Tag Archives: Jack Warner

Jack Warner Arrested

Jack Warner will be recorded as one of the most enigmatic politicians of our time. His popularity as a politician in Trinidad belies the underhand dealings he has been associated with through the years in his capacity as Vice President of FIFA and Czar of the football operations in Trinidad. The David Simmons report logged on BU blog World Cup

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World Cup 2014: Mohamed Bin Hammam, Jack Warner and Corruption @FIFA

There is the saying if you lie down with dogs, you get up with fleas. Mohamed Bin Hammam, the former FIFA Vice President is back in the news. Unlike Caribbean media international journalists take the business of investigative reporting seriously. The Sunday Times has gone public with a report Hammam  used slush funds to make dozens of payments to senior

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Taking Trinidad’s Political Temperature

Submitted by Mark T Jones – London-based writer and commentator on International Affairs Those who routinely dismiss politics as boring have evidently never experienced elections in Trinidad & Tobago. With a key bi-election on 4th November 2013 things look certain to become hot, hot, hot. St Joseph takes considerable pride in the fact that as San José de Oruña from

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The Jack Warner Revolution

Submitted by Mark T Jones (London-based writer and commentator on International Affairs) For those prepared to look as well as see, Trinidad & Tobago is a fascinating country. One steeped in history, rich in cultural variety; a land of contrasts that deserves far greater attention than it receives. For a nation with a stable economy, rich in oil and gas,

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Jack Warner Hits the Road BUT What About Lisle Austin?

The unthinkable occurred yesterday, Jack Warner resigned as minister in the Trinidad and Tobago government and as Chairman of the COP. In unravelled very quickly after the Integrity Committee appointed by CONCACAF and headed by former Chief Justice of Barbados Sir David Simmons to investigate “several allegations in relation to specific issues”.  See related BU blog CONCACAF’s Integrity Committee Finds

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CONCACAF’s Integrity Committee Finds Jack Warner and Chuck Blazer Guilty – David Estwick Take Note re:Barbados Water Authority

The Nation and Advocate both carried almost identical articles about The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football’s (CONCACAF’s) investigation into allegations about Jack Warner and Chuck Blazer. While the article covered the main allegations and findings it is only when you read the full report of CONCACAF’s Integrity Committee, that you appreciate the exploitation carried out by

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Jack Warner Embroiled In FIFA Bribe Scandal Over England's 2018 World Cup Bid

The allegation by English officials that four FIFA members acted inappropriately is beginning to gain some traction in the United Kingdom. A Lord no less has been leading the charge. To be fair to Jack Warner and the other three, Lord Triesman has issued his claim using the cloak of parliamentary privilege. “The Football Association has commissioned an independent review

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Crooks, Tax Dodgers & Scurrilous Sporting Soccer Officials: How Are FIFA Executives Able To Get Away With Highway Robbery While Petty Criminals Do Hard Time?

Submitted by Terence Blackett   On the eve of Britain’s FIFA World Cup Bid 2018 in Zurich, a Panorama documentary again highlights and exposes the sheer cesspit of corruption endemic within this monolithic, monopolistic organization controlled by Sepp Blater (who for all intents and purposes is the proverbial “fox” guarding a multibillion dollar hen house). The three FIFA bosses in

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