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Jack gets some Sunshine from the media

Jack Warner might have been up to his old tricks again yesterday as he tried to acquire some moral ground before filing his nomination form to run for the Chaguanas West seat. Typically, he tried to purchase the moral ground by suspicious means. Warner waved a booklet that supposedly contained …

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Warner strips to his silk boxers; oh dear

National Security Minister Jack Warner has vowed to treat the Trinidad and Tobago media to his British “silk” boxers. Even Wired868, who has taken up the challenge to see Warner in court, is praying that the former FIFA Vice-President is referring to his expensively assembled legal team of British Queen’s …

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Kamla’s cold war

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has spent the past 72 hours afflicted by an unusual strain of the cold. Persad-Bissessar apparently shivers at the mere thought of attending any function that might have reporters present, such as Cabinet or Shouter Baptist Day celebrations. Yet, the Prime Minister had …

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Kamla and the media: Press-ed down and runneth over

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar pointed an accusing finger at the Trinidad and Tobago media yesterday and, in particular, a Trinidad Guardian reporter as she railed about “rogue” elements in the Fourth Estate. Schoolyard wisdom suggests, though, that when you point one finger, four are invariably aimed right back at you. …

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Integrity Combobulation gives Minister Raging Bull wings

Former Trinidad and Tobago Boxing Board of Control (TTBBC) member Ricardo Phillip filed a complaint with the Integrity Commission regarding Sport Minister Anil Roberts, his permanent secretary Ashwin Creed and special advisor Boxu Potts. The Integrity Commission referred the matter to the Director of Public Prosecutions. So, you might deduce, …

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TV6 ace reporter re-masters the doorstep

His name is Bassant. Mark Bassant. And he is TV6’s ace investigator journalist as evidenced by the cool mood music that always announces his appearance on the news set. Bassant showed viewers recently that beggars can live quite comfortably if they only set up their business just outside a popular …

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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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