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Flying Squad The Movie: A critical review

Narratives based loosely on factual events were the rave at the recent United States Academy Awards with Argo, Zero Dark Thirty and Lincoln all enjoyed some success. Far away in Trinidad and Tobago, National Security Operations Centre (NSOC) director Garvin Heerah allegedly submitted a late entry. The plot, as published …

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Machel floats away… and takes Warner and Heeralal to safety

There is nothing to suggest that Trinidad and Tobago soca star Machel Montano is in any way linked to the Flying Squad that Jack Warner is supposedly innocently guilty of restarting. But, when Machel floated out the Magistrates’ Court today, he was not alone—in a manner of speaking. Machel was …

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Warner pleads guilty and innocent to Flying Squad; then absolves himself

National Security Minister Jack Warner accepted blame this weekend for the re-deployment of a “Flying Squad”. Not the penalty though. That belonged to the lesser people. “Ultimately the blame rests with the minister,” said Warner, “and if there are other guys who are under me who are performing in a …

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The myth of Warner’s amazing crime plan

This Friday on the Trinidad Guardian’s front page, PSC Chairman Professor Ramesh Deosaran was quoted as saying the crime plans have failed. I didn’t even know we had a crime plan presented to us, far less multiple ones. What I do know is that since being appointed Minister of National Security, …

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Warner avoids Haiti and logic… but what about non-flying squad?

National Security Minister Jack Warner said he was too busy to discuss the Caribbean’s crime problem in a meeting of regional representatives in Haiti, earlier this week. Well, that’s one way to avoid an awkward trip. Warner is unlikely to be popular in Port-au-Prince since the controversy regarding FIFA and …

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Warner invites top US crime fighter to Trinidad; and it isn’t April 1st

National Security Minister Jack Warner told the local media that he has invited former New York Police Chief Bill Bratton, known as “Mr Zero Tolerance”, to lecture Trinidad and Tobago lawmen. Mr Live Wire was unreliably informed that reporters broke into hysterical laughter at the notion that someone referred to …

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Controversial autopsies and an impending GESTAPO

Scene: Office of the Minister of National Security Phone rings. Jack Warner: “Good morning, President of Trinidad and Tobago speaking.” Fuad Khan: “Erm, sorry, I meant to call Minister Warner.” Warner: “Oh, yes, sorry. Warner speaking.” Khan: “Jack, it’s Fuad. Did you say you were the President?” Warner: “No, no. …

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The best of 2012: Lady PM goes Ga Ga, Warner’s excellent lie and T&T football under siege

Wired868 continues its look at 2012 with months April to June sees controversial Chaguanas West MP Jack Warner star in a bizarre Cabinet reshuffle and almost everything else while Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar lets the dogs out at her two-year anniversary party and ends up short of one coalition partner. …

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A ranking story for Warriors

Trinidad and Tobago’s latest FIFA rank of 67 is our best placement in three years. But the highest rank ever achieved by the “Soca Warriors” was 25th under late Scottish coach Ian Porterfield in June 2001. Porterfield inherited a team ranked 40th in the world from his predecessor, Bertille St Clair. In …

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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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