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Cudjoe: Don’t play games with me! Minister rebuts Wallace as gov’t shapes up Home of Football in one week

It took just one week and a small army of private sector companies, according to Robert Hadad, to get the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association’s Home of Football ready for use. Or rather, as the South-West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) re-christened the facility, the ‘Home of Football-Wellness Centre’. The controversial …

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Daly bread: A more fearful future; soaring crime, falling oil prices and coronavirus

We washed and put away our sailor costumes last weekend. That induced a stronger nostalgia than usual for the carefree days of Carnival generally and, in particular, for Carnival Tuesday as All Stars sailors. The nostalgia was a brief antidote to the keen awareness that murders—albeit unrelated to Carnival—remained an …

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Dear Sport Minister, please save us from greedy, crooked ASATT; T&T swimming is pay-per-play

“[…] Honourable Minister of Sport Ms Shamfa Cudjoe, when handing over funds to sporting associations please put added measures to ensure the intended purpose is realised. “A suggestion would be to distribute funds directly to the swimmers and officials based on the cost breakdown in the meet summons or ASATT’s …

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Daly Bread: Bogus sporting organisation; Thema, TTGF and missing Gov’t oversight

Tuesday last, 26 November, was the one-year anniversary of the High Court’s declaration that gymnast Thema Williams was a victim of ‘entrenched biases’ when the then officials of the Trinidad and Tobago Gymnastics Federation ‘made a flawed and unjustified decision’ to withdraw her from the Olympic Test event in Rio …

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T-League on verge of collapse as Gillette accuses DJW and Camara of betrayal

The much-vaunted T-League, a FIFA-approved and TTFA-run football league involving Trinidad and Tobago’s two top domestic competitions, appears to be on the verge of collapse before a ball is kicked, with leaked correspondence suggesting an about-turn by Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams. Today, Commission chairman Lindsay …

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Women Warriors set to depart after collecting MSYA funding; but TTFA stipends still owed

Trinidad and Tobago Women’s National Senior Team manager Jinelle James collected a cheque for TT$429,626 from the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs today, which represents the total budget for the team who compete in the Concacaf Championship from 4 October in North Carolina, USA. The Women Soca Warriors were …

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Women Warriors still stuck in T’dad despite assurances; Cooper omits Maylee from final W/Cup squad

Eight days before Trinidad and Tobago’s opening 2018 Concacaf Championship fixture against Panama—and despite assurances by Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president David John-Williams and Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs Shamfa Cudjoe—the Women Soca Warriors have no confirmed coach, no plane tickets for the pre-tournament camp and are …

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Cudjoe: Embarrassment could have been avoided; Govt provides 100% funding to Women Warriors

The Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs agreed to fund 100 percent of the expenses for the Trinidad and Tobago Women’s National Senior Team, as they prepare for the Concacaf Women’s Championship, which kicks off in North Carolina on 4 October 2018. The government’s decision—which is worth TT$430,000—was relayed to …

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