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« Reply #120 on: February 12, 2016, 12:17:19 PM »
Tim Kee: No parking at Nelson Mandela Park if it rains
Published on Jan 14, 2016, 8:46 pm AST
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TTFA PRESIDENT: Raymond Tim Kee


PORT of Spain Mayor Raymond Tim Kee said yesterday patrons attending St Mary's College all-inclusive, Fete With The Saints tomorrow, will only be allowed to park their vehicles in Nelson Mandela Park if it does not rain.

He said the fete's organisers will have to pay if there is any damage to the park. Permission will not be granted to other fete promoters.

St Clair residents have complained about the Port of Spain City Corporation's decision to allow patrons the use of the park.

Tim Kee was speaking with reporters after an award ceremony and live broadcast for calypso icon David Rudder at Power 102FM's studio in Port of Spain. (See Page 16)

Councillor Darryl Rajpaul, chairman of a committee which oversees the upkeep of Nelson Mandela Park said he was disappointed with the decision and did not know who granted the approval.

Asked about Mandela Park, Tim Kee said: “We made it absolutely clear they should not park there if it rains. If there is any damage to the park, they will have to pay for it. It's just for a few hours. We will not be letting other fete promoters park there.”

Asked about permission to use the park, Tim Kee maintained yesterday: “I was not in the country when the decision was taken.”

But deputy mayor Keron Valentine said on Wednesday that approval was granted by Tim Kee. Tim Kee added: “Mandela Park belongs to Trinidad and Tobago. We have a serious parking problem in Port of Spain. (The fete organisers) asked since last year. About 75 vehicles were wrecked in the vicinity of the park.”

 

Lee Sing: Let Saints patrons park at St Mary's

 

Former Port of Spain mayor Louis Lee Sing said yesterday that St Mary's College should make its grounds available to fete patrons.

He said: “People know they could not park there before. I told them they could not park (at Mandela Park). I have nothing against St Mary's College. But why can't they give their grounds for parking as Queen's Royal College does? St Mary's College's position is clear—you can't park on the field. This decision stinks to high heaven. While democracy is a strong thing, it is also a weak thing. You will have faulty decisions which result in people suffering. I hope Tim Kee would allow good sense to prevail and he would not proceed. Nelson Mandela Park is a recreational space. We have spent millions of dollars re-engineering Nelson Mandela Park. It is wrong. Do the right thing because it's the right thing to do.”

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20160114/news/tim-kee-no-parking-at-nelson-mandela-park-if-it-rains
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Re: Raymond Tim Kee Thread.
« Reply #121 on: February 13, 2016, 05:52:28 AM »
No love for Tim Kee at PoS march: Stop victim shaming
By Anna-Lisa Paul (Guardian).


Tensions ran high yesterday, as human rights activists and concerned citizens converged on Woodford Square, Port-of-Spain, to publicly demonstrate their support for the call to remove Port-of-Spain Mayor Raymond Tim Kee over his comment on the death of Japanese musician Asami Nagakiya.

However, they were forced to acknowledge the presence of activists Juliet Davies and Melba Boxill, who ensured their voices were also heard, as they accused the media of misrepresenting Tim Kee's comments.

The lunchtime protest, which was first announced via social media, attracted a wide range of people from across society, including former justice minister Christlyn Moore, national award recipient Du-Marouis Horsley, attorneys, business owners, civil servants, visiting Japanese media and representatives of other foreign news agencies.

Although women were urged to don their Carnival costumes and attend the peaceful protest, only a handful of them heeded this call from the group led by Angelique Nixon and Atilah Springer.

Observing a minute of silence prior to addressing the crowd gathered at the bandstand, a teary-eyed Springer stressed that the event had been organised on behalf of not just Nagakiya but all the victims who had lost their lives through an act of violence.

The call for Tim Kee’s removal followed a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, when he made statements alluding to the dress and conduct of women at Carnival time as he spoke about the death of Nagakiya, whose lifeless body was found clad in a costume and buried under some leaves under a tree at the Queen's Park Savannah on Wednesday morning.

Referring to Tim Kee’s comments as “victim shaming”, Springer said there was an immediate need for local and regional authorities to work together to erase the culture of insensitivity that continues to pervade all levels of society. She said the time had come for gender sensitivity training to be introduced into the education system, police and public service.

Springer said everyone, especially women, needed to learn “that licks is not acceptable.” She said this was a remnant left over from the days of slavery and indentureship, and it was time to ensure that men and boys were taught not to rape or abuse women. Similar sentiments were expressed by Angelique Nixon, who urged the Government to listen to the people and act on their request to remove Tim Kee from office.

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley weighed in on the matter on Thursday, when he announced that the mayor’s controversial comments did not warrant his dismissal.

But Nixon invited those present to “resist the way in which the mayor of Port-of-Spain has chosen to deal with this issue”.Minutes after a four-paragraph letter condemning the practice of victim shaming and demanding Tim Kee's removal was read out to the gathering, a handful of senior police officials escorted Springer, Nixon and several other people to the mayor’s City Hall office where it was handed over to the mayor’s secretary.

Under the watchful eyes of the dozens of police officers who were posted throughout the square and at the front of City Hall, the protesters were allowed to walk along the pavement whilst holding aloft the placards and signs conveying their disgust and dissatisfaction over Tim Kee's statements. Over in the United Kingdom, Trinidadian nationals held a similar protest outside the T&T High Commission in Britain.

They too delivered a letter in which they knocked Tim Kee over his statement and called for his removal. Also present yesterday in a figure-hugging white dress was former justice minister Christlyn Moore, who also condemned the mayor’s comments as she said, “It is not the job of any man and certainly not the mayor to police women's bodies. That is totally unacceptable.”

Saying that she had carefully selected her outfit so as to ensure it would not end with her being abused or raped, Moore described Tim Kee as a “frightening man.” She went further to say that it could be construed from his statements that alcohol and music were a dangerous mix for women only—and in that instance, he, being a public official elected to serve the people, had neglected to say how he would protect women from such risks.

Asked if she thought the reintroduction of a ministry of gender could assist in eradicating any such future incidents that drew the public's ire, Moore agreed it was a “fantastic idea.”

However, she added, “The entire Government needs a gender policy.” Several of the Japanese media present yesterday revealed that they had only arrived in the country on Thursday night, as they sought to piece together the last hours of Nagakiya’s life.

One cameraman said: “Her death has been a kind of a big impact because she loved here (Trinidad).” He explained that in her home town of Sapporo, which is on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, Nagakiya’s death was “a very sad thing.”

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Re: Raymond Tim Kee Thread.
« Reply #122 on: February 13, 2016, 08:12:53 AM »
Condolences to Asami's family, friends and her steelband buddies. At least RTK could have express condolences to her family. But I will wait before ah say anything further.

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« Reply #123 on: February 13, 2016, 03:22:50 PM »
He will resign today according to TV6 on twitter  :beermug:


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« Reply #124 on: February 13, 2016, 03:34:19 PM »

BREAKING: Port of Spain Mayor Raymond Tim Kee to resign at emergency meeting of Port of Spain City Council on Monday. Details to come...


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« Reply #125 on: February 13, 2016, 04:34:36 PM »
Not the best of months for RTK, but also a rather infrequent occurrence that an officeholder in Trinidad & Tobago demits office with the responsibility indicated in that media release. In that respect, kudos to RTK even if political pressure came to bear behind the scenes.

It seems that Dr. Rowley might have been better off without comment at that moment in time. Mr. PM, it is better to accumulate political capital rather than to squander it.
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Re: Raymond Tim Kee Thread.
« Reply #126 on: February 14, 2016, 08:44:51 AM »
Tim Kee to resign
Rhonda Krystal Rambally, Sascha Wilson & Shaliza Hassanali
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Port-of-Spain Mayor Raymond Tim Kee is expected to tender his resignation tomorrow.

His decision comes one day after scores of concerned citizens and human rights activists staged a protest at Woodford Square in Port-of-Spain, calling for him to resign over comments he made on the discovery of Japanese pannist Asami Nagakiya’s body at the Queen’s Park Savannah on Wednesday.

In a statement issued yesterday on the Port-of-Spain City Corporation letterhead, Tim Kee stated that he noted the continued outrage and hurt over statements attributed to him.

He said he deeply regretted the consequences of the statements and apologised unreservedly to those who had been affected.

On Wednesday during a news conference at City Hall, the mayor was questioned about the discovery of an unidentified female masquerader. Later that night she was identified by police as Nagakiya.

Tim Kee’s response to reporters at the news conference was that women did not need to behave in a vulgar and lewd manner to enjoy themselves during Carnival.

He said, “I spoke of some of the things that I see women do, assisted by men, of course, but the woman has the responsibility that they ensure that they are not abused. You can enjoy Carnival without going through that routine.”

Tim Kee added that women needed to maintain a level of dignity during Carnival festivities.

Following his statements which created outrage on social media and among different civil society groups, Tim Kee issued a statement on Thursday apologising, saying his statements were taken out of context.

But it’s not the first time the mayor has made such remarks about women’s behaviour during Carnival.

In 2014, speaking to reporters at the Downtown Carnival judging point in South Quay, the mayor said, “I see some women do some things with some men—nothing for the imagination, you can’t do that.”

He said he felt that some of the costumes he had seen then were “unacceptable—almost like a beach party on the street. I hate to say this, some women just don’t care.”

Calls on Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley for Tim Kee to resign fell on deaf ears as the PM said the controversial remarks did not warrant a dismissal.

Rowley said Tim Kee may have “misspoken” and his People’s National Movement Government (PNM) did not support victim blaming.

WomanTra TT started a petition on Wednesday calling for Tim Kee’s resignation and up to last night the petition had reached over 10,000 signatures.

Tim Kee is also the treasurer of the PNM.

In November 2013 he was elected unopposed as mayor. He was also the president of the T&T Football Association, but was voted out last November.

When Sunday Guardian contacted Tim Kee yesterday he said his resignation statement had been issued to all media houses and that he would be engaged in a meeting that would last an hour.

He asked that the newspaper call him back but several calls thereafter went unanswered.

Tim Kee: I respect women

In the 12-line release, Tim Kee said, “I consider the reaction has been sufficient to cause damage to the Office of the Mayor of Port of Spain, which any holder of this office should be concerned to protect at all costs. It is in these circumstances, why I intend to call an emergency meeting of Council, and tender my resignation as Mayor, and as an Alderman.”

He added that it was important for him to point out as a citizen of T&T, a man and a father, he reiterated his unreserved respect for women, and in fact for all people, regardless of their race, gender or religion.

“It is hoped that with this decision, the Office of the Mayor is now protected, my unreserved apology accepted by my fellow citizens, and that the focus can now be placed fully on solving the murder of a visitor to our shores,” Tim Kee wrote.

It does not rise to the level of resignation—Cuffie

Communications Minister Maxie Cuffie, when contacted last night, referred all questions to Rural Development and Local Government Minister Franklin Khan, who is also chairman of the PNM.

However, calls to Khan’s cellphone went unanswered.

Earlier in the day, Cuffie told reporters during a walkabout in La Horquetta that Government had no intention of removing Tim Kee from office. Cuffie referred to Rowley’s earlier comments on the issue, saying that while Tim Kee’s statements were unfortunate, they did not warrant his removal from office.

“It (Tim Kee’s comments) does not rise to the level of resignation and I wouldn’t want to go further than that,” Cuffie said of the government’s position.

Rowley did not respond to a message sent by the Sunday Guardian last night.

AG: Tim Kee is a compassionate man

Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi publicly commended Tim Kee for acting as quickly as he did in offering his resignation.

Asked by reporters at the scene of a business fire at High Street, San Fernando, last night to comment on the situation, Al-Rawi said, “I think that Mayor Tim Kee is a man who knows very well what public sentiment looks like. It is a very unfortunate incident. I mean the death of the Japanese national...a woman who loved T&T is certainly a great tragedy for this nation.”

Al-Rawi said he knew Tim Kee personally and that he was a very compassionate man.

“There is no excuse or holding water in your mouth in relation to the statements that were put in the media.

“I am not saying what he ought to do or ought not to do, but what I can tell you is that public sentiment is real and I give Mayor Tim Kee a serious public commendation for acting as quickly as he had in this manner.”

Persad-Bissessar: Victory of the people

In response to Tim Kee’s intention to resign, Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar yesterday hailed civil society groups and associated individuals who, after days of activism, compelled the mayor to offer, albeit belatedly, an unequivocal apology for his reckless and offensive comments.

“This is a true victory of the people and I heartily commend the principled men and women who took up this struggle and spoke out against Mr Tim Kee’s vile sentiments, for their courage, perseverance and commitment,” Persad-Bissessar said.

She added that it served as a lesson to Rowley and his Government that they cannot callously dismiss the voice of the people, “since true power lies in the collective will of the citizens of this great nation.”

Lee Sing: PNM placing burden of responsibility on PoS council

In a Facebook post at 6.27 pm, former mayor Louis Lee Sing said, “The Mayor’s resignation letter I have read closely and on the surface I hold the view the PNM is once again placing its ‘burden of responsibility,’ on the laps of its Port-of-Spain Council.

“Let's think this out!

“The Mayor convenes his meeting and members (all PNM) are given the offer of resignation, but prior to the meeting Council Members are instructed NOT to accept the resignation. The Mayor stays and the responsibility for the mayor remaining in office becomes the hot potato of members of Council!

“In such a scenario the PM and Mayor are relieved of their burden of responsibility and Democracy suffers a mighty blow!

“I am hopeful on this occasion the PNM will remember the importance of the will of the people!”

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Re: Raymond Tim Kee Thread.
« Reply #127 on: February 14, 2016, 12:04:35 PM »
This is interesting read.

Women’s groups misguided in call to fire mayor

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20160213/letters/women8217s-groups-misguided-in-call-to-fire-mayor


Here is the Point Fortin Mayor take..

http://www.cnc3.co.tt/news/point-fortin-mayor-they-are-hypocrites
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« Reply #128 on: February 16, 2016, 08:55:19 AM »

 From the movie Comancheros:  "Transgress, and you die."

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« Reply #129 on: February 17, 2016, 03:29:34 PM »

TIM KEE GONE*
...POS Mayor resigns one week after 'vulgar women' statement


http://www.trinidadexpress.com/20160216/news/tim-kee-gone

JUST call him “Ray” from now on.

This was the request, according to one local government councillor, made of the staff and officials of the Port of Spain City Corporation after Port of Spain Mayor Raymond Tim Kee tendered his resignation to the chief executive officer of the corporation yesterday.
In accordance with the Municipal Corporations Act, Deputy Mayor Keron Valentine is now set to accept the mayoral chain today, to become custodian of the capital city at age 31.

Valentine, in an interview with the media outside City Hall yesterday evening, said Tim Kee tendered his resignation around 3 p.m. yesterday, following which he held court with his former officers to exchange pleasantries and discuss the future of some of the development projects started under him (Tim Kee).

Valentine said the yesterday's convention was not to facilitate a position on the resignation from the council.
Asked the reasons offered by Tim Kee for the resignation, Valentine said the former mayor “did not go into that”

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« Reply #130 on: February 18, 2016, 10:23:55 AM »
Unnecessary.  Whether we like him or not making that statement did not rise to a level of removal or resignation.

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« Reply #131 on: February 18, 2016, 10:48:46 AM »
Unnecessary.  Whether we like him or not making that statement did not rise to a level of removal or resignation.

 :beermug: but I remember Al Capone made jail for tax evasion.
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« Reply #132 on: February 18, 2016, 04:45:37 PM »
Unnecessary.  Whether we like him or not making that statement did not rise to a level of removal or resignation.

 :beermug: but I remember Al Capone made jail for tax evasion.

Al is not the only one to feel the wrath of the IRS for evading taxes.

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« Reply #133 on: February 21, 2016, 08:20:54 PM »
Unnecessary.  Whether we like him or not making that statement did not rise to a level of removal or resignation.
The majority has spoken and that speaks for something.


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« Reply #134 on: February 22, 2016, 04:39:52 AM »
Unnecessary.  Whether we like him or not making that statement did not rise to a level of removal or resignation.
The majority has spoken and that speaks for something.
not true mate. there was a bunch of manginas and some tank top wearing lesbos out there pounding the pavement and shouting. some majority.

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« Reply #135 on: February 22, 2016, 09:27:33 AM »
Unnecessary.  Whether we like him or not making that statement did not rise to a level of removal or resignation.
The majority has spoken and that speaks for something.



Yuh mad ah wha?!!!  What Majority would that be?  Was there 900, 000+ people calling for his dismissal?  How many came out to protest? 

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« Reply #136 on: February 22, 2016, 05:56:11 PM »
Unnecessary.  Whether we like him or not making that statement did not rise to a level of removal or resignation.
The majority has spoken and that speaks for something.



Yuh mad ah wha?!!!  What Majority would that be?  Was there 900, 000+ people calling for his dismissal?  How many came out to protest? 

This Mayor position is an appointed one unlike other countries where mayors are elected. The power of the purse is marginal, depending on which party in power. He can't tax the residence of POS in order to raise money. So he has no real power.   Whether lesbos, etc were protesting is beside the point. He got blind sided for being frank with his opinion. I think much more people agree with him than the protesters. But they feel it is a waste of time trying counter-protest. There are more pressing issues to fight over, other than a man appointed to a ceremonial position.

Again, it is sad that this young woman lost her life at Carnival. We don't know how. Everybody just speculating. It is equaling sad that the mayor did not, in the beginning of his speech,  pay condolences to Akami and her family. That was the least he could have done. Should he resign or be fired. In my opinion. No!. But the PNM felt this situation would damage their standings, so they took the precaution to remove RTK from the position before the situation get outa hand.

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« Reply #137 on: February 23, 2016, 08:28:03 AM »
Unnecessary.  Whether we like him or not making that statement did not rise to a level of removal or resignation.
The majority has spoken and that speaks for something.



Yuh mad ah wha?!!!  What Majority would that be?  Was there 900, 000+ people calling for his dismissal?  How many came out to protest? 

This Mayor position is an appointed one unlike other countries where mayors are elected. The power of the purse is marginal, depending on which party in power. He can't tax the residence of POS in order to raise money. So he has no real power.   Whether lesbos, etc were protesting is beside the point. He got blind sided for being frank with his opinion. I think much more people agree with him than the protesters. But they feel it is a waste of time trying counter-protest. There are more pressing issues to fight over, other than a man appointed to a ceremonial position.

Again, it is sad that this young woman lost her life at Carnival. We don't know how. Everybody just speculating. It is equaling sad that the mayor did not, in the beginning of his speech,  pay condolences to Akami and her family. That was the least he could have done. Should he resign or be fired. In my opinion. No!. But the PNM felt this situation would damage their standings, so they took the precaution to remove RTK from the position before the situation get outa hand.

I know is by appointment and what many don't realize is that the PM cannot even unilaterally remove him.  I agree that he mishandled the situation in what he chose to say and the apparent lack of sensitivity.  However I will continue to maintain that what he said hardly rose to a level that required dismissal/ removal/ resignation.  It's amazing how our people are able to pick and choose battles so arbitrarily and conveniently turn a blind eye or are passive in the face of such unfettered corruption as we saw in the last administration.

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« Reply #138 on: February 23, 2016, 03:40:16 PM »
 what he said hardly rose to a level that required dismissal/ removal/ resignation.  It's amazing how our people are able to pick and choose battles so arbitrarily and conveniently turn a blind eye or are passive in the face of such unfettered corruption as we saw in the last

I too agree, that what he said did not warrant termination. But it was insensitive.

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« Reply #139 on: February 23, 2016, 05:25:20 PM »
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« Reply #140 on: February 09, 2017, 09:11:50 AM »
Interview with Tim-Kee about his motivations, thinking and strategy behind his Presidency as well as thoughts about the current state of the game. Good stuff about how he found Stephen Hart.

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« Reply #141 on: February 09, 2017, 10:57:42 AM »
Interview with Tim-Kee about his motivations, thinking and strategy behind his Presidency as well as thoughts about the current state of the game. Good stuff about how he found Stephen Hart.

<a href="https://youtube.com/v/agLVPI_yjsE" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://youtube.com/v/agLVPI_yjsE</a>
the interview was ok yet very insightful but nothing we didn't know about or at least speculated about here on the forum. the interviewers seem to be more inquisitive about DJW bad moves than more of the pressing issues that face football particularly the development programs that was sidelined, i was hoping to hear more questions asked regarding that area rather than those that were asked.

one of the main questions i would have liked to have been asked was if mr timkee had any intentions of returning to football or was planning on making a come back as president in the next elections, but of course the DJW fiasco was more of a juicy bone to be had. typical journalist response no doubt with the juicy nasty gossip which makes for better viewing.

on another note, what a class act mr timkee is. it was real saddening to see him go.
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« Reply #142 on: February 09, 2017, 03:38:13 PM »
Interview with Tim-Kee about his motivations, thinking and strategy behind his Presidency as well as thoughts about the current state of the game. Good stuff about how he found Stephen Hart.

<a href="https://youtube.com/v/agLVPI_yjsE" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://youtube.com/v/agLVPI_yjsE</a>
the interview was ok yet very insightful but nothing we didn't know about or at least speculated about here on the forum. the interviewers seem to be more inquisitive about DJW bad moves than more of the pressing issues that face football particularly the development programs that was sidelined, i was hoping to hear more questions asked regarding that area rather than those that were asked.

one of the main questions i would have liked to have been asked was if mr timkee had any intentions of returning to football or was planning on making a come back as president in the next elections, but of course the DJW fiasco was more of a juicy bone to be had. typical journalist response no doubt with the juicy nasty gossip which makes for better viewing.

on another note, what a class act mr timkee is. it was real saddening to see him go.
Don't be too hard on Steve he's just getting going and also very angry at DJW and just wants to rip him lol .
As for Raymond I still can believe ppl wanted him gone ,but now that he is ,for him to come back would mean to start over and rebuild all over again .Who ever voted him out have too live with their choice now .

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« Reply #143 on: February 09, 2017, 08:25:31 PM »
Interview with Tim-Kee about his motivations, thinking and strategy behind his Presidency as well as thoughts about the current state of the game. Good stuff about how he found Stephen Hart.

<a href="https://youtube.com/v/agLVPI_yjsE" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://youtube.com/v/agLVPI_yjsE</a>
the interview was ok yet very insightful but nothing we didn't know about or at least speculated about here on the forum. the interviewers seem to be more inquisitive about DJW bad moves than more of the pressing issues that face football particularly the development programs that was sidelined, i was hoping to hear more questions asked regarding that area rather than those that were asked.

one of the main questions i would have liked to have been asked was if mr timkee had any intentions of returning to football or was planning on making a come back as president in the next elections, but of course the DJW fiasco was more of a juicy bone to be had. typical journalist response no doubt with the juicy nasty gossip which makes for better viewing.

on another note, what a class act mr timkee is. it was real saddening to see him go.
Don't be too hard on Steve he's just getting going and also very angry at DJW and just wants to rip him lol .
As for Raymond I still can believe ppl wanted him gone ,but now that he is ,for him to come back would mean to start over and rebuild all over again .Who ever voted him out have too live with their choice now .

Raymond did a decent job but his partisan politics killed it, unc was playing the ass but pnm is also playing de ass and he did the same to Sancho when he was there..

Leo made the recommendation and it was a good one..

The question now remains can Tallest do as well or better than hart ...

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Former TTFA president Raymond Tim Kee dies
« Reply #144 on: December 08, 2019, 09:20:12 AM »
Former TTFA president Raymond Tim Kee dies
By Joel Bailey (T&T Newsday)


FOR THE second time this year, the local football community and T&T Football Association (TTFA) lost a former president as Raymond Tim Kee died on Saturday night.

On January 1 (New Year’s Day), Oliver Camps, under whom Tim Kee served as a vice-president, died at the St Clair Medical Centre.Tim Kee, who was TTFA president from November 2012 to November 2015, kept a low profile after he was replaced by David John-Williams as head of the local governing body.

In July, Tim Kee expressed his intention to run for president at the November 24 TTFA elections but, due to health reasons, he threw his support behind the United TTFA slate, led by William Wallace (who defeated John-Williams by 26 votes to 20). Offering condolences to Tim Kee’s family were the T&T Super League and the Futsal Association of T&T.
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« Reply #145 on: December 08, 2019, 09:27:13 AM »
Just got that msg and came on here to confirm. RIP Tim Kee, thank you for your contributions to the sport and in society.

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« Reply #146 on: December 08, 2019, 09:42:04 AM »
Just got that msg and came on here to confirm. RIP Tim Kee, thank you for your contributions to the sport and in society.
+1 even with the gaffes and missteps he oversaw one of the most productive periods in trini football on the field
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« Reply #147 on: December 08, 2019, 10:00:52 AM »
Former TTFA President Raymond Tim Kee has died
TTFA Media


The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association extends deepest condolences and sympathy to the family of our former President Raymond Tim Kee following his passing at age 71 early on the morning of Sunday December 8th, 2019 at his home in Port of Spain.

Raymond was kindhearted, devoted and committed to serving his country the best way he could. His commitment, intellect, sense of humor but above all the simple and straightforward manner of relating to all of us will be a lesson always on modesty and humility.

In all situations—whether on the public stage or away from the cameras—Raymond’s passion for life and sport, moreso football and his deep desire for a better world shone through. Raymond was known throughout local arenas not just for his inspirational eloquence but for his human warmth, who showed the skills of leadership and great determination.

His charisma was remarkable and there is no doubt but he was a formative influence on those around him. He always identified with those who were less fortunate, or those experiencing hardship, no matter where they came from—and he translated this into a forceful articulation of the need for those with power to do more. He was an efficient and competent corporate man. He was a true Warrior.

Despite their grief and pain, we hope that Raymond’s family and friends can see that his work has not ended with his passing—but that instead, that his spirit will live on in the daily acts of those whose lives he touched.

TTFA President William Wallace saluted the former President, saying “It is with great emotion and deep sadness that I learnt about his death early this morning. I salute the memory of an exceptional man who I knew as a voice of reason. Raymond was an excellent entrepreneur, friend and family man. His passing leaves a big void in our hearts. My heartfelt sympathy condolences to his entire family.”

Mr Tim Kee was elected President of the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association in November, 2012 and served until November, 2015. Under his reign, the T&T Men’s Senior Team qualified for two CONCACAF Gold Cup quarter finals in 2013 and 2015 and finished second in two Caribbean Cup Finals, also advancing to the Hexagonal Final Round of 2018 World Cup qualifying  The Senior Women’s Team also advanced to within one point of 2015 World Cup qualification, becoming champions of the Caribbean in 2014. Mr Tim Kee served on the FIFA Futsal committee during his tenure as President of the TTFA.

In August, 2015, Tim Kee stated, “Enlisting support for our national footballers is how I will be focusing my time, energy, and efforts, especially as we enter our Road To Russia Campaign. Now is the time to show our footballers and coaches the same level of commitment and teamwork they recently displayed on the field at the Gold Cup. Now is the time we must give our undivided and unequivocal support. Our footballers have earned that respect.”

Raymond Tim Kee
July 19th,1948-December 8th, 2019


In an immediate reaction to the news, former Trinidad and Tobago English Premiership goalkeeper Shaka Hislop stated, “I got to know Raymond Tim Kee during his time as the TTFA president. Though our paths were linked given his earlier time in football administration it was during his time as the TTFA president that I came to know the administrator, the man. Inheriting a thankless task he set about restoring dignity to the position. I found Tim Kee to be honest, forthright and honorable in every way, in each of our interactions.It is with a heavy heart I write this. I will always hold Raymond up as an example, remembering him as the person he proved he was to me.”
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« Reply #148 on: December 08, 2019, 11:01:23 AM »
"I have come to this Presidency with no grandiose perception of who I am and what I can do except to confess that my goal is to leave local football a little better than I have found it." --- Raymond Tim Kee

RIP.
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« Reply #149 on: December 08, 2019, 11:08:13 AM »
Wow this is an absolute shocker ....... To all who knew him personally foremost his family I extend deepest sympathy , may the almighty give you ( the timkee family ) strength and comfort . God bless to the timkee family !