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General Discussion / Trinidad And Tobago Eyeing To Set Limit On Fuel Subsidy
« on: September 27, 2022, 04:37:23 AM »
Trinidad And Tobago Eyeing To Set Limit On Fuel Subsidy

The Trinidad and Tobago Government would be unable to sustain its ongoing fuel subsidy if current oil prices remain soaring high.

For financial year 2022, the Government paid TT$2.6 billion to subsidise fuel. And with crude oil prices currently at US$90 per barrel, the government anticipates that next year’s subsidy will be around TT$500 million less. Hence, the Government is looking at capping the subsidies.

During the Spotlight on the Economy Forum, Finance Minister Colm Imbert announced that the government is looking at capping the fuel subsidy at TT$1 billion, which is 54.1% of the TT$2.18 billion projected for 2023’s subsidy.

“I don’t think that we as a country can afford that. As the Prime Minister has indicated, we have to limit the subsidy we can pay, and the rest will be used for other purposes. We already think that a reasonable cap for the fuel subsidy should be $1 billion,” he said, noting that other facilities such as electricity are already being subsidized.

Imbert added that the government is prudent in spending for the country’s good.

Further details are expected to be publicized during Budget Day on September 26, 2022.

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Football / Noah Roka Thread
« on: June 16, 2022, 03:05:07 PM »
Ah starting  it one time

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General Discussion / Foundational Black Americans / ADOS
« on: May 26, 2022, 03:22:04 PM »
We should stay and build our own as we undermine the descendants of slaves. Anti immigration views are on the rise. Have Caribbean and African black  immigrants undermine African Americans.

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Football / 2022 Courts Caribbean Classic Thread
« on: March 19, 2022, 04:15:56 PM »
International football has returned to TnT... :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

Trinidad vs Barbados March 25

Football / Kareem "Enzo" Riley
« on: August 04, 2021, 06:08:11 PM »
Any news on this player ?  Is he still playing football btw?

Trinidad and Tobago could lose World Cup qualifying points over fielding a player agent
By Paul Nicholson

April 16 – The embattled Trinidad and Tobago FA, currently ruled by a FIFA Normalisation Committee, could face the embarrassment of losing points from its recent World Cup qualifiers for playing an ineligible player.

Trinidad and Tobago are drawn in a group with St Kitts and Nevis, Guyana, Puerto Rico and Bermuda, a group they would ordinarily be expected to romp through without too much difficulty.

Having opened with a win against Guyana, the Trinidadians followed up with a draw against Puerto Rico, and in doing so brought on registered player agent Andre Boucard.

Boucard, who last featured for Trinidad and Tobago in March 2017, but, aged 36, had not played for at least seven months before his call-up by coach Terry Fenwick.

Trinidad and Tobago registered Boucard as playing for Maidstone Utd in England’s sixth tier, though a search of records shows no indication of his registration.

However, he was registered as a player intermediary with the English FA.

English FA rules expressly prohibit an agent playing competitively in the elite professional and semi-professional tiers of the game.

Rule 1.2 of Appendix II in the English FA rules states; “An Official (as defined by the FIFA Statues or any successor hereto) or a Player cannot be an Intermediary. An Intermediary becoming an Official or a Player shall have his Registration suspended for as long as he remains an Official or a Player.”

Boucard has subsequently pulled from the list of English FA player agents and his license temporarily suspended.

The English FA say their rules mirror those of FIFA and while the conflicts that would arise with a player also being an agent are obvious, FIFA’s own rules don’t specifically mention players cannot be agents, though the wording implies that is the case.

However, FIFA’s rules are very clear over sanctions that would be applied if an ineligible player took part in an official match. In this case the sanction would be to forfeit the game.

FIFA’s rules on eligibility read:

“1. If a player takes part in an official match despite being ineligible, his team will be sanctioned by forfeiting the match (cf. art. 31) and paying a minimum fine of CHF 6,000.

If a player takes part in a friendly match despite being ineligible, his team will be sanctioned by forfeiting the match and paying a minimum fine of CHF 4,000.”
FIFA responded to questions from Insideworldfootball saying: “As a general policy, FIFA’s judicial bodies do not speculate, nor do they comment on whether or not investigations are underway into alleged cases.”

FIFA did not respond as to whether its rules specifically preclude player agents from playing in elite matches. If they don’t then the English FA will likely have to revisit their own rules and reinstate Boucard as an intermediary.

If Trinidad and Tobago are docked points, their World Cup qualification group is thrown wide open as they would lose the crucial one point advantage they have over Guyana. It could get worse for the TTFA – though it seems unlikely – if decided to also overturn the result against Guyana. While on the squad list, Boucard did not feature in that match.

Trinidad and Tobago’s World Cup campaign has been troubled from the start with coach Fenwick clashing before a media conference with the FA’s media officer and allegedly headbutting him. That incident, witnessed by media and players, was brushed under the carpet by the TTFA saying that no physical assault took place.

Fenwick, who in his first game as coach presided over a record 7-0 loss against a second string US team, has again landed the TTFA in embarrassingly deep water , this time over his selection of a player agent.

FIFA may save the day and the blushes of Fenwick and the TTFA’s Normalisation Committee on the basis that they might not have been aware of the rules. But they are pretty basic rules not to be aware of in a game where correct registration and eligibility criteria is the first priority of any national team selection.

Contact the writer of this story at moc.llabtoofdlrowedisni@noslohcin.luap





Football / Fenwick challenged by Richard Ferguson
« on: March 08, 2021, 02:44:29 PM »
Rangers challenge Soca Warriors: Beat us and we pay TT$100,000; Fenwick mum.
By Lasana Liburd (Wired868).

Terminix La Horquetta Rangers managing director Richard Ferguson has put TT$100,000 on the table for Trinidad and Tobago Men’s National Senior Team head coach Terry Fenwick. All Fenwick has to do to cash in, is lead his Soca Warriors to victory against the Pro League outfit.

The Rangers offer follows a protracted stand-off between both camps, as Ferguson has consistently refused to release his players to the national team outside of the mandatory Fifa international match window.

Rangers, coached by Dave ‘Hoghead’ Quamina, employ a star-studded roster with over a dozen players who have national youth or senior team experience including: Willis Plaza, Ataulla Guerra, Keron ‘Ballpest’ Cummings, Aikim Andrews, Isaiah Lee, Kadeem Corbin, Akeem Roach, Tyrone Charles, Jodel Brown, Yohannes Richardson, Kishun Seecharan and Nathaniel James.

Fenwick has boasted about results against makeshift local opposition, even as he pleaded with Fifa-appointed normalisation committee chairman Robert Hadad for more testing warm-up matches.

On Saturday, the Soca Warriors pummelled a Tobago combined team, dubbed the Orange XI, by eight goals to nil. Orange XI had their first training session three days before facing the National Senior Team, which is preparing to face Guyana in its opening Qatar 2022 World Cup qualifier on 25 March.

Ferguson suggested that Rangers can give Fenwick’s charges a much better workout and he wagered TT$100,000 on the outcome. The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) does not have to spend a cent.

“Rangers want to assist the National Team in its preparations and we feel that we can best do this by playing the team a practice game,” Ferguson told Wired868, “so the National Team coach Terry Fenwick can see our players in action and he can select them to play in future games for Trinidad and Tobago.”

Ferguson, who unsuccessfully contested the post of TTFA president in 2019, said he has asked Fenwick for a game since last November. So far, the offer has not been accepted.

“We have spoken with Robert Hadad, Gary Griffith and Adrain Romain requesting the game,” said Ferguson, a chartered accountant and director at Terminix Trinidad. “We have also written them officially. Romain did mention that he wanted money, so we said we will put up $100,000 winner take all.

“We still have not had any positive response from them. We played Police on Saturday and won 2-0, we have also played Central FC and won 7-1 and AC Port of Spain and won 5-0.

“I have also heard that the National Team is trying to play Police FC and Defence Force but still no game for Rangers…”

Men’s National Senior team manager Adrian Romain confirmed that they have received Rangers’ offer but said it was still being ‘discussed’.

“There have been discussions around the game but the final decision lies with the head coach,” Romain told Wired868, “and he will also have to have it cleared with the TTFA authorities, which is the normalisation committee.”

Romain said the Warriors are in the process of ‘finalising the final leg of preparations ahead of the Guyana match, which may involve an overseas camp’.

Trinidad and Tobago lost their only international outing under Fenwick to date by a joint-national record scoreline of 7-0 to the United States in January. The normalisation committee has failed to arrange requested follow-up friendlies against Dominica and St Vincent and the Grenadines.

The Warriors have otherwise played more than a half dozen exhibition games against makeshift local opposition.

Practice game or not, Ferguson stressed his ‘greatest commitment to the National Team of Trinidad and Tobago and by extension the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA)’ and said he is ‘ready to assist them in any way possible’.

Ferguson’s commitment does not extend to allowing his players to train outside of the specified periods allowed by Fifa—a rule that is generally followed by foreign clubs but relaxed by local teams.

Ironically, Fenwick often forbade his players from attending national training sessions while he was head coach at San Juan Jabloteh.

Ferguson said his club’s board of directors felt ‘it was not prudent’ to release players outside of the mandated Fifa match window because:

‘We expect to be playing in a league in April 2021 with significant prize money and it is very important that we prepare for this league vigorously. Therefore, we need to have full access to all of our players to compete effectively.’

‘Our coaches have developed an extensive training, nutrition and fitness programme for our players for the upcoming competitions and, as a result, the absence of key players for such a long time would affect the plans of the club adversely. In addition, our players have been training together for over two years and they are very fit.’

Fenwick has been offered the chance to test the fitness and abilities of the Rangers employees in a practice game, which is exactly what he claimed to be doing with Tobago’s players on the weekend.

The Warriors head coach admitted to selecting several foreign-based players based on YouTube footage for his last friendly against the United States, while his player pool to face Guyana includes young men who he has not seen in the flesh and are receiving little to no senior team playing time with their respective clubs.

Whether Fenwick believes Rangers deserve parity with overseas clubs is another question.

Ferguson asked the Warriors head coach not to blacklist his players.

“We are also certain that this decision by the club [not to release players outside the Fifa match window] will not prejudice the selection of Rangers players on the national team in the future,” stated Ferguson, in a letter to TTFA national teams director Richard Piper on 24 February 2021, “and should any of the club’s players be selected for the future games, they would be released as per Fifa regulations. And we consider it an honour for our players to represent the country.”

Romain said he could not say whether any Rangers players are in Fenwick’s player pool to face Guyana on 25 March and Puerto Rico on 28 March.

(Terminix La Horquetta Rangers with national senior team caps)

Ataulla Guerra (Midfielder, 46 caps, 9 goals),

Willis Plaza (Forward, 29 caps, 7 goals),

Keron Cummings (Midfielder, 16 caps, 3 goals),

Tyrone Charles (Forward/winger, 8 caps, 1 goal),

Aikim Andrews (Winger, 7 caps, 1 goal),

Ross Russell Jr (Full back, 5 caps, 0 goals),

Akeem Roach (Winger/forward, 4 caps, 1 goal),

Isaiah Lee (Forward/winger, 2 caps, 0 goals),

Kadeem Corbin (Winger/forward, 1 cap, 0 goals),

Jesus Perez (Central defender, 1 cap, 0 goals).

Football / Young starlet Antwoine Hackford on scoresheet again.......
« on: December 19, 2020, 09:28:05 PM »
Antwoine Hackford
Date of birth:   Mar 20, 2004
Citizenship:   England Trinidad and Tobago
Position:   attack - Centre-Forward
Player agent:   Agent is known - Player under 18
Current club:   Sheffield United U18

Young starlet Hackford on scoresheet again as Sheffield United thrash rivals Wednesday in U18 derby

The young Blades stunned their rivals with a first-half blitz to ensure the bragging rights belonged to the red and white half of the city Sheffield United's youngsters have thrashed local rivals Wednesday in the Steel City derby.

The under 18 side ran out comfortable winners, sealing a 3-0 win and ensuring the bragging rights returned to Shirecliffe.

All the goals came inside an opening 25-minute blitz after United raced out of the traps.

Young starlet Antwoine Hackford
, one of the hottest prospects in the United academy, opened the scoring.

The teenager was included in the squad that travelled north of the border as part of United's pre-season tour, featuring in a friendly against Hearts and almost scoring within minutes of coming on.

He also featured in the Guardian's Next Generation series and broke the deadlock after just two minutes with the game's first chance, firing low and hard into the bottom corner.

This Plantation native is now a rising talent with Colorado Rapids and U.S. Under-23 team

Like many kids of Caribbean heritage growing up in Broward County, Jonathan Lewis was taught to dribble a soccer ball as a toddler, joined pickup games with uncles and cousins and was in love with the sport by the time he reached Central Park Elementary School.

Lewis’ father, Joshua, is Jamaican. His mother, Sarah, was raised in London and her family is from Trinidad[. Those family soccer roots are a big reason 22-year-old Lewis is now a winger on the U.S. Under-23 team and playing in Major League Soccer for the Colorado Rapids.

“My family being Caribbean and British, all they ever did is play and watch soccer,” said Lewis, who is in Miami this week training with the U.S. Under-23 team. “I really liked it from the time I was little; and being in South Florida, so multicultural, soccer was so big down here.”

Coach Anis Jerbi, who was club director with Plantation FC, remembers when scrawny, speedy Lewis showed up at Central Park to play with a rec team when he was 6 years old. Jerbi coached Lewis from Under-10 until he was Under-18 with the Kendall SC Academy and conceded that he never imagined, when Lewis was young, that he would reach MLS or a U.S. national team roster.

“As a kid he wasn’t so special on the field,” Jerbi said. “Technically, he was all over the place. But what made him stand out is if we had practice from 6 p.m. to 7:30, he’d get there at 5 and stay until 9, shooting and dribbling by himself. Also, he always wanted the ball during games. In fact, when he was between 12 and 14, I had so many parents complain that Jon wouldn’t release the ball. He loved to dribble, take guys on and beat them, and I wasn’t going to take that away from him.”

When Lewis was 16, he was spotted by English scouts at a camp in Orlando. He was invited to trials with Middlesbrough, Fulham and Bradford City, which signed him when he graduated from South Plantation High.

His parents, both educators in the Broward County school system, urged him to go to college. He had several offers, but he wanted to play pro soccer, so he moved to Bradford City in July 2015. After four months, he decided to return home.

“I was at a lower-level club, had to fend for myself at 18 in a very small city with no family or friends,” Lewis said. “I was getting paid for housing and a stipend. I wouldn’t say I was homesick because I left six months later to go to college, but it wasn’t the right time for me to be over in England. I wasn’t ready. I had to make that mature decision not to fight it out, but that there would be another path for me to eventually get back to Europe.”

He returned home, began to doubt himself, but rejoined Kendall SC and regained his confidence.

“I started thinking, `Hey, I can go to college and play and at least get to MLS,’’’ Lewis said. “And from MLS, maybe I can get back to Europe.”

General Discussion / Zessah artist Rebel6 killed
« on: July 07, 2020, 01:35:22 PM »
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General Discussion / R.I.P George Floyd
« on: May 27, 2020, 08:39:44 AM »
So Sad
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Football / Self-Isolation and Football
« on: March 27, 2020, 11:57:44 AM »
Fellas no football on TV just killing meh .So i have started to look at old football games ... So people if you can post youtube links / upload  socawarriors  "old or new"  games /clips goals   from U15 and up  . Tallman  i am pretty sure you have a few games saved somewhere ...

I found this

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anyone have that goal that kevin molino score that took us to the fifia under 17 back in 2007

Football / Justin Araujo-Wilson
« on: January 04, 2020, 09:11:55 AM »
Any updates on this player ?  I  heard no news about  him in last years  ssfl.

Football / TTFA League of Champions
« on: November 04, 2019, 02:51:23 PM »
TTFA launches League of Champions.
By Joel Bailey (Newsday).

THE TT Football Association (TTFA) League of Champions tournament was launched yesterday, at the Home of Football, Balmain, Couva.

The inaugural event, which kicks off on Sunday and runs until April 12, will feature a number of teams who either opted out of the 2019 Terminix Super League or were deemed non-compliant, as well as a National XI (T&T Under-17 team).

Defence Force, Police, Matura ReUnited, Guaya United, Miscellaneous Laventille United, Moruga FC, Harlem Strikers, Central Soccer World and Marabella Family Crisis Centre and the Tobago-based pair of Youth Stars United and Tobago Phoenix are the other participating teams.

According to TTFA director of competitions, Sharon O’Brien, each participating club will receive $51,200,which will be split into three parts: $25,600 (which was presented yesterday to the participants); $12,800 (during the midway point of the season); and the remaining sum (minus any fees incurred) at the end of the tournament.

TTFA president David John-Williams has repeatedly claimed that the local governing body is cash-strapped.

Asked if the influx of monies for this tournament came from the FIFA Forward Programme, board member Selby Browne, who chaired the launch, replied, “The FIFA Forward Programme was a condition of the association receiving money from FIFA. That is TTFA’s money.

“When that money gets to the TTFA, it is the TTFA’s money to do what it says it will do. On an annual basis, each association will request from FIFA what its plans are.”

The teams will have to be registered under the FIFA Connect system and matches will be contested on Sundays. “The teams will participate in two rounds of football,” O’Brien said. During the launch, Browne spoke at length about the history of T&T football, the re-establishment of financial stability of T&T football and the restructuring of T&T football.

Among the dignitaries were TTFA officials Anthony Moore (who also serves as president of the Tobago Football Association) and Collin Partap.

Click here for details on the TTFA League of Champions

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Football / Dayne St. Clair Thread
« on: January 06, 2019, 10:14:29 AM »
Dayne St Clair (Goalkeeper), Pickering, Ontario

Goalkeeper Dayne St. Clair, who played every minute during Maryland’s NCAA championship season in 2018, will forgo his final year of eligibility to play in MLS, Terrapins Coach Sasho Cirovski said Thursday.

St. Clair, 21, signed with the league and will be available in the Jan. 11 draft in Chicago.

The Ontario native was with the Maryland program for four years — he redshirted in 2016 — and started the past two seasons. He is scheduled to earn a degree in psychology this spring.

In 2018, St. Clair led the nation in minutes played by a goalkeeper (2.194), was 11th in the nation in goals-against average (0.66), 12th in save percentage (.833) and third in shutouts (13). He did not concede a goal in five NCAA tournament matches as the 11th-seeded Terrapins won their first national title since 2008 and third since 2005.

Other Sports / Michael Alexander Boxing Thread
« on: July 29, 2018, 06:05:07 AM »
I think he needs to go pro

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Lawrence: I’m still searching for striker; T&T coach blames individual errors and poor finishing

Trinidad and Tobago National Senior Team coach Dennis Lawrence lamented individual errors and poor finishing as the Soca Warriors crashed out of contention for the Russia 2018 World Cup after a 3-0 loss away to Panama last night.

The result, which was the first time that Panama ever got a result of any kind against the Warriors in World Cup qualifying competition, left Trinidad and Tobago with no chance of advancing despite having two games to spare against Mexico and the United States next month.

“Of course it’s very disappointing because we are not into the competition [to lose] games,” said Lawrence, at the post-match press conference. “We knew what was at stake [last night] because if we could have managed to get a victory it would have kept us in it so we are very, very disappointed.”

Lawrence, a hero with the Warriors team in 2006 and a first-time head coach, said the visitors acquitted themselves well but could not recover after falling behind after self-inflicted errors.

Curtis Gonzales and Kevan George failed to stop Panama attacker Gabriel Torres, who ran half the length of the pitch for the opening goal while Carlyle Mitchell doubled their host’s advantage with an own goal in the second half.

“I knew we were coming into the game and it was going to be a very difficult one because Panama are a very organised team,” said Lawrence. “I thought the game was very tight before two individual errors cost us the first two goals. And from there it was difficult because Panama showed a good drive and determination tonight to get a victory and I want to congratulate them on that.”

The 2006 Warriors squad were led by record goalscorer Stern John, who sat on the bench last night as Lawrence’s assistant coach. Yesterday, Lawrence started his third centre forward in six games—but Trinidad and Tobago have not managed a single goal from any of them.

“If we put away the first chance then it put Panama under pressure, we are on the front foot and it gives us something to hold onto,” said Lawrence. “It’s a situation we had in the last couple of games. We’ve conceded goals and also missed opportunities and it’s something we have to try and fix.

“It’s a position on the football pitch which I’ve been searching for, which is that striker who knows how to put the ball into the back of the net. Tonight showed the difference.

“Panama had the couple opportunities and they put away three. We had our chances and we missed so that cost us the game in the end.”

The former Everton and Wigan Athletic assistant coach said he will have one eye on the future when the Warriors reconvene next month to play Mexico in Mexico City and host the United States.

He assured supporters that the Warriors still intend to put out a team good enough to compete though.

“We’ve got a responsibility and there’s still a lot to play for, for other teams,” said Lawrence. “Obviously we are not in contention anymore but we are going to ensure the we put together a squad with the view of the future. We will always put together a squad that will compete and make sure that we don’t let the Hexagonal teams down because obviously we understand that we have a responsibility to go out and put in the performances  to try and get results…

“We have to find a way to dust ourselves off as soon as possible and move on. We have to start looking ahead to the future.”


What about Track & Field / iaaf world U18 Championships
« on: July 13, 2017, 10:39:24 AM »
did we send any athletes ???

General Discussion / Trinidad's MOST POWERFUL FAMILY
« on: June 27, 2017, 08:19:57 AM »
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General Discussion / Caribbean to Caliphate-
« on: May 19, 2017, 03:10:32 PM »
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Published on Apr 20, 2017
Grand Rapids Police stop five unarmed black boys at gunpoint. The five boys -- ages 12 to 14 -- had just left the Salvation Army Kroc Center at 2500 S. Division Ave. Friday, March 24, where they had been playing basketball.

Jailed deejay Vybz Kartel has turned over his life to Jesus Christ. The world boss claims to be a changed man who will no longer write songs that promote violence, profanity, raunchy sex or anything that degrades Jamaica or society as a whole.

Yesterday, the artist who is serving a life sentence for murder sent a letter to Mutabaruka explaining why he has accepted the Christian faith. Below is the letter in it’s entirety.

“Recording songs has been my getaway in prison. Since that privilege has been taken away from me, I have had some time to search my soul. I have had the chance to find what I was looking for. Out in the world, I had all the money I needed. I had a beautiful wife with beautiful children and could get just about any woman I wanted. But I always felt like something was missing from my life. There was always this emptiness that no amount of girls, jewelry, guns, so-called friends and cars could fill.

These last few weeks I have found what it is that I was looking for, I have found what was missing from my life. God has just spoken to me. I have decided to turn my life over to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I have decided to denounce violence in all its forms. I will not speak, sing, write or think violence, nor will my actions be violent. Instead I want to be Christ-like. If I get out of this hell-hole by winning my appeal, Jamaica and the world will be seeing a new Vybz Kartel. A Vybz Kartel that will not make our youths think it is good to be bad. I will no longer promote a gun culture in my music. Instead I want to do to Portmore what Sizzla has done to August Town in ridding the community of violence. In fact, I have already reached out to Sizzla to see if his August Town Movement is something we can bring to the rest of Jamaica or even the rest of the world.

I feel like a huge burden has been lifted off me. Like the woman at the well, I was searching for things that could not satisfy, but glory be to the most high God, I am now drinking from a well that can never run dry.

To all my family, friends and fans out there who are missing me and longing to see me, have no fear, if it is God’s will, it will be done and you will see me soon. But do not get too caught up in Vybz, seek and find Jesus Christ and you will have all that you need. I wish for you the peace that I have found. Please seek and find Jesus Christ. My baptism is in the work and I am just waiting on the prison’s Chaplin to provide me with a baptism date. I love you and I will see you soon. I no longer want to be called “world boss”. God is the boss of the world and I am his child. Almighty God mi seh… Adijah Palmer.”

Interestingly, Kartel ended his letter with his real name, Adijah Palmer, but he did not say whether or not he will be dropping the Vybz Kartel moniker which has been attributed with so much that is wrong with Jamaica.

Kartel was recently given the go ahead by a judge to file his appeal in his murder conviction.

General Discussion / RIP Darcus Howe
« on: April 02, 2017, 10:46:23 AM »
Darcus Howe, writer, broadcaster and civil rights campaigner, dies aged 74

Darcus Howe, the broadcaster, writer and civil liberties campaigner, has died aged 74.

His family announced his death in a statement released on Sunday that read: “Darcus died quietly and unexpectedly in his sleep on the evening of Saturday April 1. Our private grief is inseparable from our public pride.”

Howe, originally from Trinidad, lived in Brixton, south London, for 30 years and was well known for his Channel 4 series Black on Black and late-night current affairs programme The Devil’s Advocate.

In a hugely varied and influential journalistic career, he was also was a former editor of Race Today, wrote columns for both the New Statesman and the Voice, and was a former chair of the Notting Hill carnival.

His television work included the multicultural current affairs documentary The Bandung File, which he co-edited with Tariq Ali, and more recently White Tribe, a look at modern day Britain.

He was a member of the British Black Panther Movement and was one of the “Mangrove Nine”, who were arrested and charged after protesting against repeated police raids on the Caribbean restaurant Mangrove in Notting Hill, west London, in 1970. At the Old Bailey trial he successfully defended himself against charges of riot and affray.

In 1981, he organised a 20,000 strong “Black People’s March” in protest over the police handling of the investigation into the New Cross Fire in which 13 black teenagers died.

The son of an Anglican priest, Howe first came to the UK aged 18 and had planned to become a lawyer, but instead found his calling as a journalist and activist involved in the struggle for racial equality.


Tributes were paid to Howe on Twitter. Bonnie Greer, the playwright and author, wrote: “RIP Darcus Howe. Truth teller and paladin for justice”

Farrukh Dhondy, a playwright, writer and a commissioning editor who worked with Howe in the British Black Panther movement and on Race Today, as well as on Channel 4, said he was deeply mourning the loss of a close friend of 45 years.

“He was one of the most important immigrant activists that Britain has known. And his great gift was that he was a practical agitator for the rights of black people, and not simply a theoretician. He was , to describe it colloquially, a street fighting man.

“It had powerful results. I am absolutely sure that the political parties and general political opinion shifted because of the agitation and stance that he, and others, took at the time in the Black Panther Movement and in magazines like Race Today.“

Dhondy added that one of Howe’s achievements was in the television programmes he fronted: “He gave a serious commentator profile, he wasn’t just a black actor ticking boxes for the BBC. He was a very good friend, and he would anything for his friends.”

Alex Pascall, broadcaster, journalist and oral historian, who presented Black Londoners on BBC Radio London and had known Howe since the late 1960s, described him as “undoubtedly, one of our leading social architects”.

“On politics of the Caribbean and the black movement in Britain, nobody can doubt that he has done his work,” Pascall said. “On the New Cross fire, that man did his work.

“With Darcus, you knew he was a man who could take a lead, and you could trust his leadership. Oh God, he was an intellectual. And fearless. The police hated him. He was great at debate, a tower of knowledge. We have really lost a dynamic person.”

Robin Bunce and Paul Field, whose biography Renegade, the Life and Times of Darcus Howe has just been republished, were informed of his death by family members on Sunday.

Field said Howe “was an outstanding public intellectual and politicial organiser and activist” as well as a “brilliant journalist and broadcaster”.

“It’s a huge loss to us and to all those who have been part of the movement for the rights of immigrant communities, and struggle for social justice more generally. His courage is the most striking thing. Darcus was brilliant, funny, defiant, against all the odds.”

General Discussion / Dole Chadee Documentary : Trinidad and Tobago
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J’ouvert is a wild, pre-dawn street masquerade that marks the beginning of Caribbean Carnival. It’s a tradition that represents rebellion and freedom from slavery for West Indian communities around the world. New York City’s J’ouvert is one of the most famous, bringing out more than 250,000 revelers every year who party through the night dressed in elaborate costumes or smothered in paint and powder.

While J’ouvert is a cultural cornerstone for the city, it’s become a subject of controversy. Over the past decade, more than 20 people have been shot and killed in and around the festival, leading many to associate the event with violence.

What about Track & Field / Jonathan Farinha
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what happened to him ???? has he quit sprinting

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