Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : March 20th 2017 Contents A6 news
guardian.co.tt Monday, March 20, 2017
MARCH 17, 2017
March 17, 2017
March 17, 2017
March 17, 2017
March 17, 2017
Moruga man walks
A young Moruga man said
he reached his tipping point
over the country's crime sit-
uation when the body of mur-
dered WPC Nyasha Joseph was
fished out of the Gulf of Paria
As a result, KestaStoute, 26,de-
cided to embark on an eight-hour
anti-crime walk from his home
town of St Mary's Village to San
Fernando on Saturday.
Ironically, about six hours before
he started his walk, a young man
from his community, MiguelRod-
riguez, 24, was fatally shot and his
brother injured during an alterca-
tion with an off-duty policeman
near a bar at Indian Walk, Moru-
ga. Stoute found out about the
incident when he passed near the
crime scene and a policeman
told him what happened.
Stoute said the walk was not
easy but the support he got via
phone calls and social media, as
well as number of people who
cameout to cheer him on, gave him
the boost he needed to complete
"Iwas just so fed up with the way
the crime situation was going, so
I decided to make a change as a
young person," he said.
Stoute initially thought of stag-
ing a silent protest on the Princ-
es Town promenade, but decided
against it after being advised that
he needed permission from the
Based on the support he re-
ceived, Stoute is confident he
achieved theobjective of his walk.
"When I posted it on my Face-
book page, a lot of people showed
interest. A lot of people comment-
ed when I went live on Facebook
while I was walking,with over 300
people viewing at one point.
"People kept calling me and
when I got to Cowen Hamilton
Schoolthere wereabout 25 people
who wanted to join me, but they
could not because I did not want
the police to stop us.
"When I got to St Charles Village
the councillor there came out and
offered me a bottle of water, He
said more young peopleshould do
what I am doing in trying to make
difference," he said.
Stoute intends to continue doing
his part and is encouragingothers
to make a difference.
He is drafting a letter to acting
Police Commissioner Stephen
Williams seeking permission for
a silent protest.
Once he gets approval, Stoute
will be extending an open invi-
tation on Facebook to the public,
particularly young people, to be
part of the anti-crime protest.
Cop in custody for
The off-duty special branch
policeman who shot two broth-
ers, killing one and injuringan-
other, during an altercation near
a bar in Moruga on Saturday
morning is still in policecustody.
Sources confirmed that the of-
ficer, who is part of the Prime
Minister's security detail, has been
custody since theshooting incident
in which Miguel Rodriguez, 24, was
killed and his brotherSaran Thomas,
Thomas, who was shot in the arm,
was discharged from the San Fer-
nando General Hospital yesterday.
The incident took place around
2.30 am at Indian Walk after the
man were involved in altercation
over a car.
Relatives of the brothers have
called for a full investigation into
An autopsy is expected tobe per-
formed today at the Forensic Science
Centre in St James.
Diego man fatally shot
Investigations are contin-
uing into the death of Eugene
Fabien "Manicou Man" Ram-
jattan on Saturday night at
Simeon Road, .
Police said at around 10.30
pm, residents reported hearing
several loud explosions coming
for a shack. When the noise fad-
ed, residents checked and found
Ramjattan's bullet-riddled body.
Western Division police officers
visited the scene. and the body was
viewed by the district medical of-
ficer who ordered its removal to
the Forensic Science Centre for
Investigators said they have no
motive for Ramjattan's death.
Meanwhile, up to late yester-
day no suspects had been held
in connection with the death of
a newborn baby girl whose body
was found in the yard of an El
Socorro apartment building on
The body was discovered a res-
ident who immediately called the
The district medical officer vis-
ited the scene and ordered the body
removed to the Forensic Science
Centre where an autopsy which
will be done today.
Homicide officers are continu-
with WPC's murder
A Sea Lots man and a Carenage
woman are expected to appear be-
fore a Port-of-Spain magistrate
today charged with the murder
of WPC Nyasha Joseph. Charges
were laid yesterday after homi-
cide officers received instructions
from the Office of the Director of
Public Prosecutions (DPP)
Joseph, 22, a mother of one, who
was attached to the Morvant Police
Station, had been a police officer for
just four months when she was re-
ported missing after leaving her home
in Morvant on March 9.
Her body was fished out of the Gulf
of Paria near Sea Lots on Wednesday.
Commenting on the latest devel-
opments with the case, Assistant
Police Commissioner Crime Wayne
Dick said: "On behalf of the TTPS,
I commend the team for their com-
mitment, professionalism and stick
to intuitiveness attitude that caused
them to overcome the many challeng-
es which confronted them," he said.
Dick said the officers were deserv-
ing of very high praise
"The executive of the TTPS is en-
couraging all officers to serve with
integrity, dignity and excellence,"
Kesta Stout walked along the Naparima Mayaro Road as he staged a one man walk against crime. Stout
started his at St Mary's Junction, Moruga and ended at Harris Promenade, San Fernando Saturday. PHOTO:
KRISTIAN DE SILVA
WPC Nyasha Joseph
Links Archive March 19th 2017 March 21st 2017 Navigation Previous Page Next Page