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Hyland misses Olympic qualifiers

The Trinidad and Tobago national under-23 football team will have to book its place at the London 2012 Olympic Games without the help of star Belgium-based midfielder Khaleem Hyland after the 22-year-old was ruled out by his employer, Racing Genk. The Olympic qualifiers, which will be staged in the United …

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Jack’s Haiti aid defence

Works Minister and ex-FIFA Vice President Jack Warner has submitted a tsunami of documentation to FIFA, which aims to prove the whereabouts of emergency aid funds that was wired to Trinidad and Tobago, two years ago, for disbursement to Haiti. However, there is no chance that FIFA or anyone else …

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Oops… I did it again

Fabien James, 23, attempted to rob Soca Chutney monarch KI at gunpoint, was himself shot in the process and then was caught lying to the Magistrate as to whether it was his first offence. James apologized and was particularly sorry about being shot. His lawyer suggested the fact that he …

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Warner proposes to Kamla

Embattled Works Minister and ex-FIFA VP Jack Warner declared his undying support for the Prime Minister yesterday and insisted “til death do us part.” Wired868 cannot confirm whether security detail around the PM was immediately trebled; or if this is one of those marriages where neither side wants divorce for …

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Politicians still kicksin

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar went for comic effect yesterday when she rechristened the Opposition Leader as “Row-lie” while the AG went for a bald joke at Keith Rowley’s expense. Local storyteller Paul Keens Douglas would say the World Comedy Festival should not be worried about competition as everyone knows politicians …

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PP’s sexy politics

Planning and Economy Minister Dr Bhoe Tewarie told the Senate yesterday that the country was just getting the taste of the new “sexuality of leadership” which comes with a female Prime Minister. Wired868 understands that several Parliamentarians blushed, Hazel Brown fainted and the trade unions insisted this proves they were …

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Rowley bares his teeth

Opposition Leader Keith Rowley yesterday told party supporters that the COP was a bunch of hypocrites, criticised “intellectuals” and university teachers for failing the public and slammed the media for printing foolishness. Wired868 understands that Rowley aims to appeal to citizens who miss being barked at by their leaders. More …

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Police Commissioner’s car-less whisper

The Police Service is reportedly set to return over 300 unmarked rented vehicles, on the instruction of the Police Commissioner, due to high maintenance costs. An unnamed officer claimed the move could leave policemen short of cars and could blow their cover on surveillance missions. Wired868 cannot confirm that the …

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The football fan, the talk show and the ex-FIFA VP

… Radio talk show fan hits Jackpot   I really did not want to call that day. I had no intention of calling in when the live discussion started on Radio I95.5 with Minister of Works and Infrastructure and ex-FIFA Vice President Jack Warner as the studio’s special guest. But …

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Gibbs’ Hart problem

PSC chairman Ramesh Deosaran complained that Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs refused to update the board on the police probe into the Commissioner’s Canadian compatriot Calder Hart and instead asked Deosaran: “What you want this (information) for?” Ex-parliamentarian and social activist Lincoln Mayers is allegedly trying to provoke police action by …

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Fixin’ T&T: Gov’t owes us full disclosure

The Motion of No Confidence to be debated in our Parliament on Friday 2nd March, 2012 is a significant occurrence in the life of any government and by extension country. FIXIN’ T&T views this as an exceptional opportunity, in the interest of Good Governance, to bring clarity and full disclosure …

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Don’t tie us up, Rowley

Foreign Affairs Minister Suruj Rambachan has demanded that PNM leader Keith Rowley steps down if his no confidence motion against Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar fails. Rowley, according to Rambachan, had some nerve in questioning the PM’s leadership skills when he cannot even get his party to agree on an appropriate …

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