Capt. Gary Griffith
The government has chosen Capt. Gary Griffith as the new Minister of National Security. Capt. Gary Griffith has a Masters in Criminal Justice and was in the T&T Regiment for 15 years. He has sat in the National Security Council for quite awhile and is therefore, according to the Prime Minister, aware of the plans therein. One thing everyone wonders is what is the political stance of Capt. Gary Griffith since he resigned from the UNC. According to TV6 he was unwilling to say with whom he was politically affiliated. Lets wait and see, will there be a big reduction in crime?
At this point of time, I don't see a clear solution for the crime situation in our country and no matter their credentials they still don't seem to know how to fix the number one problem affecting our island. Perhaps, because if it is seriously tackled, a lot of people in big places will fall too and nobody really wants that.
Now that the Dana Seetahal Murder Case is being published widely by the media, especially TV6. Minister Gary Griffith will be under scrutiny for what he is doing to bring down the crime situation given the way these murders are committed with impunity.
I'm not really defending Minister Griffith but he just came in and the crime situation has been going on for years. I hope he isn't used like a scapegoat if the murder rate ends up higher than it was the year before. Crime is a problem everyone has to address and not just one man.
CocoaEyes, you just hit the nail on the head. Poor Captain Gary Griffith will be used as a scape goat for everything. I believe that he has the best intentions and is struggling to put measures in place, to make Trinidad and Tobago safer for everyone. But it is very hard to ensure that everyone is on board with his changes especially if you are dealing with "Crooked cops" And a high level of corruption. Right now, I think he is underestimating how many crooked cops are involved in the majority of crimes in this country.
Comments: The test of leadership is not how good you are on your own but how good you can manage those under you so this is Gary Griffith's test.