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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.

CCN scooped; Express crime reporter is in trouble now

A Trinidad Express reporter and a CCN TV6 cameraman were part of a quartet that tried to rob a rum shop on Sunday night. But, although a TV6 company van was allegedly used for the caper, today’s Express report was shy with the details. So, Express readers who appreciate being …

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MSJ makes partial withdrawal from PP

The Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) has shown its clear dissatisfaction with the Government—sort of. MSJ’s political leader, David Abdullah, will not attend the People’s Partnership rally on Thursday due to unease with various governance issues and he also revealed that his party will withdraw from several boards. But there …

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Hungary day ahead for Jack

Works Minister Jack Warner will be focused on today’s CFU elections in Budapest, Hungary and with good reason. Warner went to great lengths to ensure that Harold Taylor is allowed to run for CFU president although he moved his former colleague from a lesser post, seven years ago, on the …

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Kudos to City but don’t forget local sporting triumphs

Charity rarely starts at home where the local sports media is concerned. The Trinidad Express, inspired by Manchester City’s last gasp England Premier League weekend triumph, rattled off 11 other “stunning” sport climaxes. None involved local or Caribbean representatives. Wired868 wonders if anyone remembers Kelvin Jack’s stoppage time save in …

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Queen’s english left breathless at HCU Enquiry

Amidst the shouting and terse exchanges in a variety of accents at the HCU’s Commission of Enquiry, Charles Mitchell, the commissioner of Cooperative Development, yesterday delivered a verbal gem befitting of a wig and robe. Trinidad and Tobago’s court rooms have been overrun by British Lords and Queen’s Counsels in …

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Jack invites citizens to his level; auditors not welcome

Acting Prime Minister Jack Warner dismissed criticism of his appointment by the T&T Transparency Institute and Fixin’ T&T and declared that he was only interested in persons who voted for him. Wired868 wonders if, following that line of logic, citizens can also ignore politicians they did not personally vote into …

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The acting PM and the prisoner

Two men who were involved in the alleged undeclared transportation of foreign currency to Trinidad and Tobago last year were in the news yesterday. Joseph Baptiste, a 57-year-old fisherman, was denied bail at the Port of Spain Magistrate’s Court for supposedly failing to declare US$660,000 to Customs officials. Jack Warner, …

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Bolt-ing from love… Usain won’t sprint for Slovak

Global sprint sensation Usain Bolt has set another unique mark in the build-up to the London 2012 Olympic Games. And it is for the most bewildering break-up line. Bolt apparently sprinted away from Slovakia-born girlfriend Lubika Slovak, a Jamaican resident, so that he could focus on winning more gold medals …

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Rudder pummels Chaka for Newsday accolade

US soul singer and 10-time grammy award winner, Chaka Khan, gifted calypsonian and former Calypso Monarch and Road March champion, David Rudder, and reigning Road March, Soca Monarch and Groovy Soca victor, Machel Montano, performed for locals at the Queen’s Park Savannah on Saturday night. We know what you’re thinking. …

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Gov’t ready to storm Ariapita Avenue

So you think Ariapita Avenue looks busy now? Locals and tourists may be swarming the snazzy Woodbrook street in the thousands if Tourism Minister Rupert Griffith comes good on his plan to refurbish the area with everything from trees and signage to food courts. A revamped Ariapita Avenue is part …

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