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Pot calls the kettle corrupt

Ernst & Young fraud expert Arnold Niranjan yesterday blasted Trinidad and Tobago for its failure to use anti-corruption legislation and a lack of will to root out fraud and corruption. It is arguably a needed wake-up call to local politicans and lawmen; and is stronger still if one ignores suggestions …

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Gov’t corruption busters still ignore Soca Warriors

England Premiership star and national football team captain Kenwyne Jones joined the chorus of 2006 World Cup players who are requesting government intervention over unpaid bonuses negotiated by Works Minister and ex-FIFA VP Jack Warner. The normally talkative Sport Minister Anil Roberts says little of note on the six-year dispute …

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OWTU files No Confidence in politicians

OWTU president-general Ancel Roget threatened withdrawal from the Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) unless the MSJ left the “damn stupidness called the People’s Partnership.” The PNM’s effort to capitalise on the rift was breezily dismissed by Roget who told Dr Keith Rowley to save his help for himself. It arguably …

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No Confidence Motion: Amery takes aim

Amery Browne delivers some short pitched ones as he accuses government of shielding drug dealers and makes reference of a Minister who defies a High Court order and carries on his business as usual. Browne isn’t one for the dramatics but, in his own way, he is starting to dish …

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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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Politicians still kicksin

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar went for comic effect yesterday when she rechristened the Opposition Leader as “Row-lie” while the AG went for a bald joke at Keith Rowley’s expense. Local storyteller Paul Keens Douglas would say the World Comedy Festival should not be worried about competition as everyone knows politicians …

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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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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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All the Queen’s men

Edwin Glasgow QC is the latest in a line of Queen’s Counsels who have found employment on local shores; he will lead investigations into the cause of the collapse of the HCU. At this rate, Wired868 expects government enquiries to soon overtake Carnival as the top draw for wealthy European …

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Gypsy abandons sinking ship

Culture Minister Winston “Gypsy” Peters is among three government ministers who refused to support MP Jack Warner’s hanging petition on the grounds that Cabinet does their thinking for them. Gypsy, who once supported Warner’s fight against ex-UNC leader Basdeo Panday, knows a thing or two about sinking ships. In other …

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Griffith confuffles reporters

Gary Griffith, the PM’s National Security adviser, denied that the State’s military helicopters are being “pimped out” or that an inordinate sum was offered for air surveillance then turned the conversation towards previous PNM Ministers would had their lawns cut by inmates. Wired868 cannot confirm a new political mantra that …

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