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Murder suspect held at Machel's concert
A murder suspect on
the run for 13 months
was arrested by police
on his way to Machel
Monday (February 20).
The suspect, Ricardo
James, 26, appeared before
a Sangre Grande magis-
Police officers attached
to Homicide Bureau Re-
gion 11, based at the Arou-
ca Police Station, arrested
James and subsequently
charged with murder of
James, also known
as 'Doodie Scrunter', of
Rampersad Trace, Vega
de Oropouche, Toco Main
Road, appeared before
Senior Magistrate Debra
Quintyne in the Sangre
Grande First Magistrates
He is accused of Janu-
ary 2016 shooting death
The victim's body was
found in a grave at Pine
Road along the Toco Road.
He was charged by PC
Chatar of Homicide Region
11, Arouca. James was ar-
rested outside the Hasely
Crawford Stadium. Pierre,
of Manzanilla, was report-
ed missing on January 20,
On February 29, 2016,
police went to Pine Road,
where Pierre's body was
found. An autopsy revealed
that Pierre died from gun
shot wound to head.
James was remanded
into to reappear on March
Zoo buries Crocky in sealed chamber
The Emperor Valley Zoo has taken the
decision to forgo the necropsy of one of its
longest kept residents --- an American male
crocodile popularly known as Crocky, who
died on Carnival Sunday.
Instead, the estimated 1,000 pound reptile was
buried yesterday in a secluded area of the zoo by
A release issued yesterday by the Zoological
Society of T&T (ZSTT) stated that the decision
to bury Crocky was made by its board based on
consultations with its international partners and
"Crocky for all intent and purposes would have
achieved the average life span for these species of
crocodile. As an icon for the zoo the decision was
also based on preserving the dignity of Crocky,"
the release stated.
President of ZSTT Narine Gupte Lutchme-
dial admitted that they had recorded Crocky's
age wrong, as checks now revealed that he was
around 70 years old when he passed away in his
enclosure. Initially, the zoo had estimated Crocky
to be age 55.
The ZSTT had stated that Crocky joined the
zoo in the 1970's at age ten.
Lutchmedial said there are people who would be
willing to purchase the head of a crocodile in the
United States for US$10,000 as a collector's item.
"We felt it made no sense doing the necropsy
and that we should do the honourable thing and
bury him immediately, given his age. We are not
in the trading of animal, but there are collec-
tors in the US who would buy a frozen crocodile
head for US$10,000. Also people who read about
Crocky's death in the Trinidad Guardian called
the zoo this morning and expressed an interest
to obtain his body," Lutchmedial said.
But Lucthmedial said they opted to bury the
reptile at sunrise instead of giving away the
Crocky's body was placed in a sealed chamber
before he was buried.
"The chamber was used so we could retrieve
his bones if we need it later on. But I don't think
that would be necessary," Lutchmedial said.
He said people keep the skin and bones of a
crocodile for numerous reasons.
"They would want to gut the animal, dry the
skin and hang it up in their living room as a show
piece. It is kind of morbid for me that an animal
who you have grown to love that you would want
people to carve it up."
Yesterday, Lutchmedial said the zoo had an
"unusual number of visitors" as news of Crocky's
Lutchmedial said the zoo will get another
crocodile in a few months since animal lovers
had grown to love the solitary reptile.
Sewage spill at Savannah
There is no long-term
health effects following
spillage of some sewage
from portable toilets
at the Queen's Park
Savannah, Minister in
the Office of the Prime
Minister Stuart Young
Speaking at yester-
day post-Cabinet media
briefing, Young said a
number of portable toi-
lets which were in use at
the savannah for Carnival
were being removed when
there was some "tipping"
of the toilets as they were
being placed onto a truck.
He said there "may have
been some leakage."
Young said he received
a report on the situation
from the Agriculture
Minister (Clarence Ramb-
harat) who has responsi-
bility for the Savannah.
Investigations into the
situation indicated the
spillage was brought un-
der control and there was
no long-term health effect
from the situation.
Young said in future
people will be asked to be
"a lot more more" careful
in such processes and the
relevant Ministry would
be asked to oversee such
situations to ensure no ill
health effects occur.
--- Gail Alexander
Murder suspect Ricardo James, right, is escorted to the Sangre Grande
Magistrates Court yesterday. PHOTO: RALPH BANWARIE
Crocky the crocodile who died on Carnival Sunday.
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