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Trinidad and Tobago social, political and news opinion pieces

The myth of Warner’s amazing crime plan

This Friday on the Trinidad Guardian’s front page, PSC Chairman Professor Ramesh Deosaran was quoted as saying the crime plans have failed. I didn’t even know we had a crime plan presented to us, far less multiple ones. What I do know is that since being appointed Minister of National Security, …

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Carnival’s Axis of Copyright; what’s wrong with the NCC

I’ve been advised, by a source with no reason to lie about such things, that some quite draconian fees have been instituted for the coverage of Carnival in 2013. These fees break out as follows… NCC Fees: Personal use – $600.00, Commercial use – $800.00 Additional National Carnival Bandleader’s Association (NCBA) fees …

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Save the Wotless Generation

“These young people today have no respect… They don’t want to work… It’s not like it was in our day.” It seems that the youth of today, “The Wotless Generation”, is always under attack. But do their accusers ever stop and consider who created this lost generation? Perhaps if they …

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Is Tobago racist or is Rampersad an idiot?

The TOP was not routed in Tobago because it is an uninspiring bunch steered by a leader, Ashworth Jack, of questionable integrity and chained to a People’s Partnership that it is dogged by corruption and which treats the electorate as mindless voting machines. Not even close. Tobago voted against TOP …

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Controversial autopsies and an impending GESTAPO

Scene: Office of the Minister of National Security Phone rings. Jack Warner: “Good morning, President of Trinidad and Tobago speaking.” Fuad Khan: “Erm, sorry, I meant to call Minister Warner.” Warner: “Oh, yes, sorry. Warner speaking.” Khan: “Jack, it’s Fuad. Did you say you were the President?” Warner: “No, no. …

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Transparently opaque

I noticed in the 2012 Corruption Perception Index that T&T are maintaining a fairly constant mid-table position. But for a country such as Trinidad & Tobago, armed with everything needed to join the first world league, the result means continuing disappointment and leads you to wonder why the Government has …

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The Prime Minister must lead her government

“Cometh the hour, cometh the man” is a cliché often heard in politics and sport as a leader emerges to rescue a seemingly lost cause. These six words crystallise the political events in Trinidad and Tobago over the last three months. Except that no man or, in this case, woman …

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Is the AG corrupt, inept or just useless?

Not guilty. Attorney General Anand Ramlogan is not guilty of anything so it’s about time we, as a nation, give the good gentleman a break. Let’s leave the man alone. Let’s forget about Section 34. Let’s stop the witch hunt. Let’s move on. I listened to the debate in Parliament …

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Rowley reloaded and the PR myth

Hands up for all readers who know what village their boss was raised in? Anyone knows how and where whoever writes your cheque met their significant other? Are there any raised hands yet? Here are some more questions. Does it matter what your boss is wearing when he or she gives …

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