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Why we walked: The Guardian journalists speak out

The following is a joint press statement from former Trinidad Guardian public affairs editor Dr Sheila Rampersad and investigative reporters Denyse Renne and Anika Gumbs-Sandiford: When we staged a Wednesday July 10 walkout from the Trinidad Guardian newspaper, we were and remain clear on the issue: there was a significant …

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Who’s in charge of the dirty MATT?

Today’s Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago (MATT) press conference was never done. Its former president Suzanne Sheppard didn’t know who promised one; and its former vice-president Judy Raymond has a paper to run. Mr Live Wire thought about a pun; but opted for a poem, just for fun: (Cough, …

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Trinidad Guardian angel axed: Norman, was that you?

It turns out that the sacking of Manohar Ramsaran, who got his marching orders for  jumping up in the wrong band during the UNC’s Chaguanas West screenings, will not go down as the most bizarre political expulsion for 2013. Trinidad Guardian editor-in-chief Judy Raymond did not even realise she was …

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Express gives Rowley’s backdoor the treatment

Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley did not know about his backdoor until very recently. Presumably, neither did the Trinidad Express. But reporter Renuka Singh latched on to Rowley’s rear with the sort of relish not seen in these parts since US-based R&B star Akon grabbed hold of an underage girl …

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Jack gets some Sunshine from the media

Jack Warner might have been up to his old tricks again yesterday as he tried to acquire some moral ground before filing his nomination form to run for the Chaguanas West seat. Typically, he tried to purchase the moral ground by suspicious means. Warner waved a booklet that supposedly contained …

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Warner strips to his silk boxers; oh dear

National Security Minister Jack Warner has vowed to treat the Trinidad and Tobago media to his British “silk” boxers. Even Wired868, who has taken up the challenge to see Warner in court, is praying that the former FIFA Vice-President is referring to his expensively assembled legal team of British Queen’s …

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Kamla’s cold war

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has spent the past 72 hours afflicted by an unusual strain of the cold. Persad-Bissessar apparently shivers at the mere thought of attending any function that might have reporters present, such as Cabinet or Shouter Baptist Day celebrations. Yet, the Prime Minister had …

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Kamla and the media: Press-ed down and runneth over

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar pointed an accusing finger at the Trinidad and Tobago media yesterday and, in particular, a Trinidad Guardian reporter as she railed about “rogue” elements in the Fourth Estate. Schoolyard wisdom suggests, though, that when you point one finger, four are invariably aimed right back at you. …

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Integrity Combobulation gives Minister Raging Bull wings

Former Trinidad and Tobago Boxing Board of Control (TTBBC) member Ricardo Phillip filed a complaint with the Integrity Commission regarding Sport Minister Anil Roberts, his permanent secretary Ashwin Creed and special advisor Boxu Potts. The Integrity Commission referred the matter to the Director of Public Prosecutions. So, you might deduce, …

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