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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.

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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Crime Watch takes another victim

Today, Lael, my 17-month-old daughter, saw her first dead body. I always thought it would happen after she had learned to ride her tricycle; certainly after she learned to spell. But Fate had other plans. You might think I live in a rough neighbourhood or maybe that, without considering my …

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Connection dedicates title to courageous captain

W. Connection coach Stuart Charles Fevrier paid special tribute to club captain Jan-Michael Williams as the “Savonetta Boys” executed a remarkable triumph by snatching the 2011/12 Digicel Pro League crown from under the nose of rivals, T&TEC, on the final day of the season. On Thursday, Caledonia AIA stunned T&TEC …

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Dissecting a choke: A review of T&TEC’s Pro League collapse

Sport, to paraphrase UK Times writer Simon Barnes, does not build character as much as it reveals it. There is little that compares to the flood of nervous tension as two or two dozen athletes step into the public glare knowing that the next 90 minutes or 100 overs would …

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T&TEC cries foul at Pro League fixtures

… Fate tests debutantes’ resolve   Debutantes, T&TEC, must withstand a searching close season test of endurance if it is to claim its first Trinidad and Tobago Digicel Pro League football crown tomorrow night at the Mannie Ramjohn Stadium, Marabella. T&TEC, who is still without silverware despite two Cup final …

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