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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.

Carnival’s Axis of Copyright; what’s wrong with the NCC

I’ve been advised, by a source with no reason to lie about such things, that some quite draconian fees have been instituted for the coverage of Carnival in 2013. These fees break out as follows… NCC Fees: Personal use – $600.00, Commercial use – $800.00 Additional National Carnival Bandleader’s Association (NCBA) fees …

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Beckham conquers Paris and ego-checks Zlatan

There is nothing footballers enjoy more, say those in the know, than exposing their most private detail to teammates. “Show me yours and I will show you mine…” We’re talking about payslips, of course. England football icon and new Paris Saint Germain midfielder David Beckham has lifted the bar on …

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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hafizool fight for public space

Former AG Ramesh Maharaj described this week’s stunning news as one of the biggest scandals in the history of Trinidad and Tobago. Opposition Leader Keith Rowley called it a travesty and insisted that the controversial State appointee was unsuitable for his position. Maharaj and Rowley were not discussing the TSTT’s …

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TSTT hangs up on Machel

Can you hear me now? After weeks of speculation and some public grumbling, TSTT seems set to finally hang up on soca star Machel Montano, according to a Trinidad Guardian report, as a backlash to his conviction for assault. And, in keeping with a well honoured tradition, TSTT will apparently …

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London fogs up the PP with resounding Tobago win

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s high-profile ally was left vowing to rebound from the anguish of a humiliating public defeat yesterday. But enough of soca star Machel Montano and his plea for empathy to “Fêteology 101” partygoers. What about TOP leader Ashworth Jack and his resounding defeat in the THA elections? …

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Soca stars uncover indentured labour racket

Trinidad and Tobago soca stars Ian “Bunji Garlin” Alvarez and Fay Ann Lyons-Alvarez might have executed a daring daylight escape from indentured servitude yesterday, right in the land of their birth. Locals might have heard of the alleged labour racket by another name. Caribbean Prestige Foundation (CPF) chairman William Munro …

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Tobago Love: PM’s hubby cracks a funny

“Take my wife… Please!” It is one of the most memorable one-liners of the 1960s and was a catchphrase for late British-American comic Henny Youngman. However, Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar believes her husband, Gregory Bissessar, had only the best intentions when he asked her to stay in …

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Bureaucratic Not-So-Flash Gordon ready to probe Ashworth’s mansion

The Integrity Commission has finally agreed to investigate TOP leader Ashworth Jack’s “nice house” after a 16-month delay since THA field liaison officer Moses Thomas initially asked the body to look into the matter. Integrity Commission chairman Ken “Absolutely-Not-Flash” Gordon told the Trinidad Express that Thomas’ report did not satisfy …

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Ashworth treats Tobago to PP politics

TOP leader Ashworth Jack, the hero of pumpkin and cucumber farmers worldwide, yesterday gave more information on his controversial mansion to Tobago voters. Jack, who is vying for the post of THA Chief Secretary, revealed that it was a “nice house” and far superior to anything that Orville London and …

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Moderate THA debate leaves candidates un-flushed

The three candidates for the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Chief Secretary post turned up and there was a respectful tone with no cross-talk. Otherwise, the THA debate was as illuminating as a campaign advertisement and all candidates coasted through with the facilitator, Ronald Ramkissoon, interested in little besides the …

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Tobago Hilton stuck in an ugly, racist past

The Tobago Organisation of the People (TOP) has alleged that THA Deputy Chief Secretary and PNM representative Hilton Sandy told a political gathering “if you bring the wrong results, (a) Calcutta ship is coming down for you.” If the allegation is true, Sandy not only needs a lesson in racial sensitivity …

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