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PM: Machel must pay

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has publicly warned soca star Machel Montano that beating up fans at night clubs can be expensive business. “We are very proud of his talent,” said Persad-Bissessar, at the bbpTT Grounds in Mayaro yesterday, “but when you break the law, you have to pay for it.” …

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Prime Minister SC unearths suspicious plot… that she started

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar SC reminded Trinidad and Tobago of her sharp legal mind and selective memory on the weekend as she pointed out that her former minister Collin Partap was “innocent until proven guilty” and questioned the haste with which DPP Roger Gaspard moved to charge him for drunk …

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Revealed: The great Kublalsingh con

A faint and emaciated Wayne Kublalsingh had his hunger strike violently interrupted yesterday afternoon as human rights activist Ishmael Samad grabbed his forearm and tried to drag him upright to make a citizen’s arrest. “I think he was the person who, when nine of our citizens were hanged he was passionately …

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Kublalsingh’s hunger strike gets lean returns

Dr Wayne Kublalsingh continues to gamble his health on the compassion, transparency and sense of justice of the People’s Partnership government and its leader, Kamla Persad-Bissessar. Arguably, it is akin to leaving your Oreos with the Cookie Monster and expecting to come home to chocolate chips. Housing Minister Roodal Moonilal, …

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The Prime Minister must lead her government

“Cometh the hour, cometh the man” is a cliché often heard in politics and sport as a leader emerges to rescue a seemingly lost cause. These six words crystallise the political events in Trinidad and Tobago over the last three months. Except that no man or, in this case, woman …

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PM does stand-up at Centre of Excellence

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar thrilled her People’s Partnership colleagues with a deft stand-up routine yesterday at a $1,000-a-plate fund raiser for the upcoming THA elections. “They talk of corruption in my Government and up to today they cannot give me one specific instance of corruption,” said the Prime Minister. “They …

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Super Kamla gives car-care tips

Trinidad and Tobago’s electorate dumped a Project Manager two years ago. Now, it arguably has a Pseudo Mechanic. Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar added salt to the wounds of motorists, reeling over a 44 percent increase in premium gas prices, by suggesting that they use super instead. “I am (…) advised …

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Political surprise on a yellow brick road

Scene: Yellow Brick Road. Four friends and their little pothound are skipping along when suddenly: BANG! A huge cloud of red smoke appears on the road and inside the cloud is a giant face. Kamla: “Oh my God. It’s the wicked witch of Diego Martin West, Keith Rowley.” Rowley: “Yes, my …

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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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