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PM awarded for her democratic gifts; and it’s not from the PNM!

Finally, there is some good news for Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar as well as recognition of her inimitable leadership. Yesterday, Persad-Bissessar was awarded the 2013 “Democracy Medal” by the 46th World Conference of the International Association of Political Consultants (IAPC) in Antigua. She shared the honours with Jamaican …

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How to con a con: Warner gets Jack-ed in Chaguanas mayor race

“Thy’s a Judas,” stated one onlooker, as councillors met at the Chaguanas Borough Corporation yesterday to select a new mayor. The female commenter did not quite pull off the King James version-speak; but one got the picture. An evil deed of biblical proportions had just been executed. “We want the …

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Love and war for Kamla, Jack and Keith in St Joseph

The Trinidad and Tobago public might be woozy today from another hard-fought battle filled with recriminations and suspicious behaviour from the people entrusted with the responsibility of governance. But enough about Presentation College of San Fernando’s controversial Big Five victory over St Mary’s College; the St Joseph by-election had its …

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Election overview: Everybody wins and loses; especially COP

There were victory speeches and angry finger pointing up and down Trinidad last night as five political parties assessed the figures from yesterday’s Local General Elections and decided that either their team had won or the voters were the real losers. PNM political leader Keith Rowley had most to be …

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Small-time thief and mom of three sent to jail… for training

Trinidad and Tobago is presumed to be a safer place today after 24-year-old mother of three, Michelle Cudjoe, was jailed for seven months for snatching a women’s purse, which including a cell phone and cash. Cudjoe pleaded with San Fernando Magistrate Indra Ramoo-Haynes for mercy and claimed she was desperate …

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Alleyne promises a wetting as St Joseph by-election heats up

Ian Alleyne completed the St Joseph by-election line-up today as he filed his nomination papers. Allegedly. Well, he actually did; but Alleyne would surely be using the word ‘alleged’ more than ever if he becomes a full-fledged politician. The celebrated “Crime Watch” television host now goes head to head with …

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