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T&T PM: Appointing Gary as CoP biggest mistake in my life


(Trinidad Guardian) Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley says his decision to accept the Police Service Commission’s choice of Gary Griffith as the best option for Police Commissioner was the biggest mistake he has made in his life.

Speaking during a People’s National Movement meeting in Belmont last night, Rowley said his decision then was based on his belief that he should allow appointments of the best people the country had to offer for various roles, regardless of their political affiliations. This, he said, saw the appointments of former UNC ministers in various other roles.

However, on the appointment of Griffith, he said, “And that is why when the (Police Service) Commission said that Gary Griffith was the best person for the job as commissioner of police, I take responsibility for giving him a chance and ladies and gentlemen, that is the biggest mistake I have ever made.”

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