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Lasana Liburd

Lasana Liburd
Lasana Liburd is the managing director and chief 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.

‘Answer me and I’ll stop Commissioner’s Cup!’ Griffith makes public appeal as CMO skips meeting

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith said he is waiting on answers to points raised in his press statement this evening before deciding on the fate of the 2020 Commissioner’s Cup. The Commissioner’s Cup football tournament caters to over 2,000 children nationwide who are divided into under-14, under-16 and under-18 categories …

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Ferguson hails ‘Ascension II’, football competition returns with up to 92 teams and live broadcasts

The Ascension Tournament will again kickstart Trinidad and Tobago’s domestic calendar in 2020, as Terminix La Horquetta Rangers managing director Richard Ferguson confirmed an expanded competition is just three weeks away. The Ascension Invitational debuted in 2019 with 24 clubs, competing in two divisions across Trinidad, chasing a combined TT$650,000 …

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La Foucade paid but TTFA coaches snubbed as Hadad’s NC accused of lacking transparency

After three months on the job, the Fifa-appointed normalisation committee appeared to put through its first payments for Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) staff members yesterday. But only some employees were paid, there was no word on where the money came from, when would more be wired, and why …

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Are parents prepared to take risk? CMO, Deyalsingh refuse to ‘bless’ youth sport activities

Minister of Health Terrence Deyalsingh and Chief Medical Officer Dr Roshan Parasram refused to give the green light for youth sport competition before September and conceded only that there are no regulations to prevent it. At this morning’s virtual press conference, Dr Parasram was asked to revisit his statements, made …

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Inside United TTFA: Fenwick/Look Loy clash, Ramdhan’s family affair, and Fifa makes its move

The following is the fourth and final part of Wired868’s look into the short but eventful tenure of the William Wallace-led Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA); and was done through a series of interviews, on condition of anonymity, with five persons from the United TTFA slate and/or employed elsewhere …

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