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Fatigued Glenn gets a rest; Minister of the People joins PM’s sack race

Minister of the People Glenn Ramadharsingh arguably made history yesterday for the most ridiculous dismissal in local politics after the sack race also-ran lost his job for effectively mistaking a CAL plane for his living room and incorrectly reading the future of a flight attendant that he took for his …

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Alleyne promises a wetting as St Joseph by-election heats up

Ian Alleyne completed the St Joseph by-election line-up today as he filed his nomination papers. Allegedly. Well, he actually did; but Alleyne would surely be using the word ‘alleged’ more than ever if he becomes a full-fledged politician. The celebrated “Crime Watch” television host now goes head to head with …

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Volney tries Warner defence as section 34 farce continues

MP Herbert Volney tried a classic “Jack Warner defence” yesterday in regards to the on-going Section 34 controversy that has already done for his Cabinet career and threatens the credibility of the People’s Partnership government. The Jack Warner defence, named after the colourful National Security Minister, is famous for its …

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The Government must hold Section 34 Inquiry

I really don’t care who runs the country. Be it UNC, COP, PNM or any other trilogy of capital letters, all I want is a government whose first concern is improving the lives of its citizens rather than their own. Is it too much to ask, I sometimes ponder. I …

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Carlos’ Miracle on 34th Street

Carlos John, the former UNC Minister of Works, is a firm believer in the spirit of Christmas. In December 2010, John, who faces fraud charges for his role in the Piarco Airport scandal, applied to the Transport Commissioner to reserve number 34 for his next vehicle, which was a two-door …

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Volney gets 10-day lesson

Clevon Raphael (in a Trinidad Guardian interview): (…) Do you think the PP administration could survive Section 34? Herbert Volney: Of course… It is a ten-day wonder, if as long. That’s the thing about 10-days; there is no guarantee of employment in the immediate aftermath. Mr Live Wire wishes the …

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Volney trumps clause 34; Machel law expected

(A deep, mysterious voice offers a monologue) IN THE FUTURE   ONE NATION IS AFFLICTED   WITH A NEW KIND OF GOVERNMENT.   ONE WOMAN CONTROLS IT ALL.   BUT JUDGEMENT IS COMING   TO TAKE DOWN AN EMPIRE.   HE MUST GO ALL THE WAY UP.   HERBERT TWO …

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Volney verbal volley to voters

Justice Minister Herbert Volney was identified in today’s Sunday Express as the Cabinet official responsible for the proclamation of the controversial Clause 34 of the Administration of Justice (Indictable Proceedings) Act 2011. Thankfully, the St Joseph MP had an explanation for the hasty proclamation of that clause, which he shared …

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T&T ponders 17th century policing initiative

Scene: Office of the Minister of Justice The telephone rings. “Good morning, Herbert Volney speaking.” “Good morning, Minister. This is Chief Justice Ivor Archie.” “Aah, Ivor. Good to hear from you, my boy. What can I do for you today?” “Well, Minister, I’m rather concerned about your statements about conducting …

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Still kicksin in Parliament

Justice Minister Herbert Volney is pushing for the qualifying salary for legal aid to be raised from $545 a month to $3,000. Wired868 applauds his humanity. But what about a clause that says income qualifications can be waived in “extenuating circumstances”? Volney said the best of us are “broken” sometimes …

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Volney steps forward with reverse psychology

Justice Minister Herbert Volney thinks he is just the deputy political leader that the UNC needs since he is not from south Trinidad, Indian, Hindu, a cabal member or a politician. He probably isn’t much of a salesman either. Volney said he will run a smart campaign. Wired868 hopes it …

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