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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.

Cabbage Patch Kid buries self with Sea Lots post

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service responded to the grieving Sea Lots community yesterday with rubber bullets and tear gas. There were no reports of residents hurling anything but insults at lawmen after a mother and her two children were knocked down and killed while allegedly standing on the pavement …

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Warner avoids Haiti and logic… but what about non-flying squad?

National Security Minister Jack Warner said he was too busy to discuss the Caribbean’s crime problem in a meeting of regional representatives in Haiti, earlier this week. Well, that’s one way to avoid an awkward trip. Warner is unlikely to be popular in Port-au-Prince since the controversy regarding FIFA and …

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Gunning for safety? Really?

A 43-year-old Police Sergeant with 18 years’ service died at the San Fernando General Hospital last night after he was shot with his own 380 Baretta pistol yesterday afternoon while trying to apprehend bandits. So, if a trained policeman who was fully aware of the danger he was heading towards …

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Gordon’s got a gun… and he’s not afraid to lose it

Eighty-two-year-old Integrity Commission chairman Ken Gordon faces the possibility of a charge for neglecting to secure his registered firearm and ammunition after losing his loaded .38 handgun near the Brian Lara Cancer Society on Carnival Monday. The loaded weapon was found by a schoolboy, according to the Trinidad Express, and …

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Army Private exposed before Valentine’s Day

A Trinidad and Tobago Army private and his female companion were exposed yesterday after being found guilty of indecent behaviour in the Port of Spain’s Magistrate Court on Carnival Monday, three days before Valentine’s Day. “Indecent behaviour”, in this case, is a euphemism for having sex in public. And by …

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NCBA stifles Carnival internet stream… and common sense

Economics 101: How do you raise interest and help ensure the long term viability of Carnival? If you are a 21st century homo sapien, the internet might be your first and most cost-effective stop. Encourage the Trinidad and Tobago media and Carnival participants to take photographs and show videos of revellers …

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T&T copyright groups bubbling for a fight; no getaway

A lecturer and medical students at the Eric Williams Medical Science Complex were relieved of their money, jewelry, cellular phones, laptop computers, wallets and iPads yesterday at 9.30 am. North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) chairman Dr Shehenaz Mohammed said security would be beefed up at the complex as a …

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President Pussyfoot cock-up

Justice Anthony Carmona, the Trinidad and Tobago President-elect, sang calypso under the sobriquet “Lord Pussyfoot” while he was a UWI student and once advanced to the Calypso Monarch Semi-final. There is no information available about how Lord Pussyfoot fared in Skinner Park but, if it was a rough afternoon, Mr …

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