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DISRUPTION OF TRAFFIC
MOVEMENT OF 78TON TRANSFORMER FROM T&TEC,
CALIFORNIA TO POWERGEN, PENAL.
The public is hereby advised that The Paramount Transport and
Trading Company Limited will be transporting heavy and over-
sized equipment for TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO ELECTRICITY
COMMISSION along the following route.
T&TEC California, south onto the Southern Main Road,
right onto Pacific Avenue, right onto Atlantic Avenue. At the
Roundabout, take second exit onto Rivulet Road. At the
Roundabout, take 3rd exit onto Couva main road, Turn
right to merge onto Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway, take exit
towards Sir Solomon Hochoy Highway. Continue to the end
of highway. At the Roundabout keep left, then take left onto
the M2 Ring Road. Take a right onto the SS Erin Road.
Continue onto the SS Erin Road. Take left onto Quinam
Road, then take a right onto Anthony Branch Trace. Take
left onto SS Erin Road. Take left into Penal Power Station.
The activity is expected to be carried out on SATURDAY
OCTOBER 11TH 2014 between the hours of 10.00 am to
Traffic delays and disruptions may be experienced and road
users are urged to use alternative routes. Motorists are advised
to proceed with caution, observe all directional signs and follow
the instructions of the Police Officers present.
We do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and
thank you for your co-operation.
Management of The Paramount Transport and Trading
JENSEN LA VENDE
The Trinity Cathedral in Port-of-Spain was
packed with mourners yesterday attending the
funeral service of Marlene Grant, the 57-year-old
grandmother who was killed outside her St Paul
Street home last week.
Grant s standing in her community was shown
by the outpouring of support at her funeral.
During the homily, Deacon Edwina Peters said
she, too, felt touched by Grant s life as she interacted
with the mourners.
Peters said she met a woman before the funeral
and swore by her demeanour she was Grant s daugh-
ter, only to learn it was a neighbour. She added
this was the mood among all those gathered.
Peters said how a person lived was more important
than how they died and by the turnout of the gath-
ering, Grant had lived well.
Peters called on the country to be more forgiving.
She added that in spite of the wickedness of this
world we all must love one another and forgive
those who do us wrong, admitting that it was "not
an easy road."
Police said Grant was killed on her way to a doc-
tor s visit by two masked gunmen.
The killers, reports said, were tired of Grant con-
sistently opposing them and their nefarious activ-
Three months before she was killed, thugs fire-
bombed her home in an attempt to get her out but
she refused to be driven away from her home and
the community. She was shot ten times, an autopsy
Her relatives said they doubted her murder would
During the eulogy, which was given by her
nephew Shaquille James, who had to be assisted
by his friend Nikita Griffith, Grant was remembered
for being a happy and hardworking woman.
James said his aunt would always bring him joy
and no words could express how hurt he was at
"She was outspoken and her legacy will live on
forever and those of you in the surrounding area
where we live will know that.
"Marlene was an open book and there is nothing
I can say that you all don t already know."
After spending a year in custody,
a 37-year-old man was freed yes-
terday after his stepfather decided
to forgive him for planassing him.
Hemraj Rampaul, a construction
worker of Williamsville walked out
of the San Fernando Magistrate s
Court a free man after his stepfather,
Sookdeo Rooplal, 52, told Magistrate
Nanette Forde-John he no longer
wanted to pursue the case against
Rampaul was charged with
wounding Rooplal on March 15, 2013.
It is alleged that he planassed his
stepfather during a domestic argu-
ment at their home.
Rampaul, who was represented by
attorney Ainsley Lucky, had pleaded
not guilty and was granted $35,000
However, his relatives were unable
to take his bail and he has since been
Rooplal took the witness stand
yesterday and testified that he did
not want to continue with the matter
because they are relatives.
Rooplal said he received no threats,
promises or gifts and made his deci-
sion on his own. After the matter
they walked of the court together
and thanked Lucky for his help.
In another matter, Anand Ram-
lakhan was reprimanded and dis-
charged on a charge of malicious
damage because he has a mental
He is alleged to have maliciously
damaged his cousin s car. He has a
previous conviction for a similar
Ramlakhan was evaluated at St
Ann s Psychiatric Hospital and a
report said he was not of sound
Curtis "General Grant" Grant, right, views the body of his sister Marlene Grant during her funeral service at
the Trinity Cathedral yesterday. PHOTO: JENSEN LA VENDE
Mourners attend funeral of shot grandmother...
stepson in planass attack
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