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May 14th 2010:We Were Warned!!!

May 14th 2010:We Were Warned!!!

Prime Minister Patrick Manning warns Trinidad and Tobago that Kam­la Persad Bissessar is “a disaster waiting to happen”. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source: The Patriots Guide Want To Share? Use…

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May 2010: First Warnings Fall on Deaf Ears

May 2010: First Warnings Fall on Deaf Ears

PNM Political Leader, Keith Rowley objects to the appointment of Jack Warner as a Min­ister of Government. Attorney General Anand Ramlogan and Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar defend Warner, citing legal advice. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link…

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May 2010 – Present Day: Spendermania and Squandermania

May 2010 – Present Day: Spendermania and Squandermania

Billions of dollars worth of State contracts are awarded without following proper procedures. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source: The Patriot’s Guide Want To Share? Use the Social Media Icons in…

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July 10th 2010: Nizam’s the Man!

July 10th 2010: Nizam’s the Man!

Opposition Leader Keith Rowley protests against Nizam Mohammed’s appointment to the Police Service Com­ mission, citing the potential for political bias, and improper procedure. Mohammed is eventually removed almost 2 years later for offensive statements on the racial composition of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service. Want More Stories? The…

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August – November 2010: URP Workers Put on the Breadline

August – November 2010: URP Workers Put on the Breadline

In Spite of Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissesar’s promise to the contrary, termination letters are issued to URP workers, whose replacements assume duties without letters of appointment. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the…

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August 2010: Election promise of $3,000 pensions for 60 year olds withdrawn.

August 2010: Election promise of $3,000 pensions for 60 year olds withdrawn.

Initially, the Government denies ever making such a claim. When Opposition Leader Keith Rowley presents documentary proof from the UNC’s election advertisements and its manifesto, its election advertising agency, Ross Advertising, issues a statement blaming an unnamed Art Director for the “error”. Question: Who were the UNC officers who approved…

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August 7th 2010: Kamla Riles Caricom

August 7th 2010: Kamla Riles Caricom

On her first ever appearance at the CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting, Prime Minsiter Kamla Persad-Bissessar tells her fellow heads of government that Trinidad and Tobago is not the ATM of the Caribbean, implying that their countries have been sponging off Trinidad and Tobago. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide…

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August 18th 2010: Litter Wardens Get It Too

August 18th 2010: Litter Wardens Get It Too

28 Litter wardens at the UNC-controlled Tunapuna/Piarco Corporation dismissed from their jobs, because they were hired when the PNM controlled the Corporation Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source: The Patriot’s Guide…

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August 27th 2010: Police Commissioner Pushed Out

August 27th 2010: Police Commissioner Pushed Out

Acting Commissioner of Police James Philbert’s contract is terminated before it is completed, following threats from Attorney General Anand Ramlogan. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source: The Patriot’s Guide Want To…

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September 2010: Government Buys the Media

September 2010: Government Buys the Media

The People’s Partnership attempts to silence media criticism by appointing several senior private-sector journalists to positions in the Government and Government Information Services Limited. Those first in line to go are, Andy Johnson of the Express Sacha Mohammed of TV6 Francis Joseph of the Guardian and about 20 others. And…

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September 8th 2010: PNM Nothing for You!

September 8th 2010: PNM Nothing for You!

People’s Partnership announces cancellation of the Smelter Project, citing environmental concerns. Thousands of residents of southwest Trinidad are thereby denied access to direct and indirect employment in the Smelter Project. Energy minister Carolyn Seepersad-Bachan assures that plastics, glass, and solar panel manufacturers are lined up to take the place of…

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September 8th 2010: No to the Rapid Rail, You don’t need it!

September 8th 2010: No to the Rapid Rail, You don’t need it!

People’s Partnership announces cancellation of Rapid Rail project, con­firming its intention to make life harder for citizens of Trinidad and Tobago – another major project of national importance that has been curtailed or abandoned, simply because it was started by the previous PNM government. The needs of 350,000 people are…

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September 16th 2010: Defamation of the Chief Justice

September 16th 2010: Defamation of the Chief Justice

Justice minister Herbert Volney launches defamatory attack on the Chief Justice, during his contribution to the 2010/2011 Budget Debate. Volney criticizes the housing afforded the Chief Justice by the State at taxpayers’ expense, alleging collusion with former Attorney General John Jeremie over the residence. Subsequent investigations show that Jeremie was…

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September 29th 2010: Partnership Says “No” to OPVs for Fighting the Drug Trade

September 29th 2010: Partnership Says “No” to OPVs for Fighting the Drug Trade

People’s Partnership announces cancellation of the project to acquire three 90-metre Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV’s) to target drug running, gunrunning, and people trafficking in Trinidad and Tobago’s waters. Sailors from the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard are already in training on the vessels in Britain when the announcement is made….

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September 2010: SAUT Head Fired

September 2010: SAUT Head Fired

The People’s Partnership continues its assault on the security of the State seemingly on behalf criminals and drug dealers, with the  removal of Brigadier Peter Joseph as head of the Special Anti-crime Unit of Trinidad and Tobago. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the…

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September 2010: Pay the Foreigner Millions

September 2010: Pay the Foreigner Millions

People’s Partnership Cabinet approves million-dollar salaries for in­-coming Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs and his Deputy, Jack Ewatski. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source: The Patriot’s Guide Want To Share? Use the…

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October 1st 2010: A Most Insincere Apology

October 1st 2010: A Most Insincere Apology

Justice minister Hubert Volney issues a mocking “apology” to the Chief Justice following nationwide condemnation of his earlier defamatory attack on the person of the Chief Justice. His Cabinet colleague, Jack Warner supports his sham “apology”. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015…

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October 2010: Clerical Staff in Schools Under Threat

October 2010: Clerical Staff in Schools Under Threat

Contracts for 488 Clerical Staff at Primary Schools are not renewed. The People’s Partnership advises that they be retained on a month-to­-month basis until their jobs are advertised, and then they will be asked to reapply for their jobs. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals…

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October 2010: Happy Landings?

October 2010: Happy Landings?

Works and Transport minister, Jack Warner unilaterally awards a con­tract valued at $47 MILLION for the provision of lighting at Piarco Air­port, without any tendering – a clear violation of the rules governing the procurement process. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015…

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October 13th 2010: You Don’t Need a Modern Market

October 13th 2010: You Don’t Need a Modern Market

Local Government minister Chandresh Sharma halts San Juan Market modernisation project, claiming vendors only require sheds and stalls. Later reverses decision. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source: The Patriot’s Guide Want…

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October 27th 2010: Ingrid Isaac Forced Out of CNMG

October 27th 2010: Ingrid Isaac Forced Out of CNMG

Following a visit by two People’s Partnership ministers from the Office of the Prime Minis­ter (Colin Partap and Rodger Samuel) to the government-owned Caribbean New Media Group, CEO Ingrid Isaac “resigns” with over 3 years left on her contract. She subsequent­ly sues CNMG and is awarded $2.1 million. CNMG has…

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October 2010: Private Cars on the Bus Route

October 2010: Private Cars on the Bus Route

Maxi Taxi Operators protest Transport minister Jack Warner’s decision to extend the opening of the restricted Priority Bus Route to private vehicles for a further 3 months. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the…

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October 27th 2010: CNMG Gets New Head Via Flawed Process

October 27th 2010: CNMG Gets New Head Via Flawed Process

UNC activist, Ken Ali, is appointed as CEO of government-owned Ca­ribbean New Media Group (CNMG) without a Board of Directors in place to vet his appointment. The position was not advertised, break­ing statutory requirements. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click…

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November 1st 2010: Kamla Disgusts T&T and Caricom (again)

November 1st 2010: Kamla Disgusts T&T and Caricom (again)

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar provokes strong criticism across all of CARICOM following her insensitive and tasteless remarks, following the impact of Tropical Storm Thomas. In the wake of death and destruction wrought by the storm, she tact­lessly asserts that any storm relief aid provided by Trinidad and To­bago to its…

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November 7th 2010: Get Fazeer off the Air!

November 7th 2010: Get Fazeer off the Air!

TV talk-show host, Fazeer Mohammed is fired after an interview with Foreign Affairs minister, Suruj Rambachan. Mohammed had refused to be bullied by Rambachan during the interview. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the…

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November 10th 2010: Dookeran – “We Have Money”

November 10th 2010: Dookeran – “We Have Money”

Finance minister Winston Dookeran says the TT$7 billion owed to con­ tractors is to be paid in cash. Warner says he was not aware that the Government has the money. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to…

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November 19th 2010: Crooked Appointments at Airports Authority

November 19th 2010: Crooked Appointments at Airports Authority

Communications, Property and Human Resource Managers at the Air­ports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago are appointed without a Board of Directors to approve their appointments, and without the statutori­ly-required advertisements announcing the vacancies to be filled. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015…

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November 2010: Government Doesn’t Understand the Concept of “Secret”?

November 2010: Government Doesn’t Understand the Concept of “Secret”?

Confidential files of the Security Intelligence Agency (SIA) are revealed in House of Representatives by the People’s Partnership government of Kam­la Persad-Bissessar, in a bid to vilify the national security apparatus. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below…

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November 20th 2010: How Dare You Stand on Principle? You Are Fired!

November 20th 2010: How Dare You Stand on Principle? You Are Fired!

Regional Managers with the Unemployment Relief Programme are fired, following their complaints about phantom gangs, weak auditing and security concerns. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source: The Patriot’s Guide Want To…

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December 4th 2010: Believe It or Not!

December 4th 2010: Believe It or Not!

Justice minister Herbert Volney claims that files belonging to the Se­curity Intelligence Agency were erased by two Israeli men. No proof has ever been offered that the men existed. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start…

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December 7th 2010: X-rated Showtime

December 7th 2010: X-rated Showtime

Youth and Sports minister Anil Roberts fails to account for expenditure on the fiasco called the NikiMinaj Show. The show exposed under-age children to explicit lyrics. Roberts denies in Parliament that explicit lyrics were featured in the show and refuses to have an audit performed on his Ministry’s expenditure. Want…

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December 15th 2010: Murky Waters

December 15th 2010: Murky Waters

Ganga Singh is appointed Chief Executive Officer at the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) with­out a Board of Directors in place to vet his appointment, and without the vacancy being advertised. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below…

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December 21st 2010: Jack’s Crazy Road Rules

December 21st 2010: Jack’s Crazy Road Rules

Works and Transport minister Jack Warner, announces regularisation of “PH” Drivers (drivers of registered private vehicles who operate illegally as taxis) – thereby condoning illegal activity (in the absence of supporting legislation) and compromising the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of…

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December 2010: Jack in a Box

December 2010: Jack in a Box

FIFA Vice President and Works and Transport minister, Jack Warner, is ac­cused of betraying England and USA in their 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source:…

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December 2010: Priority to Their Supporters?

December 2010: Priority to Their Supporters?

People’s Partnership pays $13 Million in flood relief to farmers. Claims paid within one month – a record for a process that involves claim registration, claim audits, site visits, claim processing and the accounts department. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration….

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December 2010: Questions Arise about the Partnership’s Payments to Contractors

December 2010: Questions Arise about the Partnership’s Payments to Contractors

Finance minister Winston Dookeran says payments amounting to $2.7 billion have been made to contractors. The T&T Contractors Association says payments were not made to its members, but instead, to contractors who are friends of the People’s Partnership. The Association threatens legal action. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is…

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December 2010: Jack vs CAL Board My Way or Highway

December 2010: Jack vs CAL Board My Way or Highway

Works and Transport “Super Minister” Jack Warner declares that either he goes, or the People’s Partnership-appointed Board of Caribbean Airlines goes, following the Board’s decision to fire CEO Ian Brunton, and re­evaluate the purchase of aircrafts to which the airline has already made a deposit payment (a transaction started under…

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2011-2012: Ministerial Interference in City Affairs

2011-2012: Ministerial Interference in City Affairs

Port of Spain mayor, Louis Lee Sing publicly decries the actions of Lo­cal Government minister Chandresh Sharma as amounting to political interference outside of the remit of his office. He says the Minister is using his office to stifle the growth of the City by unjustifiably with­ holding necessary approvals….

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January 12th 2011: Disappearing Reappearing Piano

January 12th 2011: Disappearing Reappearing Piano

Attorney General Anand Ramlogan announces in Parliament that a Bosendorfer Grand Piano is missing from the Prime Minister’s Official Residence. He implies that former Prime Minister Patrick Manning knows where it disappeared to. The piano is subsequently discovered to be in the same place it supposedly disappeared from, 2 days…

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January 17th 2011: Jobs for MY Boys

January 17th 2011: Jobs for MY Boys

Minister of Arts and Multiculturalism, Winston “Gypsy”  Peters,  claims  that  his  supporters  are not getting jobs in the Unemployment Relief Programme (URP). Raises the matter in Cab­inet. Rudy Indarsingh is moved from the Energy ministry to the Ministry of Labour to ensure UNC supporters get URP jobs. Want More Stories?…

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January 20th 2011: Reshmi’s “Friends” In High Places

January 20th 2011: Reshmi’s “Friends” In High Places

Reshmi Ramnarine, a junior office clerk is promoted 22 positions, to be appointed by Prime Minister Ka­mla Persad Bissessar, as the Head of the Special Intelligence Agency. The Minister of National Security vouches for her in Parliament, citing non-exis­tent qualifications. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of…

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February 2011: Go Home – Nothing for You

February 2011: Go Home – Nothing for You

Thousands of Government workers are sent home because their con­tracts of employment are not renewed. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source: The Patriot’s Guide Want To Share? Use the Social Media…

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February 2nd 2011: Financial Promises Made on Empty Pockets?

February 2nd 2011: Financial Promises Made on Empty Pockets?

Multiculturalism Minister, Winston “Gypsy” Peters announces increas­es in first -place prize money for all major Carnival competitions to $2 Million and causes a furore by saying the prize structure is for 1 year (2011) only. The Prime Minister defends Peters, saying that when she made the promise to increase prize…

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February 11th 2011: After Reshmi… Susan!

February 11th 2011: After Reshmi… Susan!

Registrar General, Susan Francois, is appointed Acting Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit of Trinidad and Tobago by Cabinet. Opposition Leader Keith Rowley objects, reminding Cabinet that it has no legal authority to make such an appointment, which falls under the purview of the Public Service Commission. Want More Stories?…

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February 15th 2011: CEPEP Contract ORGY

February 15th 2011: CEPEP Contract ORGY

65 new CEPEP contracts are issued, without the statutorily-required Board approval or advertisements. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source: The Patriot’s Guide Want To Share? Use the Social Media Icons in…

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February 2011: “Nicholas Must GO!”, says CAL Board; Jack Sidestepped; Kamla Ignores them

February 2011: “Nicholas Must GO!”, says CAL Board; Jack Sidestepped; Kamla Ignores them

Jack Warner, line minister for Caribbean Airlines, is left in the dark, as the CAL Board meets with Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar to ask for the removal of Chairman, George Nicholas. Board members previously approached Warner with their concerns. The Prime Minister does nothing. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s…

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March 10th 2011: King Gets the Axe

March 10th 2011: King Gets the Axe

Planning, Economic and Social Restructuring minister, Mary King, is fired for her role in the award of a contract for her Ministry’s website to a company owned by her family. King requests that the Integrity Commission clears her name, stating that the Attorney General (who conducted the investigation that recommended…

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March 2011: Jack Acts Decisively on CAL; Kamla Pussyfoots (As Usual)

March 2011: Jack Acts Decisively on CAL; Kamla Pussyfoots (As Usual)

Works and Transport minister, Jack Warner, makes recommendations to the Prime Minister, re the CAL Board. Prime Minister does nothing. Warner suspends CAL Board. Prime Minister refers the matter to Cabi­net’s “F and GP” – Finance and General Purposes Committee. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of…

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March 2011: Keep Your Mouth Shut

March 2011: Keep Your Mouth Shut

Food Production minister, Vasant Bharath scolds sugar cane farmers for de­manding that the People’s Partnership keep their election promise to pay the farmers money received from the European Union (which was paid to the State). Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration….

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March 24th 2011: Broken Promises, Victimisation

March 24th 2011: Broken Promises, Victimisation

27 CEPEP Contractors fired in spite of earlier People’s Partnership prom­ises that no one would be victimised. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source: The Patriot’s Guide Want To Share? Use the…

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March 25th 2011: Nizam Mohammed’s Racist Statements

March 25th 2011: Nizam Mohammed’s Racist Statements

Nizam Mohammed, appointed Chairman of the Police Service Commission by the People’s Partnership, alleges during a meeting with Parliament’s Munic­ipal and Service Commissions joint select committee QSC), that there are too many officers of African descent in the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service. He announces his intention to adjust the…

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March 2011: Medical Staff at San Fernando General Hospital Sanctioned Without Due Process

March 2011: Medical Staff at San Fernando General Hospital Sanctioned Without Due Process

5 doctors and 4 nurses are suspended by the Board of the Southwest Regional Health Authority pending investigation into the death of 29-year-old Crystal Boodoo-Rarnsoomair, who died hours after a Caesarean section. Days later, SWRHA CEO, Paula Chester-Cumberbatch is fired for attempting to follow proper procedure and not immediately suspending…

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April 2011: PM’s Trips… too many?

April 2011: PM’s Trips… too many?

Questions arise in Parliament about Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar’s fondness for foreign travel. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source: The Patriot’s Guide Want To Share? Use the Social Media Icons…

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April 4th 2011: Goodbye Nizam!

April 4th 2011: Goodbye Nizam!

Nizam Mohammed is dismissed as Chairman of the Police Service Com­mission, following his statements to a Joint Select Committee of Parliament, expressing concern about the ethnic composition of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service. Mohammed had expressed concern about the numbers of Afro-Trinidadian and Indo-Trinidadian officers, claiming that there were…

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April 2011: Eleven Months on, People’s Partnership still Appointing Boards

April 2011: Eleven Months on, People’s Partnership still Appointing Boards

In spite of her ability to travel wherever she wants, and  frequently too, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and her government have not found the time to complete the appointments of Boards to oversee State-owned companies and organisations. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the…

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April 8th 2011: Kamla – No More than 5%

April 8th 2011: Kamla – No More than 5%

Prime Minister, Kamla Persad-Bissessar announces that the People’s Part­nership does not intend to deviate from offering more than a 5% wage increase for public servants. Her exact words: “I do not intend to deviate from the five percent.” Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from…

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April 16th 2011: Kamla Stalls (Again) on CAL Board

April 16th 2011: Kamla Stalls (Again) on CAL Board

Finance Minister, Winston Dookeran recommends dissolution of the CAL Board to the Prime Minister, citing a lack of knowledge and competence in aviation matters amongst the People’s Partnership-appointed Board. The Prime Minister claims (one month since her referral) that she is still awaiting a report from the “F and GP”…

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April 2011: No Invitation to Royal Wedding

April 2011: No Invitation to Royal Wedding

In a clear indication that the People’s Partnership administration has tainted the international image and reputation of Trinidad and Tobago, no invita­tion is issued to the Prime Minister or to the President, to attend the wed­ding of Prince William to Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey in London. Want More Stories?…

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April 25th 2011: People’s Partnership Bulldozing Farmer’s Crops

April 25th 2011: People’s Partnership Bulldozing Farmer’s Crops

175 acres of crops on farmland are bulldozed over the Easter weekend by the People’s Partnership to make way for Housing Development Compa­ny (HDC) houses . No warning was given to farmers, who have occupied the land since 1979. The Partnership’s election manifesto speaks of “re­spect for farmers”. Want More…

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April 25th 2011: True cost of Aircraft lease for Brazil Trip

April 25th 2011: True cost of Aircraft lease for Brazil Trip

The cost of chartering a 154-seater aircraft for Prime Min­ister Kamla Persad Bissessar’s visit to Brazil is revealed: TT$500,000 (US$85,000).  Amongst the Prime Minis­ter’s delegation of 40, is a suspended policeman fac­ing charges of extortion and corruption in a case where three of the witnesses have disap­peared, with two con­firmed…

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April 26th 2011: Was Reshmi Pushed?

April 26th 2011: Was Reshmi Pushed?

Minister in the Ministry of National Security, Subhas Panday, claims in Parliament that former office clerk, Reshmi Ramnarine was fired as head of the SIA Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source:…

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May 3rd 2011: Or Did She Jump?

May 3rd 2011: Or Did She Jump?

Minister of National Security, Brig. John Sandy (rtd.) claims in Parliament that former office clerk, Reshmi Ramnarine resigned as head of the SIA. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source: The Patriot’s…

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May 17th 2011: NP Gopaul Scandal

May 17th 2011: NP Gopaul Scandal

Government-owned National Petroleum Marketing Company Ltd. awards a $40 million contract to a company owned by personal friends of Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Ralph and Monica Gopaul, in spite of the company not having any fuel trucking experience or fuel tankers in its fleet, and submitting a bid well above…

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May 20th 2011: Jack Warner Bribery Scandal

May 20th 2011: Jack Warner Bribery Scandal

Minister of Works and Transport, Jack Warner is implicated in a scandal involving bribing members of the Caribbean Football Union (CFU) to vote for Mohammed Bin Hammam in his bid to head FIFA. Packets of US$40,000 were distributed to delegates. It subsequently emerges that Warner used his ministerial position to…

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June 2011: Deliberate Delays to Infrastructure Projects

June 2011: Deliberate Delays to Infrastructure Projects

The People’s Partnership continues to play games with the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago, spitefully refusing to complete projects initiated by the previous government, to the disadvantage of the nation. Exam­ples of delayed projects: Tarouba Stadium – demonised by the PP, which is still unable to show what is wrong…

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June 18th 2011: Sacha as Janice

June 18th 2011: Sacha as Janice

Threatening email messages sent to Express Editor-in-Chief, Omatie Lyder, and Reporter, Anna Ramdass, are traced to former colleague and current Adviser to the Prime Minister, Sacha Mohammed. The Ex­ press broke the story about Mohammed’s friend, Reshmi Ramnarine. Surprisingly (or not), the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service opts to ignore…

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June 19th 2011: Jack Warner Resigns from Football

June 19th 2011: Jack Warner Resigns from Football

Rather than subject himself to an international inquiry to clear his name over bribery allegations, People’s Partnership Minister of Works and Transport, Jack Warner resigns as Vice President of FIFA, as well as the presidency of CON­CACAF and the Caribbean Football Union. He however continues in the People’s Partnership, which…

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June 27th 2011: Kamla Settles Warner-Nicholas Dispute

June 27th 2011: Kamla Settles Warner-Nicholas Dispute

Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar, resolves the impasse between Works and Transport minister Jack Warner and the Board of Caribbean Airlines, by splitting the Ministry – Jack Warner is demoted in favour of a “family friend”. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015…

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July 12th 2011: Mega Farms

July 12th 2011: Mega Farms

After criticising the farms project initiated by the previous administration, the People’s Partnership re-launches the project after over a year of dormancy. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source: The Patriot’s Guide…

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July 16th 2011: Cabinet Meets in Private Residence

July 16th 2011: Cabinet Meets in Private Residence

Following the Prime Minister’s refusal to occupy her Official Resi­dence, Cabinet is convened at her private residence in Philippines. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source: The Patriot’s Guide Want To Share?…

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July 21st 2011: I Didn’t Order 5% Wage Cap

July 21st 2011: I Didn’t Order 5% Wage Cap

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar distances herself from any wage cap placed on negotiations with the Unions. Speaking to the Me­dia at the Diplomatic Centre, she says, «I am not aware that any cap has been set. Certainly I have set no cap.» She claims to have no recollection of a…

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July 25th 2011: Fuad Fiasco

July 25th 2011: Fuad Fiasco

Newly-appointed Health minister, Fuad Khan is revealed to be con­tinuing his private medical practice. He claims he didn’t tell the Prime Minister, because he “didn’t want to stress her”. Bowing to public pres­sure, the Prime Minister is forced to give him an ultimatum – CHOOSE ONE JOB. Want More Stories?…

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July 27th 2011: Austin is the Best

July 27th 2011: Austin is the Best

Public Service Commission confirms Michelle Ann Austin as best qual­ified candidate for the post of Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit of Trinidad and Tobago. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source:…

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July 2011: PM and 3 Ministers in Charge of URP

July 2011: PM and 3 Ministers in Charge of URP

Further underscoring the inability of the People’s Partnership to man­age the Unemployment Relief Programme, the URP is placed under the Office of the Prime Minister and three other Ministries. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start…

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August 8th 2011: Covering Up Sexual Harassment – Partnership Fires the Victim!

August 8th 2011: Covering Up Sexual Harassment – Partnership Fires the Victim!

Partnership supporter, Dawn Annamunthudo is dismissed as Chair­man of the Board of the National Schools Dietary Services Limited, after her husband writes to Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar complaining about three incidents of sexual harassment allegedly per­petrated by Minister of Education, Tim Gopeesingh. Among the allegations are that: The minister made…

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August 19th 2011: Nicholas Resigns (Part 1)

August 19th 2011: Nicholas Resigns (Part 1)

George Nicholas resigns as Chairman of Carib­bean Airlines following disagreement with line minister, Devant Maharaj. His resignation was rejected by the minister. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source: The Patriot’s Guide…

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August 22nd 2011: “Limited” State of Emergency Declared

August 22nd 2011: “Limited” State of Emergency Declared

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar announces a limited State of Emergency even before it receives Presidential assent. Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs learns about the State of Emergency while in Brazil, where he is attending an international crime conference. The Prime Minis­ter cites a wave of 11 murders as the reason for…

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August – December 2011: Arrest of Persons without Evidence

August – December 2011: Arrest of Persons without Evidence

Law enforcement agents and the military go on an orgy of reckless detentions, violating human rights and arresting citizens without any evidence. In some cases, the State of Emergency is used by law enforce­ment agents to settle love vendettas. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals…

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August – December 2011: Unions Claim SoE is to Suppress Them

August – December 2011: Unions Claim SoE is to Suppress Them

Trade Unions contend that the “limited” State of Emergency is a ploy by the People’s Partnership to curtail their activities in support of their wage increase demands. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the…

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August – December 2011: Continued SoE-induced Economic Deterioration

August – December 2011: Continued SoE-induced Economic Deterioration

Various sectors of the economy, such as the informal and entertainment sectors are severely affected by the State of Emergency, resulting in reduced earnings and job losses for thousands of citizens. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below…

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September 2011: Kamla Vetoes FIU Top Candidate

September 2011: Kamla Vetoes FIU Top Candidate

Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar vetoes the top-ranked candidate for the post of Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit of Trinidad and Tobago, insisting that Susan Francois who ranked second, remain in the position for which there is a better-qualified candidate. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation…

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September 2011: WASA Land Grab

September 2011: WASA Land Grab

The Water and Sewerage Authority attempts  to appropriate 33 acres of land at West Moorings, opposite West Mall. The Port of Spain City Corporation subsequently sues and wins the case against WASA in Jan­uary, 2013. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration….

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October 2011: Devant Maharaj hires Girlfriend and Her Mother

October 2011: Devant Maharaj hires Girlfriend and Her Mother

Revelations in the Media that Transport minister Devant Maharaj had hired his girlfriend, Kristal Ramroopsingh, as his Executive Administra­tion Assistant, and her mother as a Supervisor, when he was the Chairman of the Government-owned Public Transport Service Company. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from…

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October 2011: Bogus Tourism Award

October 2011: Bogus Tourism Award

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar hosts the unknown, Roma­nian-based European Council on Tourism and Trade at the Hyatt Hotel, to receive a bogus award proclaiming Trinidad and Tobago as the World’s Best Tourist Destination. Other contenders for the title included Nigeria and Cuba. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a…

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October 11th 2011: $1,000 Allowance for Security Personnel

October 11th 2011: $1,000 Allowance for Security Personnel

The People’s Partnership announces a tax-free monthly allowance of $1,000 for members of the protective services, EXCEPT municipal offi­cers, transit officers and special reserve police officers. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book!…

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October 18th 2011 – End of Term: PM’s Personal Helicopter Taxi Service

October 18th 2011 – End of Term: PM’s Personal Helicopter Taxi Service

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s abuse of military helicopters for personal transport is raised during the Parliamentary budget debate. The hourly operating costs for these helicopters are between $1,000 and $5,000. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to…

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November 6th 2011: Ish and Steve win extradition hearing. To remain in Trinidad and Tobago to stand trial

November 6th 2011: Ish and Steve win extradition hearing. To remain in Trinidad and Tobago to stand trial

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November 14th 2011: False Profits

November 14th 2011: False Profits

CAL’s People’s Partnership-appointed Chairman, George Nicholas, claims Caribbean Airlines makes $200 MILLION profit – soon exposed as untrue, and in fact, as a nearly $300 MILLION LOSS. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the…

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November 23rd 2011: Bogus Assassination Plot

November 23rd 2011: Bogus Assassination Plot

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar  announces  the  uncovering of an assassination plot against her. Citing treason, she aims for the death penalty against the suspects. It is later revealed that she knew the charges were false even before she went public with her bogus claims she was prepared to demand the…

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November 30th 2011: High Corruption Ranking

November 30th 2011: High Corruption Ranking

Trinidad and Tobago scores its lowest-ever ranking on Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index. This continues to be the case, scoring even lower in 2012 and 2013. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book!…

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2011 – Present: CSO Statistics not being Released

2011 – Present: CSO Statistics not being Released

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December 7th 2011: Robocop Assisted Cadiz Election Campaign

December 7th 2011: Robocop Assisted Cadiz Election Campaign

Selwyn “Robocop” Alexis, a person of keen police interest, and State of Emergency detainee, claims to have assisted Trade Minister Stephen Cadiz during his election campaigns. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book!…

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December 11th 2011: Blows for Boxing

December 11th 2011: Blows for Boxing

Sports minister, Anil Roberts, his Special Adviser, Buxo Potts, and Ashwin Creed, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Sports are reported to the Integrity Commission, over the approval of $1.9 million for a boxing card being promoted by Potts’s son. The card was not approved by the Boxing Board. Want…

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December 2011: PM’s Toy Drive. Who is sponsoring the toys?

December 2011: PM’s Toy Drive. Who is sponsoring the toys?

Amidst a shroud of secrecy around the donors to the initiative, alle­gations arise that contractors are being bullied into funding the Prime Minister’s Christmas toy drive. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book!…

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December 2011: PM Meddling in Security

December 2011: PM Meddling in Security

In spite of concerns about the State of Emergency fiasco and the effect of political interference on the credibility of the national security apparatus, the Prime Minister moves the National Security Operations Centre under her direct control. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the…

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December 29th 2011: Shaky Silks – PM and AG Award Themselves

December 29th 2011: Shaky Silks – PM and AG Award Themselves

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and Attorney General Anand Ramlogan nominate and approve themselves for the award of the title of Senior Counsel, usually reserved for legal practitioners who have distinguished themselves through professional excellence and emi­nence in the practice of the law, with outstanding records as advocates before the Bar….

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January 2012: Gibb’s Aircraft Purchase

January 2012: Gibb’s Aircraft Purchase

The Police Commissioner authorises the lease of a light airplace at a cost of $900,000, well above a bid from another provider. The People’s Partnership distances itself from the purchase, “suddenly” recognising the autonomy of the Commissioner of Police to run the Service. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is…

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January 2012: Taxpayers pay for Government Folishness

January 2012: Taxpayers pay for Government Folishness

The People’s Partnership loses to Brigadier Peter Joseph over his wrong­ful dismissal as head of SAUTT. The cost to the taxpayer is reported to be well over $1,000,000.00 Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download…

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January 3rd 2012: $15 Million US “Blimp” Sold for $50,000

January 3rd 2012: $15 Million US “Blimp” Sold for $50,000

Continuing its assault on every facet of the national security apparatus, the People’s Partnership disposes of “the blimp” – the airship with sophisticated monitoring capabilities. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source:…

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January 9th 2012: Tewarie and his Clico Testimony

January 9th 2012: Tewarie and his Clico Testimony

Planning minister Bhoe Tewarie omits his membership of the CLICO Financial Board’s Audit Committee from his testimony at the Commis­sion of Enquiry into the collapse of CL Financial. His membership of the Audit Committee, a position entrusted with oversight of the Board and the Conglomerate, is only revealed under cross-examination….

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January 2012: Tricky Trip to India

January 2012: Tricky Trip to India

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar embarks on a two-week visit to India with a delegation of including 100 private individuals. In spite of assurances by Foreign Affairs minister, Suruj Ram­bachan, that the Government of India paid for the Prime Minis­ter’s visit, she  presents  in  Parliament, expenses totalling $233,000 to be paid…

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January 9th 2012: Keeping My Silk – PM Clings to Self-Awarded Honour

January 9th 2012: Keeping My Silk – PM Clings to Self-Awarded Honour

Even as Chief Justice Ivor Archie, and Appeal Court judge, Wendell Kangaloo, rethink their acceptance and subsequently decline the award of Senior Counsel honours. Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar (with no claim to fame as a legal practictioner) refuses to give her “silk” up, claiming it is “the crowning glory…

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January 17th 2012: Ministerial Motoring

January 17th 2012: Ministerial Motoring

Food Production minister Vasant Barath blames the Permanent Secre­tary in his Ministry for choosing to purchase a $400,000 Porsche Cay­enne SUV for his official use. On the same day, Housing minister, Roodal Moonilal denies that his Ministry has purchased a Range Rover for his personal use. Want More Stories? The…

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January 20th 2012: 10.4 Billion Budgeting Banditry

January 20th 2012: 10.4 Billion Budgeting Banditry

People’s Partnership asks the House of Representatives for an extra $2.7 BILLION on top of the $49 BILLION 2011 – 2012 Budget, itself in deficit to the tune of $7.7 BILLION. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below…

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February 12th 2012: It’s Voodoo – Haiti Football Money Disappears

February 12th 2012: It’s Voodoo – Haiti Football Money Disappears

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation says funds donated for Haiti’s earthquake-relief efforts, were paid into accounts controlled by former Special Adviser and current Minister of National Security, Jack Warner. The Federation says Warner refuses to account for the money totalling an estimated £440,000 (TT$4.4 million). The Prime Minister is…

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March 9th 2012: Cowardice in Parliament

March 9th 2012: Cowardice in Parliament

Attorney General Anand Ramlogan, hides behind Parliamentary Privi­lege to make dishonest and untrue statements about the reasons for the dismissal of SAUTT Director, Brigadier Peter Joseph. He alleges inter alia, that Joseph was fired for “mismanagement, lack of performance, and financial irregularities”. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a…

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March 18th 2012: Silly Season – Tobago Carnival in October

March 18th 2012: Silly Season – Tobago Carnival in October

Even as the Tobago House of Assembly sets up Committees to examine the possibility of an October Carnival in Tobago, the Prime Minister declares that there will be an October Carnival in the sister isle. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration….

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March 21st 2012: Ministry Madness

March 21st 2012: Ministry Madness

Government employee Cheryl Miller, is forcibly committed to St Ann’s Mental Hospital, for protesting against victimisation in the workplace. During her illegal 2-week detention, she is forced to take medication against her will. Over one week later, Health minister Fuad Khan claims to be unaware of a case that is…

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April 15th 2012: Highway Bobol? $600 Million (more) for Gopaul!

April 15th 2012: Highway Bobol? $600 Million (more) for Gopaul!

Revelations that a dummy company run by employees of Gopaul and Company (owned by Ralph and Maureen Gopaul, friends of Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar) has been awarded a $600 Million contract to supply aggregate for the $7.2 Billion Point Fortin Highway project. The employees, Bhirn Deosaran, Rajesh Teemal and Mukesh…

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April 25th 2012: Sister Travels in Style!

April 25th 2012: Sister Travels in Style!

Taxpayers of Trinidad and Tobago learn that they have paid $868,268.11 to fund luxury travel for the Prime Minis­ter’s sister, Vidwatie Newton. The Prime Minister has described her as a personal nurse, but no evidence of nursing creden­tials can be located. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation…

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May 7th 2012: Kamla’s Woman Gets it Finally

May 7th 2012: Kamla’s Woman Gets it Finally

Susan Francois is appointed Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit, in spite of not being the top-qualified candidate for the job. She is the preferred choice of Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar, who vetoed the top qualified candidate for the job. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation…

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June 17th 2012: MS Pulls Out of Partnership

June 17th 2012: MS Pulls Out of Partnership

The Movement for Social Justice withdraws from the coalition, citing poor governance of Trinidad and Tobago by the People’s Partnership, and a repeated refusal to change course for the good of the nation. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the…

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June 24th 2012: Kamla Appoints Largest Cabinet Ever

June 24th 2012: Kamla Appoints Largest Cabinet Ever

Prime Minister Karola Persad Bissessar appoints Trinidad and Tobago’s largest Cabinet ever, with 33 members. Trinidad and Tobago now has a Cabinet larger than that of China (27) or the USA (23). Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link…

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June 24th 2012: Kamla Defends Jack

June 24th 2012: Kamla Defends Jack

Speaking about her appointment of Jack Warner as Minister of National Security (following his resignation from FIFA amidst allegations of corruption), Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar (Senior Counsel) defends Warner, saying :“Allegations are allegations and will forever be allegations. Should they not have been allegations, somebody would have been in jail”….

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June 27th 2012: $10 Million Dollar Golden Handshake

June 27th 2012: $10 Million Dollar Golden Handshake

Revelations in the media, that Larry Howai received a $10-million retire­ment “thank you” from the board of First Citizens, two days before he took up the position of Minister of Finance – a job that gives him oversight of all state-owned companies, including First Citizens. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s…

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June 27th 2012: Reroute Movement Camp Destroyed by Soldiers on Jack Warner’s Orders

June 27th 2012: Reroute Movement Camp Destroyed by Soldiers on Jack Warner’s Orders

Soldiers of the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force, acting under illegal orders from National Security minister, Jack Warner, and subverting Presidential authority, attack unarmed members of the Highway Re­route Movement. The Trinidad and Tobago military becomes an armed wing of the People’s Partnership. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is…

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June 28th 2012: She Said What?!

June 28th 2012: She Said What?!

People’s Partnership-appointed Trinidad and Tobago Ambassador to the United Nations and former Health minister, Therese Baptiste Cor­nelis, causes an international sensation and national embarrassment with her off-the-cuff address in Geneva. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to…

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July 7th 2012: They Didn’t Really Mean it – ACIB Stays with AG

July 7th 2012: They Didn’t Really Mean it – ACIB Stays with AG

After publicly pledging to move the Anti-Corruption Investigations Bureau from under the Ministry of the Attorney General , Prime Minis­ter Kamla Persad-Bissessar quietly reneges on her pledge, even as the Attorney General seeks to distance himself from the controversial body. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of…

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July 17th 2012: To Hell With Merit – The Central Bank Doesn’t Need it!

July 17th 2012: To Hell With Merit – The Central Bank Doesn’t Need it!

The appointment of Jwala Rambarran over at least 2 better qualified seniors to the post of Central Bank Governor raises questions about his qualifications for such a post, and the real objectives of the Peo­ple’s Partnership. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015…

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July 31st 2012: COP Quits – Not Allowed to Succeed?

July 31st 2012: COP Quits – Not Allowed to Succeed?

Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs and his deputy, Jack Ewatski re­sign, following criticism from National Security minister, Jack Warner, and persistent media reports of their imminent dismissal. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book!…

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August 1st 2012: CoPs’ $2.5 Million Reward for Failure

August 1st 2012: CoPs’ $2.5 Million Reward for Failure

The People’s Partner­ship pays resigned Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs and his deputy, Jack Ewatski $2.5 million in spite of their quitting the job. Allegations arise that the payment is com­pensation for agreeing to leave the job quietly. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the…

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August 2nd 2012: Diplomatically Disrespectful Disappearance

August 2nd 2012: Diplomatically Disrespectful Disappearance

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar fails to show at Piarco Airport for the 8:00 a.m. departure of visiting Nigerian president, Good luck Ebele Jonathan, although her Cabinet colleagues are present at the airport. The excuse offered by Communications minister, Jamal Mohammed, is that she has a Cabinet meeting (although her Cabinet…

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August 26th 2012: Take a Deep Breath… Blown Away!

August 26th 2012: Take a Deep Breath… Blown Away!

Minister in the Ministry of National Security, Colin Partap is fired by the Prime Minister after reports that he refused to take a breathalyser test when asked to do so by Police officers, upon leaving a night club. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from…

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August 31st 2012: Section 34 Subversion

August 31st 2012: Section 34 Subversion

The Prime Minister and the Attorney General, both Senior  Counsels, claim innocence in the People’s Partnership’s introduction of the Administration of Justice (Indictable Proceedings) Act, and the early proclama­tion of parts of the Act, which in effect subverts years of prosecution work against two UNC financiers, Ishwar Galbaransingh and Steve…

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September 21st 2012: Volney Fired – Why Him Alone?

September 21st 2012: Volney Fired – Why Him Alone?

Following public outcry over the Section 34 Fiasco, Her­bert Volney is fired as Minister of Justice. He is seen as a sacrificial offering, to protect others in Cabinet who are just as guilty. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the…

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September 2012: Carry Our Message… Or Else…!

September 2012: Carry Our Message… Or Else…!

Communications minister Jamal Mohammed an­nounces plans to force private media houses to carry the message of the People’s Partnership for 5 minutes out of every hour of broadcast time. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start…

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October 2012: What Press Freedom? Smear Their Names!

October 2012: What Press Freedom? Smear Their Names!

Members of the People’s Partnership led by Jack Warner and Anand Ramlogan launch a smear campaign against two journalists, Denise Renne and Ahsa Javed, following their coverage and exposure of the Section 34 scandal. The cam­paign includes circulation of “poison pen” emails delving into the private lives of the journalists….

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October 24th 2012: Missed Communication – Inappropriate Race Remarks

October 24th 2012: Missed Communication – Inappropriate Race Remarks

Minister of Communication Jamal Mohammed writes a media house in his personal capacity, claiming bias, while referring to himself deprecatingly as “an insignificant, Muslim coolie from San Juan”.” The choice of a word widely understood to be racist, generates a storm of criticism outside of government. Want More Stories? The…

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November 14th 2012: OPV Arbitration “Win”

November 14th 2012: OPV Arbitration “Win”

Attorney General Anand Ramlogan claims that Trinidad and Tobago has won in arbitration proceedings against British Aerospace Systems re the cancelled Offshore Patrol Vessels for the Coast Guard. His claim is soon called into question, because his mathematics does not add up. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a…

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November 15th – December 6th 2012: Striking for Justice – Kublalsingh Goes On Hunger Strike

November 15th – December 6th 2012: Striking for Justice – Kublalsingh Goes On Hunger Strike

Dr. Wayne Kublalsingh embarks on a 3-week hunger strike to protest the disputed Debe to Mon Desir extension of the Solomon Hochoy Highway. The strike ends after the Joint Consultative Council for the Construction Industry (JCC) and other civil society groups release the Terms of Reference for the Independent Review…

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December 8th 2012: The Multi-Million Dollar House that Jack Built

December 8th 2012: The Multi-Million Dollar House that Jack Built

Tobago Minority Leader and member of the People’s Partnership, Ashworth Jack Million, claims that he has financed his multi-million dollar home by himself from the proceeds of vegetable sales. He further claims that the house is being constructed by his brother’s company. Media revelations show that the house has been…

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December 22nd 2012: Bill for THA Internal Self Government – Taking Tobagonians for Fools

December 22nd 2012: Bill for THA Internal Self Government – Taking Tobagonians for Fools

One month before Tobago House of Assembly Polls, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar talks about introducing legislation on self-government for the sister isle. As usual, the timing is suspect, and widely seen as an election “sweetner” to aid her political ally, the Tobago Organisation of the People (TOP). Want More Stories?…

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December – January 2013: Bearing Gifts – TOP Money and Gifts for Votes in THA Elections

December – January 2013: Bearing Gifts – TOP Money and Gifts for Votes in THA Elections

The TOP engages in a multi-million-dollar campaign, with advertising estimated at $20 million. Allegations arise of the inappropriate use of State resources such as Special Housing Grants and Food Cards to woo voters. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the…

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January 27th 2013: Qualifications of 1990 Commissioner Come Under Scrutiny

January 27th 2013: Qualifications of 1990 Commissioner Come Under Scrutiny

People’s Partnership nominee to the Commission of Enquiry into 1990 Coup, Hafizool Mohammed , is revealed to have filed bogus qualifica­tions. His references include a deceased President of Trinidad and To­bago, and a non-existent former president of Turkey. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from…

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First Few Months of 2013: Escalating Crime – 91 Murders in 77 Days

First Few Months of 2013: Escalating Crime – 91 Murders in 77 Days

With an average of more than one murder taking place every day, the detection rate is less than 10%. Almost 2 years after its election to office, the People’s Partnership is unable to deliver on its election campaign promise to deal with crime in 120 days. Want More Stories? The…

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Early Feb 2013: Flying Squad Resurrected – Lies and More Lies

Early Feb 2013: Flying Squad Resurrected – Lies and More Lies

Security minister Jack Warner’s insistence that the infamous Flying Squad is not to be resurrected, is contradicted by former Flying Squad member Mervyn Cordner, who reveals meetings with Warner and spy boss Gavin Heera to establish and operationalise the Unit, this as he claims $24 MILLION for operational expenses associated…

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March – April 2013: Preception Perplexion – Partnership wants to Turn 1,000 Soldiers into Cops

March – April 2013: Preception Perplexion – Partnership wants to Turn 1,000 Soldiers into Cops

The People’s Partnership introduces legislation to give soldiers powers of arrest – stirring debate over the potential for abuse by members of the Partnership, as evidenced by the use of soldiers to attack and de­stroy the Reroute Camp. The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service makes its objections known. Want More…

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March 24th 2013: Prime Minister Attacks the Media

March 24th 2013: Prime Minister Attacks the Media

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar claims that there are rogue ele­ments in the media preventing the “reporting on the achievements and successes of the Government”. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source: The…

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April 19th 2013: Jack Warner Committed Fraud

April 19th 2013: Jack Warner Committed Fraud

CONCACAF’s Integrity Committee delivers a 113-page report detail­ing acts of fraud against the organisation (and against FIFA) committed by National Security Minister and UNC Chairman, Jack Warner and others. The revelations include Warner fraudulently presenting that the Center of Excellence (COE), Macoya, belonged to CONCACAF, when it in fact belongs…

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April 21st 2013: Hit the Road! – Jack Warner Resigns as Minister and UNC Chairman

April 21st 2013: Hit the Road! – Jack Warner Resigns as Minister and UNC Chairman

Almost 3 years to the day after she was warned publicly about Jack Warner tarnishing the image of the nation, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar an­nounces that she has accepted his resignation as Minister of National Security. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015…

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April 25th 2013: Hit the Road! – Jack Warner Resigns as MP

April 25th 2013: Hit the Road! – Jack Warner Resigns as MP

Jack Warner, the Kamla Persad-Bissessar-proclaimed “man of action”, re­signs his seat in Parliament, under a cloud of revelations about fraudulent activity. He states his desire to re-contest the seat on the UNC ticket and claims that the Prime Minister supports his idea – she does not deny it. Want More…

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April 29th 2013: Pt. Fortin Highway Work Stopped

April 29th 2013: Pt. Fortin Highway Work Stopped

Locals working on the $7.2 Billion highway, down tools claim­ing exploitation, below-standard facilities, and unsafe working con­ditions on  the  project. They also claim that the Contractor, Bra­zilian firm Construtora OAS Ltd. Is in violation of local laws. Kamla Persad-Bissessar and her government maintain their silence. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s…

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May 8th 2013: Tickets to Ride (for Free)

May 8th 2013: Tickets to Ride (for Free)

People’s Partnership-appointed Caribbean Airlines Vice-chairman, Mohan Jaikaran instructs via e-mail that the airline give 19 free tickets for Mother’s Day shows (for which he is a promoter) in New York and Toronto. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link…

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May 14th 2013: What a Loss!

May 14th 2013: What a Loss!

Caribbean Airlines Reports over $700 Million Losses in the 2012 calen­dar year, in spite of a TT$257 Million fuel subsidy. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source: The Patriot’s Guide Want To…

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May 20th 2013: Emailgate Begins

May 20th 2013: Emailgate Begins

Opposition Leader, Keith Rowley discloses the contents of 31 emails suggesting conspiracy be­tween members of Cabinet to harm a journalist, plant spy devices in the office of the Director of Public Prosecution, and to accept payment in exchange for the freedom of persons involved in the Section 34 fiasco. Want…

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May 30th 2013: International Embarrassment- Poor Portocol for Chinese V.P.

May 30th 2013: International Embarrassment- Poor Portocol for Chinese V.P.

In a shocking breach of protocol, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bis­sessar pushes ahead of President Anthony Carmona to accompany visiting Chinese Vice President Xi Jingping along the red carpet upon his arrival at Piarco Airport. The Head of State is forced to trail behind the Prime Minister, our official visitor, and…

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June 6th 2013: Monetary Madness!

June 6th 2013: Monetary Madness!

The Auditor General’s 2012 Report reveals that millions of dollars have been overpaid to contract employees without proper documentation or accountability. Financial regulations, financial instructions, and finan­cial directives from Permanent Secretaries are not being complied with. The Ministry of Sport is highlighted. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a…

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June 10th 2013: Kamla’s Firetruck Fiasco

June 10th 2013: Kamla’s Firetruck Fiasco

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bisses­sar publicly admits to the media that the situation surrounding the  award of a $6.8 million contract to recover a 7-year-old firetruck bought for $2.2 million, is “a fiasco”. As the head of Cabinet, she was pres­ent when the initial $10.1 million bill was presented, and she…

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June 20th 2013: Firetruck Fiction

June 20th 2013: Firetruck Fiction

Sports minister, Anil Roberts blames the Chief Fire Officer for the fire truck fiasco. Roberts claims that the CFO has the authority to incur ex­penses, and authorised Sammy’s Multilift Services to undertake the work after getting an estimate. work He claims the bill was presented to Cabinet after the work…

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June 27th 2013: PP Prepares Firetruck Scapegoat

June 27th 2013: PP Prepares  Firetruck Scapegoat

Attorney General Anand Ramlogan says the People’s Partnership is ready to take action against the former Chief Fire Officer if an audit reveals that he acted improperly in the award of a $6.8 million contract to recover a 7-year-old firetruck valued bought for $2.2 million. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s…

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June 28th 2013: Bitter Medicine – Unhealthy Couva Hospital Fees

June 28th 2013: Bitter Medicine – Unhealthy Couva Hospital Fees

Revelations in Parliament that the consultancy fees for the Couva Hos­pital are $400 million – 40% of the construction cost! The inflated cost of the contract is therefore $1.5 Billion – to be paid by tax payers. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the…

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June 28th 2013: Firetrucking Falsehoods – PP Exposed!

June 28th 2013: Firetrucking Falsehoods – PP Exposed!

Opposition Leader, Dr. Keith Rowley tells Parliament that the People’s Partnership Cabinet presided over by the Prime Minister, issued a Cab­inet Note distorting the official report of the Chief Fire Officer (CFO) about the condition of the crashed fire truck. The CFO’s report indicates that the truck was 15 metres…

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June 2013: Fake it to Make it!

June 2013: Fake it to Make it!

The People’s Partnership appointed Deputy Chairman of the Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago is alleged to have false qualifications. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source: The Patriot’s Guide Want To…

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June – July 2013: Secrets Revealed!

June – July 2013: Secrets Revealed!

Allegations of Corruption fly back and forth between the UNC and the ILP- the party of its former Chairman, Jack Warner – during Chaguanas West Bye Election. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the…

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July 11th 2013: Fired for Association

July 11th 2013: Fired for Association

21 Litter wardens at the UNC-controlled Tunapuna/Piarco Corpora­tion are dismissed from their job (after being made to unwittingly train their replacements) for joining a trade union (NUGFW) – a constitu­tional right covered under “Freedom of Association”. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015…

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July 24th 2013: Ministerial Mansions

July 24th 2013: Ministerial Mansions

Revelations that one minister in the People’s Partnership now owns six multimillion-dollar mansions, all acquired in return for favours. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source: The Patriot’s Source Want To Share?…

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July 29th 2013: Another Defeat for the PM’s Partnership

July 29th 2013: Another Defeat for the PM’s Partnership

Running on the platform of the ILP, former UNC Chairman, Jack War­ner Wins the Chaguanas West Bye Elections, beating the People’s Part­nership Candidate by a ratio of almost than 2.5:1 Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to…

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July 30th 2013: Every Breath You (Don’t) Take

July 30th 2013: Every Breath You (Don’t) Take

Former Minister in the Ministry of National Security, Colin Partap is found guilty of charges relating to refusal to take a breathalyser test, and fined $5,000.00 Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book!…

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July 30th 2013: I’m Gone – Thanks for Using Me!

July 30th 2013: I’m Gone – Thanks for Using Me!

Former Justice minister, Herbert Volney resigns his membership of the UNC, claiming that the party used him for his integrity during its 2010 election campaign. In his resignation letter, he also admits that he was recruited into politics while he was a sitting Judge. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide…

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August 13th 2013: Return of Land and Building Taxes?

August 13th 2013: Return of Land and Building Taxes?

Leader of Government Business, Dr. Roodal Moonilal, hints at the re­turn of Land and Building Taxes in the 2013- 2014 budget , 3 years af­ter the People’s Partnership repealed the taxes in a popularity-seeking move. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration….

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August 14th 2013: Whose Houses?

August 14th 2013: Whose Houses?

The Integrity Commission announces that it is probing reports of a Cabinet minister acquiring 6 houses. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source: The Patriot’s Guide Want To Share? Use the Social…

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August 18th 2013: Lock down and arrests of over 100 persons in East Port of Spain, most released soon after

August 18th 2013: Lock down and arrests of over 100 persons in East Port of Spain, most released soon after

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August 28th 2013: Crooked Deal for Buses

August 28th 2013: Crooked Deal for Buses

Former Justice minister Herbert Volney announces that the $36 Million contract awarded to Super Industrial Services for the supply of buses to the Public Transport Service Corporation is not above board, and should be halted. The Prime Minister says nothing. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of…

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September 6th 2013: From (army) Captain to Security Minister

September 6th 2013: From (army) Captain to Security Minister

Gary Griffith is appointed National Security minister, the fourth in four years under the People’s Partnership. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source: The Patriot’s Guide Want To Share? Use the Social…

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September 9th 2013: Spending Spree: 2014 Budget Largest in Nation’s History

September 9th 2013: Spending Spree: 2014 Budget Largest in Nation’s History

The People’s Partnership presents a budget of $61.298 BILLION … and projects a deficit of $6.357 BILLION Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source: The Patriot’s Guide Want To Share? Use the…

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September 9th 2013: St. Joseph seat Declared Vacant; Kamla Confident

September 9th 2013: St. Joseph seat Declared Vacant; Kamla Confident

Speaker Wade Mark declares the St Joseph seat held by Herbert Volney vacant. Prime Minister Kamla Persad -Bissessar says her Government does not fear any bye-election in St Joseph. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start…

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September 26th 2013: Gopaul Dredged Up – Again!

September 26th 2013: Gopaul Dredged Up – Again!

Revelations in Parliament that Raldon Construction, a company front­ing for Gopaul and Company Limited (owned by friends of Prime Min­ister Kamla Persad-Bissessar) is one of three companies awarded a $60 million contract on June 30th, 2012, to clear three rivers. Revelations in­clude: One of the Directors, Bhim Deosaran is also…

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October 14th 2013: (Pappy) Show Time!

October 14th 2013: (Pappy) Show Time!

The UNC selects comical crusader, Ian Al­leyne as its candidate for the St Joseph Bye Election. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source: The Patriot’s Guide Want To Share? Use the Social…

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October 25th 2013: Plummeted Popularity

October 25th 2013: Plummeted Popularity

The PP loses Local Government Elections, losing 5 – 8 to the PNM (with Chaguanas undecided). The mood of Trinidad and Tobago is clear. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source: The…

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October 2013: Digging up the Fraud

October 2013: Digging up the Fraud

National Quarries CEO reports to the Fraud Squad that letters have been falsified in her name, to cover up the acquisition of a bulldozer paid for by National Quarries, but undeclared to the company, and discovered to be in use by Gopaul and Company ( a company owned by very…

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November 2013: Wetting After Wetting After Wetting!

November 2013: Wetting After Wetting After Wetting!

The UNC Loses St Joseph Bye Election to the PNM, a fourth succes­sive election defeat in four years. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source: The Patriot’s Guide Want To Share? Use…

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November 11th 2013: Local Government Lottery Millionaire?

November 11th 2013: Local Government Lottery Millionaire?

Allegations arise that an ILP Councillor received a $5 Million bribe to vote with the UNC in the Chaguanas Borough Corporation. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source: The Patriot’s Guide Want…

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December 8th 2013: Shuffling the Deck

December 8th 2013: Shuffling the Deck

The National Security Operations Centre is removed from the Ministry of National Security to the Office of Prime Minister. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source: The Patriot’s Guide Want To Share?…

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January 10th 2014: Shirking Responsibility

January 10th 2014: Shirking Responsibility

In a clear attempt to distance himself from the “firetruck fiasco”, Na­tional Security minister, Gary Griffith refers a question about the cost of salvaging the firetruck, to his predecessor, Jack Warner, who is no longer in Cabinet. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the…

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January 2014: Crime Continues Escalating

January 2014: Crime Continues Escalating

Revelations that a US$100 MILLION, 332 Kg cocaine bust in the US originat­ed in Trinidad and Tobago. Despite a lot of huffing and puffing from National Security minister, Gary Griffith, the local investigations appear to quietly fizzle out. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from…

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January 2014: Business as Usual at FCB

January 2014: Business as Usual at FCB

Revelations that an Executive of State-owned bank, First Citizens, sold shares obtained during the IPO at preferential rates, for a profit of $12.7 MILLION. The Chairperson of the Board of Directors sees nothing un­ethical about the transaction. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the…

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March 11th 2014: Wastewater Stench

March 11th 2014: Wastewater Stench

Allegations arise, of bid rigging in $1.6 BILLION WASA Waste Water Treatment Plant at Beetharn, awarded to Super Industrial Services (SIS) Limited by the Water and Sewerage Authoriy (WASA) and the Nation­al Gas Company (NGC). The Chairman of the National Gas Company, Chan Chadeesingh is a former Chairman of SIS,…

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March 25th 2014: Another One Bites the Dust!

March 25th 2014: Another One Bites the Dust!

Minister of the People, Glen Ramadarsingh is fired, fol­lowing disorderly conduct on a Caribbean Airlines aircraft, including fondling of a flight attendant and threatening to have her fired for calling him to order. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the…

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March 26th 2014: He’s Barking Nonsense

March 26th 2014: He’s Barking Nonsense

Food Production Minister, Devant Maharaj tries to blame the Opposition PNM for a pit­ bull attack that left an elderly woman dead. The 84-year-old was mauled by her son’s dogs. The allegations are dismissed as “idiotic”. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015…

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March 28th 2014: Stop the Waste-water Stench – $1 Billion Mess

March 28th 2014: Stop the Waste-water Stench – $1 Billion Mess

Beetham Wastewater Treatment Plant is described as “outrage and rape” of the Treasury in Parlia­ment. Revelations by Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Keith Rowley include: A cost per gallon that is 6 times higher than other similar projects around the world (US$15.18 per gallon in T&T; US$2.60 per gallon in…

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March 31st 2014: “Domestic” Violence – Yet Another Minister Goes Home!

March 31st 2014: “Domestic” Violence – Yet Another Minister Goes Home!

Tourism minister Chandresh Sharma resigns after reports alleging his physical abuse of his ex-girlfriend at a shopping mall, following her confronting him over a little girl accompanied by another woman. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to…

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March 2014: Gentle Manly Conduct

March 2014: Gentle Manly Conduct

Allegations of sexual misconduct are raised against Tobago Develop­ment minister, Delmon Baker. His accuser claims that Baker abused his trust and sexually assaulted him twice. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source:…

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April 2nd 2014: SIS $400 Million Overpriced Project

April 2nd 2014: SIS $400 Million Overpriced Project

Revelations that the People’s  Partnership  in­sists on awarding a contract for the Beetham Wastewater Treatment Plant  to  Super Indus­trial Services Limited (SIS), in spite of the SIS bid being US$72.5 Million (TT$400 Million) more than that of the other qualifying bidder. Energy minister, Kevin Ramnarine describes the competing bid from…

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April 7th 2014: Housing “Benefits”

April 7th 2014: Housing “Benefits”

Allegations emerge that former Minister of the People, Glen Rama­darshingh, promised a state-constructed HDC house to women, for oral sex, while he was a minister. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source:…

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April 2014: No “Permanent” Commissioner

April 2014: No “Permanent” Commissioner

18 months after Police Commissioner Gibbs resigned, a permanent CoP is yet to be appointed. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source: The Patriot’s Guide Want To Share? Use the Social Media…

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April 24th 2014: J’accuse!

April 24th 2014: J’accuse!

Attorney General Anand Ramlogan appears to blame Police Complaints Authority Chairman, Gillian Lucky for an alleged leak of the report into the illegal “Flying Squad”. He does not offer any evidence to back his claim up. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015…

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April 2014: Prisongate!

April 2014: Prisongate!

Attorney General, Anand Ramlogan calls on former Solicitor General, Eleanor Donaldson-Honeywell to clarify her authorship of a confidential letter to the Prime Minister on August 30th, 2013, requesting a probe into the dubious practice of attorneys colluding with prisoners to sue the State for non-existent injuries allegedly sustained at the…

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April 29th 2014: Billions Spent Without Documentation

April 29th 2014: Billions Spent Without Documentation

The 2013 Auditor General’s Report reveals that several ministries and departments of government are failing to comply with existing finan­cial regulations for the public service, and cannot provide documen­tation for billions of dollars in expenditure. Examples of these failings include failure to secure Cabinet approval (when required), failure to show…

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May 4th 2014: Dana Seetahal Murdered

May 4th 2014: Dana Seetahal Murdered

Senior Counsel, Dana Seetahal is ambushed and murdered in Port of Spain. Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar responds with an offer of a $3.5 Million reward. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source:…

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May 9th 2014: Game of Drones

May 9th 2014: Game of Drones

The People’s Partnership continues its reckless spending spree with National Security minister Gary Griffith announcing plans to acquire six helicopters and four drones to fight crime, at a cost of TT$800 Million Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link…

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May 2014: Where are the $$$?

May 2014: Where are the $$$?

Acute US Dollar shortage is blamed on a new auction system introduced by the Central Bank governor. If nobody can get US dollars, who is getting the foreign exchange? Why was it neces­sary to change a system that was working flawlessly? Why is the new system less transparent than the…

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May 19th 2014: Two Pull – The Video!

May 19th 2014: Two Pull – The Video!

Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs, Anil Roberts appears in a video rolling a marijuana joint in a hotel room, with unknown women . He denies he is the person in the video, and (as usual) the Prime Minis­ter does nothing, claiming that she has weighed a report by Roberts…

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May 20th 2014: Hypocrisy, Untruths

May 20th 2014: Hypocrisy, Untruths

Former Justice minister, Herbert Volney apologises to Attorney General, Anand Ramlogan over allegations that the AG had a role in the Section 34 fiasco. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source: The…

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May 23rd 2014: Playing the Race Placard

May 23rd 2014: Playing the Race Placard

Persons believed to be affiliated with the United National Congress, pay a homeless man to carry racist anti-Indian placards during a PNM march against corruption and bad governance. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download…

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May 23rd 2014: Life Sport for the Army – Attention!

May 23rd 2014: Life Sport for the Army – Attention!

Following allegations of corruption and criminal participation and interference, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar announces the transfer of the Life Sport programme from Anil Roberts and the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs to the Trinidad and Tobago Defence Force. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals…

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May 30th 2014: Confirming the Existence of the CABAL

May 30th 2014: Confirming the Existence of the CABAL

Tourism Minister Jerry Hadeed is heard in a recording, discuss­ing the “Cabal” around the Prime Minister, and the corrupt conduct of specific persons in her government labelling them a set of rats. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link…

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May 31st 2014: Highway Baditry, The Road to Point Fortin is Paved with Stolen Resources

May 31st 2014: Highway Baditry, The Road to Point Fortin is Paved with Stolen Resources

Revelations that the People’s Partnership’s flagship $7.2 BILLION Pt. Fortin Highway is being constructed with aggregate stolen from the State through illegal quarrying. By failing to act and/ or condemn the theft of State resources, the Gov­ ernment of Kamla Persad-Bissessar is aiding and abetting the disposal of stolen property….

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May 31st 2013: Bitter Taste for Taxpayers – NIB Buys Aspsara Building for more than TWICE the Market Value

May 31st 2013: Bitter Taste for Taxpayers – NIB Buys Aspsara Building for more than TWICE the Market Value

Revelations that the National Insurance Board (with the support of its People’s Partnership-appointed Board of Directors) has paid $37 Million to acquire a property valued at $16.6 Million Dollars. In addition, the NIB is spending $5 Million to refurbish the property which houses the Apsara and Thamnak Thai restaurants at…

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June 6th 2014: Let’s Attack Rowley

June 6th 2014: Let’s Attack Rowley

Leaked email messages reveal a plot by UNC Deputy Political Leader, Roodal Moonilal and others, both local and foreign, to launch a cam­paign with the sole objec­tive of discrediting PNM Oppo­sition Leader, Keith Rowley. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click…

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July/August 2014: A Nation in Shock @ Life Sport Revelations

July/August 2014: A Nation in Shock @ Life Sport Revelations

Trinidad and Tobago reels from revelations of MASSIVE fraud in the hundreds of millions in the Life Sport programme – payments without invoices; payments for work not done; payments for work, cleaning and catering at non-existent venues; $34 MILLION paid for a project that never took off – non-refundable; payments…

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July 3rd 2014: SIS – From Bankruptcy to Billions

July 3rd 2014: SIS – From Bankruptcy to Billions

Revelations in Parliament that Super Industrial Services (SIS), a firm re­puted to be a financial supporter of the People’s Partnership, went from bankruptcy in 2010, to receiving over $2 BILLION in contracts awarded by the People’s Partnership in 4 years. It is also revealed that SIS personnel sit on the…

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July 28th 2014: Another Petrotrin Oil Spill

July 28th 2014: Another Petrotrin Oil Spill

Petrotrin records yet anther oil spill at its Pointe-a-Pierre Refinery. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source: The Patriot’s Guide Want To Share? Use the Social Media Icons in the Bottom-Right of…

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July 29th 2014: Spilling Season – Yet Another Petrotrin Spill

July 29th 2014: Spilling Season – Yet Another Petrotrin Spill

Oil and gas spew into the air in Penal, from Petrotrin’s Wilson Well 78. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source: The Patriot’s Guide Want To Share? Use the Social Media Icons…

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July 31st 2014: No Video Necessary – Anil Roberts Fired

July 31st 2014: No Video Necessary – Anil Roberts Fired

Anil Roberts is axed as Sport and Youth Affairs minister, because of massive corruption in the Life Sport and his failings in overseeing the programme which was his brainchild. Public pressure leaves the Prime Minister unable to manoeuvre as she did with his marijuana video. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s…

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August 11th 2014: When You’re Beaten, Change the Rules!

August 11th 2014: When You’re Beaten, Change the Rules!

Following 4 consecutive election defeats, the People’s Partnership in­troduces a Constitution Amendment Bill to change the rules governing vote counting and winners – rules that have stood and been observed without problem since Independence. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click…

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August 21st 2014: Kamla, Learn to do Protocol Right

August 21st 2014: Kamla, Learn to do Protocol Right

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar announces the award of the Nation’s Highest Honours to two previous Prime Ministers – Patrick Manning and Basdeo Panday. In an embarrassing turn of events, both men reject the awards, publicly scolding the Prime Minister for not first consulting them, before announcing the awards. Want More…

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August 25th 2014: He Clears Himself

August 25th 2014: He Clears Himself

In a clear breach of the legal principle, nemo judex in causa sua (“one cannot be a judge in his own cause”) AND in spite of the fact that the official investigation into allegations of a conspiracy is ongoing, Attor­ney General Anand Ramlogan, one of the parties alleged to be…

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August 25th 2014: He Who Pays the Pollster, Dictates the Outcome

August 25th 2014: He Who Pays the Pollster, Dictates the Outcome

The People’s Partnership produces results of a poll conducted by MORI, its paid polling consultants, that claims that 55% of the national popu­lation is in favour of the Constitution Amendment Bill to eliminate the first-past-the-post system. This is in direct contrast to a poll by Market Facts and Opinions that…

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September 8th 2014: $65 Billion Budget of Shame

September 8th 2014: $65 Billion Budget of Shame

The People’s Partnership presents a deficit budget of wanton spending, putting the nation further into debt with populist election-gimmick measures, including a $500-a-month Baby Grant, applicable only for one year – a period that expires around elections in 2015. As noted in var­ious quarters, the 2014/2015 Budget presentation rehashes initiatives…

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September 14th 2014: More Lies from the Office of the Prime Minister

September 14th 2014: More Lies from the Office of the Prime Minister

The Office of the Prime Minister makes public a letter it claims was written by the Chief State Solicitor, Christophe Grant, to environmental activist Wayne Kublalsingh. Grant denies that he wrote or even saw the letter which was penned in his name by an attorney in his office, seem­ingly acting…

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September 19th 2014: Battle Vehicles for T&T’s Streets

September 19th 2014: Battle Vehicles for T&T’s Streets

In the clearest admission yet that its malicious dismantling of the na­tional intelligence apparatus ruined the nation’s border security, the People’s Partnership’s announces its intention to acquire 52 armoured vehicles for use by the TIPS and the Defence Force. It admits that crim­inals in Trinidad and Tobago now have access…

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September 19th 2014: The Probes that T&T Really Wants

September 19th 2014: The Probes that T&T Really Wants

Dr. Keith Rowley lists probes that the national population wants the People’s Partnership to conduct: How $36 million of “cold hard liquid cash” was passed to persons known and unknown in the Life Sport scandal How the Office of the Attorney General spent $400 million in legal fees How the…

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October 18th 2014: Divali Gimmicks, Politticking with Religion

October 18th 2014: Divali Gimmicks, Politticking with Religion

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar announces a 2-day, 20% dis­count on flour and oil products distributed by the National Flour Mills just for Divali. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source: The Patriot’s…

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October 19th 2014: Slippery Slope – Oil Prices Decline Further

October 19th 2014: Slippery Slope – Oil Prices Decline Further

As oil prices drop to a 5-year low of US$84.47 /barrel, finance minister Larry Howai discloses, “We have already begun an exercise to address expenditure and that process will be accelerated if prices do fall below $80 for an extended period and if gas prices also follow suit.” This is…

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October 22nd 2014: Ebola About Turn – Ban Lifted on Nigerian Entry

October 22nd 2014: Ebola About Turn – Ban Lifted on Nigerian Entry

The People’s Partnership is forced to lift a ban on Nigerians entering Trinidad and Tobago, after the Nigerian government threatens to expel Trinidad and Tobago’s diplomats and shut down its High Commission in Abuja. This follows the discovery by the Nigerian Foreign Affairs minister that contrary to what he had…

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November 1st 2014: Absent Government, Anti-People Partnership

November 1st 2014: Absent Government, Anti-People Partnership

The People’s Partnership is called out for sidestepping important par­liamentary accountability proceedings, such as Prime Minister’s ques­tion time, and Opposition private members’ day cornerstones of our democratic system of government. The Partnership is also criticised for failing to provide funding in a timely manner to Opposition-controlled local government bodies, thereby…

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November 5th 2014: Xenophobic Government Vs Phantom Illegal Immigrants

November 5th 2014: Xenophobic Government Vs Phantom Illegal Immigrants

With no evidence to back his wild claims, National Security minister Gary Griffith says there are an estimated 110,000 illegal immigrants in Trinidad and Tobago. He announces the Partnership’s intention to go from door to door “like a parang side” hunting for illegal immigrants. He further claims there is a…

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November 19th 2014: Stacy’s Email Comes to Light- Questions Arise About Curepe Interchange Affair

November 19th 2014: Stacy’s Email Comes to Light- Questions Arise About Curepe Interchange Affair

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar is forced to admit to Parliament that she has received correspondence from Minister of State in the Min­istry of Works, Stacy Roopnarine, over her (Roopnarine’s) concerns about interference in the award of the contract to build the Curepe In­terchange. The project, originally valued at $187 million…

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November 20th 2014: Curepe Interchange – Minister Misleading … Maliciously?

November 20th 2014: Curepe Interchange – Minister Misleading … Maliciously?

Works minister, Suruj Rambachan publicly claims that the difference in bid evalutions for the first and second-ranked contractors for the Curepe Interchange, is just one point. Investigations reval that the difference is actually more than four points Vinci Construction (builders of the Aranguez Overpass) 94.98 points; Lutchmeesingh Transport Contractors 90.75…

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December 4th 2014: T&T Maintains High Corruption Index Score

December 4th 2014: T&T Maintains High Corruption Index Score

Trinidad and Tobago drops to 85th from 83rd place, on Transparency In­ ternational’s Corruption Perception Index, maintaining the same score (38) as in 2013. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source: The…

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December 5th 2014: $55 Million to Buy the Conscience of the Churches

December 5th 2014: $55 Million to Buy the Conscience of the Churches

In spite of falling oil prices, and her government’s pretending to reduce expenditure, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar announces a $55 MILLION gift to churches in Trinidad and Tobago, “for the benefit of the Christian community and indeed for all those of our land as we celebrate a most generous giving…

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December 11th 2014: From Me, But not from me – Magic Money, Merry Christmas

December 11th 2014: From Me, But not from me – Magic Money, Merry Christmas

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar denies that selected journalists were handed $1,000 Massy Store vouchers during the media Christmas function she hosted. She claims that if it was done, it was done without her knowledge or authority. She further claims that no money has been used for that purpose from either…

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December 12th 2014: Save Money… The Partying Continues to be Priority!

December 12th 2014: Save Money… The Partying Continues to be Priority!

In the face of falling oil prices and declining government revenues, Fi­nance minister Larry Howai reveals that his ministry has saved over $500,000… by combining the various Christmas parties hosted by dif­ferent arms of his Ministry, into one big event. Ignoring the real issues regarding the Governments Oil Contracts. Want…

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December 2014: Glad, Bribings I Bring…

December 2014: Glad, Bribings I Bring…

Selected journalists are surreptitiously handed Massy Store vouchers worth $1,000 at the Prime Minister’s annual media Christmas function. The vouchers are presented along with a pamphlet conveying compli­ments of the season, and featuring the Prime Minister’s photograph and signature. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals…

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December 12th 2014: $5 Million for Chutney Soca Monarch

December 12th 2014: $5 Million for Chutney Soca Monarch

In a clear statement of its priorities under the pressures of declining oil revenues, the People’s Partnership donates $5 MILLION to the 2015 Chutney Soca Monarch competition, including a $2 MILLION first prize. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the…

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December 14th 2014: Squandermania as a Sport!

December 14th 2014: Squandermania as a Sport!

A Special Audit by the Office of the Auditor General into the operations of the Sports Company of Trinidad and Tobago (SporTT) reveals wast­age, lack of accountability, unjustified costs and expensive litigation, all involving hundreds of millions of dollars. This include s: $411 MILLION of sporting facilities to provide “sport…

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December 23rd 2014: Kamla Billboards

December 23rd 2014: Kamla Billboards

Deluded into a sense of popularity, the Prime Minister appears on bill­boards across the nation, extending Christmas greetings at a cost esti­mated to be in the hun­dreds of thousands of dollars. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below…

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December 30th 2014: Kamla’s Economic Formula – Don’t Panic

December 30th 2014: Kamla’s Economic Formula – Don’t Panic

Forced to speak up in the face of plummeting revenues, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar tells the nation “don’t panic”; pledging to out­line comprehensive measures early in the new year. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start…

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January 3rd 2015: To Hell with Austerity – PM’s $410 Million Spending Spree to Continue with Constituency Development Fund

January 3rd 2015: To Hell with Austerity – PM’s $410 Million Spending Spree to Continue with Constituency Development Fund

In spite of the absence of legislation permitting government to devolve its authority to sitting MPS, and in spite of her repeated failure to comprehensively address falling oil revenues, Prime Minister Kamla Per­sad-Bissessar recklessly assures that her plans to allocate $10 million to every Member of Parliament for them to…

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January 4th 2015: Bloody Start to the New Year, 10 in 4 days

January 4th 2015: Bloody Start to the New Year, 10 in 4 days

With 10 murders in the first 4 days of 2015, the haplessness of the People’s Partnership in addressing security and prevent­ing illegal weapons from entering the country, has never been clearer. The People’s Partnership announces through the Ministry of National Security, that it is placing the security services on “high…

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January 6th 2015: The Bloodletting Continues – 14 in 6 Days

January 6th 2015: The Bloodletting Continues – 14 in 6 Days

Despite the People’s Partnership placing the security services on “high alert”, murders continue, with 4 more in 2 days. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source: The Patriot’s Guide Want To Share?…

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January 8th 2015: The Prime Minister (Finally) Speaks – and Says Nothing!

January 8th 2015: The Prime Minister (Finally) Speaks – and Says Nothing!

After months of pressure from concerned citizens and stakeholder groups, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar gives in and addresses the nation on the issue of declining government revenues due to falling oil prices. Apart from refusing to make any substantial cuts to spending, her ad­dress is full of empty rhetoric and…

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January 13th 2015: Larry, The Public Needs Some Share Answers!

January 13th 2015: Larry, The Public Needs Some Share Answers!

Finance minister, Larry Howai is asked to come clean on allegations of insider trading regarding the sale of Trinidad Cement Limited shares. He is also challenged to make public the Price Waterhouse Cooper (PWC) Report that he commissioned into the FCB Initial Public Offering. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide…

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January 23rd 2015: Evil Conspiracy? Speaker Misleads House On Motion Against Finance Minister!

January 23rd 2015: Evil Conspiracy? Speaker Misleads House On Motion Against Finance Minister!

Speaker of the House, Wade Mark,  prevents the debate of a mo­tion of no confidence against Finance minister Larry Howai, brought by Chaguanas West MP, Jack Warner, by announcing to the House that he has been informed that the matter is before the High Court. He says, “I received only…

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January 24th 2015: Witness This! AG Accused of Witness Tampering!

January 24th 2015: Witness This! AG Accused of Witness Tampering!

Attorney General Anand Ramlogan becomes the first Attorney General in the history of Trinidad and Tobago to be accused of witness tampering. He is accused of offering David West Directorship of the Police Complaint Authority, if he (West) withdraws a witness statement filed in a defama­tion lawsuit involving the Attorney…

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January 26th 2015: Speaker Confesses – There was No Notice From The Judiciary

January 26th 2015: Speaker Confesses – There was No Notice From The Judiciary

Speaker of the House, Wade Mark admits that he blocked a motion of no confidence against Finance minister Larry Howai, not because of a notice from the Judiciary as he had told the House, but based on correspon­dence from the minister, himself the subject of the motion. The Speaker only…

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January 29th 2015: AG Sets Another Record – With the Police

January 29th 2015: AG Sets Another Record – With the Police

Anand Ramlogan becomes the first Attorney General in the history of Trinidad and Tobago to be the subject of a Police investigation – this, for “an attempt to pervert the course of justice”. Acting Police Commis­sioner, Stephen Williams announces that he has ordered an investiga­tion into the allegations contained in…

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January 29th 2015: PM Admits Another Minister Involved in the West Affair

January 29th 2015: PM Admits Another Minister Involved in the West Affair

On her return to Trinidad and Tobago, Prime Minister Kamla Per­sad-Bissessar announces that she is advised that a senior-raking minis­ter may be involved in the West/Ramlogan affair, and that she intends to meet with this person. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015…

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January 31st 2015: Cabinet Members Want Minister to Lie, to save AG!

January 31st 2015: Cabinet Members Want Minister to Lie, to save AG!

Media reports surface alleging pressure by some members of Cabinet on National Security minister Gary Griffith, to deny being requested by Attorney General Ramlogan to approach Police Complaints Authority Director, David West and inquire if he (West) had withdraw his testimony against the AG. Griffith is reported to say he…

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February 2nd 2015: AG Fired – Another Record! PM Blames Everyone but HIM!

February 2nd 2015: AG Fired – Another Record! PM Blames Everyone but HIM!

Wildly swinging her axe at anyone she can, Prime Minister Kamla Per­sad-Bissessar announces that she has accepted the resignations of the Attorney General, Anand Ramlogan, and the Minister of National Se­curity, Gary Griffith (who later tells the media that he did not resign). She  blames Griffith for not informing her…

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February 3rd 2015: PM Must have known West was a Witness

February 3rd 2015: PM Must have known West was a Witness

Leader of the Opposition, Keith Rowley reminds the Prime Minister that it is the Attorney General’s duty to advise her Office and the Government of legal matters (something that she ought to know, as a Senior Counsel). Recalling the history of the “West Affair” Rowley recounts that the former Attorney…

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February 3rd 2015: Hypocrisy from Kamla

February 3rd 2015: Hypocrisy from Kamla

“One has to be mindful that public office is not used for private gain…” – Kamla Persad-Bissessar, February 3rd 2015 Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source: The Patriot’s Guide Want To…

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February 5th 2015: Griffith Confirms Ramlogan Called

February 5th 2015: Griffith Confirms Ramlogan Called

“So an Attorney General calls me to get in contact with someone say­ing, ‘Gary, I can’t get through to David. He was supposed to withdraw a document, so please check and find out the status please’, or words to that effect.” – Gary Griffith Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide…

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February 5th 2015: Griffith – P.M. Not Being Straight

February 5th 2015: Griffith – P.M. Not Being Straight

Former National Security minister, Gary Griffith, reacting to the Prime Minister’s tantrum, reminds the nation that in attacking him, she is crit­icising her own personal policy on reporting unsavory behaviour in public office. In a media statement, he says, “But more importantly, if we can all recall, this is the…

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February 20th 2015: P.M. Announces Intention to Sue Rowley Over Emailgate

February 20th 2015: P.M. Announces Intention to Sue Rowley Over Emailgate

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar announces in Parliament that she may “soon” sue Opposition leader Kieth Rowley “with respect to the ’emailgate’ matter”. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book! Source: The Patriot’s Guide…

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February 26th 2015: P.M Misses Opening of CARICOM heads of Government Meeting – Blames Airline… but WHICH ONE?

February 26th 2015: P.M Misses Opening of CARICOM heads of Government Meeting – Blames Airline… but WHICH ONE?

Two conflicting statements from the Office of the Prime Minister raise questions about the real reason why she is absent from the opening ceremony of the CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting in the Ba­hamas. Her press secretary tells the media that a mechanical problem with a Caribbean Airlines flight resulted…

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February 27th 2015: He who saves the Speaker, Dictates?

February 27th 2015: He who saves the Speaker, Dictates?

21 UNC and COP Members of Parliament vote against a Motion of No Confidence in the Speaker of the House, deciding that the Speaker did not mislead the House when he claimed to have received documents from the High Court, that the Judiciary denied ever sending to him. Want More…

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February 28th 2015: National Gas Leak Stinks!

February 28th 2015: National Gas Leak Stinks!

A leaked Auditors’ report into the affairs of the National Gas Compa­ny reveals concerns by the company’s internal audit team, about fraud and misappropriation of public funds in the company that generated profits of $6.5 BILLION . Among the shocking revelations are: Escalation of the budget of the Corporate Communications…

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March 2nd 2015: More Gas Leaks – Blatant Fraud at NGC

March 2nd 2015: More Gas Leaks – Blatant Fraud at NGC

Revelations emerge that the NGC inflated the cost of a community proj­ect by 100%, from $4.5 Million, to $9,045,28.5 Kanhai Road Environmental Sports and Cultural Organisation (KRES­ CO) had written to NGC Corporate Communications Manager, Char­maine Mohammed in February 2014, requesting the sum of $4.5 million to construct a pavilion/…

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March 2nd 2015: PM’s “No Confidence” Announcement

March 2nd 2015: PM’s “No Confidence” Announcement

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar announces to her party sup­porters in Brazil Village, that she will file a no-confidence motion against the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, because he failed to say that David West was his witness in a libel case by her dismissed former Attorney General. Want More…

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March 2nd 2015: PM Calls on CoP and DPP to Talk About Emailgate

March 2nd 2015: PM Calls on CoP and DPP to Talk About Emailgate

Speaking at a public meeting in Brazil village, Prime Minister Kamla Per­sad-Bissessar calls on the Commissioner of Police (Acting) and the Director of Public Prosecutions, to tell the nation about the status of the “Email­gate” investigation, claiming that she read a newspaper article that said that information requested from Google…

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March 3rd 2015: Rowley Responds

March 3rd 2015: Rowley Responds

Describing the Prime Minister as “reckless and folly-driv­en”, the Leader of the Opposition, Dr. Keith Rowley accuses the Prime Minister of attempting to distract the national popula­tion from the real issues, which include a blatant attempt by her former Attorney General, Anand Ramlogan to block the extradition of two of…

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March 3rd 2015: Something Smells Funny

March 3rd 2015: Something Smells Funny

The NGC response to initial revelations of financial mismanagement, is a full-page advertisement that denies that there has been an audit. The NGC further attempts to question the competence of its internal auditors. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the…

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March 3rd 2015: NGC Protected By People’s Partnership MPs

March 3rd 2015: NGC Protected By People’s Partnership MPs

Chairman of Parliament’s Public Accounts Enterprises Committee, Ca­mille Robinson-Regis says People’s Partnership members of the Com­mittee refuse to allow the NGC crisis to be brought forward for discus­sion. She discloses that both Opposition and Independent members of the Committee are in favour of immediate discussions. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s…

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March 3rd 2015: Voter Padding Alert!

March 3rd 2015: Voter Padding Alert!

The People’s Partnership is accused of sitting on an Elections and Boundaries Commission report that changes the boundaries of San Fer­nando East and San Fernando West constituencies, but has failed to obey the law and lay the report in Parliament , even though the report is over a year old….

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March 7th 2015: Gas Masks – NGC in UNC Campaign Mode: Spending by Electoral Constituency

March 7th 2015: Gas Masks – NGC in UNC Campaign Mode: Spending by Electoral Constituency

Revelations that the National Gas Company contributed almost $95 Million to groups and organisations based on the electoral constituen­cies where they are located. Constituencies held by the Opposition are discovered to receive far less funding donations from the NGC than those constituencies that are held by the People’s Partnership. Highlights…

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March 7th 2015: EBC Report Laid in Parliament Almost 1 YEAR LATER

March 7th 2015: EBC Report Laid in Parliament Almost 1 YEAR LATER

Parliament is finally presented with a report by the Elections and Boundaries Commission, that will adjust the boundaries of 10 constitu­encies in upcoming elections. By its own admission, the People’s Partnership has had the report since April 2014, and sat on it for 9 months before sending it to Cabinet….

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March 8th 2015: NGC Alert! Is the Audit Team Safe?

March 8th 2015: NGC Alert! Is the Audit Team Safe?

Following the NGC’s statement denying that there has been an audit, and questioning the competence of its own internal auditors, it’s former senior audit executive, Claire Gomez-Miller who initiated the audits into NCC’s Corporate Communications Management, and NGC’s Procurement, rec­ommends that members of the audit team “stand prepared to take…

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March 11th 2015: NGC Tries to Force Silence with Threats!

March 11th 2015: NGC Tries to Force Silence with Threats!

The National Gas company through its lawyers, writes former senior audit executive, Claire Gomez-Miller who initiated the audits into NGC’s Corporate Communications Management, and NGC’s Procure­ment, threatening potential liability “for civil or criminal proceedings”. The Company demands that she hand over to the Company any notes, memos and documents she…

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March 12th 2015: We Must be “DOTISH” PM

March 12th 2015: We Must be “DOTISH” PM

In spite of statements from the Commissioner of State Lands that Super Industrial Services (SIS) does not have tenancy for all of the land it is oc­cupying at Perseverance, Couva, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar insists in Parliament that the company is not squatting on State land. Want More Stories? The…

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March 13th 2015: PM Speaks (FINALLY) on NGC Crisis

March 13th 2015: PM Speaks (FINALLY) on NGC Crisis

After dancing around the issue in Parliament, Prime Minister Kamla Per­sad-Bissessar finally agrees that she will take action if there are any find­ings of wrong doing at the National Gas Company. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below…

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March 13th 2015: Feeding Frenzy at AG’s Office?

March 13th 2015: Feeding Frenzy at AG’s Office?

$343 MILLION – the cost to taxpayers incurred by former Attorney General Anand Ramlogan, as he employed the services of private law­yers to do the work of his Office. Two former Attorneys General de­scribe this phenomenon as gross overspending. Among the revelations are: Increased spending on legal fees for private…

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March 17th 2015: NGC – More Rules Broken

March 17th 2015: NGC – More Rules Broken

Revelations that the People’s Partnership-appointed Chairman of the National Gas Company, Roop Chan Chadeesingh violated the rules of the State Enterprise Performance Manual, by serving as a member of the Board’s audit committee while sitting as the Board’s Chairman. This is in direct contravention of a specific recommendation of the…

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March 19th 2015: Police Reject Wage Offer

March 19th 2015: Police Reject Wage Offer

The months long “back and forth” fails to find resolution – members of the Police Service Social and Welfare Association reject Chief Per­sonnel Officer (CPO) Stephanie Lewis’ offer of a 9.84 percent increase, standing firm on their demand for 19 percent. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation…

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March 23rd 2015: Day of Total Policing, Police “Coup” Shuts Country Down

March 23rd 2015: Day of Total Policing, Police “Coup” Shuts Country Down

Trinidad is brought to a standstill as officers of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, in order to force their wage demands, stage a day of “To­tal Policing” that creates havoc, mayhem and frustration for citizens. The Police officers are demanding a 19% wage increase, while the Peo­ple’s Partnership is…

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March 24th 2015: Say Nothing, Do Nothing, Hope It Goes Away: PM Says She Can’t Comment on Ex-AG’s Spending

March 24th 2015: Say Nothing, Do Nothing, Hope It Goes Away: PM Says She Can’t Comment on Ex-AG’s Spending

In her typical fashion, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bis­sessar says  she  cannot  comment  on  the  expenditure by her former Attorney General,  Anand   Ramlogan, of $343 MIL­ LION on the services of private attorneys for his Office. The Reason: She says she has not studied the figures, NINE DAYS AF­ TER THEY…

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March 25th 2015: Government Hit For 6

March 25th 2015: Government Hit For 6

The People’s Partnership’s mo­tion of “no confidence” in Lead­ er of the Opposition, Dr. Keith Rowley, backfires spectacu­larly, as the Opposition PNM walks out, followed by the ILP. The motion is described as “friv­olous, vexatious, childish, vacu­ous, tenuous, absurd and having no basis and purpose.” Want More Stories? The Patriot’s…

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March 25th 2015: (Lack of) Class Confirmed-Tasteless Toppin

March 25th 2015: (Lack of) Class Confirmed-Tasteless Toppin

In a move that shocks the nation to the core, the People’s Partnership authorises Member of Parliament for Tobago East, Vernella Al­leyne-Toppin, to allege in Parliament, that the Leader of the Opposition, Keith Rowley is the product of a rape, and that he is also a rapist – This is…

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March 26th 2015: Range Rover Questions for EX AG

March 26th 2015: Range Rover Questions for EX AG

Calls for former Attorney General Anand Ramlogan to tell Trinidad and Tobago whether his office paid law­yers fees for a personal matter. In 2012 the Office of the Attorney General paid Sir Fenton Ramsahoye, QC for advice related to “exemption from taxes on purchases of motor vehicles.” The invoice for…

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March 27th 2015: Setup – UNC/COP/TOP Plot Unmasked!!!

March 27th 2015: Setup – UNC/COP/TOP Plot Unmasked!!!

Roselyn Alleyne, mother of the son of PNM Leader, Dr. Keith Rowley, and alluded to as victim of a rape by Dr. Rowley, reveals that attempts have been made by a group of people, to pay her through close family members, as much as $25,000, to sign an affidavit saying…

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April 21st 2015: Trinidad opposition claims ruling party stole idea to build causeway

April 21st 2015: Trinidad opposition claims ruling party stole idea to build causeway

Prime Minister Kamla Persad Bissessar said that her coalition People’s Partnership administration will construct a causeway from Chaguara­mas, west of here, to the capital if it is re-elected in the general election that must be held here no later than September this year. Originally a PNM Platform Idea. Want More…

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April 24th 2015: Senior civil servant takes legal action against government minister

April 24th 2015: Senior civil servant takes legal action against government minister

A senior public servant is demanding that a junior government minister is­ sue a public apology as well as pay her damages for the injury she suffered following the broadcast of an interview given by the minister on television last month. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation…

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April 27th 2015: Kamla calls for Rowley’s suspension from Parliament over “Emailgate” scandal

April 27th 2015: Kamla calls for Rowley’s suspension from Parliament over “Emailgate” scandal

The coalition People’s Partnership government says it is moving towards having Opposition Leader Dr. Keith Rowley suspended from the Parliament after accusing him of providing false information to legislators in the so-called “Emailgate” scandal. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click…

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May 1st 2015: Trinidad nurses call for Health Minister to go!

May 1st 2015: Trinidad nurses call for Health Minister to go!

Nurses are protesting new measures that take ef­fect in public hospitals in the twin-island republic from today, and are calling for Minister of Health Dr Fuad Khan to be fired. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to…

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May 5th 2015: Union questions hiring of Foreign Labour on T&T Highway Project

May 5th 2015: Union questions hiring of Foreign Labour on T&T Highway Project

The National Workers Union (NWU) is calling on Government and others to explain why a Brazilian firm building the Point Fortin Highway is being allowed to import hundreds of Smith American workers to operate as truck drivers, excavator operators, graders and even masons and carpenters. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s…

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May 6th 2015: Trinidad and Tobago Opposition Leader Faces Suspension

May 6th 2015: Trinidad and Tobago Opposition Leader Faces Suspension

The House of Representatives is expected to debate a motion of no con­fidence today against Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley that would see him being suspended from Parliament. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download…

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May 12th 2015: Trinidadians promised $100 houses under People’s Partnership Government

May 12th 2015: Trinidadians promised $100 houses under People’s Partnership Government

People who have been living in Housing Development Corporation (HDC) units for over 30 years are being promised they will get the chance to buy those houses for just TT$100 (US$15.89) if the People’s Partnership (PP) wins the next general election. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation…

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May 20th 2015: Integrity Commission discontinues Emailgate probe in Trinidad

May 20th 2015: Integrity Commission discontinues Emailgate probe in Trinidad

Almost exactly two years after Opposition Leader Dr. Keith Rowley went to Parliament with emails alleging a murder, wiretapping and bribery conspiracy involving top government officials, the Integrity Commission has de­clared it has terminated the so-called “Emailgate” probe, saying it was satis­fied there were “no or insufficient grounds” for continuing…

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May 22nd 2015: Deputy chairman of Integrity Commission in Trinidad resigns over Emailgate Affair

May 22nd 2015: Deputy chairman of Integrity Commission in Trinidad resigns over Emailgate Affair

The deputy chairman of the Integrity Commission has resigned over the commission’s decision to terminate its probe into “Emailgate”, say­ing that he was “totally flabbergasted” by the announcement and could not be part of a body that misleads the country. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of…

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May 27th 2015: Trinidad politician Jack Warner facing racketeering and bribery charges in US

May 27th 2015: Trinidad politician Jack Warner facing racketeering and bribery charges in US

Trinidadian politician and former FIFA official Jack Warner as well as FIFA vice president Jeffrey Webb of the Cayman Islands are among 14 people, including other high ranking officials of football’s world govern­ing body, indicted by a United States court for racketeering and bribery. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide…

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May 29th 2015: Warner released from jail; promises to expose Kamla

May 29th 2015: Warner released from jail; promises to expose Kamla

Just hours after being released from jail yesterday, Jack Warner attend­ ed a meeting of his Independent Liberal Party (ILP) where he accused government of trying to get rid of him and warned Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar that his “gloves were off” and he intended to reveal everything he has…

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May 31st 2015: Kamla says Jack Warner has nothing on her and puts matter in lawyer’s hands

May 31st 2015: Kamla says Jack Warner has nothing on her and puts matter in lawyer’s hands

Insisting that her hands are clean, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar has put the matter of Jack Warner’s “slanderous” statements against her, following his release from jail, in the hands of her lawyers. But she says she is not worried about any of the revelations which Warner says he will make…

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June 2nd 2015: Trinidad public servant Cheryl Miller wins almost $1 million in unlawful imprisonment lawsuit

June 2nd 2015: Trinidad public servant Cheryl Miller wins almost $1 million in unlawful imprisonment lawsuit

A public servant who was forcibly removed from her desk three years ago and taken to a psychiatric hospital where she was kept for just over two weeks has been awarded TT$835,000 (US$131,896) by a High Court. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the…

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June 3rd 2015: Trinidad’s Jack Warner now on Interpol’s MOST WANTED PERSON’S LIST

June 3rd 2015: Trinidad’s Jack Warner now on Interpol’s MOST WANTED PERSON’S LIST

Interpol has issued an international wanted persons alert for Trinida­dian Jack Warner and five others who are facing corruption charges related to their roles at FIFA. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book!…

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June 8th 2015: Egypt accuses Jack Warner of asking for $7 million to secure votes in World Cup bid

June 8th 2015: Egypt accuses Jack Warner of asking for $7 million to secure votes in World Cup bid

The allegations against former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner con­tinue to mount, with Egypt now claiming that he asked for US$7 million to secure votes for that country in its 2010 World Cup bid. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the…

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June 10th 2015: Jack Warner publishes more evidence showing he spent money on Prime Minister and UNC

June 10th 2015: Jack Warner publishes more evidence showing he spent money on Prime Minister and UNC

His secrets about FIFA are yet to be dis­ closed, but Jack Warner continues to dish out the evidence to support his claim that he spent money on Prime Minister Kam­la Persad-Bissessar and her 2010 election campaign. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the…

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June 15th 2015: Trinidad PM dismisses Warner’s claim that ganja was found at her house

June 15th 2015: Trinidad PM dismisses Warner’s claim that ganja was found at her house

Another allegation by Jack Warner- this time that marijuana was found at the home of Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar two years ago – has been dismissed. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is a compilation of Scandals from the 2010-2015 administration. Click the link below to start reading/download the book!…

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June 17th 2015: Ganja probe begins, as Jack Warner releases recordings of conversation about drugs at PM’s home

June 17th 2015: Ganja probe begins, as Jack Warner releases recordings of conversation about drugs at PM’s home

Trinidad’s top cop yesterday ordered a probe into the alleged 2013 ganja find at the private residence of Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar on the same day that Jack Warner released recordings of conversations with former national security adviser Gary Griffith about the discovery. Want More Stories? The Patriot’s Guide is…

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June 18th 2015: Trinidad police being investigated in alleged ganja cover-up at PM’s house

June 18th 2015: Trinidad police being investigated in alleged ganja cover-up at PM’s house

On the heels of the police chief an­nouncing a probe into the alleged discovery of marijuana at the pri­vate residence of Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) has launched its own investigation to de­termine whether there was any crim­inal misconduct by police officers involved in that matter….

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August 5th 2015: Taxpayers pay for Government Foolishness