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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Wednesday, July 22, 2015
JENSEN LA VENDE
Three men are now dead in two separate acci-
dents that took place on Sunday in East and West
In the most recent death, the mother of the vic-
tim, 32-year-old Gerard Greaves, says she hopes
she gets justice this time around.
Judy Roberts told the media outside the Forensic
Science Centre, St James, on Monday that six years
ago, her eldest son, Wayne, was knocked down
and killed. To date
no one has been held
On Sunday night,
it was a bitter deja
vu for the Diego
Martin mother who
celebrated her 56th
birthday last week.
“I hope something
come out of this one,
the last son died a
few days after I turn
50 and now this one
come and die days
after I turn 56. The
first one get bounce
down not too far from where this one died you
know,” Roberts said.
Roberts’ daughter-in-law Venecia Mitchell, said
Robert’s first child was killed while attempting to
cross the Western Main Road near The Falls, West-
moorings. She said her brother-in-law was a hard
worker who worked at Peake’s Gas Station, Cocorite.
Greaves lived at Upper Richplain, Diego Martin.
“On August 19 it will make it six years since my
other son died. This one he never used to go outside
or nothing. It was work and home,” Roberts said.
In the other accident, Lennox Sookhan and Nigel
Patterson were found dead after their vehicle crashed
in Wallerfield. Police said residents of Block 3, off
the Churchill Roosevelt Highway, heard a screeching
noise around 11.30 pm on Sunday before hearing
a loud crash.
Both men are believed to have died instantly.
Gerard Greaves who died in
an accident on Sunday night.
Surinamese businessman Edward Quincy
Muntslag, who is wanted in the United States for
cocaine trafficking, has failed in yet another
attempt to block his extradition.
Three Court of Appeal judges on Monday dis-
missed his appeal against the decision of Chief
Magistrate Marcia Ayers-Caesar to sign off on his
extradition upon the conclusion of his protracted
extradition proceedings in December last year.
Muntslag challenged the decision in the High
Court earlier this year. However, his lawsuit was
eventually dismissed by Justice Charmaine Pem-
His attorneys attempted to challenge Pemberton’s
ruling on appeal. However, all six grounds raised
by them were rejected by the court.
Delivering an oral ruling, Justices Alice Yorke-
Soo Hon, Rajendra Narine and Prakash Moosai said
that none of the issues raised by Muntslag had any
Their decision now clears the way for
Muntslag to be extradited provided that
he does not choose to appeal the Court
of Appeal’s judgment in the Privy Council.
Muntslag, whose family runs a restaurant
in Suriname’s capital, Paramaribo, was
arrested while shopping at Trincity Mall
shortly after arriving in Trinidad in August
2013. He remains detained at the Maxi-
mum Security Prison, Arouca, after Ayers-
Caesar refused his request for bail pending
the outcome of his legal challenge.
Muntslag is jointly charged with Dino
Bouterse, the 41-year-old son of Suri-
name’s president Desi Bouterse, for con-
spiring to import five kilos of cocaine into
the US and for using a gun during a drug
trafficking crime between 2011 and August
2013. Bouterse was arrested in Panama
shortly after Muntslag was held and has
since been extradited to the US.
He was later slapped with an additional
charge for providing material support to
Lebanese militant and political group
Hezbollah, which the US has designated
a terrorist organisation. The terrorism
charge arose from meetings in Greece and
Panama with undercover US agents, posing
as representatives of the militant organ-
Bouterse is said to have agreed to take
US$2 million to provide Hezbollah oper-
atives with fake identities, weapons,
including surface-to-air missiles, and loca-
tions in his country to establish bases to
attack US and Dutch targets.
Bouterse pleaded guilty to the charges
in August last year. He faces a maximum
sentence of 15 years in prison when he is
sentenced later this year.
The US interest was represented by
attorneys Israel Khan, SC, Jagdeo Singh
and Central Authority head Netram Kow-
lessar. Keith Scotland represented
Surinamese fails again to block US extradition
Woman loses second
son in fatal accident
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