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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.

Visa appointments stall U-23s

Several Trinidad and Tobago national under-23 footballers will forego a chance at more senior experience on Wednesday night when the “Soca Warriors” face Antigua and Barbuda at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua. Coach Angus Eve confirmed that members of his squad have visa appointments at the …

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Olympic footballers seek winning blend

The Trinidad and Tobago national football team has only managed a top two CONCACAF finish once in its history when the “Soca Babes” finished runner-up to Mexico to qualify for the 1991 Portugal Under-20 World Youth Championship. Angus Eve, Trinidad and Tobago’s all-time most capped senior team player, was a …

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PM, UNC refuse to probe Warner

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and United National Congress Deputy Chairman and Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan have refused to probe the behaviour of Works Minister and ex-FIFA Vice President Jack Warner despite complaints from: ravaged regional neighbour, Haiti, the High Court, the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation …

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TTFF to sue Warner Today

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) has decided to sue its former special advisor and Minister of Works and Infrastructure Jack Warner over missing 2006 World Cup revenue and agreed to send a pre-action protocol letter to Warner today. Derek Ali, attorney for the TTFF, informed Justice Devindra Rampersad …

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Ex-FIFA VP threatens Wired868… And Twitter

Ex-FIFA Vice President and Minister of Works and Infrastructure Jack Warner has allegedly threatened legal action against Wired868.com owner and investigative journalist, Lasana Liburd, and, by extension, social networking and microblogging service, Twitter, for “completely unacceptable defamation and libel”, according to Trinidad and Tobago television station, CTV. Warner claimed to …

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Wired868 letter to Jack Warner

Good Night Mr Warner, I have read of your concern regarding the Haitian emergency relief fund and I am happy to hear of your feelings for the grief stricken nation. Unfortunately, your care for Haiti seems at odds with some of the correspondence I received from your former employers. Now, …

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TTFF: Warner took Haiti aid money

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) admitted culpability this morning for the Haiti financial aid scandal reported exclusively by the UK Sunday Times and confirmed by Wired868.com on 12 February 2012. However, Minister of Works and Infrastructure and ex-FIFA Vice President Jack Warner was fingered as the only person …

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TTFF must tackle Jack or face contempt charge

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) has three days to decide on a suitably tough legal suit against its former Special Advisor and “renegade agent” Jack Warner, the Minister of Works and a former FIFA Vice President, or face a charge for contempt of court. Justice Devindra Rampersad gave …

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Warner, TTFF mum on Haitian aid scandal

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) kept a still tongue today in the face of reports that FIFA has stopped funding the local sporting body due to its role in the misappropriation of aid funds meant for earthquake-ravaged, Haiti. On Sunday, the UK Times revealed that $4.76 million (US$750,000) …

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Warner blames TTFF for missing accounts

Works Minister and ex-FIFA Vice President Jack Warner will allegedly test the patience and temperament of High Court Judge Devindra Rampersad by claiming ignorance of all Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) financial matters in the Germany 2006 World Cup bonus dispute between 13 past and present national players, the …

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Warner named in Haitian aid scandal; FIFA stops TTFF funding

Trinidad and Tobago Works Minister and ex-FIFA Vice President Jack Warner is a central figure in a fresh financial scandal after an exclusive report by the UK Sunday Times revealed that close to $4.4 million (US$690,000) donated by FIFA and South Korea never made it to the Federation of Haitian …

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FIFA withholds Warner pension

FIFA revealed yesterday that it is withholding the pension of its former Vice President and Trinidad and Tobago Works Minister Jack Warner. Warner resigned from FIFA last June in the wake of bribery allegations that saw fellow Vice President Mohamed Bin Hammam banned for life. However, the former TTFF special …

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