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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, February 9, 2015
Chutney lovers raise their hands during performances at the annual Chutney Brass 2015 at Guaracara
Park, Pointe-a-Pierre on Saturday night. PHOTO:RISHI RAGOONATH
Former T&T Ambassador to
Brazil Robert Torry passed away
shortly before noon yesterday.
And Prime Minister Kamla Per-
sad-Bissessar says his passing was
"a great loss for the nation."
In a statement issued hours after
his death yesterday Persad-Bissessar
said Torry would be remembered as
a former Ambassador to Brazil. She
said however, he was "a true servant
of the people and had an energy and
dedication that motivated and
inspired us all."
She said he played a critical role
in helping to establishing the excel-
lent relations Brazil and T&T share
The PM said he worked hard to
increase diplomatic and trading rela-
tions between the two countries.
"His passing is a deep and tragic
loss for our politics, his community
and indeed, our country ," she added.
Torry was a founding member of
the COP. Party general secretary
Clyde Weatherhead said although
Torry was ailing he remained active
in the party and was a truly com-
mitted member and dedicated fight-
er.He said Torry previously repre-
sented the party on the Diego Martin
Regional Corporation. Last year,
Torry unsuccessfully endorsed Arts
and Multiculturalism Minister Dr
Lincoln Douglas in the party s lead-
ership elections. He leaves to mourn
his wife, Liz, the other family mem-
Weatherhead said Torry was "a
vigorous contributor to the work of
the COP and a friend and mentor to
those with whom he worked or came
He said the party "fully appreci-
ate s his contribution to party and
Robert Torry dies
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A Sangre Grande man drowned
on Saturday while bathing at the
Police said Rasheen Mohammed
got into difficulty while bathing
around 5.15 pm.
Police say Mohammed never
resurfaced after he went under
His body was seen floating some-
time later. Mohammed is the second
person to have drowned in the area
for the week. On Thursday 19-year-
old Felicia McKenzie drowned at
Salybia beach. McKenzie s body was
fished out of the water by two
tourists after she disappeared in the
water moments after entering.
Since the incidents police in the
area are warning bathers to be
extremely careful while bathing,
especially during he Carnival period
as their is heightened activity along
the beaches in the area.
Grande man drowns in river
Chaguanas police investigat-
ing the death of a 60-year-old
man who was killed while
crossing the Uriah Butler High-
According to police reports
around 1.30 am yesterday
Anthony Gustapha, 60, was
crossing in an easterly direction
when he was struck by a green
The driver of the van stopped
and immediately contacted the
Chaguanas Police Station.
Gustapha was taken to the San
Fernando General Hospital
where he was pronounced dead
The driver of the van was
interviewed by police yesterday.
Up to late yesterday police had
not confirmed Gustapha s
Investigations are continuing.
Police were forced to shoot and kill a pitbull after
they were reportedly attacked by the animal while
attempting to search a house in Arima for drugs,
guns and ammunition.
According to police reports, around 11 pm on Sun-
day the officers went to a house at Kingdom Avenue,
Maturita Arima looking for drugs and arms and
ammunition. On arrival the officers said they saw
three men and the dog in the yard.
When the officers entered the yard one of the two
men incited the dog to attack.
PC Phillip was attacked by the dog and while on
the ground fending off the dog s bites he shot the
animal three times.
The dog, which is listed as a dangerous according
to law, was shot an additional three times by Phillip s
After the sixth shot, the dog died. The three
people, two men and one woman were arrested after
the officers searched the house and found a gun,
ammunition, marijuana and cocaine. The trio are
expected to appear before an Arima magistrate today.
Cops shoot pitbull after attack
Man killed crossing Uriah Butler Highway
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