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EMA investigates St Barbara’s fowl smell

Archbishop Barbara Burke, or, if she prefers, “Saint Barbara”, and PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar were surprised by a fowl smell at the launch of the St Barbara’s Primary School in Maloney last Friday. The EMA will now investigate. Wired868 recommends that EMA investigators, during the course of their work, follow the …

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Answers needed on State appointments and SOE

… Fixin’ T&T: Good governance is also a private sector issue Fixin’ T&T, a local non-profit organisation, has called on the business community to accept its role in the governance of Trinidad and Tobago, particularly as much of the commerce enjoyed by the private sector comes from the Government and …

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There goes the PM’s neighbourhood… Sorta

The Trinidad Express reported today that neighbours are fleeing from the PM’s residence because of late night parties and hovering helicopters. By neighbours, the Express meant one family while the noisy parties apparently came from a nearby restaurant and not the PM’s residence. Wired868 believes the PM should buy the …

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TOP insensitive to women issues

The Tobago Organisation of the People (TOP) yesterday ordered MP Vernella Alleyne-Toppin to make an unconditional apology to her constituents and Trinidad and Tobago for misuse of a government-issued credit card. Wired868 cannot confirm Alleyne-Toppin retorted that her credit card-fuelled shopping spree was down to “personal issues unique to a …

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PM blames Snoop for travel assistant

PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s use of her sister Vidwatie Newton as a travel assistant was backed by an anonymous minister who claimed a staff member—who cannot defend himself due to a confidentiality clause—snooped through the PM’s purse and cellphone on a prior trip. Another source said the money spent on Newton …

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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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