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Well done, PM: Activist lauds Kamla’s S/African gesture

After decided to give my support to Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, I was surprised when a colleague requested a meeting with her on our behalf and it was granted; especially when one takes into account that I was known to be one of the harshest critics of her Government not …

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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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Election overview: Everybody wins and loses; especially COP

PNM supporters

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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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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Gary the Gunslinger advises self into National Security post

Gary Griffith

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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Give sport a chance PM; bench Anil

Anil Roberts

In less than two weeks, Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar will have her third political reshuffle in three years, inclusive of the seismic sacking of former National Security Minister Jack Warner. The ruling People’s Partnership coalition has been embarrassed by lopsided recent defeats in Tobago and Chaguanas West, …

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Behind the iron throne: The Cabal descends into chaos


The Lady Prime Minister summons her closest advisors, called the “Cabal”, to discuss control of the iron throne and a threat in Middle Trinidad from Lord Jack, who has risen from sure death like a phoenix; nay, a cockroach. Lord Anand, the Master of Coin, tries to assist her with a mathematical conundrum.    …

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Sticks and stones please: why Carmona’s address failed

Jack Warner and Kamla Persad-Bissessar

Trinidad and Tobago President Anthony Carmona gave a typically insightful and rousing address to Parliament last Friday, which the equally articulate and astute Clarence Rambharat described as “a well-deserved whipping” in his Trinidad Express column. Here are some highlights from Carmona’s speech: “The elected government of the day is not …

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New Jack City goes green; watch your constituencies, Kamla

ILP interim leader Jack Warner

Sixty-nine percent of Chaguanas West yesterday decided that disgraced football administrator, foremost anti-transparency advocate and truth-challenged politician Jack Warner was more trustworthy than Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and her cardboard cut-out candidate Khadijah Ameen. The Chaguanas West by-election ended a surreal three month period for the constituency …

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