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Jennings: What I told the FBI about the FIFA crooks

Jack Warner and Sepp Blatter

THE REVELATION that the FBI is investigating FIFA should bring an end to three decades of institutional corruption, personified in recent times by President Sepp Blatter. I have been talking with Special Agents from the Organised Crime and Racketeering Section of the Department of Justice in Washington and with an FBI …

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Daryan allegedly turns FBI songbird; Mr Live Wire has a request


It seems that Daryan Warner’s ankles were not as captivating as CCN suggested. Reuters investigative journalist Mark Hosenball alleged today that the elder son of National Security Minister Jack Warner has been assisting the FBI in the United States since late last year in two football related matters that could …

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Kamla and the media: Press-ed down and runneth over

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar pointed an accusing finger at the Trinidad and Tobago media yesterday and, in particular, a Trinidad Guardian reporter as she railed about “rogue” elements in the Fourth Estate. Schoolyard wisdom suggests, though, that when you point one finger, four are invariably aimed right back at you. …

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U-turn, same result: Now T&T U-17s priced out Centre of Excellence

Trinidad and Tobago national under-17 team

The João Havelange Centre of Excellence, formerly known as the João Havelange CONCACAF Centre of Excellence, has done a U-turn of sorts regarding the Trinidad and Tobago national under-17 team but the result is the same. The young “Soca Warriors” will not have the benefit of preparing on turf for the United …

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TV6 ace reporter re-masters the doorstep

Kermit the Reporter

His name is Bassant. Mark Bassant. And he is TV6’s ace investigator journalist as evidenced by the cool mood music that always announces his appearance on the news set. Bassant showed viewers recently that beggars can live quite comfortably if they only set up their business just outside a popular …

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Warner and Williams have a flying conversation

Gangster Squad

Scene: Office of Minister of National Security Date: Sometime in July 2012 Phone rings. National Security Minister Jack Warner: “Good afternoon, you’re through to Miami Vice. Hahahaha.” Acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams: “Minister Warner? Minister Warner, I must talk to you immediately.” Warner: “Yes Stephen, what’s all the excitement about?” …

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Flying Squad The Movie: A critical review

Jack Warner and Kamla Persad-Bissessar

Narratives based loosely on factual events were the rave at the recent United States Academy Awards with Argo, Zero Dark Thirty and Lincoln all enjoyed some success. Far away in Trinidad and Tobago, National Security Operations Centre (NSOC) director Garvin Heerah allegedly submitted a late entry. The plot, as published …

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Machel floats away… and takes Warner and Heeralal to safety

Machel Montano

There is nothing to suggest that Trinidad and Tobago soca star Machel Montano is in any way linked to the Flying Squad that Jack Warner is supposedly innocently guilty of restarting. But, when Machel floated out the Magistrates’ Court today, he was not alone—in a manner of speaking. Machel was …

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Warner pleads guilty and innocent to Flying Squad; then absolves himself

Jack Warner and Kamla Persad-Bissessar

National Security Minister Jack Warner accepted blame this weekend for the re-deployment of a “Flying Squad”. Not the penalty though. That belonged to the lesser people. “Ultimately the blame rests with the minister,” said Warner, “and if there are other guys who are under me who are performing in a …

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The myth of Warner’s amazing crime plan

This Friday on the Trinidad Guardian’s front page, PSC Chairman Professor Ramesh Deosaran was quoted as saying the crime plans have failed. I didn’t even know we had a crime plan presented to us, far less multiple ones. What I do know is that since being appointed Minister of National Security, …

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