Today, the Congress of the People (COP) will debate a motion brought by the party's vice-chairman, Vernon de Lima, calling for Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar to dismiss National Security Minister Jack Warner from her Cabinet.
The motion bears the ultimatum that the COP will cut ties with the coalition government. De Lima has put his party card on the line should the motion fail.
But in football and politics, Warner considers himself a survivor.
One week before he resigned from his high-profile vice-presidential post at Fifa, the world governing body for football, Warner sent a notice via e-mail informing contacts of a change in e-mail address, part of which bore "d survivor" and a domain different from the Fifa address which he'd used for over a decade.
The e-mail change might have appeared insignificant at the time.
But mere days later, on June 20, 2011, Fifa announced Warner's resignation and since he was no longer a part of the organisation, "all ethics committee procedures against him have been closed and the presumption of innocence is maintained".
Warner refused to speak about Fifa, promising a "tsunami" when he did.
That hasn't happened despite a ruling from the Court of Arbitration for Sport dismissing a lifetime ban against Mohamed Bin Hammam, the Quatari Fifa executive who was accused of bribery along with Warner on his failed Fifa presidential bid.
While his football career, which he was allowed to retain while being a Government minister, ended abruptly, Warner faced challenges in the party which he helped propel into power.
Persad-Bissessar's slap on the wrist was a halving of his portfolio to simply Works and Infrastructure Minister.
Shortly after, Transparency International stated that Warner's continued presence in Government was a factor in its downgrade of T&T on its Corruption Perception Index to an all-time low in 2011. T&T moved from 73 in the rankings in 2010 to 91 in 2011.
In March, Warner's successful bid to remain chairman of the United National Congress marked a turning point as a Government minister in the People's Partnership Government. He was invited to be part of the National Security Council and after the June Cabinet re-shuffle, was appointed as Minsiter of National Security.
In appointing him to the post, Persad-Bissessar described him as a "man of action", but he's faced criticism from several quarters—from his first action of overseeing the demolition of the Re-route Movement camp in Debe to his statements on crime, but especially in his acting capacity as T&T's Prime Minister.
Even as he remains the country's National Security Minister, there is an active police investigation with respect to alleged bribes paid to Caribbean Football Union delegates. The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service falls under Warner.