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On the heels of what has being touted
as a "successful Carnival," San Fernando s
mayor, Kazim Hosein, is calling for a
quick response by the Environmental
Management Authority (EMA) to discuss
complaints about the noise levels at fetes
in and around the city.
Hosein, who recently spoke with the
T&T Guardian, said a meeting had been
scheduled for shortly after the Calypso
Fiesta at Skinner Park, San Fernando.
It followed complaints from residents
about the after-party at the show.
Hosein said he had to placate numerous
callers even as the fete went on into the
wee hours of the following morning.
"It is a nuisance, I am sure, people can
enjoy themselves without that level of
noise," he said.
He also noted that a vast number of the
area s population were elderly people.
Hosein is now awaiting final word from
the EMA on when stakeholders can discuss
the regulating of music at events, as well
as a cut-off time.
An official at the Corporate Commu-
nications Department at the EMA yesterday
said it "is committed to meet with the
mayor and discuss the issue."
However, the official noted that noise
variation licences were granted to pro-
moters before events and if not in accor-
dance then officers from the Environmental
Police Unit (EPU) would address that.
"The police, in their own capacity, also
has the right under the Summary s
Offences Act" to treat the issue as one of
public nuisance and deal accordingly," said
Viliana Ramoutarsingh, resident and
former chairman of the Gulf View Com-
munity Centre s Facebook Group, said "it s
like actually being in the Park on the night
of the show."
She said residents intended to sign a
petition against such events if they con-
tinued to be negatively affected.
A church camp at Guayaguayare
turned tragic for a Tableland family
on Carnival Tuesday.
Maria Modeste, 15, who was camp-
ing with the church group and mem-
bers of her family, drowned while
bathing at Pilot River.
According to reports, around 1 pm
on Carnival Tuesday, the Form Four
Cowen Hamilton Secondary School
student left the camping area to take
a bath in the nearby Pilot River.
Modeste was in the company of a
few others from the group who were
not interested in the game of cricket
being played on the shore by other
Police reports indicate that Modeste
disappeared a short while later in
water. An alarm was sounded and a
search party quickly formed to rescue
her. However, her lifeless body was
recovered around midnight.
A party of officers from the Mayaro
Police Station, including Inspectors
Etienne and Fonrose, Sgt Ramsahai,
PC s Rampersad, Ali, Dennis and
Meighoo along with WPC Sookoo,
responded to the distress call.
The body was viewed by the district
medical officer and ordered removed
to the Sangre Grande mortuary for
an autopsy. Mayaro police are con-
Taking a wine with a cutlass in his
hand on Carnival Monday in San
Fernando landed a coconut vendor
in trouble after he was arrested and
Yesterday, Dexter Griffith, 44,
appeared before Deputy Chief Mag-
istrate Mark Wellington and pleaded
guilty to possession of a cutlass for
the purpose of committing an
indictable offence, namely to wound.
He was arrested around 9.20 am
on Carnival Monday by police officers
on duty at the corner of Rushworth
and Cipero streets, San Fernando.
Reading the facts in the San Fer-
nando First Court, prosecutor Cleyon
Seedan said Griffith was dancing with
a cutlass upraised in his right hand
when he looked in the direction of
When they began walking towards
him, Seedan said Griffith ran but the
police caught him a short distance
away. When the police asked him why
he had the cutlass, Seedan said Griffith
replied: "That is to defend myself."
Griffith admitted he had the cutlass
but denied dancing with it upraised.
The magistrate slapped him with
the maximum penalty, a $200 fine or
a month in prison. The magistrate
allowed him a day to pay the fine and
ordered that the cutlass be forfeited.
A Mayaro man was stabbed in the neck
by a teenager following a dispute outside
a bar in the district on Carnival Tues-
Police identified the victim as Ian Dass,
of Rest House Village, who was taken for
In a separate incident, a 16-year-old
was arrested and charged for selling mar-
ijuana near the St Thomas RC Primary
Police arrested the suspect and seized
a quantity of marijuana.
The teen was also charged with resisting
arrest and using obscene language while
he was being held.
He is expected to appear before a Mayaro
Investigations are continuing by PC
in the neck
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