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Police penpals dodge Jack issue

If there was ever the need for a press conference, one might think an issue that entails an international crime allegedly executed by an Acting Prime, suspiciously limp action from the Police Commissioner, the willful misrepresentation of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and a rogue press officer at the …

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‘Police investigations’ now officially an oxymoron

The phrase “police investigations” has taken on an entirely new meaning after ACP Joanne Archie explained, at a press briefing yesterday, that the police will not investigate Works Minister and ex-FIFA Vice President Jack Warner until it gets evidence. Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs’s 21st century policing apparently scoffs at the …

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DPP denies closing Warner case

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Roger Gaspard denied absolving Works Minister and ex-FIFA Vice President Jack Warner of blame in last year’s international bribery scandal and said he did not ask the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service to close its investigations into the Chaguanas West MP. Rather, Gaspard criticised the …

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Wired868 examines Warner’s supposed police acquittal

Trinidad and Tobago’s national security bodies marked a new low this week in terms of organisation, investigative work, communication and, arguably, credibility. Minister of Works and Infrastructure and ex-FIFA Vice President Jack Warner was at the heart of the chaos. On Monday, the PSC issued a press release which claimed …

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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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Professors’ passing parade

The media has been filled recently with the battles between the Police Service Commission (PSC) and the present Commissioner of Police (COP). This blog does not pretend to care about this pappyshow but shall use it rather as a starting place to address the issue of academic consultancy and the …

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Police Commissioner unites stakeholders

Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs, in a three-page release, disputed the Prime Minister and the Solicitor General’s assertion that he “procured” a light aircraft and also denied concerns raised by two PNM MP’s regarding his educational credentials and the cost of new police uniforms. Last week, Gibbs infuriated the Police Service …

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Police Commissioner’s car-less whisper

The Police Service is reportedly set to return over 300 unmarked rented vehicles, on the instruction of the Police Commissioner, due to high maintenance costs. An unnamed officer claimed the move could leave policemen short of cars and could blow their cover on surveillance missions. Wired868 cannot confirm that the …

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Gibbs’ Hart problem

PSC chairman Ramesh Deosaran complained that Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs refused to update the board on the police probe into the Commissioner’s Canadian compatriot Calder Hart and instead asked Deosaran: “What you want this (information) for?” Ex-parliamentarian and social activist Lincoln Mayers is allegedly trying to provoke police action by …

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Tribe dodges police plane

The Police Commissioner revealed that the controversial light airplane was used for Carnival 2012–he described it as “a free car in the sky”–to help the police respond quickly to incidents. He did not give details as to the benefits provided by his aerial mobile patrol, which costs as much as …

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More peace officers, please

Police Commissioner Dwayne Gibbs explained that the nine lawmen sent to Newsday and the home of journalist Andre Bagoo were “peace officers” who are “not sanctioned to go above or beyond the legal authorities vested in our Constitution.” Citizens are urged not to confuse them with regular policemen who apparently …

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