While you were sleeping: Integrity Commission kicks into gear; but it’s reverse

The Integrity Commission yesterday acted on Section 33 (a) of the Integrity in Public Life Act, which allows the Commission to act on its own initiative, to request that President Anthony Carmona appoints a tribunal to “enquire further into declarations submitted by Mr Warner” with specific reference to his ownership of the Centre of Excellence.

It is nice to know that esteemed former newspaper man Ken Gordon and his merry band are still with us although, judging from the response time, the Integrity Commission might be slower than a snail moving uphill after a heavy lunch.

Photo: Ex-FIFA VP Jack Warner (left) was always fond of taking gifts from FIFA president Sepp Blatter. Can Gary Griffith tell us if thief from thief is categorised as robbery?
Photo: Ex-FIFA VP Jack Warner (left) was always fond of taking gifts from FIFA president Sepp Blatter.
Can Gary Griffith tell us if thief from thief is categorised as robbery?

Wired868 actually reported exclusively that Warner owned the Centre of Excellence on 28 May 2012 and produced copies of documentation from the Ministry of Legal Affairs to prove it. That was 19 months ago. The Trinidad Guardian did a follow-up story a week later.

On 19 April 2013, CONCACAF filed a report that offered further details of Warner’s acquisition. That was nine months ago.

Oh, and Warner himself did a power-point presentation in Charlieville on 25 April 2013 in which he admitted ownership of the Centre of Excellence. But take your time fellahs. Good things come to those who wait; like leftovers.

Mr Live Wire wishes to commend the Integrity Commission for seeing it to fit to pursue justice now after its long and no-doubt invigorating nap.

For the benefit of not-so-flash Gordon and his crew, here a few more things that happened while you were sleeping.

Photo: Can someone please tell Ken Gordon what else has happened over the last year?
Photo: Can someone please tell Ken Gordon what else has happened over the last year?

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar fired Warner as National Security Minister and replaced him with Emmanuel George. Do not bother to ask George for help on this one because they replaced him too. With Gary Griffith. Yes, the adviser who obviously gave sterling advice to the other three National Security Ministers.

Where does that leave Warner? He is sponsoring a fete match team called the ILP and these days even the media is not returning his calls. Secretly, he is probably thrilled that someone remembers he was once the scourge of ethics committees.

PS: Good luck trying to convict someone for failing to declare all sources of income when the Attorney General is a promising used car salesman.

You might also like: (Satire) Jack Warner’s political obituary.

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  1. Thanks for this. Smh

  2. Scotty Ranking

    Food for thought …

    Given your penchant to poke fun at powerful figures and holes in their dubious, hilarious and often outright ridiculous recollections of events, aren’t you afraid that one day some of them may conspire to tie you up?

    Or, when tying you up is not possible, loosen your “knots”?

    I’m sure ‘Viscount Worst’ shares my concern.

  3. The bit about the AG’s future career is a wonderful throwaway line. But I warn yet again that it could make you into a promising candidate for a set-up…or worse!

  4. Oh I liked that too…that the AG is a promising used car salesman.
    In most other countries this would have been tax evasion but if your friend is incharge of the institution which is the watchdog…well you know nuttin go happen

  5. Excellent piece as usual!

  6. The Attorney General is a promising used car salesman…that right there needs to be patented.

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