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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Monday, March 31, 2015
Eagerly expecting the birth of his first
baby, footballer Anderson Cornwall had
started preparing a baby room. However,
those plans were cut short when robbers
shot him dead in Debe early yesterday.
Residents of Church Street, Penal, where
Cornwall lived, sat on the roadside crying
when the T&T Guardian visited the area
June De Bourg, a neighbour, said Cornwall,
21, had been the star striker for the Shiva
Boys College football team a few years back.
He was employed as a construction worker
where the new Shiva Boys College is being
De Bourg said whenever Cornwall had
free time he would either be training or
building the baby room.
On Saturday night he decided to go liming
with friends at the Boardroom nightclub
along the SS Erin Road, Debe. Police said
while standing outside the club, Cornwall
was approached by two men.
Witnesses said Cornwall tried to run but
one of the men opened fire, hitting him in
his head. Surveillance cameras showed the
gunman, dressed in white, tucking away
the gun after the killing. The men then
snatched Cornwall s chain and escaped in
a white Nissan Tiida.
Neighbour Corin Morales said Cornwall
was lovingly called Chubby in the commu-
nity as he was always kicking around a
Chubby softdrink bottle as a child.
"Anderson was our pride and joy because
he was our football star. Everything he did
was to make his family and friends happy,"
De Bourg wept.
She then escorted the T&T Guardian to
a wooden house, painted in blue, which
Cornwall built himself for his common-law
wife Vivan Goordeen, who is four months
Lying on a bed with tears streaming down
her face, Goordeen said, "We were waiting
for our baby. We did not know if the baby
will call him Kyron and if its a girl she will
She said Cornwall had no enemies and
the gold chain he was wearing was made
in a jewelry store where she once worked.
"He took a set of break gold and made
that chain. It cost $2,000," Goordeen said.
She added that a few months ago some-
one tried to snatch the chain, but Cornwall
still insisted on wearing it. His mother,
Ursular Saran, said she also cautioned Corn-
wall about wearing the chain, as it could
"I talk to my son yesterday and when
they called me at 3 am and say Chubby
dead, I thought it was a Dam Fool Day (April
1) joke," Saran cried.
The family is now seeking assistance with
funeral arrangements. An autopsy is sched-
uled for Monday. Anyone wanting to assist
the family can contact 358-3193.
Days after receiving death threats,
roadside vendor Godwin "Bake"
Goolie was gunned down as he rest-
ed on a ramp close to his Guapo
home on Saturday night.
Details of the death threat were
not made public by his family yes-
terday, but police said they had infor-
mation that he had a dispute with
a man over money.
Witnesses told police that around
10 pm, Goolie, 47, of Augustus
Joseph Trace, was lying on the ramp
in a garage at Shaggy s Carwash,
waiting for his wife Diane to meet
him, when a man walked up from
behind and opened fire. He was hit
in the back and behind his head.
At his home yesterday, Diane said
she did not know the motive behind
the killing. She said Goolie worked
as a vendor selling water, soft drinks
"He was hard working but he used
to lime by the carwash where they
played Play Whe. The mark would
buss three times for the day so on
some days he would spend the day
there," Diane said.
She said Goolie lived to make his
children happy. The couple, who
were married for 15 years, had four
children- Kimmesha, 29, Jamal, 26,
Kestwin, 19, and Kimberly, 15.
Police said they have no witnesses
to the shooting. A call was made to
the E-999 Command Centre saying
a lone gunman had killed Goolie.
Anyone with information on the
killing can contact Crime Stoppers
at 800-TIPS. Officers of the South-
ern Division Homicide Bureau are
Police are also probing the murder
of Marlon Lezama, 32, at Four Roads,
Diego Martin, on Saturday night.
Apple Bloosom Avenue residents
told police they heard gunshots Sat-
urday night, but only found Lezama s
body yesterday morning.
Police said Lezama had an argu-
ment with a suspect known to them
hours before his killing.
Hailed as the largest and most complex infra-
structural development ever undertaken in T&T s
history, the eagerly awaited opening of the con-
troversial Point Fortin Highway is on track for
mid next year.
However, while members of the public will have
to wait a bit longer to enjoy the road network in
its entirety, Works and Infrastructure Minister Dr
Suruj Rambachan yesterday said that significant
sections will be opened by the end of next month.
Speaking with reporters during the formal open-
ing of Bridge B2/10 along the Toco Main Road
yesterday, Rambachan provided a status update
on the project as he said, "Overall, the entire project
is just about 50 per cent completed."
He said by the end of April the section from St
Mary s to Grant s Trace will be opened to vehicular
Rambachan said the section of the highway
from St Mary s to Mon Desir was ready to be
opened, if not for two bridges that have not yet
He assured that the Debe Interchange was also
"well on its way."
The number drawn Friday
(March 27, 2015) on Crime Watch
was 191289. If the number on the
bunny at the back of your Friday
T&T Guardian was 191289 you
have won $7,000 cash.
You have until 3 pm tomorrow
(March 31) to come to the T&T
Guardian s office, 22-24 St Vincent
Street, Port-of-Spain, with the
newspaper containing the winning
number, and photo identification.
Remember to keep your Satur-
day, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday
newspapers and tune in to Crime
Watch tomorrow on CNC3 from
6 pm for the draw. If the number
matches the bunny of the back of
any of those T&T Guardian news-
papers, you have won Tuesday s
Anderson Cornwall who was
murdered in Debe yesterday.
The project involves the design and
construction of a new highway from Golconda to
the Dunlop Roundabout in Point Fortin.
The highway comprises 47 kilometres of four-
lane dual carriageway and 2.5 kilometres of two-
It will connect the city of San Fernando and
the southern towns of Debe, Penal, Siparia,
Fyzabad, La Brea and Point Fortin.
Environmental activist and leader of the
Highway Re-Route Movement (HRM), Dr Wayne
Kublalsingh, embarked on a second hunger strike
last September to indicate his disagreement
with the decision to construct the Debe to Mon
Desir segment of the highway. (See page A12)
of Point highway
Vendor slain at carwash
days after threat
Easter Bunny jackpot at $7,000
ABOUT POINT HIGHWAY
Vivan Goordeen, wife of murder victim Anderson Cornwall, openly cries while lying on her
bed yesterday. Goordeen is four months pregnant. PHOTO KRISTIAN DE SILVA
Hours after warning from mom...
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