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Caribbean makes encouraging W/Cup football start

Jamaica started its 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign last night with a 2-1 win over Guatemala in Group B at The Office in Kingston while Cuba, Antigua and Barbuda and Guyana suffered narrow and arguably encouraging defeats. Guyana, coached by Trinidad and Tobago’s Jamaal Shabazz, made its debut at this …

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DPP denies closing Warner case

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Roger Gaspard denied absolving Works Minister and ex-FIFA Vice President Jack Warner of blame in last year’s international bribery scandal and said he did not ask the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service to close its investigations into the Chaguanas West MP. Rather, Gaspard criticised the …

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Kees shines at Paralympic School Day

Soca star Kees Diefenthaller treated school children and volunteers with a rendition of his Olympic song, “We are conquerors”, at the inaugural Paralympic School Day at the Jean Pierre Complex on Friday 18 May. The event, which was staged by the Trinidad and Tobago Paralympic Committee (TTPC), aimed to increase …

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Connection starts CFU campaign with Victory

W Connection started its Caribbean Club Championship campaign at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium this evening with a 2-0 win over Victory SC from Haiti. If that sounded awkward to say—because of the ambitious name of the Haitian club—it was even more difficult to watch at times. Connection has won the …

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Caledonia completes Cup treble

Caledonia completed a treble of knock out titles tonight with a 3-1 win over Defence Force in Lucozade Sport Goal Shield final at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain. The “Eastern Stallions” survived an early goalmouth scare to go ahead after just four minutes as right back Kareem “Tiny” …

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Caledonia aims for Cup hattrick

Caledonia AIA will play for its third Cup trophy this season after whipping T&TEC FC 3-1 on Friday night in the semi-finals of the Lucozade Sport Goal Shield at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella. Caledonia, who is coached by Jerry Moe and Jamaal Shabazz, has already lifted the First …

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Crime Watch slammed for broadcast of Aliyah’s corpse

… Parliament urged to pass broadcast code Fixin’ TT, a civic watch group, has again pleaded with the Telecommunications Authority of Trinidad and Tobago to take action due to the failure of TV6 to filter out the perceived irresponsible and insensitive broadcasts of its Crime Watch programme, which is hosted …

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Stanford guilty of 13 counts of fraud

Texas tycoon and cricket mogul Allen Stanford was today found guilty of running a $42.5 billion (US$7 billion) international pyramid scheme at a court in Houston, Texas. The jury, which comprised of eight men and four women, heard five weeks of evidence and had announced yesterday that it was “unable …

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Morton mourned by cricket world

Imran Khan, West Indies Cricket Board Corporate Communications Officer, wrote a moving summary of the late West Indies, Leeward Islands and Trinidad and Tobago cricketer Runako Morton. The best judgment of a man’s character is in his behavior when he feels that no one is watching. And Morton, according to …

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Jack accuses Blatter of fraud over TV deal

A leaked hand-written letter, supposedly penned by FIFA General Secretary Jérôme Valcke to ex-FIFA Vice President Jack Warner, added new weight to the latter’s claim that FIFA President Sepp Blatter acted improperly in awarding him the Caribbean’s World Cup television rights. The alleged Valcke letter, revealed exclusively by British investigative journalist …

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