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Now you ent see me: PM defrauds Debates Commission

The Trinidad and Tobago Debates Commission and members of the public still capable of feigning surprise at local politics were in fits today after confirmation that Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar will not take part in tomorrow’s Leaders’ Debate. Mr Live Wire himself almost exploded at breakfast. “Honey, can you believe …

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Crime Watch burgled: Warner nabs Alleyne’s co-host

Trinidad and Tobago’s mushrooming crime problem took a turn for the worse today with news that flamboyant pseudo-crime fighter Ian Alleyne has been burgled. Once again, politics is being blamed for the blatant disregard to law and order. Alleyne tried to put on a brave face on the sad situation …

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Nicholas scores own goal with Warner attack

Trinidad and Tobago’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Gavin Nicholas, gave an unwelcomed reminder yesterday as to why ambassadors are better seen than heard. And only when those are the only two possible options. Nicholas, the former People’s Partnership press secretary, told the Trinidad Express that Chaguanas West MP …

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Strictly come voting: Jack gets new dance partner

Former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner showed he has not lost his famous knack for comedic timing and short term memory loss last night as he entertained spectators at the ILP presentation of local government candidates in Chaguanas. A veteran comedian, Warner kept a straight face as he pointed out that …

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Contract killer: Griffith takes aim at “criminal” tenders

National Security Minister Gary Griffith continued his one-man verbal assault on Trinidad and Tobago’s organised crime family in the safety of Cabinet yesterday where he declared that criminals would no longer receive State contracts. Griffith told the Trinidad Guardian that he was convinced that criminals were benefitting from taxpayers’ money. …

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The Troll War: Obama losing ground in new age Russian battle

Even former US Republican vice-presidential nominee, Sarah Palin, is probably aware that there is something going on in Syria these days. Yesterday, United Nations investigators confirmed that Syrian rebels were subjected to the worst chemical attack witnessed in 25 years and the trajectory of the rockets shows they were fired …

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Moonilal leaves Canada dry on SNC-Lavalin contract

The People’s Partnership insisted, during the last general election campaign, that they would stop foreign “smart men” from plundering the treasury and, arguably, got off to a good start by elevating home-grown smart man Jack Warner to a series of senior Cabinet positions. But the State might have slipped back …

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Million dollar baby: National Quarries consultant eclipses Bill Gates

Meet Trinidad and Tobago’s technology wizard, 26-year-old Ted Peralta; the man who put United States technology magnate and the world’s second richest man Bill Gates out of work. Peralta, according to an Asha Javeed report in today’s Trinidad Express, won a $1.3 million contract to service National Quarries’ technological needs. …

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Poldier Griffith plans National Security costume party

New National Security Minister Gary Griffith is set to add some much needed swag to his post as the man without a political party stressed yesterday that he intends to make fancy dress parties the first order of business. “You will see less of me in a suit,” Griffith told …

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Ramlogans’ attorneys batter Express ladies

If you are squeamish about seeing women being firmly put in their place, please look away now. Because those Trinidad Express ladies sure got what was coming to them. Anika Gumbs-Sandiford apparently spent the last week tiptoeing around Attorney General Anand Ramlogan; an investigative reporter can never be too careful, …

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Seetahal catches Beetham bug

An eruption of fury from Beetham Gardens has again captivated and repulsed Trinidad and Tobago over the past week as the debate raged over lawlessness, police force, newspaper ethics and the nation’s attitude to its angry, poorer class. Thankfully, on this occasion no one threatened to shoot Beetham residents and …

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Gary the Gunslinger advises self into National Security post

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar told the nation today that she was advised to appoint former Defence Force Captain Gary Griffith as her fourth National Security Minister in three years. It might not have been the most impartial advice the Prime Minister ever received. Her advisor on national …

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