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Jack: Suffer the children

School children have a lot in their book bags these days including wildly fluctuating academic assessment plans and enough books to fill a library. It might get worse though after National Security Minister Jack Warner suggested that a good cut-tail for little Jason and Natasha is just what Trinidad and …

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London Olympics continues… And THA is trailing

Double bronze medallist Lalonde Gordon might still be sporting his medals and discussing London 2012 but he is probably some distance from the Olympic ideals these days. Tobago House of Assembly (THA) chief secretary Orville London paid tribute to the sister isle’s first Olympic medallist with gifts at a civic …

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Jack’s Shaq-attack inspires youth; broken hearts to follow

National Security Minister Jack Warner, with typical pizzazz, yesterday unveiled his first crime fighting plan with a little help from seven foot one ex-NBA star Shaquille O’Neal. O’Neal and PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar launched the “Hoops of Life” competition in the Beetham Gardens, which will pay out $1.75 million in prize …

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Kamla: It is alleged

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar brushed aside queries as to the suitability of new National Security Minister Jack Warner. Everything from a prima facie case at FIFA level to eyewitness and video accounts in Trinidad and Tobago were mere allegations or else “somebody would be in jail.” The PM sidestepped the …

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PM’s Ministry of Mystery and Obfuscation

Four days after the announcement of a Ministry of National Diversity and Social Integration, Trinidad and Tobago remains confused about the deliverables of the new State body. Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar did not help much when asked for details. The PM offered that Ministers Clifton De Coteau and Embau Moheni …

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PM shuffles her Cabinet; Jacks are wild

Minister of National Security: Jack Warner, M.P Minister in the Ministry of National Security: Collin Partap, M.P Minister of Legal Affairs: Prakash Ramadhar, M.P Attorney General: Senator Anand Ramlogan Minister of the People and Social Development: Dr. Glenn Ramadharsingh, M.P Minister in the Ministry of the People and Social Development: …

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Party time for two-year-old PP; babysitter wanted

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar shrugged off criticisms of tonight’s People’s Partnership anniversary celebration by asking, rhetorically, if one shouldn’t celebrate a two-year-old’s birthday just because he cannot walk properly. Fair point and Wired868 recommends that parents love their children regardless of any perceived learning disabilities. Following up on the Lady …

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Fixin’ T&T condemns Warner appointment

In the context of the several international and local allegations of corruption, FIXIN’ T&T categorically condemns the appointment of the Minister of Works and Infrastructure Jack Warner to the position of Acting Prime Minister. This latest development again brings into question the judgment of Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar. The Prime …

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PM SC pleads to CCJ… But was it for her sister?

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar yesterday announced to Parliament growing confidence in the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as she revealed plans to make it the final court of appeal for criminal matters. The London-based Privy Council will continue to have the final word on all civil matters. What a difference …

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PM’s nurse Newton is no cheap date

Vidwatie Newton cost taxpayers just over $860,000 to accompany her sister and Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar on 11 trips across the globe, which included stops in England, Australia, India, Brazil and the United States. This cost comprised of airfare, accommodation, meals and incidentals. To add context, ex-West …

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Kamla helps solve Americas’ crime with clichés

The 6th OAS Summit in Colombia is best known for US President Barack Obama’s secret service men’s nocturnal activities with prostitutes. It is arguable whether Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar lifted the gravity of the occasion yesterday with her own speech on organised crime in the Americas. The …

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