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PNM condemns “racist” Kamla jibe, after Opposition Leader calls Rowley an “oreo”

The Trinidad and Tobago government has condemned Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar for a “racist attack” on Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, after she referred to the prime minister as an “oreo” during a public event on Monday. Persad-Bissessar made the remark while suggesting that Rowley was owned and controlled by …

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Dr Farrell: Taking Responsibility; why the Petrotrin disaster is a very Trini malaise that may be repeated

“So the logical question is: why don’t our governments fix the state enterprise governance system? The answer is partly because it sustains political patronage and corruption, partly because it buys off the trade unions, and partly because of inertia—fixing things that don’t appear to be broken simply isn’t worth the …

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Dear Editor: PNM’s race-tinged ‘sari skit’ was exploited by gender feminists and critics too

“[…] The sari skit is also being used by the gender feminists—who must be distinguished from equity feminists and women’s activists—to drum up support for their cause. “Just like the politicians using race codes, this brand of feminist wants to create fear, with men as the demonised group, by raising …

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Dear Editor: End political blame game! It’s time we abandon unresponsibility and start taking ownership

“Responsibility implies a degree of maturity which recognises that there is far more long-term mileage to be gained from finding solutions and marching forward while the opposition remains mired in finger-pointing tradition.  Even if the real motivation on the campaign trail lies in the lust to win power—actions thus far …

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AG’s Cambridge Analytica probe is “misuse of power;” UNC insists TTPS and not JSC should investigate

“We support an investigation by the Commissioner of Police, the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Integrity Commission, who are the appropriate persons to conduct investigations into allegations of breaches of the law. They are charged with the legal authority and responsibility for conducting fair and transparent investigations that can …

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Rowley: Gov’t must send right message; UNC: Opposition desperate to distract! Live Wire looks at Dillon dilemma

National Security Minister Edmund Dillon, unknown to Parliament or taxpayers, has been sneaking into the United States over the last seven months to answer accusations of “elderly financial abuse, exploitation and fraud” in the New York Supreme Court. Let’s try that again. The Minister directly responsible for stamping out criminal …

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