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Cudjoe promises ‘incentive’ for ‘phenomenal’ Jereem; 400m champ dedicates title to Lendore

Minister of Sport and Community Development Shamfa Cudjoe described Trinidad and Tobago quarter-miler Jereem Richards as ‘phenomenal’, after the 28-year-old Point Fortin sprinter snatched gold in the 400-metre event at the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade, Serbia today. Richards, who is also the reigning Commonwealth Games 200m champ, crossed …

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Sport will operate as ‘safe zone’; athletes and coaches must vaccinate or get medical exemption

Lionel Messi, Mohamed Salah, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and LeBron James are all vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus. And if you’d like to be involved in sport for the foreseeable future, you will have to follow suit. The Office of the Attorney General today published an updated Public Health [2019 …

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Is sport now open to unvaccinated players and officials? Officials still in the dark

Can unvaccinated players, coaches and officials take part in team sport? Or is sport bound to remain within the boundaries of ‘safe zones’? The related questions have been on the lips of everyone from recreational athletes to formal players and officials since Friday 4 March, when Prime Minister Dr Keith …

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‘Significant and humbling!’ Newcastle poised to grant Hislop keys to the city for anti-racism work

Former Trinidad and Tobago international and Newcastle United goalkeeper Shaka Hislop is prominent on the Wednesday 2 March agenda of the Newcastle City Council as the executive will vote on presenting Hislop with the keys to their city for his anti-racism work. Hislop, who turned 53 on Tuesday, joined Newcastle …

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Demming: Caribbean Games was perfect forerunner for the Olympics— I’m still toting over cancellation

Making mention of the cancelled Caribbean Games, the Honourable Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, Jamaica’s minister of culture, gender, entertainment and sport, wondered aloud why the event had not come off. This happened at the two-day Community Development Partnership Forum (CDPM-V), during one of the sessions about more regional collaboration in sport. …

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Sport included in safe zone policy; Govt gives green light in time for mid-week WI U-19 fixture

Sport is back—but only if you have taken the jab. Minister of Sport and Community Development Shamfa Cudjoe confirmed today, via email, that sport has been included in the Government’s Safe Zone policy. It means that, like cinemas, restaurants and bars, national governing bodies and ‘sport serving bodies’ can resume …

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‘A great team player…’ Lewis, Serrette and Boldon mourn Deon Lendore, Arima’s first Olympic medallist

Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) president Brian Lewis and former National Association of Athletics Administrations of Trinidad and Tobago (NAAATT) president Ephraim Serrette this morning expressed shock and anguish at the untimely passing of 29-year-old track star Deon Lendore. Lendore, a three-time Olympian who won bronze in the 4 …

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