''Ah Tiefing a little tonight''
CCTV images of a thief breaking into a store juxtaposed with pictures of Jack Warner and cartoons of him stealing bundles of cash is how Trinidad’s people are hitting back at one their most loathed and corrupt politicians.
Karene Asche’s brilliant prize-winning calypso at February’s Carnival is updated and includes this wonderful cricketing metaphor: ‘He get a bouncer from Mr. Blazer, Whose first name just happen to be “Chuck.’
And you can sing-along with the lyrics, here.
Warner, sensing that his time at FIFA is over, is desperately trying to convince Trinidad citizens that he is a deeply wonderful man being dragged down by envious foreign liars. Surely the people will trust him, disbelieving the rest of the world and allow him to stay in political power. (As Minister of Works he gives huge contracts to private companies. He wouldn’t . . . would he?) His front men have purchased full-page newspaper advertisements that ignore all the specific allegations. Enjoy.