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An early morning accident in Wallerfield
yesterday left a pedestrian dead and two
drivers warded in hospital.
According to police reports, the accident
occurred around 1.15 am along the Churchill
Roosevelt Highway near the intersection with
Amazon Road in Wallerfield.
Police said a gold Toyota Hilux which was in the
west bound lane rear-ended a vehicle, causing the
driver to lose control. As the pick-up truck drove
away, the other vehicle spun several times and col-
lided with two other vehicles in the lane before
sliding into a ditch at the side of the road.
Police and fire officers arrived on the scene
shortly after and removed the drivers, Junior
Mahabir, Mikel Maynard and Devon Issac, from
the wreckages of their cars and handed them
over to emergency health services personnel.
The injured men were taken to the Eric
Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mt
Maynard was listed in a stable condition
up to late yesterday, while Issac, who
sustained the most serious injuries,
remained warded in the Intensive Care Unit
(ICU) in a critical condition. Mahabir was
treated and discharged yesterday afternoon.
While removing the wreckage of the damaged
vehicles, however, police found the body of Richard
Duncan. He was not a passenger in any of the
vehicles involved in the four-vehicle smash-up
and police believe he was struck while standing at
the side of the road waiting for transportation.
Duncan was pronounced dead on the scene by a
District Medical Officer (DMO).
Police were searching for the driver of the pick-
up truck for fleeing the scene of the accident and
failing to render assistance up to late yesterday.
Investigations are continuing.
Former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner has
defended his newspaper s claims over a purported
letter from United States (US) Democratic pres-
idential candidate Bernard "Bernie" Sanders,
allegedly calling for a US corruption investigation
into former prime minister and current Oppo-
sition leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar.
Speaking with reporters outside the Hall of
Justice, Port-of-Spain, on Friday, Warner ques-
tioned claims from Sanders deputy commu-
nications director Josh Miller-Lewis that the
controversial letter, published by Warner s
weekly Sunshine Newspapers last week, was
Calling for evidence from Miller-Lewis,
who was quoted in a daily newspaper deny-
ing the claim, a defiant Warner said: "Where is
the text? Where is the email? Where is the letter?
I mean you can t show one, in this day of tech-
nology. If you can t show one of those things, give
me a break nah guys."
In an email response to CNC 3 last week, Sanders
spokesperson Michael Briggs also claimed that the
letter was a fake.
"We don t think this letter is from Sen Sanders,"
Briggs said as he noted that the spacing in the
alleged letter was off and that it was not dated.
Briggs also claimed that no one in Sanders office
remembered sending it.
The undated letter, which was the subject of the
paper s article, was allegedly sent by Sanders, the
current US Senator for Vermont, to the US Depart-
ment of Justice (DOJ) seeking an investigation into
The letter quoted an eight-month long inves-
tigation by journalists from the New York Times,
which allegedly embroiled Persad-Bissessar in the
current FIFA corruption scandal through former
Concacaf president Jeff Webb.
Both Webb and Warner are among a group of
former FIFA executive who have been indicted in
the US on fraud and money laundering charges
related to their work in football s world governing
body. On November 23, Webb pleaded guilty to
racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering and
agreed to forfeit more than US$6.7 million. Warner
is currently contesting his extradition to the US to
Persad-Bissessar has denied any wrongdoing
and has indicted her intention to sue Warner and
the newspaper for defamation.
Asked to comment on claims from US Attor-
ney General Loretta Lynch, who last week also
revealed that Warner s sons Darryl and Daryan
were indicted as part of the US investigation into
FIFA and have since pleaded guilty to the charges,
"I would not want to comment on that at this
time. As foolish and ridiculous at it may sound,
I would not want to comment on that," Warner
"Let them (the US) take over FIFA and let them
run the World Cup in Russia and in Qatar."
A memorial service will be held tomorrow for
former British attorney Richard Wheeler and his
wife Grace, who were brutally murdered during
a robbery at their home in Tobago two months
The service at the All Saints Anglican Church,
Marli Street, Port-of-Spain, is scheduled to start
at 10 am.
Wheeler, 73, and his 67-year-old wife were found
murdered at their Riseland Gardens, Carnbee home
on October 20. The couple, who had been repeatedly
chopped, died of blunt force trauma to their heads.
Their house had been ransacked, with jewellery,
cash and credit cards being stolen.
Two days later, Andre Romeo, 29, of Mt Pleasant,
Tobago and 23-year-old St Vincent national Naajip
Hills were arrested and charged with their murders.
The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions
(DPP) has already indicated that it is ready to com-
mence the preliminary inquiry into the elder couple s
During a hearing before Magistrate Cheryl Ann-
Antoine on November 24, lead investigator into
the Wheelers murders, acting Insp Rodhill Kirk,
complained that he had received threats from
Romeo s family after a previous hearing. Romeo
and Hills will return to court on December 21.
Memorial service for
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