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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.

Football men get their balls back

Caledonia AIA football coach Jamaal Shabazz was allowed to take several bags of footballs from the TTFF office yesterday; even as all other equipment was seized due to the non-payment of an interim award by the football body. Wired868 cannot confirm that the imminent fall of the TTFF is prompting …

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Mt Hope Sec applies for nursery status

Mt Hope Secondary students complained they are being targeted by the principal for not wearing the proper uniform and getting to school late. Students claimed that they became ill when rain supposedly soaked them while they were locked out for tardiness and desperately trying to get into school to learn. …

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Pulverise And Serve

Police Service and Welfare Association President Sgt Anand Ramesar admitted lawmen crossed the line during their duties at the Panorama semi-finals and suggested that anger management and retraining was necessary for men trained to concentrate on force. Ramesar’s sentiments contrasted with the more combative tone of Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs …

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See no evil

A 26-year-old State witness, Kevin Ellis, was murdered just a day after providing the police with information on an attempted murder in Ste Madeleine. Neither the Police nor the State has yet explained how DNA legislation, a light aircraft or the hangman’s noose would protect people who report crimes to …

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What’s in a name?

Chutney soca promoter George Singh has threatened suit to protect his trademark “Chutney Soca Monarch” from ex-San Fernando Mayor Ian Atherly’s “National Chutney Soca Monarch”. Atherly insisted that his competition sounds nothing like Singh’s and sees no potential for confusion; especially as Singh’s national Chutney Soca Monarch used to be …

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Manning gets the treatment

Health Minister Dr Fuad Khan admitted it took 21 days for the Mt Hope Hospital to relay blood test results to ex-Prime Minister Patrick Manning although the results were completed within 24 hours. However, he said that was because Manning didn’t follow proper procedure. Dr Khan didn’t confirm whether proper …

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Kisses cost extra

Kiss Baking Company raised the price of its products by between 50 cents to $1 on Monday and finally got around to offering a public explanation of sorts, three days later. Customers insist that, at these new prices, they should at least get a cuddle too.

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Toilet principal unflushed

Blackman’s Private School principal Arlene Blackman was yesterday charged on two counts of cruelty after allegedly flushing the heads of two students in a school toilet; or, in American jargon, adding First World “intensive, interrogation techniques” to the school’s disciplinary code. Blackman faces a fine of between $5,000 and $10,000 …

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Gypsy abandons sinking ship

Culture Minister Winston “Gypsy” Peters is among three government ministers who refused to support MP Jack Warner’s hanging petition on the grounds that Cabinet does their thinking for them. Gypsy, who once supported Warner’s fight against ex-UNC leader Basdeo Panday, knows a thing or two about sinking ships. In other …

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A Wasa time

WASA, which was formed by an Act of Parliament in 1965, still doesn’t know what it is doing and will pay a Spanish consultancy firm $5.2 million for four months of recommendations. Wired868 expects the first recommendation to be: Get someone to fix your problems, not talk about them.

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Express stalks Manning

The family and colleagues of ex-PM Patrick Manning have tried to keep his medical business private while he recovers from a stroke but the Trinidad Express persists on publishing scoops from unnamed sources regarding his health. Wired868 understands that Manning may or may not be dictating a message for “Janice …

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Ish, is that you?

The US Embassy is appealing for assistance in locating an American fugitive believed to be hiding in Trinidad and Tobago. The man has several known aliases; none of which, apparently, is Ish or Steve.

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