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Who needs MSJ?

PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar said that change at the MSJ party would not affect the flavor of the People’s Partnership. Wired868 cannot confirm that she then asked her aide: “MSJ is what they put in Chinese food, right?”

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Gov’t sparks sack race

Sacked SAUTT Brigadier Peter Joseph apparently joined dismissed SWRHA ex-CEO Paula Chester-Cumberbatch in collecting massive cheques for wrongful dismissal by the State. The only thing better than keeping your government job, seems to be losing it.

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Political Labour pains

Labour supposedly moved closer to becoming a full-fledged political party yesterday when Errol McLeod stepped aside to allow David Abdullah to become Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) leader. They hope to be seen as a viable political alternative once they can keep Watson Duke out of the room.

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Warriors fail to Finnish

The “Soca Warriors” led twice but did not finish well as they fell 3-2 to Finland at the Hasely Crawford Stadium yesterday. Still, the spirited play augured well for the future; not so, the lack of a set schedule for the year, though.

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All of we ent thief?

A Siparia Regional Corporation worker allegedly admitted to using the constituency’s material and labour on a private residence but told the corporation chairman that he thought it was “normal.” Wired868 understands that the worker intends to prove that Siparia is part of Trinidad and Tobago and therefore does not recognise …

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Kamla cleared, Rowley defiant

The Integrity Commission ruled that PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar did not act unethically in FIU appointment of Susan Francois. Now, PNM Leader Keith Rowley wants her judged on “fairness, transparency and impartiality.” The fat lady is clearing her throat…

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Gibbs: You’re safe, until you’re not

CoP Dwayne Gibbs says that Trinidad and Tobago citizens shouldn’t fear being murdered unless they happened to know a murderer. Presumably, he meant longer than the seconds it takes for the murderer to pull the trigger.

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Sport Minister’s selective sleuthing

Sport Minister Anil Roberts showed sleuthing promise as he accused the TTCB of secretly pocketing $3.5 million for not playing its best players and requesting State funds while enjoying a bank balance of $5.1 million. Roberts never seems as clever when the topic of conversation is approximately $180 million collected …

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Warner puzzled by audit

Works Minister Jack Warner, whose football bodies were never fond of independent scrutiny, remains puzzled by the PM’s PURE audit. Warner may offer the services of the TTFF accountants—free of charge.

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Bharath saves money with Porsche purchase

MP Vasant Bharath said he purchased a “just over $400,000” Porsche as Food Production Ministry’s official vehicle to save the money from being returned to the Finance Ministry. He did not say whether, to his knowledge, the Finance Ministry burns returned cash.

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Housing MP’s plane plan for squatters

Housing Minister Roodlal Moonilal wants to purchase a small airplane to locate and eradicate the “parasite of squatting”. He did not divulge whether the intention was to use weedicide and if a plane was cheaper than bus route fare to Bangladesh in St Joseph.

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Benjai award for calypso-so

Benjai’s sweet soca tune, “Trini” was adjudged NACC’s 2011 “Calypso of the Year” at NAPA on Saturday night. Iwer George, Denise Belfon and Swappi set to vie for the 2012 award.

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