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Ignorance is bliss at National Security press conference

National Security Minister Jack Warner thought that he and HDC managing director Jerlean John paid the sizable and unmentionable fee to bring former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal to Trinidad. Housing Minister Roodal Moonilal apparently knew Warner’s program better than he did and suggested O’Neal’s visit was actually funded by anonymous …

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PM’s nurse Newton is no cheap date

Vidwatie Newton cost taxpayers just over $860,000 to accompany her sister and Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar on 11 trips across the globe, which included stops in England, Australia, India, Brazil and the United States. This cost comprised of airfare, accommodation, meals and incidentals. To add context, ex-West …

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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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No Confidence Motion: Moonilal sees dead people

Roodal Moonilal said Opposition Leader’s No Confidence Motion was dead on arrival but offered that even a corpse can aid a scientific discovery. Moonilal, who opened the batting for the government, asked if there would be another motion of no confidence if Reshmi Ramnarine changed her name again and criticised …

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Picture this

Do staged political photo-ops belong to a simpler, bygone era? In our pick today, compliments the Trinidad Guardian, PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar pretends to drive an excavator while Ministers Fazal Karim and Roodal Moonilal squeeze beside her to presumably offer support and UWI Principal Professor Clement Sankat mans the door—in case …

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Housing MP’s plane plan for squatters

Housing Minister Roodlal Moonilal wants to purchase a small airplane to locate and eradicate the “parasite of squatting”. He did not divulge whether the intention was to use weedicide and if a plane was cheaper than bus route fare to Bangladesh in St Joseph.

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