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Kamla wins UNC catfight! Ex-PM still number one in number two party

You can call her “Queen KPB.” Well, she has been called worse. Former prime minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar re-established herself as the number one in the number two party yesterday, as her “Team UNC” whipped Dr Roodal Moonilal’s “Team Loyalists” and Vasant Bharath’s “Team Reconnect” in the UNC’s internal election. It …

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X-rated: the FBI’s sordid tale of FIFA corruption, mental disability and Jack Warner

Predictably, the United States Department of Justice’s latest X-rated exposé of FIFA—picture football administrators and television executives sneaking into deserted boardrooms to aggressively screw football fans and players—was effusive in its awe of the world governing body’s answer to John Holmes, former FIFA VP, CONCACAF president and Trinidad and Tobago …

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Oops: ISIS admits error, TTFA says blame someone else

Two much-maligned corporations—murderous, terrorist group ISIS and unaudited, incompetent and dictatorial local governing body, the TTFA—oversaw some calamitous decision-making recently that might have an impact on the immediate future of their respective organisations. Can you guess which body had the good sense to express regret? “And so after having discovered …

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A goat with a jacuzzi?! Live Wire investigates suspicious ADB loans

Somewhere in this beautiful two island republic, there may or may not be a goat with his own two-storey building, inclusive of a master bedroom, jacuzzi, walk-in closet, wraparound patio, recreation room, loft, study, living-room and dining-room. Naturally, Trinidad and Tobago citizens—who reserve the right to hunt, clout, curry or …

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Who let the Scourge out? UNC goes full LMFAO

New evidence points to corrupt business practices by FIFA president Sepp Blatter, police pummel a black youth in the United States, Britney Spears has a wardrobe malfunction and UNC senator flashes underwear at public… There is a certain inevitability to the news these days, isn’t it? Mr Live Wire has …

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