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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.

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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Warner, Wired868 grieve for 2012’s last murder victim

King Canute almost found the answer to global warning. The Danish King strode to the seaside and commanded the tide to stop rising. Simplicity is thought to be golden; but not in this case. Canute ended up wetter than Ian Alleyne. National Security Minister Jack Warner, faced with a stubborn …

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Warner misquotes himself over controversial letter

National Security Minister Jack Warner further highlighted the importance of Wired868 after he misquoted himself during his budget contribution yesterday. Warner claimed to have told Sport Minister Anil Roberts, in a letter on government letterhead, that: “and therefore I would suggest that you tell them (TTFF) the gravity of the situation …

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iGovTT’s expensive passenger

iGovTT chairman Atiba Phillips was revealed to be an expensive passenger after the Trinidad Express revealed that he racked up over $69,000 in allegedly unapproved spending, inclusive of $23,835.50 in 40 taxi transactions despite the fact that he gets a $1,000 monthly travel allowance. One February ride from his Carenage …

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Super Kamla gives car-care tips

Trinidad and Tobago’s electorate dumped a Project Manager two years ago. Now, it arguably has a Pseudo Mechanic. Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar added salt to the wounds of motorists, reeling over a 44 percent increase in premium gas prices, by suggesting that they use super instead. “I am (…) advised …

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Doubles vigilante surrenders to police

Shane Gopeesingh, the son of Education Minister Dr Tim Gopeesingh, turned himself in for questioning at the Central Police Station last night accompanied by his attorney. The super-sized pony tailed zorro allegedly planassed 56-year-old Gregory Wight, two weeks ago, following a verbal exchange after the latter man asked Gopeesingh to …

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Get Wired868… for your own good!

When you don’t subscribe to WIRED868.COM, you don’t know what is really happening around you. When you don’t know what is happening around you, you make bad career decisions. When you make bad career decisions you take a job as technical director at the Trinidad & Tobago Football Federation. When …

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Another PP COP-out after controversial TV broadcast

The on again-off again former US power couple of R&B singers Chris Brown and Rihanna cannot hold a candle to the dysfunctional, cringe-worthy nature of the union between the UNC-led People’s Partnership coalition and the Congress of the People (COP). COP chairman Joseph Toney yesterday insisted that the party did …

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