…And a Boddle of Rum!

Hear nah, i feel 3 Zero have to be the official drink of the People’s Partnership and all man Jack Warner and Jamal Mohammed taking it through an IV.

I thought today’s low point was people from East Port of Spain telling reporters frankomen that if the Government aint give better paying jobs they will loot out Port of Spain….but no, it got better than that. Because angry citizens threatening to pillage and sack is one thing. But when you have your Minister of Local Government saying normal normal on TV that $69 a day is minimum wage you have to read between the lines and get what he saying. After Kamla and she small goal side pound Manning and the PNM for encouraging dependency, “gimme gimme” attitudes, and perpetuating a culture of handouts, Suruj Rambachan will come and admit that they government willing to pay people to work for 4 hours a day! because suruj cyah mean that people going to work an 8-hr day….which is the length of a normal working day….for $69. And if you telling me you hiring people for 4 hours a day, then the UNC is not only part of the problem, them IS the problem! Is not them self complain about this shit? Really?

And all of a sudden Jack Warner, the minister of everything, can’t be found to address a National Security issue…..well look thing!

But in the middle of TV6 news tonight i see the extent of this government 3 Zero problem. Imagine COP member, appointed Senator, Minister of Information, Jamal Mohammed will send a letter from the Office of the Prime Minister to the head of news at TV6, couched in racist language attacking the media and issuing  a not-so-subtle threat?

Take a read at CCN TV6’s post:

#ProtectThePress
Government’s Communications Minister Jamal Mohammed writes CCN Group Head of News a letter of complaint which he said is not the government’s position but “just the vides of an insignificant muslim coolie from San Juan”. He said the letter was not for publication but CCN Head of News informed him that that was not possible given his position in the Cabinet. CCN regards the letter

to be an act of attempted intimidation and, therefore the contents deserved to be made public.
The e-mail pointed out the following:
1. ‘Something seems to be going on at TV6 and the Express and it is not too nice.’
2. ‘A blind man can see that there is a clear bias at both TV6 and the Express.’
3. ‘…reports are being presented in the name of investigative journalism and the only rationale for these reports is to embarrass certain individuals.”
4. “It is clear to me that there is a specific agenda to discredit Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and members of her government.”
5. “Since May 2010, I have seen for myself a deliberate and targetted barrage of accusations and misrepresentations about the People’s Partnership as if there is an ultimate objective to make the Government fall.”
6. “To make matters worse, a deliberate programme has appeared on both TV6 and the Express, where the PNM is being re-branded, refreshed and re-aligned so that it will become a new PNM ready for governance with the fall of the People’s Partnership”.
7. “I have noticed that anytime (without exception) there is a perceived problem concerning the Partnership Government, there is always a PNM Official ready, willing and able to make comment. This is most unfortunate.”
Should Jamal Mohammed be put on suicide watch? Better yet, should we put Kamal Mohammed on suicide watch because I sure Cha Cha want to dead with shame right now.
I hope that after penning that particular letter he write a letter of resignation one time too.
This government gone clear! and yet our biggest critic on media and culture can’t manage to do a proper column yet about how the UNC and Media. In 1996, within the first 90 days of his government Panday attacked Jones P Madeira because he was pissed off at how often pictures of him with a glass in hand appeared in the newspapers. Panday issued a ban on the Guardian and all of its reporters from all Government functions until Madeira was fired. That was the ultimatum. In a scramble some of the top news paper editors and publishers of the region flew in to Trinidad to meet with Panday and assuage his feelings by offering to be media watch dogs. His relationship with the media thereafter didn’t improve.
Flash forward to UNC 2010 and though Kamla started off on a positive note with the media in the last 3 years her government has issued attack after attack on the press. It started with appointments to state media boards, then the changes at CNMG, then the firing of Fazeer Mohammed. Then the death threats from Sasha Mohammed/Janice Thomas to Express editors and reporters. Then the raid on the Express. Then the raid on the Newsday. In between you had the government restricting all advertising funding to the Mirror Newspaper and Gayelle.  Then there was the firings at Power 102.1 FM.  Then recently there have been the attacks on Asha Javeed and Denyse Renne by UNC bloggers.  And I feel quite certain that I have missed a few.
Jamal Mohammed must have lost his mind. Or maybe he is just an example of a meltdown within the government. I mean really….”insignificant muslim coolie”? Does that mean “recalcitrant minority” off the hook now? Study yuh head good….you think if Keith Rowley was to ever put God out of his thoughts and use language like that to describe a citizen here he or his party could live it down? Yet Mohammed felt the need to use reductive language, of a racist nature and then pretend he wasn’t doing so in his official capacity as Minister of Information? Is it that he and Dominic Kallipersad are penpals and often discuss politics together? In what capacity other than his official one could Mohammed have been writing a media house?
He has brought the Senate, the Cabinet, the Government and the Country into disrepute with this letter, and he has also threatened our democracy by issuing this veiled threat to the media. Express and TV6 are doing their jobs…plain and simple….and it would have been great if Jamal Mohammed….a member of a bloated and overstaffed Cabinet…had actually done his!
JAMAL NEEDS TO GO, NOW!!!!!!!!!
De Vice Cyah Done!
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…The Cupboard Was Bare!

It’s Cabinet Reconfiguration week, folks. And most, if not all of you, must know  the nursery rhyme Old Mother Hubbard!

Methinks a bare cabinet is what Kamla has been coping with these past few weeks (if not 2 years), because is the same rotting shelving board and rusty hinges she trying to move around to give the impression of a new look and freshness.

And that’s one of the sad things about our politics and governance. Look around you and notice that it’s often the same old, corrupt and dishonest geezers, or young party fanatics who are only too eager toe the party line, repeat drivel and assist in violating the country further.

Since Kamla’s announce that she was going to reconfigure her Cabinet…as opposed to reshuffle, because this PM likes new words for old things….the country has been rife with speculation about which ministers will be moved and who is likely to replace whom.

I want to be a little more pro-active than that and suggest my own changes:

National Insecurity is a big issue here. Everyone (except the govt) acknowledges that there are too many problems, serious crime is up, and People Resembling Sandy needs an anatomy lesson, because like he thinking with his elbow! Instead of setting a thief to catch a thief though….in other words, Making Jack Warner Minister of National Security….which is the most persistent rumour, Kamla should instead appoint the one thing that has been tripping up and stalling the criminal elements here and then some….yes, you got it…..STRAY BULLETS…..I endorsing Stray Bullet as Minister of National Insecurity.

The Ministry of Finance is another hotspot in Kamla’s Closet…ooops, Cabinet. Because our Minister of Finance might be the only person I know who could make a gyro cart, coconut vendor or doubles man go buss! It’s Fizzle, not fiscal policy with Dooks….so, my first choice for Min of Finance is Sauce Doubles, if he turn down the work because Curepe making more money than Dooks, then hire anyone of them “foreign nationals” on the Avenue!

 

 

 

I believe that our loud mouthed Attorney General, who can’t recognise a piano to save his life, but knows how to interfere with Integrity Commission enquiries should be replaced by the Consitution….plain and simple. Just rest it on the seat he used to occupy in Parliament. The Cover page alone more intelligent than Anand!

 

As for Sports, take yuh pick Kamla, a cricket bat, football or swimming pool will sound more coherent and sophisticated, and do more for Sport in this country than Anil could “talk” about in this lifetime. Plus all three objects know that drugs and sports don’t mix!!!!!!

You also need to move Suruj as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Information. Number one, no foreign or local person would have affairs with Suruj…number two Suruj is racist and is not a true reflection of our demography…in fact your entire Cabinet ignores the complexity of the country’s demography. But I think that is deliberate, because you endorsing the Indian Time Now policy….and that’s your prerogative, but at least get someone who understands how to conduct foreign affairs….pretty much any of the imported prostitutes from Latin America that (allegedly) know Ravi Ratiram name real good!

And for Information put Sat Maharaj…yes, you heard me. Since it going to be propaganda anyway, put somebody who will make me laugh. I want to hear Sat talk about who wearing and aint wearing underwear….it seems to be quite a fixation with him…first was the OJT underwear lines, then was Harry Harnarine’s. I want to listen to Sat talk about Indians here as if they are still citizens of the continent of India….and I want to watch the Indian community here continue to remain mum on the issue of Sat and your government and the tensions and misconceptions about our society your are intent on creating.

I can’t think of who could replace Chandresh Sharma in your closet, Kamla? Maybe we should give HD a turn? After all, he sing real soca tune about Hard Wuk…..and you done very practised at handing him cheques and holding his hands in public!

Any blank copy book you find can replace Grim Doopeesingh…..and any jackass not named Deviant could handle the Transport Ministry.

 

Is Friday Folks…and apparently International No Drawers (Panty) Day….how fortunate for the Cupboard Lady!

 

De Vice Cyar Done!

It’s My Birthday and I’ll Blog If I Want To!

Ishmael Salandy's photo of Ian Alleyne at the Port of Spain General Hospital. Photo courtesy Express website.

 

Listen, all yuh think police does be smoking the contents of the evidence room?

Explain to me how after 6 months all yuh head in town to arrest Ian Alleyne…I saw the handcuffs, doh try to fool me….and all yuh aint walk with the warrant? No wonder Om and Ian buss style on all yuh so!

And yes, I know you could arrest without a warrant…but come nah man…is 6 months all yuh planning this thing!

That being said, Ian Alleyne, Crime Watch and TV6 are Charged for the toro toro (aka bullshit) they did to that child last year on the programme.

Yesterday, whole day PNM Abroad was frothing on its wall talking about Alleyne being the people’s champion….cause they want the tune again, nah….and people’s champion or not (I really not getting into that argument) we have to agree that if Ian Alleyne breached the law, he shouldn’t be above it. To justify Alleyne’s abuse of the law is to set a bad precedent. Now, for all intents and purposes, what is clearly a legal matter has been made into a political issue….Alleyne, all of a sudden has become the PNM poster boy for Govt abuse….so many more scary instances of abuse occurring daily, and the issue that get PNM People riled up yesterday is Alleyne’s roughing up by the police? I seriously have to wonder where people’s heads are at. The Govt quietly changed the quorum of the Joint Select Committee this week, and now allowing themselves carte blanche when it comes to procurement issues…and the thing that have PNM Abroad panties in a bunch is Ian Alleyne….a man who admitted to reaching the law? Listen…UNC financiers everywhere must be busting their guts laughing over this one!

As per whether Ian’s treatment at the hands of the police was necessary….probably not…maybe it was too excessive…I certainly think so….

I am also happy to see that TV6 didn’t escape unschathed. You were part of the broadcasting process…clean up your acts…both of you.

While the show highlights criminal activity in the country and certainly depicts Alleyne as doing a better job than police there are a few changes I’d like to see:

  • less gore and dead bodies during a time children watching tv.
  • less of Alleyne in the middle of the crime scene
  • better production and editing
  • less showcasing of specific police officers.
  • statistics on how many of Ian’s arrests actually led to convictions!

Ian show beginning to look like Sgt Alexander’s PR plan!  Keep up whatever good work you might be doing Ian…..and keep improving the pappyshow into a proper show!

Pres Sando was literally on fire yesterday…and it had nothing to do with past alumni Patrick Manning, Basdeo Panday, Machel Montano or Kes Dieffenthaler…..or did it? Paying for past sins, Pres?????

Pervy McFadden, aka the Naked Bamboo Man, has been caught…..his bamboo remains intact…he lucky!

Part of the Marianne Bridge in Blanchisseuse get tief! Gypsy want scrap iron industry to be scrapped….I disagree, keep it and regulate…ppl resembling Sandy who don’t bunker diesel deserve to have their business and if the government had returned the confiscated scrap iron at the end of the SoE, maybe so much bridge wouldn’t be disappearing! Do SoE really aint like SoE, eh!

The man accused of running the Claxton bay Paedo Ring didn’t make it to court yesterday…..neither did the magistrate. We keeping an eye on this case folks….

It look like NUGFW getting ready to hit WASA some WETTIN! I waiting to see if they will really clean up Wasa or if this govt just on grandcharge.

Rumour has it Devant say is only common sense needed to run Caribbean Airlines…everybody pounding he choice of  Winston Dookeran cousin, Rabindra Moonan, as chairman….Well boy Devant, something tells me that you going and choke on them words soon. We watching!

 

It’s Saturday Folks!

 

De Vice Cyah Done!

 

 

Crime Clusterf@$k/Political Pantomime 22mts, 2dys:

Nothing new to see here folks, the country still buzzing over Jack Warner’s sound beating of Ashvani Mahabir at the UNC Internal Elections. 12,000 votes, and in his own inimicable style, Warner has promised to find the 14 people from his constituency who voted against him and try to meet their needs.

Of course Warner’s win has sparked off conversation about whether the UNC is a post-race party….a term that’s being bandied about loosely. But until the UNC stops treating with Trinidad andTobago as a bi-racial country, until they stop acting as if the only two ethnic groups living here are Africans and Indians, then I can’t consider them anything but “racial” in how they approach the politics of the country. Please note the use of the word racial, as opposed to racist. Like governments before them the tendency is to focus on only the two major ethnic groups of the country….very few people acknowledge the many other ethnic minorities that live here….and until the UNC moves away from their bi-polar/bi-racial approach to national politics….they aren’t post-race…..and the party really isn’t a viable option for the many people in the non-Indian demographic. Many non-Indian supporters of the UNC will actually tell you they are COP who just want to see the back of the PNM.

In light of the low voter turn-out, one wonders if this internal elections is something for the UNC to be proud of. The UNC is the major party of  a govt coalition, and on a Saturday, a day that allows people enough flexibility to slot in the time necessary for voting, didn’t vote. The election was plagued with irregularities, yet both Warner and Moonilal have been talking about the party’s integrity, transparency and generally saying that the elections were a success for the party. I’m not so sure….and whether it’s sour grapes or not, at least Fuad Khan had the good grace to note that 80% of the party’s support base rejected the party over the weekend. And it seems that even David Manning, son of former PM Patrick Manning, was overwhelmed with joy over Moonilal’s victory as Deputy Political Leader of the party. Moonilal insists that the young Manning is not being poached by the party…it really would make little difference to the party’s or Manning’s credibility if you ask me.

So, Marlene won, and I feel quite certain that this lady’s political ascent has only begun. Keep an eye on the Coudray folks, from troublesome mayor, to troublesome COP member, too…follow where I going with this…keep an eye on it. I still find it hard to understand how after joining the party a week away from its internal elections Marlene managed to drum up over 7000 votes….are we saying that UNC members vote for slates and not for the policies and values that the individual stands for?

The greenpaper on Self Government for Tobago is out. The AG, who we aint hear from in a while, couldn’t resist pointing out that the PNM didn’t consider this in 2010…and that the PP making good on it’s manifesto promise of 2010….I’ll wait to hear Orville’s word on it An&, especially since the last I heard the paper not really in the interest of Tobagonians at all.

Permanent Secretaries came under fire in Parliament on Friday and I and all wondering what responsibility if any do these people have to properly managing our government? Should the state abuse of public funds we’ve been seeing under this regime and other actually fall into their lap of responsibility?

And the latest on the strike is that TCL, 5 weeks into strike action, is on the verge of financial collapse. How did that happen….how can 5 weeks of strike cripple a company this bad, unless it was being mismanaged before?

And finally, Machel could stop hugging up he “boddle of rhuummm” and hug up Kavelle and give thanks for his many victories this year….and we looking forward to the HD remix of the Wedding March…Heh HAAAA!

The week now start folks…it early yet.

De Vice Cyah Done!

UNConfidence 2012!!!!!! (crime clusterf@$k/political pantomime 21mts, 7dys)

La Matadora is coming! The PM has promised to give us Toro Toro in Parliament today!

Kamla promises to play the matador today folks. That can only mean one of two things.
Plenty BULL$H@T or Machel Montano going to honour the PM by jumping off the  Hyatt dressed as a matador with a jet pack!

Yes, I put as much thought into that statement as Kamla rani has put into her speeches this past week of UNConfidence 2012 Campaigning to show the masses that the Govt that has done nothing for the last 21 months and 7 days is performing.

Where’s the CRIME PLAN?

Where’s the ECONOMIC THRUST to bring us out of 3 years of 0 per cent growth?

Where’s the report on the Trade Mission to India?
Where’s the report on the PROBE into JACK?

Where’s the report to show the economic impact of the FAILED SOE on the Country?
Where’s GIBBS’ REPORT on the CROP DUSTER?

Why was $60m spent to refurbish a warehouse for SoE detainees?
Who is going to lead the SSA?

Where’s CALDER HART? Didn’t the AG promise to bring him and Manning to justice for the UDECOTT Squandermania? How come we can’t hear nothing about UDECOTT, HART or SQUANDERMANIA any more?

Why is SAT allowed to run roughshod over a Min of Ed approved Principal?

Why did a unit that falls directly under the AG RAID A MEDIA HOUSE AND A JOURNALIST’S HOME?

But I know that today we won’t get any straight answers from you Madam PM….or your deck of Jokers.
Your modus operandi today will be to deflect, lie and accept no responsibility.

In the meantime I take comfort in the fact that Little Amy has has received some justice!

And Ian Alleyne still alive to make poor people and disenfranchised citizens still feel they have some recourse….because God Knows your lack of a  Crime Plan aint doing it for them!

So play yourself with the big crowd and pappy show.

Many of us will be actually listening for the substance of your speeches and ready to take you to task for the Theatre of the Absurd that you have turned our parliament into.

The Pantomime is truly disgusted with your governance Madam Prime Minister.

And I don’t need Rowley and his Ten Men to tell me that!

De Vice Cyah Done!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzs0oUUFWmM

Crime Clusterflock/Political Pantomime 20mts, 30dys:

Minister of Agriculture: Is he experiencing more car trouble?

Well I swear like Bharath cyah catch a break….since Carnival Monday the gossip is he bounce down a woman and allegedly drive off until police chase him down and question him…hit and run, son?  Of course others are suggesting that the Pantomime should ask Anil. This one aint smelling nice! Because if this is a government dedicated to serving the citizenry then no government minister should set the example of hitting a citizen of the country and then driving off. It means that the minister is irresponsible and to him/her a citizen of this country is no more than a stray animal or roadkill! And let’s not even broach the issue of drinking and driving…

Well the Newsday come through with the story from the hit and run victim self….she is naming Bharath!

Was the Minister of Sports having more than Blue Waters on Carnival Monday???? Photo courtesy Trinidad Guardian website.

As the dust finally settles in town we hearing that it less police in town that we were led to believe. So all this talk about high police presence and then 2 days later we hearing many officers stayed away and several stabbings takes place…..GLIBBS????? What you have to say? No comment? Check Sgt Myster? And the irony is Gibbs well heaping praises over a situation that have citizens sceptical.

The time period for the shareholders agreement with Clico almost up. Will Duprey and his gang head off into the sunset at our expense or is this Govt serious about imposing the sanctions that they are meant to impose?

A slew of BBM rumours killed the Maracas cool down lime. And is whole weekend people sending out BBM Broadcasts whose sole topic was to say black people on the loose committing crimes in town….Institutionalised racism much? Now who would want to destabilise Carnival and make blacks look bad? I can’t quite come up with a name yet!

HD, the numerologist ready to take his Carnival victories to the next level. Warns us that 2013 is going to be his year and announces that he is ready to be a Cultural Ambassador…..you maybe want to wait until your case in court get resolved HD..unless you know something we and the legal system don’t know.

Was fete to de I-Max with our President, but rumour has it Kamla Rani avoided revelling with the Trinis on advice from her handlers…..

Crime Clusterflock/Political Pantomime 20mts, 29dys:

...need I say more????

Well Soca Monarch competition done 5 days now and Iwer still sucking salt and toting. I don’t know if he think he will win retroactively. I also don’t know if he remembers the days when he was the Soca Champion embroiled in controversy as well. Do so really aint like so, at all at all!

The number of spectators out on the road this year taking in the carnival was less than in years gone by not just south. On the road in Port of Spain both Monday and Tuesday, I remarked that apart from the major judging points the streets seemed lighter than usual. Is that people were afraid to come out for the Carnival? Still exhausted by the SoE? Exhausted by this government? Exhausted by Carnival? Unwilling to Pump their Flag, Drop on the Ground and Roll because too much Jab Jab music was in their brain?

Whatever it was Carnival 2012 wasn’t the crowd puller it normally is.

While we wait to find out if Mr Fete, who has returned to performing on music trucks, has won the Road March and by what margin remember:
The Integrity Commission issue aint solved yet,
Glibbs performance appraisal still questionable,

Little Jack Warner still under plenty pressure,

Anand Ramlogan aint explain yet how the ACIB, which is under his jurisdiction conduct a raid on a media house without his knowlege,

And Kamla Rani is yet to reveal what the Crime Plan is!

Take Back the UNC Cottage Meeting on this Thursday!
Carnival Done, but the Pappy Show that is this Govt must go on.

De Vice Cyah Done!