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Gypsy fluffs his lines

THA chairman Orville London and Culture Minister and Mayaro MP Winston “Gypsy” Peters remain at loggerheads over the latter’s insistence that Tobago should hold a second Carnival later in the year. London asked if Carnival was viewed as such as magic pill for the country’s economic woes, then why didn’t …

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Morton mourned by cricket world

Imran Khan, West Indies Cricket Board Corporate Communications Officer, wrote a moving summary of the late West Indies, Leeward Islands and Trinidad and Tobago cricketer Runako Morton. The best judgment of a man’s character is in his behavior when he feels that no one is watching. And Morton, according to …

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OWTU files No Confidence in politicians

OWTU president-general Ancel Roget threatened withdrawal from the Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) unless the MSJ left the “damn stupidness called the People’s Partnership.” The PNM’s effort to capitalise on the rift was breezily dismissed by Roget who told Dr Keith Rowley to save his help for himself. It arguably …

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Griffith breaks speed barrier

Gary Griffth, the PM’s National Security Advisor, said he did not threaten Opposition MP Donna Cox during Friday’s no confidence motion debate or sprint up a flight of stairs to continue abusing her. Griffith countered that Cox cursed him as she went into an elevator on Level Two; the former …

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Police Commissioner unites stakeholders

Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs, in a three-page release, disputed the Prime Minister and the Solicitor General’s assertion that he “procured” a light aircraft and also denied concerns raised by two PNM MP’s regarding his educational credentials and the cost of new police uniforms. Last week, Gibbs infuriated the Police Service …

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Gutsy T&T U-17 women fail Mexican test

The Trinidad and Tobago national under-17 women’s footballers gave a disciplined, energetic performance this evening but it was not nearly enough as they fell 2-0 in their CONCACAF opener to Mexico at the Estadio Cementos Progreso in Guatemala City, Guatemala. It might sound pessimistic to start booking your return flight …

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No Confidence Motion: Amery takes aim

Amery Browne delivers some short pitched ones as he accuses government of shielding drug dealers and makes reference of a Minister who defies a High Court order and carries on his business as usual. Browne isn’t one for the dramatics but, in his own way, he is starting to dish …

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No Confidence Motion: Jack stands for integrity

Opposition Leader alleged that Works Minister Jack Warner lost his Transport portfolio after questioning a conflict of interest involving CAL Chairman George Nicholas. Wired868 believes it is the first time that Warner was on the right side of a conflict of interest charge. Keith Rowley called Nicholas’ stewardship the second …

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No Confidence Motion: Moonilal locates PNM skeleton

Housing Minister Roodal Moonilal claimed that ex-Prime Minister Patrick Manning called the 2010 snap general elections after learning that six PNM MPs—supposedly led by the Opposition Leader—planned to vote against him on the then Opposition’s no confidence motion. Manning supposedly got wind of a clandestine meeting in Barbados between disgruntled …

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No Confidence Motion: Moonilal sees dead people

Roodal Moonilal said Opposition Leader’s No Confidence Motion was dead on arrival but offered that even a corpse can aid a scientific discovery. Moonilal, who opened the batting for the government, asked if there would be another motion of no confidence if Reshmi Ramnarine changed her name again and criticised …

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