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How to con a con: Warner gets Jack-ed in Chaguanas mayor race

“Thy’s a Judas,” stated one onlooker, as councillors met at the Chaguanas Borough Corporation yesterday to select a new mayor. The female commenter did not quite pull off the King James version-speak; but one got the picture. An evil deed of biblical proportions had just been executed. “We want the …

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Crime Watch burgled: Warner nabs Alleyne’s co-host

Trinidad and Tobago’s mushrooming crime problem took a turn for the worse today with news that flamboyant pseudo-crime fighter Ian Alleyne has been burgled. Once again, politics is being blamed for the blatant disregard to law and order. Alleyne tried to put on a brave face on the sad situation …

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Nicholas scores own goal with Warner attack

Trinidad and Tobago’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Gavin Nicholas, gave an unwelcomed reminder yesterday as to why ambassadors are better seen than heard. And only when those are the only two possible options. Nicholas, the former People’s Partnership press secretary, told the Trinidad Express that Chaguanas West MP …

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Behind the iron throne: The Cabal descends into chaos

The Lady Prime Minister summons her closest advisors, called the “Cabal”, to discuss control of the iron throne and a threat in Middle Trinidad from Lord Jack, who has risen from sure death like a phoenix; nay, a cockroach. Lord Anand, the Master of Coin, tries to assist her with a mathematical conundrum.    …

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Sticks and stones please: why Carmona’s address failed

Trinidad and Tobago President Anthony Carmona gave a typically insightful and rousing address to Parliament last Friday, which the equally articulate and astute Clarence Rambharat described as “a well-deserved whipping” in his Trinidad Express column. Here are some highlights from Carmona’s speech: “The elected government of the day is not …

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Maraj holds TV6 panel hostage for three hours

TV6 journalist and moderator Marlan Hopkinson successfully defused a remarkable hostage situation at the CCN building last night that involved a former Minister, a veteran journalist and an elderly gentleman who claimed to be a political analyst. TV6 had constructed a panel to discuss the Chaguanas West by-election but, inadvertently, …

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New Jack City goes green; watch your constituencies, Kamla

Sixty-nine percent of Chaguanas West yesterday decided that disgraced football administrator, foremost anti-transparency advocate and truth-challenged politician Jack Warner was more trustworthy than Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and her cardboard cut-out candidate Khadijah Ameen. The Chaguanas West by-election ended a surreal three month period for the constituency …

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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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A load of bull: Moonilal beats Warner to the low ground

Housing Minister Dr Roodal Moonilal demonstrated his earthiness and grasp of the issues relevant to Chaguanas West voters yesterday by suggesting that former MP Jack Warner wants constituents to give up their Range Rovers and return to “bull-carts.” “I driving the same vehicle for two years, a Rover SUV and …

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Prisons go green: But how will it affect Chaguanas West?

In a radical new move engineered by Food Production Minister Devant Maharaj and Justice Minister Christlyn Moore, convicted prisoners will soon be mandated to work in the agricultural sector. Maharaj explained that the scheme was part of the prisoners’ rehabilitation and offers them the chance to earn a new life …

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