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What is the resolve we must
take to bring illumination to
ourselves and to those
around? Bhagawan lovingly
explains to us today.
Do not be elated by riches, status, authority, intel-
ligence, etc., which you may have. Consider that
they have been given to you on trust, so that you
may benefit others. They are all signs of His
Grace, opportunities of service, and symbols of
responsibility. Never seek to exult over others'
faults; deal sympathetically with the errors and
mistakes of others. Seek the good in others; hear
only good tidings about them; do not give ear to
scandal. On the occasion of Deepavali, resolve
to light the lamp of Namasmarana and place it at
your doorstep, the lips. Feed it with the oil of
devotion; let steadiness be the wick. Let the lamp
illumine every minute of your life. The splendour
of the Name will drive away darkness from out-
side you as well as inside. You will spread joy and
peace among all who come near you.
Only by the light of the Divine lamp inside can
you blossom as a worthwhile person. -
The Sri Sathya baba Org. of T&T
Green Consciousness - Save the Planet.
How long until the point of no return?_How
much longer until we all finally learn,_That to
this task we all must rise._And stop abusing
Mother Earth before she dies.
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Even after being confronted with forensic evi-
dence, linking a gun found at his house to spent
shells found on the scene of Vindra Naipaul-Cool-
man s kidnapping, one of the 12 men accused of
murdering her still maintained his innocence.
"Boss, I ain t have nothing to do with that whole
Vindra Naipaul scene. I ain t know nothing bout
that. I ain t have no part to play in this maniac thing,"
Keida Garcia, a 22-year-old carpenter from Diego
Martin, reportedly told police, when he was arrested
a little over five months after Naipaul-Coolman was
abducted on December 19, 2006.
His statements were obtained during two interviews
with investigators on May 9 and 12 in 2007. They
were the latest evidence to be presented in the high-
profile murder trial against Garcia, his brother Jamille
and ten of their neighbours.
Testifying yesterday, Senior Supt Cecil Harry, the
police officer who did both interviews, testified Garcia
told him that when he was arrested he believed inves-
tigators had found Naipaul-Coolman s DNA on his
T-shirt, which was seized along with the loaded gun,
during a raid in La Puerta on January 6 that year.
The officer testified that Garcia said: "I thought
when I get hold this morning I thought it was the
woman blood they did find on that jersey. But I ain t
know how it come there."
Harry said Garcia later admitted that one of his
neighbours had confided details of the incident to
Harry said Garcia said: "As far as I hear, the woman
scuffle and two shots went off and hit she in she
breast. I ain t know how they get she up but they
get she up in the hills in La Puerta in a old shack.
I hear they try to bring doctors to see about the
woman but that ain t work. After, I hear they cut up
the woman and dispose of she. I ain t know where,
why or how they dispose of she."
Harry testified that Garcia s account was somewhat
consistent with the scenario presented by prosecutors,
with the exception of those involved and the location
where Naipaul-Coolman was held captive.
Naipaul-Coolman, CEO of Xtra Foods, was abduct-
ed from her home at Lange Park, Chaguanas, on
December 19, 2006. Her family paid $122,000 ransom
but she was not released and her body was never
Prosecutors say she was held captive in a house
at Upper La Puerta Avenue, Diego Martin, before
she was shot, dismembered and temporarily buried
in a forested area near where most of the accused
Harry is expected to be cross-examined when the
trial resumes before Justice Malcolm Holdip in the
Port-of-Spain Second Criminal Court this morning.
A Claxton Bay mother believes her
search for her missing son may be
Poolmatie Ali, 62, of Phoenix Park,
Claxton Bay says she has exhausted
every avenue in her search for her 35-
year-old son, Fareed Ali, whom she
has not seen since July 9.
But the discovery of a pile of bones
on the riverbank on the Rivulet Road,
Couva, may bring her frantic search
to an end.
"The police visited me on Saturday
to say they have some news about my
son," she said.
"I went to the station this morning
and they said they found a pile of
bones on a riverbank that might be
In an interview with the T&T
Guardian yesterday, Ali said while she
was told only a DNA test could confirm
the identity of the bones, she knew
the remains were those of her son.
"I know it is him. My child would
never go out and stay so long," she
said, weeping. "If I had known when
he walked out that day that he would
never come back, I would have gone
She recalled the last time she saw
her son, saying: "He was going some-
where and he bathe and come to hug
me up. He say he will come back in
a little while."
She said Fareed was stabbed in the
right side on March 25 by someone to
whom he owed money.
"While I was searching for him, I
found out why he got stabbed, because
he had $150 for a guy."
She said despite the sorrow of losing
her first-born son, she would receive
some comfort in laying him to rest
"At least I will be able to have a
proper funeral for him, to put him to
rest in the right way," she said.
Bones belong to my missing son
Forensic evidence links
accused to crime scene
WHO'S IN COURT
The dozen men before the jury and Justice
Malcolm Holdip are: Allan "Scanny" Martin,
twin brothers Shervon and Devon Peters and
their older brother Anthony Dwayne Gloster,
siblings Keida and Jamille Garcia, brothers
Marlon and Earl Trimmingham, Ronald
Armstrong, Antonio Charles, Joel Fraser and
Lyndon James. A 13th man, Raphael Williams,
was charged with the crime but died in prison
in 2011 of complications from sickle-cell
Testifying yesterday, Senior Supt Cecil Harry,
the police officer who did both interviews,
testified Garcia told him that when he was
arrested he believed investigators had found
Naipaul-Coolman's DNA on his T-shirt, which
was seized along with the loaded gun, during
a raid in La Puerta on January 6 that year.
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