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EMA investigates St Barbara’s fowl smell

Archbishop Barbara Burke, or, if she prefers, “Saint Barbara”, and PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar were surprised by a fowl smell at the launch of the St Barbara’s Primary School in Maloney last Friday. The EMA will now investigate. Wired868 recommends that EMA investigators, during the course of their work, follow the …

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Answers needed on State appointments and SOE

… Fixin’ T&T: Good governance is also a private sector issue Fixin’ T&T, a local non-profit organisation, has called on the business community to accept its role in the governance of Trinidad and Tobago, particularly as much of the commerce enjoyed by the private sector comes from the Government and …

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Connection dedicates title to courageous captain

W. Connection coach Stuart Charles Fevrier paid special tribute to club captain Jan-Michael Williams as the “Savonetta Boys” executed a remarkable triumph by snatching the 2011/12 Digicel Pro League crown from under the nose of rivals, T&TEC, on the final day of the season. On Thursday, Caledonia AIA stunned T&TEC …

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PP chefs face copyright suit

Sport Minister Anil Roberts mocked his COP Political Leader’s assertion that Marlene Coudray would be the first topic for discussion when the People’s Partnership leaders meet at today’s meeting. Roberts, who was defeated by Prakash Ramadhar in the COP leadership race, asked if the Mayor is more important than crime …

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No cell service for police

Police Service Public Affairs officer Sgt Wayne Mystar said yesterday that three policemen charged with murder have not been arrested because the Service knows their location. The officers were allowed to stay in the presumed comfort of their locations while their defence attorneys prepared an injunction. Wired868 cannot confirm that …

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Sita struggle goes from surreal to silly

A newspaper report suggested that Sita Gajadharsingh-Nanga, the school principal without a school, was blocked entry into Tunapuna Hindu School by the security guard yesterday morning and then returned using a different car and was debarred again. Apparently, it is not the make of vehicle that Tunapuna Hindu finds objectionable. …

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Still kicksin in Parliament

Justice Minister Herbert Volney is pushing for the qualifying salary for legal aid to be raised from $545 a month to $3,000. Wired868 applauds his humanity. But what about a clause that says income qualifications can be waived in “extenuating circumstances”? Volney said the best of us are “broken” sometimes …

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Fyzabad Declaration less read than death announcements

The Trinidad Express helpfully re-published the Fyzabad declaration for readers to search for the clause that reads: “thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s Mayor.” It seems the juicy details where not actually written down or made public. Wired868 wonders whether any PP officials read the Declaration of Principles numbers two, …

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Police rides fail humane test

A High Court Judge slammed the Police’s practice of transporting suspects in the back of SUVs and in the tray of pick-ups as though they were cargo. Justice Ricky Rahim said even a detained person deserves to be treated with dignity and questioned whether such an unsafe practice had any …

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COP still toting feelings

COP leader Prakash Ramadhar is still hot and bothered over San Fernando Mayor Marlene Coudray’s defection to the UNC and is ready to go to war over the “betrayal.” Ramadhar alleged that the coalition parties of the People’s Partnership carved up Trinidad and Tobago to their tastes and San Fernando …

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