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Analyse this

Political analyst and UWI lecturer Winford James has the simmering THA election scandal all figured out. The Sunday Express revealed that TOP minority leader Ashford has a multi-million dollar mansion he claimed to have financed, in large part, from selling cucumbers and pumpkins. Presumably, Minister Roodal Moonilal’s famous batches of …

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Trinidad Guardian spoil sports… literally

Let’s just call this a weekend to forget for the Trinidad Guardian sports desk. Or maybe it was a weekend to forget about their sport desk. On Sunday, the Guardian became the most shameless plagiarist since Father Henry Charles after lifting the vast majority of a Caribbean Cup article published …

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Introducing None Of The Above

In the current political climate in Trinidad & Tobago, freedom of speech is under attack; it is already gasping for breath, some may say, under the government’s jackboot. Recent statements, particularly by the Minister of National Security, do seem to suggest that those who speak out may be under threat. …

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MATT: Journalists under attack by politicians and bloggers

The Media Association of Trinidad & Tobago condemns the ongoing smear campaigns  currently targeting investigative journalists. These journalists, who have been conducting legitimate investigations, now find themselves the target of anonymous e-mails being circulated on the Internet by various groups, as well as public attacks on television by senior politicians. …

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Jack confuffles the Guardian

National Security Minister Jack Warner was up to his old Jedi mind tricks yesterday as he denied any knowledge that he was being investigated by the IRS as reported exclusively in Wired868. And, possibly sensing the chance to rewrite history, Warner added the bizarre claim that: “I have never faced …

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Newsday’s diplomatic gaffe

The Trinidad Newsday might consider itself the most brilliant publication in the nation’s history after several past and present employees including Chief Editor Therese Mills and founder Clevon Raphael were celebrated last week among the legends of Trinidad and Tobago’s Independence. This excellence was arguably missing today—and not for the …

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Jack gets tough on criminal statistics

National Security Minister Jack Warner yesterday challenged Trinidad and Tobago’s criminal elements in a showdown at Abercromby Street, Port of Spain. Not the criminals who destroy lives though; just the ones who are bad for his own reputation. After a weekend with seven murders, Warner ignored the gunmen and police …

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Will silence make Candice safer?

Good Day Mr. Liburd, I am a friend of Candice Worrell and was therefore very concerned when I came across your recent article captioned “Welcome Back, Candice!” this morning. The news is fantastic but consideration should be given to the fact that the perpetrator of this crime has not been …

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Hinds retreats over Miller/media clash

Opposition Senator Fitzgerald Hinds claimed he never called the media “vultures” and said he was just passing on a message from Cheryl Miller when he told the TV6 and Express reporters outside her home that they were “hounding” her. Miller had been locked away at the St Ann’s Psychiatric Hospital …

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OCM gobbles up radio stations

OCM, the parent company of the Trinidad Express and TV6, expects to soon add considerable media muscle with the acquisition of the Citadel Group and its radio stations I95.5, Red 96.7 and Hitz 107.1 as well as Sidewalk Radio 92.3. It means that, in a virtually unregulated local media climate, …

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Warner subjects German TV crew to horror show

Works Minister Jack Warner yesterday threatened to embarrass a German television crew that questioned him on his ongoing court matter with 13 World Cup 2006 players and other FIFA-related scandals. The ZDF TV crew didn’t ask any further questions but Warner subjected them to a humiliating experience anyway; as they …

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Express, Guardian follow Wired868’s lead

Wired868 is pleased that the Trinidad Express and Guardian newspapers are following our lead in publicising former beauty queen Candice Worrell’s brave fight for her life after a brutal assault; even though neither longstanding media house could be bothered to write its own story and just lifted ours without proper accreditation. …

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