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It is arrant nonsense to claim discrimination
and racial profiling over the recent deportation
of African nationals, since Guyanese nationals
top the list of deportees from T&T and only a
total of 70 Africans have been deported during
the People s Partnership s term, says Attorney
General Anand Ramlogan.
Speaking in the Senate yesterday, Ramlogan
lashed out at critics as he used Immigration Division
statistics which placed African deportees seventh
down the ladder among those from other countries
who have been deported from T&T.
Immigration figures show most deportees were
Ramlogan, speaking on legislation to monitor
precursor chemicals which could be used to make
illicit drugs, noted the African continent had a
large heroin and cocaine-trade problem.
He said in the face of rapidly emerging global
terrorist threats by Al Qaeda and Isis put intended
chemical weapons legislation into sharp focus.
He added: "Recently, we were faced with the
issue of illegal immigrants, some of whom have
alleged criminal and terrorist links in other parts
of the world.
"The Immigration Division and the Ministry of
National Security have stepped up their efforts
over the last few years to prevent the influx of
illegal immigrants and to repatriate those who are
found to be residing in T&T illegally."
He said one must be careful when "we receive
reports from security agencies not to heap scorn
Ramlogan said people called on the police to
do their duty to enforce the law and when they
did take action, the same people criticised and
condemned them for doing so.
He added: "The latest trend is racial profiling
and religious profiling. I don t know what we
expect the police to do or how we expect the
police to do their duty.
"It s high time we stop this hypocritical behav-
iour in T&T and allow law enforcement to do their
"The latest outcry (is) on deportation of our
brothers and sisters from the African continent...
but it s arrant nonsense to claim discrimination
"From 2010 to now, the number one country
concerning deportees from T&T is not the African
continent, or India, it s Guyana."
Saying Guyanese were the single largest number
of people deported from 2010 to now, he said that
figure was 41.8 per cent of deportees. This was
followed by Jamaica with 18.5 per cent, the Domini-
can Republic/Cuba and Caricom states, Asia, Cen-
tral and South America.
Ramlogan added that illegal immigrants from
the African continent were "way down the list,
at seventh place."
He added: "Since 2010 when this Government
entered office, the total number of African immi-
grants deported from T&T is 70 people---70 in
almost five years.
Guyanese top list
Less than a week after she was reported
missing by relatives, 83-year-old pensioner
Stephanie Millington was found yesterday
buried in a shallow grave behind her Mor-
While Crime Scene investigators were
excavating the site at Geranium Avenue,
Coconut Drive, Morvant, up to late yesterday,
homicide detectives were interrogating two
of Millington s relatives---a man and a
woman---who have been identified as sus-
pects in her murder.
According to police reports, last Wednes-
day evening the suspects went to the Mor-
vant Police Station to report Millington
missing. They reportedly told police she
had left home earlier that morning to go to
Port-of-Spain to pay bills.
They claimed that Millington normally
would take a couple hours to complete
her monthly errands and they became wor-
ried when she did not return home
As police began their investigation,
Millington s other relatives appeared on
CNC3 s Crime Watch programme last week
to make a public appeal for information on
Millington s disappearance and for host Ian
Alleyne to assist them in finding her.
Police from the North Eastern Division
Task Force (NEDTF), led by Insp Roger
Alexander and Sgt Sunil Bharath, intensified
their investigation over the weekend after
they realised there were inconsistencies in
the relatives account of how Millington
disappeared and the information they
received from neighbours and informants.
Police said when they returned to the
house around midday yesterday, they met
the suspects, who are both in their 30s.
Police detained the couple after they
noticed a strong scent of disinfectant
throughout the house and found a freshly
tilled heap of soil in the backyard. When
police agitated the heap of soil they dis-
covered the pensioner s body.
The couple were then detained and
remained in police custody up to last night.
Investigators believe Millington s murder
may have been triggered by a dispute with
the suspects over her property.
The police also believe she was killed
within the past two days as her body was
in a primary state of decomposition and
did not emit a strong enough scent which
would have normally attracted neighbours
Police said they would wait on the results
of an autopsy, which is scheduled for this
morning at the Forensic Science Centre, St
James, to determine the cause of Millington s
Investigations are continuing.
buried in yard
Conflicting stories help cops' probe
Pupils of Cedar Grove Private School sing Drummer Boy during their Christmas concert at the South Academy for Performing Arts
last evening. PHOTO: RISHI RAGOONATH
There was an error in the name of this week's
Trini to the Bone (Monday, Page 12). She's Danielle
Delon. Our apologies to Ms Delon.
Terry-Ann George, who was the subject of
Monday's lead feature story (Page B1), in fact got
her degree at St Andrew's University in Michigan.
Our apologies for the error in the photo caption.
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