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Some residents of St Croix Road in Lengua Village,
Princes Town, are worried that their homes will
soon be destroyed by landslips.
The situation is so bad that one of them, 90-year-
old Dankwarie Suienarinesingh, cannot even leave her
home, which is now barely visible from the roadside
because it has shifted several yards from it s original
location. Suienarinesingh s home is perched precariously
several hundred metres down an eroding hill, blocked
by a large retaining wall.
She, like many others, are affected by more than
15 landslips that have occurred along a five mile stretch
of road. Residents blame the problem on poor drainage
and say they expect that any day now their homes
will suffer the same fate as some along the roadway
that are already in ruins. Some homes are barely stand-
ing, leaning precariously on broken columns while
the earth under others is so eroded that the foundations
are visible. Some parts of the road have also collapsed
to the point that only single-lane traffic is possible.
Suienarinesingh, who spoke to the Sunday Guardian
as she sat in her shaky front porch, said in addition
to poor drainage, water from some houses flow onto
her property. She said she moved into the house when
she got married at age 14 and raised seven children
there. Now she is afraid that bad weather could destroy
her home with her inside.
President of the Lengua Village Improvement Welfare
and Cultural Organisation, Shaheed Latiff Mohammed,
blamed the problem on political victimisation by a
previous People s National Movement administration.
Standing outside his wife s home yesterday, he
pointed to an incomplete drain that is causing water
to gush onto the road and onto the property. He said
frequent ruptures of a water line are undermining the
house, causing it to develop cracks. In addition, a
utility pole is leaning over the yard and looks likely
to fall at anytime.
"We have a problem in this area with landslips and
it is the drainage that is causing this. Everybody here
is suffering, people are losing their homes, and we
don t get anything from the Government," Mohammed
While there were several new and ongoing landslip
repair projects in the area, he said, those were started
by the former People s Partnership government. He
said Naparima MP Rodney Charles is aware of the
problem and is trying to bring relief. Calls to Charles
phone yesterday were unanswered.
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A Gasparillo man accused of having sexual inter-
course with his 14-year-old daughter was granted
$50,000 bail and warned to stay away from the
The 56-year-old man, who receives a social wel-
fare grant because of a medical condition, appeared
before Senior Magistrate Nanette Forde-John in the
San Fernando First Court.
He was arrested after the child, accompanied
by an adult, made a report at the Gasparillo Police
Station on last week.
The matter was then referred to the Child
Protection Unit (South) and investigations were
carried out. PC Sieupersad subsequently charged
the man was incest.
Before granting bail, the magistrate warned
the father to have absolutely no contect with
the child via phone or social media. She also
ordered him not to enter the child s home and
to stay 500 meters away from her.
In addition to the $50,000 bail, which had
to be approved by a clerk of the peace, the
magistrate granted a cash bail alternative of
$35,000. The matter was adjourned to Sep-
A 30-year-old woman was killed in a brutal
attack by a masked gunman who slit her throat
after invading her Chaguanas home.
The dead woman has been identified as Apphia
Quamina. Her roommate Josanne Allen, 27, and
Allen s boyfriend Christopher Heerah were injured
in the incident.
The Sunday Guardian yesterday visited the
Gentian Park, Edinburgh South home were the
incident took place but relatives were too dis-
traught to speak.
According to police reports, Quamina, Allen
and Heerah were all in the bedroom of the house
at around midnight when the attack occurred.
The front door to the apartment was open because
Quamina was doing laundry.
While the trio were in the bedroom a man
dressed in a black jersey with a white bandana
over his face and armed with a firearm entered
the bedroom and demanded to know the where-
abouts of Allen s brother.
The gunman became aggravated and ordered
Heerah to tie up both Allen and Quamina.
He then began to beat Heerah.
Allen retreated to a corner of the room
and placed a pillow over her face until the
assault on Heerah was over. After the melee
ended Allen went over to Heerah and found
him beaten, bloody and unconscious.
The couple then found Quamina lying
on the bed vomiting blood with a slash
wound on her face and another on her
Quamina was rushed to the Chaguanas
Health Facility but died at the health facility.
The body was removed to the San Fernando
Mortuary and an autopsy is scheduled for
First responders PCs Stewart and Serries
went to the Chaguanas Health Facility and o recorded
the initial information, while officers from the Homi-
cide Bureau Region III, Chaguanas CID and Central
Division crime scene investigators visited the scene.
Investigations are continuing.
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