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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Friday, July 24, 2015
Fourteen people are expected to be
screened for the UNC safe seat of Napari-
ma this week but incumbent MP Nizam
Baksh says he is not worried.
Speaking at a ceremony of the Stone
Park recreation ground at Union Hall,
San Fernando, on Wednesday night,
where lights were installed, Baksh said he
was confident that he would win the seat.
"Apparently I have done very good work
in the constituency and many people are inter-
ested in taking it over. I am not worried," said
Baksh. He said under his tenure the ministry
and T&TEC had illuminated 191 recreation
grounds and parks across T&T. Out of39
grounds in the Penal/Debe region, 30 were
Saying he never discriminates, Baksh
said many of the 191 illumination projects
were done in PNM constituencies. Baksh
said he recognised the importance of
having proper recreational facilities for
the development of families and com-
"Recreation and physical exercise can lead
to healthier lifestyles for everyone. It can foster
closely knit families in cases where the families
decide to do activities together after school or
on weekends. It can create an environment to
build a safer and stronger community," Baksh
He said a study commissioned by the European
Union and carried out by the Centre for Public
Policy at Northumbria University showed par-
ticipation in cultural activities benefited individuals
in a variety of ways.
Baksh said the illumination project at Union
Hall cost $689,745.
Chairman of the Penal/Debe Regional Cor-
poration Premchand Sookoo apologised to res-
idents for the state of the jogging track. He said
by the second week of next month, residents
would have a new track. He also promised to
send a team to fix the dilapidated toilets.
Treasurer of the Union Hall Sports and Cultural
Club Steve Budhan said residents were thankful
for the project. However, he said the grounds,
pavilion and the toilet facilities needed upgrading.
Budhan said the application for floodlights
was made ten years ago.
14 UNC nominees but...
Public Utilities Minister Nizam Baksh at the
ceremony. PHOTO: KRISTIAN DE SILVA
of fighting for
Southern Division Police are urging drivers of
old model Nissan cars to install security devices as
they say theft of those vehicles continues to increase.
According to a senior police officer, several Nissan
Sunny B-12, B-13 and B-15 cars have been stolen over
the past two weeks, especially around Gulf City Mall
and San Fernando. He also warned against parking
vehicles in lonely streets.
He said GPS devices would also help to recover
stolen vehicles, especially as they continued to search
for a white Toyota Hilux that was stolen from a St
Augustine businessman on Tuesday night.
According to reports, Shiva Rogers, 35, was reversing
his pickup, registered TDE 675, onto the Southern
Main Road, Marabella, when he was stopped by two
gunmen. They dragged him out of the pickup, valued
at $265,000 and drove off on it.
Inside the pickup was a laptop computer, camera,
desktop computer, keyboard, mouse, iPhone and
After Rogers reported the robbery to Marabella
CID, PC Mohammed and other officers received
information and went to the home of a known
car thief in Pleasantville. But as they entered,
the man ran out and escaped through the
back. The items, except for the iPhone and
cash, were recovered. The pickup was later
recovered at Oleara Heights, on Wednesday
Police are also investigating the robbery of a
19-year-old student on Tuesday night.
Reports stated that around 11.15 pm, Shane
Charles, was walking along Ria Ramnarine
Circular Drive, Marabella, where he was
held up by two men, one armed with a cut-
lass. He was robbed of a gold chain, valued
$900, and a mobile phone valued $350.
Cpl Seetaram of the Marabella CID is
Cops warns motorists:
Rise in theft of Nissan
old model cars
Police raided several houses in Point Fortin
on Wednesday as they continued the search for
the man responsible for quadruple murders in
the quiet village of Chatham.
Since the shootings of Grace Toussaint, 55,
her husband Peter Baptiste, 59, son Jeremy
Toussaint, 24, and mother Leena Peters, 75, at
their home at Chatham South Trace on July 15,
police said the suspect has gone into hiding.
The suspect, who lives in the community,
was identified in a statement given to police
by Jeremy who witnessed the July 8 murder
of his neighbour, 33-year-old Stephon
However, a senior police officer said
each time they learned of his location, he
continued to elude them.
This has prolonged the panic among res-
idents as police said many were afraid to leave
"People are still frighten inside there. The com-
munity police and Victim and Witness Support
Unit held a meeting with them on Tuesday and
people had expressed that they were very afraid
and they wanted this investigation to be done
quickly. They want to know someone is held," the
officer told the Guardian yesterday.
He said increased police patrols have continued
in the community and police would be present at
the family s funeral on Monday at the Point Fortin
Open Bible Cathedral.
On July 17, Grace s father Patrick Jouba went to
check on the family after several calls to their
phones went unanswered and they had failed to
attend Sinnette s wake the day before. (KF)
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