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An Arima man was jailed for a year and a
half on Monday after pleading guilty to posses-
sion of an illegal firearm and two rounds of
ammunition which were found by police at his
Junior Perreira, 40, of Maturita Road, Arima,
was arrested on October 8 by officers of the
Northern Division Task Force (East), along with
his companion Vanessa Fran-
Police said they went to
the couple's home around 6
pm and found the loaded
gun. The couple first
appeared before Magistrate
Avason Quinlan on Mon-
day and returned for sen-
tencing on Tuesday.
Quinlan sentenced Per-
reira to 18 months in jail while his female com-
panion will reappear on March 25, 2016, after
being granted $40,000 bail.
In an unrelated incident prisons officer
Shervon Carrera, who has five years serv-
ice, was granted $200,000 bail after he
appeared in court yesterday charged with
being in possession of an illegal firearm.
Carrera, 30, of Arouca Gardens, was
arrested along with 22-year-old mechanic
Shaquille Isaac last Saturday along Broad-
way Road, Arima.
Police said that the pair were in a red
Toyota Corolla heading west near the
Arima Police Station when officers stopped
them. The vehicle was searched and the
gun was allegedly found inside. Both men
appeared before Quinlan yesterday and were
each granted $200,000 bail.
They will reappear in court on November 11.
Head of Fixin T&T Kirk Waithe is calling on the
acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams
to provide an update on several high-profile inves-
Yesterday, Fixin' T&T in a statement said they
would like the Police Service to give a status report
on the probes. In a phone interview yesterday, Waithe
said, "...as much as an update without compromising
the investigation. "We are quickly losing the moral
authority to go into any community and tell the youths
to put down their guns and stop selling drugs. Our
so-called leaders are allegedly involved in questionable
activities and there is no movement from them with
the investigations," he said.
Waithe said the ineffectiveness with which 'white
collar' crime was treated in T&T served to undermine
confidence in our administration of justice
and might well fuel crime at every level.
In response, Assistant Commissioner Carl-
ton Alleyne said, "As a citizen he has a right
to ask a question. He can address the com-
missioner by correspondence."
say that while one can
expect a few mistakes
and some words that
may be out of context, as
people in power they
should look at how they
act. They have a certain
standard to uphold and
they should be very
mindful of doing so.
The public is
I believe there
should be some
for that sort of
ticularly for a
please, set a
I think they
should act in a
better manner, be
more mature about
how they portray them-
selves. Their conduct is
questionable and childish.
Respect and decency
should be the order of the
For MPs and adults, working
in this country's Parliament
and in high office, it's really
disappointing to see and
hear them on our televisions.
It doesn't say much for
them as adults and as lead-
ers. Focus on what you set
out to do---govern the coun-
try, leave that sort of behav-
iour for when they liming.
They setting a seri-
ously bad example
for the youths of
Remember we all
ought to look up to
them. It feels as if
nothing is changing, even
as Government changed.
It is juvenile and embarrass-
ing on an international scale.
With that kind of behaviour,
what are we saying to the
rest of the country and by
extension the world?
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Thursday, October 15, 2015
18 months jail
for Arima man
•Allegations of witness
tampering by former
attorney general Anand
•The July 24 prison
break, where three
• Marijuana being found
at the private residence
of former prime minister
• Jack Warner and
allegations of football
•Cocaine found in juice
cans in the US shipped
• Calder Hart perjury
What is your opinion of MPs' behaviour
in this year's budget debate?
Group asks CoP update
on high-profile probes
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