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PM’s call to arms leaves Police, D/Force sweating over Pro League fates

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar’s response to Trinidad and Tobago’s crime problem might again spell chaos for the local Pro League competition as the Defence Force and Police football clubs admitted that they were waiting anxiously for news on their immediate futures. Defence Force is the defending Pro League champion club …

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Contract killer: Griffith takes aim at “criminal” tenders

National Security Minister Gary Griffith continued his one-man verbal assault on Trinidad and Tobago’s organised crime family in the safety of Cabinet yesterday where he declared that criminals would no longer receive State contracts. Griffith told the Trinidad Guardian that he was convinced that criminals were benefitting from taxpayers’ money. …

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Poldier Griffith plans National Security costume party

New National Security Minister Gary Griffith is set to add some much needed swag to his post as the man without a political party stressed yesterday that he intends to make fancy dress parties the first order of business. “You will see less of me in a suit,” Griffith told …

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Gary the Gunslinger advises self into National Security post

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar told the nation today that she was advised to appoint former Defence Force Captain Gary Griffith as her fourth National Security Minister in three years. It might not have been the most impartial advice the Prime Minister ever received. Her advisor on national …

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Tunapuna Police creates own SOE on Un-Fairley Street

Upper Fairley Street in Tunapuna is supposedly plagued by drug trafficking and suffered two murders within the last two years. Senior Superintendent David Abraham thinks he knows just the right response. Start making drug-related arrests and let the courts clean up the area? Nope. That would take too long. Infiltrate …

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Warner and Williams have a flying conversation

Scene: Office of Minister of National Security Date: Sometime in July 2012 Phone rings. National Security Minister Jack Warner: “Good afternoon, you’re through to Miami Vice. Hahahaha.” Acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams: “Minister Warner? Minister Warner, I must talk to you immediately.” Warner: “Yes Stephen, what’s all the excitement about?” …

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Flying Squad The Movie: A critical review

Narratives based loosely on factual events were the rave at the recent United States Academy Awards with Argo, Zero Dark Thirty and Lincoln all enjoyed some success. Far away in Trinidad and Tobago, National Security Operations Centre (NSOC) director Garvin Heerah allegedly submitted a late entry. The plot, as published …

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Warner pleads guilty and innocent to Flying Squad; then absolves himself

National Security Minister Jack Warner accepted blame this weekend for the re-deployment of a “Flying Squad”. Not the penalty though. That belonged to the lesser people. “Ultimately the blame rests with the minister,” said Warner, “and if there are other guys who are under me who are performing in a …

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The myth of Warner’s amazing crime plan

This Friday on the Trinidad Guardian’s front page, PSC Chairman Professor Ramesh Deosaran was quoted as saying the crime plans have failed. I didn’t even know we had a crime plan presented to us, far less multiple ones. What I do know is that since being appointed Minister of National Security, …

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Warner avoids Haiti and logic… but what about non-flying squad?

National Security Minister Jack Warner said he was too busy to discuss the Caribbean’s crime problem in a meeting of regional representatives in Haiti, earlier this week. Well, that’s one way to avoid an awkward trip. Warner is unlikely to be popular in Port-au-Prince since the controversy regarding FIFA and …

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Warner invites top US crime fighter to Trinidad; and it isn’t April 1st

National Security Minister Jack Warner told the local media that he has invited former New York Police Chief Bill Bratton, known as “Mr Zero Tolerance”, to lecture Trinidad and Tobago lawmen. Mr Live Wire was unreliably informed that reporters broke into hysterical laughter at the notion that someone referred to …

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Controversial autopsies and an impending GESTAPO

Scene: Office of the Minister of National Security Phone rings. Jack Warner: “Good morning, President of Trinidad and Tobago speaking.” Fuad Khan: “Erm, sorry, I meant to call Minister Warner.” Warner: “Oh, yes, sorry. Warner speaking.” Khan: “Jack, it’s Fuad. Did you say you were the President?” Warner: “No, no. …

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