Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : July 31st 2015 Contents ANNA-LISA PAUL
A Grenadian national
lost his life on Wednes-
day after the tow line of
the vessel he was on
snapped and severed
both his legs.
The dead man has
been identified as Bernard
Haylaig of Carriacou.
Akivfa Justin who was
injured in the accident
remains warded at the St
James Medical Infirmary
after undergoing emer-
gency surgery for head
and abdominal injuries.
Officials of the T&T
Coast Guard received a
distress call at Staubles
around 1.24 am on
Wednesday that two for-
eign vessels had encoun-
tered difficulty approxi-
mately 33 miles north of
Trinidad's north coast.
It was revealed that the
MV Mary G had devel-
oped engine problems
and was being towed by
the Ocean Princess II,
back to Grenada.
However, three miles
south of the Hibiscus
Platform, the tow line
broke, setting the Mary
During the incident,
Haylaig's both legs were
severed while Justin sus-
tained serious head and
Confirming the inci-
dent yesterday, Coast
Guard officials said two
medical officers were able
to stabilise Haylaig and
Justin at the scene before
they were transferred to
Staubles Bay and then to
Both men underwent
emergency surgery but
Haylaig died a short while
Grenadian officials said
their consular office in
T&T was working closely
with local authorities to
conduct a thorough
investigation into the
incident and to provide
assistance to the passen-
gers and crew members
of both vessels.
This is the second time
this week Coast Guard
officials were called into
action to assist a Grena-
dian vessel which got into
On Monday, the cargo
vessel Clarion J left the
Port of Port-of-Spain,
$1 million worth of sup-
While the captain and
crew were aware the boat
was faulty as a leak had
been identified, officials
said the crew believed
they could make it safely
back to Grenada before
any situation arose.
However, after the
pumps onboard began
malfunctioning, the 14
member crew had to be
rescued after the boat
began taking on water
There were no injuries
or fatalities during that
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Its been ten years since the bomb blast
occurred on Frederick Street, Port-of-Spain,
and no one has been arrested.
Yvonne McIvor, 76, of Arima, who lost her left
leg when an explosive device went off in a dustbin
in Port-of-Spain in 2005 said the incident was
just as another murder, just another statistic.
In an interview McIvor said it was upsetting
no one was held accountable.
"Just as the murders I seeing happening today.
Families keep asking where is the redress after
my accident. It was a terrible distressing thing
for me and when I think of child rapists it is a
sense of hopeless that nothing, nothing has
improved," she said.
McIvor said the police continued to say that
crime was down
"It is in your face and it is not something
people want to live with as an everyday occur-
rence. People losing a sense of awareness that
you can just murder.
"It is another statistic to live like that. You
actually living in jail now. You are afraid to open
a door not knowing what to expect. Its so fright-
ful," she added.
McIvor, a cancer survivor for the past 11 years,
said sometimes she got frustrated when she could
not help herself.
"You wouldn't believe wonders he has done.
When you in a situation you realise how God
can give you a peace of mind," she added.
McIvor said she was happy to be alive because
the day after thea bombing was her birthday.
"I was in a coma for ten days and now when
I open my eyes I thank God that is the ten years
of my new life I am happy to celebrate," she said.
McIvor said she no longer took walks because
the prosthetic leg and the motorised wheelchair
were not working.
"I not asking anyone again. I can't use them
pain in my hips because all the weight is on one
side," she said.
Her left breast and lymph nodes were removed
so her left side is weak, she added.
McIvor said she kept being told she had a
cheque available from the Ministry of Health but
it never came through.
She explained: "I applied in 2013 for the wheel-
chair when it stalled but they keep saying it was
approved but nothing happened.
"The budget came and I got nothing. Another
was made in 2014 and it was approved again and
nothing happened. I called but I don't know
what's is happening. It is a runaround,
"The chair was my foot to walk up and down.
All I asked them (government) for is to upkeep
the maid and the wheelchair. I had to buy my
own batteries for the wheelchair. It is $3,000,"
Minister of the Ministry of the People and
Social Development Christine Newallo-Hosein
said she would be following up the complaint.
Attempts to contact Minister Fuad Khan proved
Bomb blast victim after ten years:
Where is my redress
Ten years ago an explosion in a garbage bin
went off on Frederick Street injuring several
There were other explosions in St James and
on Independence Square.
To this day, no one has been held in connection
with these explosions.
after sea mishap
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