Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : September 5th 2015 Contents A26
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Saturday, September 5, 2015
Elections always bring out the
best and worst in politicians, so
you re hardly going to miss any
of the season s signs when they
start emerging---and you can have
a lot of laughs. You know it s elec-
• There s a kickass mood in T&T
as politicos begin spoiling for the
fight on Monday and the electorate
gets ready to exercise their feet---
sorry, finger---in the same mode.
• Whatever political entity that
wins has a strong reafforestation
plan to rescue T&T s by now Bal-
• Some Embacadere residents
graphically demonstrate to UNC
San Fernando West candidate
Raziah Ahmed the dirty side of
political life with garbage "greet-
ings." Ahmed, who learns to duck
on the fly, is thankful she wore a
• Practiced hand, Prime Minister
Kamla Persad-Bissessar, counsels
Ahmed on the art of ducking mis-
siles---verbal and otherwise.
• Any minute now, ex-UNC MP
Winston "Gypsy" Peters is likely
to revamp Sinking Ship with 2015
lyrics: "Kamla your cab is waiting,
Kamla, please find the door..."
• Some PNMites walk around
with mile-wide smiles from now,
in anticipation of an election win on
• PP members say it s not over til
the fat lady sings---and there are a lot
around, as Health Minister Fuad Khan s
Fight---D---Fat programme shows.
• The Integrity Commission may be
smarting over its verbal beating by
PNM s leader, whom some top IC offi-
cials may now feel inclined to re-chris-
• ILP leader Jack Warner is hoping
PP gets green with envy over his
• But the PP s too busy seeing red
over PNM competition to worry bout
• By the week of August 22, PP s
consultants may be questioning if the
Cameron approach (for recent UK elec-
tions) is really practical for T&T in this
tropical climate, since everyone gets
hot under the collar extra quickly.
• The good thing about elections is
that the campaign period of walkabouts
and pressing the flesh with thousands
helps you shed the weight you ve put
on during five years of government
office, or sitting on the Opposition
• The bad thing about it is, it s open
season: politicians hustle to ensure no
promise is left unsaid, no hand is left
unshaken or any baby unkissed. Which
explains the look on some befuddled
babies these days. Stinky diaper face,
• Some (more) PP members rush to
fitness exercises after ILP speakers at
Enterprise declared of them, "All ah
dem rising and some ah dem belly will
tell you the truth!"
• A shortage of Kevlar body armour
is reported, particularly in UNC seats,
following Jack Warner s verbal missiles.
• The abbreviation for
"Neemakharam" is spelled "J-A-C-K"
if UNC deputy leader Roodal Moonilal s
to be believed.
• Some UNC supporters are hoping
the day of Monday, September 7 will
be splendid enough to ensure they can
have a celebratory Monday Night Forum
later in the evening.
• If not, libations will be used to
drown their sorrow.
• Kamla s iPod may not have it on
the playlist, but Jack s collection cer-
tainly has Taylor Swift s Bad Blood at
the top of his charts.
• Yes, that was Jack singing along to
Taylor s chorus "...and now we got
problems and I don t think we can so-
• Gift copies of Machel s Party Done
rerouted from Rienzi Complex and COP
headquarters in central to Timothy
Hamel-Smith s POS office on July 15
(after TFM opts out of elections)
• But the PNM, Jack, and Citizens
Intervention/JTUM order an extra
100,000 copies of CD to be sent to
Rienzi on September 7.
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You know it's elections when...
Side by side as if they're warring, that's how TT politicians roll! These
two profile a PP member's response to PNM protests at the opening of
the Mayaro Fire Station last Sunday.
Children take a selfie in front of a doll featuring the Japanese animation
character Doraemon during an exhibition at a department store in Seoul,
South Korea recently. AP PHOTO
SELFIE WITH DORAEMON
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