Mr. Live Wire

Mr. Live Wire
Mr. Live Wire is an avid news reader who translates media reports for persons who can handle the truth. And satire. Unlike Jack Nicholson, he rarely yells.

Express gives Rowley’s backdoor the treatment

Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley did not know about his backdoor until very recently. Presumably, neither did the Trinidad Express. But reporter Renuka Singh latched on to Rowley’s rear with the sort of relish not seen in these parts since US-based R&B star Akon grabbed hold of an underage girl …

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Revealed: President Carmona’s secret powers

It has been eleven weeks and two days since Wired868 stationed itself outside the President’s House in an effort to capture something truly extraordinary. So, why are we here? No, we did not miss the turn-off to the Emperor’s Valley Zoo; rather we are about to deliver to our readers, …

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Bad bosses: Is stress affecting your constituency?

Breaking news: Trinidad Tobago bosses are sending their workers crazy! Never mind. You can go back to talking to yourself. Dr Varma Deyalsingh’s assertion yesterday at the Employers Solution Centre in Aranguez seemed akin to a headline that states: “PM’s dog barked at lunchtime.” But maybe the Secretary of Association …

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TOP in mud: Tobago party fails to pull off internal elections

The Tobago Organisation of the People’s (TOP) fourth annual conference ended in chaos yesterday as heated exchanges and the threat of legal action over the party’s voting process prematurely aborted the exercise without a single vote being cast. But TOP leader and Tobago’s most famous pumpkin and cucumber farmer, Ashworth …

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Fuad still “bunnin” the herbs men

Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan slammed gullible citizens for putting their faith in a bunch of quacks who, through false advertising, promise to fix all wrongs without offering a shred of proof to support their claims. But enough about the electorate’s political naivety; Khan is pretty mad at herbalists too. …

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DPP gets everything but teeth

The People’s Partnership’s gift list to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) according to today’s Trinidad Express: Court room and office space: $7.7 million. Information and Communications Technology: $3.97 million. Court transcriptionsists: $700,000. Secure courier service: $1.8 million. Sophisticated laser spying device in the conference room: Unspecified costs Budget for …

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Jack gets some Sunshine from the media

Jack Warner might have been up to his old tricks again yesterday as he tried to acquire some moral ground before filing his nomination form to run for the Chaguanas West seat. Typically, he tried to purchase the moral ground by suspicious means. Warner waved a booklet that supposedly contained …

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Yes, Prime Minister: Anan takes PP on a Trek Into Darkness

Scene: Office of the Prime Minister Attorney General Anand Ramlogan closes the door quietly behind him. Attorney General: Good day, Prime Minister. Prime Minister: “Good day?!” Are you crazy?! Haven’t you seen the papers today?! AG: Relax, my lady. Everything is under control… PM: What the hell are you talking …

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Jack plays bridge at Sea Lots

The Jack Warner Road Show hit Sea Lots yesterday as the former FIFA vice-president showed up with media in tow and pretended to be as influential as ever despite losing nine football and political posts within the last two years. His comic routine has lost none of its shine. Warner …

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