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Let the chips fall where they may

Lighthouse of the Lord Jesus Christ Church under construction at the Heights of Guanapo - Inset: Ex-PM Patrick Manning

Lighthouse of the Lord Jesus Christ Church under construction
at the Heights of Guanapo - Inset: Ex-PM Patrick Manning

By Raffique Shah
Sunday, June 13th 2010

REVELATIONS about the controversial cathedral-of-a-church being constructed at Guanapo suggest that ex-prime minister Patrick Manning may have been more involved in the project than he suggested when the issue was first made public. The new People’s Partnership Government has commissioned investigations into the project. Should our worst fears come to pass, though, it would be ironical that religious fervour, seen by many as the road to salvation, would instead turn into the seed of destruction for Mr Manning.
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Ish and Steve refused bail again

UPDATE: JULY 16, 2010

Ishwar Galbaransingh and Steve FergusonSir Ellis: Inconsistency in extradition attempts
In the matter referenced above (The United States of America vs Steve Ferguson and Ishwar Galbaransingh), my advice is sought on the merits of representations submitted to the Attorney General on the 21st of June, 2010 on behalf of Steve Ferguson and Ishwar Galbaransingh…
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PM means Prime Minister

Lighthouse of the Lord Jesus Christ Church under construction at the Heights of Guanapo - Inset: Ex-PM Patrick Manning

Lighthouse of the Lord Jesus Christ Church under construction
at the Heights of Guanapo - Inset: Ex-PM Patrick Manning

Architect Stephen Mendes confirms Patrick Manning’s involvement in Guanapo church

By Sasha Mohammed
Sunday, June 6th 2010

Architect Stephen Mendes, the man who has held the key as to whether former prime minister Patrick Manning was personally involved in the commissioning of the controversial Guanapo church project, has finally broken his silence on the matter, confirming the ‘PM’ he wrote about in a letter dated May 2, 2006, in fact, referred to Prime Minister Patrick Manning.
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Bharath: Use Caroni lands to grow food

Caroni

‘Stop the many housing projects’

By Adrian Boodan
June 04, 2010 – guardian.co.tt

Food Production Minister Vasant Bharath wants all lands that were under the control of Caroni (1975) Ltd to be returned to his ministry. Bharath was speaking with the media, during a visit to farmers in Cunupia yesterday. Bharath said when the PNM administration shut down state-owned sugar producer, the lands were handed to the Ministry of Finance for disposal. He said he wanted to see the stopping of all housing developments started by the former government on these lands.
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Let justice take its course

Newsday Editorial
June 03, 2010 – newsday.co.tt

Ishwar Galbaransingh and Steve FergusonWe must assume that Attorney General Anand Ramlogan’s demurral in the face of questions regarding persons slated for extradition to the United States was based upon caution alone—he having not seen the relevant correspondence in the matter.
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Chinese workers quit Guanapo church

Lighthouse of Our Lord Jesus Christ Church

Lighthouse of Our Lord Jesus Christ Church

Chinese workers quit Guanapo church site

By Nalinee Seelal
June 02, 2010 – newsday.co.tt

Since May 23 — the day before the May 24 General Election — work has stopped on the controversial Lighthouse of Our Lord Jesus Christ Church in the heights of Guanapo.

Chinese workmen hired by Shanghai Construction group to build the church packed their belongings and left the job site.
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People’s Punishment

Former Prime Minister Patrick Manning

Former Prime Minister Patrick Manning

By Raffique Shah
May 30, 2010

I don’t know of anyone, from political analysts to columnists like myself, who accurately read the swing that saw the People’s Partnership barrel its way through PNM strongholds to win a resounding victory in last Monday’s general elections. True, new Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and the COP’s Winston Dookeran were trumpeting from their platforms: there will be no safe seats for the PNM. But that call to arms was prompted more by expectations than predictions.
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State Guards for Manning

Former Prime Minister Patrick Manning

Former Prime Minister Patrick Manning

By Clint Chan Tack
May 29 2010 – newsday.co.tt

PRIME MINISTER Kamla Persad-Bissessar yesterday instructed her new Minister of National Security, Brigaidier General John Sandy to provide state security to former Prime Minister Patrick Manning.
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Proud to Be Trinbagonian

By Stephen Kangal
May 27, 2010

Patrick ManningThe peaceful and civilized conduct and determination of the 2010 elections without incidents in which there was so much at stake for the incumbent regime makes me feel proud to be trini. The tenour of this election signals that T&T has achieved a note-worthy and qualitative leap in several aspects in the evolution of our political culture. This is the people’s achievement acting collectively to get the politics and its operating environment right.
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Which party are you supporting in this election and why?

Election 2010: Open Thread

How do you think people should vote?
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