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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.

Appeal dismissed! Advantage St Louis and Chung as TTTTA’s attack on Justice Honeywell’s ruling gets short shrift

The Trinidad and Tobago Table Tennis Association’s defence of its team selection process for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games was dealt a damaging blow today when three Court of Appeal Judges—Justice Prakash Moosai, Peter Jamadar and Allan Mendonça—unanimously voted to uphold an injunction granted against the National Sporting Organisation …

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Sport Ministry vows to “address staff sensitivity” but offers no Thompson apology; reveals past funding to sprinter instead

The Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs has promised to “address staff sensitivity” to Trinidad and Tobago athletes but stopped well short of admitting culpability in its treatment of three-time Olympic Games medallist Richard “Torpedo” Thompson or offering an apology to the sprinter. Thompson, who competed at the 2008, 2012 …

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Did Justice Honeywell try to bully TTTTA? Court of Appeal to rule tomorrow on injunction affecting t-tennis stars

Did Madame Justice Eleanor Donaldson-Honeywell try to bully the Trinidad and Tobago Table Tennis Association (TTTTA) by improperly using an injunction as punishment against the National Sporting Organisation (NSO)? On Friday 2 March, the Court of Appeal will rule on the validity of Donaldson-Honeywell’s injunction order, which blocks the TTTTA …

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SSFL Forum: Schools’ league grapples with issues of registration, player development and TTFA relations

Academic requirements for school footballers, wider powers for the credential committee, an electronic database for players, small-sided games for Under-14s and a re-evaluation of the registration period and deadline for players to participate in external competitions. There were no shortage of talking points as the Secondary Schools Football League (SSFL) …

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John-Williams absent again as concerns about TTFA financial statement go unanswered for third meeting

Stakeholders of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) must wait another 30 days at least for answers about the spending of the David John-Williams-led administration, after the local football body’s reconvened AGM on Tuesday 20 February again ended without any clarity on the TTFA’s financial statement for 2016. For …

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Tennis body: Justice Donaldson-Honeywell “misdirected herself” in “illogical ruling;” TTTTA lodges appeal

The legal stakes continue to rise in the impasse between star players Dexter St Louis and Rheann Chung and the Trinidad and Tobago Table Tennis Association (TTTTA). The umbrella body has again ignored the arbitration route and instead responded with a blistering counter-attack on Madame Justice Eleanor Donaldson-Honeywell. The TTTTA, …

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