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Lasana Liburd

Lasana Liburd
Lasana Liburd is the CEO and Editor at Wired868.com and a journalist with over 20 years experience at several Trinidad and Tobago and international publications including Play the Game, World Soccer, UK Guardian and the Trinidad Express.

Transparency Institute knocks Warner appointment

Trinidad and Tobago Transparency Institute (TTTI) notes with disappointment the selection of Minister of Works Jack Warner to act as Prime Minister, while serious allegations about his behaviour during his tenure as an international football administrator remain unresolved. In particular, TTTI is concerned about the message that this appointment sends …

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Will silence make Candice safer?

Good Day Mr. Liburd, I am a friend of Candice Worrell and was therefore very concerned when I came across your recent article captioned “Welcome Back, Candice!” this morning. The news is fantastic but consideration should be given to the fact that the perpetrator of this crime has not been …

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TT U-17 women end with Bahamian stalemate

The Trinidad and Tobago national under-17 women’s football team ended its CONCACAF campaign this evening with a goalless draw against the Bahamas in Guatemala City, Guatemala. Trinidad and Tobago finished ahead of the Bahamas on goal difference although coach Even Pellerud’s troops probably did not feel like celebrating. The twin …

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Jack’s shadow still smothers TTFF

… Integrity Commission briefed on Warner   The Integrity Commission, chaired by former media magnate Ken Gordon, might offer the best chance of investigating the machinations of Minister of Works and Infrastructure and ex-FIFA vice president, Jack Warner. Wired868.com, through local civic-minded groups Fixin’ TT and the Transparency Institute, sent …

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Jack threatened to bankrupt TTFF

Works and Infrastructure Minister and ex-FIFA Vice President, Jack Warner, has apparently broken the terms of his FIFA exit and exposed the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) to more sanctions from the world governing body by meddling in regional football matters. Warner, according to a letter that was leaked …

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Connection expects Victory in Caribbean Championship

W Connection will aim to ensure that Haitian champion, Victory SC, fails to live up to its name from 5.30 pm today in the first game of a Caribbean Club Championship double header at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella. The second fixture pits the Antigua Barracuda, which participates in …

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T&T U-17 women eliminated by USA

… Pellerud bemoans lack of depth, fitness and experience   Ninety minutes can seem like an eternity in sport. For the first hour, the Trinidad and Tobago under-17 women’s football team competed well with its United States counterpart at the Concacaf Championship in Guatemala City although the latter outfit got …

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Caledonia AIA defies soldiers and stereotypes

On Friday 27 April 2012, over a dozen Caledonia young men faced a combined army/coast guard battalion near Movie Towne in Port of Spain and whipped the soldiers in front of a few hundred witnesses. They then sauntered into the night with new silverware and $36,000 in prize money. The …

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Defence Force overwhelms Jabloteh

Adam’s Construction San Juan Jabloteh coach Earl Carter leaned against his bench on Friday night and waited to be put out of his misery at Port of Spain’s Hasely Crawford Stadium. The Movie Towne cinema was barely 400 metres south of the Jabloteh goalpost. But there was to be no …

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High Court gives Warner and TTFF more time

Justice Devindra Rampersad’s agenda was disturbed again today at the Port of Spain High Court as the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) once more disobeyed a court order and failed to take legal action against its former Special Advisor and Works Minister Jack Warner. The TTFF’s decision again raised …

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A tale of two TTFF lawyers

Today, in room 25 of the Port of Spain High Court, attorney Derek Ali took centre stage. Ali must be a gambling man. This morning, he wagered the freedom of his client and Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) general secretary Richard Groden. The media could not report on the …

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