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Warner misquotes himself over controversial letter

National Security Minister Jack Warner further highlighted the importance of Wired868 after he misquoted himself during his budget contribution yesterday. Warner claimed to have told Sport Minister Anil Roberts, in a letter on government letterhead, that: “and therefore I would suggest that you tell them (TTFF) the gravity of the situation …

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Wounded Warriors press on despite gov’t snub

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) is banking on the goodwill of the local public and the sales savvy of marketing manager Anthony Harford to rescue its 2012 Digicel Caribbean Cup campaign after being snubbed by the Sport Ministry. The TTFF had requested $423,218 from the Government but was …

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Filbert Street finds T&T Football battered and abused

Scene: Port of Spain General Hospital. Wired868 Journalist (to camera): “Today we have seen extraordinary scenes here in Port of Spain, after Trinidad and Tobago Football was found abused and battered at an undisclosed location in the capital. The authorities are treating this as a case of an attempted murder. …

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Warriors pay cost for TTFF/Sport Ministry conflict

Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) marketing manager Anthony Harford accused Sport Minister Anil Roberts of attempting to create a parallel organisation to run local football as the conflict intensified between the two sporting bodies. Roberts has consistently snubbed the TTFF since National Security Minister Jack Warner asked him to …

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Political surprise on a yellow brick road

Scene: Yellow Brick Road. Four friends and their little pothound are skipping along when suddenly: BANG! A huge cloud of red smoke appears on the road and inside the cloud is a giant face. Kamla: “Oh my God. It’s the wicked witch of Diego Martin West, Keith Rowley.” Rowley: “Yes, my …

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Penniless Warriors restart Operation Gold Cup

The Trinidad and Tobago national football team restarted its mission to qualify for its first CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament since 2007 with a training session on Sunday and coach Hutson Charles’ 29-man provisional squad meets again today from 9 am at the Larry Gomes Stadium, Malabar. But selecting a squad …

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Olympic athletes still waiting on Gov’t photo finish

Trinidad and Tobago’s Olympic athletes continue to wait for their heroic homecoming. Sport Minister Anil Roberts promised a gala ceremony on September 3. However, this has now been adjusted to a “function” sometime between September 10 and 18. Wired868 wonders if Olympic athletes who don’t throw javelin and run 400 …

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Ignorance is bliss at National Security press conference

National Security Minister Jack Warner thought that he and HDC managing director Jerlean John paid the sizable and unmentionable fee to bring former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal to Trinidad. Housing Minister Roodal Moonilal apparently knew Warner’s program better than he did and suggested O’Neal’s visit was actually funded by anonymous …

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COP urges Anil to come out of the closet

Sport Minister and MP Anil Roberts is believed to be living a double life that has been the subject of whispers throughout the political fraternity. Yesterday, COP acting chairman Vernon De Lima broke the awkward silence and urged Roberts to come out of the closet. However, Wired868 understands that Roberts …

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An unsporting conversation with the Spalk Minister

It is Monday morning in the Office of The Minister of Sport. The telephone rings. Sport Minister: “Good morning. The Minister of Spalk speaking.” Anthony Harford: “Ah, Minister, it’s Tony here.” Minister: “Tony, Tony, I’m so glad you called. I wanted to speak to you about your football funding.” Harford: …

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