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Newly elected San Fernando
mayor Junia Regrello yester-
day visited the ground near
Skinner Park where a Venezue-
lan amusement park is being
set up following complaints
that equipment had damaged
Regrello, who was sworn into of-
fice three days ago, said, "I heard
that damage was done to the pa-
villon of the ground. I went to get
a first hand view."
He said there was some damage
done by the trailers entering the
compound and the surface had ve-
hicle marks which could be restored
with the passage of time.
He said permission to use the
ground was granted by the admin-
istration arm of the San Fernando
City Corporation after the council
The ground is used by groups
for various sporting and exercise
activities and it's also a popular
However, he said there would
be no move to block the compa-
ny from setting up there as they
were providing a family type en-
tertainment which was necessary,
especiallly with children being on
Regrello said they would be seek-
ing a commitment from the compa-
ny to repair whatever damage was
done to the ground and pavillon.
He did not know the name of the
robbed in Sando
A Bangladesh businessman was robbed and
beaten after he boarded a car to go to his Penal
home on Thursday.
Raj Uddin, 28, who sells costume jewelry on High
Street, San Fernando, said he finished work around
3 pm and went on the Penal taxi stand to get trans-
portation to his home.
However, there were no taxis.
Uddin, who has been living here for seven years,
said a car with two male occupants in the back seat
He asked the driver if he was going Penal and then
entered the back seat.
Uddin said the driver drove to a street off Coffee
Street where the men pointed a knife at him and
robbed him of his money and phones, valued over
He said the men wanted to take his bag with cos-
tume jewelry and he begged them not to. Uddin said
he was beaten on his head and face, but the men left
him with the bag.
He made his way to the San Fernando Police Station
where he made a report. (SW)
Two days after Education Minis-
ter Anthony Garcia assured all local
and foreign scholarship awardees
that they would receive outstanding
stipend payments by Monday---the
ministry confirmed that cheques
have been prepared.
In a release yesterday, the Ministry
of Education confirmed, "The Finance
and Accounts Division of the Ministry
of Education has issued cheques to the
financial institutions for payment to all
foreign and local scholars for the period
October to December 2016."
The ministry added, "The payments
would cover allowances related to per-
During a press conference at the
ministry on Wednesday, Garcia assured
that financial computations were being
completed regarding outstanding claims
and that all scholarship recipients who
had been experiencing problems access-
ing funding, would receive up-to-date
stipends by December 19.
The situation arose following numer-
ous complaints by students both in T&T
and abroad, who had been facing diffi-
culty to maintain themselves due to the
late payments of the promised stipends.
Garcia has reiterated, "That all af-
fected students will be able to access
these payments by latest Monday 19th
Mayor of San Fernando Junia Regrello left, and Naigum Joseph, councillor at the San Fernando City
Corporation, view the damage done to the outer ground next to Skinner Park caused by trailers and trucks
with equipment for the amusement park to be opened on 21st December. PHOTO: TONY HOWELL
San Fernando man
shot while liming
A San Fernando man is warded
in a serious condition at hospital
after being shot while liming with
friends on Wednesday night.
Police were yet to find a motive for
the brazen gun assault on Darren Pierre
up to yesterday, saying that he has no
criminal record or reports of him ever
According to reports, Pierre, 23, of
Cocoyea Village was liming with two
friends outside one of the Housing De-
velopment Corporation (HDC), Orchid
Garden's buildings along Aerides Drive.
Around 11 pm, a man walked up to
him, shot him and ran off. He was taken
to the San Fernando General Hospital
where he underwent emergency treat-
Mon Repos police responded and
interviewed witnesses, but up to yes-
terday, no one was arrested.
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