The Rowley/Warner/Roget tag team

by Capil Bissoon Politics makes for very strange bedfellows. Three hard-back men with over 180 years combined and a record of all kinds of tricks—good, bad, dirty and otherwise— are seeking to dethrone one woman, and a grandmother at that! Dr Keith Rowley, Austin Jack Warner and...
Posted On 22 Jun 2015
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A nation at the crossroads

By Capil Bissoon Jump high, jump low. there is a sense that our country is now at the crossroads. We have exhausted existing governance paradigms. Institutions like the Financial Intelligence Unit, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Integrity Commission,...
Posted On 01 Jun 2015
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Rowley’s Gutter Politics

By Parasram “As the woman fell, during the skit, one of the marchers stood over and remonstrated her conduct…marchers of Diego Martin West were interrupted by an uncoordinated woman, again clad in bright yellow and carrying a bottle of rum…The woman lurched as she held her...
Posted On 30 May 2015
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PNM sleeper cells everywhere

By Capil Bissoon PNM sleeper cells are now in full battle cry. They seem to be everywhere, operating on cue, in the most surprising places and are shamelessly singing from the same hymn-book. When I listened to retired Justice Sebastian Ventour, deputy chairman of the Integrity...
Posted On 25 May 2015
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By Jai Parasram Keith Rowley is deluding himself into believing that he is the new Eric Williams when all the evidence point to the opposite. I was a reporter during the Williams era and I can say with certainty that Rowley is no Eric Williams. It takes more than a march to...
Posted On 23 May 2015
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Call it steups gate

SUZANNE MILLS Sunday, May 10 2015 During my down time, some random PNM fan on the rant demanded to know why I hadn’t aimed my arrows at MP Vernella of hyphenated surname for her off-coloured comments in the Parliament about someone assumed to be the Opposition Leader. “I’m not in...
Posted On 12 May 2015
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PNM’s campaign sputters in St Augustine

If I were an undecided voter I would still be one after last week’s heavily advertised People’s National Movement (PNM) mass national meeting at St Augustine. Such a gathering should have attracted thousands but the meeting was more like a wake than an event by a party aspiring...
Posted On 21 Apr 2015
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Angels and Men

by Jai Parasram How often we have encountered the reality of that profound statement! Take for example, Opposition Leader Dr. Keith Rowley, who delivered an Easter message full of moral advice on how to live and coexist in our multi-cultural, poly-ethnic society. The leader of...
Posted On 16 Apr 2015
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Reinventing the upstream

By Kevin Ramnarine Our nation’s energy sector naturally evokes interest given that it has long been our economic foundation. T&T’s energy sector is a strong global brand. PM Kamla Persad-Bissessar in speaking recently in Panama noted that T&T accounts for 17 per cent and...
Posted On 15 Apr 2015
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Cowards of the Country

by Jai Parasram Faris Al Rawi, the PNM spokesman who always has an answer for everything, had been silent since his boss, Dr. Keith Rowley, found himself in a rather embarrassing situation with Raveena Rampersad, 17, in San Fernando on Carnival Tuesday. But last week he found his...
Posted On 03 Apr 2015
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