18 Degrees North recently aired Jamaica’s own Panama Papers, on Prime Minister Andrew Holness

The Caribbean television show, 18 Degrees North, recently aired Jamaica's own Panama Papers; featuring Prime Minister Andrew Holness. This created quite a buzz on social media and on various mass media portals, even trending on Twitter. They investigated his link to various properties in Jamaica, outstanding taxes and of course, his mansion in Beverly Hills. Take … Continue reading 18 Degrees North recently aired Jamaica’s own Panama Papers, on Prime Minister Andrew Holness

Lionel Messi caught in the Panama Papers Net

The exhaustive list of foreign leaders and famous people exposed in a massive leak of confidential documents held by a Panamanian law firm illuminates a sprawling network of offshore investment accounts often used to make secretive investments and pad luxury lifestyles. SOCCER PLAYER LIONEL MESSI The world-famous athlete and his father, Jorge Horacio, held an offshore company … Continue reading Lionel Messi caught in the Panama Papers Net

Panama Papers dragnets the World’s Celebrities, Football Stars and Politicians

The exhaustive list of foreign leaders and famous people exposed in a massive leak of confidential documents held by a Panamanian law firm illuminates a sprawling network of offshore investment accounts often used to make secretive investments and pad luxury lifestyles. Expensive yachts, luxury homes in London, ownership of a candy company, investments in construction companies are just … Continue reading Panama Papers dragnets the World’s Celebrities, Football Stars and Politicians

FIFA corruption scandal stinks up the Caribbean

Many of us avid football fans have had a low opinion of the FIFA family for a long time. Few would be surprised at the recent indictments by the US Justice Department that were disclosed by the impressive Attorney General Loretta Lynch and her team.

Yet the magnitude of these wire fraud, money laundering, bribing & racketeering allegations that went on in FIFA is just staggering. The FIFA regional bodies in the Caribbean (CONCACAF) and South America (CONMEBOL) have so damaged the game that both bodies should be abolished.

What really disappoints me as a fan of Jamaican football – part of CONCACAF – is that for all the brouhahaa by football officials in the Caribbean, Jamaica has never ever had one modern international class football pitch. Not one. Despite all the development promises – from CONCACAF Austin “Jack”Warner (ex President)  and Jeffrey Webb (current President) – it seems they and their cohorts have lined their pockets with millions whilst Caribbean professional players and fans were short changed for 20 years.

Warner had to be taken to court in 2010 for failing to pay Trinidadian players who performed so gallantly in 2006 world cup

The allegations presented by the US Justice Department are too numerous to cover but the paragraphs that stood out for me were c&p below.

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Many of us avid football fans  have had a low opinion of the FIFA family for a long time. Few would be  surprised at the recent indictments by the US Justice Department that were disclosed by the impressive Attorney General Loretta Lynch and her team.

Yet the magnitude of these wire fraud, money laundering, bribing & racketeering allegations that went on in FIFA is just staggering. The FIFA regional bodies in the Caribbean (CONCACAF) and South America (CONMEBOL) have so damaged the game that both bodies should be abolished.

What really disappoints me as a fan of Jamaican football – part of CONCACAF – is that for all the brouhahaa by football officials in the Caribbean, Jamaica has never ever had one modern international class football pitch. Not one. Despite all the development promises – from CONCACAF Austin “Jack”Warner (ex President)  and Jeffrey Webb (current President) – it seems they…

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2014 FIFA World Cup - GERMANY are the 2014 FIFA #WorldCup champions!

2014 FIFA World Cup: Germany wins 2014 FIFA World Cup!

2014 FIFA World Cup. Germany wins 2014 FIFA World Cup! A brilliant game against Argentina, winning by 1 goal to nil in extra time. Argentina employed great defending and held off Germany leading the game into extra time. However, Germany's fresh leg subs sinks a goal with 6 minutes to go in play. Argentina nor Lionel Messi could … Continue reading 2014 FIFA World Cup: Germany wins 2014 FIFA World Cup!