Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : May 2nd 2015 Contents A14
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Saturday, May 2, 2015
CrimeWatch host Ian Alleyne
this week aired footage of a 13-
year-old student of the Tableland
Secondary School being badly
beaten by three other female stu-
dents in her classroom on Mon-
The incident was recorded on a
cellphone camera and subsequently
posted on the social media network
Alleyne took up the matter and
aired the video to highlight the
seriousness of school violence in
the nation s classrooms.
Speaking with Alleyne on
Thursday during the live show via
telephone, the student s mother,
Simi Wills, said her daughter has
now decided to stay away from
school because the attack had
made her afraid.
Wills claimed that the principal
of the school was unaware of the
fight, which occurred shortly after
Wills said she was told by her
daughter that the fight stemmed
from some writing that was placed
on the wall of a bus shed near the
school. She has since called for an
intervention by the Ministry of
Education to have her daughter
transferred from the school.
Alleyne also helped the owners
of Marshall s Bar in San Fernando
to solve a major problem.
The owners had reported to
Alleyne that one of their employees
was stealing from them and pro-
vided him with CCTV footage of
the individual they believed to have
perpetrated the act.
Alleyne visited the bar and con-
fronted the 26-year-old employee
of Feeder Road, Charlieville,
Chaguanas. He first asked the
employee, who was only recently
hired, if she had stolen from her
employers. When she denied it
Alleyne showed her footage he
had received from her employers
on his laptop.
After seeing the footage the
employee confessed to the act.
Her employers told Alleyne they
had lost approximately $7,000
within only seven days of the
employee s being hired. Alleyne
also interviewed another employee
who said she was upset because
she had initially been blamed for
the theft though it was her co-
worker who had actually stolen
from the register while she was on
After intervening, the Crime-
Watch host was able to convince
the owners to give the employee,
whom they dismissed, a chance
to repay the money rather than
press charges against her. The
owners gave her one week to do
Last week on the show, father
of four Martin Johnson, of East
Dry River, Port-of-Spain, claimed
his wife Psyche Johnson left home
on April 17 and never returned.
Alleyne subsequently investi-
gated the matter and was able to
locate Mrs Johnson, who visited
the set this week.
Alleyne arranged for an inter-
preter provided by Caribbean Sign
Language Centre to be on the show
as well, as he tried to settle the
matter between the two parties.
Mrs Johnson gave her side of the
story and said she wanted nothing
to do with him.
The host got the two parties to
come to an arrangement regarding
their four children.
Alleyne was also able to clean
up footage which he aired showing
a robbery that took place on April
1 at Cost Savers Supermarket, Mc
The footage showed a man
breaking into the supermarket
around 2.30 am. Alleyne is asking
anyone with information to call
Beaten student's mom wants justice
A distressed Carol Bola, of
Barrackpore, also visited the set
this week claiming that a Princes
Town man owes her money for
equipment rentals. She claimed
she has been unable to service her
loans because of the man's failure
to pay her and pleaded with
Alleyne to assist her in getting
Alleyne called on the man to
contact him at 294-4081.
A group of people also visited
the show seeking justice as they
alleged the owner of a business in
Arouca had conned them out of
Alleyne called on the owner of
the business to contact him.
The CrimeWatch host is also
asking Arun Ramnanan, of Boodoo
Trace, Penal, to contact him.
A cross-section of
the 255 police
officers who were
yesterday by the
Police Service for
not utilising their
approved sick leave
for a ten-year
ceremony took place
at the Police
Academy, St James.
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