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The country s most wanted man,
Azmon Alexander, is eluding cap-
ture by dressing like a woman, com-
plete with wig and clean-shaven
face, and is being assisted by rel-
atives who live along the Blan-
According to senior police sources,
Alexander eluded them as recently
as Monday. He was seen along the
Blanchisseuse Road by members of
a search team but escaped by running
through a nearby river. Police said
he was also being helped and fed by
relatives who lived near where he
was last seen.
Alexander is wanted in connection
with the abduction of a Brasso Seco
family and their neighbour and the
murder of two family members and
On October 26, Irma Rampersad,
49, her daughters --- Felicia, 17, and
Jennelle 19 --- and Jenelle s 14-
month-old daughter Shania
Amorosso were snatched from their
Bleu Road, Brasso Seco, home.
A few days after they were report-
ed missing, their neighbour, Felix
Martinez, 52, also went missing but
residents thought he had gone hunt-
On November 8, Martinez s body
was found wrapped in a sleeping bag
with baby Shania. On November 11,
Rampersad s decomposed body was
found near a tree. All three were
found in the Brasso Seco forest.
Rampersad and Martinez had been
strangled but the autopsy on the
toddler was inconclusive owing to
the advanced stage of decomposi-
Felicia and Jennelle were rescued
by a rescue team on November 14.
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like a woman
Before he was sworn in as President on
March 18, 2013, Mr Anthony Carmona was
not yet earning a salary of $150,000 as a
sitting judge of the International Criminal
Court (ICC). Though he was sworn in on
March 9, 2013, and assigned to the Trial
Division of the ICC, he had not been called
to actual duty and was therefore not yet
entitled to that salary.
The President's wife and children had not
yet been issued with diplomatic passports,
since this would only have occurred if
Justice Carmona had actually taken up his
seat on the bench at the ICC in The Hague.
We apologise to the President for this
error in our story of November 19 (Page
There was an error in our November 8
story about a North Central Regional
Authority public board meeting.
We quoted NCRHA CEO Kumar
Boodram's comments on a sum recently
paid out to Medical Associates Private
Hospital. The correct figure is in fact $14
Our apologies to the NCRHA.
Most wanted man escapes cops Monday...
One of the eight people held in connection with
the case, Anthony Sylvester, told the T&T Guardian
yesterday he hoped Alexander got "whatever is
coming to him" if he was found guilty of the
Speaking at his Bleu Road home with his father,
Peter, the 19-year-old father of one said he spent
a total of 14 days in police custody after being
arrested twice in relation to the matter.
Sylvester said during the most recent arrest, he
was held for 11 days and released on Tuesday. During
the time he was interviewed twice.
Sylvester is the step-brother of the teenaged girls
and told the T&T Guardian he first saw Alexander
in early September, eight months after he had
escaped from police custody, at the Mayaro Mag-
istrates Court on January 31.
Sylvester said police took DNA samples from
him. He said the last time he saw or spoke with
the family was on October 26, while playing cards
with the teenage daughters and chatting with his
He said he left to attend a party in the village
and returned home the following day and learned
of their disappearance when he awoke hours later.
He said he believed it took several people to carry
away the family.
"I real sorry to hear what go on, me and them
was real good. The thought never come to my mind
that miss Irma would die. She used to treat every-
"I want to see them criminals get whatever coming
to them. That was a devil act. Is not two or three
people them leave to grieve is the whole village,"
Speaking with the T&T Guardian at her
Blanchisseuse Road home yesterday, Alexander s
cousin, Daniella Charles, denied the family
was assisting Alexander.
She said she would not feed her cousin as
she too is fearful of him, adding she has children
and would never jeopardise their safety by
Charles said she was shocked when she
heard of what her cousin was being accused.
She said since he was a teen he was a "troubled
boy," but noted that outside of his court matters
he was "always a loving person."
At Goat Hill, By-pass Road, Arima, where
some of Alexander s other relative live, they
too denied helping him.
The three women who spoke with the media
did not want to be identified, saying they were
concerned for their safety due to recent threats
to their lives. They said they heard Alexander
was in the area but pointed the media back
to the Blanchisseuse Road.
The women, relatives of the 17-year-old
who surrendered to police last Saturday, said
for as long they knew Alexander he was always
being sought by police and they do not like
the negative attention their relation to him
was now drawing for the family.
The women and Charles called on Alexander
to surrender to police.
On Monday Alexander s mother, Mary, sister
Vanessa and former girlfriend Amelia Hosein
also appealed to him to surrender.
Up to late last night, police were still inter-
rogating the 17-year-old they took into custody
Police said the teen told them he spent some
time with Felicia and Jennelle at the makeshift
camp they were rescued from and they
He claimed Alexander was romantically
involved with one of the teens and said he
smoked marijuana with Alexander while at
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