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"They would try to bump him off."
Playing a card game in a parlour along
the Cacandee Main Road, Nanan said if
Warner had information on the UNC
this could bring the party to its knees
and hamper its chances at the polls.
"They should know who they playing
with because Jack was one of the most
powerful figures in global football. It can
hamper their chances at the polls. Like-
wise, if the UNC have secrets on Warner
they can also come forward and hang
his Jack. This can do more harm than
good," Nanan said.
Joining Nanan at the table was car-
penter Derrick Dyett of Jalim Street.
Dyett said while Warner had lost his
sting in Felicity, he was a legend in his
"We would never get a MP like Warner
again. The man has been an international
figure because of his association with
Fifa. He is also a humble man who never
discriminated anyone," Dyett said.
Dyett said Warner should hang up his
"This area is a UNC stronghold. I
don t see Jack winning here again."
At Lyle Lane, Felicity, Vikash Jaikaran
heaped praises on Warner for bringing
improvements to the community after
many years of neglect.
Jaikaran said Warner was often the
topic of conversation at the Felicity Recre-
ational Ground by political pundits in
"For months they have been saying
they don t want Warner back in Chagua-
nas West. Felicity and Cacandee gone
back UNC. Warner is out of the political
picture, as far as I see," Jaikaran said.
Pacheco Vincent, a maxi taxi driver
and friend of Jaikaran, said even though
Warner had been a good representative,
he believed he should ride out into the
"Jack political days are over," Vincent
said, while fishing in the compound of
the Lakhan Karriah Cremation Site.
Vincent said Warner had fallen from
"This is the reality of the situation."
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Chaguanas West constituents
are urging their MP Jack Warner
to hang up his political boots.
This comes as Warner faces cor-
ruption, racketeering and bribery
charges arising out of a US-led
investigation into Fifa. On May 27,
Warner appeared in court on a pro-
visional warrant for his arrest stem-
ming from extradition proceedings
initiated against him.
On Tuesday, the call came from
several constituents in Warner s
constituency, which he has repre-
sented for the past five years.
Constituents feel Warner, leader
of the Independent Liberal Party
(ILP), should not seek re-election
for two reasons---the charges that
he now faces and the dwindling
popularity of his party, which had
attracted widespread support in
2013, in the face of renewed support
for the United National Congress
They said the odds are now
stacked against Warner, who is out
on $2.5 million bail.
Though Warner has denied
wrongdoing, claiming the charges
are part of a US "witch-hunt"
meant to punish him for his support
of Qatar s 2022 World Cup, con-
stituents feel he should stay out of
politics. For years Chaguanas West
had been a UNC stronghold. How-
ever, in the 2013 by-election, con-
stituents switched allegiance and
threw their support behind Warner s
In Cacandee, a community that
worshipped the ground Warner
walked on, Radesh Mahabir said
the support Warner generated in
the last 60 months had fallen to an
all-time low, as he urged the former
Fifa vice president, who is now
wanted by Interpol, to call it a day.
In 2010, Mahabir said, Warner
received overwhelming support as
a member of the UNC.
After Warner parted ways with
the Government in 2013, Mahabir
said, and fought the seat on an ILP
ticket, he promised his constituents
day-care facilities and that doctors
would visit them in their homes
should they fall ill.
"None of this never materialised.
Plenty people became disappointed
and got turned off by Warner false
promises after 2013."
Mahabir said the UNCites who
backed the ILP decided to go back
to the home of the rising sun.
"Few people want to hear about
Warner in the back here. Should he
go up for Chaguanas West he go be
a one-man team...he go can t do
nothing for the people. The Gov-
ernment in power go stifle and fight
Warner and the people would be
the ones to suffer. I personally feel
he should step down from politics."
Mahabir said what also displeased
residents was Warner s lack of vis-
He said Warner went from being
one of the hardest working MPs to
non-existent in the last two years.
Fall from grace
Mahabir said while the majority
of residents were pleased with
Warner s performance, it was time
they got someone new to represent
"Besides, nobody would support
Warner now that he has those
charges hanging over his head. Vot-
ing for him would be taking a gam-
Mahabir said a man was innocent
until proven guilty, and he hoped
Warner was not carted off to prison
when the matter concluded in court.
Pensioner Babooram Nanan said
if Warner had files on the UNC he
Chaguanas West calls on MP to hang up
his boots as they return to UNC fold
Pacheco Vincent says Jack Warner has
fallen from grace. PHOTO: ABRAHAM DIAZ
Felicity resident Radesh Mahabir.
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