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Peterson Thomas mother believes he was killed
because he was a Muslim who dared to enter the
area controlled by the Rasta City, Laventille gang
Thomas, 37, of Unity Lane, Richplain, Diego Martin,
is the most recent victim in the Muslim versus Rasta
City gang warfare plaguing the east/west corridor.
His mother Merle Thomas said yesterday that while
he was a Muslim, he was not associated with the
According to police reports, around 9.30 pm on
Thursday residents of Amosville, Point Cumana, heard
gunshots and called the police.
When officers arrived on the scene they found
Thomas slumped behind the wheel of his Nissan B-
15 with bullet wounds about the body.
His killing took the murder toll to 158 for the year,
24 less than for the corresponding period last year.
Speaking with the media at the Forensic Science
Centre yesterday, Thomas mother said her only son
was taken from her senselessly.
"Is not like he do anybody anything. It just sense-
less," she lamented.
"I see this as nonsense, this is complete nonsense.
Is a set of little youth doing them things and they
sound ignorant. I think if they get serious with the
hanging, this crime thing will stop."
She added that her only son and last child wanted
to own a security company and even registered the
business. She said her son was "friends with every-
body" and went anywhere.
A father of two, Thomas used to earn his money
by chauffeuring people in his car. His mother said
she believed it was while he was doing a job that he
Leader of Government Business Dr
Roodal Moonilal says the People s Part-
nership (PP) is not afraid of Chaguanas
West MP Jack Warner s threat to release
secret tapes of wrongdoing by Prime Min-
ister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and party
In fact, he thinks Warner is bluffing and
the threat will come to nought.
Questioned about the threat in Parliament
yesterday, Moonilal told reporters the Gov-
ernment was not fearful of Warner, but he
warned Warner to stay away from the PM.
"I never saw him as a threat and that
was before the 14-count indictment,"
During a cottage meeting of his Inde-
pendent Liberal Party (ILP) at Endeavour
Road, Chaguanas, on Thursday night, Warn-
er had promised to expose Persad-Bissessar s
Saying he felt his life was now threatened,
he said he planned to distribute tapes of
the wrongdoing to lawyers for the Movement
for Social Justice (MSJ), People s National
Movement (PNM), ILP and his own attorney,
adding he will make certain revelations
about Persad-Bissessar from next month.
"Everything I have against Kamla, I will
bring it out," Warner told supporters, adding
he was upset that Persad-Bissessar s Gov-
ernment had done all it could to ensure he
was jailed following his court appearance
on Wednesday and that the PM had also
denied he funded the party s election cam-
Yesterday, Moonilal said he felt Warner s
one night in jail on Wednesday would have
"calmed him down and allowed him to
reflect on his own mortality, political and
otherwise, but last night and today he comes
with the same recklessness and mauvais
"That is why we have to, in a way, dis-
count him now," Moonilal said.
He said the PM and the Government was
not afraid of Warner s so-called tapes, as
he was "known historically for having blank
tapes, empty envelopes and files."
But he said Warner should be more con-
cerned about the legal matters being brought
against him and the Fifa executives by the
United States Attorney General Loretta
Lynch and not Persad-Bissessar.
He said Warner had seven questions for
the Government in Parliament yesterday
and "the United States government has 14
questions for him, so he should really con-
centrate on Loretta E Lynch and leave Kamla
Father of two
PP 'not afraid'
Moonilal dares Jack to bring tapes
Warner is now wanted in the US to
answer charges of racketeering,
money laundering and other alleged
offences in connection with his tenure
as a Fifa executive. He is expected to
re-appear in court on July 9.
Moonilal said he did not know "who
in the world today, across the globe is
prepared to believe Mr Warner, Mr
Blatter (re-elected Fifa president) and
Mr Webb (former Concacaf
president) and others. I don't know
who will believe them today."
He said after getting reports of
Warner's statements on Thursday "all
I am prepared to tell Jack is that his
problem is not Kamla, it is Loretta and
he should focus on that."
Warner's claim about Roopnarine's
involvement in some questionable
meeting between Persad-Bissessar
and contractors, he said, was also
ludicrous. Roopnarine also dismissed
Warner's claim, saying such a meeting
never took place.
Moonilal said Warner's statements
at the meeting also reflected "a sad
ending to a public life."
STACY DEFENDS SELF
The Trinidad and Tobago Guardian has printed
its last edition at the iconic Guardian Building
on St Vincent Street, downtown Port-of-Spain.
From today, the Guardian will begin operations
at a new, state-of-the-art newsroom at Chaguanas,
joining its printing press operations there.
It marks one of the most significant changes
undertaken in the history of the 98-year-old news-
paper, the oldest in T&T. The Guardian will retain
a smaller bureau, staffed by editors, reporters and
photographers, at the St Vincent Street building.
The other media services of Guardian Media Lim-
ited (GML), CNC3 and its radio networks, will
Besides editorial, other core operations of GML
including general management, marketing and
finance will also be moving to its new Chaguanas
headquarters. The new address is AMCO Com-
pound, Rodney Road, Endeavour, Chaguanas. The
switchboard contact is 225-4GML, and the fax
number 225 3147-50.
The T&T Guardian will be marking the occasion
with a special supplement next Saturday.
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