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The Government must hold Section 34 Inquiry

I really don’t care who runs the country. Be it UNC, COP, PNM or any other trilogy of capital letters, all I want is a government whose first concern is improving the lives of its citizens rather than their own. Is it too much to ask, I sometimes ponder. I …

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Introducing None Of The Above

In the current political climate in Trinidad & Tobago, freedom of speech is under attack; it is already gasping for breath, some may say, under the government’s jackboot. Recent statements, particularly by the Minister of National Security, do seem to suggest that those who speak out may be under threat. …

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No news is bad news for Opposition

Scene: Studios of C News Desha Rambhajan: “Good evening, Trinidad & Tobago, and welcome to C News at 7. In today’s headlines, there are no real headlines. There was a landslide in Diego Martin but nobody was hurt and nobody was killed in a two-vehicle accident near Grand Bazaar. And …

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Doubles vigilante confesses… to his innocence

Scene: Interview Room, Central Police Station. Investigating Officer: “So, Mr Shane Gopeesingh-Aleong, can we go over your statement again, please? Now, you said you were working in a soup kitchen all morning helping to feed women who were victims of domestic violence. Is that correct?” Shane: “Yes, sir. You see …

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Warner unveils new crime plan; and it’s a gag

Scene: Ministry of National Security Minister Jack Warner: “It is apparent, of course, that Rowley and his mob are responsible for the high murder rate in this country. I propose that we formulate a plan that will curb their activities and allow the people of Laventille to live in peace” …

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Cabinet FC prepares for Budget second leg

Scene: Emergency meeting of Cabinet Football Club Kamla: “My friends, we’re here today to discuss the alarming run of defeats that we have suffered over the last few months at the hands of the Opposition.” Anil: “We’ve give the fans stuff to cheer about too, boss.” Kamla: “Yes but that was …

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MATT: Journalists under attack by politicians and bloggers

The Media Association of Trinidad & Tobago condemns the ongoing smear campaigns  currently targeting investigative journalists. These journalists, who have been conducting legitimate investigations, now find themselves the target of anonymous e-mails being circulated on the Internet by various groups, as well as public attacks on television by senior politicians. …

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Integrity Commission asked for Warner update

Mr. Kenneth Gordon Chairman The Integrity Commission of Trinidad & Tobago 3rd & 4th Floors, UTC Financial Centre 82 Independence Square Port of Spain   Dear Mr. Gordon, We write to enquire on the status of requests we made of the Integrity Commission via letters dated April 2, 2012 and July 26, …

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Chants of a madman

People woke up a few days ago to Jack Warner making some incredible comments. The social media pages were abuzz and if our country was any bigger we could have crashed servers with the video clip of the Minister of national Security featuring in yet another interview while managing to …

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PP disaster preparation 101

Scene:  Prime Minister’s unofficial residence. Phone rings. “Good Morning, Kamla Persad-Bissessor SC, Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago speaking.” “Good morning your highness, Jack speaking.” “Ah, hello Minister Warner, you’re calling bright and early, what can I do for you today?” “Have you heard the news?” “Certainly. That Prince Harry …

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The CoP meets the ShowStopper

Scene: Office of the Minister of National Security. Phone rings. “Good Morning, Jack Warner speaking.” “Good morning Minister, it’s the CoP here.” “COP? Who is calling me from the COP? Spalk already tells me everything that’s happening inside your party, I don’t need another snitch.” “No Minister, the Acting CoP. …

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