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Tyrone Marcus (left) and Jason Haynes, after Tuesday's book launch at St Augustine.

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LAWYERS Jason Haynes of Barbados and TT’s Tyrone Marcus launched their new book, entitled Commonwealth Caribbean Sports Law, on Tuesday evening, at the University Inn and Conference Centre, University of the West Indies St Augustine campus.

“We had one overarching objective in mind, and that was to deliver to you, our Caribbean people, an easy to read, easily accessible and certainly Caribbean-centric text that would inform your analysis and your appreciation of the law,” said Haynes. “We hope that, in this publication, we have delivered in respect to this objective.”

Quoting from the 362-page publication, Haynes said, “This book represents our passion for sport and the law, and our pride in our unique West Indian identity. We hope that this book serves as a tremendously important resource for scholars, students and practitioners in this increasingly important issue of law.”

Marcus lauded the roles played by his family, friends and legal colleagues towards this project.

Marcus said, “Jason and I were working on the same book, with the same title, at the same time, unknown to one another. We both were doing research on the same book with the same title. I think it’s God that brought us together and I would not have wanted it any other way.”

Feature speaker at the event was ex-national football team goalkeeper Shaka Hislop, who talked about the guidance provided by parents towards their children, as the youngsters pursue their dreams.

“We have to do a better job of empowering our children when they dream big,” said the 49-year-old, who is currently a football analyst at cable network ESPN.

Hislop expressed his gratitude towards Haynes and Marcus for granting him the privilege to both speak at Tuesday’s event, as well as write the book’s foreword.

Also speaking at the launch was Justice Adrian Saunders, president of the Caribbean Court of Justice.


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Rheeza Grant Interview - August 2019 - 2019 Pan Am Games, Lima, Peru

Nicholas Paul of Trinidad and Tobago celebrates after winning men's sprint gold at the Pan American Games ©Getty Images

2019 Pan Amer­i­can Games

Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) President Brian Lewis has praised his nation's athletes after the country recorded their best medal performance at the Pan American Games in Lima.

Colin Murray |

2019 Pan Amer­i­can Games

A few fans stopped me to ask what I thought about the West In­dies' per­for­mance so far in the se­ries against In­dia in both the T20's and the ODIs.

DOUBLE GOLD MEDALLIST! Nicholas Paul of T&T celebrates beating compatriot Phillip Njisanel, also of T&T, to win the gold medal in the track cycling men's sprint final at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru on August 3. (AP)

2019 Pan Amer­i­can Games

The Pan Amer­i­can Games closed on Sun­day but T&T is still cel­e­brat­ing its his­toric per­for­mance, claim­ing 13 medals, the most ever.

I happen to be initially browsing but having caught my attention, I then perused thoroughly, the 2018 Oxford Business Group country report on Trinidad and Tobago.  There were a number of perespectives, snap shots and overviews written. If one wanted to get a well researched and documented overview of the economic and business landscape within the twin Island Republic.

31 July is CANOC day. A message was sent out. That it barely registered or caught the attention of sport stakeholders in the Caribbean is an opportunity not a slight. CANOC must embrace the opportunity to heighten awareness and engage in enhanced outreach to provide information about the organisation.

It is cold in Lima, Peru, host city of the 2019 Pan Am Games. In fact, it is winter here in the South American nation.

With the one-year countdown to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games officially underway, the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee, (TTOC) has announced that TTO athletes will benefit from a pre-games training camp at the Japan Athlete Training Center Osumi, in Osaki Town, Kagoshima Prefecture, as part of Japan’s Host Town Initiative.

Dylan Carter

Tokyo 2020

National swimmer Dylan Carter has qualified for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan after reaching the semi-final in the 100m freestyle at the 2019 FINA World Aquatics Championships in South Korea.

In this file photo, (from L) TT's Keston Bledman, Emmanuel Callender, Richard Thompson and Marc Burns celebrate after winning silver in the men's 4×100m relay final at the National Stadium during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on August 22, 2008.

Tokyo 2020

TEAM TTO has been assured of a gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Twelve years after their second place finish at the 2008 Beijing Games, sprinters Richard Thompson, Marc Burns, Emmanuel Callender and Keston Bledman will receive their 4x100m relay gold.


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