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Resident Claims Police Play 'Play Whe'
...while suspects flee
Yet another Plymouth villager is claim-
ing police officers at the Old Grange police
station are not treating their complaints
In the last couple of months, Tobago
Today reported two similar complaints from
residents. The first was the vandalizing of
the Arnos Vale Hotel by foreigners. Prior
to that a guest house owner claimed police
told him to change his locks and not worry
about the thief who was caught stealing
from him. In the latter case police only vis-
ited the scene, only after the story was car-
ried by Tobago Today.
According to the latest complaint from
villager Loren Villain, policemen from the
station, ignored her report and allegedly
stopped at a 'play whe' booth nearby, to
"buss a mark"
. According to her the villains
left the scene and she is fearful they will
return to and continue stealing her gravel.
"I observed two young men, not from
the village, carting away loads of gravel from
my property. I spoke with them and they
began to argue and became violent," Villain
told Tobago Today.
She said she recorded the incident on
her cell phone and reported the matter.
She said after listening to her complaint
the officers decided to follow her vehicle to
"The indifferent attitude of the officers
was bad enough when I reported the matter
but when they stopped at a Ple Whe outlet
to buss a mark ,on the way to Plymouth,
for about twenty minutes ...I began to fume.
" The woman claimed that by the time the
police officers arrived the men had already
left.Since then, almost a week, she has not
heard from the officers.
"They promised to call me and take the
information via the telephone and pursue
the matter but I am still waiting," she told
"So now that the police have given the
thieves a chance, I am sure they will come
back and take more gravel or anything else,"
the woman said.
She told Tobago Today she would allow
the men to take advantage of her and was
"prepared to take matters into (her) hands."
Assistant Commissioner of Police Toba-
go Garfield Moore was contacted on the
woman's claims and promised to look into
"The actions of the officers were definite-
ly not in accordance to proper police pro-
cedure both in terms of how the matter was
handled and the officer's approach in treat-
ing with the complaint and its incidences
like these which bring the entire service into
disrepute," Moore told Tobago Today.
He said the lady should return to the Old
Grange Police station and file a report with
Sgt Leander- the officer in charge of the
station. He said, the senior officer will deal.
Tobago Reporters at MATT elections.
MATT Elects New
The Media Association of Trinidad and
Tobago (MATT) has elected its new exec-
utive for the next term. TV6's Vernon Rame-
sar, who ran unopposed, will head the
organisation. The other members of the
executive include Vice President- Joel Julien,
Secretary -Vishala Ganesh, Assistant Sec-
retary -Clydeen McDonald, Treasurer
-Vindhar Suraj and Floor members- Julien
Neaves and Patricia Nicholson. Nicholson
was elected in absentia. This is the first
time a Tobagonian has been elected to the
After his victory, Ramesar thanked the
previous executive, which was led by Fran-
cesca Hawkins, for doing an "excellent job"
He said he intended to build on that foun-
"The Media Association of Trinidad and
Tobago should not become a union. This ...
in my opinion will be counterproductive."
The elections were held at TSTT's offic-
es at the Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain,
St James Street - San Fernando and at Low-
lands ,Tobago. The three locations were linked
via TSTT's video-conferencing technology.
In all, 43 ballots were cast in Port-of-Spain,
1 in San Fernando and 4 in Tobago.
During a report on her stewardship, Fran-
cesca Hawkins said her administration had
initiated talks with COSTATT. She said
the talks will result in the association
holding meetings at the COSTATT's var-
Meanwhile, MATT's president prom-
ised the second executive meeting would
be held in Tobago. He said meetings will
also be held in South and Central.
Ramesar began his journalism career
in Trinidad and Tobago in 1991 with the
NBS Radio Network as Deputy Head of
News & Current Affairs/Programme
Administrator. He has also worked with
Central Radio 90.5FM, the TBC Radio
Network, NCC TV Channel 4, IETV. He
currently works as a freelancer with CL
Communications and news producer
with CCN TV 6.
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