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The Prime Minister remembers an Iron Lady; sorta

Scene: Office of the Prime Minister 8.01 am: Phone rings on the Prime Minister’s desk. 9.30 am: Phone rings again. 10.00 am: Phone rings again. 11.35 am: Phone rings. Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar answers.   GISL CEO Andy Johnson: Good morning, Prime Minister. Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar: Don’t “good morning” …

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Yes, Prime Minister: Kamla puts foot down on Warner issue

Scene: Office of the Prime Minister. (National Security Minister Jack Warner walks in and closes the door behind him.) National Security Minister Jack Warner: Yes, Prime Minister? The AG told me you wanted to see me. Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar: It is over, Jack. This FBI business is the last …

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Kamla’s cold war

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has spent the past 72 hours afflicted by an unusual strain of the cold. Persad-Bissessar apparently shivers at the mere thought of attending any function that might have reporters present, such as Cabinet or Shouter Baptist Day celebrations. Yet, the Prime Minister had …

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Daryan allegedly turns FBI songbird; Mr Live Wire has a request

It seems that Daryan Warner’s ankles were not as captivating as CCN suggested. Reuters investigative journalist Mark Hosenball alleged today that the elder son of National Security Minister Jack Warner has been assisting the FBI in the United States since late last year in two football related matters that could …

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Kamla and the media: Press-ed down and runneth over

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar pointed an accusing finger at the Trinidad and Tobago media yesterday and, in particular, a Trinidad Guardian reporter as she railed about “rogue” elements in the Fourth Estate. Schoolyard wisdom suggests, though, that when you point one finger, four are invariably aimed right back at you. …

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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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Tobago Love: PM’s hubby cracks a funny

“Take my wife… Please!” It is one of the most memorable one-liners of the 1960s and was a catchphrase for late British-American comic Henny Youngman. However, Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar believes her husband, Gregory Bissessar, had only the best intentions when he asked her to stay in …

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A PP Christmas with Jack and Kamla

Scene: Cabinet Christmas party (Kamla and Jack small-talk next to the rum punch). Kamla: “Jack, I’m a little disappointed in this year’s party.” Jack: “Yes, I know, I really think we should get rid of Moonilal and Ramlogan. They’re getting to be a little too mannish.” Kamla: “No Jack, I …

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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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