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Two men, dressed in bulletproof
vests with the word "police"
emblazoned across the chest
reportedly shot and killed Point
Fortin mother Sadhana Nobbee
on Tuesday night.
Nobbee, 48, a floor attendant at
Low Price Supermarket, Mosquito
Creek, was shot once in the head in
her bedroom at her home at Spring
Street Extension, Warden Road. Her
two daughters---Kia, 15 and Tracy, 19---
who were held hostage in another
room, were spared. Police believe it
was a contract killing and are looking
at a domestic link. A neighbour who
the girls turned to for help after the
incident, said it seemed as though the
assailant came looking for Nobbee s
The neighbour, who did not want
to be identified, said the boyfriend,
who does not live with her, was not
involved in any illegal activities. He
said her male friend supported Nobbee
when her marriage broke up eight
years ago, even assisting in helping
her to build the home she occupied
with her children.
He told the T&T Guardian around
11.45 pm on Tuesday, a vehicle drove
up on the junction near their home
and two men came out of the vehi-
A 17-year-old boy of Barrackpore died yes-
terday when a hill he was excavating at a
sand quarry collapsed on the hood of the
excavator trapping him inside. He died on
By the time workers used their hands and
shovels to remove the mound of dirt and
aggregate from the hood of the excavator to
get to Shivnarine Manbodh he was crushed
The incident happened at Rochard Road
No 2. The truck driver, who was waiting for
his truck to be loaded, received minor injuries.
At the family s home at Ridge Road, Bar-
rackpore, his mother Zeeta and his siblings---
Rangie, Nary and Hema---were inconsolable.
His mother said she was coming home from
the eye clinic at the San Fernando General
Hospital, excited to tell her son, who was
better known as Navin, she had seen a stove
and a refrigerator at Courts and they would
purchase these items over this weekend.
"My birthday is on March 2 and he promised
to buy me a fridge and a stove. I told him
okay we would put up together and buy it.
"But when I was at the hospital someone
called me on my phone and tell me to come
home quick. I said okay. I got another call
and someone told me that my son was dead,"
Knowing that her son was working there
and based on the calls she received, she kicked
off her shoes and ran to the quarry where she
saw her son lying on the sand, dead.
A report said Shivnarine, who was employed
with a contractor, was operating the machine,
removing sand from the hill and filling trucks.
The contractor was said to be assisting the
police with their investigations up to late yes-
terday evening. Supt Yusuf Gaffar and Cpl
Beharry of the Barrackpore police are con-
Limited state security, which former
attorney general Anand Ramlogan and
national security minister Gary Griffith
are currently receiving, is a temporary
measure, National Security Minister Carl
Alfonso said yesterday.
The Prime Minister sought Ramlogan s
resignation and received it following Police
Complaints Authority director David West s
witness-tampering allegations against him.
This is now under probe. She removed
Ramlogan from the Cabinet on February 2
as well as Griffith from the national security
post. That, after it was revealed Griffith
had done a statement for the police on the
issue concerning West s allegations.
Yesterday the T&T Guardian confirmed
Ramlogan, after demitting office, had the
protection of two State security officials
and Griffith also has limited security.
It was learnt such protection was afforded
to certain senior government officials for a
limited period after they demitted office,
usually due to particular circumstances
which may require continued security.
That has obtained with other state offi-
cials, including former prime ministers and
Contacted, Alfonso confirmed both former
ministers still had limited state security as
a "very temporary measure." He said the
situation was "being addressed" further.
Ramlogan s security was expected to have
been only for a month after he demitted
office. Other state security officials explained
security was provided on the threat assess-
ment by security services on the particular
office holder. They noted Ramlogan had
piloted most of the PP administration s anti-
crime legislations, including the anti-gang
bill, finger-printing and bail bills and others
and that lands belonging to the Jamaat al
Muslimeen had been sold off under Ram-
logan s tenure as AG.
Former attorney general Ramesh Lawrence
Maharaj said state security from Special
Branch had been extended to him after he
He explained: "In my case it had to do
with the Dole Chadee case and death threats
against me at the time."
Griffith yesterday declined to confirm if
he had limited security protection. He said
he did not speak about his security situa-
JENSEN LA VENDE
The owners of M&M Pawn Shop, which was
robbed of over $15 million in cash and jewelry over
the weekend, will meet with customers today to
discuss full compensation.
On Monday angry customers demanded full com-
pensation after a sign was posted on the store s Henry
Street window indicating customers will receive 50
per cent of the value of their pawned jewelry.
An employee said yesterday the owners were going
over documents to ensure today s meeting with the
customers went smoothly. Police were also on standby
in the event angry customers came demanding their
monies. The officers said they had been there since
Tuesday so customers "will behave when they see
the police" and also would be there today. The cus-
tomers are to be assessed and when they were con-
firmed to be legitimate they would be paid with a
cheque, it was stated. In the M&M Pawn Shop heist,
the bandits entered the vault of the shop by cutting
out slabs of concrete from the roof after breaking
into an empty office above the store.
Using a drill to access the vault room, blow torches
and other tools, the thieves cut the safes and cleaned
out gold and other precious metals. The bandits were
so skilled that during the robbery they also cut open
a huge safe which protected the video surveillance
equipment and also stole that.
Police say the matter is still being investigated and
have not linked the robbery to other highly sophis-
ticated robberies in the country including the robbery
of a Sentinel Security van two years ago.
The number drawn yesterday on
Crime Watch was 142032.
If the number on the bunny at the
back of your yesterday s T&T Guardian
was 142032, you have won $7,500.
You have until 3 pm today to come
to the T&T Guardian office, 22-24 St
Vincent Street, Port-of-Spain, with
the newspaper containing the winning
number and photo identification.
17, crushed to
death at quarry
Alfonso: Security for Gary, Anand just temporary
Easter Bunny promotion prize at $7,500
Mother shot in her bedroom
The excavator in which Shivnarine Manbodh
was killed in an accident in Barrackpore, yes-
terday. PHOTO: TONY HOWELL
Robbed pawn shop to
meet with customers
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