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MC Lara caught at slips after “unimportant” stroke

It turns out that arguably the greatest batsman of all time is a below average MC. Brian Lara, former Trinidad and Tobago and West Indies cricket legend, took the microphone at the “Yorke Beach Party” during the Carnival season, hopped around the stage like Courtney Walsh with a bat and …

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Carnival copyright and how it changed our mas

It shouldn’t be surprising, given the NCC’s failure to hold a public consultation on the copyright issues that arose in 2013, to find the whole ugly mess bubbling up again.  Photographers who went to the NCC to seek accreditation for the 2014 edition of the event found no reductions in …

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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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