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Love and war for Kamla, Jack and Keith in St Joseph

The Trinidad and Tobago public might be woozy today from another hard-fought battle filled with recriminations and suspicious behaviour from the people entrusted with the responsibility of governance. But enough about Presentation College of San Fernando’s controversial Big Five victory over St Mary’s College; the St Joseph by-election had its …

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Election overview: Everybody wins and loses; especially COP

There were victory speeches and angry finger pointing up and down Trinidad last night as five political parties assessed the figures from yesterday’s Local General Elections and decided that either their team had won or the voters were the real losers. PNM political leader Keith Rowley had most to be …

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Small-time thief and mom of three sent to jail… for training

Trinidad and Tobago is presumed to be a safer place today after 24-year-old mother of three, Michelle Cudjoe, was jailed for seven months for snatching a women’s purse, which including a cell phone and cash. Cudjoe pleaded with San Fernando Magistrate Indra Ramoo-Haynes for mercy and claimed she was desperate …

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Alleyne promises a wetting as St Joseph by-election heats up

Ian Alleyne completed the St Joseph by-election line-up today as he filed his nomination papers. Allegedly. Well, he actually did; but Alleyne would surely be using the word ‘alleged’ more than ever if he becomes a full-fledged politician. The celebrated “Crime Watch” television host now goes head to head with …

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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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