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Vanni&#39s rum do

Equitable chairman Vanni Treves earned his corn at the stricken society&#39s AGM last week, opening a gift from a policyholder at the University of the West Indies – a bottle of Jamaican rum.

Treves spent a rum morning fielding questions from disgruntled retired colonels, no doubt wondering whether the ordeal was worth £125,000 a year. But after Treves gave a lengthy tirade against the leadership of the Equitable Members&#39 Action Group, he blew it by voting (inadvertently) for its resolution.

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