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A satirical spin on Trinidad and Tobago news stories

The Prime Minister remembers an Iron Lady; sorta

Scene: Office of the Prime Minister 8.01 am: Phone rings on the Prime Minister’s desk. 9.30 am: Phone rings again. 10.00 am: Phone rings again. 11.35 am: Phone rings. Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar answers.   GISL CEO Andy Johnson: Good morning, Prime Minister. Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar: Don’t “good morning” …

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Yes, Prime Minister: Kamla puts foot down on Warner issue

Scene: Office of the Prime Minister (National Security Minister Jack Warner walks in and closes the door behind him) National Security Minister Jack Warner: Yes, Prime Minister. The AG told me you wanted to see me? Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar: It is over, Jack. This FBI business is the last …

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Kamla’s cold war

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has spent the past 72 hours afflicted by an unusual strain of the cold. Persad-Bissessar apparently shivers at the mere thought of attending any function that might have reporters present, such as Cabinet or Shouter Baptist Day celebrations. Yet, the Prime Minister had …

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Million dollar cocaine bust-up; arrests not included

Scene: Office of the Acting Commissioner of Police Phone rings. Acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams: “Good morning, Williams of Scotland Yard speaking. Hee hee.” Assistant Superintendent of Police Joanne Archie: “Good morning, Mr Williams, Joanne here.” Williams: “Ah, Joanne, how are you today? What can I do to you, …

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Daryan allegedly turns FBI songbird; Mr Live Wire has a request

It seems that Daryan Warner’s ankles were not as captivating as CCN suggested. Reuters investigative journalist Mark Hosenball alleged today that the elder son of National Security Minister Jack Warner has been assisting the FBI in the United States since late last year in two football related matters that could …

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Kamla and the media: Press-ed down and runneth over

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar pointed an accusing finger at the Trinidad and Tobago media yesterday and, in particular, a Trinidad Guardian reporter as she railed about “rogue” elements in the Fourth Estate. Schoolyard wisdom suggests, though, that when you point one finger, four are invariably aimed right back at you. …

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Integrity Combobulation gives Minister Raging Bull wings

Former Trinidad and Tobago Boxing Board of Control (TTBBC) member Ricardo Phillip filed a complaint with the Integrity Commission regarding Sport Minister Anil Roberts, his permanent secretary Ashwin Creed and special advisor Boxu Potts. The Integrity Commission referred the matter to the Director of Public Prosecutions. So, you might deduce, …

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TV6 ace reporter re-masters the doorstep

His name is Bassant. Mark Bassant. And he is TV6’s ace investigator journalist as evidenced by the cool mood music that always announces his appearance on the news set. Bassant showed viewers recently that beggars can live quite comfortably if they only set up their business just outside a popular …

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Warner and Williams have a flying conversation

Scene: Office of Minister of National Security Date: Sometime in July 2012 Phone rings. National Security Minister Jack Warner: “Good afternoon, you’re through to Miami Vice. Hahahaha.” Acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams: “Minister Warner? Minister Warner, I must talk to you immediately.” Warner: “Yes Stephen, what’s all the excitement about?” …

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Flying Squad The Movie: A critical review

Narratives based loosely on factual events were the rave at the recent United States Academy Awards with Argo, Zero Dark Thirty and Lincoln all enjoyed some success. Far away in Trinidad and Tobago, National Security Operations Centre (NSOC) director Garvin Heerah allegedly submitted a late entry. The plot, as published …

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Pound the alarm: Nicki Minaj is at it again

Trinidad-born rapper and the world’s oldest Barbie doll, Nicki Minaj, gave Trinidad and Tobago another public toast this week. Once again, it was with Gramoxone. Minaj, a judge for the popular United States television show “American Idol”, compared Trinidad and Tobago to Liberia and said she was lucky to get …

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