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Calypsonian Peter Miguel who recorded a political
calypso in support of Clifton De Coteau, the United
National Congress (UNC) candidate for
Moruga/Tableland, has been shot dead.
The body of Miguel, 66, of La Lune Road, was
found by police around 9.15 pm Sunday at Edward
Trace, Basse Terre.
Police officers were on patrol when they found
the body, clad in a blue three-quarter pants, white
T-shirt and sandals, lying on the roadside with
a wound to the side of his face.
A District Medical Officer visited the scene
and relatives were brought in to identify the
body before it was removed to the San Fernando
mortuary. An autopsy was expected to be done
yesterday at the Forensic Science Centre, St
After voting around 6 am yesterday, De
Coteau, who wrote the calypso for Miguel,
said he was going to visit the grieving fam-
ily.Miguel s brother, Lawrence, said the
murder appeared to be a set-up. He said
Miguel, a Com-
ronmental Protection and
(CEPEP) contractor was
picked up by a woman in the
black car at around 7.30 pm
and was later seen liming with
the woman in Edward Trace.
"They called him from the
house and we found him dead
up. I don t know if he was
involved with any woman
because I never looked into
that part of it but they said the woman who picked
him up here and took him wherever," Lawrence said.
Although Miguel spent many years in prison and
had been the Carrera Prison s convict calypso champ
at one time, Lawrence said he was never involved in
drugs, cocaine or violence.
"Listen, he is the most loved human being in the
whole of T&T. If you go any part of Trinidad and
you ask for Peter Miguel, he played sticks and he got
involved in everything. They call him Muchacho. He
used to beat drums in any part of Trinidad. He was
good fun, he drank, he limed and he was a fun-loving
individual," he added.
Police are yet to determine a motive for the murder
and said there was no evidence to suggest it was
killed in Moruga
The decomposing body of a 59-year-old man,
missing since Saturday, was found in Plymouth,
The body has been identified as Terry Julien, an
auditor of the Ministry of Tobago Development.
According to reports, the body was found on the
Arnos Vale beach shortly after 1 pm by a diver. Julien
was clad only in bathing trunks.
Police say it bore no marks of violence and it is
believed he may have drowned.
Relatives say Julien was last seen on Saturday and
was considered to be missing. However, no report
was made to the police.
Tobago Homicide Bureau is continuing investiga-
found in Plymouth
Two men were shot dead and another injured on
Sunday night at Mafeking Village, Mayaro.
Police reports are that Shervon Bournville, 27, of
Alexis Street, Mayaro, Michael Edwards,17, and Juda
Ramnarine, 25, both of Mafeking Village, Mayaro,
were gambling at the home of Lennox Moore of
Mafeking Village, Mayaro.
Police said that around 9.20 pm a man armed with
a gun and wearing a mask, stormed into Moore s
home and opened fire on the group. Bournville and
Edwards were killed instantly while Ramnarine was
shot in the left thigh.
Ramnarine was taken to the Sangre Grande District
Hospital where he was treated and discharged.
Investigators from the Eastern Division CID are
Homicide detectives are investigating the cir-
cumstances surrounding the death of a four-year-
old girl who reportedly fell off a Housing Devel-
opment Corporation (HDC) apartment
complex in Valsayn on Sunday night.
Police said around 9 pm, Amaya
Samuel, was with her grandmother at
her first floor apartment at Building C,
Tower One, East Grove, Valsayn.
The grandmother told police the child
followed her outside as she went to have
a conversation with a neighbour.
The woman last saw her granddaughter
when she instructed her to return inside.
The woman reportedly noticed the child
had not heeded the command when she
returned to the apartment after approxi-
mately ten minutes and found it empty.
The woman, who was not identified by
police, alerted neighbours of the child s dis-
appearance and a search was mounted. The
child s lifeless body was found eventually at
the side of an adjoining building.
Samuel, who appeared to have suffered severe
head and internal injuries consistent with a fall
from a substantial height, was pronounced dead
on the scene.
Relatives of the child, who were at the Forensic
Science Centre, St James, to identify her body
and witness an autopsy, refused to speak to media
personnel yesterday as they requested that they be
allowed to "grieve in peace."
Police sources said yesterday they were investigating
the possibility that foul play was responsible for the
child s death, as relatives claimed she was not known
to stray far from her family s apartment without adult
They also noted there were discrepancies with the
location where the child s body was found and the
injuries she sustained as it may be inconsistent with
an accidental fall. However, they said they would
wait until they received a comprehensive post mortem
report before they made any conclusion.
Samuel s death comes less than one week after
one-year-old Salsabila Mohammed was crushed to
death under her father s van at their home in Char-
lieville after being left unsupervised.
falls to death
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