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Director of the Point Lisas
Industrial Port Development
Company (Plipdeco), attorney
Janette James-Sebastien, who
passed away earlier this month
was described as a great
human being by her friend of
40 years Deborah Moore-
James-Sebastien s funeral
service was held yesterday at
Faith Assembly, the officiating pastor was Rev Kernan
Lee. She died of cancer at the age of 62.
"Janette was a more loving, devoted, supportive and
trustworthy friend one could not find," Moore-Miggins
said. Reminiscing on the last moment they shared, Moore-
Miggins described James-Sebastien as a true and faithful
friend, who was humble and unassuming and who took
the time to be a friend. "I last saw Janette in October
2015 when I went to the Arima Magistrates Court for
a matter. I did not tell her I would have been there
and she reproached me gently about that. "She,
however, waited for me to finish and she accom-
panied me in the maxi taxi to Piarco Airport.
We discussed so many things on that day as
we had not had much time to do this before.
We laughed and enjoyed each other s com-
pany for about three hours. As I was about
to leave, she said, Well, Madam, you can t
complain. Ah nearly put you right on the
plane and all. "
James-Sebastien s was Moore-Miggins
agent in Trinidad for service of legal doc-
uments and handled cases in Trinidad for
her when she could not attend court from
Tobago. "Sometimes it was at great incon-
venience to her but she always found a way
to do so. She enjoyed the law and liked to
discuss controversial cases.
"Her analysis of the run-off constitutional
amendment and subsequent court action,
the recent election petition case and the Jack
Warner cases was, to me, quite masterly and
thought-provoking," Moore-Miggins said.
Both friends first met in 1975 at Cave Hill,
Barbados, where they both pursued their study
of law. James-Sebastien was a year or two
ahead of Moore-Miggins but both were drawn
together by their mutual interest in life and
current affairs, calypsoes and Carnival and, of
course, the law of the Caribbean countries.
"She learned that my love interest, who was
later to become my husband, was a Guyanese.
She herself was part Guyanese, part Trinidadian.
"We became unshakeable friends from then.
Janette persuaded me to do my in-service law
training in Guyana in 1976 and made all the
arrangements for me to attend the law chambers
of Mr Clarence Hughes.
"The two months I spent in Guyana went a
long way to cement my relationship with my
future husband. She even arranged for her broth-
er, Winfield "Trini" James, to check for me
whenever I went to Guyana.
"He, too, has been a solid friend of my family
for these 40 years. Janette was an organiser. She
would organise your life if you allowed her. She
had a generosity of spirit that was awesome
and touching. Her love for others and her
boundless energy would at times make one
feel dizzy," Moore-Miggins said.
"The best tribute we her colleagues and
friends can pay to her memory now is to find
a way to deal with the stress of our daily lives.
Women, let us take time to relax and commit
ourselves to doing regular mammograms. This
cancer seemed to have been quite aggressive,"
before a San-
with intent to
lender, 27, was granted $50,000 bail
by Magistrate Carl Quamina presiding
in the Sangre Grande First Magistrates
The case was adjourned to February
11.Callender, of Boys Town, Sangre
Grande, was charged by PC Saheed
Khan of Sangre Grande CID.
Sgt Nicholas Ramdeen prosecuted.
His attorney Patrick Godson-Phillips
pleaded for bail for his client on the
basis that Callender has four years serv-
ice with the Prisons Service and he had
a previous clean record nor was he a
Callender s mother who was present at
the Court hearing took the bail for her son.
It was alleged that on Monday, around 1 am,
Callender was held on the roof of American
Stores using a portable drill to remove gal-
vanise screws. Police claimed he had
already removed several screws.
Callender was arrested and the drill
and screws were confiscated and taken
to Sangre Grande Police Station.
Tribute to former
Cancer claims attorney, 62
$50,000 bail for
prisons officer on
PC Saheed Khan, who laid the charge,
on his way the to Sangre Grande
Magistrate Court yesterday. PHOTOS:
Tuga Callender, the
escorted to the Sangre
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