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Man dies after
fall from roof
A 45-year-old Gasparillo labourer is dead after
falling off the roof of a neighbour s house on Mon-
A report stated that Ramjan Haniff, of Tahal
Avenue, off Bedeau Street, was repairing a roof at
a house along the same street when he lost his bal-
ance and fell into the yard.
He was taken to the San Fernando General Hos-
pital where he was being treated for severe head
injuries. Despite medical staff efforts, he died.
WPC Dindial-Bishop and PC Jennings visited
the scene and interviewed several witnesses.
Haniff s death was classified as an accident and
his funeral was held at his home yesterday.
Driver thrown out of taxi
A San Fernando mason who rented a car to
work PH taxi was thrown out of the vehicle by
Mervyn Hickson, 55, of Hermitage Village, had
to make his way to the San Fernando Police Station
in the wee hours with his body sore from the bandits
Police said Hickson was plying the silver Nissan
Sunny B-14 for hire along Southern Main Road,
Marabella, when around 1.35 am, he picked up two
men who asked to be taken to San Fernando.
On reaching Vistabella, the men began beating
him and ordered him to stop the car. He was thrown
out and the men sped off. The car was later recov-
ered along Lengua Road, Princes Town, crashed
into a post.
In a similar incident on Tuesday, PH driver
Michael Lochan, 35, picked up two men in Chagua-
nas and was robbed at gunpoint of his vehicle,
valued at $40,000.
It was later found abandoned in Enterprise.
Family robbed by gunmen
Police are investigating the robbery and assault
of a Claxton Bay family when armed bandits broke
into their home on Tuesday.
A report stated that around 5.30 pm, Sheldon
Bernard, 39, his stepson,. Joel Brathwaite, 21, and
son, Gerrard Bernard, 18 months, were at their
Southern Main Road home when two masked men
entered the home.
One of the intruders was armed with a gun and
the other with a knife. Bernard and Brathwaite were
beaten and tied up as the men ransacked the house,
stealing $2,400 in jewelery, $300 cash and two cell-
After the bandits left, the men freed themselves
and contacted St Margaret s police.
Despite a search throughout the area, the bandits
Police ready for Carnival festivities...
As thousands of revellers get
set to trample through the
streets of T&T on Carnival
Monday and Tuesday, the
Police Service is promising a
Some 6,000 officers will be
out in full force to monitor spec-
tators, residential and business
districts and those who use the
occasion to camp at the coastline
away from the frenzied festiv-
And all leave for regular and
Special Reserve officers have
So said acting DCP (Admin-
istration) Harold Phillip at a press
briefing yesterday at Police
Administration building, Port-
Phillip, who is also the gold
commander for Carnival 2016,
said the welfare of the officers
had also been addressed to
ensure they were "highly moti-
vated." Carnival takes place next
Monday and Tuesday, ending a
short but crammed season.
He said the police s Carnival
plans comprised three phases:
Pre-Carnival, Carnival and post-
"At present the pre-Carnival
phase is coming to an end and
to date the Police Service would
have policed just over 71 events.
Generally the events have been
incident-free and proceeded
according to plan," Phillip added.
Outlining the Police Service s
plans over the next few days he
said that included:
1. To minimise opportunities
to commit crime and disruptive
2. To minimise traffic con-
3. To provide high visibility
around Carnival and non-Car-
nival areas, including residences,
businesses and the coastline.
4. To provide enhanced public
safety and to preserve public
5. To provide courteous, tact-
ful and responsive service to the
6. To prosecute offender.s
"The Police Service stands
prepared and ready to provide
enhanced safety and security to
ensure that all masqueraders and
spectators have an enjoyable and
peaceful Carnival," Phillip said.
Regarding the parade routes,
he said these have been finalised
and remained generally the same
from that of last year with the
main venues being Port-of-
Spain, San Fernando and Toba-
"The Police Service would be
using traditional and contem-
porary strategies and would be
paying special attention to Car-
nival venues, residential, com-
mercial and camping commu-
nities," Phillip said.
He said officers would also be
present at Carnival "cool down
events" on Ash Wednesday.
Kees Dieffenthaller, left
Hierro, perform "Body
Talk" during Kes The
Band's "Tuesday on The
Rocks" Carnival concert,
at O2 Park,
Get on bad but within the law
When attending parties and
other activities you are
reminded you should:
• Wear minimal jewelry.
• Travel in groups to and
• Not carry around or display
large amounts of money.
• Not have wallets and
change purses visible.
• Not accept drinks from
strangers or leave drinks
• Pre-arrange transport
arrangements and designate
an alcohol-free driver.
TTPS CARNIVAL SAFETY TIPS
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