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Happy Independence: Live Wire awards the saints and sinners among us

Happy Independence Day! Wired868 wishes to extend warm greetings to Trinidad and Tobago on this blessed anniversary. Fifty-two years already?! If it is any consolation, you have the awkward drainage system of a toddler, the attention span of a seven-year-old and the political sophistication of a 12-year-old. Congratulations to the national …

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When The Political Tongue Slips

Earl Best recalls some occasions when the public language was not, ahm, parliamentary… Three years ago, Benjai’s monster hit “Trini” mash up the whole place. “And they like to hear Trini talk, talk, talk, talk, talk…,” he told us. There wasn’t one dissenting voice. That “they” includes me because, in …

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More Hart failures

Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs told the COP chairman that there was still no credible evidence with which to charge former Udecott executive chairman Calder Hart. Hart’s perceived corrupt use of State funds was a key issue in the fall of the Patrick Manning-led government and the wind beneath the wings …

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No Confidence Motion: Moonilal locates PNM skeleton

Housing Minister Roodal Moonilal claimed that ex-Prime Minister Patrick Manning called the 2010 snap general elections after learning that six PNM MPs—supposedly led by the Opposition Leader—planned to vote against him on the then Opposition’s no confidence motion. Manning supposedly got wind of a clandestine meeting in Barbados between disgruntled …

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