Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : December 29th 2014 Contents CASANDRA THOMPSON-FORBES
Relatives of a man held for questioning by Tobago
Division police in connection with the robbery and
murder of THAWE Credit Union courier Sylvert
Edwards have expressed concern about the fact that
he has been held without charge since December 18.
Joy Bruce-Petty told the T&T Guardian her son
Kasey Bruce, the sole breadwinner for the family, has
been in custody for ten days. She said officers her son
was picked up at 5 am on December 18 during a police
search of her home. Since then, she said, they have
not been able to get any information from the police.
"Today is ten days. They wouldn t even give me no
information. Every time I call the station is different
investigating officers," Bruce-Petty said.
She said her son, the father of two girls ages one
and seven years old, has been employed with the Divi-
sion of Infrastructure and Public Utilities Development
Section as a carpenter s assistant for the past 11 years.
Concerns have also been raised by Bruce s attorney,
Martin George, who said the officers acted unlawfully
when they held his client for more than 72 hours.
"The law requires that if you do not have the evidence
you must release the citizen after a reasonable time.
The reasonable time is estimated to be within the
vicinity of 48 hours to 72 hours. Beyond that you are
clearly in breach of the law, so when the police act
in such a manner so that they themselves are breaking
the law, breaching the law with impunity, how can
citizens ever build up any trust or faith in the police?
This is just absolutely unbelievable" George said.
George said a writ will be filed on today and the
family will be seeking damages.
"I had discussions yesterday with very senior exec-
utives in the police service. I was given the assurance
as the attorney for Mr. Bruce that he would either be
charged or released today (Saturday). I understand
that today they are still fishing about. They still have
nothing concrete or tangible upon which to charge
him and they are just really abusing their powers as
"I have spoken with his family and relatives and on
Monday we are going to be filing a writ of habeas
corpus for his release and we will be seeking damages
and compensation for the illegal and unlawful detention
of this citizen"
A police source told the T&T Guardian the laying
of charges was delayed by the Christmas holidays.
However, a file has been sent to Director of Public
Prosecutions Roger Gaspard.
Monday, December 29, 2014 www.guardian.co.tt Guardian
"My hands are
clean," vice president
of the Otaheite Fish-
ing Association Raf-
fick Khan said yes-
terday as fishermen
reported seeing more
oil in the Gulf of
"I was told it still
have oil coming down
this morning. I up in
Power Boats since 7
am. The guys ask me
to call the authorities
and the newspapers,
but the way they put-
ting this story, is like
they trying to blame
me," he said.
told theT&T Guardian
he spotted a big patch
of oil floating in the
sea off Mosquito
towards the man-
claims of sabotage by
fishermen, he asked
to remain anonymous.
An oil spill reported
off Otaheite Bay on
Christmas Day was
described as a hoax by
Khalid Hassanali after
the oil company was
cleared by the Envi-
EMA chairman Dr
Allan Bachan said the
oil did not originate
from Petrotrin, but
tests still have to done
on samples collected.
Khan admitted he
has a few drums with
diesel for his boats in
his yard close to the
beach. However, he
said, his drums do not
leak and he never lets
"Now they saying
is diesel. That is not
diesel.They must talk
He said when the
Petrotrin police took
samples on Christmas
Day they took a con-
tainer of engine oil.
"I sure they must
be give EMA that," he
Faiz Ramjohn, who
said he is a petroleum
consultant doing an
gation into the oil spill,
said he reported the
sighting of more oil to
the Petrotrin police
Tobago credit union murder
Family to seek release of suspect
Kasey Bruce and his daughter Kyesha.
Customers wait in line to purchase fireworks during the Fire One Fireworks one day sale at Macoya.
PHOTO: ABRAHAM DIAZ
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