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Techno-analysis: The truth about e-mails

Here’s a recent e-mail that shows how spammers try to subvert digital controls. In 1, the sender’s e-mail address is given an official sounding title, but the e-mail client reveals the actual sender, who is not e-mailing from an official LinkedIn account. This field, where users will normally put their real …

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Dynamic or desperate: The Opposition Leader responds

Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley was responsible for raising arguably the biggest scandal ever to hit the Trinidad and Tobago Parliament. Or was it the biggest hoax? Accused of reckless behaviour, poor judgment and ordered to appear before the Privileges Committee, Rowley had everything on the line when he strode …

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Keep Calm and Change Yuh Password!

Three days ago Keith Rowley had my jaw on the floor. Three days later, it’s still there. But for entirely different reasons. By now you’ve heard about “EmailGate”, or as I like to call it: “Keep Calm and Change Yuh PassWord!” Opposition Leader Keith Rowley lead another No Confidence Motion …

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A drop of T&T makes the Pisco Sour go down

The final touch to any Pisco Sour, Peru’s famous signature cocktail, is an artfully administered drop of Angostura Bitters. But of course, no Peruvian has a clue that this indispensable ingredient come from Trinidad and Tobago. On 25 and 26 April 2013, San Isidro, the poshest district in Lima, held …

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Fixin’ T&T demands fresh T&T general elections

FIXIN’ T&T reiterates its call for the Kamla Persad-Bissessar led People’s Partnership government to immediately seek a fresh mandate from the citizens of Trinidad & Tobago.  We welcome the resignation of Mr. Jack Warner from the Cabinet and our Parliament.   Mrs. Persad-Bissessar however must not now be allowed to have conveniently …

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PP must eradicate dirty white collars

So, Jack Warner has “resigned.” Does the People’s Partnership government think this will mend the damage to T&T’s international image? Will it pacify those floating voters and remove the ammunition from Keith Rowley’s arsenal? The Prime Minister needs to recognise, publicly, that this situation with Warner will run and run. …

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Will Police get Lucky over the tragic Sea Lots accident?

Scene: Office of Acting Commissioner of Police, Stephen Williams Phone rings. Stephen Williams: “Good morning, Commissioner Williams speaking, and like Denzil Washington, I’m only acting. Hahaha!” Gillian Lucky: “Sorry but I’m not looking for Denzil Washington and I doubt I would find him at this number. Mr Williams, this is …

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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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