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Gopeesingh’s son outwits police… without trying

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Eight days after the 56-year-old Gregory Wight was violently assaulted by the cutlass-wielding son of Education Minister Dr Tim Gopeesingh, there was finally a development. A Woodbrook police source told the Trinidad Express that the lawmen drove to the home of the ponytailed zorro yesterday. Surprisingly, he wasn’t there and …

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Gopeesingh wrongs Wight; police not serious

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Education Minister Tim Gopeesingh, who is famed for his condescending lectures to teachers, union representatives and parents, was presumably left red-faced after a video showed his cutlass-wielding son, Shane Gopeesingh, apparently assaulting the 56-year-old Gregory Wight outside Brooklyn Bar. At least “humble pie” is a safer treat than doubles these days. …

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Acting CoP promises to bring Warner to book… eventually

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Trinidad and Tobago’s acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams said the Police Service has accepted DPP Roger Gaspard’s advice to investigate his line minister and ex-FIFA vice-president Jack Warner over a June 2011 bribery scandal involving disgraced former Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Mohamed Bin Hammam. Williams warned that, although the …

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Acting CoP loses his bearings

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“Reprehensible, unacceptable, unprofessional.” Acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams was referring to the slap meted out by a plainclothes police officer to citizen Terrence Augustine, which was posted on youtube, rather than his own decision to make a public statement on a matter that is still being investigated. Williams was not …

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Chaguanas Police: Candice was a random target

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A 26-year-old Enterprise resident with a history of violence allegedly confessed on Wednesday evening to the brutal assault and robbery of former beauty queen and model, Candice Worrell. Worrell, 29, is also the fiancée of W Connection captain and Trinidad and Tobago national football team goalkeeper Jan-Michael Williams. On 20 …

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Police corner Facebook taggers… Criminals are next

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Ever tagged anyone on Facebook without asking first? Please turn yourself in at the nearest Police Station. Wired868 exaggerates only slightly; Police Service public information officer, Sgt Wayne Mystar, conceded yesterday that a solitary tag might be overlooked as some people “make mistakes.” More than one, though, and you can …

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Bandit robs Pegus… Then asks for a lift

Local fashion icon Claudia Pegus was held up by a knife-toting bandit on Sunday night outside her Fort George, St James home and robbed of $2,000 in cash as well as mobile phones, iPads and a laptop. The bandit then asked for a lift to Mooneram Street, St James, which …

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Life’s a beach for dodgy cop

The policeman alleged to have pawned a stolen gold chain has been transferred with immediate effect from Valencia to the Mayaro Police Station. Wired868 cannot confirm that the Police Service got the idea from the Vatican or that Mayaro is now considered Trinidad and Tobago’s answer to Siberia. The Anti-Corruption …

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Police protected against molesters; public must fend for itself

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The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service has begun work on a sexual offenders’ database but it will not be made available to members of the public. Deputy Police Commissioner Mervyn Richardson reportedly sought to justify the register’s secrecy by asking the Trinidad Guardian reporter: “How would you like it if …

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No cell service for police

Police Service Public Affairs officer Sgt Wayne Mystar said yesterday that three policemen charged with murder have not been arrested because the Service knows their location. The officers were allowed to stay in the presumed comfort of their locations while their defence attorneys prepared an injunction. Wired868 cannot confirm that …

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Police rides fail humane test

A High Court Judge slammed the Police’s practice of transporting suspects in the back of SUVs and in the tray of pick-ups as though they were cargo. Justice Ricky Rahim said even a detained person deserves to be treated with dignity and questioned whether such an unsafe practice had any …

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More Hart failures

Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs told the COP chairman that there was still no credible evidence with which to charge former Udecott executive chairman Calder Hart. Hart’s perceived corrupt use of State funds was a key issue in the fall of the Patrick Manning-led government and the wind beneath the wings …

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