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Two disgruntled restaurant
employees who stole a quanti-
ty of alcoholic beverages and
cigarettes from their boss
were ordered yesterday to pay
a total of $31,096.14 in com-
pensation and $7,600 in fines.
Jairam Anganoo, 34, who
worked in the stockroom, and Anil
Chatoor, 39, a chef, pleaded guilty
when they appeared before senior
magistrate Cherril-Anne Antoine
in the San Fernando First Court.
Attorney Ainsley Lucky who
represented both men said their
actions were as a result of "eco-
nomic necessity," adding that the
bossman was not paying them
well at all.
"My two clients are aware that
a Carib costs $6.06 and we know
what the retail price is, it is twice
the amount. A Ginseng costs
$5.40 but it goes for $10. They
subconsciously resented that
money was coming in and they
are not getting from it."
Anganoo was slapped with
three charges which alleged
that between April 21 and May
11 at Rising Star Restaurant and
Lounge in San Fernando he stole
more than a total of 110 cas-
es of Johnnie Walker Black,
Absolute Vodka, Carib, Stag,
Pilsner, Guinness, Mackeson,
Smirnoff, Heineken, Heinek-
en Light and Ginseng from the
owner Chandrakha Persad and
two cartons of Dunhill and two
cartons of Du Maurier, a total
value of $31,096.14.
Chatoor was jointly charged
with Anganoo on one of the
four charges which
alleged that on April
24 they stole a case of
Johnnie Walker Black
and a case of Absolute
Vodka and four car-
tons of cigarettes, a
total value of $5,362.
ted to the police to selling
some of the items to a Chi-
nese grocery. They were
charged by Cpl Shaun Mo-
hammed attached to Mon
Repos Police Station.
While this did not justi-
fy their actions, Lucky said
that was how they were
thinking when they com-
mitted the crimes. Noting
that both Anganoo, of La
Romaine, and Chatoor,
of Edinburgh, were first
time offenders, he asked for
a non-custodial sentence.
The magistrate told the
prisoners that their ac-
tions not only cost their
job, but they would now
have a criminal record.
On the joint charge they
were each ordered to pay
in $2,681 compensation
and a $1,900 fine.
Chatoor was ordered
to pay $28,415.14 in
compensation and a
$1,900 fine on each of
the other charges.
They were given two
months to pay the mon-
ey or in default serve four
months in jail on the steal-
ing charge and six weeks
simple imprisonment on
...to repay boss
Health Minister Terrence Deyalsin-
gh said five companies have submitted
expressions of interest for a public/pri-
vate partnership to operate the
The team, headed by former
Permanent Secretary and now
Port Authority Chairman Allison
Lewis, "should have presented
their findings about three weeks
ago," he said.
With the evaluation complete,
he said, the ball is now in the court
of Minister Camille Robinson-Regis
to bring the note to Cabinet.
"I am not in control of that," Deyalsingh
While he could not say when that would
happen, he said, "we want to bring the fa-
cility up and running as soon as possible."
He would not give details on who the
preferred private/partner might be but said
from speaking to members of the medical
profession "we don't need a children's hos-
pital, what we need are new maternity beds,
a burns centre, but not a children's hospital."
Deyalsingh said the Government was "of
the view that the facility should be put to
the best use. We will not leave it to rot like
the Brian Lara Stadium."
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said on
Tuesday that it was Government's intention
to open the Children's Hospital and would
not abandon unfinished projects of the for-
mer People's Partnership administration.
Restaurant workers Jairam Anganoo, left, and Anil Chatoor, who
stole a quantity of alcholic beverages from their employer.
JENSEN LA VENDE
One year after police began en-
forcing the speeding limits and im-
plemented speed guns, $11,294,000
worth of speeding tickets has been
The bulk of the tickets were issued be-
tween January to May this year.
The statistics were disclosed during yes-
terday's weekly media briefing by head of
the Traffic and Highway Patrol Unit ASP
According to Baldoo, of the 11,294 tickets
issued since the speed limit was enforced
last May, a total of 7,445 were issued this
year alone. More than double the number
of speedsters were ticketed in the first five
months this year when compared to all of
last year since the implementation of speed
guns. The fine for driving over the speed
limit is $1,000.
The 80 kmph for closed tray vehicles
on highways and 65 kmph on main roads
began being enforced last May.
Badloo said outside of the speeding tick-
ets, for the year, 5,503 tickets for varying
traffic offences. He said over 5,000 tests
for driving under the influence of alcohol
Of those tests 773 drivers were found
to be driving over the limit. Badloo said
that for the period January to present,
there were 33 fatal accidents resulting
in 36 deaths which compared to 52 fatal
accidents and 59 deaths last year.
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