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Five hurt in two
Five men were shot in separate incidents in
Moruga and San Fernando on Sunday night.
Police said Lorenzo Rostant, 22, Kevin Morgan
22, Jonathon Alphious 22 and Matthew Toussaint,
20 were near Rampersad's Bar in Basseterre
when gunshots rang out.
Patrons scampered for safety and later found
the four men with gunshot injuries to their hands
and legs. They were taken to the Princes Town
District Health Facility where they were treated
then transferred to the San Fernando General
Hospital (SFGH) where they remained warded in
stable condition yesterday.
Investigators said they have not been able to
get information about the incident as no one re-
ported seeing anything.
Meanwhile, two men are in police custody fol-
lowing a drive-by shooting along Mount Moriah
Road, San Fernando. Up to yesterday, the vic-
tim's name was not revealed, but police said he
is warded at hospital.
At around 5 pm, the victim was walking near
his home when the vehicle passed and an occu-
pant opened ire. Police on patrol spotted the
suspects and held them after they crashed while
attempting to escape. Three guns were recov-
ered, including two loaded, high-powered auto-
matic rifles, were recovered.
Man killed while holding baby
A man who ignored a feeling of "bad vibes" and
went to visit the mother of his children was shot
dead on Sunday at Maracas, St Joseph.
Anthony Douglas was holding his one-month-
old child when he was shot. The child was not
hurt, police said.
The 31-year-old farmer planted chive and
thyme. Police said the killing took place around
5.55 pm and had no motive for the killing.
In a separate killing which took place in Petit
Valley on Saturday, police identi ied the victim
as Nigel Rudder. Police reported that Rudder's
body was found around 6 am by residents of
Eagle Drive, Simeon Road, Petit Valley. Rudder,
31, died from a single gunshot wound to the back
of the head.
Garcia: Budget cuts for
school feeding programme
Despite 2018 budget cuts for School Feed-
ing Programme funding, all students in
T&T will still get breakfasts and lunches,
says Education Minister Anthony Garcia.
"We're not cutting the quantum of
meals served," Garcia stressed as he was
questioned about the matter during yes-
terday's inal day of Parliament's Stand-
ing Finance Committee scrutiny of 2018
Garcia con irmed the 2018 School
Feeding Programme will be $43m as a re-
sult of funding reduction. He, however,
assured students would not be disadvan-
"Discussions have been held with the
Schools Dietary Services to ensure no
student is affected and we're also talking
to our caterers to ensure all students re-
ceive," he said.
Garcia also con irmed funding cuts
to privately-operated Early Childhood
Centres since he said information shows
some operators are not interested in this
any longer and others are charging high
fees despite receiving Government sub-
Garcia said the Education and Health
Ministries will be taking information to
Cabinet soon to treat with students with
Attention De icit Hyperactivity Disor-
der (ADHD). This is a mental disorder
characterised by problems of paying at-
tention, excessive activity, or dif iculty
controlling behaviour. Children with
ADHD may ind it more dif icult to focus
and complete schoolwork.
In 2016, UNC MP Dr Suruj Rambachan
piloted a motion --- supported by Gov-
ernment --- on the need to treat with
children with ADHD and ADD (Attention
De icit Disorder), which both affect him.
Minister in the Prime Minister's Of ice
Ayanna Webster-Roy said the motion res-
onated with her because of suggestions
her son may also be afflicted with this.
Garcia con irmed funding cuts for
several programmes as well as the Uni-
versity of T&T --- whose board will soon
work out which programmes would be
affected by this and the National Train-
ing Agency among others.
When UNC's Dr Tim Gopeesingh ex-
pressed concern about the cuts, Finance
Minister Colm Imbert asked what Gov-
ernment should cut to be able to provide
for all the programmes.
Following yesterday's scheduled
SFC conclusion, the debate of the 2018
Budget begins at 10 am today in the Sen-
ate. This concludes Friday.
$5m to relocate squatters
for Sando waterfront project
The Planning Ministry has allocated
$5m for 2018 to for temporary relocation
of squatters as a result of the San Fer-
nando Waterfront project ahead, Plan-
ning Minister Camille -Robinson-Regis
At yesterday's Standing Finance Com-
mittee, she said sites haven't been lo-
cated yet, but the $5m will deal with site
planning and building structures for the
She also said Government has paid a
total of $14.4m so far to sugarcane farm-
ers in settlements owed. She said 1,153
accepted payments under $12,000 and
2,328 fall into the category for payments
over $12,000. A third phase involves
2,300 other farmers. No court action is
pending. "We told them there's a cer-
tain amount to be accepted and some of
them accepted it," she added.
Robinson-Regis said the Ministry is up
to the level of "a six" (out of ten) where
Central Statistical Of ice ef iciency is con-
cerned. Recommendations on climate
change programmes in synch with the
Paris accord will soon be taken to Cab-
inet, she added.
PM for disaster
talks in Belize
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley leaves today for
a Caricom-Mexico Summit on natural disasters in
A statement from the Of ice of the Prime Minis-
ter (OPM) said the main theme of the summit will
be co-operation for prevention of and treatment
of natural disasters, an area in which Mexico has
experience and institutional capacity.
Foreign Service Of icer Akilah Seale will rep-
resent the Ministry of Foreign and Caricom Af-
fairs. An earlier statement stated that Minister of
Foreign and Caricom Affairs Dennis Moses will
accompany Rowley to the meeting but was later
amended to exclude the minister.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and
Belize Prime Minister Dean Barrow will co-chair
the one-day summit which aims to consolidate
the progress of the III Caricom-Mexico Summit
(Merida, Yucatan, April 2014).
The talks further endorse the importance Mex-
ico places on co-operation with the Caribbean in
matters of security, migration, climate change
mitigation and the prevention of natural disas-
The Government of Mexico will provide air
transport for T&T and other Caricom delegations
to and from Belize, City.
Rowley returns to T&T on Thursday. In his ab-
sence, Minister of Finance Colm Imbert will act
as Prime Minister.
Education Minister Anthony Garcia, during
the Standing Finance Committee meeting
in Parliament yesterday. PICTURE COURTESY
OFFICE OF THE PARLIAMENT
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