‘Dedicated’: Gary Griffith


Wow Mr Griffith, you are amazing

 I read somewhere Gary Griffith travelled to New York over the holiday season to engage in discussions with members of Rudy Giuliani’s team on how to deal with crime in Trinidad and Tobago.

His novel idea, among other recommendations made by Mr Giuliani’s team, was he was going to “fire all those rogue police officers”.

My immediate response was: Wow, this guy is really, really good! It also demonstrates his dedication to his job!

Just imagine having to travel to New York during this busy, holi­day season. This serves to demonstrate Mr Griffith’s dedication to finding intelligent and meaningful solutions to our difficult-to-solve crime issue.

Such determined recommendations could have only been sourced in one of the most expensive cities: New York. For the life of me, I cannot figure out why no one—a local—had not considered that before. 

Could it be that to speak with a local did not come with the benefits of travelling first class, with an “entourage”, staying in some overrated hotel, with room service, along with all the other perks that come with being the “Minister of National Security” in a foreign land, and having the tab picked up by taxpayers who are too illiterate to make such mind-boggling recommendations? Could someone in Parliament please question the cost of his trip, how many “experts” he took along, and who were the experts?

But the year is young and some of us are endowed with a dangerous something called memory recall. I wish to put Mr Griffith and his entire team of geniuses on notice that I, Rudy Chato Paul, snr, will be in waiting to see how many “rogue officers” are fired this year.

And at year’s end, if I am among the fortunate ones to make it out alive, I will make my analysis. 

Meanwhile, it is only fair that on behalf of citizens of this of T&T, I take time to thank the generous folks in New York from Rudy Giuliani’s “Safety and Security” team who made such recommendations.

Such novel ideas could never have emanated from the minds of citizens of a banana republic whose recent inheritance of oil and gas is proving to be our worse curse yet, as is being witnessed in La Brea and environs.

Once again, on behalf of the people of Trinidad and Tobago I wish to express sincere thanks to Rudy Giuliani and his “Safety and Security” team for suggesting rogue officers of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service be fired. I am amazed I never thought of that.

Those New Yorkers are really bright people. Before I die or get murdered—whichever comes first—I wish to visit New York and hope to get as bright. Would I be even more credible if I bleached my skin?

Now I lay me down to sleep... I am entitled to dream.

Rudy Chato Paul, snr


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