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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: March 08, 2016, 07:09:52 PM »
kinda slackness melisandre gettin on wit dey.....

...anxiously waiting  ;D

Seems a while back, US was supposed to be a market for T&T LNG.

How exposed is T&T to US becoming an exporter of LNG?

well we've got the edge over them in terms of experience, track record, market savvy etc....under all d bruhaha america's LNG still in the fledgling stages...we still export LNG to them...very small amounts relative to elsewhere....and its just to cool their LNG plants

General Discussion / Re: Couva Children’s Hospital Thread
« on: October 19, 2015, 08:48:33 AM »
so I have a couple questions about this.....don't we have a shortage of nurses? Where are all these peds nurses coming from? Since it is a trauma center why wasn't a heliport built to life flight people there....where is the support staff coming from especially if it is a "children's hospital" where are you getting your perfusionists etc

they went to uganda. the request was brought to the ugandan parliament and they rejected it as they themselves have a shortage. dont know where they getting the Paeds doctors from wither. mih paediatrician douxdoux from mt hope told me applications closed off and nobody knows where they got staff from cuz nobody applied

General Discussion / Re: T&T 2015 General Elections Thread
« on: September 09, 2015, 06:41:30 PM »

General Discussion / Re: T&T 2015 General Elections Thread
« on: September 09, 2015, 05:36:00 PM »

Football / Re: Who should the new PM name Minister of Sport?
« on: September 09, 2015, 05:24:12 PM »
word is Brian Lara

General Discussion / Re: T&T 2015 General Elections Thread
« on: September 09, 2015, 10:41:02 AM »
this incident with KB and the Special Branch does not look good. It is serious breach of protocol. I don't know who to blame here. Should the Special Branch be blame or is Mrs. KB the culprit? If something, God forbid, had happened to her on the way to Siparia, I think the Special Branch would have had to answer questions as to what had transpired. The fact that Mr. Rowley is being sworn in while she just lost her position as PM, make the appearance of no one in charge. Any clarifications on this, forum?

If something had happened Special Branch would have been blamed and rightly so. If the drunken weed smoking PM refuse to go in the vehicle they could not force her. The most they could have done was drive behind her and insured that she reached home. They should also continue to provide security until 130 pm today even if this means having a police vehicle parked outside the house of ill repute. Then at that time say THANK YOU JESUS and leave.

 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

was a hard 5 years for special branch lol

General Discussion / Re: T&T 2015 General Elections Thread
« on: September 08, 2015, 11:02:22 PM »

a confidence, hustle, pressing and knock ive never seen before in tnt football (i wasnt around in strike squad days)...of course there's room for improvement but is just to notice the marke difference in those things a mentioned me its amazing...

Football / Re: Cops probe Fenwick.
« on: September 04, 2015, 06:48:00 AM »
gosh boy it hav no rest from bobol in dis in everything boy

i doh get ppl wrong who set up shak deep in d forest and live off d land inno

dat lookin like paradise now

Football / Re: Serie A 2015/2016
« on: August 19, 2015, 04:08:55 PM »
Serie A: Five key questions to determine how the season will unfold

Lazio manager Stefano Fiori says his side needs more players after an injury to Miroslav Klose marred their 1-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen in their Champions League qualifying first leg.
"Rich again!" La Stampa cried. "Ciao austerity!" an ebullient La Repubblica waved. After years of tightening the purse strings, Serie A has once again been flashing the cash.

Close to €460 million has been lavished on the transfer market, €329m of which has been invested by Juventus, the Milan clubs and Roma. That's up nearly three times on what the same quartet paid out a year ago, and it's what the league spent as a whole in 2011.

To find a comparable rate of spending, you have to go back to 2001. That was the summer Gigi Buffon, Lilian Thuram and Pavel Nedved moved to Juventus for €135m; Gaizka Mendieta joined Lazio for €48m; Milan found themselves €41m lighter after signing Pippo Inzaghi; and Inter wired €29m Fiorentina's way for Francesco Toldo.


Three players -- Paulo Dybala, Geoffrey Kondogbia and Carlos Bacca -- have cost in excess of €30m this window, and with a fortnight still to go before it closes, these teams aren't done yet. More fresh faces will be added to a new cast. Perhaps Schalke's Julian Draxler or even PSG's Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The league has lost the three wonders of Juventus -- Andrea Pirlo to New York City FC, Carlos Tevez  to Boca Juniors and Arturo Vidal to Bayern Munich -- as well as Xherdan Shaqiri to Stoke City, Matteo Darmian to Manchester United and Mateo Kovacic to Real Madrid.

However, Serie A also brought in Edin Dzeko (Roma) and Stevan Jovetic (Inter) from Manchester City, Mohamed Salah (Roma) from Chelsea, and Mario Mandzukic (Juventus) from Atletico Madrid, while also retaining Paul Pogba (Juve), Gonzalo Higuain (Napoli), Dybala and Felipe Anderson (Lazio). Giuseppe Rossi is back from injury for Fiorentina, too.

Exciting, isn't it? This Serie A promises to be the most balanced, exciting and least predictable season since the early 2000s. With that in mind, here are five key questions to determine how the Italian league will unfold in 2015-16.

1. Can Juventus be caught?

To discourage a creeping sense of boredom, champions long at the top of their game will often make things a little harder on themselves to keep things interesting. They'll wear a blindfold, tie one arm behind their back, get someone to spin them round a few times and then try and hit the target they've been aiming for without fail for years.

If Juventus are to win a fifth consecutive Scudetti, Paul Pogba will have to earn his new No. 10 shirt.
Last season, Juventus won without Antonio Conte. For their next trick, they'll try to do it without go-to match-winners Pirlo, Tevez and Vidal -- or, as Maurizio Crosetti put it in La Repubblica, "the brains of the team, its right arm and pair of lungs."

The Italian Super Cup did offer concerned fans reassurances. Even without Giorgio Chiellini, Andrea Barzagli, Sami Khedira and Alvaro Morata, they beat Lazio 2-0 thanks to goals from new signings Mandzukic and Dybala. The faces change but the results remain the same.

Teething problems are still to be expected, though. The team is incomplete -- a left-back, midfield all-rounder and playmaker are being sought -- while trips to Roma, Napoli and Inter all in the first eight games doesn't make for a comfortable adjustment period. Great responsibility lies with Buffon, Chiellini, Barzagli, Leonardo Bonucci and Claudio Marchisio to radiate stability and pass on a winning mentality.

The same goes for Pogba, who asked for and received Juventus' No. 10 shirt. One imagines if Juventus are to win five Scudetti in a row for the first time since the 1930s, they will need Pogba, the only Serie A player on the last Ballon d'Or shortlist, to step up like Michel Platini did for one last time after Marco Tardelli, Zibi Boniek and Paolo Rossi all left following another European Cup final in 1985.

2. Who are the king-slayers?

Aside from the final games of last season, Roma hardly showed up for most of the second half of the campaign and still finished runners-up. Everything is being done to ensure they not only return to their best but get better, too.

The return of the injured Leandro Castan and Kevin Strootman are like new signings and the attack, which ranked eighth last season, looks fast and furious with the additions of Dzeko and Salah. Exhausted by Christmas last season, new fitness coach Darcy Norman, who worked with Germany, might well prove to be the most important recruit of them all if he can get Roma's players to run like sprinters and last like marathon runners.

Roma have added Manchester City's Edin Dzeko to their forward line.
Napoli, meanwhile, have kept a low profile. In 1987 and 1990, they won the Scudetto after appointing coaches from provincial clubs. Ottavio Bianchi came from Como and Alberto Bigon from Cesena. The omens are good, then, after they hired Maurizio Sarri, a contender for coach of the year after the job he did at Empoli in getting them into back Serie A and finishing 15th last season. Not only did they play great football, they defended well. That's what has been missing from Napoli.

Holes in the team have been filled, the midfield has a great balance to it, while the forward line remains as potent as any in Italy. On his day, Higuain is the best striker in the division and as such, Napoli merit consideration as outsiders.

As for Lazio, when a team exceeds expectations one year, the pattern in Serie A is that it often then fails to meet new and even greater ones the next -- particularly as they come to terms with playing on three fronts. They will have to make sure that pattern isn't followed.

3. Is the balance of power about to swing back to Milan?

As a city, only Madrid has won as many European Cups as Milan's 10. And so its decline and fall in recent years has left a void not only in Italy but on the continent, too. Simultaneously out of Europe for the first time ever, a sense of shame and wounded pride has led both AC Milan and Inter to conclude enough is enough.

Persuaded by Roberto Mancini, Inter owner Erick Thohir has thrown his initial caution to the wind. This, in turn, has stirred something in Milan. Owner Silvio Berlusconi has made the club a priority again, underwriting a spree not seen at the club in almost 15 years, as a consortium led by Bee Taechaubol prepares to pay a quite absurd €480m for a 48 percent stake in the club. This renewed sense of competition, spurring each other on, was best captured in the "derby" over the signing of Kondogbia.

Inter have completely overhauled the team and look like title contenders on paper. Preseason, however, would indicate that Mancini doesn't yet know his best team. Any advantage Inter and others may have at the beginning of the campaign as Juventus figure out how to win without Pirlo, Tevez and Vidal might be diminished unless the coach suddenly happens on the winning formula that has so far eluded him.

Milan, by contrast, already look like they have a clear idea of how they are going to play. You can see the imprint of Sinisa Mihajlovic. It's like they've been coached for the first time in 18 months.

Question marks linger about both teams' defences and the lack of a charismatic, silky passer in each midfield. Both have a lot of ground to make up, but the example of Juventus in 2012 serves as an inspiration. Juve had finished seventh in 2010-11, 24 behind champions Milan, but 12 months later pipped them to the Scudetto.

The Derby della Madonnina is once again an event worthy of its name. Expect Bacca to challenge Mauro Icardi for the crown he shares with Luca Toni as Serie A's Capocannoniere (Golden Boot winner).

AC Milan and Inter have reinvigorated sides this season and could be ready to challenge for silverware in 2015-16.

4. Where might a surprise come from?

The reawakening of the Milan clubs will make it harder for Lazio to remain on the podium and for Fiorentina to finish fourth for the fourth year running. By the same token, the chances of a Parma or a Genoa muscling into the top six, as has been the case in the past couple of years, would appear more remote.

If there is a team to do it, however, it must be Torino. Despite losing Ciro Immobile and Alessio Cerci a year ago, they had a wonderful campaign, becoming the first Italian team ever to win at Athletic Bilbao and also beating Juventus in the Derby della Mole for the first time in 20 years.

Darmian is gone, but the cast-iron defence of Kamil Glik, Nikola Maksimovic and Emiliano Moretti remains, and the money they got from Manchester United for Darmian has been spent well on under-21 internationals Davide Zappacosta, Daniele Baselli and Marco Benassi. Seasoned front pairing Fabio Quagliarella and Maxi Lopez also know their way around the league. The team is put together well, and Torino have a spirit, identity and stability that many of the better-resourced teams lack.

5. The next big thing

Every year a star is born in Serie A: Domenico Berardi, Dybala, Anderson, Alessio Romagnoli, Daniele Rugani. Who will be next?

Be sure to look out for Gianluigi Donnarumma, a 16-year-old giant of a goalkeeper who might force his way into the Milan side a little like Buffon did at Parma all those years ago.

Inter's new centre-back Jeison Murillo was voted best young player at the Copa America. Bologna claim to have found the new Vidal in Erick Pulgar.


Fiorentina rate Federico Bernardeschi so highly they have given him the No. 10 shirt. Juventus believe this could well be Kingsley Coman's year.

Lazio have gambled on the indisputably huge yet unfulfilled potential of Ricardo Kishna from Ajax and Ravel Morrison (formerly of Man United and West Ham), but European Under-19 Championship and Under-20 World Cup winner Sergej Milinkovic-Savic looks the most reliable.

It wouldn't be a surprise at all if one of these young men sees their value go through the roof in the next nine months.

James Horncastle contributes to ESPN, BBC Sport, Guardian Football Weekly, FourFourTwo and The Blizzard. Follow him on Twitter @JamesHorncastle.

Football / Re: Serie A 2015/2016
« on: August 19, 2015, 04:08:26 PM »
Neither Inter nor AC are in Europe this year. Let that sink in.   

thats down to their own foolishness on and off the field and rightully replaced by more progressive clubs

they are rebuilding well though and i expect stronger opposition from themin the table and direct combat

Football / Re: Serie A 2015/2016
« on: August 19, 2015, 01:03:58 PM »
Italian Football: Italian Serie A 2015/2016 season preview
Juventus complete domestic double

Juventus Claimed Their fourth consecutive Scudetto with four games to spare last season, finishing 17 points clear of second-placed Roma. Coach Massimiliano Allegri, formerly in charge of Milan, proved many doubters wrong after replacing Antonio Conte last summer. His team completed the domestic double by beating Lazio 2-1 in extra time in the Italian Cup final, but have fallen short of a record-breaking treble after losing the UEFA Champions League final to Barcelona. Juve Became the first team in the history of the competition to get beaten in six finals and the Italian giants have now lost Their last four.

Champions: Juventus ( Champions League group stage )
Runners-up: Roma ( Champions League group stage )
Third place: Lazio ( Champions League play-off )
Fourth place: Fiorentina (Europa League group stage)
Fifth place: Napoli (Europa League group stage)
Seventh place: Sampdoria (Europa League QR3)
Relegated: Parma, Cesena, Cagliari
Promoted: Carpi, Frosinone, Bologna

Sampdoria finished seventh in Serie A and only qualified for the Europa League as city rivals Genoa, who finished sixth, were denied a UEFA license after missing a deadline to present documents and failing to name a suitable stadium to play in. Their home ground, the Stadio Luigi Ferrais, Which they share with Samp, Requires redevelopment work to meet UEFA standards. While Samp have organized to play Their games at Sassuolo's Mapei Stadium, Genoa Have not been incendio Their Own find alternatives in time. It was the second year in a row That a team has failed to receive permission to compete in Europe after Parma were denied Their license Because of late payment on a tax bill in 2014.

Fiorentina appoint Paulo Sousa as coach

Fiorentina have appointed as Their coach Paulo Sousa. The 44-year-old former Portugal midfielder has managed Queens Park Rangers, Swansea City and Leicester City in England, and left Basel this summer after winning the Swiss Super League in his only season with the club. He replaces Vincenzo Montella, who was sacked at the end of the season with the club citing a lack of respect from the Italian in his public comments. Montella guided Fiorentina to three successive Serie A fourth-place finishes but then criticised the club's supporters and his contract was terminated after Subsequent talks.

Milan Inzaghi replace with Mihajlovic

Milan have appointed Sinisa Mihajlovic on a two-year deal after sacking coach Filippo Inzaghi Following a year in charge at San Siro. Mihajlovic, who stood down as Sampdoria this summer, Becomes Milan's fourth coach in less than two years Following Inzaghi, Massimiliano Allegri and Clarence Seedorf. Since winning Serie A in 2011, Milan have finished second, third, eighth and 10th, 35 points behind champions Juventus, failing to qualify for Europe for a second consecutive season. Former Yugoslavia defender Mihajlovic, 46, had brief spells in charge at Bologna, Catania and Fiorentina before he was appointed coach of Serbia in April 2012. He joined Sampdoria in November 2013 and took them to 12th place That season, improving to seventh place last term .

Walter Zenga named new Sampdoria boss

Former Italy goalkeeper Walter Zenga is replacing Sinisa Mihajlovic as Sampdoria coach. Zenga previously Coached Catania, Palermo and many foreign clubs, guiding Steaua Bucharest and Red Star Belgrade to titles. The 55-year-old Has Been out of a job since leaving United Arab Emirates side Al Jazira a year ago, but Sampdoria knows well having spent two years as the club's goalkeeper from 1994 to 1996. Sampdoria had a disastrous start to the 2015 / 16 campaign as they were ousted by Serbian side Vojvodina 4-2 on aggregate in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League. However, Zenga's biggest headache remains a replacement for defender Alessio Romagnoli who joined AC Milan this summer.

This page is introduction to the 2015/2016 Italian Serie A season. Latest news, statistics, results and predictions you can find on our main Euro Football> Italy page.

Napoli Sarri appoint Benitez as replacement

Napoli have named former Empoli coach Maurizio Sarri as the successor to Rafa Benitez, who joined Real Madrid this sumer. Benitez chose not to renew His contract after after missing out on a Champions League. After a long career in the lower divisions, Sarri Empoli took up from Serie B and guided them to a 15th-place finish, an achievement For which he was Rewarded with the Napoli job. The challenge lies in Naples at rejuvenating a team That fell short during two years under Benitez. They finished second Under His predecessor Walter Mazzarri in 2013 but could only Manage third place and then fifth place during the Spaniard's tenure.

Giampaolo gets Empoli job

Empoli have appointed Marco Giampaolo as Their new coach after Maurizio Sarri resigned from His post to join Napoli. Represents the move to return to Serie A for Giampaolo, who has previously had spells at Cagliari, Siena and Catania, among others. The 47-year-old was most recently employed at Pro League outfit Cremonese. Giampaolo initially signed a one-year deal with the club but added His determination to secure a renewal based on performance.

Stefano Colantuono named new manager Udinese

Stefano Colantuono Has Been confirmed as Udinese's new head coach after the club parted company with Andrea Stramaccioni. Udinese finished 16th in Serie A last season, Their worst league finish since being promoted to Serie A in 1994/95, Which Caused Stramaccioni to be sacked after just one year in charge. The club made a reasonable start to the campaign but in Their last 26 matches they won just four in all competitions and ended up just seven points clear of Cagliari who were relegated. Former Catania, Perugia, Palermo and Torino boss Colantuono Had Been out of work since being Dismissed by Atalanta in March after five years with the Bergamo side.

#   team         points   g.dif.   win-draw-loss
1   Juventus   87   48   9.3.26 (38)
2   Rome           70   23   19-13-6 (38)
3   Lazio           69   33   21/06/11 (38)
4   Fiorentina   64   15   18-10-10 (38)
5   Naples   63   16   18/09/11 (38)
6   Genoa   59   15   16-11-11 (38)
7   Sampdor.   56    6   13-17-8 (38)
8   Inter           55   11   14-13-11 (38)
9   Turin           54    3   12/14/12 (38)
10   Milan           52    6   13-13-12 (38)
11   Palermo   49   -2   12-13-13 (38)
12   Sassuolo   49   -8   12-13-13 (38)
13   Verona   46   -16   11-13-14 (38)
14   Chievo   43   -13   10-13-15 (38)
15   Empoli   42   -6   8-18-12 (38)
16   Udinese   41   -13   11/10/17 (38)
17   Atalanta   37   -19   7-16-15 (38)
18   Cagliari   34   -20   08/10/20 (38)
19   Cesena   24   -37   12/04/22 (38)
20   Parma   19   -42   6.8.24 (38)
The final standings for the 2014/2015 Serie A season.

Juventus remain title favorites

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri insists That his team remain the favorites to win the Serie A title this campaign, but admits That the title race could be a whole lot closer this time around. The Bianconeri have lost some key performers, including Arturo Vidal, Andrea Pirlo and Carlos Tevez, but snapped up Sami Khedira, Simone Zaza, Paulo Dybala and Mario Mandzukic ahead of the new season. Allegri is expecting a stronger challenge this term, Particularly in light of the spending sprees at Milan and Inter.

Inter Milan and spent a lot after a very poor season, Which saw Both clubs end outside UEFA Europa League positions. Milan bought the likes of Carlos Bacca, Luiz Adriano and Alessio Romagnoli among others, while Inter added Geoffrey Kondogbia, Stevan Jovetic and kept their best players like Mauro Icardi and Samir Handanovic despite big offers from abroad. Roma, Lazio and Napoli anche made some impressive signings this summer, so it's Likely That this campaign will be harder for Juventus Compared to the past two where the title was almost DECIDED by March. Nonetheless, they're still heavy favorites for this season's Scudetto.

Football / Serie A 2015/2016
« on: August 19, 2015, 12:56:19 PM »
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General Discussion / Re: prison break in POS
« on: July 27, 2015, 01:13:02 PM »
fellas, the kind of heights involved in that escape...if u think this was a simple burst to freedom...hmm..u r sadly mistaken..

General Discussion / Re: T&T 2015 General Elections Thread
« on: July 14, 2015, 09:19:09 PM »
i see ppl pongin rowley for wanting to setup a plywood industry in la brea

all i can say is we have some very short sighted and narrow minded people in this country
Yeah well that's how things are. They rather ttec give tgu money daily for underutilized power and have nothing to show for it

i thank God is Eric who had to make the call on what to do with our oil n gas and not a UNC forefather

General Discussion / Re: T&T 2015 General Elections Thread
« on: July 14, 2015, 07:52:32 PM »
i see ppl pongin rowley for wanting to setup a plywood industry in la brea

all i can say is we have some very short sighted and narrow minded people in this country

Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs Mexico Game (15-Jul-2015)
« on: July 13, 2015, 11:58:28 AM »
whats you all thoughts on "rotation " for this final group match vz Mexico...??...I think we should use squad players etc...with the 1/4 final in mind and also upcoming WCQ

nah..keep the players switched on esp against quality opposition

esp as they need to go out and correct a few technical and tactical mistakes ive seen them make previous two matches

Football / Re: Thread for the T&T vs Cuba Game (12-Jul-2015)
« on: July 12, 2015, 06:22:15 PM »
these guys seem to have little awareness of where they are on the field especially when they get the ball...its either they turn into trouble or run into trouble

General Discussion / Re: DOG MEAT HORROR
« on: July 10, 2015, 08:35:36 PM »
highly doubt they were skinning it to sell it...mos likely they hailed from those areas in china that consume the dogmeat and they were prepping it for themselves

General Discussion / Re: Independent Liberal Party (ILP) Thread.
« on: June 28, 2015, 09:58:00 AM »
where this non-entity come from anyway? steups

Football / Re: UEFA Champions League 2014/2015
« on: May 14, 2015, 10:46:01 PM »
Allyuh sleepin man

a truly EPL centric board

Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Game of Thrones
« on: April 13, 2015, 06:58:30 PM »
allyuh i goin crazy here...who has a site i can download d first episode? no torrents please and thanks

General Discussion / Re: Minister of Sport Brent Sancho Thread.
« on: April 06, 2015, 03:43:50 PM »
jus spen d money an fix d damn thing..what else can we do with it?

just like eteck tamana park they will allow it to crumble to dust

Football / Re: Kenwyne Jones Thread
« on: April 04, 2015, 10:42:46 AM »
thats a brilliant header. did well to shake of the two defenders

Football / Re: Breaking News: Brent Sancho is the new Minister of Sport
« on: February 03, 2015, 06:03:38 AM »
By supporting Sancho, are we supporting/helping the government who we appointed. If one is not happy with a government overall term of office, does that mean Everything they did was bad or made things worse? Worse than what ? If they do something good it happens to be a trick or luck? Forgive me, maybe I have read what real bad governments do, and I may be naive of the life/death of TT political agendas. I will leave the politics for those that know.

I have been satisfied with my observation of how Sancho has conducted himself so far, I wish him good luck and all the best.
This could be his finest duty. I feel it's a good choice. Regardless of what Sanch ultimate goal is. He could be President or Prime minister, once he maintains or exceeds the type of work I have seen, he good for me.
Nb: I am not extremely religous and not equating the man to a saviour , but..ppl don't have to belong to any party to help and support an individual help all his people, including oneself, unless you choose to.  Isn't that gang/tribe mentality .Is there really a them an them ?

Max yuh cannot be that naive. You watching a chessboard and only seeing checkers moves.

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General Discussion / Re: Life Sport programme Thread.
« on: December 18, 2014, 03:54:44 PM »
i used to tutor a girl who was attending that uwi school in the back of st augustine there with anil's wife at the time...was her parents pushing her into the marriage with Anil...she didnt even want to but relented under horn isnt a surprise

General Discussion / Re: Life Sport programme Thread.
« on: December 05, 2014, 12:25:50 PM »

Football / Re: De Minister of Sport doing everything but Sports !!!!
« on: December 05, 2014, 08:19:46 AM »
it is alleged..word is the hit was ordered by an ex-minister after said dj...well..'ate his food'

there is also word of a sex tape...

Ex-LifeSport boss in alleged murder plot

Lawyer fears for clients’ safety
Ali, co-accused charged under Gang Act
Derek Achong
Friday, December 5, 2014

Former LifeSport co-ordinator Rajaee Ali, centre, and Brandon Borneo, right, are escorted to the Port-of-Spain Magistrates Court yesterday. Both men, along with four others, were charged with conspiracy to murder. Photo: MICHEAL BRUCE
Former LifeSport programme co-ordinator Rajaee Ali was among a group of six people, including a woman, who appeared in court yesterday charged with being part of a plot to assassinate radio announcer Kevaughn “Lerbz” Savory. The group was remanded into custody when they appeared before Nanette Forde-John in the Port-of-Spain Eighth Magistrate Court on a series of charges under the Anti-Gang Act related to a planned attack on Savory in Port-of-Spain last Thursday.
The other accused are Keshorn Dempster, Brent La Croix, Brandon Borneo, Donna Dyer and Ali’s brother, Ishmael. Ali was one of the former LifeSport officials who were probed by Ministry of Finance before the programme was shelved in July by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar.

Security at the court was increased significantly for yesterday’s hearing with burly police, dressed in riot gear and armed with automatic sub-machine guns, standing guard outside the courtroom and along St Vincent Street,  Port-of-Spain, which was blocked off when the accused arrived. Ali and his co-accused were not called upon to plead to the charges as they were laid indictably.

Although they all stood stone-faced with their hands crossed while the charges were being read, their demeanour changed as they were led out of court, with some turning around to smile and blow kisses at their relatives. While their lawyer Criston J Williams accepted that his clients would only be entitled to apply for bail in 120 days, as prescribed by the legislation, he asked that they be sent to the Maximum Security Prison (MSP), Arouca, as he said he was concerned for their safety.

“It is in the interest of the welfare of the accused that they be placed in MSP,” Williams said. Forde-John made a note of Williams’s concerns but said she did not have the authority to direct prison authorities on where to place remand prisoners. The magistrate also decided to defer Williams’s bail application for the non-gang-related charges to the next court hearing later this month.

Before the case was adjourned Williams made several requests for prosecutors to disclose evidence they had gathered in their investigation, including interviews with his clients and CCTV footage of their arrests. “It is my information that one of the police officers shot at their vehicle before they were arrested,” Williams said.

He also complained that his clients were not informed of the reason for their week-long detention before they were charged yesterday. He also asked whether their cellphone conversations had been illegally recorded by police. “I am requesting copies of judges’ warrants pursuant to the Interception of Communication Act of 2010,” Williams said.

Police prosecutor Richard Taylor told Williams his requests would be urgently addressed by investigators and also promised to tender into evidence the gun and seven rounds of ammunition allegedly found in the group’s car at the next hearing. The group, who are also being represented by attorney Darryl Worrell, will reappear in court on December 22.

The charges
 Ali, 28, whose father is the head of the Jamaat-al-Muslimeen mosque in Carapo, is charged with being a gang leader. He and the others were all charged with being members of an unnamed gang. The group was also jointly charged with conspiring to murder Savory and with assisting a gang member in the commission of a gang-related act by possessing a gun and ammunition.

All, except Rajaee Ali, were charged with being in possession of an illegal gun and ammunition with the intention to use it under the direction of a gang leader. Ishmael was charged for being in possession of a gun and ammunition and for assaulting a man, identified as Gilmore Thomas, when he, Dempster, La Croix, Borneo, Ishmael and Dyer were arrested while in a car in Woodbrook last Thursday night.

Ali, who is on bail after being charged with possession of a lappe carcass during the ongoing hunting ban, was arrested on Tuesday night.

Savory responds
In a brief interview yesterday, Savory, a radio announcer with Guardian Media Ltd’s Slam 100.5FM, said he was “shocked and disturbed” by the reports. He said he had spoken to his lawyers yesterday and had been advised not to comment further. “It’s a scary thing. That’s all I can say,” the 27-year-old announcer said. Savory has had a career in media and entertainment for over ten years and currently works in both radio and television.

Last year he hosted the finals of the International Soca Monarch competition.

About the programme
In August 2011, Cabinet agreed to implementation of the LifeSport programme by the Ministry of Sport, through the Sport Company of T&T.  It was launched in June 2012 and started in August 2012. Up to the time of the audit, the programme was being run in 43 centres throughout T&T for young men 16-25.

The audit team prepared a damning report after examining the programme’s payment process, centres, co-ordinators, coaches, participants, catering services, janitorial services, maintenance of recreation grounds, refurbishment of community centres, rentals, purchases, vocational training (trade component) and EBeam Interact Ltd.


Football / Re: Thread for the T&T WNT vs Ecuador WNT Game (02-Dec-2014)
« on: November 20, 2014, 11:56:37 AM »
is it fuentes putting these promos together by himself? i think there shud b at least one more person doing it with him to say 'ay, yuh on shit!'

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