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Work has begun on the site where
the Greyfriars Church of Scotland
Owner and businessman, Alfred Galy
said rehabilitation work was being done
at the Frederick Street, Port-of-Spain
site in an effort to preserve safety and
In an interview last week, Galy said
he intended to pave the site to keep it
clean and ensure that it was free of
Pressed to say how soon construction
would begin on the new design, Galy
was unsure as he said discussions were
still taking place with the Town and
Country Planning Division and other
Asked how he felt about the delays,
Galy replied: "These things take time
and I have no choice. I am a patient
man. I have to pray and be patient."
Galy is still awaiting final plans from
an architect for the proposed building
at the site.
Two weeks ago, he revealed his inten-
tion to construct a high-rise office and
shopping mall at the location.
Five months after he was ordered to
halt demolition of the historic church,
Galy revealed his plans for the 100,000
square feet of space and the new design
last week, which he said, would seek
to include the remaining facade of the
Questioned how the church s facade
would be included in the new design,
Galy had said: "If it s not salvageable,
we may have to take it down and try
to put it back."
He said this could be done using
technology as pictures could be taken
and the workmen could replicate it.
Last November, the Port-of-Spain
City Corporation issued a stop work
order preventing Galy from demolishing
the building without the proper permit.
The corporation had to seek an injunc-
tion from the High Court to force him
The western facing wall is the lone
remainder of the structure that previ-
ously occupied the site.
During the demolition exercise on
November 30, 2014, workmen bull-
dozed the church hall and the northern
wall of the building.
The eastern, western and southern
walls remained standing but were
exposed to the elements.
Conservationists were also lobbying
for the site to be listed as part of the
Woodford Square Historical District.
Contacted for a comment, officials
of the National Trust said a release
would soon be issued on the matter.
However, they revealed that approx-
imately 25 private and public buildings
would be listed heritage sites, which
forms part of its efforts to preserve
T&T s rich cultural history.
Regarding Greyfriars, officials said it
was a sad occurrence that things had
progressed to that point.
at Greyfriars site
Giraffes Melman, left, and Mandela celebrate their second birthday at the Emperor Valley Zoo, with a
cake---made of carrots, lettuce, bodi, apples and leaves---fed to them by the zoo's biologist Ashara
Gibron, left, and education officer Solange De Silva on Sunday. PHOTO: ABRAHAM DIAZ
It s been a month and
a half since 70-year-old
former Caroni worker
Finbar Daniel went
missing yet none of his
relatives have been able
to find him.
His wife Jannet Daniel,
62, said she was hoping
Daniel, a retired supt of
police, would have con-
tacted her by now but
since his disappearance
on March 28, he has not
Daniel denied a claim
from Finbar s common-
law wife, Fera Vincent,
51, that he was in the
habit of leaving the house
"Every time he leaves
her, I always knows his
whereabouts because he
comes to spend time
with me. Last year, he
left her for 12 days and
went to Mexico with me.
We travelled together and
we had plans of moving
in together to restart our
life together," Daniel said.
She said that Finbar did
not have children with
her or Vincent but had
four children from two
Daniel said since her
husband s disappearance
she has not been able to
"I checked the mor-
tuary, the hospital, pris-
ons, nursing homes. I
visited his children, his
sisters and nobody has
seen him. He was not
sick and if he was going
away he would have told
me. Nobody knows what
I am going through,"
Finbar s son, Hayden,
said he spoke to his father
a few days before he went
missing. He said Finbar
was very close to Daniel.
However, he said Finbar
cared for Vincent s
daughter like his own.
He said within the past
three years Finbar s rela-
tionship with his lawfully
wedded wife grew better.
Hayden said he did not
know what happened to
his father but like Daniel
he believed Finbar s con-
tinued absence was sus-
Vincent in an interview
said she lived with Finbar
for the past 25 years. She
said since the death of
his father, Finbar has
been leaving the house
and going for days with-
out telling her. Police said
they are still searching
No leads in search for missing ex-cop
information on the
can contact the Ste
station at 652-3348
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