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Six years for PH driver in robbery
For his part in the robbery of a passen-
ger in his vehicle in 2016, Edmund Sewlal
was sentenced yesterday to six years hard
His co-accused, Felix Bhola, was sentenced
to four years hard labour.
Both men were on trial for the robbery with
aggravation of a 54-year-old man on July 12,
They were both found guilty before Magis-
trate Cheryl Ann Antoine in the San Fernando
First Magistrates Court yesterday.
The trial began on July 3, 2017 before Antoine.
Attorney Ainsley Lucky appeared on behalf of
Bhola, 39 while Sewlal, who is 49, was unrepre-
sented. Sewlal, of Pascal Road, Gasparillo, and
Bhola of Tabaquite were chargedby PC Lyndon
Ramcharan of the Gasparillo Police Station.
During the trial, the court heard that on
around 10.30 pm July 12, 2016, Sewlal was
driving a Mazda hatchback vehicle in which
Bhola was a back seat passenger and a third
unidentified man was the front seat passenger.
Under the pretense that he was working
'PH' taxi, Sewlal picked up the victim along
the Gasparillo Link Road. The victim asked to
be taken to Marabella but instead, on reaching
close to Reform Junction, Sewlal pulled to the
left side of the road and stopped.
The court heard that the man sitting in the
front seat pulled out a cutlass and told the victim
"Pass everything you have."
The victim handed over $260 in cash,
a Nokia cell phone valued $300, a pack of
cigarettes and a lighter.
The front seat passenger then instructed
the man to get out of the car, while Sewlal also
came out of the vehicle and opened the trunk.
He told the court that he opened the trunk so
the victim would not see the vehicle's number
plate as he drove off.
Both Sewlal and Bhola had claimed they had
no part to play in the robbery and it was done
solely by the unidentified third person.
However, in handing down the sentence, An-
toine told Sewlal that being the driver of the
vehicle,he had some control of the environment.
Sewlal, a father of three has ten previous
convictions of a similar nature which were
taken into consideration for sentencing. Bhola,
however, had no convictions or pending matters
before the court.
14 T&T scouts
in Iceland event
Sharing testimonies to inspire and en-
courage one another, 14 members of the
T&T Scouting Association are currently
in Iceland to participate in the 15th World
The event takes place in Iceland between July
25 to August 2.
Dubbed the official event of the World Or-
ganization of the Scout Movement (WOSM),
the World Scout Moot is hosted and organised
by the Icelandic Boys' and Girls' Scout Asso-
ciation, for young people aged between 18 and
Yvan Mendoza of the Marketing Division
of the T&T Scouts Division said 5,000 scouts
from 106 countries were attending the event.
He said the World Scout Moot is held every
four years and is organised by a National Scout
Organization appointed by the World Scout
Conference, under the supervision of the World
Scout Committee and with the support of the
World Scout Committee and the World Scout
He said the event is aimed at providing
meaningful, active and fun experiences that
can contribute to the participant's personal
It is also aimed at discovering and celebrat-
ing the similarities and differences between
cultures, ideas, lifestyles, behaviours and ex-
Participants also share information on the
challenges of today's world, such as on employ-
ment, family, sustainability, peace, citizenship,
leisure and other global issues, Mendoza said.
Recognised as a starting point for activities
and partnerships among individuals and asso-
ciations worldwide, Mendoza added that par-
ticipants will get the opportunity to develop
and evaluate projects to bring betterment for
On the Scout's official website, Moot director
Jon Ingvar Bragas said the Scouts mission was
to prepare a programme "based on the Scout
Promise and Law, to help build a better world
where people are self-fulfilled as individuals
and play a constructive role in society.
"During the Moot every participant will be
involved in community service and share their
experiences to inspire others. Participants will
contribute to a positive change for their hosting
communities through various activities and
projects, a true inspiration for participants to
bring back home after the Moot," Bragas said.
Relatives of the late
of Kernaham Trace Chin Chin Road
Cunupia are asked to
Louis Daly Attorney At Law
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