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Gilkes: Today Beetham, tomorrow…; residents were wrong but there’s a lesson worth learning here

It was bound to happen. What happened to Minister Fitzgerald Hinds in the Beetham was unfortunate, illegal and disrespectful. But it was all but inevitable, given a whole range of things including our society’s religious refusal to examine ourselves and our past and connect that to our present realities. So, …

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D/Martin grateful for small mercies

The People’s Partnership yesterday distributed cheques ranging in value from $7,000 to $30,000 to over 100 Diego Martin families affected by last month’s flood. The pay-out totaled $1.8 million or roughly $200,000 less than the State paid Machel Montano to sing “Advantage” last year. “I know there is no way …

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PP disaster preparation 101

Scene:  Prime Minister’s unofficial residence. Phone rings. “Good Morning, Kamla Persad-Bissessor SC, Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago speaking.” “Good morning your highness, Jack speaking.” “Ah, hello Minister Warner, you’re calling bright and early, what can I do for you today?” “Have you heard the news?” “Certainly. That Prince Harry …

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More flood woes; cameraman on standby

Wired868 has been unreliably advised that, although the rainfall might seem bad, it is actually six percent less than showers last week and 15 percent less than what was experienced the week before that. So citizens are actually benefitting from what is now known as an increase in the decrease. …

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