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Why the T&T Budget always disappoints

“As a people we are not part of any budget preparation which would determine our destiny for the next fiscal year. Why all this secrecy? “Why is there no participation by the ordinary citizens? Why don’t we have a date clearly identified for Budget presentation every year?” The following Letter …

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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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Kamla’s ‘Dear David’ break-up letter reveals inner turmoil

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has always taken care to present a tempered, conciliatory tone whenever she addressed the media; so perhaps her PR staff was busy on Father’s Day when a response was needed to MSJ leader David Abdullah’s departure. There were no typos but the PM’s tenor suggests that …

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MSJ’s out of the closet and ready to party

The Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) is out of the closet and set to party like it’s 1937 at tomorrow’s Labour Day celebrations—1937 was the year that late trade union leader Tubal “Buzz” Butler’s Fyzabad address shook the country. MSJ Political Leader David Abdullah played the role of party pooper …

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MSJ makes partial withdrawal from PP

The Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) has shown its clear dissatisfaction with the Government—sort of. MSJ’s political leader, David Abdullah, will not attend the People’s Partnership rally on Thursday due to unease with various governance issues and he also revealed that his party will withdraw from several boards. But there …

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OWTU files No Confidence in politicians

OWTU president-general Ancel Roget threatened withdrawal from the Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) unless the MSJ left the “damn stupidness called the People’s Partnership.” The PNM’s effort to capitalise on the rift was breezily dismissed by Roget who told Dr Keith Rowley to save his help for himself. It arguably …

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Who needs MSJ?

PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar said that change at the MSJ party would not affect the flavor of the People’s Partnership. Wired868 cannot confirm that she then asked her aide: “MSJ is what they put in Chinese food, right?”

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Political Labour pains

Labour supposedly moved closer to becoming a full-fledged political party yesterday when Errol McLeod stepped aside to allow David Abdullah to become Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) leader. They hope to be seen as a viable political alternative once they can keep Watson Duke out of the room.

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