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Wired868 and I: Tell us your story

Fast, clever and entertaining.

Wired868 opened its doors on 12 January 2012 and has pumped breaking sport stories, witty satirical news pieces and thought provoking columns and opinion pieces to your smart phone, computer and other internet devices ever since.

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago football fans enjoy the show during 2018 World Cup qualifying action at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on 24 March 2017. (Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago football fans enjoy the show during 2018 World Cup qualifying action at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on 24 March 2017.
(Courtesy Chevaughn Christopher/Wired868)

Wired868 is proud to lead the way in coverage of the Trinidad and Tobago national football team and local football ever since and to be a vital source of information on the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA), the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) and CONCACAF.

Our list of exclusive stories are too much to mention and includes: the Soca Warriors’ historic 2006 World cup bonus case, the questionable “I Support Akeem” Native Spirit campaign for late footballer Akeem Adams, Jack Warner’s Haiti aid scandal and ownership of the Centre of Excellence, TTFA president David John-Williams’ use of local football money for his own Caribbean football ambitions and his club’s shabby treatment of ex-national player Dwight Quintero, Brent Sancho’s diversion of CONCACAF money for Central FC to his private bank account while Sport Minister and his alleged request for an improper payment during transfer negotiations, and Thema Williams’ tumultuous battle with the Trinidad and Tobago Gymnastics Federation (TTGF) as she tried to represent her country at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and unprecedented court action afterwards.

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago international gymnast Thema Williams. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)
Photo: Trinidad and Tobago international gymnast Thema Williams.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/Wired868)

While our satirical pieces, courtesy of Mr Live Wire, also cause quite a stir.

Who can forget President Anthony Carmona’s eye-raising battles with comedian Rachel Price and blogger and educator Rhoda Bharath? Or Kamla Persad-Bissessar v Jack Warner? Or Warner’s revenge against the then cougar-in-chief?

What about when Prime Minister Keith Rowley invited Krysis to a National Security Council meeting? Or when Live Wire sat in on a Skype conference call between Pastor Rodger Samuel, Archbishop Joe Harris, Sat Maharaj, Jack Warner and Jesus? Or when Pastor Winston Cuffie traded the good book for photoshop?

But enough about us. How do you think we helped the media landscape?

Read our “Comments” section below for thoughts from our readers. And please join the Wired868 family by subscribing for our free, once daily updates on our desktop home page, “liking” our Facebook page and following us on Twitter and Instagram @wired868.

And, of course, be a part of the conversation by always sharing your thoughts on our stories. Welcome to the family!

Photo: Eighteen year old Trinidad and Tobago winger Levi Garcia (right) celebrates with "Soca Warriors" fans after his double set up a 3-2 World Cup qualifying win over St Vincent and the Grenadines at Arnos Vale on 25 March 2016. (Courtesy Allan V Crane/CA-images/Wired868)
Photo: Eighteen year old Trinidad and Tobago winger Levi Garcia (right) celebrates with “Soca Warriors” fans after his double set up a 3-2 World Cup qualifying win over St Vincent and the Grenadines at Arnos Vale on 25 March 2016.
(Courtesy Allan V Crane/CA-images/Wired868)

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62 comments

  1. Roneil Walcott

    Wired definitely brings something new and more exciting for readers, while maintaining a high quality. The satirical pieces are golden.

  2. Lasana Liburd

    Thanks so much to all of you for taking the time out to leave feedback on the site. It is greatly appreciated!

  3. Wired 868 is by far my main source of information from Trinidad and Tobago. The site offers a fresh take on journalism, providing accurate and trustworthy reporting, combined with sharp wit and just the right amount of tongue-in-cheek. Living in Boston, I rely on the up to date emails and social media posts to keep me abreast of developments in my homeland.
    Wired 868 is the blueprint and the beacon for modern, online Caribbean journalism and I do not know what I would do without it!

  4. Wired 868 – Informative, up to date, analytical.. and the list goes on… The recent satirical pieces are hilarious!! I get that you are very enthusiastic about your work and appreciate the professionalism and thoroughness – Keep striving for excellence!

  5. Everald Gally Cummings
    Everald Gally Cummings

    Lasana,
    Let me tell you a little story I heard once.

    This coach was doing some work around his house one day and heard his seven year old son talking with his friends about what their respective dads did for a living. One said that his dad was a Banker, the other said his father owned a Gas Station etc, They then asked his son what his dad did for a living and he said, my father is a coach and all he does all day is play games.
    When the other boys left the yard the father put his son to sit down and explain this to him.
    Being a coach also involves helping people to develop and become the best individuals they are capable of being. Helping them to overcome problems that hold them back from their best performances. It involves building character and to face problems not as insurmountable obstacles but as challenges to met and conquered.

    Lasana, you represent much more than you get credit for.

    Galliento

  6. Lester Henry

    Wired868 is different and a welcomed change from the usually pedestrian reporting of sports and current affairs in Trinidad and Tobago. Lasana Liburd brings life to his stories and never misses a chance to poke at both the government and the opposition. So essentially, he is not a “rogue”! Anyway, given the current political climate, there is enough scandal and drama to keep wired868 in business for a very long time.

  7. The first thing that needs to be said, I think, is that Lasana has not merely transferred his paper from newsprint to its electronic berth. What he has done is that he has carefully developed a journalistic form which is congruent with the demands of the medium and of the age. That is why although I still read the dailies on newsprint, I read Wired868 on its own terms…and enjoy it immensely.

  8. For a non-football fan like myself to say that I read Wired868 daily is high praise. Along with Slate it is in fact, the only online magazine/newspaper I read daily. The mixture of sports, intelligent, snappy political news updates and satirical commentary is unique. The discussions on the comments boards informed, balanced and rational (instead of hysterical, racist and ignorant).

    The fact that other newspapers have been “paraphrasing” (a proper legal caution is required here) wired868 pieces is of course the sincerest – if unethical – form of flattery.

  9. If as Bill Shankly would say “Football is not a matter of life and death…it’s much more important than that” then in the same way Wired868 has become essential reading. Nowadays, people want much more than just the score, they want the inside story and the back stories as well. In this way, Wired868 has become a convenient and fast source of news, analysis and satire to bring a wry smile to your face to brighten your day yet always keep you thinking.

  10. Great Job to Lasana and team. Wired868 keeps me well informed and entertained at the same time.

  11. I enjoy the satirical commentary on events and issues – usually insightful, and at the same time witty. It’s a pleasure to be informed, and to be invited to think about serious matters while being made to laugh at the absurdity of life in T& T. Controversial issues are also usually dealt with even-handedly, and that’s important to me too. [I actually don’t care much about sport – so in the end, I read Wired868 simply for the pleasure of encountering the qualities I’ve described in Lasana’s writing.]

  12. When I want coverage on my Soca Warriors, I look first to Wired868. I also appreciate the honest and investigative news coverage. It’s refreshing to see such open and indepth coverage of our current events. Their FB page is a must as it allows me to follow T&T from afar. I love wired868 and I am a believer in its content.