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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.

AG’s curious logic… and section 34

Attorney General Anand Ramlogan, as he suggested during the section 34 debacle, is very particular about what responsibilities he attaches to his post. And facts and truthfulness appear not to be part of his job description. After attorney Reginald Armour SC complained that the AG inflated his legal fees from …

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Trinidad Guardian spoil sports… literally

Let’s just call this a weekend to forget for the Trinidad Guardian sports desk. Or maybe it was a weekend to forget about their sport desk. On Sunday, the Guardian became the most shameless plagiarist since Father Henry Charles after lifting the vast majority of a Caribbean Cup article published …

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Foreign crime alert: Beware thieving T&T big-shots

Canadian resident Gene Dziadyk, a former CLICO CEO, knows a thing about Trinidad and Tobago’s seedy criminal underworld after moving to the two-island republic in 2001. But the merciless bandits that scare him most don’t live in “hot spot” areas. “Some people say Trinidad is a lawless country (with) crime …

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Jack’s curry tabanca

Loving, as anyone who had a Twix bar knows, does not always mean sharing. And National Security Minister Jack Warner’s obsession with Trinidad and Tobago’s Indian population reached a new high—or low, according to your point of view—when the Chaguanas West MP refused to attend Sunday’s Divali Nagar opening in …

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San F’do councillor: Silence to the people

San Fernando councillor Shaka Joseph understands that the City Corporation must have monthly statutory meetings, as it is presumably in its bylaws, and the San Fernando residents have a right to be present since, technically, the City’s staff works for them. But should councillors really be forced to listen to …

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Police union head strengthened by immoral activity

Police Service Welfare Association president Sargeant Anand Ramesar declared that he was in great shape and stronger than ever after being found guilty of “engaging in a professional undertaking without permission from the Commissioner of Police, falsehood, and discreditable conduct.” The charges arose from Ramesar’s representation of a Tobago police …

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Stupid Communication Minister makes his point to CCN

Trinidad and Tobago may never know whether Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar was trying to be ironic when she selected her Cabinet team. There was shady ex-Judge Herbert Volney as Minister of Justice, the investigator’s magnet Jack Warner as National Security Minister, the controversial Ganga Singh as Minister of the Environment …

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PM does stand-up at Centre of Excellence

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar thrilled her People’s Partnership colleagues with a deft stand-up routine yesterday at a $1,000-a-plate fund raiser for the upcoming THA elections. “They talk of corruption in my Government and up to today they cannot give me one specific instance of corruption,” said the Prime Minister. “They …

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East PoS gets six for a nine

East Port of Spain residents were hopping mad yesterday and took to the streets to protest about getting a six for a nine from National Security Minister Jack Warner. Literally. Last week, Warner said that his “People and Projects for Progress” would create jobs, end poverty and reduce crime in …

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Carlos’ Miracle on 34th Street

Carlos John, the former UNC Minister of Works, is a firm believer in the spirit of Christmas. In December 2010, John, who faces fraud charges for his role in the Piarco Airport scandal, applied to the Transport Commissioner to reserve number 34 for his next vehicle, which was a two-door …

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Children’s Life Fund CEO falls to dangerous wordplay

Children’s Life Fund chairman Varun Maharaj revealed that the organisation parted ways with its former CEO Geoffrey Lewis after he told the Trinidad Express that the charitable body had not received promised contributions from People’s Partnership ministers for most of their two years in government. A Cabinet note on 4 …

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COP chairman discovers time-travel

COP chairman Joseph Toney presumably stunned reporters yesterday with news that he has discovered time travel. Toney was recently handed a legal brief for the CLICO Commission of Enquiry by Finance Minister Larry Howai in what COP Leader Prakash Ramadhar described as a fair move. It only required the allegedly …

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