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A 21-year-old Arima woman is now in police
custody after stabbing her common-law husband
to death during a domestic dispute, yesterday.
The woman, from Bypass Road, Arima, told
police that the argument began when she visited
Michael Painter, 41, at his Sixth Street, Five Rivers,
Arouca, home around 5 am yesterday after attending
a karaoke lime the previous night.
She claimed that Painter, an electrical contractor,
accused her of infidelity and attacked her. The
woman said that she managed to run to the kitchen
where she grabbed a knife and stabbed Painter
once in his chest in self-defence.
Painter stumbled outside and collapsed in the
yard where he bled to death.
The woman, whose identity has been withheld
as police are yet to deem her actions self-defence,
was detained at the Arouca Police Station up to
Speaking with reporters at the scene yesterday
morning, Painter s relatives said the couple had
been in a relationship for almost five years and
had two children, ages three and four, together.
Asked if the couple s relationship was always
turbulent, the relatives, who asked to remain
unidentified, said they did not know.
"He would not talk about that with us. He was
not that type of person," a woman, who identified
herself as Painter s aunt, said.
Describing Painter as kind and loving, they
claimed that they could not confirm the woman s
allegation that he was abusive.
"Sometimes the train runs off the tracks. I don t
know what would have caused this because he was
one of the most loved people in this community,"
a neighbour said.
Detectives of the Region Two Homicide Bureau
are continuing investigations.
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Energy minister in shale gas blunder
Homicide detectives are investigating
the murder of a woman whose decompos-
ing body was found stuffed in an oil drum
in Curepe on Thursday.
According to the reports, the grisly dis-
covery was made by St Joseph Police around
4.30 pm, when they responded to a report
from a resident who complained of a stench
in the area.
Police found the partially nude body of
the woman hidden in a covered barrel that
was left at the side of the road next to others
used by residents to dispose of garbage.
Police said the woman s cause of death
could not be immediately determined as
her body was in an advanced stage of
The victim s body was taken to the Foren-
sic Science Centre in St James where an
autopsy will be performed after she is iden-
No one has stepped foward to identify
the body. Investigators were said to be check-
ing their missing people database up to late
yesterday in a bid to identify the victim.
Insp Siewdass and Sgt Katwaroo of the
Northern Division led the group of officers
who responded to the report.
Detectives from the Region Two Homicide
Bureau are continuing investigations.
Police are investigating the murder of a
Guyanese national whose body was found in El
According to a police report, at about 2 pm,
Andrew Garraway, believed to be in his early 40s,
was found dead behind an apartment building at
Mohammed Trace, El Socorro Road Extension.
Police said Garraway was found lying on the
stomach with his pants pulled down to the ankles.
There was a gaping wound to his head.
A resident yesterday described Garraway as "a
very pleasant and kind person."
"He treated everyone around here like his own
family and was always willing to help whoever
needed his help" the resident said.
Officers of the San Juan Police Station are inves-
Woman's body found
stuffed in barrel
ASSISTING THE NEEDY
Employees of the Ministry of Planning assist members of the Salvation Army during yesterday's feeding and clothing drive at
Centre for the Assessment of Socially Displaced People, Riverside Plaza, Port-of-Spain. PHOTO: SHIRLEY BAHADUR
killed in El Socorro
Energy Minister Nicole Olivierre made
a blooper in Parliament yesterday when
she said the former People s National Move-
ment (PNM) administration signed an
agreement with Cheniere Energy, "one of
the world s leading producers of shale gas".
Olivierre made the statement while
responding to Caroni Central MP Dr Bhoe
Tewarie who said it was the last PNM gov-
ernment s lack of initiatives in the energy
sector that was responsible for today s low
She said prior to the PNM s departure
from office in 2010, it entered into the agree-
ment with Cheniere Energy which had devel-
oped technology for shale gas.
It was Chaguanas East MP Fazal Karim
who pointed out her blooper. Karim said
Cheniere Energy is not a producer of shale
He said the US company was in T&T to
build an energy plant to use shale gas and
the project Olivierre was referring to was
one in which Liquefied Natural Gas was to
be imported into the US.
Cheniere s Web page describes the com-
pany as "a Houston-based energy company
primarily engaged in LNG-related business-
es."Olivierre said she was "also reminded by
my colleagues" that the last PNM govern-
ment had also finalised some agreements
with Ghana for a hydrocarbon project but
these and the Cheniere project were "killed"
by the People s Partnership when it came
into power. She was responding to charges
by Tewarie that the PNM did nothing for
the future of the energy industry between
2005 and 2010.
Tewarie said oil production was at 81,000
barrels per day at present. Production was
145,000 barrels in 2005 and around 95,000
He said there were no new exploration
contracts between 2005 and 2010 which, if
awarded, would have borne fruit today.
Tewarie said the sector was re-energised
by the transformation of the fiscal regime
by the last administration and "that s when
investments began and drilling commenced."
He said these initiatives would yield fruit
in the next couple of years.
It was important to understand these
things "in the face of the misinformation
being peddled as information by the Gov-
ernment," he said.
Karim, in his contribution, warned the
Government to "be very careful how you
are firing people. When you fire people, you
destroy a family and a village and a com-
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