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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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Another vital Ministry in the works

Scene: Office of National Security Minister Phone Rings: “Good Morning, Renraw, I mean Warner, speaking.” “Good Morning Minister, Collin here.” “Collin? Collin who?” “Collin Partap, Minister, your deputy.” “Ah yes, Mr Phonetap. What can I do for you?” “Well Minister, I’m still a little upset about our appearance on Morning …

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T&T ponders 17th century policing initiative

Scene: Office of the Minister of Justice The telephone rings. “Good morning, Herbert Volney speaking.” “Good morning, Minister. This is Chief Justice Ivor Archie.” “Aah, Ivor. Good to hear from you, my boy. What can I do for you today?” “Well, Minister, I’m rather concerned about your statements about conducting …

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Chelsea’s tribute to Krystal

If Krystal Mitchell was here, she would have celebrated 19 May 2012 as if it was her birthday. A passionate Chelsea supporter, Krystal would have been ecstatic at the England Premier League team’s dramatic European Champions League penalty shoot-out triumph over Bayern Munich. Krystal moved to France in September 2011 …

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Transparency Institute knocks Warner appointment

Trinidad and Tobago Transparency Institute (TTTI) notes with disappointment the selection of Minister of Works Jack Warner to act as Prime Minister, while serious allegations about his behaviour during his tenure as an international football administrator remain unresolved. In particular, TTTI is concerned about the message that this appointment sends …

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