Trinidad and Tobago police – Wired868 https://wired868.com Wired868 for smart sport news and satire Wed, 04 Apr 2018 21:27:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 SALAAM: Talk yuh talk, Madam President; but when will T&T see the light? When will the wicked no longer reign? https://wired868.com/2018/03/27/salaam-talk-yuh-talk-madam-president-but-when-will-tt-see-the-light-when-will-the-wicked-no-longer-reign/ https://wired868.com/2018/03/27/salaam-talk-yuh-talk-madam-president-but-when-will-tt-see-the-light-when-will-the-wicked-no-longer-reign/#comments Tue, 27 Mar 2018 19:19:22 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=46663 In a powerful and moving maiden address to the nation she now heads, newly installed President Paula-Mae Weekes urged us all to “…confront the darkness and declare that it will not take over.” I wonder about her tense. From early boyhood, I have repeatedly heard that what is to is must is. But it is bitter …

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Living Law: CoP vs DSD & Anor; why La Brea massacre victims can have their own ‘Pratt and Morgan’ https://wired868.com/2018/03/19/living-law-cop-vs-dsd-why-la-brea-massacre-victims-can-have-their-own-pratt-and-morgan/ https://wired868.com/2018/03/19/living-law-cop-vs-dsd-why-la-brea-massacre-victims-can-have-their-own-pratt-and-morgan/#comments Mon, 19 Mar 2018 21:21:20 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=46420 If you are wondering why, as a Trinidad and Tobago citizen, I choose to highlight the case of Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis v DSD & Anor [2018] UKSC 11 (DSD) coming out of the United Kingdom, the reason is simple. This case has basically turned the concept of policing on its head and …

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Dear Editor: Anti-Gang Bill no panacea for crime; change of culture of Police Service needed https://wired868.com/2018/03/13/dear-editor-anti-gang-bill-no-panacea-crime-change-culture-police-service-needed/ https://wired868.com/2018/03/13/dear-editor-anti-gang-bill-no-panacea-crime-change-culture-police-service-needed/#comments Tue, 13 Mar 2018 14:53:55 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=46000 “The Anti-Gang Bill, sunset clause or not, suffers from the same ills as every other piece of legislation in Trinidad and Tobago: to be effective, it must be enforced! For enforcement to take place, the Police Service needs to do a better job, a much, much better job. To ascertain proof beyond reasonable doubt, one …

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Dear Editor: Requiem for my murdered sisters on International Women’s Day https://wired868.com/2018/03/08/dear-editor-requiem-murdered-sisters-international-womens-day/ https://wired868.com/2018/03/08/dear-editor-requiem-murdered-sisters-international-womens-day/#comments Fri, 09 Mar 2018 02:32:47 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=46163 “I have no good wishes or aspirational sentiments. I’m not checking milestones women have achieved or the records we have smashed. (…) I am preoccupied by our extinction at the hands of our men—our husbands, partners, baby fathers, lovers. “Who can celebrate on Women’s Day when there is so much murder? Fifteen women have been …

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Daly Bread: The Helon standard; why T&T society desperately needs Change https://wired868.com/2018/02/25/daly-bread-helon-standard-tt-society-desperately-needs-change/ https://wired868.com/2018/02/25/daly-bread-helon-standard-tt-society-desperately-needs-change/#comments Sun, 25 Feb 2018 13:36:53 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=45761 These columns have regularly lamented the failure of leaders in all sectors to think innovatively, act with empathy and set minimum standards for conduct in public life. My heart therefore soared to hear in song: “Who set the standards in my T&T?  I really wish somebody here could tell me. Is just the same thing …

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Kingdom come! Machel gets ninth Road March and clean bill of health from Guardian; Plus Rowley’s terror update https://wired868.com/2018/02/15/kingdom-come-machel-gets-ninth-road-march-clean-bill-health-guardian-plus-terror-update/ https://wired868.com/2018/02/15/kingdom-come-machel-gets-ninth-road-march-clean-bill-health-guardian-plus-terror-update/#comments Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:28:25 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=45537 Soca star Machel Montano secured his ninth Road March title yesterday after his collaboration with Super Blue, “Soca Kingdom”—an okay song but a brilliant marketing slogan—beat Iwer George’s “Savannah” and Patrice Roberts “Carnival Sweet Fuh Days” into second and third place respectively. Even more important, Machel got a clean bill of health from the Trinidad …

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TTPS: We’ve detained seven persons; investigation still live but we will keep you informed https://wired868.com/2018/02/10/ttps-weve-detained-seven-persons-investigation-still-live-will-keep-informed/ https://wired868.com/2018/02/10/ttps-weve-detained-seven-persons-investigation-still-live-will-keep-informed/#comments Sat, 10 Feb 2018 23:58:25 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=45437 “Since our last report, we continued with the investigation and have detained three more persons, bringing the number of individuals detained in relation to this matter to seven. The investigation remains a live one. “[…] The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service is obligated to enlighten citizens and residents of this country of any threat which …

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TTPS unearths terrorist threat to Soca Kingdom; Live Wire tries to get to bottom of bacchanal https://wired868.com/2018/02/09/ttps-unearths-terrorist-threat-soca-kingdom-live-wire-tries-get-bottom-bacchanal/ https://wired868.com/2018/02/09/ttps-unearths-terrorist-threat-soca-kingdom-live-wire-tries-get-bottom-bacchanal/#comments Fri, 09 Feb 2018 15:58:30 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=45399 Somewhere in Trinidad, there is a man with an axe to grind this Carnival season. Shunned by the establishment and forced to live on the fringes of society, the gentleman has apparently planned a spectacular counter-attack on the land of bacchanal, dodgy tenders and roti police. But enough about Sunny Bling and his toting feelings …

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Dear Editor: What’s TTPS’ plan, Mr CoP, for pulling back runaway murder and crime? https://wired868.com/2018/02/06/dear-editor-whats-ttps-plan-mr-cop-pulling-back-runaway-murder-crime/ https://wired868.com/2018/02/06/dear-editor-whats-ttps-plan-mr-cop-pulling-back-runaway-murder-crime/#comments Tue, 06 Feb 2018 20:52:12 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=45306 “If the current average rate of about two per day is sustained, by the end of the year, we can expect there will be some 700 homicides (aka murders). (But) that sort of figure is plainly ridiculous, outrageous for a country with only some 1.3 million people.” The following Letter to the Editor, asking pertinent …

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Daly Bread: ‘Sweet type of love!’; groovy bards and Panorama shuffle offers hope amidst calypso gloom https://wired868.com/2018/02/04/daly-bread-sweet-type-love-groovy-bards-panorama-shuffle-offers-hope-amidst-calypso-gloom/ https://wired868.com/2018/02/04/daly-bread-sweet-type-love-groovy-bards-panorama-shuffle-offers-hope-amidst-calypso-gloom/#comments Sun, 04 Feb 2018 17:30:08 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=45283 What a great result from the Panorama semi-finals last Sunday. The two groovy “young boy” songs Year for Love and Hello—subject only to a tie for fourth place with Lightning Flash—ran first, second, third and fourth as played by Renegades, Despers, Phase II and Skiffle respectively. These songs create a feeling of peace and some …

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Farmer Dulalchan tries to be frank on crime prevention; NPTA official’s touching story about “sexy” teachers https://wired868.com/2018/02/01/farmer-dulalchan-tries-frank-crime-prevention-npta-officials-touching-story-sexy-teachers/ https://wired868.com/2018/02/01/farmer-dulalchan-tries-frank-crime-prevention-npta-officials-touching-story-sexy-teachers/#comments Thu, 01 Feb 2018 20:12:32 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=45197 Acting Deputy Police Commissioner Deodath Dulalchan gave a glimpse of his considerable talent and potential for greatness yesterday as he told a Joint Select Committee on National Security that “public trust” is key to combatting crime. Mr Live Wire understands that Dulalchan, who was allegedly found guilty of misbehaviour by the Police Complaints Authority (PCA) …

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Dear Editor: T&T’s culture trap; are shortcuts and lame ducks with us to stay? https://wired868.com/2018/01/31/dear-editor-t-shortcuts-lame-ducks-us-stay/ https://wired868.com/2018/01/31/dear-editor-t-shortcuts-lame-ducks-us-stay/#comments Wed, 31 Jan 2018 15:25:33 +0000 https://wired868.com/?p=45158 “In Trinidad and Tobago, it is almost a cultural reflex to take the easiest and shortest route. It is the cultural reason why we fail, as a people, to make any progress. “[…] Which is why the PSC made the glaring error that people external to themselves can see but not the members.” The following …

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