Gary Griffith

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith

Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith is responding to claims that the police were acting as agents of government by investigating and charging union leader and politician Watson Duke.

In a statement on Friday, Griffith said the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) is duty-bound to enforce all the nation’s laws.

He said the job of the Police Service is to be fair and impartial and as such, it will not disregard enforcing any law based on the age of that law or whom an individual might be.

He said while some may take issue with police enforcement of laws, all citizens are free to lobby their MPs for Parliament to make changes to any existing law.

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Griffith reminded that a few years ago when a police officer was charged with sedition, there were no dissenting voices at that time.

He said: “no one is more equal than another in this country inclusive of politicians and union members.”

Griffith said that the people trying to justify the actions of anyone who might be in breach of the law or clearing people who are charged for breaking the law, based on their own limited understandings of that law or the contents of a pending investigation, where more information is known by the police and not members of the public, are simply premature in their actions.


Call names! Call names! So declared Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bisssessar yesterday as she responded to claims by National Security Minister Stuart Young that two high-ranking United National Congress (UNC) members were in talks with criminals and imprisoned gang leaders.

Three hand-written letters naming four suspects in the disappearance of disc jockey Claude “Choko” Hospedales, back in October 2011, were dropped off on the doorsteps of his mother, Maureen Hospedales.

THE parents of an 11-year-old girl have issued a legal threat to the South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) after their child was administered a vaccine at her school earlier this month without their permission.

Port of Spain is traditionally a People’s National Movement (PNM) stronghold. The party has held the seat since the county council election of 1959 and has controlled the Port of Spain City Corporation for the past 60 years. But former Port of Spain mayor Louis Lee Sing has thrown his hat into the ring and is prepared to battle the party he was once a member of for control of the capital city.