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.

Police rides fail humane test

A High Court Judge slammed the Police’s practice of transporting suspects in the back of SUVs and in the tray of pick-ups as though they were cargo. Justice Ricky Rahim said even a detained person deserves to be treated with dignity and questioned whether such an unsafe practice had any …

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COP still toting feelings

COP leader Prakash Ramadhar is still hot and bothered over San Fernando Mayor Marlene Coudray’s defection to the UNC and is ready to go to war over the “betrayal.” Ramadhar alleged that the coalition parties of the People’s Partnership carved up Trinidad and Tobago to their tastes and San Fernando …

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PURE bliss for Jack

The UNC, according to re-elected chairman Jack Warner, is revitalised, re-energised and getting stronger every day; or maybe Warner was just talking about himself. The “Can Do” Minister—his full name is “Can Do Anything But Provide Transparent Accounts”—is back in the saddle and set to regain the lucrative PURE program …

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The Duke of Hazard returns

PSA President Watson Duke was back on the POS streets with a loud speaker and chip on each shoulder as he lectured on pay injustices yet found time to criticise OWTU leader Ansil Roget. Of course, Roget got his workers a nine percent increase while Duke controversially accepted five percent. …

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OCM gobbles up radio stations

OCM, the parent company of the Trinidad Express and TV6, expects to soon add considerable media muscle with the acquisition of the Citadel Group and its radio stations I95.5, Red 96.7 and Hitz 107.1 as well as Sidewalk Radio 92.3. It means that, in a virtually unregulated local media climate, …

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More Hart failures

Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs told the COP chairman that there was still no credible evidence with which to charge former Udecott executive chairman Calder Hart. Hart’s perceived corrupt use of State funds was a key issue in the fall of the Patrick Manning-led government and the wind beneath the wings …

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There goes the PM’s neighbourhood… Sorta

The Trinidad Express reported today that neighbours are fleeing from the PM’s residence because of late night parties and hovering helicopters. By neighbours, the Express meant one family while the noisy parties apparently came from a nearby restaurant and not the PM’s residence. Wired868 believes the PM should buy the …

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Crime Watch misses global “scoop”

Al Jazeera, a Qatari-owned television station, refused to air footage of a Toulouse gunman’s shooting spree, which included the murder of three children, out of respect for the victims, their family and the country and because the clips would add nothing new to the tragedy. Al Jazeera‘s move follows the …

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Paradise not nice for Paragon

The Trinidad Guardian shows headline writers how it is done with this clever title—which we recycled—that paid homage to a crushing 15-2 triumph for the Tobago-based Paradise hockey club against visiting Paragon in the boys’ under-19 division on the weekend. Wired868 wonders if the Sister Isle would be charged for …

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Ex-soldier ambushes battalion

Ex-solder Devorn Jorsling bit the hand that fed him on Sunday by scoring the lone goal as Caledonia AIA edged Defence Force 1-0 in the TTFF FA Trophy final at Marabella. Wired868 cannot confirm whether Caledonia received a trophy for their triumph or just a photograph of the “Soca Warriors” …

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AG’s costly counsel

Opposition Leader Keith Rowley has called on AG Anand Ramlogan to show returns for $200 million spent in two years on private counsel and referred to him as “the caballero of the cabal.” The AG retorted that Rowley already had three defamation cases coming and there are more cases in …

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TOP insensitive to women issues

The Tobago Organisation of the People (TOP) yesterday ordered MP Vernella Alleyne-Toppin to make an unconditional apology to her constituents and Trinidad and Tobago for misuse of a government-issued credit card. Wired868 cannot confirm Alleyne-Toppin retorted that her credit card-fuelled shopping spree was down to “personal issues unique to a …

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