Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : September 24th 2014 Contents which were buried in the hole he
and some of his fellow accused
were asked to dig.
Trimingham also allegedly said
that after he and some of the
accused were arrested and released
by police less than a month after
the kidnapping, he heard that the
bags were exhumed and dumped at sea. While presiding
Judge Malcolm Holdip allowed the notes to be tendered
into evidence, its authenticity was questioned by Trim-
ingham s lawyer.
While cross-examining Supt Jayson Forde, the police-
man who did the interview, Colin Selvon questioned
why the interview was not supervised by a justice of
the peace who would have validated the notes.
Forde noted that his interaction with Trimingham
was in an interview, noting such a process was only
necessary when a suspect was giving investigators a
"Did you not find it important to have someone
there to protect my client s rights?" Selvon asked.
"He was given an opportunity to have somebody
present and he made no requests," Forde said.
Forde s cross-examination will resume today.
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Notes from an interrogation
session with one of the 12 men
accused of murdering business-
woman Vindra Naipaul-Cool-
man, in which he reportedly
implicated himself and his
neighbours, were read in court on Monday.
Although Earl Trimingham firmly denied participating
in the former Xtra Foods CEO s kidnapping and eventual
murder, he reportedly admitted assisting in digging a
hole in a forested area near their homes at La Puerta
Avenue, Diego Martin, which was used to bury her
According to the notes recorded in a station diary
at the Homicide Bureau s Port-of-Spain headquarters
almost five months after Naipaul-Coolman was abduct-
ed from her Chaguanas home in December 2006,
Trimingham told police he first heard of the kidnapping
plot a month before it took place.
Trimingham reportedly said his first involvement
was when he saw two of his neighbours take a restrained
Naipaul-Coolman from a car and put her in a house
in their community.
"The next time I see the woman, she was on top
of the pool table looking dead," Trimingham allegedly
He then claimed that her body was dismembered
using a power saw before being placed in garbage bags
read out in court
Planning Minister Dr
has confirmed that he
was nominated by
Prime Minister Kamla
Persad-Bissessar for the
post of Secretary-Gen-
eral of the Common-
But the nomination
has left a bitter taste in
the mouths of several
party supporters who
believe that Tewarie is
During a brief interview with the
T&T Guardian, Tewarie confirmed a
media report on the nomination saying:
"The Honourable Prime Minister has
made a nomination on behalf of T&T
and she has put forward my name.
Let s leave it at that."
Asked what will happen to his work
in the ministry, Tewarie said: "The
person who takes up that post will not
do so until 2016."
Asked whether he will be willing to
leave T&T to take up the international
post, Tewarie said: "I have served this
country and if I am called
upon to serve my country
internationally, I will do
so."If he is elected, Tewarie
will assist in the manage-
ment of the 53-member
Commonwealth. All sec-
retariat staff will report
directly to him and he will
be responsible for spend-
ing the secretariat s budg-
is elected by the Heads of
Government at the Com-
monwealth Heads of Government
meetings for a term of four years.
A senior government official who
requested anonymity yesterday said
Tewarie s nomination was surprising.
"Many of us believe that he will
make a better contribution to our coun-
try if he serves in a local capacity," the
Political scientist Dr Hamid Ghany,
who was also tipped to take up a post
as secretary general of the
African/Caribbean and Pacific coun-
tries, could not be reached as calls to
his cellular phone went unanswered.
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