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In-fighting at Integrity Commission

Anti-Corruption Bureau reportedly asked to investigate Integrity Commission Deputy Chairman who responded with a pre-action protocol letter against the Commission. In other news, local Transparency International cannot get international body to return calls.

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Kamla keeps her silk

PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar SC refused to return her silk since she felt other recipients over last 50 years would have to follow. The PM didn’t specify whether she meant just the controversial ones.

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PSA in-fighting continues

PSA past, present and in-between executive members have claimed assault by each other. Members wonder if anyone at union is still fighting for wage increases.

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Subhas: Sex is a waste of two minutes

Ex-Junior National Security Minister Subhas Panday objected to conjugal visits for prisoners on the grounds that it was two minutes wasted. There was no comment from Mrs Panday.

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CAL Accident Report Crash Lands

After seven months of “preliminary investigations” into the crash of Caribbean Airlines flight BW523, which overshot the runway at the Cheddi Jaggan Airport in Georgetown, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) declared yesterday that the accident was due to “insufficient runway” for the pilot’s landing. The Civil Aviation Authority of …

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Sport Minister’s synchronised swinging

Sport Minister Anil Roberts blasted the local cricket and athletic bodies for being willfully blind to the truth and fiddling with facts regarding team selection and an objection to the Ministry’s elite funding policy. Roberts then claimed that there was no conflict of interest involving a $1.9 million boxing card …

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Volney volley at Rowley

Herbert Volney accused the Opposition Leader of treachery over leaked “death threat” report that suggested the PM overreacted — any irony is unintentional.

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Police Commissioner in un-loved triangle

Trinidad and Tobago Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs started 2012 being blasted by Government and Opposition members for his performance levels and is now obliged to probe his own men over leaked reports to the Opposition Leader. Meanwhile, Police Service Commission Chairman Ramesh Deosaran ordered “emergency meeting” with the CoP towards …

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Ex-Finance Minister in dark place

Former Finance Minister Karen Nunez-Tesheira claimed yesterday, during the State enquiry into the billion dollar collapse of insurance giants CLICO, that she was in the dark about everything—including her own actions. Nunez-Tesheira and her sister broke their deposits four weeks before the company crashed. She insisted that her actions were …

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