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April 30, 1989 | By Ewart Rouse, Inquirer Staff Writer
"Money," declared Prime Minister Eric Williams to a cheering audience, "is no problem" in Trinidad. The year was 1976. The Arab oil boycott had created worldwide shortages of petroleum, but Trinidad had oil to spare. The former British colony - a Caribbean island a tad smaller than Delaware and situated five miles off the coast of Venezuela - had rushed to capitalize on rising oil prices by stepping up production and refining. The tiny black nation of 1.2 million people had hit the big time, with windfall profits from the state-owned oil industry providing it with one of the world's highest standards of living.
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September 20, 1999 | by Bernard Fernandez, Daily News Sports Writer
As dubious decisions go, it wasn't the worst of the millennium, the year or even the week. James Gandolfini being denied an Emmy for his richly textured work in "The Sopranos" probably was a greater injustice. But Felix Trinidad's majority-decision victory over Oscar De La Hoya in their much-anticipated welterweight unification showdown Saturday night reminded at least one of the combatants of another big fight of 1999 that did not so much provide answers as raise questions. "Now I know how Lennox Lewis felt," De La Hoya (31-1, 25 KOs)
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September 4, 1989 | The Inquirer Staff
Kerry Jameson scored with two minutes left yesterday, leading Trinidad past Guatemala, 2-1, and into a four-point lead over the United States in World Cup soccer qualifying. The match was played in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Trinidad (3-1-3) has nine points in the double round-robin qualifying with one match left. The United States (2-1-1) plays at Trinidad on Nov. 19. The U.S. team plays El Salvador on Sept. 17, Guatemala on Oct. 8 and El Salvador on Nov. 5. Costa Rica (5-2-1)
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January 5, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Trinidadian boxing champion Jisselle Salandy, one of the sport's rising young stars, died yesterday from injuries sustained in a car crash on the outskirts of the Caribbean country's capital. She was 21. Salandy died at Port-of-Spain General Hospital shortly after the dawn crash, according to Information Minister Neil Parsanlal. He said Salandy's car ran off a highway and smashed into a concrete column after she had taken a friend to Piarco International Airport. Known for her quick feet and fast hands, Salandy had easily defended her WBC, WBA and WIBA belts against the Dominican Republic's Yahaira Hernandez on Dec. 26, which pushed Salandy's professional record to 17-0.
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January 16, 1996 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Trinidad and Tobago lost its soccer match with the United States at the Gold Cup in Anaheim, Calif., then the players lost their ride from the stadium and discovered they had been robbed. By departure time yesterday, they couldn't wait to lose their memories of Southern California. "It's been horrible," manager Richard Abraham said. The 25-member team was left waiting at Anaheim Stadium for a bus that never arrived after the 3-2 loss to the host team Saturday. About 20 Trinidad and Tobago fans who waited outside to help said they were harassed by security guards and Anaheim police, who spotlighted them from a helicopter and arrived in squad cars.
NEWS
January 5, 1987 | By Howard Gensler, Special to The Inquirer
Lower Merion's junior center Nixon Dyall says he has to work on his defense. Coach Mike Manning also says Dyall has to work on his defense. A lean 6 feet, 6 inches with rocket boosters for legs, Dyall has played the American style of basketball for less than a year - he is a native of Trinidad who immigrated here less than a year ago - and remains somewhat unfamiliar with the game. But if defense is played by hustling and adjusting, Dyall is on his way to getting better.
SPORTS
November 6, 1989 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
All signs pointed toward Italy and the 1990 World Cup. With a victory over El Salvador yesterday, the United States soccer team would have needed only a tie against Trinidad and Tobago on Nov. 19 to qualify for Italia '90. But that was not to be. The scoreless tie between the U.S. team and El Salvador at the St. Louis Soccer Park yesterday means that the U.S. team must win in Port of Spain, Trinidad, in two weeks. If the U.S. team wins, it will qualify for the Cup for the first time since 1950.
NEWS
May 6, 1991 | by Nels Nelson, Daily News Theater Critic
The musical "Steel" takes its American Music Theater Festival subscription audience on a trip to Port of Spain, Trinidad, on a magic carpet of that island's indigenous steel drum music. It had been suggested the piece be named "A Calypso Opera," a title which would have imparted some idea of its form, but this was rejected by author Derek Walcott as inaccurate, since its songs - some three dozen of them - are neither improvised nor strictly satirical. Nonetheless, the lyrics contribute at least as much to its plot development as the dialogue.
SPORTS
May 14, 2005 | By Don Steinberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When Felix "Tito" Trinidad retired from boxing in 2002, he thought it was permanent. He was distraught after losing to middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins in 2001 - his only defeat after winning titles in three weight classes and beating three Olympic gold medalists. When it became clear he wasn't getting a quick rematch, Trinidad hung up the gloves. Now Trinidad (42-1, 35 KOs) has come back, hoping to be the last man to fight Hopkins, in a finale to Hopkins' career that would come, if all cards fall into place, around January.
NEWS
May 6, 1993 | By Gloria A. Hoffner, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Two weeks on a tropical island sounds like a dream vacation, but for the students of the Christian Academy, it's a job. Fourteen students in ninth through 12th grades, along with three alumni and two adults, plan to travel to Tacariqua, Trinidad, as part of STEM, Short Term Evangelical Ministry. From June 12 through the 26, the students will help to build housing while learning about a new culture, said social studies teacher Dick Houser. "The purpose of the trip is for the students to experience a Third World culture, to share the Gospel and to help in whatever building project is necessary," Houser said.
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June 23, 2013 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Staff Writer
When reporters got to Paul Caligiuri and his teammates in the cramped American lockerroom after he scored a looping 35-yarder that had fooled Trinidad's goalkeeper on Nov. 19, 1989, and put the U.S. into the World Cup for the first time in 40 years, most of the players were doing a most American thing, drinking Budweisers. "I was, because there was no water," Caligiuri said, in a phone interview last week. "We had just played in 90-degree heat. You took a few gulps, every muscle cramped within seconds.
TRAVEL
December 9, 2012 | By Lystra Lashley, Washington Post
I'll never forget sailing on a glass-bottom boat from Store Bay in Tobago to Buccoo Reef, one of the most spectacular treasures of the Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago. At the Coral Gardens, the boat stopped to allow those who wanted to swim, snorkel, or scuba dive to get off, while the rest of us stayed on to survey the fantastic coral formations and watch the varied marine life swimming in the turquoise water beneath the boat. At the Nylon Pool, a naturally formed pool within the reef itself, I got out of the boat with the other passengers and jumped into the warm water.
SPORTS
September 10, 2011 | BY KERITH GABRIEL, gabrielk@phillynews.com
WHILE SPECIFICS were cloudy, a team source confirmed that Union midfielder Keon Daniel will miss tonight's match against Portland at PPL Park (7:30, The Comcast Network). Earlier in the day, another source revealed that Daniel - who missed Wednesday's 4-4 tie with New England because of international responsibilities for Trinidad and Tobago - is dealing with immigration issues. The matter was said to be centered on Daniel's work permits and visa. While team officials would not confirm nor deny the claim, a representative texted that Daniel will "not be available for tomorrow's match.
SPORTS
May 20, 2011
Daily News boxing writer Bernard Fernandez counts down what he considers to be the top five performances by 46-year-old Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins, who bids to become the oldest fighter to win a widely recognized world championhip when he challenges WBC light-heavyweight titlist Jean Pascal tomorrow night in Montreal. Here is his account of No. 1, Hopkins' 12th-round stoppage of Felix Trinidad in their Sept. 29, 2001, middleweight unification bout in Madison Square Garden: Take 19,075 spectators, a bout to produce the first undisputed middleweight champion in 14 years, heated feelings all around and fighters with a combined record of 79-2-1, with 61 knockouts, and what do you get?
SPORTS
June 5, 2010 | By Kate Fagan, Inquirer Staff Writer
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Robbie Findley sounded quiet, slightly unsure, as he leaned into the microphone and answered only the questions directly asked of him, and nothing more. Findley's reserve was understandable. He was sitting next to World Cup veterans: goalkeeper Tim Howard and defender Steve Cherundolo. In such company, deference was easy. But given the possible shift in the U.S. team's attacking scheme - presumed starting forward Jozy Altidore sprained his right ankle during Thursday's training - Findley's speedy, attacking game could move him from the bench to the starting lineup.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 2010 | By Rick Nichols, Inquirer Columnist
You will hear, on occasion, expats from Trinidad pine for a lost land - for beaches that are gone, and trails paved over, for the slower boat to Tobago (now it's a two-hour trip, not an overnight), and island architecture washed away by a wave of Americanized design. Last week one of them named Clarence Drakes, an architect himself, happened by Calypso, the homey Trinidadian stand in the Chestnut Hill Farmers Market, and he soon fell into a deep, misty-eyed reverie. Ah, but the food, reminded his friend Ayanna Osbourne, who has family ties on the island, that's another matter: No one has torn that page from Trinidad's story.
SPORTS
September 10, 2009 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Ricardo Clark scored in the 62d minute, and the United States edged Trinidad and Tobago, 1-0, last night in Port-of-Spain to move into first place in its World Cup qualifying group. The Americans went ahead when Clint Dempsey played the ball wide to Landon Donovan, who cut the ball back to Clark. Clark took a touch and let loose a bending 26-yard shot that swerved past goalkeeper Clayton Ince. The United States (5-2-1) leads the final round of North and Central American and Caribbean qualifying with 16 points, two ahead of Honduras (4-2-1)
SPORTS
January 5, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Trinidadian boxing champion Jisselle Salandy, one of the sport's rising young stars, died yesterday from injuries sustained in a car crash on the outskirts of the Caribbean country's capital. She was 21. Salandy died at Port-of-Spain General Hospital shortly after the dawn crash, according to Information Minister Neil Parsanlal. He said Salandy's car ran off a highway and smashed into a concrete column after she had taken a friend to Piarco International Airport. Known for her quick feet and fast hands, Salandy had easily defended her WBC, WBA and WIBA belts against the Dominican Republic's Yahaira Hernandez on Dec. 26, which pushed Salandy's professional record to 17-0.
SPORTS
July 19, 2007 | By BERNARD FERNANDEZ, fernanb@phillynews.com
LAS VEGAS - More than almost anyone else, Jermain Taylor and Felix Trinidad bring unique perspectives to Saturday night's matchup of Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins and Winky Wright, who vie in a 170-pound catchweight bout at the Mandalay Bay. Both Taylor, the WBC/WBO middleweight champion, and Trinidad, the former welterweight, junior middleweight and middleweight titlist, have swapped punches with both of the main-eventers. Taylor won a pair of close but disputed decisions against Hopkins, the first of which, on July 16, 2005, snapped B-Hop's division-record of 20 successful middleweight title defenses.
SPORTS
July 3, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
A former Olympic sprinter from the Caribbean confessed that he raped four women and a teenage girl during a 4-year period after stalking them in New York City's parks, authorities said yesterday. Alvin Henry, a member of the 400-meter relay team for Trinidad and Tobago at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, was arrested Sunday near Prospect Park in Brooklyn by police who matched him to a composite sketch of the rape suspect. The 30-year-old runner was arrested on charges of rape, sexual misconduct and sexual abuse, police said.
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