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the ex-sugar-factory compound, Brechin Castle, Couva; and to provide a status
update on the development of a Master Plan for this project. The project is aimed at
preserving and showcasing the history, heritage, culture and legacy of the sugar
Government of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
MINISTRY OF TOURISM
Levels 8&9, Tower C International Waterfront Centre,
#1A Wrightson Road Port of Spain
A Moder n Sports Club with
A Heritage Village
A Sugar Botanical Garden
Restaurants & Shops
Brechin Castle, Couva
Sugar Heritage Village
& Museum Project
VENUE: Couva Chamber of Commerce, Camden
DATE: Wednesday 11th June, 2014
TIME: 5.00pm. -- 8.00pm
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PARIS---The only declared candidate
for the Fifa presidency says he won t
step aside when Sepp Blatter
announces next month that he ll be
seeking a fifth term.
Former Fifa executive Jerome Cham-
pagne wouldn t accept that campaign-
ing to unseat Blatter, his former boss,
is a lost cause. Blatter is in his 39th
year at football s governing body, the
last 16 of them as president, and there
are no indications of widespread hunger
for change from Fifa s 209 member
federations who have benefited from
billions of World Cup dollars.
"An election is an election," said
Champagne, a French former diplomat
and now football consultant. "Don t
ask me to tell you now what will be
the end result. I leave that to the pundits
and I leave that to the journalists. But
it s not a problem. You know we have
seen a lot of underdogs and outsiders
also sometimes winning."
In 2011, Blatter was re-elected as the
only candidate for another four-year
term. Yesterday, Blatter confirmed that
he would tell Fifa s annual assembly in
Sao Paulo, Brazil, before the June 12
World Cup kick-off that he is ready to
stay on as president---despite pledging
previously in 2011 that he wouldn t.
"A mission is never finished. I m
available to go on with this mission,
and I will announce it to the Congress
that I m available," Blatter said.
Champagne, who spoke to the AP
before release of those comments, said
Blatter standing again won t cause him
to bow out of the May 2015 ballot.
Blatter will be aged 79; Champagne
will be 56.
"I will continue defending my ideas.
I m not stopping, because we need a
debate," Champagne said. "In a dem-
ocratic system we need more than one
candidate and I hope more than two
candidates, because we need different
points of views and we need two dif-
ferent options given to the voters."
UEFA president Michel Platini has
also long been talked about as another
potential challenger to Blatter. Platini
has said he will consult UEFA s 54
members later this year before
announcing his intentions. (AP)
LONDON---Arsene Wenger signed a new three-year
deal to manage Arsenal until 2017, renewing his
commitment to the club yesterday after ending a
nine-year trophy drought.
The new deal was announced by Arsenal to the
London Stock Exchange and will take Wenger into his
21st year at the club, where he has been in charge
"I want to stay and to continue to develop the team
and the club. We are entering a very exciting period,"
Wenger said on the Arsenal Web site. "We have a
strong squad, financial stability and huge support
around the world. We are all determined to bring more
success to this club."
The 64-year-old Frenchman won three Premier
League titles and four FA Cups in the first half of his
Arsenal tenure, but failed to capture a trophy since
2005 until winning this season s FA Cup.
Wenger has guided the London side into the Cham-
pions League for 17 consecutive seasons and is the
longest-serving manager in the Premier League fol-
lowing the retirement of Alex Ferguson at Manchester
United last year.
"The club has always shown faith in me and I m
very grateful for that," Wenger said. "We have gone
through fantastic periods and also periods where we
have had to stick together. Every time when that
togetherness was tested I got the right response. I
think I have shown some loyalty as well towards this
club and hopefully we can make some more history.
I am sure we can."
Wenger is Arsenal s most successful manager in its
history, helping change the face of English football by
bringing in new training methods and dietary plans
that were regarded as revolutionary in his first years
in the country after joining from Japanese club Grampus
Eight. Previously, he was at French side Monaco.
On the pitch, his Arsenal team broke United s stran-
glehold on the Premier League around the turn of the
century and then went through a season unbeaten in
the 2003-04 campaign, playing an eye-catching brand
of football with Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and
Patrick Vieira to the fore to the fore.
Fans patience has been tested in recent years during
the trophy drought, however, with dissenters frustrated
at Wenger s refusal to spend money on big-name
players and his unshakeable belief in squad members
who didn t appear to be at the required standard. Fur-
ther criticism was targeted at Wenger for selling star
players Cesc Fabregas, Robin van Persie and Samir
Nasri to rivals like Barcelona, United and Manchester
The club-record signing of Germany playmaker
Mesut Ozil for 50 million euros ($66 million) last sum-
mer suggested a change in stance in the transfer market
from Wenger. And winning the FA Cup could be the
catalyst for a new successful era under the Frenchman,
widely regarded as the Premier League s only unsackable
Would-be Fifa head won't bow out for Blatter
deal at Arsenal
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