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Caribbean makes encouraging W/Cup football start

Jamaica started its 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign last night with a 2-1 win over Guatemala in Group B at The Office in Kingston while Cuba, Antigua and Barbuda and Guyana suffered narrow and arguably encouraging defeats. Guyana, coached by Trinidad and Tobago’s Jamaal Shabazz, made its debut at this …

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Shabazz’s Guyana set for historic bow in Mexico

It takes a lot to unnerve 48-year-old Guyana national football team coach and Trinidad and Tobago export, Jamaal Shabazz. As a 26-year-old, Shabazz was involved in an attempted coup in his homeland—he was subsequently pardoned by the State—while the former goalkeeper is arguably best known for his work in the …

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House that Jack built

This is the farmer sowing the corn / that kept the cock that crowed in the morn… Some people are born indispensable; other achieve indispensability and still others have indispensability thrust upon them. There is no way to know for certain, beyond any reasonable doubt even, which category Jack Austin …

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Post-Warner CONCACAF still smouldering

When new president, Jeffrey Webb ended his acceptance speech on 23 May, 2012 at the five-star Boscolo Hotel in Budapest, Hungary, football officials from the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football, otherwise known as CONCACAF, rose to their feet to give him a standing ovation. There was …

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DPP denies closing Warner case

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Roger Gaspard denied absolving Works Minister and ex-FIFA Vice President Jack Warner of blame in last year’s international bribery scandal and said he did not ask the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service to close its investigations into the Chaguanas West MP. Rather, Gaspard criticised the …

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Wired868 examines Warner’s supposed police acquittal

Trinidad and Tobago’s national security bodies marked a new low this week in terms of organisation, investigative work, communication and, arguably, credibility. Minister of Works and Infrastructure and ex-FIFA Vice President Jack Warner was at the heart of the chaos. On Monday, the PSC issued a press release which claimed …

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Warner lied about Centre of Excellence

Ex-FIFA Vice President Jack Warner told yesterday’s Sunday Guardian that he does not own the Dr João Havelange Centre of Excellence in Macoya. Prior to that on Friday, the current Minister of Works and Infrastructure also told CNC3 that the multi-sport complex was a gift from former FIFA President, Havelange, …

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Caledonia, WCFC face fresh CFU leadership

There was applause and handshakes all round in midweek at the Boscolo New York Palace Hotel in Budapest, Hungary as Cayman Islands’ Jeffrey Webb and Antigua and Barbuda’s Gordon Derrick officially replaced controversial ex-FIFA Vice President and Works Minister Jack Warner at the helm of the CONCACAF and Caribbean Football …

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Derrick is new CFU president

The Caribbean Football Union (CFU) has broken ranks with its traditional leaders as Antigua and Barbuda Football Association (ABFA) general secretary Gordon Derrick and a new-look cast was elected into governance at its ordinary congress today at the Boscolo Hotel in Budapest, Hungary. Derrick, who heads an event and marketing …

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CFU Executive changes crew

The Caribbean Football Union (CFU) has broken ranks with its traditional leaders as Antigua and Barbuda Football Association (ABFA) general secretary Gordon Derrick and a new-look cast was elected into governance at its ordinary congress today at the Boscolo Hotel in Budapest, Hungary. Derrick, who heads an event and marketing …

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Warner’s Taylor faces CFU ballot today

Acting Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister and ex-FIFA Vice President Jack Warner’s thoughts are likely to return to the football field today as his long-time colleague and former employee, Harold Taylor, lines up among four candidates to seek election to the post of Caribbean Football Union (CFU) president in Budapest, …

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Kees shines at Paralympic School Day

Soca star Kees Diefenthaller treated school children and volunteers with a rendition of his Olympic song, “We are conquerors”, at the inaugural Paralympic School Day at the Jean Pierre Complex on Friday 18 May. The event, which was staged by the Trinidad and Tobago Paralympic Committee (TTPC), aimed to increase …

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