Monday, April 21 2008
MINISTER of National Security, Martin Joseph, said since 2001 to present his Ministry has spent $5.7 million on consultants to train police officers, soldiers and forensic scientists.
He gave the details in reply to a question by Tabaquite MP Ramesh Maharaj on Friday in the House of Representatives. Joseph said $1.637 million was spent on consultants to train the TT Police Service, some $3.835 million for the Defence Force, and $228,000 at the Forensic Science Centre (FSC).
In 2003 a consultant (Clive Thomas) earned $74,000 to train FSC staff in analysis of seized drug material, examination of stolen motor vehicles/serial registration-number restoration, and arson investigation.
In 2005 a consultant (Ernest Massiah) earned $154,000 for training FSC staff in firearm and tool- mark examination.
Elsewhere some $3.835 million was spent training TTDF staff in 2007 to 2008 at the University of the West Indies in Leadership and Management from certificate to MSc level.
Some $1.637 million was spent on consultants to train officers of TT Police Service. This included $361,000 spent in 2001; some $195,000 in 2002; $422,000 in 2003; $308,000 in 2004, $96,000 in 2005, $38,400 in 2006, and $216,000 in 2007.
The police trainers included Franklyn Dolly who taught conflict resolution and anger management, Alma Thompson teaching telephone etiquette and Patrick Zoe teaching forensic investigation on insurance arson fraud.
Further, in 2007 Dana Seetahal who is still an Independent Senator, was paid $174,000 to do Advanced Prosecutors’ Training.
Like is one thing these conts doh understand.
Yuh cant train ah nigga to do anything...these knotty hard headed fockers simply cannot learn.
All dey know to do is thief, run from the people that they thief from, the ability to stuff ah fockin microwave and ah laptop in dey jockey shorts and bling wid the money dey rob from humans.
Dana Seetahal is another ugly fockin nigga....suckin money from the PNM and getting position wid it.