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T&T Football praying for kiss of life

Wired868 journalist Filbert Street (to camera): “Today we return to the Port of Spain hospital where six weeks ago, Football was rushed by ambulance, battered and abused and fighting for its life. Although we all believed Football had begun its recovery, today we have been told of a shocking relapse …

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Tactless Sport Minister gets tactical

Scene: Press conference at the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs Sport Minister Anil Roberts: “Good day gentlemen. The Sport Ministry is pleased to announce a new tactical plan that will guarantee the Trinidad and Tobago national football team success in the future. I, as a top level coach, and …

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Jack’s curry tabanca

Loving, as anyone who had a Twix bar knows, does not always mean sharing. And National Security Minister Jack Warner’s obsession with Trinidad and Tobago’s Indian population reached a new high—or low, according to your point of view—when the Chaguanas West MP refused to attend Sunday’s Divali Nagar opening in …

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Witnessing Warner’s Skyfall

The one thing that disappointed me about James Bond films was the bad guys. In the beginning of every film, we were introduced to a super villain of incredible genius, whose detail to planning was revealed in his dastardly plot to rule the world from an immense secret structure manned …

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PP ponders the value of $69

Scene: Office of the Prime Minister Kamla: “Roger, where is everybody? None of my ministers seems to be working lately…” Roger Samuel, Minister of State in the Office of the Prime Minister: “Well, Madam PM, you’ve gagged everybody important.” Kamla: “Yes but we didn’t think about the other unimportant ministers, …

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Who’s down with OPV?

Scene: Post-Cabinet meeting press conference Attorney General Anand Ramlogan: “Ladies and Gentlemen, it gives me great pleasure to announce that due to the good governance of the People’s Partnership government, we have been able to save the taxpayers of Trinidad and, especially, our island paradise of Tobago, $0.2 billion that …

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San F’do councillor: Silence to the people

San Fernando councillor Shaka Joseph understands that the City Corporation must have monthly statutory meetings, as it is presumably in its bylaws, and the San Fernando residents have a right to be present since, technically, the City’s staff works for them. But should councillors really be forced to listen to …

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Police union head strengthened by immoral activity

Police Service Welfare Association president Sargeant Anand Ramesar declared that he was in great shape and stronger than ever after being found guilty of “engaging in a professional undertaking without permission from the Commissioner of Police, falsehood, and discreditable conduct.” The charges arose from Ramesar’s representation of a Tobago police …

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Stupid Communication Minister makes his point to CCN

Trinidad and Tobago may never know whether Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar was trying to be ironic when she selected her Cabinet team. There was shady ex-Judge Herbert Volney as Minister of Justice, the investigator’s magnet Jack Warner as National Security Minister, the controversial Ganga Singh as Minister of the Environment …

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PM does stand-up at Centre of Excellence

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar thrilled her People’s Partnership colleagues with a deft stand-up routine yesterday at a $1,000-a-plate fund raiser for the upcoming THA elections. “They talk of corruption in my Government and up to today they cannot give me one specific instance of corruption,” said the Prime Minister. “They …

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East PoS gets six for a nine

East Port of Spain residents were hopping mad yesterday and took to the streets to protest about getting a six for a nine from National Security Minister Jack Warner. Literally. Last week, Warner said that his “People and Projects for Progress” would create jobs, end poverty and reduce crime in …

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Carlos’ Miracle on 34th Street

Carlos John, the former UNC Minister of Works, is a firm believer in the spirit of Christmas. In December 2010, John, who faces fraud charges for his role in the Piarco Airport scandal, applied to the Transport Commissioner to reserve number 34 for his next vehicle, which was a two-door …

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