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PH driver Davad Barran was stabbed
80 times before his legs were set afire
according to the findings of an autopsy
conducted by pathologist Dr Hughvon
Des Vignes at the Forensic Science Cen-
tre, on Thursday.
Police suspect the gruesome death may
be a reprisal killing for the murder of
another man earlier this year.
Barran was left for dead in a cocoa estate
in Gran Couva on Monday, where he was
found by employees. He survived long
enough to tell police the identity of the
men who abducted and tortured him.
He died while being treated for his
injuries on the scene.
Homicide investigators said they were
working on the theory that Barran and ex-
convict Garvin Andrews, who was killed
on Sunday, were victims of a reprisal killing.
Police said Barran was believed to have
been a driver for Andrews, who was a sus-
pect in the murder of Hayden "Ludo"
Nero was gunned down in a street near
his home in Couva on February 3.
Andrews was shot multiple times in the
head while he slept at an apartment in
Barran was reported missing by his father
on Monday, even as officers were removing
his body from the cocoa estate.
The investigation into the alleged
abduction and assault on a San Juan man
at the hands of three police officers earlier
this month is expected to be completed
early next week.
Police sources said two of the officers,
a sergeant and a police constable, were
pointed out by the victim, Garrison Augus-
tus, during an identification parade held
on Tuesday evening.
The third, a constable, was also expected
to be put on a similar parade on Tuesday
but investigators were unable complete
Once the last parade is completed lead
investigator Insp Hollis Jacob, of the Santa
Cruz Police Station, is expected to hand
over his file of the incident to head of the
North Eastern Division Senior Supt Rad-
Boxhill will then consult Director of
Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard, SC,
for instructions on what charges could be
laid against the policemen. Police sources
said investigators were already considering
charges of kidnapping, false imprisonment
According to reports, around 5 pm on
March 3, Augustus was at his home on
Hunt Street, San Juan, when he was kid-
napped by the three policemen. Garrison
claims he was taken to a secluded area
where he was badly beaten. He claimed it
stemmed from a dispute with one of the
policemen over his ex-wife.
The incident was first raised in the public
domain when Augustus participated in
several television interviews.
President, founder and CEO
of Flaming Word Ministry,
Bishop Dave Alleyne, is encour-
aging women to reject any cul-
ture, religion, or beliefs that
discriminate, devalue or under-
mine gender equality.
He was speaking at the min-
istry s celebration of Interna-
tional Women s Day Make It
Happen programme, at Praise
City International Empower-
ment Zone and Conference Cen-
The Glocal Woman was the
concept enunciated by Alleyne
at the celebration.
Alleyne encouraged women
in attendance to own their own
businesses, take more active roles
in politics, join the growing trend
of female millionaires and bil-
lionaires, take up roles in cor-
porate and organisational boards,
become top entertainers, come-
dians, musicians, and so on.
The programme was organised
by Leah Radix, head of Praise
City International Save our Sis-
Referring to the Glocal
Woman, Alleyne said she is "one
that is true to her local culture
and nationality yet understands
that she is part of a global village
that is connected by interactive,
interfacing and real-time inter-
He said, "Save our Sisters
continue to empower women
and invest in their growth in the
From left, entrepreneurs Irma Lydia Gale; Geeta Seedoo; Dr David Homer; Bishop Dave Alleyne, head of
the Human and Social Development Committee; Rev Victoria Lorna Alleyne, wife of Alleyne; Pastor
Leah Radix; head of Save our Sisters; and Allyson Christian, entrepreneur, participate in Save our
Sisters International Women's Day celebrations.
Probe into police beating of
San Juan man near completion
PH driver stabbed 80 times
Save our Sisters celebrates
International Women's Day
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