Dwight Yorke denies deal with chutney singer

Dwight Yorke

(Trinidad Guardian) Former T&T and Manchester United footballer Dwight Yorke yesterday denied he entered into any contract with Chutney Monarch Neval Chatelal to loan him money to pay off a debt following his Island Vibe fete last year. In fact, Yorke dismissed the story, adding he is also not broke.

“As far as I’m concerned that matter is closed, so there’s no issue on what was reported in the media… There is no fact to it, there’s no contractual agreement that’s for sure. I have never signed a form or paper or anything,” Yorke said during a tour of the Dwight Yorke Stadium in Bacolet.

Yorke was asked about reports which allege he is being sued by Chatelal for the recovery of $250,000, which the latter claimed he loaned Yorke to help the ex-football star pay off debts following his fete last year. Yorke reportedly agreed to repay Chatelal the $250,000 plus $50,000 in interest after two months.

Dwight Yorke

Describing the terms of the alleged agreement, Yorke said the agreement was made with a third party, but the details of creditor was unknown to him. Yorke said he has never met Chatelal, never asked him for any cash directly and believes the entire situation was unfortunate.

“In terms of meeting the individual, in terms borrowing the money from the individual, I have never done that. I talked to someone, like you and I and that’s between you and I and whatever happened, happened afterwards, so that’s what people don’t know. Whatever that person went and do and I got involved in it, so me and you talk and have an agreement, whatever that person went and did, I didn’t know that was happening there,” he said.

“I know what I dealt with, if I had signed a contract, going ahead and borrowing money, I didn’t go to him and asked him for money directly, I talked to my friend, me and he are not friends, I am grateful for the terms he agreed to, but he didn’t agree to it with me.”

Yorke admitted he has never turned a profit from his annual post-Carnival event, but said continues to do it for the love of Tobago and to showcase the island. He also denied vendors for the event remains unpaid.

When asked about his financial situation, Yorke said everything was well with him

“What would possess people to think that I spent all my money? What proof have they got that I spent all my money, people talk but what’s the proof, because you read something in a newspaper…let them continue thinking that, they might just leave me alone then,” Yorke said.

Attempts to reach Chatelal for comment yesterday were unsuccessful.


Battered with brick: Mayaro mom was 8-months pregnant

(Trinidad Express) The woman beaten to death with a brick in Mayaro on Monday night was eight months pregnant.

Maduro challenger promises U.S. dollar giveaway for Venezuelans

CARACAS, (Reuters) – Opposition presidential candidate Henri Falcon’s campaign vowed yesterday to implement a $25 monthly giveaway to Venezuelans, as part of plans to dollarize the crisis-hit economy and alleviate suffering should he win the May 20 vote.

U.S. gives $2.5 mln emergency aid for Venezuelans fleeing to Colombia

WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – The United States will provide $2.5 million in food and medical aid to Venezuelans fleeing their economically-crippled country to neighboring Colombia and is poised to help other countries if the situation worsens, U.S.

T&T swears in sixth President

Trinidad’s sixth President Paula-Mae Weekes was inaugurated yesterday at a ceremony at the Queens Park Savannah, Port of Spain.

U.S. Treasury places four Venezuelans on U.S. sanctions list

BUENOS AIRES,  (Reuters) – Colombia proposed yetserday that the International Monetary Fund provide assistance to help several hundred thousand Venezuelan refugees who have fled an economic and political crisis to neighboring countries, officials at the G20 summit said.


Not Ready to Subscribe ?

You can still join over other 15,000 subscribers and receive FREE breaking news alerts as they happen and the morning brief featuring top stories of the day. 

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.

We built stabroeknews.com using new technology. This makes our website faster, more feature rich and easier to use for 95% of our readers.
Unfortunately, your browser does not support some of these technologies. Click the button below and choose a modern browser to receive our intended user experience.

Update my browser now