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A PP Christmas with Jack and Kamla

Scene: Cabinet Christmas party (Kamla and Jack small-talk next to the rum punch). Kamla: “Jack, I’m a little disappointed in this year’s party.” Jack: “Yes, I know, I really think we should get rid of Moonilal and Ramlogan. They’re getting to be a little too mannish.” Kamla: “No Jack, I …

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Volney tries Warner defence as section 34 farce continues

MP Herbert Volney tried a classic “Jack Warner defence” yesterday in regards to the on-going Section 34 controversy that has already done for his Cabinet career and threatens the credibility of the People’s Partnership government. The Jack Warner defence, named after the colourful National Security Minister, is famous for its …

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AG’s curious logic… and section 34

Attorney General Anand Ramlogan, as he suggested during the section 34 debacle, is very particular about what responsibilities he attaches to his post. And facts and truthfulness appear not to be part of his job description. After attorney Reginald Armour SC complained that the AG inflated his legal fees from …

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Is the AG corrupt, inept or just useless?

Not guilty. Attorney General Anand Ramlogan is not guilty of anything so it’s about time we, as a nation, give the good gentleman a break. Let’s leave the man alone. Let’s forget about Section 34. Let’s stop the witch hunt. Let’s move on. I listened to the debate in Parliament …

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The Government must hold Section 34 Inquiry

I really don’t care who runs the country. Be it UNC, COP, PNM or any other trilogy of capital letters, all I want is a government whose first concern is improving the lives of its citizens rather than their own. Is it too much to ask, I sometimes ponder. I …

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Carlos’ Miracle on 34th Street

Carlos John, the former UNC Minister of Works, is a firm believer in the spirit of Christmas. In December 2010, John, who faces fraud charges for his role in the Piarco Airport scandal, applied to the Transport Commissioner to reserve number 34 for his next vehicle, which was a two-door …

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Suspicious Rowley gets spicy

Scene: Manager’s office, a  KFC West PoS branch. Phone rings. Manager: “Good morning, KFC, the manager speaking.” Dr Rowley: “Good morning, Dr Keith Rowley here. I’m calling about the complaint I made last week.” Manager:  “Hello again, Dr Rowley. What seems to be the problem this time?” Dr Rowley:  “This …

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Volney gets 10-day lesson

Clevon Raphael (in a Trinidad Guardian interview): (…) Do you think the PP administration could survive Section 34? Herbert Volney: Of course… It is a ten-day wonder, if as long. That’s the thing about 10-days; there is no guarantee of employment in the immediate aftermath. Mr Live Wire wishes the …

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Volney trumps clause 34; Machel law expected

(A deep, mysterious voice offers a monologue) IN THE FUTURE   ONE NATION IS AFFLICTED   WITH A NEW KIND OF GOVERNMENT.   ONE WOMAN CONTROLS IT ALL.   BUT JUDGEMENT IS COMING   TO TAKE DOWN AN EMPIRE.   HE MUST GO ALL THE WAY UP.   HERBERT TWO …

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PP scared of speedy divorce

Attorney General Anand Ramlogan admitted to a crisis yesterday but it was not the one that Chief Justice Ivor Archie and the rest of Trinidad and Tobago was most worried about. The Chief Justice and the Law Association chided the Government about the haste in proclaiming the Administration of Justice …

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Volney verbal volley to voters

Justice Minister Herbert Volney was identified in today’s Sunday Express as the Cabinet official responsible for the proclamation of the controversial Clause 34 of the Administration of Justice (Indictable Proceedings) Act 2011. Thankfully, the St Joseph MP had an explanation for the hasty proclamation of that clause, which he shared …

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DPP sifts through the political noise

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the most poignant comment regarding section 34 of the Administration of Justice Act was made some distance from the Trinidad and Tobago Parliament yesterday. DPP Roger Gaspard noted that President Maxwell Richards assented the Act, with the controversial clause, three days before Attorney General Anand Ramlogan decided not …

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