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What goals and or ambitions do you still have?
To one day be a motivational speaker. I have
already started to push towards this, especially when
I conduct my Leadership and Training workshops.
What are the defining "aha" moments in your
life so far?
Seeing my children grow up before my eyes and
experiencing the comfort and satisfaction of a
healthy family life. My mantra is: family first...when
all is done and removed, they are all we have!
If you could interview anyone from your life
living or dead, but not a celebrity, who would it
be and why?
CLR James. I was moved by the book Beyond
the Boundary. I was amazed at his philosophy and
his deep-rooted love for the game of cricket, but
more so how he analyzed the game against the
backdrop of politics and social issues. His use of
the English language and the challenges in a UK
dominated atmosphere/world was inspiring to me
as a youngster growing up and achieving my edu-
cation in the hallowed halls of Queen s Royal Col-
Who was your hero growing up and why?
My father. He inspired me and drove me hard to
achieve my best. He was a simple man, a taxi driver
by trade, but he was a philosopher on life and a
lover of the game of cricket. He was quite good
too, in his days, and I strived to follow in his foot-
steps. I remember his words now as I sit back in
my professional arena, " No man is bigger than the
game, keep focused, occupy the crease and the runs
will come... "
What motto/credo do you live by, your recipe
Phillipians 4:13---"I can do all things through
Jesus Christ, who strengthens me."
What is an interesting facet of your personality
that most people do not know about?
I am a stand-up comedian. (Laughing out loudly,
What is the best compliment you have ever
You have a strong family bond. Yours is a model
Describe yourself in two words one beginning
with G, the other with H, your initials.
God-fearing and Humble.
suring T&T that the Ministry of National Security
is out there working around the clock to keep T&T
safe during the Carnival period.
Who has been the biggest influence on your
life and how eg, in you becoming a member of
the Defence Force?
My father, deceased now, was a pillar and a driving
force behind me. He was an influence then and is
an influence now. His wisdom is everlasting.
Tell us about your inspiration to do the type of
work you do.
My inspiration first and foremost comes from
My Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. I have trusted
my experience and training to remain calm in crisis
situations, be always professional, and rely on my
integrity, honesty and humility to be the spinal cord
of my character and stability.
Which of your accomplishments/work(s) do
you rate as the most satisfying and memorable?
My mission as the Strategic Air Liaison Officer
for the Summit of Americas held here in Trinidad
and Tobago. That task was monumental, involved
critical decision making and the interface with key
international stakeholders all in a planning and
coordination platform, including The White House
What advice would you give to the young people
You are the future of this beloved nation. Your
identity must reflect your country, you are a positive
influence to society, therefore do not adopt an
approach to life that will destroy yourselves and
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Achieving my objectives. Complet-
ing my MBA. From a personal stand-
point, I and my wife have been able
to establish a marriage ministry that
works with married couples, and con-
duct seminars and workshops to this
effect. The name---You are My Beloved
With Carnival around the corner,
are there any special plans to be put
in place to assist with minimising
There is a robust security plan in
place to ensure safety and security for
all citizens for the Carnival period.
One must note that the lead on this
initiative is the TTPS, and the Com-
missioner of Police has appointed a
gold commander to oversee all such
activities. The NOC will support all
such initiatives and maximize on the
inter-agency co-ordination for all
operations. There will be an intensified
effort from all law enforcement agen-
cies with air, land and maritime
patrols, and a higher visibility of law
enforcement officers and a greater
interaction between National Security
and the citizenry. It is the intent of
the Minister of National Security to
not only present safety and security
by presence and visibility but to com-
municate this approach to all, by reas-
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Robust security plan in place for Carnival Lieutenant Commander Garvin Heerah retired from
the T&T Coast Guard in 2011 after almost 30 years of
service. Here he is with his wife Lorraine.
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