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How to con a con: Warner gets Jack-ed in Chaguanas mayor race

“Thy’s a Judas,” stated one onlooker, as councillors met at the Chaguanas Borough Corporation yesterday to select a new mayor. The female commenter did not quite pull off the King James version-speak; but one got the picture. An evil deed of biblical proportions had just been executed. “We want the …

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Love and war for Kamla, Jack and Keith in St Joseph

The Trinidad and Tobago public might be woozy today from another hard-fought battle filled with recriminations and suspicious behaviour from the people entrusted with the responsibility of governance. But enough about Presentation College of San Fernando’s controversial Big Five victory over St Mary’s College; the St Joseph by-election had its …

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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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Bring in the spinners: Pennelope says communication is PNM’s problem

PNM Senator Pennelope Beckles believes her party has just one major problem. Trinidad and Tobago doesn’t know how awesome it is and how fabulous its plans are for the country. “I don’t think the plans of what we would do if we get into government are sufficiently known by the …

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Battle of Chaguanas: Who can take Jack-City?

The PNM has put its colt in the Chaguanas West by-election race in the form of 24-year-old farmer Avanish Singh. Former MP Jack Warner was kind enough to write Singh’s campaign slogan for him. In response to the furore about spending $6.5 million in taxpayers’ money to tow a firetruck, …

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Express gives Rowley’s backdoor the treatment

Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley did not know about his backdoor until very recently. Presumably, neither did the Trinidad Express. But reporter Renuka Singh latched on to Rowley’s rear with the sort of relish not seen in these parts since US-based R&B star Akon grabbed hold of an underage girl …

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Principal suspended for slapping standard three boy

A Rio Claro primary school teacher has been suspended and may face criminal charges after slapping a standard three student. The student, according to the Trinidad Guardian report, was allegedly struck with such force that the principal’s hand printed out on his face. Medical officials, we cannot confirm, said the …

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Live Wire: Opposition adopts swinging position on hanging

Scene: Office of the Opposition Leader PNM Senators Faris Al-Rawi and Fitzgerald Hinds walk in and stiffly shake hands with Opposition Leader Keith Rowley. Al-Rawi sits closest to the door, which is slightly ajar. Rowley walks behind the two seated Senators and slams the door shut. Keith Rowley: You two …

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Rowley reloaded and the PR myth

Hands up for all readers who know what village their boss was raised in? Anyone knows how and where whoever writes your cheque met their significant other? Are there any raised hands yet? Here are some more questions. Does it matter what your boss is wearing when he or she gives …

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Warner unveils new crime plan; and it’s a gag

Scene: Ministry of National Security Minister Jack Warner: “It is apparent, of course, that Rowley and his mob are responsible for the high murder rate in this country. I propose that we formulate a plan that will curb their activities and allow the people of Laventille to live in peace” …

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