Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : January 3rd 2016 Contents A6
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An argument over land almost
cost a Princes Town man his life
on Friday night after he was shot
in the stomach by a neighbour.
Up to yesterday, Dwayne Mc
Intosh, 25, was warded in a serious
but stable condition at the San
Fernando General Hospital.
Police said Mc Intosh was out-
side his Looney Road, Indian Walk,
home when he got into an argu-
ment with his neighbour. The sus-
pect pulled out a gun, shot Mc
Intosh once in the stomach and
Princes Town CID officers PC
Ramkissoon and PC Ali found Mc
Intosh lying outside his home.
They took him to the Princes Town
District Health Facility where he
was treated and transferred to the
San Fernando hospital.
The suspect was held in Princes
Minutes after Ravi Maniedeo
said goodbye to his mother and
brother on New Year s Day, he
was killed near his home at Old
Longdenville Road. Maniedeo, 27,
a truck driver, was shot in the
head as he got out of his car out-
side his apartment.
His brother, Sarosh, said
Maniedeo had spent the evening
with him and their mother visiting
family and friends in Santa Cruz.
Half an hour after he dropped
them off at their Sou Sou Lands,
Carlsen Field, home on Friday,
police came to tell them that he
had been murdered.
Police said the fatal shooting
took place at around 9.20 pm just
after Maniedeo arrived at his apart-
ment, which is located behind the
Longdenville General Hardware.
As he was about to get out of his
black Honda Accord sedan, a gun-
man dressed in a white armless
jersey, black 3/4 pants and wearing
a mask approached and fired a
single shot. The killer fled the scene
in a silver Nissan Tiida with a
Superman symbol on the front
windscreen, heading towards
Chaguanas, eyewitnesses said.
Maniedeo was found slumped
over the steering wheel of his car
by neighbours who contacted
police. He was taken to the
Chaguanas District Health Facility
where he died while being treated.
His car was towed to the Chagua-
nas Police Station for further pro-
A police team led by Insp Jack-
man and including Sgt Toolaram,
Sgt James and Sgt Jodhan
processed the scene and launched
a search for the suspect but up to
yesterday no one had been held.
Sarosh, who works with
Maniedeo at the family-owned
Diamond Stockpile, said his broth-
er was quiet and was not involved
in anything illegal that would
explain his murder. He believes the
killer mistook Maniedeo for some-
"I saw him right before he died.
Earlier in the day he came and
picked up my mom and I, and we
went to Santa Cruz to visit family
and friends. He dropped us off and
left around 9 pm. Minutes later
police came by and they said he
was shot. They did not say how
bad it was and our family went to
the Chaguanas Health Centre. I
don t think he was still alive when
we reached there.
"He spent New Year s with us.
We had dinner as a family and he
was normal. We worked together,
he drove my truck. He wasn t
involved in anything bad or dealt
with the wrong kind of people. It
looked like they mistook him for
"Even police can t find a motive.
This is the saddest thing because
he was so good, I can t even say
anything bad about him. Right
now my mom and dad are taking
it hard. They don t want to even
Sarosh said his brother had
planned to start a hardware busi-
ness this year.
expressed shock at his murder.
They described him as a quiet,
Man shot in land dispute
Truck driver killed
outside his home
Couva South MP Rudranath
Indarsingh is calling for a refer-
endum on the use of the Heritage
and Stabilisation Fund.
Indarsingh, who was minister
in the Ministry of Finance in the
former People s Partnership
administration, expressed concerns
about plans announced by Prime
Minister Dr Keith Rowley to draw
down from the fund this year and
in 2017. He said the public needs
to be assured that the funds will
be put to proper use.
"This fund has been built up
over time through the taxpayers
of T&T and taking into consider-
ation that there are a number of
stakeholders, for example the T&T
Chamber of Commerce, there has
to be proper national dialogue and
I think that the only way this can
be achieved is through a national
Indarsingh said the HSF was
intended to protect future gener-
ations and "every Monday morn-
ing no government has the right
to take a decision that they will
be going into it."
Prime Minister Rowley
announced plans in an address to
the nation last Tuesday to bring
legislation to Parliament to separate
the HSF into two distinct Funds.
He said Government would leave
the bulk of the existing fund in
the Heritage component and allo-
cate the remainder to a Stabilisa-
tion Fund. Approximately US$1
billion will be used for stabilisation
purposes this year and "perhaps
another US$0.5 billion in 2017," he
Dr Rowley said the Stabilisation
Fund would help finance the pro-
jected budget deficit and minimise
increases in government borrow-
MP calls for HSF referendum
Ravi Maniedeo was shot dead in
Longdenville on New Year's Day.
Skiffle's bass player Charisse Sums looks on as Kevin Banfield cleans
her pans in Skiffle's panyard in San Fernando, yesterday, in preparation
for the Panorama competition. The band will be playing How She Like It.
PHOTO: TONY HOWELL
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