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Archive for the ‘Crime’ Category

CLICO – a true story

This is a tale that is so far fetched that you would not believe it if you had not lived through it. It has the makings of a block buster television series with a seriously devious cast of characters that would do a mobster movie proud. Because […]

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Who wants million dollars

The headline said it all. More than 8 million dollars had been paid out to fraudulent claimants of COVID relief grants. This was based on a report from the Auditor General into the expenditure of the massive amounts of public funds to assist various sectors of society […]

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They failed us – TTPS

Last week I indicated that I would bring you a series of articles about how various institutions enabled the THA to defy the law and the court judgments by failing to adequately perform their duties. I identified the Town and Country Planning Division, EMA and the Police […]

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A win against white collar crime

Earlier this week there was an announcement that I suspect was welcomed by every citizen of this nation with very few exceptions. I was certainly delighted to hear of charges being laid at long last against a slew of operatives at Licensing alongside a number of business […]

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Confronting white collar crime

Today I start by expressing my sincere gratitude to two active and vocal advocates for transparency and accountability. They are as different as chalk and cheese but the results of their work have been nothing short of remarkable. In each case though, we the citizens of Trinidad […]

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Another police investigation without end by David Walker

Alongside a client of mine, Mr Irwin Hercules, I have lived through a series of events that should trouble us all. The events have exposed a willingness on the part of our trusted political appointees to sail very close to the legal wind, and sadly, a lack […]

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The question is why? by Rhona Baptiste

Each evening we watch hopelessly – no, helplessly – as yet another life is lost to the insanity of multiple bullets in overkill. Or, to the horror of multiple stab wounds that cancel the life of another human being. We wonder WHAT went wrong and WHY.   […]

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Integrity Strategy by Afra Raymond

Integrity Strategy by Afra Raymond

The Integrity Commission is continuing its efforts to revise the Integrity in Public Life Act (IPLA) to give greater effect to its anti-corruption work. I fully support those efforts. The key challenge is to discern how Public Officials commit the corrupt acts the Commission is meant to […]

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Call for Govt to enforce law against shrimp trawlers by Gary Aboud of FFOS

While regionally and internationally, progressive nations have banned the scraping of the ocean floor by shrimp trawlers, on the North Coast of Trinidad, as we write (2 p.m., Saturday, December 6, 2014), we are once again suffering from a massive, unregulated invasion of 14 to 16 industrial […]

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We can defeat corruption by Winston Rudder

Responsible citizens are understandably pained by the extent to which the country is mired in crime and corruption. The issue dominates the media. It also features prominently in private and family conversations and increasingly in statements of religious leaders. This scourge is now an albatross around our […]

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