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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.

Gopeesingh’s son outwits police… without trying

Eight days after the 56-year-old Gregory Wight was violently assaulted by the cutlass-wielding son of Education Minister Dr Tim Gopeesingh, there was finally a development. A Woodbrook police source told the Trinidad Express that the lawmen drove to the home of the ponytailed zorro yesterday. Surprisingly, he wasn’t there and …

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Gopeesingh wrongs Wight; police not serious

Education Minister Tim Gopeesingh, who is famed for his condescending lectures to teachers, union representatives and parents, was presumably left red-faced after a video showed his cutlass-wielding son, Shane Gopeesingh, apparently assaulting the 56-year-old Gregory Wight outside Brooklyn Bar. At least “humble pie” is a safer treat than doubles these days. …

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High time for collective responsibility

Michael Suedathsingh was arrested by Chaguanas police after 1,450 grammes of marijuana was allegedly found in his home. Seudathsingh, a Rastafarian, claimed he used the drugs for religious purposes and was jailed for two years with hard labour. His elder brother, Mitra Seudathsingh, who lives at the same residence, will …

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Action man wows Beverly Hills

Laventille was left in awe of the “Action Man” this weekend as, within hours of promising a National Security branch in Beverly Hills, excavators were already clearing the land. “I must say that it is very good and he showing that for a minister, he care about the people and …

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Volney gets 10-day lesson

Clevon Raphael (in a Trinidad Guardian interview): (…) Do you think the PP administration could survive Section 34? Herbert Volney: Of course… It is a ten-day wonder, if as long. That’s the thing about 10-days; there is no guarantee of employment in the immediate aftermath. Mr Live Wire wishes the …

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Now Jack lectures the Anglican church

National Security Minister Jack Warner took his holier-than-thou routine to new heights yesterday after criticizing Anglican Reverend Dean Collin Sampson for supposedly lowering the bar in religious values by criticising the People’s Partnership government. Dean Sampson suggested, during Monday’s opening of the Law Term, that the nation was outraged by …

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D/Martin grateful for small mercies

The People’s Partnership yesterday distributed cheques ranging in value from $7,000 to $30,000 to over 100 Diego Martin families affected by last month’s flood. The pay-out totaled $1.8 million or roughly $200,000 less than the State paid Machel Montano to sing “Advantage” last year. “I know there is no way …

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PP scared of speedy divorce

Attorney General Anand Ramlogan admitted to a crisis yesterday but it was not the one that Chief Justice Ivor Archie and the rest of Trinidad and Tobago was most worried about. The Chief Justice and the Law Association chided the Government about the haste in proclaiming the Administration of Justice …

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Volney verbal volley to voters

Justice Minister Herbert Volney was identified in today’s Sunday Express as the Cabinet official responsible for the proclamation of the controversial Clause 34 of the Administration of Justice (Indictable Proceedings) Act 2011. Thankfully, the St Joseph MP had an explanation for the hasty proclamation of that clause, which he shared …

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DPP sifts through the political noise

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the most poignant comment regarding section 34 of the Administration of Justice Act was made some distance from the Trinidad and Tobago Parliament yesterday. DPP Roger Gaspard noted that President Maxwell Richards assented the Act, with the controversial clause, three days before Attorney General Anand Ramlogan decided not …

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Jack confuffles the Guardian

National Security Minister Jack Warner was up to his old Jedi mind tricks yesterday as he denied any knowledge that he was being investigated by the IRS as reported exclusively in Wired868. And, possibly sensing the chance to rewrite history, Warner added the bizarre claim that: “I have never faced …

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Acting CoP promises to bring Warner to book… eventually

Trinidad and Tobago’s acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams said the Police Service has accepted DPP Roger Gaspard’s advice to investigate his line minister and ex-FIFA vice-president Jack Warner over a June 2011 bribery scandal involving disgraced former Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Mohamed Bin Hammam. Williams warned that, although the …

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