US Admiral concerned about ISIS radicalisation in T&T

The movement of people throughout the Caribbean region and the rest of the Western Hemisphere who have been radicalised into joining Isis is of great concern as it is easy for people to be radicalised.

This concern was raised by the head of the US Southern Command Admiral Kurt Tidd on Monday at The Pentagon in Washington. He was addressing reporters.

Seeking to correct a misquote of Tidd’s statement in a Stars and Stripes publication, the US Embassy in Port-of-Spain sent the video of Tidd’s remarks concerning T&T and Isis.

Russian spy ship in T&T waters

The Russian intelligence-gathering vessel Viktor Leonov returned to Trinidad for a second time this year and was docked near the Hyatt yesterday. The vessel is expected to depart today.

When the Sunday Guardian visited the dock before noon, about 15 of the ship's crew in brown uniforms were at the stern of the ship on their down time, smoking and using their cellphones. An officer in camouflaged fatigues was talking with one of the ship's officers while another interacted with the crew.

Vieira strikes hat-trick but stickmen beaten again

T&T’s hockey men suffered their second straight loss on Wednesday evening in Holland. Taking on Den Bosch in the second warm-up match of their Dutch camp, the local lads were edged out 7-6.

That’s a significant improvement from their 7-4 loss in the first game. Jordan Vieira led the way for the local boys with a hat-trick. Also among the goal scorers for T&T were Mickell Pierre, Kristien Emmanuel and Akim Toussaint.

New T&TEC substation to bring improved electricity supply to Diego Martin, Petit Valley

The Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T&TEC) says that about 14,000 residents of Diego Martin, Petit Valley and environs are expected to experience an improvement in the reliability of their electricity supply, with the completion of the T&TEC’s Diego Martin Substation.

The newly-constructed, two-storey Diego Martin 33kV Substation, built on the same site at St. Lucien Road after the old substation was demolished, was formally commissioned at a ceremony hosted by T&TEC on Tuesday (May 2).

Lawrence: Mexico the focus, not celebrations

Head coach Dennis Lawrence says T&T’s celebrations over the Panama victory will be short-lived, as the side must now focus all their attention on Tuesday’s massive clash against Mexico at the Hasely Crawford Stadium in Mucurapo.

The hosts revived their 2018 World Cup dream when they edged Panama 1-0 at the Hasely Crawford Stadium on Friday night, marking their first win of the campaign after losing their opening two games against Costa Rica and Honduras last November.

Panama names team to face T&T in next week's World Cup qualifier

Panama Head Coach Hernan Dario Gomez has selected his final squad to face Trinidad and Tobago in next Friday’s 2018 World Cup qualifier at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.

The last time Panama played in Port of Spain in a World Cup qualifier in Port of Spain, T&T came away 2-0 winners with Stern John opening the scoring in the first half and Dennis Lawrence netting the second item after the break.

T&T moves up in FIFA football rankings

Trinidad and Tobago men's football team has gained six points and moved up in the latest FIFA football ranking.

This country is now ranked 58th out of 205 countries.

Jamaica is the only other Caribbean country ahead of T&T, with a ranking of 55.

The latest ranking has seen some major shuffle in the table, as Wales gained 15 points to climb into the 11th spot, ahead of England at 13th.

France rose to 7th on the table, while Euro champs Portugal climbed to 6th.

Both Brazil and Spain dropped two points to finish 8th and 9th respectively.

New doping revelation could see T&T being awarded 2008 Olympic 4x100 gold medal

Trinidad and Tobago's 2008 Olympic 4x100 metre team could be awarded the gold medal for the event, after placing second at the Bird Nest Stadium in Beijing.

The Gleaner Newspaper in Jamaica is now reporting that Jamaican Nesta Carter, who was part of Jamaica's gold medal team, has been identified as one of 32 athletes who failed a retrospective drugs test.

That now puts Jamaica's gold medal in jeopardy.

The Gleaner said a retest of Carter`s `A` sample from the Beijing Games had found traces of the banned stimulant Methylexaneamine.