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A satirical spin on Trinidad and Tobago news stories


Sex and power, religion and politics, an old quenk and a young temptress, a misled school girl and an irresponsible teacher, faith-based healing versus medical diagnosis, violence and counter-violence, a mall built too close to the highway, another MP gone wild and, of course, a poor Brahmin boboolee. Mr Live …

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Fatigued Glenn gets a rest; Minister of the People joins PM’s sack race

Minister of the People Glenn Ramadharsingh arguably made history yesterday for the most ridiculous dismissal in local politics after the sack race also-ran lost his job for effectively mistaking a CAL plane for his living room and incorrectly reading the future of a flight attendant that he took for his …

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Glenn in dog house for trying to vet CAL stewardess

Minister of the People Glenn Ramadharsingh found himself in the dog house today after the Trinidad Express revealed that the MP allegedly threatened a 25-year-old CAL flight attendant after a flight from Tobago earlier this month. Ramadharsingh, according to a report lodged with the police and Airports Authority, appeared intoxicated …

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Telegraph for Warner; ex-FIFA VP on the run again

Chaguanas West MP and ex-FIFA vice-president Jack Warner was under international media scrutiny again today, which could only mean that another report about the molestation of football was made somewhere on the planet. The UK-based Daily Telegraph fingered Warner, his sons Daryll and Daryan and an unnamed employee for allegedly …

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MC Lara caught at slips after “unimportant” stroke

It turns out that arguably the greatest batsman of all time is a below average MC. Brian Lara, former Trinidad and Tobago and West Indies cricket legend, took the microphone at the “Yorke Beach Party” during the Carnival season, hopped around the stage like Courtney Walsh with a bat and …

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Machel exhausted from jump and wave; save him Bunji

Trinidad and Tobago soca icon and now six-time Road March winner, Machel Montano, revealed yesterday that it was getting increasingly harder to write a “power soca” hit song. “Power soca is not that easy to construct,” Montano told the Trinidad Express, “there are only so many ways to say ‘jump …

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Jack Warner returns: The HNIC plots fiery comeback in 2014

Scene: Jack Warner is busy making phone calls at his Arouca home while his longstanding sidekick, Johnson, looks on anxiously. Jack Warner (speaking into mobile phone): Hello Gypsy. It’s Jack! How are… What? Your office phone ringing? But Gypsy, you sound like you in a party or something… Gypsy? Gypsy? (Warner …

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Alert judge’s odd fine to abusive ex-husband

Thirty-one-year-old Imamshah Ali’s fine for hitting his former common-law wife with a teacup in her chin, slapping her across her face (both causing injuries) and forcibly shaving her head:  $300 by San Fernando Magistrate Margaret Alert Ali’s fine for throwing a bottle meant for his former common-law wife that hit …

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Arima primary school prepares to fail students

Arima Girls RC dismissed school at 1 pm this afternoon. School principal Elisa Russell-Caldon explained, in a note to parents, that the disruption in their children’s education was “to facilitate curriculum planning.” So, the staff at Arima Girls RC is apparently deciding what to do with its pupils one month …

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