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Kudos to City but don’t forget local sporting triumphs

Charity rarely starts at home where the local sports media is concerned. The Trinidad Express, inspired by Manchester City’s last gasp England Premier League weekend triumph, rattled off 11 other “stunning” sport climaxes. None involved local or Caribbean representatives. Wired868 wonders if anyone remembers Kelvin Jack’s stoppage time save in …

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Queen’s english left breathless at HCU Enquiry

Amidst the shouting and terse exchanges in a variety of accents at the HCU’s Commission of Enquiry, Charles Mitchell, the commissioner of Cooperative Development, yesterday delivered a verbal gem befitting of a wig and robe. Trinidad and Tobago’s court rooms have been overrun by British Lords and Queen’s Counsels in …

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Jack invites citizens to his level; auditors not welcome

Acting Prime Minister Jack Warner dismissed criticism of his appointment by the T&T Transparency Institute and Fixin’ T&T and declared that he was only interested in persons who voted for him. Wired868 wonders if, following that line of logic, citizens can also ignore politicians they did not personally vote into …

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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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Fixin’ T&T condemns Warner appointment

In the context of the several international and local allegations of corruption, FIXIN’ T&T categorically condemns the appointment of the Minister of Works and Infrastructure Jack Warner to the position of Acting Prime Minister. This latest development again brings into question the judgment of Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar. The Prime …

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The acting PM and the prisoner

Two men who were involved in the alleged undeclared transportation of foreign currency to Trinidad and Tobago last year were in the news yesterday. Joseph Baptiste, a 57-year-old fisherman, was denied bail at the Port of Spain Magistrate’s Court for supposedly failing to declare US$660,000 to Customs officials. Jack Warner, …

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Bolt-ing from love… Usain won’t sprint for Slovak

Global sprint sensation Usain Bolt has set another unique mark in the build-up to the London 2012 Olympic Games. And it is for the most bewildering break-up line. Bolt apparently sprinted away from Slovakia-born girlfriend Lubika Slovak, a Jamaican resident, so that he could focus on winning more gold medals …

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Will silence make Candice safer?

Good Day Mr. Liburd, I am a friend of Candice Worrell and was therefore very concerned when I came across your recent article captioned “Welcome Back, Candice!” this morning. The news is fantastic but consideration should be given to the fact that the perpetrator of this crime has not been …

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Rudder pummels Chaka for Newsday accolade

US soul singer and 10-time grammy award winner, Chaka Khan, gifted calypsonian and former Calypso Monarch and Road March champion, David Rudder, and reigning Road March, Soca Monarch and Groovy Soca victor, Machel Montano, performed for locals at the Queen’s Park Savannah on Saturday night. We know what you’re thinking. …

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Gov’t ready to storm Ariapita Avenue

So you think Ariapita Avenue looks busy now? Locals and tourists may be swarming the snazzy Woodbrook street in the thousands if Tourism Minister Rupert Griffith comes good on his plan to refurbish the area with everything from trees and signage to food courts. A revamped Ariapita Avenue is part …

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