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World cup : Promises and privileges for the Trinidadian Warriors

Posted on Tuesday 6 December 2005

By Exilus Deceyon
Tobago., 06 déc. 05 [AlterPresse] --- T&T’s Soca Warriors have been guaranteed a minimum of TT$28.4 million (US$4.5) to appear in the World Cup finals in Germany next year.
According to an AP report which followed yesterday’s announcement of the seeded teams for Friday’s draw, all teams will get at least 2 million Swiss francs (US$1.5 million) per group game, assuring a minimum of at least 6 million Swiss francs (US$4.5 million) for all 32 qualifiers.
If T&T moves into the second round, appearance will increase to 2.5 million Swiss francs per game.
Fifa will also (...)

Trinidad : TSTT under investigation

Posted on Tuesday 6 December 2005

By Exilus Deceyon
Tobago., 07 déc. 05 [AlterPresse] --- The telecommunications Authority (TATT) has begun a probe of TSTT’s two-year contracts in which customers can be penalized for terminating their mobile services with the monopoly provider.
The authority’s executive director Dr John Prince said yesterday that TSTT has taken advantage of mobile customers in the absence of competition by locking them into a two-year agreement.
He said the country did not have unfair competition legislation and TSTT was using this as leverage for its Christmas promotions to customers-a mobile package of (...)

Latortue calls on UNIDO to come and help Haiti

Posted on Monday 28 November 2005

By Charles Arthur
Vienna, 28 Nov. 05 [AlterPresse] --- Addressing the opening session of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Vienna, Austria, interim prime minister, Gérard Latortue, today said the UN agency should end its neglect of Haiti.
At a press conference the same day, Latortue told AlterPresse that he would be speaking to the current UNIDO director-general, Dr. Carlos Magariños, and his designated successor, Dr. Kandeh Yumkella, while in Vienna, and would ask the agency to assist in three particular areas. "UNIDO can help with investment, and (...)

Trinidad : Carib Brewery Gives $10.million to cosa Warriors

Posted on Saturday 19 November 2005

Andrew Sabga, chairman and CEO of Carib Brewery, right, signs the agreement, committing $10 million to preparing and promoting the T&T Soca Warriors in their journey to Germany for the FIFA World Cup 2006. Looking on is FIFA vice-president and Concacaf president Jack Warner, who said he ‘flipped’ when he heard the quantum of the sponsorship. This was at a press conference in the Mandela Hall at the Centre of Excellence in Macoya yesterday afternoon.
By Exilus Deceyon
For AlterPresse
Nov. 19, 05 --- Andrew Sabga, chief executive officer, Carib Brewery Limited, whose Carib Lager is the (...)

Trinidad : Soca stars to raise $ 1 m for warriors

Posted on Friday 18 November 2005

By Exilus Deceyon
For AlterPresse
The soca fraternity will come together next Saturday to raise $1 million for the Warriors. On Wednesday history was created as the T&T team qualified for the Fifa World Cup finals for the first time after a Dennis Lawrence header earned Leo Beenhakker’s men a famous 1-0 victory in Bahrain.
The show, which is being dubbed the biggest soca event ever, will be put on by Randy Glasgow Productions and Neil “Iwer” George.
“It’s a gift from the soca fraternity to all the players,” Glasgow said in an interview yesterday.
The promoter said the idea came to him (...)

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