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Grab ‘em by the nanny! Live Wire takes aim at President Pussyfoot, Daniell and “hero cop”

Not for the first time, Trinidad and Tobago can only look on with mouth agape as an unrepentant nanny-loving political appointee with an insatiable fetish for groping taxpayers’ money stumbles into view—named and shamed by an unrelenting media.

But enough about Donald Trump. After all, the two-island republic has always punched above its weight where self-righteous, hypocritical, brazen, two-faced politicians are concerned.

Photo: Campaign slogan fail!
Photo: Campaign slogan fail!

If The Donald’s “grab ‘em by the pussy” motto looks set to go down as the most disastrous political catchphrase of the millennium—albeit one that undoubtedly seizes your attention. Then time will tell what luck “Lord Pussyfoot” has with: “taxpayers pay for my nanny”.

And, of course, we are referencing Trinidad Guardian reporter Kalifa Clyne’s exposé, which revealed that President Anthony Carmona spent TT$2 million of taxpayers’ money on vacation travel in three years—including $.4 million on a single trip to the Cayman Islands—plus TT$300,000 on allowances plus a TT$14,000 monthly salary for “domestic services” from Savitri Singh, who may or may not be his mother-in-law of the same name, and purchased jewellery from Anton’s Gold Rush and Zina’s as gifts along with TT$4,000 in gift cards from Wonderful World.

Mr Live Wire can only hope that he picks up something sexy for Rhoda Bharath before her next vlog.

However, like The Donald, Carmona has nothing to fear from the courts over his creative use of allowances meant for the effective running of the Office of the President.

According to the Trinidad and Tobago Constitution:

“Subject to section 36, the President shall not be answerable to any court for the performance of the functions of his office or for any act done by him in the performance of those functions.”

And if there are three things Pussyfoot holds dearly, they are: his wife, his nanny and his constitution.

Photo: Trinidad and Tobago President Anthony Carmona is snapped before a meeting with China President Xi Jingping in Port of Spain on 2 June 2013. (Copyright Frederic Dubray/AFP 2016/Wired868)
Photo: Nanny man! Trinidad and Tobago President Anthony Carmona is snapped before a meeting with China President Xi Jingping in Port of Spain on 2 June 2013.
(Copyright Frederic Dubray/AFP 2016/Wired868)

Section 36, incidentally, deals with the procedure for remove a sitting Trinidad and Tobago president, which would be unprecedented.

Grounds for Carmona’s removal include if: 35(b) he behaves in such a way as to bring his office into hatred, ridicule or contempt; or, 35(c), he behaves in a way that endangers the security of the State.

Section 35(b) now seems like a formality. And there would be a strong case for 35(c), once National Security Minister Edmund Dillon gets around to telling the Prime Minister that Carmona’s crime plan included Wonderful World lingerie for gang leaders.

Still, removing President Pussyfoot would be exhausting.

The motion would twice need support from two thirds of the Senate—which means either Opposition help or agreement from the Carmona-appointed “Independents”—as well as a report from Chief Justice Ivor Archie and four senior judges appointed by him.

To be fair, Carmona was not the only local public figure to take Trinidad and Tobago firmly by the nanny this week.

Adolphus Daniell, a former teacher and current smart man, spent close to three hours at a press conference in the Hyatt Regency—arguably the only place that houses more white collar criminals than Parliament—explaining why anyone who thought he should repay the TT$34 million he received in taxpayers’ money for not teaching maths at Life Sport should go f**k themselves. Wonderful World voucher not included.

Photo: From President Pussyfoot with Love.
Photo: From President Pussyfoot with Love.

“$34 million is a jingle in a piggy bank; that’s no money,” said Daniell.

With Trinidad and Tobago preparing for another lean Christmas, there was Daniell offering a not-so-heartwarming remake of a classic carroll. Although it wouldn’t be too difficult to imagine the likes of Ish Galbaransingh, Krishna Lalla, Lawrence Duprey, Anil Roberts and Jack Warner piping in with: Ho, ho, ho!

It was almost a gag a minute from good old Adolph, who might never reach the standard of ‘comedian’ but surely ticks the boxes for ‘joker’.

He told the press that: “The best chance of economic recovery is with me.” Which would be like asking The Donald to lead the feminist movement or asking Dwight Yorke to lecture on abstinence.

Adolph also gave a moving shout-out to former Life Sport co-ordinators, Rajaee Ali and Devon Cummings, who ensured he was untouchable and able to “walk in any community in Trinidad and Tobago”.

“I have tremendous respect for those fellas […] because they really wanted change,” said Daniell.

Ali and Cummings would surely have responded with a teary-eyed standing ovation, were they not in jail awaiting trial for the murder of prominent attorney Dana Seetahal SC.

Photo: Change you can believe in? Self-titled Muslim radical and Jamaat-al-Muslimeen member Rajaee Ali, a beneficiary of State funding under LifeSport, was held several times by the anti-gang legislation. He has since been charged for the murder of Dana Seetahal.
Photo: Change you can believe in?
Self-titled Muslim radical and Jamaat-al-Muslimeen member Rajaee Ali, a beneficiary of State funding under LifeSport, was held several times by the anti-gang legislation.
He has since been charged for the murder of Dana Seetahal.

It is indeed a confusing time for impressionable young minds seeking role models in this land of bacchanal and bobol.

On Friday, two bandits held up a barbershop in La Puerto, Diego Martin and were quietly relieving customers of their valuables when off-duty police officer Inspector Kenneth Morgan whipped out his firearm.

What followed was a bloodbath, which left all four customers shot—and one, Hassan Ali, fighting for his life after being shot in the head—and one alleged bandit, Shaquille John, dead. The other robber escaped, which left Morgan with a curious scorecard: 100 percent of patrons shot versus 50 percent of criminals.

That was a roaring success in Dillon’s book, who hailed Morgan’s “courageous” stand and labelled the trigger-happy lawman as a hero.

“Inspector Morgan literally put his life on the line to save not only his own life but others,” said the National Security Minister. “Fortunately for us and fortunately for those who were around in La Puerta at the barbershop that Inspect Morgan was there. And, notwithstanding the fact he was off-duty, he took the oath of the policeman and he came to the defence of those who were present…”

Where would barbershop patron Hassan Ali be without Morgan? Probably not in ICU, for starters.

Trinidad Express reporter Alexander Bruzual asked Dillon to respond to nitpicking members of the public, who pointed out that nobody was getting shot until Morgan started his Bruce Willis impersonation.

After all, even Denzel Washington’s character in The Equaliser didn’t endanger customers by engaging a bandit in the popular movie. And, spoiler alert, that gunman had fake bullets!

Photo: All I'm 99.9 percent sure that you only have blanks in that fake gun, I'm not stupid enough to engage you and risk the lives of everyone here... But then I never had TTPS training! (Copyright The Equalizer)
Photo: All I’m 99.9 percent sure that you only have blanks in that fake gun, I’m not stupid enough to engage you and risk the lives of everyone here…
But then I never had TTPS training!
(Copyright The Equalizer)

“That is an assumption that they are making,” said Dillon, “I think they should look at the brighter side of it, that he was present. Had he not been present it could have been worse…

“So those who are saying that I dismiss them completely.”

It was the sort of weak logic that you would expect from a man who, one year into his job as National Security Minister, still does not know who his boss is—judging from the Pussyfoot versus Rottweiler fiasco.

No wonder Carmona swore at him twice during the swearing-in ceremony.

And Mr Live Wire cannot wait for ballistics to prove whether the innocent bystanders were shot by the panicked bandit or the courageous cop.

With pseudo-superheroes like Pussyfoot, Adolph and Cap’n Morgan, no wonder—to paraphrase Big Sean—the only things we see flying in this country are bullets.

About Mr. Live Wire

Mr. Live Wire
Mr. Live Wire is an avid news reader who translates media reports for persons who can handle the truth. And satire. Unlike Jack Nicholson, he rarely yells.

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  1. Good job Mark Bassant. What did you think of the witness accounts Nicole Philip Greene?

  2. A done tell people already the man is a dam UNC time for he to go he still working for the opposition

  3. Everybody dun know our president wife is Kamliar cousin so no excuse all of them is damn shameless bandit’s of our T&T treasury?he living free (big times) but still robbing us tax payer’s $ 28:0000 every month 5yrs now yeh!! mr pretender

  4. So who is the new President? wired868 let us know and stop pussyfooting!!!

  5. Yep we need that office vacant!! The new President is waiting!! So let’s ramp up the heat!!

  6. One can only hope that Trump hears of our Big Red Pussy that comes complete with complimentary bottle of wine and desires a SNATCH and GRAB..

  7. So saddening what’s going on in this place, thank you Mr. Livewire for at least making me smile as usual???

  8. Its clear the Prez never played sports…..Rodha all over the field on him hahahahaa!!!!!

  9. Hassan Ali died last night. Smh. RIP. We need a full investigation into the actions of this “hero cop” inclusive of ballistics.

  10. Wired 868 was the only one that got the MURDER of HASSAN ALI right…. TTPS ah coming!!!!

  11. I visited the family of Hassan Ali last night and I was shocked to learn the facts leading to his demise… 7 men in one room with one bandit searching for Tickets and cash and the the other bandit in another with two guns.. The Inspector cracks the door and shoots at the bandit with the two guns, causing him to return fire and spraying the place with bullets, 1 customer lost his life with a bullet to the head, the other got shot in his kidney and another lost and eye….This Inspector have some serious questions to answer.. HERO COP MY ARSE!!!!!

  12. Make sure they know that you don’t WWorld it. At least VSecrets or Ann Summers. 😉

  13. I don’t even know where to begin…

  14. Get him to hell out, don’t anyone know that anyone elected in office under Kamla’s reign would be corrupted. Steups!

  15. I’m completely fed up with these politicians and the likes in this country .. the people have no power or do we? So why we taking all this BS with salt?

  16. They want to talk about the president but the country has a dig bottom, pervert, classless, uncouth, foul mouthed, vulgar, pedophile, disrespectful, syrian puppet, liar, racist, wajang for a prime minister !! so, who wants to condemn the president and praise the waste of a pm the country has?! WHO CAN TALK ??!!

  17. Finally we see his (Carmona the Shamless) true colours shinning through!

  18. Finally your true colours shning tr

  19. When I heard that inspector story, I didn’t hear about him shooting innocent bystanders…we need to review our training of TTPS…

    • And even if he didn’t shoot them, he put them in danger by his conduct, in much the same way the bandit did…so…if the bandit had not been shooting them before, he may have actually made things worse…why not quietly summon backup before launching in an assault that would endanger the lives of the innocent?

  20. Journalism like this can only contribute to our further decline into the abyss of disrespect.

  21. As for pussyfoot, his spending comes with “the powers he has” with our money. As fer adolph, well that will meet its Karma soon; Trinidad is a small town. Mention of the national security minister’s name would acknowledging and rewarding jackassness, which I am not about to do.

  22. It is possible that the bandits shot other persons.

  23. wearing big gold and eating large with poor people money how low

  24. $2M for vacations?! And you have allowances too?!

  25. Our President Spending Powers!! How long till he leaves office?

  26. Another masterpiece i must say ! If that gun goes for ballistics , kiss it good bye , like the 40+ missing from forensics. If the president cant see or hear the ground swell of discontent with him then he is waiting for something bigger to be exposed , which it will . Finally Mr Adolphus for you to say $34mil is nothing and praise the the men held for Ms Seetahal’s death is sick but i guess you dont want them to think you are about to spill the beans on life sport ENT . Or the 8,9,7,8,23,1,25 ,2,1,14,11,8,5,9,19,20 .

  27. Come on folks let’s be more positive….scorecard….1 bandit dead……..4 civilians alive (in ICU, but alive)…

  28. And kamla have the guts to say that the government bullying the president…no no kamla the president bulling the taxpayers…oh oh i mean bullying..

  29. It is 2/3 of the 2 Chambers sitting together, not just the Senate, that need to approve the motion (and then the report of the tribunal)

  30. Remember that Trinbago is the Banana Republic
    And you mentioned Jack Warner twice.?

  31. Earl Best

    Even if Mr Daniell does not make a jail – which he should – he should be hauled before the courts to answer for his dishonesty. The problem is that in a country where many public servants are employed and paid but do little real work and where we are still to be weaned off the government (CEPEP, state companies, TTEC, WASA), who is to say authoritatively that getting $34m for doing nothing is wrong?

    People are currently sitting in Parliament who perhaps got far more for doing no more than Daniell and there are apparently no moves to do anything about it. So where is the moral authority to tackle the Daniell problem? Rowley (Landate)? Imbert (The Grenada Stadium)? Al-Rawi (1 Alexandra Place)? Ha!

    And make sure your eyes don’t wander across the chamber to the other side of the floor.

  32. Oh Lord, good God! AH love the satire!

  33. “And if there are three things Pussyfoot holds dearly, they are: his wife, his nanny and his constitution.”


  34. John-Paul some trini updates

  35. Carlos, just imagine if you’re getting robbed in Trinidad now, you have to hope and pray that the police don’t show up! We’re safer with the bandits. :-/

  36. “Mr Live Wire can only hope that he picks up something sexy for Rhoda Bharath before her next vlog.”
    Rhoda, I await this spectacle.
    Make sure you have a wine glass with sumn in it….sumn strong, like Henny or probably Forres Fyah Watah.

  37. I still have nightmares about what must have happened in that barbershop! That same afternoon I planned to drop my son there for a haircut! Those poor patrons. In church this morning the priest mentioned 2 of the injured..One guy who had a bullet go through his hips may be paralyzed. Sad all round and to hear that idiot Dillon praise that idiot panicked cop was ridiculous!

  38. Wonderful world isn’t the clothing store that Reema needs gift cards for…

  39. Great article. And one you’d never see in any of our media outlets. The only place our media is truly free is in the realms of the Internet.

  40. I also don’t understand how the policeman in the barbershop is being called a hero. The man should be sued by those patrons who were shot, as he endangered their lives with his foolishness. The safety of those innocent bystanders should have been his main objective. If their lives were in danger then and only then should he have pulled his weapon to defend himself and the patrons. Until then he should have scope out the situation. ID the bandits and once they were away from the premises call for back up and even follow the bandits.

  41. The things some men will do in order to keep an unsatisfied woman happy.

    • Earl Best

      Powers has an unsatisfied woman? Well, well, do tell! Rumour has it that that is not the case although the rumour mongers are quick to add that charity does no always begin at home.

      But as a reputable news source, Wired868 doesn’t deal in rumours, which is why there is no mention of that in Mr Live Wire’s piece, I guess.

      • Lasana Liburd

        I know that Mr Live Wire would make some Senior Counsel very satisfied if he even whispers such a thing without proof! Haha.

  42. And he don’t even have enough shame to resign

  43. Powazzz go LICK UP D NANNY…watch and see

  44. The President’s office now jpins the elite list of the group of gifts that keep on giving (stories) like Clico, NGC, Petrotrin…and just like those, I suspect nothing coming out of this. And yes, we should be concerned about the example we set for our young people. Hyatt…with possibly more criminals than Parliament…lol…it’s contagious as they are neighbours? Lol.

  45. He may also be referred to as Lion the Liar by Lord Nelson.

  46. Lord Pussyfoot is an ass

    • Earl Best

      Jo Rhi, you have my sympathy, boy, if at your age youstill don’t know the difference between a pussy and an ass; you’re in for a big surprise one of these days.

  47. Crazy’s “Nani Wine ” handles both issues.