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Young Warriors’ families left behind.
« on: August 16, 2007, 11:29:32 PM »
Young Warriors’ families left behind.
By: Joan Rampersad (Newsday).


Family members of Trinidad and Tobago’s Under-17 team which is already stationed in South Korea for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup Korea 2007 Championships were up to yesterday still in Trinidad although they were expected to join their youngsters by today.
When contacted yesterday, TTFF (Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation) president Oliver Camps stated outright that the Federation had absolutely nothing to do with the situation.
One of the stranded parents said that a parent of each of the 21 players was sponsored to make the trip courtesy the Government.
Newsday understands that a Chartered Primaris flight, an airline of Constellation Travel Service Limited, was organised by the Ministry of Sports to take the 21 parents and any other family member who chose to pay their way, to South Korea to support the Young Warriors.
That flight was first scheduled to leave on Tuesday but never did with the organisers blaming the runway shutdown at Piarco International Airport on Monday.
One parent who paid $12,408 for the trip said yesterday, “We were told because of the confusion the day before, Primaris never got to Trinidad for the turn-around flight so we couldn’t go on Tuesday and we had a connecting flight on Korean Air from NY last night. Now today, our charter flight leaves at 4.10 pm to NY and we are hoping and praying to catch Korean Air while on standby because all fights are booked.”
As a result of the heavily booked flights to South Korea, the parent said the organisers eventually informed them that they got confirmation from Korean Air but that the group had to split in two and fly over two days.
That meant this particular parent having to overnight in New York before he could get on the 13- hour flight from New York to South Korea, and with the latter 13 hours ahead of TT time, it is hardly likely that he will be there in time for the opening ceremony.
The Championship kicks off on Saturday with TT’s first game against Ghana two days later on August 20, at 8 pm (Korea time) in Cheonan, South Korea.
Just before boarding the flight yesterday the parent was asked what was the situation to which he replied, “It seems to be in order but only when I get on the plane to Korea then I will know for sure that everything is in order.”
Efforts by Newsday to get a comment from officials at the Ministry of Sports and the Sports Company proved futile yesterday.
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Re: Young Warriors’ families left behind.
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2007, 10:04:04 AM »
Minister of promises at it again. Mr Roger Boynes.
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Re: Young Warriors’ families left behind.
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2007, 12:33:45 PM »
Young Warriors’ families left behind.
By: Joan Rampersad (Newsday).


Family members of Trinidad and Tobago’s Under-17 team which is already stationed in South Korea for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup Korea 2007 Championships were up to yesterday still in Trinidad although they were expected to join their youngsters by today.
When contacted yesterday, TTFF (Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation) president Oliver Camps stated outright that the Federation had absolutely nothing to do with the situation.
One of the stranded parents said that a parent of each of the 21 players was sponsored to make the trip courtesy the Government.
Newsday understands that a Chartered Primaris flight, an airline of Constellation Travel Service Limited, was organised by the Ministry of Sports to take the 21 parents and any other family member who chose to pay their way, to South Korea to support the Young Warriors.
That flight was first scheduled to leave on Tuesday but never did with the organisers blaming the runway shutdown at Piarco International Airport on Monday.
One parent who paid $12,408 for the trip said yesterday, “We were told because of the confusion the day before, Primaris never got to Trinidad for the turn-around flight so we couldn’t go on Tuesday and we had a connecting flight on Korean Air from NY last night. Now today, our charter flight leaves at 4.10 pm to NY and we are hoping and praying to catch Korean Air while on standby because all fights are booked.”
As a result of the heavily booked flights to South Korea, the parent said the organisers eventually informed them that they got confirmation from Korean Air but that the group had to split in two and fly over two days.
That meant this particular parent having to overnight in New York before he could get on the 13- hour flight from New York to South Korea, and with the latter 13 hours ahead of TT time, it is hardly likely that he will be there in time for the opening ceremony.
The Championship kicks off on Saturday with TT’s first game against Ghana two days later on August 20, at 8 pm (Korea time) in Cheonan, South Korea.
Just before boarding the flight yesterday the parent was asked what was the situation to which he replied, “It seems to be in order but only when I get on the plane to Korea then I will know for sure that everything is in order.”
Efforts by Newsday to get a comment from officials at the Ministry of Sports and the Sports Company proved futile yesterday.

The 36 million Manning pay for that big ass waste of a house could a fly all ah dem and back

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Re: Young Warriors’ families left behind.
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2007, 02:25:49 PM »
I guess that is PNM fault!!!

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Re: Young Warriors’ families left behind.
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2007, 04:18:38 PM »
I was thinking Jack's fault  ;D

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Re: Young Warriors’ families left behind.
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2007, 05:18:40 PM »
Well i say they stil here. Loud steups anything to sell papers
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