time not in the mix where the federation won’t have my back, I can actually say I made the team,” Carter ended.

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Dementia or Alzheimers??? – Karl Samuda Ramblings!!!

One seat is no victory.  It would be advisable if you put all your money where your mouth is.  Whether you like the path we are on or not, I dare the powers to be and notice I said the powers to be to back an organisation that has been on a suicide mission since being defeated in 2011.

Those who believe in democracy in politics for Jamaica, are extremely disappointed as what unfolds continuously is a clear divide leaving those who are either on potent medication and without it they are raving lunatics, the disillusioned, disenfranchised, those stuck in a time warp from the 1980’s, the hangers on, and those preparing to make the switch to PNP.  If you can find ten (10) strongholds remaining, then I believe you maybe part of the disillusioned.

Where does that leave the PNP?  On the same path they have been un route to making decisions regarding general election based on their own ground work and not the ramblings of the once veteran MP and Minister, Karl Samuda. I will say this though; I may keep this piece for reference soon and very soon. 


I dare you, Portia! – Samuda challenges Jamaican PM to call election within six weeks

(Jamaica Gleaner) Tuesday | September 1, 2015 – 36 Comments

Declaring that the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) is well settled in the “starter’s blocks”, Karl Samuda, a key campaign organiser, yesterday challenged Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller to call the general election within the next six weeks.

Speaking ahead of an election planning meeting at the JLP’s Belmont Road headquarters, Samuda told The Gleaner that, but for financing, all was in place with his party.

“All the structures that will assure us an election victory are in place,” said Samuda, who has been approached by JLP leader Andrew Holness to lead the party on the campaign. “We are gently working on the ground,” he added.


PNP ready


With Simpson Miller declaring that the ruling People’s National Party was ready for an election, Samuda said he dared her to “stop jumping up and down and call the election.

“PM, call the election. I dare you to call the election within six weeks.”

He told The Gleaner that the JLP was in a position to field good candidates in all 63 constituencies. At the same time, Samuda admitted that the selection of candidates in five constituencies, including West Central St Catherine and West Central St James, was still outstanding, but stressed that people were working the seats.

The veteran politician, who, as campaign manager, led the JLP to its first electoral victory in 18 years back in 2007, said campaign work on the ground was proceeding smoothly.

“We are very green in these constituencies with only spotting of drought, so there is no real cause for concern,” he asserted.

But despite the work on the ground, Samuda expressed unease that the party was strapped for cash.

“Financing remains our biggest challenge at this time and we have to try find a way to overcome this, but we are good to go and are ready for the challenge in all 63 constituencies.” he said.

Last week, Holness expressed optimism that corporate donors would pull through for the JLP.

Samuda hinted that the JLP would be banking on what he said was the hardships being experienced by Jamaicans under the arrangement agreed by the Government with the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

“The JLP is absolutely confident that the level of pain being experienced by the average Jamaican at all levels under this IMF agreement makes it extremely difficulty for a second term for the Government,” he said.

Added Samuda: “The JLP has repeatedly enunciated its approach that would create opportunities for the masses of the country and we would not just willingly accept onerous elements of the agreement.”

He suggested that while it was expected that some constraints would have resulted from the agreement, the JLP was convinced that Finance Minister Dr Peter Phillips has made some poor decisions. “He has agreed to a constriction of factors which constitute the opportunities for growth,” said Samuda.

He charged that the lack of fiscal space had eroded economic incentives for key growth sectors such as agriculture, tourism and manufacturing.

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