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Vaneisa: Taking liberties; the issue with Winford James’ ‘loose hypothesis’ on Indian/Hindi names

Having admitted that he hardly knows anything about ‘sub-continental Indian/Hindi naming conventions’, Winford James proceeded to write a column in last Sunday’s Guardian that revealed that he did not even bother to inform himself before presenting readers with an interpretation that was breathtakingly appalling. Declaring that he is ‘a big, …

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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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Jearlean claims Attong’s disgust at controversial ‘Trinity Triangle’ ads makes her ‘eminently unqualified’ for PolSC post

United National Congress Senator Jearlean John has suggested that new Police Service Commission (PolSC) member Maxine Attong is ‘eminently unqualified’ for the role owing to her criticism of the UNC’s controversial ‘Trinity Triangle’ advertisements  in the build-up to the 2020 General Elections. The first video advertisement depicted a young woman …

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B&B (Trailer): Jan-Michael Williams: Racial abuse came every day as a professional footballer in Hungary

Do you think you know racism? Try playing professional football in Budapest, Hungary. HFX Wanderers goalkeeper coach and former Trinidad and Tobago international stand-out and three-time Gold Cup custodian Jan-Michael Williams revisits a traumatic season at Ferencvaros in Budapest when the then 24-year-old goalkeeper and teenaged compatriots Matthew Bartholomew and …

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Eve urges Concacaf to punish Mexico, as T&T players subjected to racist abuse and death threats

Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team interim head coach Angus Eve called on Concacaf to ‘make an example’ of Mexico, after national footballers and officials were besieged with obscene, abusive messages, racist taunts and death threats, following the goalless draw between the two nations on 10 July 2021. Mexico, …

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Eve’s gamble pays off as Trinidad and Tobago defy Mexico; Phillip stars in goalless draw

Defiant, disciplined, dogged. The Soca Warriors are back! At the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team faced over 40,000 Mexican supporters, 15 Mexico players, one Argentine and, apparently, hundreds of sweaty uncouth homophobes. But at the final whistle, they remained unbowed in their …

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