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Contact the Red Cross: Headquarters - 627-8215/8128, Northern branch - 627-8214, Southern branch - 652-2024, Tobago branch - 639-2781
Create an Emergency Plan:
Meet with household members to discuss how to respond to each disas-
ter that could occur.
Draw a floor plan of your home. Mark two escape routes from each room.
Practise an emergency evacuation drill at least two times a year.
Pick one out-of-the-area-relative and one local friend or relative for fami-
ly members to call or meet at if separated by a disaster.
Post emergency numbers near telephones:
ODPM (Trinidad) - 640-1285/8905/8653/
800-ODPM website: odpm.gov.tt
ODPM (Tobago) - 660-7489/7686
Police - 999
Fire Services - 990
Coast Guard - 634-4440 /4532 /4554
Defence Force - 634-4532
Ambulance Service (EHS) - 624-4343
EMA - 628-8042
T&TEC - 625-1296/1774
TSTT - 6611
Take a basic First Aid course and CPR class.
Make a list of valuables. Keep family records in a waterproof and fire-
Prepare a disaster supply list:
- Plastic sheeting and duct tape
- Canned goods, non-perishable foods and a non-electric can open-
- Drinking water
- Any special dietary food if required
- Identification, cash, valuable papers, insurance policies and pho-
- Battery-operated radio with extra batteries
- Personal hygiene items
- Disposable utensils
- Infant-care items
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- Easy carrying container (bag) for all items.
Prepare a First Aid kit:
Prescription medications, betadine solution, gauze bandages, adhesive
tape, sterile pads, band aids, triangular bandages, safety scissors, non-
prescription medication, sun screen, insect repellent, non-latex gloves,
absorbent compress 5x9 dressing, adhesive bandages (assorted sizes),
antiseptic wipes, antibiotic ointment packets, etc.
Prepare an Emergency Car Kit:
Battery powered radio (with extra batteries), flashlight (with extra bat-
teries), sleeping bags or blankets, first-aid kit and manual, bottled water,
non-perishable high energy foods such as granola bars, raisins and
peanut butter, booster cables, a fire extinguisher, maps, shovel, tyre
repair kit and pump and flares.
Are you ready for anatural disaster?
Source: The T&T Red Cross Society
Natural dsasters can
strike anytime, any-
where. There are simple
steps you can take to
help protect your family
from a natural disaster.
T&T Red Cross Society
A woman who claimed she was sexually
assaulted by her ex-boyfriend has turned
to Crime Watch host Ian Alleyne for jus-
In a tell-all interview, the 24-year-old
woman of Oropune Gardens, Piarco,
claimed police officers were not acting on
her report because of her former boyfriend s
close relationship with a senior police offi-
cer.She said she had recently broken off the
relationship with the boyfriend and had
changed the locks to her home as she feared
for her safety.
The woman, whose identity was con-
cealed, said she was at her apartment on
November 28, when she heard someone
called at her door around 3 am.
Upon checking she realised her former-
boyfriend and his younger brother were at
the door. She said man said he came to
collect his jacket. The woman said she
immediately began calling for assistance
from her roommate, who advised her to
call the police.
She said the man assured her that he
would not harm her and just wanted his
jacket, and that was the reason he brought
his younger brother. The woman said she
opened a window to push the jacket through
when the man pushed his younger brother
through the window. She said froze in fear
and the teenager ran to the door and tried
to open it.
The teen, she said, was unable to open
the door because of a recently installed
dead-bolt. By then, the man climbed
through the window, the woman said.
She said the man snatched her by her
hair and began threatening her. With the
help of his younger brother, she said, she
was thrown her on the ground and held
The woman said the man threw boiling
water on her and sexually assaulted her
with a heated pot spoon. The woman said
she was beaten on her head with the same
spoon and warned not to report the matter
to the police or else she "will disappear."
The woman said she was bleeding from
her injuries and an ambulance took her to
the hospital for treatment.
Alleyne said during his investigation into
the incident he found out that the man
was related to a senior police officer in the
Northern Division. Alleyne contacted Senior
Superintendent Johnny Abraham for urgent
assistance. Alleyne said even though the
woman has identified her attackers no
attempts were made by the police to arrest
Alleyne promised to keep following up
the matter until her attackers are arrest-
No justice for victim
of sexual assault
Alleyne visited the scene of a
homicide where a 41-year-old plumber
Clifton Alleyne John, alias Monkman,
who resided at Christian Drive,
Paradath Street, Enterprise,
Chaguanas, was shot dead by on
November 29, around 7.30 pm.
Alleyne interviewed relatives and
neighbours but no one was able to
shed any light as to the motive for
the killing. His mother told Alleyne
that her son had spoken about
threats to his life but could not
comment further on the matter.
Alleyne is continuing his
investigations and is asking the public
with any information on the identity
or whereabouts of the killer to please
call the Crime Watch hotlines.
MURDER SCENE VISIT
A 15-year-old girl who ran away
from home returned to her family
after her case was highlighted on the
The girl left home on December 3
and her aunt went on the
programme pleading with her to
return home. The woman told
Alleyne this was not the first time
the teenager had left home. Within
one day of the broadcast the
teenager returned home. The child's
mother and aunt thanked Alleyne for
assisting them in finding the teen.
Alleyne said he was also investigating
a case of arson after two men set alight
road-paving equipment at the site of
the Caroni Highway.
A watchman reported to police that
he was held up at gunpoint on
December 2 during the early hours of
He said he was tied up and equipment
belonging to Super Industrial Services
was set alight.
The estimated value of the equipment
which was destroyed had been
estimated at close to $10 million.
The investigation revealed that the
motive is a mafia-style fight over
contracts between contractors. A
vehicle was spotted on camera leaving
the scene and may prove to be a key
link in solving the matter.
A heavily armed member of the Rapid Response
Unit stands guard outside the Port-of Spain
Magistrates courts during the appearance of
Rajaee Ali and five others appeared on charges
of conspiracy to murder Slam Radio DJ
Kevaughn 'Lerbz' Savory. PHOTO: MICHEAL BRUCE
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