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SSFL 18: The problem with Tobago; coaches weigh in on issues as Bishop’s try to beat the drop

“For the [Secondary School Football] League’s sake, they may have to look at things in a much deeper capacity,” said Bishop’s High School coach Richard Goddard, “in terms of how we ensure the Tobago representative team or teams have little stress on their shoulders, [so they can] be able to …

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Is Tobago racist or is Rampersad an idiot?

The TOP was not routed in Tobago because it is an uninspiring bunch steered by a leader, Ashworth Jack, of questionable integrity and chained to a People’s Partnership that it is dogged by corruption and which treats the electorate as mindless voting machines. Not even close. Tobago voted against TOP …

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London fogs up the PP with resounding Tobago win

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s high-profile ally was left vowing to rebound from the anguish of a humiliating public defeat yesterday. But enough of soca star Machel Montano and his plea for empathy to “Fêteology 101” partygoers. What about TOP leader Ashworth Jack and his resounding defeat in the THA elections? …

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Bureaucratic Not-So-Flash Gordon ready to probe Ashworth’s mansion

The Integrity Commission has finally agreed to investigate TOP leader Ashworth Jack’s “nice house” after a 16-month delay since THA field liaison officer Moses Thomas initially asked the body to look into the matter. Integrity Commission chairman Ken “Absolutely-Not-Flash” Gordon told the Trinidad Express that Thomas’ report did not satisfy …

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Ashworth treats Tobago to PP politics

TOP leader Ashworth Jack, the hero of pumpkin and cucumber farmers worldwide, yesterday gave more information on his controversial mansion to Tobago voters. Jack, who is vying for the post of THA Chief Secretary, revealed that it was a “nice house” and far superior to anything that Orville London and …

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Moderate THA debate leaves candidates un-flushed

The three candidates for the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Chief Secretary post turned up and there was a respectful tone with no cross-talk. Otherwise, the THA debate was as illuminating as a campaign advertisement and all candidates coasted through with the facilitator, Ronald Ramkissoon, interested in little besides the …

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Tobago Hilton stuck in an ugly, racist past

The Tobago Organisation of the People (TOP) has alleged that THA Deputy Chief Secretary and PNM representative Hilton Sandy told a political gathering “if you bring the wrong results, (a) Calcutta ship is coming down for you.” If the allegation is true, Sandy not only needs a lesson in racial sensitivity …

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