The People’s Partnership – After Two Years Nothing Has Changed


There is a 16-page color pullout in all the daily newspapers today boasting of the accomplishments of the Government over the last two years. This pullout is funded by taxpayers. Didn’t we vote against this foolishness? Nothing has changed.

WTF – Nothing Has Changed

I thought any political party that replaced a corrupt and vindictive regime like the Manning administration would have at least appeared, without even trying, competent and  honest during its first two years in office. Sadly, that has not been the case. All the Peoples Partnership has appeared to have done was to replaced  once set of corrupt, vindictive and incompetent people with another set. The die hard supporters will say the PP is trying hard but the PNM stooges are making it difficult. I don’t see that as being the reason for the PP’s lack of performance but instead the lack of performance is due to fighting at all levels of the party and parties for the spoils of the land. It is about greed and who will get to fly with Kamla. It seems the mandate of those who were appointed to positions of power is to beat up every living living thing that doesn’t look like a PP supporter. Make enemies out of your friends.

In my opinion, simply replacing the hate from the former PNM administration with the hate from the Peoples Partnership will never carry the country forward. The PP, including Kamla, is still blaming others for the PP’s inherent stupidity and incompetence. Two years in more than enough time for the PP to stop blaming the past regime for its failures. Rid the party of the likes of the spin doctors Tim, Suruj and Roodal, and the Party might have a better chance of being reelected.  Tim and Suruj are nearly impossible to like while Roodal comes across as a smart-man who knows everybody knows he is one. Kamla, though likeable at times, now comes across as a puppet with nearly invisible strings.

The anti-productivity, falsely self-righteous MSJ, a nearly severed arm of the PP, has cited favoritism and nepotism as two of the reasons for not celebrating tonight with the other Parties that make up the PP – UNC, COP, TOP, NJAC. Regardless of the reasons the MSJ gave for pulling out of the celebrations (and not the Partnership as yet), the main but unsaid reason is probably the massive failure of the TCL strike – the failure of the OWTU. Next to the Government, the OWTU might be the biggest bully in the country and bullies tend not to get along well together.

So far, the PP has shown the country that they are no different to the PNM but then again that is what the majority of its hardcore supporters really wanted – jobs for the unsuitable boys and girls along with contracts for the supporters and financiers.   Over the next three years I expect an increase use of  the smoke-and-mirror technique while there will be more pick pocketing of the taxpayers’ purses by those who are friendly with those on the top.  Because of the money is everything mindset of the people of Trinidad and Tobago, there will be no improvement in the way the country is governed as culturally, corruption is only a dirty way of life when others are the corrupt ones.

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The Most Popular Trinidad and Tobago Websites – Almost no Local Porn


Here is the latest list of the most popular local websites accessed via local IP addresses, according to Alexa.  Alexa is a subsidiary of Amazon.com and their method of website ranking was very controversial in the past and probably is still so. Unfortunately Alexa doesn’t seem to track individual facebook.com pages which Trinis do visit for local content.

Some of the most popular sites Trinis visit are google.com, google.tt, facebook.com, youtube.com, amazon.com, yahoo.com, wikipedia.org, msn.com, live.com and trinituner.com. To my surprise, there was only one porn site (not local) listed in the top 20 that Trinidadians like to visit. Trinis seem to be focused on money, shopping, information and education and not so much on any one particular porn site. I couldn’t find any popular local websites about local cooking and diets or even how to use local fruits properly.

1.   TriniTuner.com

2.   Trinidad Express

3.   Trinidad Newsday

4.   Scotiabank

5.   Republic Bank

6.   Trinidad Guardian

7.   uwi.edu

8.   rbcnetbank.com

9.   firstcitizenstt.net

10.  Telecommunications Services of T&T Ltd.

11.  First Citizens Bank

12.  Myaeropost.com

13.  Caribbean Jobs

14.  Trinidad and Tobago Cars For Sale

15.  digiceltt.com

16.  TriniPorn

17.  Caribbean Airlines: The Warmth of the Islands

18.  Laparkan

19.  tntyp.com

20.  Entertaining The Soul Of A Trini

21.  Trinidad and Tobago Businesses

22.  Tobago Weddings

23.  Flow Trinidad

24.  educationtt.com

25.  rbttnetbank.com

26.  tv6tnt.tv

27.  nlcb.co.tt

28.  PriceSmart, Inc.

29.  trinidad-cars.com

30.  Trinidad & Tobago Government Portal

31.  thecaribbeanrealtor.com

32.  RBTT Bank

33.  Trinidad and Tobago News

34.  Digicel Group

35.  tntmirror.com

36.  Trinidad Classifieds

37.  dingolay.com

38.  trinitrolley.com

39.  news.gov.tt

40.  triniwheels.com

41.  trinijunglejuice.com

42.  Trinicompass

43.  lokjackgsb.edu.tt

44.  Scotiabank, Trinidad and Tobago

45.  Mayaro Beach

46.  trinidadnewsweekly.com

47.  ird.gov.tt

48.  Cariszone.com

49.  housing.gov.tt

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Clouds on the Move – Animated GIF


Clouds on the move – St. Augustine 2012

Only last week I tried the “Interval Shooting” feature on the Pentax K-7. I mounted the camera on a tripod, left the focus on manual, and set the interval time for 1 minute. I set the amount of images to 11 and used  Adobe Image Ready 7.0 to produce the GIF using 9 of the shots captured.  Image Ready was also used to reduced the size of the final GIF.

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Happy Mother’s Day – The Cupcakes


Mother’s Day Cup Cakes

  • “Mothers are all slightly insane.” – J.D. Salinger
  • “The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.” – Calvin Trillin
  • “There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.” – Chinese Proverb
  • “Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease.” – LisaAlther
  • “My theory on housework is, if the item doesn’t multiply, smell, catch fire, or block the refrigerator door, let it be. No one else cares. Why should you?” – Erma Bombeck
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Kim Kardashian – World Bikini Champion


Kim Kardashian is to bikini wearing what Usain Bolt is to track and field.  Kim is the almost undisputed world champ of bikinis as the samples posted in this blog will support. However, unlike track and field events, bikini wearing normally involves  no stop watch but the rate of rise in most men is the quantity that is subconsciously used to determine which bikini and its wearer is the top performer. And yes, sometimes one woman trumps another by a fraction of a hair on the beach.  If there is an almost ideal shape of a woman to successfully wear a bikini for the lenses of voyeuristic photographers then Kim had it for some time and probably still has it.

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Boiling Down Like Bhaji


Government Minister Before Cabinet Meeting

Government Minister After Cabinet Meeting

These photos of a certain Government Minister, commonly known as Bhaji to the grassroots,  were taken before and after the Cabinet meeting yesterday. It only took a few minutes of moderate heat for the minister to show the population who is the boss.

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