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Former T&T Police Commissioner Launches Political Party – Jamaica Observer

Gary Griffith, former police commissioner of Trinidad and Tobago. Photo: CMC

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, CMC – Former Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has announced the launch of a new political party.

In a social media post on Saturday evening, Griffith said he had launched his National Transformation Alliance (NTA) and called on people to become registered supporters.

“Serving has always been a bridge to the light for me and after engaging in many conversations, listening to many viewpoints and reading your countless contributions, I am, more than ever, committed to the mission of bettering our country. through transformation and continuing national service this time through the National Transformation Alliance, the NTA,” Griffith said.

“Our country has noble, progressive, visionary and hardworking citizens who wish to realize our motto, together we aspire, together we achieve, therefore I invite every citizen of T&T to register your interest and desire to come together under the NTA banner.”

Griffith said this was the start of the process of national transformation.

“For those who share similar views that our nation needs immediate and urgent transformation, this is your bridge to that beacon,” he said, highlighting the party’s symbol, a beacon. on a dark image of people holding hands.

Griffith, who served as police commissioner from August 18, 2018 to August 17, 2021, claims he was wrongfully removed from his position based on unsubstantiated reports of gun bribery.

Prior to that, Griffith served as national security adviser, government senator, and national security minister at various times during the tenure of the People’s Partnership coalition led by the United National Congress (UNC) from May 24, 2010 to February 2, 2015. .

He served as a temporary opposition senator from October 17, 2002 to September 28, 2007.

He also served in the Defense Forces for 15 years, rising to the rank of Captain.

Griffith, who hopes to become the next prime minister of the twin island republic, also holds a master’s degree in security management from the Department of Criminology at the University of Leicester, UK.