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‘They’re trying to vilify me’! Griffith responds to WPC complaint of verbal abuse, intimidation

On Sunday 11 August 2019, The Sunday Express reported that a complaint of verbal abuse and intimidation was made by an unnamed woman police constable (WPC) against Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith to the Police Service Commission (PSC) and Police Complaints Authority (PCA). The article, which was written by investigative …

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Griffith: “If my critics [are] that desperate… I am on the right track!” CoP responds to Fixin’ T&T, Express and TTPSSWA

Fixin’ T&T: “Any attempt to condition the public to accept Police dressed in military style fatigues as ‘normal’ must be immediately stopped. Militarisation of our Police Service is a giant step towards becoming a military state. “[…] This Commissioner seemingly has nothing but contempt for process and infinitely more dangerous, …

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Sinanan admits ‘some depletion’ in stock of inspection books but calls criticism ‘bizarre, unfortunate and misplaced’

“The depletion of inspection books yesterday is not the cause [of the current licensing confusion]. The incontrovertible fact is that citizens have failed to utilise the five month period granted to them to become compliant with the law. “[…] The Ministry acknowledges that the rush to have vehicles inspected did …

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Media Monitor: Does moving T’dad Express editorial finger find sport nothing to write home about?

Yesterday’s Express leader, headlined “Victory for all,” purports to be a celebration of the recapture of the CPL title by the Trinbago Knight Riders on Sunday evening. However, if editorials can be viewed as the equivalent of Test matches, I submit, then this one was a T20-type effort, a brief, …

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Whodunnit?! Mr Live Wire searches for source of Express’ KPMG report on Gary Griffith

Scene: Dark, almost deserted car park in west Trinidad. Mr Live Wire makes his way towards the lone vehicle in the area. Suddenly, the vehicle switches its high beam light on, almost blinding him. Mr Live Wire: Hello?! Hello?! A figure steps out of the vehicle. Mr Live Wire can …

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White tyrants, black struggles and Indian distortions; Dr Fergus responds to Hanomansingh

“The great Karl Marx, for example, declared the Haitian Revolution ‘the most significant victory toward the advancement of universal freedom’. Without excluding the contribution of every ethnic constituency, the fact remains that, in the 20th century, African peoples maintained that leadership role. “According to [Dool] Hanomansingh and other like-minded activists, to include …

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Dear Editor: Authoritarian or authoritative? Are calypsoes more poetry than reliable history?

“Sparrow literally put words in Dr Williams’ mouth to great effect. “Since Dr Bird—thankfully!—is still alive, I am sure that he would be eager to tell journalists/researchers what statements in his calypso ‘Get to hell outta here’ and, for that matter, his other calypsoes were historically accurate and where he simply used …

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