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Jack, Kamla and Erasmus

Erasmus’ 400-years-old essay “The Praise of Folly” offers us quite an interesting vantage point from which to view the overall performance of the Kamla Persad-Bissessar administration to date. But for the moment, I wish only to bring to public notice, a short passage from this work that I believe will …

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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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KI single and safe

2012 Soca Chutney monarch KI endured a sour note when an armed assailant disrupted his victory party before being shot and apprehended. Wired868 can confirm that the spoil sport was not Ravi B.

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More peace officers, please

Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs explained that the nine lawmen sent to Newsday and the home of journalist Andre Bagoo were “peace officers” who are “not sanctioned to go above or beyond the legal authorities vested in our Constitution.” Citizens are urged not to confuse them with regular policemen who apparently …

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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 lies on himself

Works Minister Jack Warner filed an affidavit in October 2011 that claimed he had accounting statements related to the 2006 World Cup and was happy to produce them for the courts. Last week, he suggested that was a flaming lie. High Court Judge Devindra Rampersad should determine which Warner is …

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Gafoor living in denial

Suspended Integrity Commission Deputy Chairman Gladys Gafoor, who last week said she never heard of reporter Andre Bagoo or the Newsday, was accused by the Office of the President of deceiving the press when she claimed she knew nothing of her suspension. In response, Gafoor may or may not have …

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