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Election overview: Everybody wins and loses; especially COP

There were victory speeches and angry finger pointing up and down Trinidad last night as five political parties assessed the figures from yesterday’s Local General Elections and decided that either their team had won or the voters were the real losers. PNM political leader Keith Rowley had most to be …

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Now you ent see me: PM defrauds Debates Commission

The Trinidad and Tobago Debates Commission and members of the public still capable of feigning surprise at local politics were in fits today after confirmation that Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar will not take part in tomorrow’s Leaders’ Debate. Mr Live Wire himself almost exploded at breakfast. “Honey, can you believe …

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Gary the Gunslinger advises self into National Security post

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar told the nation today that she was advised to appoint former Defence Force Captain Gary Griffith as her fourth National Security Minister in three years. It might not have been the most impartial advice the Prime Minister ever received. Her advisor on national …

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Give sport a chance PM; bench Anil

In less than two weeks, Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar will have her third political reshuffle in three years, inclusive of the seismic sacking of former National Security Minister Jack Warner. The ruling People’s Partnership coalition has been embarrassed by lopsided recent defeats in Tobago and Chaguanas West, …

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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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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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Kamla goes rogue: PM attacks police; gives Khadijah THA love

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar assured citizens on Monday night that she remains “committed to cooperating with the Police” in its investigation of alleged emails that suggest misbehaviour in office, at best, by herself and several senior Government ministers. She also suggested that the Police was susceptible to …

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Keep Calm and Change Yuh Password!

Three days ago Keith Rowley had my jaw on the floor. Three days later, it’s still there. But for entirely different reasons. By now you’ve heard about “EmailGate”, or as I like to call it: “Keep Calm and Change Yuh PassWord!” Opposition Leader Keith Rowley lead another No Confidence Motion …

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Yes, Prime Minister: Anan takes PP on a Trek Into Darkness

Scene: Office of the Prime Minister Attorney General Anand Ramlogan closes the door quietly behind him. Attorney General: Good day, Prime Minister. Prime Minister: “Good day?!” Are you crazy?! Haven’t you seen the papers today?! AG: Relax, my lady. Everything is under control… PM: What the hell are you talking …

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Controversial ex-FIFA VP concedes his last political post

Austin “Jack” Warner, an unabashed gift taker, an amateur accountant of astounding creativity, one of the greatest storytellers of his generation and a servant of football, Trinidad and Tobago and, most of all, himself, passed away as a political entity on Saturday 27 April 2013 after resigning his seat in …

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