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A Marabella man appeared in court yesterday
charged with the September 1 murder of Anton
Farrow and wounding his friend, Joel Hannibal.
Kie Joseph, 31, of West Bayshore Road, Marabella,
appeared before Magistrate Nanette Forde-John
in the San Fernando court.
Joseph is charged with murdering Farrow on
September 1, 2015, at West Bayshore Road, Mara-
bella, He was also charged that on the same day
at the same place, he shot Hannibal with intent
to cause grievous bodily harm.
The charges were laid by PC Keivon Lewis of
the Homicide Division.
Joseph was represented by attorney Subhas Pan-
day who asked the court for disclosure from the
prosecution on the next occasion.
Joseph will reappear in court on December 21.
Farrow and Hannibal were liming at Bayshore
Avenue on the old Marabella train line when a
Mazda 323 car pulled up alongside them. Shots
Farrow, of Monty Street, Marabella, died at hos-
pital while Hannibal was treated for injuries.
The car used in the shooting belonged to Point
Fortin welder Jason Jade Alexander, whose lifeless
body was found around the same time Farrow was
shot. Police at the time said Alexander was working
his car for private hire. He was shot in the left eye
and his body dumped at James Park, Egypt Village,
Three labour related questions are down for
oral answer during this afternoon's sitting of the
Leader of Opposition Business, Wade Mark,
wants the Minister of Labour and Small Enterprise
Development, Jennifer Baptiste-Primus, to say
what measures are being instituted by the Gov-
ernment to recognise domestic work-
ers as employees within the meaning
of the Industrial Relations Act.
In another question to Baptiste-
Primus, Mark is asking the minister
if she is aware that applications for
the recognition of trade unions at
the Registration, Recognition and
Certification Board can take as long
as three years to be approved.
Mark said he also wanted to know
what steps, if any, she intended to
take to urgently rectify the anom-
aly.In his third question today, Mark
wants the former trade union leader
to tell legislators whether the Gov-
ernment intends to amend the
Industrial Relations Act and a new or revised
Retrenchment and Severance Benefits Act.
This sitting takes place at Tower D, Waterfront
Centre , Wrightson Road, Port-of-Spain. It begins
at 1.30 pm.
Ten households will be assisted by the Tobago
House of Assembly (THA) in repairing their roofs
which were damaged by heavy winds last month.
However, Chief Secretary Orville London is
warning that the THA should not be expected to
take financial responsibility for the damaged caused
to homes in such circumstances.
The assembly said it would provide $219,830
worth of materials to assist with repairs to the
homes, adding that some of the other cases are
still under review.
"We have to make a judgment call as to how
we intervene because we cannot function as an
insurance company," London said at a media brief-
ing, yesterday at the Administrative Complex,
He said some people had voiced concerns about
the THA s response to the damage caused by last
month s inclement weather.
"Disaster relief is how we respond to bring
immediate relief to people suffering from disaster.
Restoration takes time and it cannot be complete
restoration (done exclusively by the THA)," he
London said the needs of affected families and
the resources available determined the level of
relief the assembly can provide. According to the
Chief Secretary, many of the houses that were
damaged were in a poor state of repair
or poorly constructed and were unin-
London said the Tobago Emer-
gency Management Authority
(TEMA) dealt with immediate relief
when homes suffered damage while
the Division of Health and Social
Services (DHSS) ensured affected
residents received food where nec-
"TEMA, along with the Division
of Infrastructure and Public Utilities
(DIPU), and the Division of Health,
then begins the lengthy process of
evaluating the damage and the result-
ing situations of affected residents.
"This is done under the supervision of the Office
of the Chief Administrator, which is responsible
for disaster management. The THA will now look
at a policy on disaster relief, outlining how the
assembly responds to disaster relief and possibly
to limit the amount of assistance "regardless of
the circumstances," he noted.
Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Tobago House of Assembly Chief Secretary, Orville
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