Vox Pop : Is Calabar making a mountain out of a mole hill?

March 22, 2017
Michael Morris, security guard
Marceen Walters
Oreon Blythe, janitorial worker
Olive Beckford, businesswoman


The Inter-Secondary School's Sports Association has allowed Ari Rodgers, a 16-year-old from Uganda to compete for Kingston College at the 2017 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys & Girls Athletic Championships, despite missing a September 30 deadline to register at the North Street school. Defending boys' champions Calabar High School returned the Mortimer Geddes Trophy and boycotted the Champs launch in protest. Do you agree with Calabar's stance?

Jevaughn Ferguson - I don't totally agree with Calabar but since he (Rodgers) missed the deadline he shouldn't be allowed to compete.

Olive Beckford - I think Calabar are overreacting. It's not his (Rodgers') fault. He is a junior. It is the older folks who should take the heat.

Oreon Blythe - To be honest I don't see anything wrong with it. Everybody deserves a chance. Calabar is my school but they should just let up a bit.

Michael Morris - Other schools have benefitted from the same rule. Everybody should get a chance.

Marceen Walters - Yes. Him nuffi run. He wasn't here on the required date so he is not supposed to.

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