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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Five men and a woman are expected to appear in
court today in connection with last month s $15 mil-
lion jewelry heist at More Money (M&M) Pawn Shop
in East Port-of-Spain.
The suspects, who include a former security guard
last employed at the Henry Street branch, were arrested
between last week Tuesday and this Sunday morning
after investigators recovered a substantial quantity of
the stolen loot during a series of raids on homes in
The suspects face various charges based on their
alleged role in the well-executed robbery, police said.
Those responsible for cutting through the roof and
concrete walls and steel vaults were expected to be
charged with larceny and breaking and entering, while
the others, including the woman, were expected to be
charged with receiving and being in possession of
The suspects have been detained at the Port-of-
Spain CID with lead investigator Cpl Anthony Williams
expected to file the charges last night.
According to reports, employees discovered that the
store had been robbed when they arrived in the morning
to open it last week Monday. It was broken into some-
time on the weekend.
The thieves entered through the roof via holes cut
into the concrete ceiling. Using drills and blow torches,
the burglars gained entry into the stores vaults and
removed gold and other precious metals.
They also made off with the video-surveillance
Six face charges
in pawn shop heist
A group of 13 Trinidadians who were rescued
by Venezuelan authorities on Monday are being
processed in preparation for their return home
Venezuelan ambassador to T&T, Coromoto Godoy,
said yesterday the group were taken from a military
base at Los Teques to Carupano, from where arrange-
ments would be made for their return home.
She said the T&T Embassy in Caracas was dealing
with the matter and members of the group were
in "very good health."
Acting Foreign Affairs Minister Dr Bhoe Tewarie
confirmed that the group was being processed to
The group went adrift after they left a Marabella
inlet last Friday aboard a pirogue, Davi Ann, en
route to Pigeon Point, Tobago. They reportedly ran
out of fuel along the way, stopped at Maracas, and
were said to have continued their journey but did
not arrive in Tobago.
The TT Coast Guard was alerted on Saturday
and did sea searches along with the Air Guard over
On Monday, both the Coast Guard and Tewarie
confirmed the group had been found alive and taken
to a Venezuelan army base.
Tewarie, who has been monitoring the situation
with the TT Embassy in Caracas and Venezuelan
authorities, said the Venezuelan embassy had noted
that of the 13, six had passports on them.
He said the T&T Embassy was expected to be
in communication with the group when they were
taken to Carupano---on the Venezuelan mainland---
for interviewing and processing. This would involve
identifying them as T&T nationals.
He said following that process, arrangements
would be made for them to return home, though
he could not say exactly when that would be.
Stranded 13 likely to
return home today
Applications will be accepted from ten (10) working days prior to the auction date. The
deadline for submission of tenders to the Domestic Market Operations Department of the
Central Bank is 12:00 noon on the auction date.
Central Bank of Trinidad
and Tobago and must accompany each tender. Cheque payments must be submitted no later
than three (3) working days prior to the auction date. Cashiers are open 8:00 a.m. to 12
noon Monday to Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Friday.
Competitive tenders can be submitted for any amount up to the issue size and must state the
price the bidder is willing to pay for each $1,000 of the face value being applied for. Competitive
bids may be rejected if the face value of the entire issue is allocated at higher bid prices or if
made to a bid that is rejected.
bidder agrees to accept the weighted average price of the successful bids determined in the
For competitive tenders, payments must be in the amount of the total cost of the bills; for
non-competitive tenders, payments will be equivalent to the face value being applied for.
The Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago invites tenders
from the public for the following issue:
TREASURY BILL AUCTION
Results of Tender for Treasury Bill number 1450:
www.central-bank.org.tt/content/treasury-bills or call
They, however, left behind floor plans
for the business place and several other
businesses in the Port-of-Spain area.
The store has since agreed to pay
affected customers 90 per cent of the
value of their loan.
At the store s opening for the first
time since the robbery, last Thursday,
armed police officers were called in to
control a crowd of disgruntled customers
who gathered in front demanding to be
Tobago self-governance talks on today
Teams from Tobago and Central Government meet
today in Tobago to begin discussions on Tobago self-
The basis for the discussions will be Tobagonians
demands which were raised at public meetings held
by the Forum of Tobago Political Parties.
At issue is the responsibility of the Tobago Admin-
istration to formulate and implement policy, equality
of status between the islands and a constitutional, leg-
islative and administrative framework reflecting this.
Also suggested are a federal-type system of gover-
nance, definition of the boundaries of each island,
jurisdiction and control over economic resources in
Tobago and freedom for the Tobago Administration to
make laws. Borrowing ability, taxes and removal of
Cabinet "dominance" and override of decisions will
also be discussed.
Tobago s team includes THA Chief Secretary Orville
London, Tobago Platform of Truth leader Hochoy
Charles, Stanford Callender (PNM Council), Allan
Richards (The Secretariat for Tobago s Autonomy) and
adviser Gilbert Peterson, SC
Government is represented by Ministers Ganga Singh,
Lincoln Douglas, Devant Maharaj, Delmon Baker, Tobago
Organisation of the People (TOP) leader Ashworth Jack
and adviser Christo Gift, SC.
The meeting takes place at the Magdalena Grand
Resort, in Lowlands, Tobago, from 10 am. (GA)
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