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Did Anil’s baby just win bronze?

Chaguanas West MP Jack Warner has claimed the alias of “Action Man” although it is uncertain whether he pinched the title as a farewell present from CONCACAF or had it purchased for him by friendly local contractors. But what do we call bilingual Sport Minister Anil Roberts, who juggles more …

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Anil goes green; but it’s not what you think

Few would be stunned by news that COP politician Anil Roberts has been privately nurturing a green thumb. The part-time swim coach and full-time court jester treats political parties as flings and not lifetime partners; although Mr Live Wire cannot vouch that he knows the difference between the two types …

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Greenday: The ILP gets a surprise guest for lunch

Scene: Campaign lunch for the Independent Liberal Party. A skinny bearded man approaches Jack Warner. Man: “Ah Mr Warner, I thought I would pass by and show my support.” Jack: “Kublasingh, what are you doing here? The buffet’s over there.” Wayne: “Jack, I’m a philosophical person. Just because you and …

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Anil’s ADD-ing problem

Sport Minister Anil Roberts offered to resign, with conditions, on the TV6 Morning Show on Tuesday. So far, so interesting. Not surprisingly, the problem lay in the thought process. Roberts, who is also the D’Abadie/O’Meara MP, vowed to leave public office if a series of emails allegedly sent between the …

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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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Pound the alarm: Nicki Minaj is at it again

Trinidad-born rapper and the world’s oldest Barbie doll, Nicki Minaj, gave Trinidad and Tobago another public toast this week. Once again, it was with Gramoxone. Minaj, a judge for the popular United States television show “American Idol”, compared Trinidad and Tobago to Liberia and said she was lucky to get …

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That’s Istan-bul! Sport Minister is a tweet for Bovell

Tweet from @GeorgeBovell: “Coach arrived. He finished his 1st meeting in time for an inspirational lunch. Getting ready to head to the pool for the final tune up.”   It can’t be half-bad to have the Minister of Sport in your support staff. Presumably, celebrated Trinidad and Tobago swimmer George Bovell …

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Tactless Sport Minister gets tactical

Scene: Press conference at the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs Sport Minister Anil Roberts: “Good day gentlemen. The Sport Ministry is pleased to announce a new tactical plan that will guarantee the Trinidad and Tobago national football team success in the future. I, as a top level coach, and …

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