Twenty-two-year-old Shemika Charles, the Guinness World Record limbo holder, set a new mark earlier this week by limboing under a SUV in the United States. She barely had a week to enjoy her accomplishment.
Yesterday, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Leader of Government Business Roodal Moonilal, former National Security Minister Gary Griffith and at least four high ranking police officers, including acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams, stooped so low that even ex-FIFA vice president Jack Warner was left on higher moral ground.
It is hard to know which is worse. The sheer dishonesty of the People’s Partnership Government, its incompetence, or its callousness.
“You never know how strong you are,” Persad-Bissessar told UNC supporters at the Rienzi Complex on Monday night, “until being strong is your only choice.”
Mr Live Wire could only think of two reasons one might respond to allegations of marijuana use by quoting Bob Marley.
One: Your elevator does not only fail to climb to the top floors so much as it is permanently grounded;
Two: You care so little for anyone else’s intelligence that you spend your afternoon thinking of new coded ways to tell them how to f**k themselves.
Or three: You’re too old to pull off a Snoop Dogg reference.
It is not so much whether marijuana was found on the Prime Minister’s window sill or under her pillow. And God knows that even Mother Theresa might need a smoke if she had to listen to Suruj Rambachan every week.
It is not just that her former advisor, Gary Griffith, is so dishonest he has to ask Warner’s permission to speak the truth or to help him recognise sincerity in the first place.
Or that her closest aide left in the Government, Moonilal, is so fluent in dishonesty it probably qualifies as his first language.
But it is that the Police Service is so shamelessly crooked, incompetent and allergic to truth and justice themselves, they might as well join the Partnership and be done with it.
The only issue then arise when Tanty Kamla hears a puppy whining during a Cabinet retreat; she wouldn’t know if to throw a shoe at Prakash Ramadhar or Stephen Williams.
So, let us try to look this farce dead in the eye.
Police found what they believed to be an illegal substance at the Prime Minister’s residence. By this, they meant marijuana; not that then Sport Minister Anil Roberts slept over—although Warner has promised to reveal more about Minister Two Pull’s relationship with the lady Prime Minister.
We know about this discovery because Griffith—the fellah who stayed safe and sound at Teteron Bay while the real soldiers quelled the 1990 insurrection and then told everyone how they should have done their jobs—cracked under cross examination.
And by cross examination, we meant that Warner simply asked him if he remembered the “thing” found at the Prime Minister’s house while recording the conversation.
Forget water boarding. You don’t even have to offer Gary a glass of water.
And that was the man who once held the country’s national security secrets.
Once the discovery was made, then deputy Commissioner of Police Mervyn Richardson visited Warner in Parliament to deliver the news.
Why Richardson and not Williams? The former lawman might have been friendlier with Warner. Richardson was head of the Financial Intelligence Bureau (FIB) after all; and Warner was presumably seeing more flags from the banking sector than Renegade panmen see in about ten Panoramas.
As Warner spilled the beans to Trinidad Express reporter Denyse Renne, Williams reacted by asking Deputy Commissioner of Police Gary Gould to probe his own cover-up.
Gould reported back that he was clean.
But, as Warner prepared to reveal Griffith’s uncensored opinion about Tanty Kamla’s love of five day weekends and the chalice at her Philippine palace, everyone suddenly recovered from their marijuana-induced short term memory loss.
Gould remembered the illicit discovery; and Acting Police Commissioner Williams, who is as bad an actor as he is a policeman, responded by requesting a police probe into the police probe of the police cover-up.
Naturally, it will be done by the Trinidad police.
And Persad-Bissessar remembered she was indeed out of the country at the time stated and that the joint could have belonged to any one of the dozens of mens who control her compound. It sounded like something you ought to hear in Taxi Cab Diaries rather than from the Office of the Prime Minister.
And Mr Live Wire, who discovered himself smack in the middle of a country with no functioning government, police, financial intelligence or integrity commission, went outside to look for a fig leaf to put on one time. When in Rome…
As for poor Shemika Charles, who thought she had a special talent in stooping low? Best she learns to cook.
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And young men in jail fuh one Compress joint,not even some sensemalia.
Ako,Ako u gu get in trouble and some of us too.
Jack have rel ammo on kamla n looks like it have more to come..
He doh see nuttin period. Lol.
Oh what a tangled web
Jack and them so firetrucking low they picking pumpkin with rod.
LL, this is dangerous stuff in more ways than one: (1) The laughter it induces has the potential to make us forget just how grave is our situation (2) Reporters who threaten the status quo may have their own status as living breathing beings threatened. Ask Marcia Braveboy. But keep it coming if you dare…
Stephen Williams showed his hand long time. He’s like Schultz of “i see nothing, i hear nothing and i know nothing” fame except he has taken it to a new level. SMDH.
I think the police are exposed for what they are now. Just another group of self serving people mostly. Stephen Williams would be forced to go if that wasn’t so.
For once in my life i’m lost for words. WTF!!! It’s either we’re in a serious Banana Republic or definitely reach failed state status. Never trusted that dotish looking ACP and his band of not so merry men. SMDH!!
Brilliant, simply Brilliant!
So get over yourselves!!!!was it not found in a gazebo ???probably belonged to a security officer…. 90℅ of our population did or still do smoke ….
Thanks for totally missing the point Jennifer.
Get used to it,Lasana.
So…LL what is the point?? That ppl lie?? Politicians lie???that cover ups happen???really….welcome to reality…
The world you want to live in and the one I choose are two different places. You can lie down if you want. I prefer to stand.
Age brings acceptance. I travel this country from coast to coast… The highways r now built…poor single mothers now have somewhere safe to leave their babies… Not alone to catch fire to the home…not with a step father to abuse them…I personally know the difference of going to a health centre ten yrs. ago and ten days ago.chalk and cheese…..so tief..smoke if u must…but ppl getting things done for the better…. Trini all d way…when Jack was paying for the national coaches… Getting friendlies for the teams… Nobody asked…now everybody on his back…he tief.
Jack never paid for a national coach from his own pocket in my lifetime. But ignorance is bliss. And I don’t want to be a spoil sport.
But he got it done…u know in S.A. bribery is not a word that is used…..but everyone charges a commission..
So Trinidad and Tobago should model S.A.
It’s a good thing, hmmmm
You don’t even understand what bribery is or what it does Jennifer. You probably think it is a victimless crime. There are many who think like you though.
And when you go to clinic, you cannot work out what a $6 million tow for a fire truck might have to do with staff shortage and missing medical equipment.
Don’t worry. I will fight for you too. Maybe you will understand one day.
This country has a Valmond Jones gene. I swear.
Each paragraph holds such descriptive gems. Just wish it wasn’t our reality.
When we taught kamla was flying high on the grey goose…..she always boasted she spent 13yrs in Jamaica so she might kno a thing or two abt sensi.
you mean thought
If we have 10 minutes of rain,those fellas drong yes.
Amen! “But it is that the Police Service is so shamelessly crooked, incompetent and allergic to truth and justice themselves, they might as well join the Partnership and be done with it.”
have to laugh…just not to cry … “You care so little for anyone else’s intelligence that you spend your afternoon thinking of new coded ways to tell them how to f**k themselves”
He preach with that statement yes!!!! I am also of the opinion that they think we are all fools
“It is hard to know which is worse. The sheer dishonesty of the People’s Partnership Government, its incompetence, or its callousness.” smh for real…
“Yesterday, Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, Leader of Government Business Roodal Moonilal, former National Security Minister Gary Griffith and at least four high ranking police officers, including acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams, stooped so low that even ex-FIFA vice president Jack Warner was left on higher moral ground.”
Maybe now we know why the PM can’t seem to remember what country she was in on April 12th eh.
Next headline,Lasana – Things go better with Coke ?
Your headline is a winner!
As for poor Shemika Charles, who thought she had a special talent in stooping low? Best she learns to cook.
At first this was Express/PNM lies now the truth has finally come out. Young African males are murdered and brutalised by the police for less, this is our society writ large.
Very funny Lasana Liburd, but all kicks aside I think it was Heather Mcintosh that sang a calypso about language. What I find disturbing is 1. If it were found in my house it would be clearly called weed, yet because of location it is ” a grass like substance looking like…” 2. If it were found at my house I would be locked up immediately along with anyone on the premises at the time 3. If I had knowledge of an illegal substance discovered anywhere and did not report it I would be locked up for withholding evidence or perverting the course of justice and there is another charge and I can go on. There is obviously something wrong here and everyone hemming and hawing and the scary thing is what else took place that we don’t know about?
Sad….very sad….what ah ting!!
Now we know where Two pull get he supply from… is part of the remuneration package as Minister…
I am appalled by this JAW sideshow in which we are told more and more about less and less…If JAW truly intends to tell-all, I want to know two things – firstly, the full details on that bogus State of Emergency of 21st August 2011 and secondly, what I have come to call ‘The Plot to Pervert Parliament’ which is otherwise known as the S.34 fiasco…both of those were constitutional outrages of the first water…I am fedup with JAW’s gambage and am not interested in who visit who, who smoke what, he say, she say and all that dotish lacouray…If you come to talk, then talk!
Wasn’t a 1/4 pound beef patty but a 1/4 pound grassy substance. Maybe a 1/4 pound of bull shit just laying there to see what the Mins of Nat Sec and po po would do. Naturally, it was passed around and Merv prob had the task to taste it just to make sure of the grade. No wonder the public didn’t know that Ashton Kutcher jumped out from under the pile of tires Kuublalsingh mailed at the front gate to yell, you got Punkd MoFo!
Lasana I can help the TTPS no need for forensics it’s this http://www.royalqueenseeds.com/
Fig leaf! It have plenty by me eh
Wake me up from this nightmare. It’s quite overwhelming, certainly not shocking though, how persons in prominent positions casually go about life fueled with lies.
They have no shame. throwing poor black men in jail every week for weed and they smoking it at home.
Haahahahha..aye Lasana..Storp itttttt!
“Forget water boarding. You don’t even have to offer Gary a glass of water.” LOL.. Ah weak!
Living up to his sobriquet as the original “MOTOR MOUTH” boy!!!