Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : April 15th 2016 Contents SHARLENE RAMPERSAD
A nine-month-old baby girl is in
critical condition at the Intensive
Care Unit (ICU) in hospital after
she and her four-year-old brother
received third degree burns when
their home was gutted by fire on
Kyle, nine months old, and brother,
Keimel Jacob, 4, were at their home
at S.T.O.L Road, Palo Seco, around
3 pm on Wednesday when the fire
Their father, Keino Jacob, 26, a
rigman, told the T&T Guardian the
children were taking an evening nap
when the incident occurred. His
wooden three-room house was com-
pletely destroyed by the fire.
"Their mother bathe them and put them to sleep
and I walk across by my father, about 20 feet away,
and was giving him a hand to build a dog kennel,"
"The mother came by me and told me to keep an
ear out for Kyle that she also was going to bathe."
Jacob said minutes after that his father Peter told
him he had heard Kyle screaming.
"I told him that wasn't her but when I looked across
at the house, I saw smoke coming out of the window.
I run straight to the house and went inside."
What greeted him was every parent's worst night-
"Keimel was screaming Daddy, daddy!' and both
his legs were on fire. He was still wrapped up in the
sheet he had covered with to sleep and it was blazing
with fire. He had run out of the bedroom and he was
Keino grabbed his son and ran outside, then went
back into the burning house for Kyle.
"By the time I carry him outside and run back
inside, the whole house was on fire. Kyle clothes was
burning on her body and I snatch her up and run
Overcome with emotion during the interview, Keino
claims the fire was deliberately set.
"I saw the person who did it running away from
the house but I went straight in for my children... and
after when the police came they said to leave it in
their hands... but I know who did it.
"There was a falling out a few weeks ago and he
had threatened me but I never thought he would do
something like this. Look at what happen to my
children and I lost everything I ever worked for."
The children's mother, Malicha Thomas, spent the
day yesterday at the San Fernando General Hospital
where her children are warded but was too distressed
to speak to the media.
Kyle, who is also suffering from smoke inhalation,
remains warded in critical condition, while Keimel is
warded in the Paediatric Unit in a stable condition.
"The doctors say she inhaled too much smoke and
her lungs get damaged," Keino said.
Santa Flora Police said yesterday that they had not
yet arrested anyone for the incident.
Cpl James is continuing investigations.
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Mighty Shadow, has
The 74-year-old has
been at the Eric Williams
Medical Sciences Com-
plex where he is being
treated for an undisclosed
This has been con-
firmed by the chief exec-
utive officer of the North
Central Regional Health
Boodram. Boodram told
CNC3 news yesterday
that the calypsonian,
whose real name is Win-
ston Bailey, has been
warded at the institution
for the last two days.
Boodram, however, did
Murder suspect, Antonio Mendez,
will appear before a San Fernando Mag-
istrates on 12 charges, including the
murder of security officer Renaldo Gor-
Yesterday, Mendez, 30, of Circular
Road, Sixth Company, Princes Town,
was charged by Woman Cpl Jennel
Mohammed with Gordon's murder and
the shooting of three others with intent
to cause grievous bodily harm outside
Seeries Bar, along Manahambre Road,
Princes Town, on March 28.
He was also charged by PC Mahabir,
of the San Fernando CID, with possession
of an illegal gun, possession of ammu-
nition, two charges of shooting with
intent, robbery with violence, common
assault, discharging a gun within 40
metres of a road, possession of ammu-
nition to endanger life and possession
of a gun to endanger life.
PC Bacchus also has seven warrants
against him for kidnapping, robbery with
violence and demanding robbery by
menace. The charges stem from several
incidents. Police said he also has other
matters before the court.
Mendez was held when he was injured
during a shootout near the Gasparillo
Police Station some weeks ago and now
uses crutches to walk. While questioning
him on the robbing and shootings, homi-
cide investigators matched him to
descriptions given after Gordon's mur-
der.On February 28, Gordon, 23, a security
officer at Anscot Security & Service Ltd,
was liming with friends outside Seeries
Bar at around 10.30 pm when a silver
Nissan AD Wagon pulled up.
Two gunmen came out and opened
fire in the direction of Gordon and his
friends before returning to the wagon
which sped off. Gordon died within min-
utes after being shot several times on
the head and upper body.
Bar patrons --- Kareem Toussaint, 32,
Samantha Roopnarine, 31, both of St
Croix Road, Princes Town, Kabeer
Mohammed, 20, of Charlotte Street,
Princes Town and Joshua Sankar, 20, of
Lothians Road, Princes Town --- were all
shot in their legs.
Gordon's mother, Darlene, said he left
home that afternoon to attend a football
match in Couva with two friends. While
returning home, one of his friends saw
someone they knew at the bar and decid-
ed to stop for a while and within two
minutes, the gunmen struck.
Suspect charged with bar murder
Baby, toddler burnt
in 'arson attack'
Annmarie Jacob looks at the burnt remains of her son's home at S.T.O.L.
Road, Palo Seco, where her grandchildren received third degree burns.
PHOTO: RISHI RAGOONATH
not divulge details of the
veteran calypsonian's ill-
Boodram only said that
Bailey was receiving good
care and would undergo
a series of tests.
The Mighty Shadow
copped the Calypso
Monarch crown in 2000.
He also won Road
March and International
Soca Monarch in 2001
with his hit Stranger.
Shadow warded for illness
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