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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.

PM’s Ministry of Mystery and Obfuscation

Four days after the announcement of a Ministry of National Diversity and Social Integration, Trinidad and Tobago remains confused about the deliverables of the new State body. Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar did not help much when asked for details. The PM offered that Ministers Clifton De Coteau and Embau Moheni …

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Prakash drops pokerface after PM’s reshuffle

COP Political Leader Prakash Ramadhar has welcomed the new Ministry of National Diversity & Social Integration since, he explained, “we need to know more about each other.” And what better way to love each other than through a Ministry of Social Integration? After all, Trinidad and Tobago has been a …

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PM shuffles her Cabinet; Jacks are wild

Minister of National Security: Jack Warner, M.P Minister in the Ministry of National Security: Collin Partap, M.P Minister of Legal Affairs: Prakash Ramadhar, M.P Attorney General: Senator Anand Ramlogan Minister of the People and Social Development: Dr. Glenn Ramadharsingh, M.P Minister in the Ministry of the People and Social Development: …

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MSJ’s out of the closet and ready to party

The Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) is out of the closet and set to party like it’s 1937 at tomorrow’s Labour Day celebrations—1937 was the year that late trade union leader Tubal “Buzz” Butler’s Fyzabad address shook the country. MSJ Political Leader David Abdullah played the role of party pooper …

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Dial violates Dangerous Dog Lovers Act; Facebook police alerted

Prominent COP member Nalini Dial’s assertion, via Facebook, that San Fernando Mayor Marlene Coudray’s alleged mistreatment of stray dogs was somehow responsible for the disappearance of her daughter, Michelle Coudray-Greaves, prompted outrage within Government circles and from the public at large as well as the mysterious Facebook Police Squad. Nalini …

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Golden Girl Makes Integrity Commission Must-See TV

It seems that Integrity Commission meetings were as colourful as any low-brow reality television show and dishonesty, bullying and even threats of violence were apparently not uncommon occurrences. The Lady Gla Ga show kicks off in court on June 18 and, judging from the highlights, it should be compelling viewing; …

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Education Minister prompts spontaneous RC retreat

Education Minister Dr Tim Gopeesingh had a dilemma of 124 RC students without a school and a nearby government school short of 130 pupils and had an idea. The Roman Catholic board and parents treated Gopeesingh’s brainstorm—that the two batches of students and teachers could harmoniously co-exist—like one of the …

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¿Habla ingles, DPP? No lo entiende El AG

Is English the first language of Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Roger Gaspard? The DPP was unimpressed with Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs’ assertion that a police probe into bribery allegations surrounding Warner should be closed and retorted with: “you need to go further with the investigation” and “I have not …

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Police penpals dodge Jack issue

If there was ever the need for a press conference, one might think an issue that entails an international crime allegedly executed by an Acting Prime, suspiciously limp action from the Police Commissioner, the willful misrepresentation of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and a rogue press officer at the …

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‘Police investigations’ now officially an oxymoron

The phrase “police investigations” has taken on an entirely new meaning after ACP Joanne Archie explained, at a press briefing yesterday, that the police will not investigate Works Minister and ex-FIFA Vice President Jack Warner until it gets evidence. Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs’s 21st century policing apparently scoffs at the …

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Party time for two-year-old PP; babysitter wanted

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar shrugged off criticisms of tonight’s People’s Partnership anniversary celebration by asking, rhetorically, if one shouldn’t celebrate a two-year-old’s birthday just because he cannot walk properly. Fair point and Wired868 recommends that parents love their children regardless of any perceived learning disabilities. Following up on the Lady …

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