Clusterfu$k Flashback: Janice Thomas and the Prince of Pet Rice and Porsches

Minister Bharath today: post pet rice, but rolling in Porsches

Long before Agriculture Minister Vasant Bharath was rolling in a steal-of-a-deal Porsche, he was well-known for being the first major scandal in the 1995-2000 UNC Govt: as the man who ordered a TT$30m shipment of pet rice that was useless by the time it crossed the Middle Passage between India and Trinidad. Two shipments were ordered, but only one turned up. The rice shipment fiasco involved a government trade mission to India, NFM Board members having to be fired, the alleged involvement of then Indian High Commissioner and shipments of rice delayed in Senegal and lost at sea.

Sasha Mohammed/Janice Thomas???

Long before she was functioning as the PM’s Social Events Adviser and allowing threatening e-mails to be sent from her computer Janice Thomas….sorry, Sasha Mohammed wrote investigative pieces for the Guardian. Here’s her report on Vasant Bharath’s early foray into national politics:

http://www.trinidadandtobagonews.com/forum/webbbs_config.pl/read/1092

http://www.newsday.co.tt/news/0,153855.html

Crime Clusterfu$k/Political Pantomime 20mts, 9dys:

Jack and Kamla: A Love Story!

Little Jack Warner sulking in a corner
Eating his humble pie
Kamla well put him down
For being a clown
And dealing with Fifa Bribes!
It look like the political love affair to end all love affairs done!
Gone are the days of hand holding and puss pussing in Parliament.
Jack going up the Hanging Bill Hill by heself.
It is a desperate attempt to remain credible in a party that no longer needs him or his wallet!
Why keep Jack when we have the Treasury!
Kamla Rani tell the Keith of Rowley to re-think his position on the Joint Select Committee and bring back he bat and ball (Faris and Colm) to the game.
The country still reeling over Plane Talk and Bad Manners.
The Hot Shot Top Cop in a Hott Spott and Sandy say he have to explain.
In between all this non-transparence and over-procurement the murder toll continues to rise.
41 murders in January…a month with only 31 days!
Yet Kamla Rani promising BIG tourism thrust…..
Trinis fraid Trinidad, you expect tourists to come here bravez dangez?
Gypsy say no to a second chutney show in South.
Since when he have the power of veto on what private promoters do?
Advantage, Bacchanal and De Vice Cyah Done!

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/_Jack_on_a_personal_campaign_-138535129.html

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/_So_what__-138535134.html

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Kamla_promises_big_tourism_push-138535109.html

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/PM_urges_Rowley_to_rethink_position_on_JSC-138535104.html

http://www.guardian.co.tt/news/2012-02-02/sandy-gibbs-must-account-actions