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102 CWT 02 copy Your Panorama Champions are All Stars

1st – Massy Trinidad All Stars – 286
2nd – Desperados – 283
3rd – BPTT Renegades – 280
4th – Caribbean Airlines Invaders & Republic Bank Exodus – 277
6th – PCS Nitrogen Silverstars- 276
7th – Skiffle – 274
8th – MHTL Starlift & Phase II Pan Groove –  272
10th –  FCB Super Novas – 271
11th –  TTEC Tropical Angel Harps – 270.5

 

 

 

 

 
St Vincent born calypsonian Lornette “Fya Empress”

St Vincent born calypsonian Lornette “Fya Empress” Nedd-Reid

St Vincent born calypsonian Lornette “Fya Empress” Nedd-Reid is today taking action against the Trinbago Unified Calypsonians Organisation (TUCO).

She has presented the Organization with her own threat of legal action after she was disqualified on Tuesday from participating in Sunday’s Calypso Monarch competition due to her nationality.

Nedd-Reid’s lawyer Keith Scotland yesterday issued a pre-action protocol letter to TUCO.

In his letter to TUCO, Scotland stated that Nedd-Reid was a citizen of St Vincent and has resided in TT for over 15 years.

His later also stated that his client has been married to a TT national since 2002 and has applied for Permanent Residency since in or around 2004.

He also said that Nedd-Reid has been registered with TUCO since 2007, and participated and won several titles in this country and also participated in numerous competitions by the Organization.

TUCOHe said Nedd-Reid was never advised of a requirement that she must be a national to belong or participate in TUCO’s competitions.

He demanded that Nedd-Reid be reinstated in the finals by midday today.

Failure to do so would result in his client approaching the High Court for an injunction forcing the organization to reinstate her.

 
Calypso Rose

Calypso Rose

Despite her long and illustrious career Linda McArtha  better known as Calypso Rose has no plans at this time to bow out of the musical arena.

She made the comment while speaking on the Facing the Issues Programme hosted by Tony Fraser on Power 102.1fm this afternoon.

Dubbed the Calypso Queen of the World, Calypso Rose thanked all those who have supported her over the years adding that she still has a passion for doing what she loves to do.

MACHEL MONTANOCalypso Rose also provided details on how the collaboration with Machel Montano for the song “Leave Me Alone” came about.

She added that the aim is to get plenty of rest and relaxation so that she can give her best at her upcoming engagements.

Linda McArtha better known as Calypso Rose

 

CONCACAF ChampionshipContinuing high interest in two Trinidad and Tobago Football teams – both in respective second-game action tonight.

After Sunday’s opening 1-1 draw with Bermuda, the TT Under20 men football team play wounded hosts Costa Rica this evening before taking on El Salvador at the weekend in the 12-nation CONCACAF Championship that qualifies four for their Age Group FIFA World Cup finals set for South Korea in May.

It was a brighter Monday night for another TT Football team – the men’s Beach Footballers as they rolled over Antigua-Barbuda 8 goals to one in the CONCACAF 16-nation championship taking place in Nassau, Bahamas.

Tonight TT  face the U S Virgin Islands who themselves were beaten 8-1 Monday by the USA.

TT have the USA on the cards this weekend to complete their Group C campaign in a tournament that earns the top two qualification for FIFA’S Beach Football World Cup finals carded for April also in the Bahamas.

Actively at home, it’s another day training for the select squad of 27 local footballers with new national coach Denis Lawrence in charge and preparing for a friendly international with Suriname on the way to the CONCACAF World Cup 2018 qualifiers at home versus Panama and Mexico.

 

horse racingMore home sporting news, horse racing is having its tilt in the current roll of Carnival festivities as the Arima Race Club stages a nine-race crad from 12.30 pm at Santa Rosa Park Arima.

 

It’s a mid-week racing first in the history of the equine sport with its Santa Rosa centralised facility.

And just for Manchester football fans, Manchester City claimed a remarkable 5-3 victory over Monaco in an all-time Champions League classic at the Etihad Stadium in England yesterday.

The first competitive meeting between the two sides will live long in the memory after goals inside the final 13 minutes from John Stones – atoning for an earlier error – and Leroy Sane put City in command of the last-16 tie.

Sergio Aguero and Radamel Falcao had scored two apiece – the latter also missing a penalty – while Raheem Sterling and Kylian Mbappe also got in on the act

 

 

West Indies Cricket Board president, Dave CameronWest Indies Cricket Board president, Dave Cameron, has remained vague on the future of embattled left-hander Darren Bravo.

With the career of the Trinidadian up in the air following his sending home ahead of the Tri-Nations Series in Zimbabwe last November, Cameron refused to be drawn definitively on the player’s future, saying only “the ball is in his court”.

“My understanding is that Mr Bravo has met with the executive of the WICB and the ball is in his court, as to whenever he is willing to come back and play cricket,” Cameron said at a recent WICB town hall meeting in Central Trinidad.

Clearly incensed by Cameron’s criticism of his “declining” form and “poor performances”, Bravo slammed the Jamaican administrator in a Twitter outburst, labeling him a “big idiot”.

The WICB promptly cancelled Bravo’s match/tour contract and sent him home from the tour but also gave him until 4 p.m. of November 11, to remove the offending tweet and issue an apology for his actions.

dwayne bravo newFailure to do so, the WICB said, would result “in further disciplinary action, including referral to the WICB disciplinary committee”.

Asked at the town hall meeting if he had received an apology from Bravo, Cameron again repeated, “The ball is in his court.”

Bravo did not play in the WICB’s Regional Super50 for his native Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, and with no clear information emerging from the regional governing body on the matter, it remained uncertain when the impasse with the player was likely to end.

Kolkata Knight RidersOn Monday, Bravo was picked up by Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League auction, but will need a No Objective Certificate from the WICB in order to participate.

Bravo is West Indies’ leading Test batsman with 3400 runs from 49 Tests and at average of 40.

Only last October, he stroked a superb century in the day/night first Tests against Pakistan in Dubai.