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$30,000 bail for
threatening to kill two cops
A La Romaine man who allegedly threatened
to kill two police officers was granted $30,000
bail with his mother as surety.
Andre Floyd, 24, pleaded not guilty to four charg-
eswhen he appeared before San Fernando magistrate
He was arrested last Friday at Charles Street, La
Romaine. The charges arose out of an incident at
Charles Street on April 16.
Two charges alleged that he made threats to kill
Police ConstablesOutam Ramdass and Sahadeo Boo-
dhai which caused them to apprehend immediate fear.
The other charges alleged he used obscene language
and obstructed officer Ramdass in the execution of
In asking for bail, his attorney, Chantal Paul, said
Floyd had three convictions for narcotic related of-
fences and pending matters for robbery, narcotic
possession and wounding.
Court prosecutor Sgt Ian Sylvon was unable to
confirm this as the police criminal database system
Upon his arrest, Flyod was granted $20,000 bail
by a Justice of the Peaceat the police station, but the
magistrate said she was "uncomfortable" with that
bail and revoked it.
She granted him fresh bail with his motheras surety
on the condition that he reports to the police station
three times a week. His attorney claimed he was beat-
en by the police and subsequently taken for medical
treatment at the San Fernando General Hospital.
Paul requested a copy of his medical certificate.
The matter was adjourned to July 3 for case man-
agement hearing and disclosure.
(See Page A11)
As T&T observes World Environment Day...
EMA: Increase student
awareness on conservation
A national environmental literacy and
awareness survey by the Environmental
Management Authority (EMA) has found
that more work needs to be done to ed-
ucate both students and communities
about environmental conservation and
Revealing the results of the six-month sur-
vey conducted by Opus Limited from June
2016, EMA officials yesterday said the three
demographic groups targeted were found to
However, it was found that students had
the lowest environmental literacy level at 51
per cent, while households were found to be
at 56 per cent and businesses/industry had the
highest at 63 per cent.
Delivering the results as they commemorat-
ed World Environment Day at the EMA Head
Office, Elizabeth Street, St Clair yesterday,
officials assured the results would constitute
part of the review and update of the National
Providing a break-down of the findings,
EMA's Senior Environmental Education Of-
ficer, Nadia Nanan said the national household
survey component reflected an environmen-
tally friendly population who were willing to
engage in activities that preserve and sustain
Claiming this was demonstrated in the rela-
tively high attitude score of 73 per cent, Nanan
said the national population was significant-
ly less engaged in pro-environment activities
such as planting trees, recycling, composting
and positive recreational interaction with the
Relative scores in these categories were sig-
nificantly lower she said, with a household score
of 50 per cent in the practices component.
Reading excerpts from the results, Nanan
said these low environmental activity scores
seemed to be inconsistent with the overall
positive disposition towards the environment
and may require increased organisation at the
community level to increase awareness of the
possibilities for environmentally friendly recre-
ational activities and economic/entrepreneurial
Citizen knowledge on environmental sub-
jects was the lowest scoring component with
43 per cent.
The scores derived from the school survey
indicate a pro-environment disposition with
an attitude score of 63 per cent.
Nanan said students were found to be less
willing to engage in environmentally friendly
activities including activities attributed to the
conservation of water and recycling.
Pointing out that this was "noteworthy"
since younger generations have experienced
more targeted pro-
environmental awareness advertising than
older citizen, Nanan said in addition, the posi-
tive attitude scores did not translate to high en-
gagement levels in environmental conservation.
Among the recommendations to generate
greater student participation was clean-ups,
planting trees, field trips and environmental
innovation competitions to increase awareness
and explore career
and business opportunities within the en-
Regarding the businesses/industry catgeory,
the survey found that environmental literacy
across various sectors including oil and gas,
manufacturing, services and agriculture were
highest among industry respondents compared
to national households and school respondents.
Chairman of the Environment Management Authority, Nadra Nathai-Gyan, right, handles a boa constrictor as she gives students a tour of
the authority's mini exhibition hosted in commemoration of World Environment Day at it's offices in St Clair yesterday.
PHOTO: KERWIN PIERRE
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