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Lady PM is high maintenance

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar said her sister Vidwatie Newton’s costly trip to India was necessary to help her with “personal issues unique to a woman.” The PM didn’t give further details, which is just as well because, to further the stereotype, men can be squeamish on feminine matters. The newly …

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PM SC follows wrong precedent

Cabinet colleagues of ex-PM ANR Robinson have denied any suggestion that Robinson took his son, David, on State trips; as PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar claimed when asked to justify spending over $200,000 in State funds to taker her sister, Vidwatie Newton, on official trips. Persad-Bissessar SC, like most lawyers, is big …

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PMs solve WI problems over breakfast

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar slammed the WICB for being disrespectful in its statement regarding Jamaican PM Portia Simpson-Miller and both leaders revealed their desire to revamp regional cricketing fortunes. The Jamaican PM called for “greater accountability” among cricket authorities and Persad-Bissessar demanded “great change”. Problem solved. Sporting bodies worldwide are …

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Warner proposes to Kamla

Embattled Works Minister and ex-FIFA VP Jack Warner declared his undying support for the Prime Minister yesterday and insisted “til death do us part.” Wired868 cannot confirm whether security detail around the PM was immediately trebled; or if this is one of those marriages where neither side wants divorce for …

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PP’s sexy politics

Planning and Economy Minister Dr Bhoe Tewarie told the Senate yesterday that the country was just getting the taste of the new “sexuality of leadership” which comes with a female Prime Minister. Wired868 understands that several Parliamentarians blushed, Hazel Brown fainted and the trade unions insisted this proves they were …

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Fixin’ T&T: Gov’t owes us full disclosure

The Motion of No Confidence to be debated in our Parliament on Friday 2nd March, 2012 is a significant occurrence in the life of any government and by extension country. FIXIN’ T&T views this as an exceptional opportunity, in the interest of Good Governance, to bring clarity and full disclosure …

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Don’t tie us up, Rowley

Foreign Affairs Minister Suruj Rambachan has demanded that PNM leader Keith Rowley steps down if his no confidence motion against Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar fails. Rowley, according to Rambachan, had some nerve in questioning the PM’s leadership skills when he cannot even get his party to agree on an appropriate …

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Environmentalist doesn’t appeal to PM

UWI lecturer and environmentalist Wayne Kublalsingh took a large gathering of concerned citizens to the PM’s private residence to “appeal to her sensibility, to her intelligence, her scientific sense and her logic” in relation to the route of the $7.5 billion Point Fortin Highway. Kublalsingh and his entourage left without …

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Jack misses PM’s hang-out

Works Minister and UNC chairman Jack Warner and COP leader Prakash Ramadhar were not invited to Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s weekend meeting that was supposedly called to prepare for the PNM’s no confidence motion. Presumably, Warner’s new prop of a hangman’s noose was considered a killjoy. The ex-FIFA VP allegedly …

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PM, UNC refuse to probe Warner

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and United National Congress Deputy Chairman and Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan have refused to probe the behaviour of Works Minister and ex-FIFA Vice President Jack Warner despite complaints from: ravaged regional neighbour, Haiti, the High Court, the Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation …

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Jack, Kamla and Erasmus

Erasmus’ 400-years-old essay “The Praise of Folly” offers us quite an interesting vantage point from which to view the overall performance of the Kamla Persad-Bissessar administration to date. But for the moment, I wish only to bring to public notice, a short passage from this work that I believe will …

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Picture this

Do staged political photo-ops belong to a simpler, bygone era? In our pick today, compliments the Trinidad Guardian, PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar pretends to drive an excavator while Ministers Fazal Karim and Roodal Moonilal squeeze beside her to presumably offer support and UWI Principal Professor Clement Sankat mans the door—in case …

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