Michael O’Hara…You dissed Grace Kennedy, big time!!
At first, it would appear Digicel taught Michael O'Hara and all other impressionable minds that it is okay to be underhanded and to take what does not belong to them.
Now it seems they have also taught him to lie by claiming "It was my idea". Nobody believes that , and even the Calabar School chairman who O'Hara claims knew about his actions beforehand has denied any such knowledge. What's that little ditty we learned in primary school? "O what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive".
And yes, Michael O'Hara, you are an extraordinary athlete, but I wait to see the man you will become.
That aside, I find it very puzzling how so many, including your newspaper, have made this a LIME versus Digicel issue. It seems to me to be just another demonstration of how, as a nation, we love to promote cass cass and bruk fight.
For my part, the sponsor dealt the most serve blow is that corporate giant of Harbour Street--Grace Kennedy, who would have spent probably in the region of $60-million to sponsor the event. Grace said they provide some $34-million in direct sponsorship, but I am sure they would have spent between $20-$25-million in marketing and other support. How much did Digicel spend in support of the Championships? Hmmm.
In my opinion, it is a real pity that there does not appear to be any legal recourse through which the sponsors, primarily Grace Kennedy, could recover some kind of financial remedy from, in my view, a company which, it seems will do anything for commercial gain.