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Re: Jack Warner General Section Thread.
« Reply #1320 on: January 26, 2016, 12:00:11 PM »

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Re: Jack Warner General Section Thread.
« Reply #1321 on: February 28, 2016, 06:37:56 AM »
Warner judicial review lawsuit takes new twist.
By Derek Achong (Guardian).


US applies to be made interested party

Former government minister Jack Warner’s extradition proceedings took another turn yesterday when the United States government attempted to intervene in his judicial review lawsuit challenging Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi’s decision to sign off on its request to have him extradited to face charges in the ongoing Fifa bribery scandal.

During a status hearing in the Port-of-Spain High Court yesterday morning, attorney Vanessa Gopaul, who is representing the US, appeared in court and indicated her client intended to apply to be joined as an interested party.

Her statement was immediately opposed by Warner’s lawyer Fyard Hosein, SC, who questioned the reason for the country’s attempt to enter the case.

“It (the US) is partisan in its approach. They want to get Warner there in the shortest possible time,” Hosein said.

Stating that Hosein will be able to make extensive submissions on the issue at a later date, Justice James Aboud then instructed Gopaul to file her client’s application by March 18. Hosein also has until that date to file an application to adduce expert testimony in the case.

Warner, in his claim, is questioning the procedure adopted by the Office of the Attorney General in signing off on the US’s request for his extradition made in May, last year, at the end of the US Department of Justice’s investigation into Fifa. He is facing fraud and money-laundering charges related to his two decades as a vice-president of world football’s governing body.

Earlier this year, Aboud granted Warner a stay of his ongoing extradition proceedings currently before Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar, which will expire after Aboud decides on the legality and constitutionality of his extradition.

Warner’s attorneys are alleging that this country’s extradition treaty with the US contradicts the Extradition (Commonwealth and Foreign Territories) Act. They are claiming that, in passing the act, Parliament afforded citizens certain protections which are ignored by the international treaty.

He is also complaining that Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi failed to give his attorneys a fair opportunity to make representations to him before he signed off on the Authority to Proceed, which was required to kick off the proceedings before Ayers-Caesar.

Shortly after taking over the case from his predecessor Garvin Nicholas in September, last year, Al-Rawi extended the option to Warner. However, his attorneys allegedly refused as they said it was made a day before Al-Rawi was required to approve the extradition.

Warner is also being represented by Nyree Alfonso, Rishi Dass and Anil Maraj, while the State is being represented by Douglas Mendes, SC, and Michael Quamina.

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Re: Jack Warner General Section Thread.
« Reply #1322 on: June 18, 2016, 03:26:28 AM »
Judge rules in Jack’s favour.
By Derek Achong (Guardian).


Warner wins round one in extradition fight

In a small legal victory for former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner, a local judge has refused the United States government permission to join the judicial review lawsuit brought by Warner challenging Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi’s decision to sign off on an extradition request from the Justice Department.

Barack Obama’s Attorney General Loretta Lynch is seeking to have him extradited to face charges in the ongoing Fifa bribery scandal.

Delivering an oral decision in the Port-of-Spain High Court yesterday afternoon, Justice James Aboud dismissed the US’s application to join the judicial review lawsuit.

While Aboud ruled that the US had an interest in the outcome of the case before him, he said that its interest would be adequately dealt with by the Office of the Attorney General.

“Its position as an affected party is not compromised by its exclusion because its interest and the AG’s appear to be identical,” Aboud said.

He also ruled that the US would not “bring anything to the table” in the case as it admitted that it only wished to make legal submissions in the case.

“The applicant will not be bringing to court any different perspective or new evidence as to make its contribution useful,” Aboud said.

As part of his ruling Aboud ordered the US to pay Warner’s legal costs for defending its failed application.

Speaking briefly with reporters after leaving the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain, Warner said he was happy with the decision, which he described as a “victory for the sovereignty of T&T”.

“Ironically the US has to pay me. It’s long overdue,” Warner said.

Questions over procedure adopted AG’s office

Warner, in his claim, is questioning the procedure adopted by the Office of the Attorney General in signing off on the US’s request for his extradition made in May, last year, at the end of the US Department of Justice’s investigation into Fifa. He is facing fraud and money-laundering charges related to his two decades as a senior official of world football’s governing body.

Earlier this year, Aboud granted Warner a stay of his ongoing extradition proceedings currently before Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar, which will expire after Aboud decides on the legality and constitutionality of his extradition.

Warner’s attorneys are alleging that this country’s extradition treaty with the US contradicts the Extradition (Commonwealth and Foreign Territories) Act. They are claiming that, in passing the act, Parliament afforded citizens certain protections which are ignored by the international treaty.

He is also complaining that Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi failed to give his attorneys a fair opportunity to make representations to him before he signed off on the Authority to Proceed, which was required to kick off the proceedings before Ayers-Caesar.

Shortly after taking over the case from his predecessor Garvin Nicholas in September, last year, Al-Rawi extended the option to Warner. However, his attorneys allegedly refused as they said it was made a day before Al-Rawi was required to approve the extradition.

Warner is also being represented by Fyard Hosein, SC, Nyree Alfonso, Rishi Dass and Anil Maraj, while the State is being represented by Douglas Mendes, SC, and Michael Quamina. Vanessa Gopaul and Theresa Hadad represented the US.

The US Justice Department is making a legal bid to have a say on a preliminary aspect of its case, in which it seeks to extradite Warner to face charges, in a US court, on alleged corruption in FIFA. That is the wider case. The preliminary matter is Warner’s challenging the standing of the T&T Attorney General to assent to the extradition request. The Justice Department said it has a vested interest in any issue related Warner's extradition. The judge saw no need for the US authorities to get involved at this point. It does not necessarily signify that Warner will win his fight against extradition. If Warner loses this challenge, the extradition proceedings will restart.

The US now has two weeks to decide if it wants to appeal Aboud's decision. Warner's lawsuit continues on July 13 when attorneys will present submissions on a procedural application for Warner to call several foreign witnesses to testify in the case. A date yet to be set for the trial.

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Re: Jack Warner General Section Thread.
« Reply #1323 on: June 23, 2016, 11:31:47 PM »
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Justice Aboud also ordered the US to pay Warner’s legal costs in defending the application.

Warner called the ruling a victory for the sovereignty of the twin-island republic.

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Re: Jack Warner General Section Thread.
« Reply #1324 on: July 05, 2016, 03:47:03 AM »

US govt appeals judge’s ruling *
Attorneys blocked in Warner judicial review lawsuit


http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20160704/news/us-govt-appeals-judge8217s-ruling

THE United States government has appealed the decision of a High Court judge who refused to allow the USA to be heard in a judicial review lawsuit brought by former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner, challenging his extradition to that country.
The appeal was filed by attorneys representing the US government and was listed to be heard at the Court of Appeal in Port of Spain yesterday, but the hearing was subsequently adjourned to July 18.

The decision being challenged is that of Justice James Aboud, who ruled on June 17 that the judicial review lawsuit dealt with issues that were strictly domestic and did not warrant the participation of the USA.


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Re: Jack Warner General Section Thread.
« Reply #1325 on: July 05, 2016, 06:45:40 AM »
Pyrrhic victory, Jack?

Tooth and nail.

Uncle Sam has money to spend and resources to leverage. Every inch will cost de adviser.

Perhaps the appeal was inevitable, but it surely was more likely than not to occur.
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Re: Jack Warner General Section Thread.
« Reply #1326 on: March 14, 2019, 04:27:33 AM »
Jack agrees to pay Anand.
By Jada Loutoo (Newsday).


FORMER Independent Liberal Party (ILP) leader Jack Warner has agreed to pay a portion of the sum he was ordered to pay to compensate former attorney general Anand Ramlogan in 2015.

Warner also agreed to withdraw his appeal of Justice Robin Mohammed’s ruling.

Hearing of the appeal came up before Justices Allan Mendonca, Alice Yorke-Soo Hon, and Prakash Moosai yesterday and attorneys for both men said they had entered into a consent order.

As part of the compromise, Ramlogan agreed to waive part of the judgment sum, which had amounted to close to $900,000. This brought an end to the lawsuit.

In his ruling, Mohammed held that Warner had defamed his former cabinet colleague in a speech in October 2013.

Speaking on an ILP platform in the run-up to the local government elections, Warner claimed Ramlogan owned 51 properties bought by corrupt means during his tenure as AG.

Warner was ordered to pay $600,000 in general and aggravated damages and $200,000 in exemplary damages. The costs of the defamation claim were quantified at $94,000.

Warner was represented by Asha Watkins-Monteserin. Ganesh Saroop appeared for Ramlogan.

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« Reply #1327 on: July 17, 2020, 06:41:51 AM »
Jack Warner to contest general election.
By CAMILLE MORENO (NEWSDAY).


Jack Warner is back in the political fray.

The former government minister and football jefe will contest the Lopinot/Bon Air seat in the August 10 general election.

Warner, 77, is expected to file his nomination papers on Friday morning under the Independent Liberal Party which he founded in 2013 after breaking away from the Kamla Persad-Bissessar-led People's Partnership.

Warner announced his candidacy in a statement on Thursday and said he will explain his reasons for contesting the election at a press conference scheduled for 3 pm, on Friday, at his office in Arouca.

Warner, who served as minister of works and transport and national security during his term in the Persad-Bissessar administration, will speak about the duty of a member of Parliament, the statement said.

Warner was elected Chaguanas West MP in 2010, under the PP, and won the seat again in 2013 in a by-election as the ILP candidate, which he triggered when he resigned the seat after he was fired by Persad-Bissessar.

His statement said he was "an exemplary" minister "so much so that even today his views and advice continue to be sought."

"This is an opportunity for you to hear his reasons for choosing to return to electoral
politics and share a bit on his vision, goals and strategies."

Warner was unable to make it a hattrick in 2015, when he lost the Chaguanas West seat to the United National Congress' Ganga Singh. The UNC was also unable to return to power losing to the incumbent PNM.

Warner returns to politics even as he fights extradition to the US on corruption charges that stem from his role as vice president of FIFA, the governing body of global football.

He was implicated in a bribery scandal and suspended by FIFA before resigning in 2011, but remained in office as a government minister.

However, in 2013 a Concacaf integrity report again claimed Warner had committed fraud and Persad-Bissessar fired him over the allegations.

In 2015, Warner (along with several other FIFA officials who were arrested in Zurich before the annual FIFA Congress) was charged in the United States with "wire fraud, racketeering, and money laundering."

FIFA also banned him for life.

In April, Warner dismissed an Associated Press report on new details of the alleged bribes, including that he received US$5 million to support Russia's winning bid for the 2018 World Cup.

The US indictment also accuses Warner and other former FIFA executives of committing fraud to secure votes for Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup.

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Re: Jack Warner General Section Thread.
« Reply #1328 on: July 19, 2020, 06:56:03 PM »
Little Jack Horner
Just go sit in a corner
Why would any morally ethically right minded voter seek to support a candidate with a past that is well documented to be less stellar?

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Re: Jack Warner General Section Thread.
« Reply #1329 on: July 24, 2020, 01:53:18 PM »
Warner: I’ll blow your mind on August 10
SEAN DOUGLAS (NEWSDAY).


BUSINESSMAN Jack Warner vowed to defy the PNM/UNC two-party dominance of  politics by winning the Lopinot/Bon Air West in the August 10 general election, and even alluded to holding the balance of power. In an interview with Newsday on Wednesday, Warner said: “Wait and see. The results will blow your mind!”

Newsday asked why his party, the Independent Liberal Party (ILP), was vying for just one seat.

“In the first place, we believe the election is so tight that one seat will matter," he replied.

"In that regard, we didn’t feel we should spend money on other seats where our chances are not as good as they are in Lopinot/Bon Air West. I live here. I’ve been here for the past 50-plus years. I know the constituency and I live among them. I know them and they know me. I know their problems and together we’ll be able to solve the problems of this constituency. In that regard, I thought it prudent to go here.”

Warner said T&T was falling apart.

“Our crime rate is soaring out of control, our health system is in shambles, our education system needs revamping and our social services remain unreachable to those most in need.”

He said a glance at the PNM’s 2015 manifesto shows the Government had failed to keep any of its promises, and if re-elected would again do nothing for another five years.

Asked about his win in the 2013 Chaguanas West by-election, when he beat the UNC’s Khadijah Ameen, he replied that his victory was intended to send a message that the UNC had not been invincible in its heartland.

Newsday asked if, in a general election to choose a government now, it would be hard as a third party to replicate his by-election win which was probably largely a protest vote.

“What I want you to do is peruse politics all over the world, in England going right back, and see the growth of small parties. You will understand that the era of when two parties control a country’s politics has changed and is changing rapidly.”

Newsday asked if T&T was still under the old system of duopoly. Warner replied, “Somebody has to change it. Somebody has to bell the cat, and if that person is me, then so be it.”

Newsday asked how many votes he expected to get, given the PNM won 11,000 votes ahead of the COP’s 6,000 in 2015 for that seat.

“All you have to do is wait and see. I challenge you, I guarantee you, that if you wait and see, on August 10 the results will blow your mind.”

Highly favouring his chances among constituents, Warner said, “Those two other candidates can say what they will do, but I will say what I have done. My track record speaks for itself.”

Newsday asked if Warner wins the seat, how would he factor into the PNM and UNC split. He replied, “If you think of 19-19-3, or 20-20-1, then of course your question is answered.

Newsday asked if voters should just stick with the PNM/UNC duopoly, one of which is ultimately bound to win overall, why vote a third party?

Warner replied that a single independent or third-party elected MP could change the policy of one of the two main parties and could champion electors against the domination of big business interests. He said the ILP was not committed to big business interests, unlike the PNM or UNC, and was therefore the safest bet to ensure the people are taken care of, especially in Lopinot/Bon Air West. “That is the basis on which I am fighting this election.”

Newsday asked if his comments at his recent announcement of his candidacy suggested he would be more inclined to align to the UNC than PNM if he is elected.

“On the contrary, I’ll be guided by what my constituents tell me or the party executive. This is not an independent campaign but for the ILP.”

Newsday pressed as to whether anyone would believe that as of now, Jack Warner has no game plan. He replied, “I leave that to your imagination.”

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Re: Jack Warner General Section Thread.
« Reply #1330 on: September 03, 2020, 07:10:48 AM »
Jack has Covid
By Anna Ramdass (T&T Express)


Former FIFA Vice President and Government Minister Jack Warner has contracted the deadly Covid-19 virus.

The Express understands that Warner, 77, was taken to Westshore private hospital last Friday with reports of a cardiac issue.

He was subsequently attended do and he returned to his Arouca home where his condition deteriorated.

Warner was taken back to the Westshore hospital on Tuesday where a Covid test wad administered yielded a positive result.

The Express learnt that Warner is battling the virus and is in the care of the public healthcare institution.

There was speculation on the state of Warner's health on social media on Wednesday where rumours circulated that he had died.

Warner is not dead.

Independent Liberal Party (ILP) political leader Rekha Ramjit told the Express by phone that Warner is a private citizen and is entitled to his privacy.

She said when Warner or his family wishes to divulge any information they will do so.

Warner is the second Trinbagonian politician to contract the Covid-19 virus.

Former Caroni East MP Dr Tim Gopeesingh had tested Covid positive and was in State quarantine before being discharged to his home.

Warner had unsuccessfully contested the Lopinot/Bon Air West constituency seat in the August 10 general election and vigorously campaigned walking the constituency every day.

In 2013 Warner resigned as national security minister in the Persad-Bissessar government following a CONCACAF report which implicated him and his one-time ally Chuck Blazer as being “fraudulent in their management” of CONCACAF.

He is fighting extradition stemming from charges of criminal conduct in the US.

Warner had said last month that the corruption matter against him in the US is seven years old and he is optimistic that when the matter comes to trial he will be “fully cleared” as he was with the Integrity Commission.

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Warner hospitalised for COVID-19 treatment.
By Gail Alexander (Guardian).


A close relative of former People’s Partnership minister Jack Warner last evening confirmed that he had been hospitalised for the treatment of COVID-19.

“He is coping. He had a few issues of concern prior to the COVID diagnosis but he is a fighter,” the relative said, after social media reports first circulated yesterday that Warner had died before suggesting he was hospitalised on Tuesday for COVID-19.

The development came after Warner, 77, had said last Monday he had been tested for COVID-19 at a private institution after two of his employees tested positive recently. Two days later, he said that he’d spent a nerve-wracking 48 hours awaiting the test results but these showed he was negative. He said his wife Maureen, driver and others close to him had also tested for the virus and were all negative. He’d told the T&T Guardian that he would have still self-quarantine for seven days after the tests.

But yesterday, several social media reports alleged that Warner had “died” and it was later reported that he had been hospitalised with the virus.

Sports fraternity sources stated yesterday that following Warner’s first COVID test, he continued to feel unwell and went back for a second test at a private institution in West Trinidad on Tuesday - and that result proved positive. The sources also said that he’s since been hospitalised and is being treated for the virus.

Health Ministry officials didn’t answer calls on the issue last night, including on whether Warner, who unsuccessfully ran for the Lopinot/Bor Air West seat in the August 10 General Election, is now at a public health care facility.

Warner’s communications manager Michelle Borde-Harvey didn’t comment on the reports but told the T&T Guardian that Warner is resting comfortably.

“He isn’t saying anything to media right now but when he’s ready he will speak,” Borde-Harvey said.

Warner didn’t reply to calls or text messages yesterday.

Also contacted yesterday about the reports and his condition, his wife Maureen, speaking from their home, said, “I’m not speaking to any newspaper.”

Meanwhile, Independent Liberal Party (ILP) leader Rekha Ramjit said, “This is a private matter and I’m not about to breach any private confidence. If he can’t be reached, then he can’t be reached. His family will speak.

“If he can’t be reached, he can’t be reached or doesn’t want to be reached. I’m not denying or confirming any situation with Mr Warner. He is a private individual entitled to his privacy. If and when the time is right and if need be, his family will let the media what is happening. At this time, a person’s health is their private business and I won’t deny or confirm any rumours flying around the country.”

Yesterday, the UNC’s Devant Maharaj said he had spoken to the former FIFA vice president and Works and Transport minister last Sunday and Warner had told him he’d taken a COVID test last week and was cleared, as was his wife, driver and others.

The first politician to contract the virus was former UNC MP Dr Tim Gopeesingh, who was also being treated for the virus recently and had told the T&T Guardian last week that he was on the mend.

The country recorded a 28th COVID death yesterday and now has 1,201 active cases.

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Re: Jack Warner General Section Thread.
« Reply #1331 on: September 04, 2020, 03:09:38 AM »
Sporting fraternity: Jack's a fighter.
By Bobie-Lee Dixon (Guardian).


Several hours after news broke on Wednesday evening that former FIFA Vice-President Jack Warner had tested positive for COVID-19 and was hospitalised, a post to his official Facebook page yesterday morning sought to confirm the reports, adding Warner was in good spirits.

“Pleasant morning all, the reports are true. Mr Warner has tested positive for Covid-19 and is, in fact, being treated. He wishes to advise all, that he is alive and in good spirits, as always,” the post read.

Responding to Warner’s diagnosis members of the sporting fraternity were now wishing the former CONCACAF president a speedy recovery.

Labelling Warner a ‘fighter’, they predicted he would fight and overcome this hurdle too.

Former Trinidad and Tobago Football Association (TTFA) president, William Wallace, said in a telephone interview the news of Warner’s positive COVID-19 diagnosis was a bit surprising but he added that it was clear no one was exempt from the virus.

“I wish Mr Warner a speedy recovery. I know he is a fighter and we are looking forward to him getting over this,” said Wallace.

Get-well wishes also came from President of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC), Brian Lewis who described Warner as a man of resilience and courage.

“It is not something anyone would want for themselves. One can only wish him the best in overcoming this,” he said.

Long-time friend and former Guardian Media Sports Editor Valentino Singh boasted, “If it is one man I know, will not lie down and die because of COVID-19, it’s Austin Jack Warner.”

Singh, who authored two biographies on Warner—Upwards Through the Night and From Zero to Hero, said Warner had surmounted and passed so many different obstacles in his life over the years from his childhood to now, and it was not like him to allow anything to defeat him whether it was a virus or fighting his legal battles.

“He is going to fight his way out of it, I am sure. He has done so much good for so many people despite what a lot of people think about him. And I am sure the weight of all the prayers by so many people will weigh in his favour. Like so many Trinidadians and people across the world, whose lives have been touched by Jack Warner, I too, wish him a speedy recovery.”

Morvant Caledonia United head coach, Jamaal Shabazz called Warner a ‘warrior’ who always maintained that disposition. He believes Warner was in God’s hands and proposed.

“Now is a time of serious uncertainty and it is important for us to turn to our Lord and draw inspiration for all aspects of our lives."

On Wednesday efforts to get updated information on the former politician’s condition proved a challenge as family and executive members of the Warner-formed Independent Labour Party (ILP) refused to divulge further details, saying Warner was a private citizen and the state of his health was a private matter.

Warner 77, unsuccessfully contested the Lopinot/Bon Air West constituency in last month’s August 10 general election, after which, he announced via his Facebook page he was exiting politics.

In the August 20 post, Warner, a former minister of national security, wrote, “I have chosen to exit from electoral as well as all other kinds of politics and for once, hopefully unperturbed, enjoy the evening of my life with my family and close friends. My political journey was rough but I enjoyed every moment of it. I may not live long enough to witness any transformation in my constituency, but never forget that I tried and that I love the constituents of Lopinot/Bon Air West for whom I would have given my all.”

After the election, Warner, a diabetic, had been experiencing health problems and was privately tested near two weeks ago for COVID-19 with an initial negative diagnosis, but subsequently retook the test on Tuesday after remaining unwell. The latter presented a positive conclusion.


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