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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Friday, December 11, 2015
A Woodland man was granted $10,000
bail on the condition he stay away from
attorney Rennie Gosine whose property he
Brian Moore, 50, of Pluck Road, Wood-
land, stood before Deputy Chief Magistrate
Mark Wellington yesterday in the San
Fernando Magistrates' Court.
He was charged with maliciously dam-
aging a pair of steel gates belonging to
Gosine on December 4 at his home in
Gulf View, La Romaine.
In court yesterday, Moore was rep-
resented by attorney Ainsley Lucky,
who applied for bail on his behalf.
Court prosecutor Cleyon Seedan did
not object to bail but asked that as a
condition of bail Moore be ordered to stay
away from Gosine.
Seedan said both men had another incident
where both were claiming ownership of the same
piece of property which was still ongoing.
Wellington agreed to the condition and fixed
bail for Moore in the sum of $10,000 with
Wellington also told Moore to stay away
from the property in question to which
Lucky agreed to on his client's behalf.
Wellington also granted Lucky's
request for a cash alternative, fixing a
sum $7,500 cash as the alternative.
The matter was adjourned to next January 7.
Chaguanas mayor Gopaul Boodhan has
announced that major infrastructural works on the
Chaguanas market roof will be undertaken soon.
In an interview Boodhan said the roof repairs were
supposed to be undertaken earlier but because of the
Christmas season, the construction work has been
postponed to early next year.
"We are still working out the exact costs of this
project but be assured that the taxpayer would get
a fair deal as usual from the Borough Council," he
Boodhan said the Chaguanas market had not had
any major infrastructural or development work since
it was built some 15 years ago.
"Our works personnel have discovered leaks in the
roof, and this makes it unsafe for shoppers and vendors
alike," he added.
As time progresses, the Borough Council would
continue to maintain surveillance on the struc-
ture to ensure the market remained, "the
epic-centre for trade, especially vegetables,
meats and sea foods," the mayor said.
Boodhan said traffic wardens would
keep, "a hawk's eye on traffic congestion
as we intend to ensure shopping is safe
and hazard free."
The 40th anniversary of music band Pel-
ham Goddard and Roots will be celebrated
with the Gala Fete, Our Carnival Story on
January 9, 2016 at Under The Trees at The
Normandie, St Ann s.
The event, produced by JVMP
(Junior, Vonrick, Malcolm, Pel-
ham) Promotions, in collabora-
tion with The Normandie, was
launched Wednesday at the
hotel's Ciao restaurant.
Spokesman for the promoters
Junior Hutson, in welcoming
attendees, said Goddard had
been an instrumental presence
on the evolution of West Indian
music for four decades and had
made a lasting impact as a
songwriter, arranger and pro-
"One may conclude, there-
fore, that Pelham has the stuff
of which legends are made and
it is our duty, as a nation, to
ensure that he and his contri-
butions are never far from the
forefront of our consciousness,"
In addition to the host band
delivering a range of songs from
its extensive, 40-year-old reper-
toire, the fete will be served with
performances by David Rudder, 3 Canal, and
Roger George (who we were told will render
the songs of Chris "Tambu" Herbert)
Admission fee is $400 a person and there
is a possibility that a CD of the orchestra's
vintage selections will be available also, for
an additional $100.
Tambu, who has given up performing in
the calypso arena and now sings for the Lord,
was invited to give blessings at the launch
but was unavoidably absent. In his place one
of his religious recordings, Give God The
Praise, was substituted.
A brief history of Roots was read by Nikki
Crosby, in which it was revealed that with
sponsorship in July 1977 from New York-
based record producer Rawlson Charles,
Charlie's Roots was launched together with
Peter Minshall's 1978 Carnival band Zodiac.
That was the start of a long relationship of
music and mas' between Minshall and God-
As well, Charlie's Roots was the first soca
band to play at Madison Square Garden,
New York, at its Mother's Day show and
was the first local music band invited to
start Carnival in Jamaica.
In his address, Goddard said
Roots was "a band that pro-
moted soca music to the rest
of the world," and was often
criticised in the early days for
its insistence on playing that
genre of music.
He went on to speak, briefly,
of the band's adventures and
accomplishments in its 40-
year history and paid tribute to the original
members, inclusive of Anthony Voisin, Von-
rick Maynard, Eldon Oliver, Clarence Ross,
Lambert Phillip, Keith Moore, and others.
40 years with
$10,000 bail for
two steel gates
to be repaired
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