Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : January 27th 2016 Contents 6.0000
for 26TH JANUARY, 2016
Minimum wage still to be reviewed --- McLeod News --- Page A6
For breaking news, call 225-4465 Exts 2032, 2033 or email us at email@example.com
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 www.guardian.co.tt Guardian
JENSEN LA VENDE
The body of the woman
found on the shore at Maracas
Bay Monday night was yes-
terday identified by her son
after he went to the Maracas
Bay Police Station to report
his mother missing.
According to police, Alphon-
so Boissiere went to the station
around 4 pm yesterday to
report that his mother was
missing. The officer on duty
told him about the body that
was found and had not yet
Boissiere, the police said,
immediately dismissed the
notion saying his mother did
not venture near the water dur-
ing her daily walks.
After viewing a photograph
of the woman on the officer s
cellphone, the man confirmed
that it was indeed her.
He gave a description of her
earrings and bathing suit to the
officer as confirmation.
Boissiere said his mother, 65-
year-old Karen Boissiere-Small,
of Tyrico Bay, North Coast
Road, Maracas, would usually
walk from home to the Saddle
Road and back and was in good
Before the woman was iden-
tified, police thought she was
between 20 and 30 years old.
Neighbours told the police that
Boissiere-Small was last seen
alive at home Monday morn-
Boissiere told police he made
the report after he found his
mother s house in some disar-
ray. PC Keilsen Affoon of the
Maracas Bay Police Station is
Boissiere-Small was found
on the sand opposite the NP
gas station around 11 pm Mon-
day night by a couple out for
a late night stroll.
Police said the couple noticed
the woman was face down on
the sand and made a report.
When the district medical
officer examined the body he
suggested Boissiere-Small may
have died some four to five
hours before her body was
found and given the position
in which the body was found
she may have entered the water
from nearby Tyrico Bay.
Police said they combed the
beach searching for clothing
and other items that may have
identified the woman but came
up empty-handed. Boissiere-
Small s body will be taken to
the Forensic Science Centre, St
James, today to determine
whether her death was acci-
dental or a homicide.
After his attacker s gun failed to fire, a San
Fernando Fraud Squad detective was shot with
his own gun while fighting for his life on Mon-
Cpl Errol Lewis remained warded in a stable
condition at the San Fernando General Hospital
up to last night as police ramped up patrols in
search of his attacker.
An alert was issued to the health care insti-
tutions to report anyone seeking treatment for
a gunshot wound as it appeared his attacker
also was shot.
A report stated that Lewis had just arrived at
his Tarouba home around 8.15 pm and as he
entered his property the gunman, who was
believed to be waiting for him, approached.
Lewis told police he heard the dogs barking
and later saw the man walking towards him with
a gun pointed at him.
The gunman pulled the trigger twice but
luckily for Lewis it failed to fire. When he pulled
out is licensed, personal firearm, the gunman
jumped on him and they began to fight. He was
able to fire a shot which struck him on the hand
before hitting his attacker.
The report said Lewis fell to the ground and
his attacker ran to the back of the house and
climbed over a wall.
Lewis was taken to the hospital where he
underwent emergency treatment.
Southern Division police, including Supt
Phillip, Insp Bhagwandeen, Insp Knutt, Insp
Persad and Cpl Ramdial, visited the scene and
co-ordinated a search for the suspect.
No motive was given for the shooting yesterday
but investigators are trying to determine if the
attack was related to his work. Sgt Hajaree is
In the last six months, several police officers
were shot and killed. They include:
• PC Russel Ramnarine, 24, who was gunned
down along with University of the West Indies
student Avery Keshwar at Aranguez Road on
• PC Govindra Roopnarine, 25, who was
allegedly accidentally shot by a colleague at the
Guapo Police Station on November 5.
• PC Montgomery Guy, 49, who was shot in
the head at Agra Street, St James, on October
•PC Sherman Maynard, 27, who was shot
during a prison break at the Port-of-Spain jail
on July 24.
Missing woman found
dead on Maracas beach
Cop shot with
own gun while
HUG FROM PM
Dr Keith Rowley
when he visited
the drag during
ANDREA DE SILVA
Contractors yesterday held
a demonstration in front of
Construtora OAS Golconda
compound, blocking the
entrance with trucks, as they
demanded payment of over
The contractors who were
hired by OAS to do work along
the $7.2 billion San Fernando to
Point Fortin Highway claim they
have not received payment for
the past seven months.
Speaking with reporters,
spokesman William Ashby said
OAS officials told them they
(OAS) had not been paid by
National Infrastructure Devel-
opment Company Ltd (Nidco),
the project manager.
However, Ashby said he and
other contractors met with
Nidco senior officials yesterday
and were told that Nidco was
not owing OAS any money.
Some 60 contractors, several
workers as well as their (con-
tractors) supplies were affected,
"We start action here. We are
hoping to get a response from
OAS and Nidco by tomorrow, if
not we will start the J Ouvert in
town," said contractor Alastai
They called on Prime Minister
Dr Keith Rowley, Transport
Minister Fitzgerald Hinds and
Finance Minister Colm Imbert
"Basically what we pleading
for is that Government step in
and take action. Don t let this
project slip away. Don t let 3,000
people stay hungry. Don t let 60
business cripple on the ground."
Ramharak said they wanted
that rectified soon because they
heard that OAS was packing up
to go home.
He said some contractors
could not send their children to
school and the banks were levy-
ing on them and they were los-
ing their equipment and land.
Another contractor, Clint
Arjoon, said OAS had been
owing him money since 2013
and when he talked out in 2015
his contract was terminated.
Blocking the gates since 11 am
were six Jazco water tanks and
ten dumper trucks were on the
One OAS employee begged
the contractors to move the
trucks and allow her to pass with
her car because she had to pick
up her child from school but
The T&T Guardian was told
sometime later the police came
and ordered the contractors to
move the trucks and also issued
tickets to some of them.
Nidco, according to a CNC 3
report, said no money was owed
to OAS and could not under-
stand why contractors were still
owed. Transport Minister,
Fitzgerald Hinds said he did not
know anything about the matter.
Attempts to reach officials from
OAS were futile.
Highway contractors in protest...
OAS owes us US$40m
Links Archive January 26th 2016 January 28th 2016 Navigation Previous Page Next Page