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Vampire islands: S/Fdo hustler burgles Adams’ memorial

It turns out politicians are not the only ones in Trinidad and Tobago who are happy to exploit a corpse for personal gain. At Presentation College in San Fernando, the past pupils’ association president Steven Samlalsingh set up a memorial, which included a photograph, candles and flowers, for former student …

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Madder than dat: Mr Live Wire goes off

You want to hear madness? Since comedian Learie Joseph is probably too busy to take requests, Mr Live Wire will oblige: Madness is… when you crash your car after being distracted by an electronic billboard; only to realise it was a video ad from an insurance company Madness is… when …

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Diabolical Guardian: Can A-Team save Saint from Kim Judy-Un?

Mr Live Wire reviews a tragi-comedy as a motivational speaker fights for his freedom after being wrongful imprisoned for eight years by uncaring wardens of a once-respected newspaper. Scene: Trinidad Guardian headquarters on St Vincent Street, Port of Spain. Characters: Garth St Clair (played by Danny Glover), Kim Judy-Un (played …

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Jamaica’s immigration bashment: Dooks, Griffith and a giraffe named Bolt

There was a fresh immigration incident yesterday as a visitor was transported to Trinidad in a giant crate and forcibly kept in an enclosed area north of the Queen’s Park Savannah. And, in an arguably provocative gesture to Trinidad and Tobago’s patty-loving Caribbean rival, the immigrant was renamed ‘Bolt.’ In …

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Seventeen million reasons to worry? Or maybe not…

Pause for a second and picture the most uncaring, criminally-minded person you ever met or heard of in Trinidad and Tobago. Now picture that person with over $17 million at his disposal. It can put a damper on your tidings of joy, huh? Mr Live Wire has a few concerns …

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PM awarded for her democratic gifts; and it’s not from the PNM!

Finally, there is some good news for Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar as well as recognition of her inimitable leadership. Yesterday, Persad-Bissessar was awarded the 2013 “Democracy Medal” by the 46th World Conference of the International Association of Political Consultants (IAPC) in Antigua. She shared the honours with Jamaican …

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How to con a con: Warner gets Jack-ed in Chaguanas mayor race

“Thy’s a Judas,” stated one onlooker, as councillors met at the Chaguanas Borough Corporation yesterday to select a new mayor. The female commenter did not quite pull off the King James version-speak; but one got the picture. An evil deed of biblical proportions had just been executed. “We want the …

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