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Cricket Anyone / Re: Brian Lara Thread
« on: September 11, 2015, 05:26:40 PM »
Brian Lara is now the special envoy to the prime minister. His first assignment is to visit Dominica to determine what assistance they require in the aftermath of the hurricane.

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General Discussion / Re: T&T 2015 General Elections Thread
« on: September 09, 2015, 05:36:45 PM »
These PP lawyers... lol

Now they trying to have the election outcome overturned on the grounds that the EBC extended voting by one hour w/o giving them notice.

Even more ludicrous is their claim that they were comfortably ahead in the polls at 6pm .


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General Discussion / Re: T&T 2015 General Elections Thread
« on: September 08, 2015, 04:03:48 PM »



Can you imagine Rodney Charles making a speech in parliament? And Padarath??...oh my ....
I don't think they ever envisioned being opposition MPs.

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General Discussion / Re: Faris AL-Rawi Thread
« on: September 08, 2015, 03:48:42 PM »
Yup. Dr. Rowley stated the AG would be chosen from the elected 23. I can't think of anyone else from the list who can fill the post.

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General Discussion / Re: T&T 2015 General Elections Thread
« on: September 08, 2015, 12:47:27 PM »
Many PNM suupporters were happy with the results in 2010 because they voted for the PP.
PNM supporters are willing to shift their votes and give another party a chance if they believe that there is corruption in their party.
UNC supporters don't shift regardless of how corrupt they know that their party is behaving in government.

Don't be ridiculous man. Both the UNC and PNM have their tribal/loyal support. Both parties have a more moderate support base that swings. In 2010, the more moderate PNM support swung to the PP (the PNM still got 285k votes in 2010 despite Manning's unpopularity). In 2007, many of the moderate UNC supporters voted the COP (largely a vote against Panday). In that year, the UNC got 194k votes while the COP get 148k). Both the PNM and UNC have a loyal following of at least 150-175k that vote for their respective parties regardless of how the government performs.

Even the lowest of lows of the PNM (1986 election), the PNM still received 183k votes or 32% of the vote.

The fact that the PNM was decimated in 2010 because of a perception of corruption while the UNC which has had 100 times more corrupt in the last 5 years gain votes and seats in 2015 proves my point.
Remember in 2010 the UNC won 15 seats while this time round they won 18 (an increase of 3 seats) despite all the clear corruption.

Argument done.

The UNC won 21 seats in 2010.


Nope the PP won 21 seats. I believe the UNC won 15 of those.

PP won 29...unc 21...cop 6....top 2


Ok cool. Just double checked to confirm.

I am sure the analysis on TV6 last night showed that UNC won 15 votes back in 2010.
Maybe they were referring back to another elections year result for comparison.

They won 15 seats in 2007. 

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General Discussion / Re: T&T 2015 General Elections Thread
« on: September 08, 2015, 12:39:32 PM »
Many PNM suupporters were happy with the results in 2010 because they voted for the PP.
PNM supporters are willing to shift their votes and give another party a chance if they believe that there is corruption in their party.
UNC supporters don't shift regardless of how corrupt they know that their party is behaving in government.

Don't be ridiculous man. Both the UNC and PNM have their tribal/loyal support. Both parties have a more moderate support base that swings. In 2010, the more moderate PNM support swung to the PP (the PNM still got 285k votes in 2010 despite Manning's unpopularity). In 2007, many of the moderate UNC supporters voted the COP (largely a vote against Panday). In that year, the UNC got 194k votes while the COP get 148k). Both the PNM and UNC have a loyal following of at least 150-175k that vote for their respective parties regardless of how the government performs.

Even the lowest of lows of the PNM (1986 election), the PNM still received 183k votes or 32% of the vote.

The fact that the PNM was decimated in 2010 because of a perception of corruption while the UNC which has had 100 times more corrupt in the last 5 years gain votes and seats in 2015 proves my point.
Remember in 2010 the UNC won 15 seats while this time round they won 18 (an increase of 3 seats) despite all the clear corruption.

Argument done.

The UNC won 21 seats in 2010.


Nope the PP won 21 seats. I believe the UNC won 15 of those.

PP won 29...unc 21...cop 6....top 2

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General Discussion / Re: T&T 2015 General Elections Thread
« on: September 08, 2015, 12:34:55 PM »
Many PNM suupporters were happy with the results in 2010 because they voted for the PP.
PNM supporters are willing to shift their votes and give another party a chance if they believe that there is corruption in their party.
UNC supporters don't shift regardless of how corrupt they know that their party is behaving in government.

Don't be ridiculous man. Both the UNC and PNM have their tribal/loyal support. Both parties have a more moderate support base that swings. In 2010, the more moderate PNM support swung to the PP (the PNM still got 285k votes in 2010 despite Manning's unpopularity). In 2007, many of the moderate UNC supporters voted the COP (largely a vote against Panday). In that year, the UNC got 194k votes while the COP get 148k). Both the PNM and UNC have a loyal following of at least 150-175k that vote for their respective parties regardless of how the government performs.

Even the lowest of lows of the PNM (1986 election), the PNM still received 183k votes or 32% of the vote.

The fact that the PNM was decimated in 2010 because of a perception of corruption while the UNC which has had 100 times more corrupt in the last 5 years gain votes and seats in 2015 proves my point.
Remember in 2010 the UNC won 15 seats while this time round they won 18 (an increase of 3 seats) despite all the clear corruption.

Argument done.

The UNC won 21 seats in 2010.

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General Discussion / Re: T&T 2015 General Elections Thread
« on: September 08, 2015, 11:00:44 AM »
is this the first time the winning party of the election did not also capture the popular vote?

In 2007 the PNM won the elections after securing just under 300,000 votes. However, the COP and UNC combined amounted to over 350,000. Results will show that the PNM was the party with the most votes, but over 50% of the voting population were opposed to them.

Some years earlier when there was the famous 18-18 split, the president decided that the PNM should form the next government even though they secured less votes than the incumbent UNC.

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General Discussion / Re: T&T 2015 General Elections Thread
« on: September 07, 2015, 09:16:07 PM »
Anyone looking for a late supper, there's left over food at the ILP HQ


"There are actually more boxes of food than people..."

I nearly dead.

Lol! They said Warner went home and didn't come back....lol


Jack's back. He says a victory for the PNM is a victory for the ILP.

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General Discussion / Re: T&T 2015 General Elections Thread
« on: September 07, 2015, 08:57:42 PM »
Anyone looking for a late supper, there's left over food at the ILP HQ


"There are actually more boxes of food than people..."

I nearly dead.

Lol! They said Warner went home and didn't come back....lol

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General Discussion / Re: T&T 2015 General Elections Thread
« on: September 06, 2015, 06:51:22 AM »
What lessons have the PNM learned in Opposition?
Hopefully........do shit and we will move your ass

Let's see if this lesson holds true for the PP as well.

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General Discussion / Re: T&T 2015 General Elections Thread
« on: September 06, 2015, 06:50:40 AM »
What lessons have the PNM learned in Opposition?

I'm more inclined to believe they learned more from being resoundingly beaten in 2010 than they did from being in opposition per se.

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Cricket Anyone / Re: Ramdhin axed as WI Captain
« on: September 05, 2015, 02:57:54 PM »
The women's captain got the boot as well...and rightfully so. She was pulling stones for a long time..

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General Discussion / Re: T&T 2015 General Elections Thread
« on: September 03, 2015, 08:04:36 AM »
Damn! Shamfa came out blazing!

https://www.facebook.com/roger.roberts.rr/videos/10153480231311357/?fref=nf

Very good delivery! She had the crowd mesmerized. She actually put some of the more seasoned speakers to shame.

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General Discussion / Re: T&T 2015 General Elections Thread
« on: September 02, 2015, 05:11:43 AM »





What you think going on here?

CEPEP workers putting up UNC fliers?? 

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General Discussion / Re: T&T's richest people list.
« on: August 29, 2015, 07:51:49 PM »
source?

I would dispute this (especially from #8 down)

I would dispute from #1 down.
If the list is accurate I would expect to see Lawrence Duprey featuring prominently on it.

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General Discussion / Re: T&T Coast Guard new vessels
« on: August 28, 2015, 06:16:45 AM »
PM hands over six vessels to Coast Guard.
By Joel Julien (Express).



The six vessels—one coastal patrol vessel, two utility vessels and three interceptors—which were handed over yesterday are the first new vessels the Coast Guard has received in 30 years, Persad-Bissessar said.


“These vessels represent the first new vessels provided to the Coast Guard in three decades, 30 years, that is indeed significant as we celebrate our 52nd anniversary and, of course, the anniversary of the Coast Guard.

“So for the first time in 30 years, new vessels coming in, and I would like to also say that we have three more vessels due to come in before the end of the year, those are also equipped with interceptors, so there are three ships and the three interceptors as well,” said the Prime Minister.







Blatant lies. The Coast guard received 6 brand new fast patrol vessels (from Austal in Australia) 5 years ago under the last administration; a few of which were probably moored right behind her as she spoke.

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Here are the key questions on the issue in my opinion:
1) When did Brent Sancho become Sport Minister? 2) When did Central FC qualify for the Champions League? 3) When did CONCACAF ask for Central's bank details?
Answers:
1) Sancho become Sport Minister on 2 February 2015.
2) Central qualified for the CONCACAF Champions League on 22 May 2015.
3) CONCACAF gave Central FC between 28 May and 12 June 2015 to send bank details.
I have no personal stake in this. Good luck to all parties. But I won't be anyone's fool and I will not pretend to be.


Fair enough questions, but when you consider that the funds were eventually forwarded to the intended recipients  and that Sancho didn't profit from the transaction, the explanation provided seems plausible.

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General Discussion / Re: T&T 2015 General Elections Thread
« on: August 26, 2015, 06:54:56 PM »
PNM Political meeting in Point Fortin

http://tunein.com/radio/Vibe-CT-105-1051-s13632/

The old soldier is speaking well...seems at ease at the podium.

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General Discussion / Re: T&T 2015 General Elections Thread
« on: August 26, 2015, 06:29:27 PM »
Like I said to Controversial earlier in the thread. NOTHING is stopping members from posting UNC/PP related news. Instead of criticizing or complaining one can become the difference.
I have no interest in being a UNC/PP agent, mostly because I don't support them and in general don't support partisanship. I'm content being a neutral.

I'm probably being altruistic, but I wish folks could just stop drowning themselves in this PNM circle jerk and pay attention to history. We've had PNM governments before (with many of the same people on the current platform), and voted them out because of ridiculous scandals and corruption. In this thread though, it seems like people are comfortable sweeping pre-2010 history under the rug, which is just an unfortunate approach to making an educated vote.

I don't think anyone is sweeping anything under the rug..People are well aware of the pre-2010 history. However, people are more acutely aware of the post 2010 history because the very things they voted against in 2010 ( nepotism, corruption, lack of transparency, etc) are the very things that define this PP government. I'm not voting for the PNM in this election because I'm comfortable with the pre-2010 history; I'm voting PNM because this PPG government should not be rewarded with  another term in office after having made such a mess of things over the past 5 years. I also live in the hope that the PNM has learnt from their past transgressions and are prepared to make amends this time around. It may seem like a vicious cycle, but in the absence of a viable third party, that is the reality of politics in T&T.

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Football / Re: 2016 CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying Championship
« on: August 26, 2015, 05:51:29 AM »

Matches scheduled for Tuesday, August 25

GROUP 1
Grenada v Aruba @ 5:00pm
Puerto Rico v Haiti @ 8:00pm

GROUP 3
Dominica v. Jamaica @ 4:30pm

GROUP 4
St. Kitts-Nevis v Cuba @ 2:00pm


Suspected this would happen: Despite needing only a tie to advance, Haiti lost to Puerto Rico.

http://www.elnuevodia.com/deportes/futbol/nota/pasaninvictaslasboricuasalafinaldelcaribe-2091045/

Grenada 2-0 Aruba
Puerto Rico 3-2 Haiti

Dominica 0-12 Jamaica
http://m.jamaicaobserver.com/mobile/sport/WOMEN-S-OLYMPIC-QUALIFIER--Merciless-Girlz-demolish-Dominica-12-0

Despite defeating St. Kitts-Nevis, Cuba could not muster the number of goals they needed to advance. As such, Guyana moves on to the next stage.

St. Kitts-Nevis 0-6 Cuba.

I'm surprised that Haiti lost to PR; I didn't see that coming at all. Reminiscent of our shock loss to The Dominican Republic last time around.

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General Discussion / Re: T&T 2015 General Elections Thread
« on: August 25, 2015, 08:31:24 PM »
PNM Rally in Barataria on now.

http://tunein.com/radio/Vibe-CT-105-1051-s13632/



I'm absolutely amazed by Dr. Rowley's ability to deliver a 30 minute speech without reading from a script. Very impressive.
If was Kams... To tell a joke she have to read from a prepared script.

So true.....and she can't utter a word without first stating she was advised.

Seeing some people in COP shirts near the stage...defectors?? hmm

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General Discussion / Re: T&T 2015 General Elections Thread
« on: August 25, 2015, 08:26:21 PM »
PNM Rally in Barataria on now.

http://tunein.com/radio/Vibe-CT-105-1051-s13632/



Watching on tv and have been for the past few nights.....
I'm absolutely amazed by Dr. Rowley's ability to deliver a 30 minute speech without reading from a script. Very impressive.

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General Discussion / Re: T&T 2015 General Elections Thread
« on: August 02, 2015, 01:19:54 PM »
I just want somebody to explain to me how the PP could be winning Tunapuna at this point and they haven't named a candidate as yet.

I could understand that in a safe seat where it doesn't matter who is the candidate but in a marginal??!!!  And Tunapuna is DE MARGINAL of all marginals.

So how de PP winning at this time without a candidate named and campaigning in the constituency??   ??? :-\   :thinking: :waiting:

Ultimately, this is a prime ministerial election....who wants Rowley as PM will vote for the respective PNM candidate in their constituency....who wants Kamla will vote accordingly.  It's clear to me that people are willing to put up with poor representation at the constituency level if it means their preferred party/leader will be in power.
If the polls are to be believed, (and for reasons I can't seem to comprehend) Kamla still enjoys a high approval rating ....so I guess the Kamla lovers will vote for any PP stooge they put in the constituency as long as queen Kamla reigns supreme.

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Cricket Anyone / Re: Any new players discovered from this year CPL?
« on: July 30, 2015, 06:05:57 AM »
Who are the new players being discovered from this tournament that will serve as a benefit for the WI team and if none is being discovered what is the true purpose of this tournament?



To make money for its private investors.

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Well done Red Steel! Well done captain Bravo!  I never expected them to win it all...I thought our batting was too feeble and we were a bowler short, but they found their legs on the home stretch and got it done. Well done fellas :applause:

Too bad there's no more Champions league....would have been nice to see a Trini team there again.

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General Discussion / Re: prison break in POS
« on: July 26, 2015, 12:13:54 PM »

By the way what ever happened to the fugitive who had one leg that killed the lady earlier on this year! They ever find that one? I mean thisis slackness- they knew who assisted him they know he disabled how big is TnT for that man to hide out and for nobody to notice? maybe the man in Guyana?

Police found his bullet-ridden body dumped in some bushes.

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General Discussion / Re: prison break in POS
« on: July 26, 2015, 05:44:30 AM »
Another escapee bites the dust. Hassan Atwell was killed in Lavantille early this morning. From the pics it looks like he went down in a hail of bullets.

https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheTape?fref=ts

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General Discussion / Re: T&T 2015 General Elections Thread
« on: July 24, 2015, 07:40:11 AM »
All yuh see the latest installment in the norowley campaign??  Hear nah.....I really doh know who advising these A-holes......but let them continue, is best the PNM stop campaigning and leave the UNC to it cuz like dem campaigning for the PNM to win......
Imagine the plot twist if Rodney Charles is a PNM sleeper cell
I doubt dat, he jus dotish like he employers


...............ah see ross distance deyself from dat...like dey smellin someting rutten and want to get out while d gettin good...............or dey holdin dey cards close in antipation of a lean 5 years if dey employers loose

From what I understand, Rodney Charles was a staunch PNM.  A Manningite.  So I guess he is one ah dem dat "juss cyar stand Rowley....."  smh......hear nah.....all the man's moves just leaving me speechless.....

ting is......I couldn't stand d man either.....straight forward fella .....but no guile ..........and rough around d edges......still doh tink he handle e-mailgate atall well but he seems to be fitting himself into the role of captain fairly well otherwise.....still has no guile though....but that may be a good ting....time goh tell

Lefty, yuh sure you want him to have guile??

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The Bravo Show.

Dwayne: 5 wickets, 23 runs

Well done Bravo!  Excellent response to your critics! ( myself included!)

Jamaica lost their last 8 wickets for just 28 runs  :o

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