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Re: Manny Ramjohn Stadium
« Reply #30 on: August 01, 2013, 06:45:54 AM »
How recent are those pics?
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Re: Manny Ramjohn Stadium
« Reply #31 on: August 01, 2013, 07:27:52 AM »
I've some trouble understanding the stadium pics on this thread.  The grass on the near side of the pics look pretty short, neat, and at least minimally maintained; but the grass on the far side of the pics looks quite overgrown.  The thing is, the angle of the pics don't really show the condition of the actual field, but only one particular side of the field.  If a photo of the field was taken from the upper stands and from behind the goal-posts, then we might get a better idea of the field condition. 

Other than that, though the stadium & field might really be in extreme disrepair from neglect, there isn't really much to go on from those pics.
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Re: Manny Ramjohn Stadium
« Reply #32 on: August 01, 2013, 09:51:59 AM »
Who is responsible for maintaining the stadia back home:  SportTT?

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Re: Manny Ramjohn Stadium
« Reply #33 on: August 01, 2013, 11:21:55 AM »
CNC3/Roger Sant had this story on their newcast last evening. The pictures shown here were also shown.

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Re: Manny Ramjohn Stadium
« Reply #34 on: August 01, 2013, 11:55:13 AM »
From SPORTT website Friday, March 08, 2013


Works are being conducted simultaneously at the Larry Gomes and Mannie Ramjohn Stadiums and involve complete renewals of the playing surfaces. Contractor for the field surfaces Pooran and Amzad Ogeer Maintenance has completely replaced the old field, filling with a coarse sand imported from Guyana which is expected to allow for better filtration and reduce surface run-off. Additionally, the grass to be used is Celebration Bermuda grade which is more resistant to local weather conditions and other environmental factors that cause deterioration such as mole crickets and weeds.

According to Anthony Blake, Facilities Manager at SPORTT, 80 percent of the works to the field at Larry Gomes and Mannie Ramjohn are complete and should be ready for us in approximately eight weeks. Blake also revealed that the track upgrades at both facilities, as well as the Dwight Yorke Stadium are also within schedule. The Arima and Marabella stadiums will be furnished with IAAF certified surfaces which can be used primarily for training purposes while the Ato Boldon and Dwight Yorke tracks will be IAAF Class 2 certified and therefore suitable for elite international events. The contractor providing services on the tracks is Advance Performance Technologies, who are expected to deliver the finished product at all the facilities in approximately ten weeks. Blake explained that works to the track are in the first phase with the old track being removed and the surface being prepared to receive the synthetic layer. Drainage works to the perimeter of the field, where it meets the track, are also being conducted to minimise overflow and prevent water from collecting in these areas.

The Sports Company of Trinidad and Tobago as the implementation arm of the Ministry of Sport is tasked to deliver major construction projects for the sport industry and has been competently fulfilling its mandate. SPORTT recently got the Hasely Crawford Stadium ready for athletic events a mere two weeks after a hectic Carnival season. The first event at the venue, the Carifta Trials, went smoothly with no delays as a result of inadequate facilities.

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Re: Manny Ramjohn Stadium
« Reply #35 on: August 01, 2013, 12:06:18 PM »
I should think after this last report taken from Sportt website our concerns and questions were answered,i would think someone like FS would check these sites and give us some updates,i don't things are as bad as they seen after reading that report from Sportt.

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« Reply #36 on: August 01, 2013, 12:32:16 PM »
I should think after this last report taken from Sportt website our concerns and questions were answered,i would think someone like FS would check these sites and give us some updates,i don't things are as bad as they seen after reading that report from Sportt.

Coops....you mean the websites or the stadiums?  Considering SPORTT said that back in March, 80% of work on the field is complete and should be ready in 8 weeks (lets be generous and say end of May) I think it is cause for huge concern! Clearly, any work that has been carried out on that field has been wasted. At a minimum, the surface will need to be, cleared, treated by weed killer and then re sown.

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Re: Manny Ramjohn Stadium
« Reply #37 on: August 01, 2013, 02:45:03 PM »
I should think after this last report taken from Sportt website our concerns and questions were answered,i would think someone like FS would check these sites and give us some updates,i don't things are as bad as they seen after reading that report from Sportt.

Coops....you mean the websites or the stadiums?  Considering SPORTT said that back in March, 80% of work on the field is complete and should be ready in 8 weeks (lets be generous and say end of May) I think it is cause for huge concern! Clearly, any work that has been carried out on that field has been wasted. At a minimum, the surface will need to be, cleared, treated by weed killer and then re sown.
     I mean the stadiums.
I just want to share this with you all,i guess most of u is famillier with Las Quevas,u may have noticed there is a small community ground by the road opposite the fishing village,if any of u go there right now u will see the kind of work being done on that ground,the ground can't even hold a full size Football field but they grade it,put top soil,put concrete drain around the edges,plant seed grass,run pvc pipe all over the field to constantly wet when necessary,well i pass there this week and they started cutting,i don't know how long it will last but somebody is working,work is going on but we are not awear,a Pavillion is being built in my community as we speak.

    Sometimes if we can find out who are the ppl responsible for these project and i'm not talking about the minister,i'm talking about those guys who actually does the work,i think we will get a better picture off what's going on,all these projects are handled by contractors,

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Re: Manny Ramjohn Stadium
« Reply #38 on: August 01, 2013, 05:38:13 PM »
went today and tried to get to see the field. The security bar is at the car park gate so couldnt drive in and wen i attempted to walk in the security caught me right before I made it the "marathon entrance" so didn't get to see the field..Nothing looked different from the outside in terms of the stadium itself
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Re: Manny Ramjohn Stadium
« Reply #39 on: August 01, 2013, 06:22:45 PM »
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Re: Manny Ramjohn Stadium
« Reply #40 on: August 02, 2013, 09:28:38 AM »
For the life of me, I just couldn't get "A Few Good Men" out of my head.
This is an excerpt taken from Colonel Jessep's lines in the movie. Reedited to fit this thread of course.

Col. Jessep: Son, we live in a world that has small minded people, and those people have a job to do. They have a greater responsibility than they could possibly fathom. We are disgusted by people like them,  and we curse them. We have that luxury. We have the luxury of seeing their ineptitude. That incompetence, while tragic, hurts a nation. And their existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to us, destroys lives. They don't want the truth because deep down in places they don't talk about at parties, we don't want them on that job, we don't need them on that job. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. They use them as a punchline. We have neither the time nor the inclination to explain ourselves to inept individuals like Roberts, Creed, Blake,  SPORTT, and the entire ministry of sport, who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that we provide, and then insults us. I would rather they just said thank you, and went on their way, Otherwise, I suggest they pick up a shovel,  and get to work. Either way, I don't give a damn what they think they are entitled to.

Somebody send these pictures to Rowley. Should be nice bacchanal.
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Re: Manny Ramjohn Stadium
« Reply #41 on: August 02, 2013, 10:48:54 AM »
For the life of me, I just couldn't get "A Few Good Men" out of my head.
This is an excerpt taken from Colonel Jessep's lines in the movie. Reedited to fit this thread of course.

Col. Jessep: Son, we live in a world that has small minded people, and those people have a job to do. They have a greater responsibility than they could possibly fathom. We are disgusted by people like them,  and we curse them. We have that luxury. We have the luxury of seeing their ineptitude. That incompetence, while tragic, hurts a nation. And their existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to us, destroys lives. They don't want the truth because deep down in places they don't talk about at parties, we don't want them on that job, we don't need them on that job. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. They use them as a punchline. We have neither the time nor the inclination to explain ourselves to inept individuals like Roberts, Creed, Blake,  SPORTT, and the entire ministry of sport, who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that we provide, and then insults us. I would rather they just said thank you, and went on their way, Otherwise, I suggest they pick up a shovel,  and get to work. Either way, I don't give a damn what they think they are entitled to.

Somebody send these pictures to Rowley. Should be nice bacchanal.


Love that film. Love that speech! When then 06 court case was going on, we used to talk about getting Jack on the stand, just like Jessop. "You want the truth? You can't handle the truth. Yes, I ordered the code red"

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Re: Re: Manny Ramjohn Stadium
« Reply #42 on: August 02, 2013, 01:07:09 PM »
went today and tried to get to see the field. The security bar is at the car park gate so couldnt drive in and wen i attempted to walk in the security caught me right before I made it the "marathon entrance" so didn't get to see the field..Nothing looked different from the outside in terms of the stadium itself

So if security there how did the feild end up like that?
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Re: Manny Ramjohn Stadium
« Reply #43 on: August 02, 2013, 01:53:12 PM »
For the life of me, I just couldn't get "A Few Good Men" out of my head.
This is an excerpt taken from Colonel Jessep's lines in the movie. Reedited to fit this thread of course.

Col. Jessep: Son, we live in a world that has small minded people, and those people have a job to do. They have a greater responsibility than they could possibly fathom. We are disgusted by people like them,  and we curse them. We have that luxury. We have the luxury of seeing their ineptitude. That incompetence, while tragic, hurts a nation. And their existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to us, destroys lives. They don't want the truth because deep down in places they don't talk about at parties, we don't want them on that job, we don't need them on that job. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. They use them as a punchline. We have neither the time nor the inclination to explain ourselves to inept individuals like Roberts, Creed, Blake,  SPORTT, and the entire ministry of sport, who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom that we provide, and then insults us. I would rather they just said thank you, and went on their way, Otherwise, I suggest they pick up a shovel,  and get to work. Either way, I don't give a damn what they think they are entitled to.

Somebody send these pictures to Rowley. Should be nice bacchanal.


Love that film. Love that speech! When then 06 court case was going on, we used to talk about getting Jack on the stand, just like Jessop. "You want the truth? You can't handle the truth. Yes, I ordered the code red"

If the story in those pictures are true then I can't handle that truth. I am in the wrong line of business. Millions spent for a job that was never done. $9.6m spent on  staff party. $10m to pull ah firetruck out of a ditch. One man spending millions on an election campaign. Millions of so called taxpayer monies missing and no one being held accountable? I am in the wrong business. Code shit.
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« Reply #44 on: August 02, 2013, 06:20:07 PM »
This is truly unbelievable and seriously thought it was a 'doctored' photo, how de hell has this been allowed to happen???
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« Reply #45 on: August 02, 2013, 08:39:49 PM »
This is truly unbelievable and seriously thought it was a 'doctored' photo, how de hell has this been allowed to happen???


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Re: Manny Ramjohn Stadium
« Reply #46 on: August 03, 2013, 05:41:01 AM »
There's money to be made if somebody set up a stall and start selling outside de Stadium,who knows it could be the start of something big.Imagine a whole stadium of melons with no travelling involved in getting them to the stall just outside Mannie Ramjon Std.
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Re: Manny Ramjohn Stadium
« Reply #47 on: October 25, 2022, 12:44:46 AM »
SporTT: Manny Ramjohn Stadium available once bookings made
T&T Newsday Reports.


THE Sport Company of TT (SporTT) has said that a number of sporting groups are allowed to use the Manny Ramjohn Stadium in Marabella, following a protest where people claimed there was no activity at the venue and athletes were forced to train at other venues.

On Saturday, a SporTT media release, said, “In the activity the two persons indicated that there is no activity at the venue and people are being forced to go as far as Port of Spain due to the perceived inconvenience. Currently, the Marabella Stadium hosts ten different track clubs, a national Under-17 boys team and even football fete matches. All of these groups have access by using our booking mechanism.”

SporTT has a policy when it comes to use of venues. “It has been reiterated many times in the past that people seeking to use any of our managed facilities can go to the bookings page at www.sportt-tt.com or email the bookings department at bookings@sportt-tt.com.”

SporTT said when bookings are made it enables a better control and flow of activities and prevents conflicting schedules while allowing the opportunity to provide cleaning services if needed before and after activities.

“While we may provide the occasional exemptions for fees affiliated to use, there is no exemption from the booking process,” SporTT said. “SporTT can reliably state that in the past, one of the two protesters has refused to comply with the above-mentioned protocols which are for everyone.”

Issues were also raised about the condition of the Manny Ramjohn Stadium.

“With regards to the protester’s comment on the state of the facility, both the Minister of Sport and Community Development Shamfa Cudjoe and the chairman of SporTT Douglas Camacho have stated on separate occasions that assessments of all facilities are currently being done to determine the refurbishment needs and develop the scope of works at the various facilities under SporTT’s remit.”

Cudjoe has also said that a full refurbishment is preferred, rather than the patching of bits and pieces of these legacy facilities. Refurbishment works at the Manny Ramjohn Stadium and Larry Gomes Stadium in Arima will be addressed in fiscal 2023. The Ato Boldon Stadium in Couva and Dwight Yorke Stadium in Bacolet are being given priority in order to facilitate the Commonwealth Youth Games being hosted in TT in August 2023.

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