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Gordon’s got a gun… and he’s not afraid to lose it

Eighty-two-year-old Integrity Commission chairman Ken Gordon faces the possibility of a charge for neglecting to secure his registered firearm and ammunition after losing his loaded .38 handgun near the Brian Lara Cancer Society on Carnival Monday. The loaded weapon was found by a schoolboy, according to the Trinidad Express, and …

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NCBA stifles Carnival internet stream… and common sense

Economics 101: How do you raise interest and help ensure the long term viability of Carnival? If you are a 21st century homo sapien, the internet might be your first and most cost-effective stop. Encourage the Trinidad and Tobago media and Carnival participants to take photographs and show videos of revellers …

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Don’t you know… I was a designated driver

Scene: Office of the Minister of National Security. Phone rings… Minister Warner: “Good afternoon, Jack speaking.” Acting COP Williams: “Good afternoon Jack, Stephen here.” Warner: “Ah, Stephen, how are you today?” Williams: “Well, actually, I’ve had the President on the phone to me.” Warner: “Maxwell called you?” Williams: “Yes, and …

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T&T copyright groups bubbling for a fight; no getaway

A lecturer and medical students at the Eric Williams Medical Science Complex were relieved of their money, jewelry, cellular phones, laptop computers, wallets and iPads yesterday at 9.30 am. North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) chairman Dr Shehenaz Mohammed said security would be beefed up at the complex as a …

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Carnival’s Axis of Copyright; what’s wrong with the NCC

I’ve been advised, by a source with no reason to lie about such things, that some quite draconian fees have been instituted for the coverage of Carnival in 2013. These fees break out as follows… NCC Fees: Personal use – $600.00, Commercial use – $800.00 Additional National Carnival Bandleader’s Association (NCBA) fees …

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Soca stars uncover indentured labour racket

Trinidad and Tobago soca stars Ian “Bunji Garlin” Alvarez and Fay Ann Lyons-Alvarez might have executed a daring daylight escape from indentured servitude yesterday, right in the land of their birth. Locals might have heard of the alleged labour racket by another name. Caribbean Prestige Foundation (CPF) chairman William Munro …

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Ex-COP chairman suggests Machel Law

Former COP leader Joseph Toney thinks Trinidad and Tobago citizens should dip in their pockets for a good cause. Not for cosmetic surgery for a baby girl who had a chunk of her face bitten off or to aid the recovery of the Diego Martin flood victims, offset legal fees …

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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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Primary Schools make mas

Heads of the national Primary School Principals Association and PTA renewed calls for teachers and students to get the entire Carnival week off with an appropriately shortened July/August holiday to match. The teaching service is bracing for an upsurge in applicants at its training college—as well as more standard five …

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Tribe dodges police plane

The Police Commissioner revealed that the controversial light airplane was used for Carnival 2012–he described it as “a free car in the sky”–to help the police respond quickly to incidents. He did not give details as to the benefits provided by his aerial mobile patrol, which costs as much as …

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Iwer leads Machel in 2013 race

Iwer George is still sore at Machel Montano and slammed Soca Monarch judges for placing Montano first although he supposedly went over the stipulated time-limit and used fireworks on stage. Iwer is now only needs a rhythm and chorus for his 2013 Carnival tune.

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