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Two men from south
Trinidad were denied bail when
they appeared in court yester-
day in connection with a $10
million drug bust last week off
the coast in Erin.
Rishi Gopee, 34, of Tabaquite,
and 59-year-old Sheldon St
Clair, of Moruga, appeared before
Senior Magistrate Gail Gonzales
in the Port-of-Spain Magistrates
Court charged with trafficking
in marijuana and cocaine.
After the charges were read
their lawyer, Criston J Williams,
attempted to apply for bail.
However, his request was dis-
missed by Gonzales, who was
concerned over the quantity of
drugs seized and the fact they
were arrested on a boat.
She suggested that Williams
make his application when his
clients reappeared in the Siparia
Magistrates Court on Friday.
Gopee and St Clair were
arrested last Thursday when
Coast Guard officers intercepted
a pirogue one mile off the coast
at Palmiste Park, Erin.
They allegedly found 100
packages of high-grade mari-
juana and two containing
The marijuana, which weighed
57.4 kilos, has a street value of
$5.7 million, while the 3.1 kilos
in cocaine was valued at
The haul was brought to court
in three black bags, which were
transported by two police officers
on a trolley.
After Gonzales made a note
of the contents of the bags, they
were returned downstairs and
placed in two vehicles.
The pirogue, on which they
were arrested, has been seized
by detectives of the Criminal
Gang and Intelligence Unit
(CGIU) and is expected to form
part of the evidence in the duo s
The defamation lawsuit filed by Works and
Infrastructure Minister Suruj Rambachan against
his former Cabinet colleague Jack Warner is now
set for trial after both parties failed to arrive at
Justice James Aboud set the dates for the trial
yesterday after lawyers representing the two politi-
cians informed him that they failed to come to an
agreement during mediation talks which began
The trial will take placed before Aboud in the
Port-of-Spain High Court on October 13 and 14.
Warner s lawyer Keith Scotland yesterday indi-
cated his client planned to call four witnesses in
his defence, including Independent Liberal Party
(ILP) member and retired international football
referee Ramesh Ramdan.
Rambachan will serve as the sole witness in sup-
port of his lawsuit. Warner and Rambachan were
present for yesterday s hearing.
Rambachan filed the case two years ago as he
claimed Warner made defamatory comments
against him while speaking at an ILP political
meeting in New Settlement, Caroni, on July 23,
Rambachan s lawyers are claiming the statements
might have an impact on their client s future elec-
The parties are expected to return before Aboud
on July 27 for a pre-trial review. DA
El Pecos employee John Soo
Ping Chow underwent a three-
and-a-half -hour operation at
the Port-of-Spain General Hos-
pital yesterday for severe burns
he received during a fire at the
El Pecos restaurant, Maraval,
Chief executive officer of the
North West Regional Health
Authority (NWRHA) Judith
Baliram said two other victims
were at the High Dependency
She added all three seemed
to be in good spirits.
The restaurant, on the ground
floor of the Royal Palm Plaza,
was destroyed along with Burger
King and Hurry Curry.
Owner of the El Pecos restau-
rant, Richard Camacho, said
yesterday Soo Ping Chow s
operation was mainly to have
skin grafted as he also received
burns to his back and legs.
At the time of the explosion
Camacho said he was in the
office with his (Camacho s) sister
discussing plans for the busi-
He said his hands were also
badly burnt as he attempted to
shield himself from the blaze.
"Before they did the operation
they had to stabilise him. He
was having problems breathing
because I believe his lungs were
scorched. So he is not totally
out of the woods as yet," Cama-
Asked what was the cause of
the explosion he said the inves-
tigation was still ongoing but
added that "something drasti-
cally went wrong."
He added: "We still have peo-
ple from the Fire Services,
T&TEC and even from the Min-
istry of Energy coming back.
There are certain things they
don t want us to remove. There
are rumours going around but
I really don t want to get into
that at this stage.
"It may be next week that
investigation may be wrapped
On whether he had plans to
restart the Maraval outlet of El
Pecos Camacho said that was
not his priority.
"I still have a female employee
with burns to her hands and
back at hospital. She is coming
along but she is not as critical
as the loader of the truck whom
I also know very well because
he comes on a regular basis.
"The employees who have
been discharged are now going
through the process of realising
what is happening to them.
Many of them got cuts from the
debris," Camacho added.
He said from the damage
done it was "amazing" there
were no causalities.
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Sheldon St Clair
President of Goodwill
Sinanan, receives the
Mitsubishi Fuso Rosa
30-seater bus from
Diamond Motors sales
manager Aldrin Roget
during a handing-over
ceremony at the
$500,000 bus was
donated by the
Children's Ark which
raised the funds from
acquiring a waiver on
the relevant taxes and
duties on the bus.
No bail for two on
$10m drug charges
Lengthy operation for El Pecos fire victim
Suruj-Jack suit set
for trial in October
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