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Rowley: “I’m trying to find out what went on!” Live Wire looks into PM’s post-Cabinet speech on Moses, Smith and Tobago

If ignorance is really bliss, then the happiest man alive is not Machel Montano anymore. Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley—once a “raging bull” against internal PNM corruption,“teacup tosser” for slick MPs and “Rottweiler” to political shenanigans—gave some insight into his new ‘inner Zen’ yesterday, with breezy responses to the stewardship …

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Rowley: Gov’t must send right message; UNC: Opposition desperate to distract! Live Wire looks at Dillon dilemma

National Security Minister Edmund Dillon, unknown to Parliament or taxpayers, has been sneaking into the United States over the last seven months to answer accusations of “elderly financial abuse, exploitation and fraud” in the New York Supreme Court. Let’s try that again. The Minister directly responsible for stamping out criminal …

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Kingdom come! Machel gets ninth Road March and clean bill of health from Guardian; Plus Rowley’s terror update

Soca star Machel Montano secured his ninth Road March title yesterday after his collaboration with Super Blue, “Soca Kingdom”—an okay song but a brilliant marketing slogan—beat Iwer George’s “Savannah” and Patrice Roberts “Carnival Sweet Fuh Days” into second and third place respectively. Even more important, Machel got a clean bill …

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Farmer Dulalchan tries to be frank on crime prevention; NPTA official’s touching story about “sexy” teachers

Acting Deputy Police Commissioner Deodath Dulalchan gave a glimpse of his considerable talent and potential for greatness yesterday as he told a Joint Select Committee on National Security that “public trust” is key to combatting crime. Mr Live Wire understands that Dulalchan, who was allegedly found guilty of misbehaviour by …

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