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JENSEN LA VENDE
Justin Abraham, the son of Central Division head
Senior Superintendent Johnny Abraham, was grant-
ed $350,000 bail yesterday when he appeared in
court charged with three offences stemming from
an altercation at a bar in Tunapuna two Saturdays
Abraham, 30, of Todds Road, Caparo, who was
last attached to the Northern Division headed by his
cousin Senior Supt David Abraham and has six years
service, appeared before Senior Magistrate Gillian
David-Scotland charged with assault, demanding
money by menace and misbehaviour in public office.
He was charged on Sunday after being identified
during an identification parade the night before. Ser-
geant Byron Daniel, of the Professional Standards
Bureau, laid the charges.
Police claimed the charges stemmed from a fracas
at a bar in Tunapuna on May 30 where the victim
was followed to his home in Arouca, assaulted and
several shots fired in the air. The man reported the
matter to the Tunapuna Police Station and Sgt Parks
began investigating the matter.
Speaking with the media after yesterday s court
hearing, Senior Superintendent Abraham, who along
The Strategic Services Agency
(SSA) was expected to buy new
equipment in 2014 to improve the
confidentiality of information devel-
oped, gathered and analysed by it
for intelligence purposes.
This is according to the 2013 report
of the director of the SSA, which was
laid in the Senate yesterday.
According to the report, the Focus
Data Enhancement project was
undertaken to upgrade the intercep-
tion of communications capability.
It was expected to cost US$521,440.
The report stated that project "was
necessary to support effectively the
SSA function as outlined in the Inter-
ception of Communication Act
It said the Theseus Coverage proj-
ect upgraded the interception of com-
munications capability to fulfill the
SSA s responsibilities under the Act.
That project, the report added,
cost US $900,000 and addressed
the gaps in the Theseus project, align-
ing the SSA s capability with network
enhancements implemented by the
The report also said the Network
Security Enhancement Project was
being undertaken at a cost of
TT$390,216.00 and was being done
with a view to improve the confi-
dentiality of information developed,
gathered and analysed by the agency
for intelligence purposes.
The director in his report said
administrative and operational chal-
lenges which began in 2011 when
personnel from the SIA and the intel-
ligence component of the Special
Anti-Crime Unit of Trinidad and
Tobago (SAUTT) were integrated into
the SSA continued into 2013.
He said: "Despite these internal
challenges, the SSA delivered on its
mandate and met the growing needs
of its major stakeholders."
The report further stated that dur-
ing the period of reporting "the SSA
also provided an unprecedented level
of technical expertise to various part-
ner agencies nationally."
Agencies which benefitted, the
report said, included the National
Drug Council (NDC), the National
Operations Centre (NOC), the Crim-
inal Gangs Intelligence Unit (CGIU),
the Police Service, the National Secu-
rity Training Academy, the Ministry
of National Security and the Regional
Security Co-ordination Centre
(RSCC) at the Office of the Prime
The report said the SSA also con-
tinued to assist the Police and Prisons
Services in cyber investigations.
According to the document, the
SSA also provided much needed
intelligence to support ongoing crim-
inal investigations. It did not elab-
SSA delivered on
WE BEAT HONOREE
In court on three charges...
$350,000 bail for
son of senior cop
Owner of El Pecos Restaurant
Richard Camacho yesterday
extended his condolences to rela-
tives and close friends of John Soo
Ping Chow, one of the victims of
the explosion at the outlet at Royal
Palm Hotel, Maraval, on last Feb-
Soo Ping Chow, who sustained
25 per cent burns about his body,
died from the injuries on Friday
morning in Florida. He had been
warded at the Jackson Memorial
In an interview yesterday, Cama-
cho said it was a sad moment for
"I have been lending support to
all victims, especially John and his
family, since the incident occurred
and now that he has passed on I
am continuing with my support to
his family," Camacho said.
He added that he was assisting
in getting the paper work organised
to have Soo Ping Chow s body flown
home as soon as possible.
"This is not a simple procedure.
Hopefully later on this week I can
give more details on the arrange-
ments and other things in detail,"
Soo Ping Chow was one of 11
victims who were injured in the
explosion which also destroyed five
The incident occurred at about
10.45 am when workers at a gas
company were filling the LPG tanks
belonging to El Pecos.
Fire victim's body
to be brought home
with at least 12 police officers that came to give their
support, said he had faith in the justice system to
exonerate his son.
He added that the charges was aimed at him as
there were "people" who wanted to bring him down
through any means.
The senior Abraham said he would not allow that
to daunt him adding: "What God has for me nobody
could take it."
The younger Abraham will reappear in court on
July 6. He was represented by attorney Taradath
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