(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
on 23 April
Port of Spain, Trinidad: Prime Minister Patrick Manning has threatened to approach the South African government to put its case for an official visit for Nelson Mandela, as the war of words continues with the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean football Association (Concacaf) over the proposed visit of the internationally acclaimed statesman on 30 April.
"That is precisely what we plan to do," Manning told a news conference on Thursday [22 April], as his government and Concacaf officials continued their tug of war over who should be handling protocol duties for Mandela's visit. …