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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Thursday, March 12, 2015
The Parent Teachers Associa-
tion (PTA) of the San Fernando
TML Primary School scored a
major victory yesterday when
controversial teacher Alfaz Hosein
agreed to a transfer from the
school after parents said they no
longer wanted him there.
Hosein s future as a teacher now
lies in the hands of the Teaching
Service Commission (TSC) which
will sit next Thursday to consider
and determine which school he
will be transferred to and within
what time frame.
Asked if now that Hosein has
been placed in full glare of the
public and is likely to face similar
action when his transfer is con-
firmed what would be done in
those circumstances, his attorney
Subhas Panday said: "We will cross
that bridge when we get to it."
The agreement to a transfer was
reached between Panday and
Anand Misir, who is representing
the PTA, prior to the hearing of
an injunction filed by PTA pres-
ident Wazir Hosein (no relation)
in the San Fernando High Court.
On the basis of this, the injunc-
tion, which also named the TSC,
Ministry of Education and Director
of Public Administration (DPA),
was withdrawn when the matter
came up before Justice Peter
Outside the High Court, Wazir
Hosein said: "We were successful
this morning in having gotten a
consent order where Mr Alfaz
Hosein has given an undertaking
that he will not report for duty at
the San Fernando TML Primary
School until the determination of
application for transfer by the
The PTA president also staid
the ministry, through its counsel,
had given an undertaking that
the teacher will suffer no loss of
income until the TSC had con-
sidered and determined his trans-
"So as it stands, he is not to
report for duty at the TML primary
school and as a result I have with-
drawn the application for the
Hosein expressed gratitude to
Panday, who appeared amicus
Curiae (friend of the court), for
having the matter resolved so
Panday, who had represented
Hosein at the TSC tribunal, in
which all matters against him were
dismissed, said in the interest of
the welfare of the students, he felt
the fight should not be carried on
in a way that would cause the stu-
dents to suffer.
"I also thought of him and con-
sidered if this matter is prolonged
he would have been in the public
eye and subject to more ridicule,"
Both Panday and Misir said they
were quite happy to have found a
way forward to resolve the matter
to everybody s satisfaction.
A security guard attached to Amal-
gamated Security Limited killed him-
self while on duty yesterday at the
home of Shaun Sammy, son of con-
tractor Junior Sammy.
According to police, Shane Semper,
of Enterprise, Chaguanas, had recently
ended a relationship with a woman and
that may have triggered his suicide.
The 30-year-old guard was working
the 6 pm to 6 am shift at Sammy s
Correia Street, Glencoe, home when
he committed the act.
Police said his body was found
around 5.30 am yesterday with a single
wound to the right side of his head and
his issued firearm nearby. Semper was
in the company s vehicle when he was
They said investigations were con-
tinuing but it did not appear Semper
was murdered. (JL)
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T&T recorded its 67th murder yes-
terday following the discovery of
Andre Patrick s body along the Caura
Royal Road, Tacarigua, not to far away
from his home.
According to police reports, at around
8 am a maxi taxi transporting primary
school children stopped after one of
the students alerted the driver the man s
body was lying at the side of the road.
The driver told police he reversed his
vehicle and saw Patrick s hand sticking
out through the rubble of an old house.
He contacted the Tunapuna CID,
who later contacted the Region Two
Homicide Bureau based in Arouca after
it was discovered the body bore marks
of violence and a spent shell was found
Speaking with the media at the scene,
Patrick s sister Anyjah Arthur said he
was a drug addict who had been
accused of stealing fruits from villagers
in the area. She said as recently as Sun-
day her brother had been warned by
police about his alleged thieving ways.
"He have no friends. The only thing
is he would smoke drugs. Some people
say that he stole clothes but just small
thing. Other than that he was not in
"He used to stay to himself. He had
no children or wife or nothing. He just
used to do gardening down the road,"
Arthur said, adding that the last time
she saw her brother alive was on Mon-
Security guard commits suicide
Drug addict found dead
PTA president Wazir Hosein,
who filed the injunction against
Hosein (A) to prevent him from
resuming, said that resolution
meant normalcy would return to
"I want to advise parents that
all our contingency plans, which
were in case or in the unlikely
event that we were
unsuccessful, be withdrawn. We
will be in full educational mode
During a PTA meeting on
Tuesday, there was concensus
that in the event the PTA was
unsuccessful in its bid to prevent
Hosein from resuming duties,
parents would shut down the
school and continue their
He said contingency plans
were also made to have classes
for Standards Four and Five
students at another location.
Parents began their action at
the Farrah Street school last
Friday when Hosein attempted
to resume duties.
Hosein (A) had been
suspended while the TSC probed
allegations he acted
inappropriately with an 11-year
old student some four years ago.
He was subsequently cleared of
A CSI photographer is sheltered by a
colleague during a light drizzle while
photographing the scene where Andre
Patrick was killed along the Caura
Royal Road, Tacarigua, yesterday.
PHOTO: ABRAHAM DIAZ
to take transfer
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