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What was once a 50-minute trip between
San Fernando and Port-of-Spain is now 90
minutes for passengers using the Water Taxi
Several regular passengers vented their frustra-
tion to the T&T Guardian yesterday, saying that
they were reaching to and from work late, causing
problems with their employers and families.
One Princes Town woman who works in Port-
of-Spain said she took the Trini Flash at the 4.30
pm sailing to San Fernando and arrived in San Fer-
nando around 6 pm.
Another woman said her employers refuse to be-
lieve that her late arrival for work was a result of the
Water Taxi Service.
She said it was affecting her employee record and called
on the management of Water Taxi Service to address the
While using regular taxis and the Public Transport Ser-
vice Corporation's bus service is an option, passengers said
the highways to Port-of-Spain are congested during those
As a consequence, there are crowds waiting for trans-
portation at the transit hubs.
Currently the WTS has two vessels operating from its
fleet of four as the Paria Bullet has been moored in San
Fernando as it awaits repairs while the Carnival Runner is
scheduled to go to the dry dock in Chaguaramas for service.
The T&T Guardian was told that there are several is-
sues affecting the vessels which are taking too long to be
The only vessel that works well was the Calypso Sprinter,
which cannot complete all 10 sailings on its own.
There was no response from the National Infrastructural
Development Company (Nidco) on the issue yesterday.
A 22-year-old Mala-
bar man was shot dead
yesterday in Valencia in
what police believe to be
a drug-deal gone sour.
Investigators said the vic-
tim, Ulric John, went to San
Pablo Road around 10.45 am
when he was shot repeatedly
by three men.
He was taken to the San-
gre Grande District Hospital
where he succumbed to his
A party of police officers
led by Snr Supt John Trim,
Supt Robert Phillip, WSgt Alana
Lopez , Sgt Mickey Williams and
officers of Homicide Bureau Region
11, Arouca visited the scene.
Police said John's killing was the third
murder in the Valencia District, in less
than two months.
All of the victims were visitors to
This latest killing brings the total
of number of people killed for the year
to 64. John 's body is expected to be
taken to the Forensic Sciences Centre,
St James today for a post mortem.
Loner shot dead
tied up and robbed
An elderly San Fernando couple was tied
up and robbed by bandits who invaded their
home on Wednesday.
Police are yet to arrest the men who scaled the
fence surrounding Yusuff and Anisa Moham-
med's Retrench Village home but said they are
working on information they received.
Yesterday, relatives of Yusuff, 81, and Anisa, 77,
remained tight-lipped about the incident even as
they gathered at the house to console the trau-
Police said at around 1 pm on Wednesday, the
couple, who lives with two of their four children,
were in the kitchen when they heard noises and
saw two men, one with a hammer and the other
armed with a gun, breaking open the back door.
The intruders tied up Yusuff with the cord from a
fan and Anisa's hands were bound with scotch tape.
The men ransacked the house and after finding
$8,000 in cash, ran out through the back and es-
caped by crossing the Cipero River.
In another incident, a San Fernando recrea-
tion club was robbed of $80,000 on Wednesday
At around 10.45 am, manager Abigail Samuel,
35, was working at Zanila Club along Mucurapo
Street when two gunmen walked in and ordered
her to hand over the day's sale.
The men escaped on foot. (KF)
A relative of Gabriel Stevenson,
the father of two who was killed
in Enterprise, Chaguanas, on
Wednesday afternoon, yes-
terday denied that he was
involved in criminal ac-
The woman, who did
not want to be identified,
is upset about reports that
suggested he was killed fol-
lowing an argument with a
male relative and linking
him to crime.
Central Division police
sources said Stevenson is
not known to them and
they have no motive for
The 25-year-old secu-
rity officer, who lived at
Nimblette Street, off Dass
Trace, was walking along
Manswell Street around 3 pm
when a car pulled alongside
and an occupant opened fire.
Stevenson died at the scene.
He was described as a man who
kept to himself and lived for his
children and his girlfriend.
"As I told my other siblings,
what we have to do now is
to live together and try to en-
joy the life we have left here
because no one knows when
is their turn.
"We all have to die we just
have to make the best of it and
try to stay out of people way.
To me better you stay in your
house," the relative said.
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