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A ranking story for Warriors

Trinidad and Tobago’s latest FIFA rank of 67 is our best placement in three years. But the highest rank ever achieved by the “Soca Warriors” was 25th under late Scottish coach Ian Porterfield in June 2001. Porterfield inherited a team ranked 40th in the world from his predecessor, Bertille St Clair. In …

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Volney tries Warner defence as section 34 farce continues

MP Herbert Volney tried a classic “Jack Warner defence” yesterday in regards to the on-going Section 34 controversy that has already done for his Cabinet career and threatens the credibility of the People’s Partnership government. The Jack Warner defence, named after the colourful National Security Minister, is famous for its …

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Warner’s hollow victory… and continuing fear of flying

National Security Minister and ex-FIFA vice president Jack Warner yesterday claimed FIFA’s inability to raise new evidence against former presidential candidate Mohamed Bin Hammam as personal vindication. “Because of the false allegations, my family and I were the subjects of much harassment and persecution, which unfortunately continue to this day,” …

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Beetham burning: Jack challenges community to war

How to make a bad situation worse: Step one. Find a desperate and alienated group on the fringes of society. Step two. Insult the group and threaten them with State-sponsored violence. Beetham residents upset at a shortage of employment opportunities and perceived neglect by the Government reacted on Wednesday by …

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Transparently opaque

I noticed in the 2012 Corruption Perception Index that T&T are maintaining a fairly constant mid-table position. But for a country such as Trinidad & Tobago, armed with everything needed to join the first world league, the result means continuing disappointment and leads you to wonder why the Government has …

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Kublalsingh must thwart Warner’s death wish

Jack Warner once created a death trap for football fans at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in 1989 by selling 20,000 tickets more than the venue could accommodate. Sixteen years later, he hijacked Trinidad and Tobago’s 2006 World Cup ticket allocation and resold them to local fans through his family company …

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Now Jesse James falls as T&T murders continue

Twenty-year-old Enterprise resident Jesse James was one of two weekend slayings, which took Trinidad and Tobago’s murder tally in 2012 to 358. Elsewhere in Afghanistan, 294 United States soldiers were killed during that same time period. Anyone feel like draping a US flag over his or her shoulder and heading …

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Jack’s curry tabanca

Loving, as anyone who had a Twix bar knows, does not always mean sharing. And National Security Minister Jack Warner’s obsession with Trinidad and Tobago’s Indian population reached a new high—or low, according to your point of view—when the Chaguanas West MP refused to attend Sunday’s Divali Nagar opening in …

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Witnessing Warner’s Skyfall

The one thing that disappointed me about James Bond films was the bad guys. In the beginning of every film, we were introduced to a super villain of incredible genius, whose detail to planning was revealed in his dastardly plot to rule the world from an immense secret structure manned …

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Murray quits; Tim Kee is next TTFF president

The Normandie Hotel in St Ann’s was the site for an impromptu rendition of “Hello, Goodbye” from Colin Murray today as the Carib Brewery events and marketing manager officially announced himself as a Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) presidential nominee and then immediately pulled out of the race for …

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