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No bail for
Recaptured prisoner Kristian Mo-
ses was refused bail and remanded
in custody by a Sangre Grande mag-
Moses, who was charged with assault-
ing a police officer and escaping lawful
custody, appeared before Senior Magis-
trate Debra Quintyne in the Sangre Grande
The charges were laid by Cpl Thomas of Sangre
Grande Court and Process Branch.
Moses was not called upon to plead, as the
charges were laid indictably.
He escaped custody while being kept in a
holding cell at Sangre Grande Police Station on
Reports revealed that around 1 pm, an officer
attached to the prison staff went to get anoth-
er prisoner in the station's holding cells, when
Moses made a dash for freedom.
Moses, 35, who was not handcuffed, ran
through the corridor and into the road. An alarm
was raised and police officers from Court and
Process Branch chased after Moses. They were
joined by officers from Task Force CID, Crime
Patrol and the Charge Room, but Moses escaped.
On Thursday, however, a combined effort be-
tween police from the Sangre Grande Warrant
Section and Traffic Branch led to Moses' recap-
ture. He was caught hiding in a chicken coop at
his grandmother's home at Upper Cunapo Road,
Teacher on sex
charges told stay
away from school
School teacher Camille Win-
ter had two other bail conditions
added to the existing ones when
she reappeared in the Sangre
Grande Magistrates' Court on
sex charges yesterday.
Winter, who is on two sex charges,
was advised by Senior Magistrate De-
bra Quintyne to stay away from the school
premises and to keep a half mile away from
the school where she was a mathematics
teacher for almost 10 years.
Winter appeared for the second time
before Qunityne in the First Court,
charged with two sexual offences in-
volving a female student. She was not
called upon to plead as the charges were
Quintyne made no changes to the
$70,000 station bail yesterday, but added
the two other conditions.
The 33-year-old secondary school
teacher was arrested on Monday by
police officers attached to Eastern
Child Protection Unit, after an inten-
sive investigation following reports made
by the teenage victim to the police.
The teacher was arrested at her home and
taken to the Child Protection Unit, where
she was cautioned by WCpl Felix and
charged with intent to commit sexual
activity to a minor.
UWI mourns as
lecturer dies suddenly
The University of the West Indies
was thrown into mourning yesterday,
following the death of Dr Giselle Ram-
paul, a lecturer in Literatures in English
in the Faculty of Humanities.
Rampaul, 40, died suddenly on Thursday while
warded at the West Shore Medical Private Hospital
in West Moorings. Rampaul, of Couva, passed away
at about 2.30 pm.
Relatives were said to be very distraught over her
passing and expressed utter shock, especially given the
fact that Rampaul was not suffering from any ailment.
She has published work on the intersections be-
tween British and Caribbean literature; and was
working on a monograph on Shakespeare in the Car-
ibbean. She was also the founder and producer
of The Spaces between Words: Conversations
with Writers podcast series.
In her ca-
pacity as Shake-
with the British
Council on an
in Trinidad and
partners in Ja-
In a state-
council said that it was
a "pleasure to work with Giselle and the British Coun-
cil would like to express its sympathies to her family,
friends and colleagues. May she rest in peace, with her
Rampaul, who started lecturing at UWI in 2003,
was described as one who was "definitely not your
regular-type of lecturer." At the time, she was just a
few years older than some of her first students at the
university, but she quickly gained respect because of
her wide and in-depth knowledge.
Rampaul is a former UWI graduate who pur-
sued a BA in Literatures in English. She did ex-
ceptionally well at the undergraduate level and
was awarded a UWI post-graduate scholarship
and earned an M Phil, again in Literature.
It was during her post-graduate years con-
ducting undergraduate tutorials at UWI that
Rampaul decided to go into the teaching field,
eventually giving lectures all over the world,
from the United Kingdom to several other Eu-
Her former students and colleagues also took
to Facebook to express their condolences.
Jordanian student Barkuzar Dubbati, in a post, said
he met Rampaul at a Shakespeare conference in Sterling
a couple of years ago.
"We happened to be standing next to each other at
the cafeteria line and we started talking. She was one of
the most approachable and kindest people I have met. It
is so sad to hear of her passing. May she rest in peace."
Shanthini Pillai said she met Rampaul at a conference
in Copenhagen about 15 years ago and fell in love with
her (Rampaul's) "engaging mind and her exuberant
warmth. This really is so sad. May she rest in peace."
High school friend, Esther Fraser, described Rampaul
as a brilliant, funny, creative and an amazing person.
"I've admired how she used that incredible brain of
hers to light up all of our lives. Rise In Power Giselle.
You will be missed," Fraser said.
Kristi Adharsingh-Manoo expressed appreciation to
Rampaul for organising the Literatures in English open
campus day "to expose Literatures in English CAPE
students to "UWI life" and to showcase Literature as
a way of life, embedded in your psyche. I will miss in-
teracting with her."
UWI lecturer Giselle Rampaul
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