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Gardener in court
wounding wife and son
Chopping victims Premchand Roopchand and his mother Shanti leave
the Siparia Magistrates Court yesterday. PICTURES RISHI RAGOONATH
A Barrackpore man who allegedly
breached a protection order and
stabbed his estranged wife and
son was denied bail yesterday
when he appeared before a Si-
paria magistrate yesterday.
Harripersad Roopchand, 52, a
gardener, was not asked to plead
to the two charges of unlawful
and malicious wounding before
Senior Magistrate Margaret Alert.
Roopchand's wife, Shanti, 45,
and son, Premchand, who had
a bandage on his face and his
left arm in a sling, were in court
when the matter was called.
It is alleged that on December
29, Roopchand unlawfully and
maliciously wounded his wife
and son at their Pancham Trace,
Barrackpore, home. It is alleged
that he stabbed his wife, then
chopped his son when he inter-
Pursuant to Section 64 (1) (b) of the Securities Act 2012,
Berger Paints Trinidad Limited wishes to advise its shareholders that:
Berger Paints Trinidad Limited ("BERGER") has been advised by ANSA
Coatings International Limited ("ACIL") that BERGER shareholders deposited
approximately 692,277 Ordinary Shares (subject to verification of validity of
acceptances received) in response to the Offer and Take-Over Bid ("the Offer")
dated November 1, 2017 as amended on December 6, 2017 which together
with ACIL's and its affiliates existing shareholding in BERGER represents
approximately 94% of the outstanding Ordinary Shares.
ACIL has also advised that all terms and conditions of the Offer have been
complied with or waived. Therefore, ACIL intends to take up all the Ordinary
Shares deposited pursuant to the Offer. Prior to the extension of the Offer
on December 6, 2017, ACIL advised that it took up and paid for 342,133
Ordinary Shares at a total consideration of $2,312,819.08. The overall total
consideration to be paid by ACIL for the 692,277 Ordinary Shares deposited
pursuant to the Offer is approximately $4,677,792.52. BERGER shareholders
are expected to be paid on or before January 2,2018 subject to the verification
of validity of all acceptances received.
By Order of the Board
Harripersad Roopchand is escorted from
the Siparia Magistrates Court after he was
denied bail yesterday.
vened. Both were warded at the San
Fernando General Hospital for some
Roopchand was arrested and
charged by Sgt Davis Lewis. His attor-
ney Ramnarine Soorjansingh asked for
bail, claiming that his client has three
children, no previous convictions and
two pending matters.
Police prosecutor Sgt Starr Jacob
objected to bail and told the court
Roopchand had two similar matters
pending before the court. She said in
January 2017 he appeared in the same
court on two charges of assault against
his wife and another relative and was
granted bail on the condition that he
stay away from the victims. Jacob said
he breached that order by entering
the house where the alleged acts were
Upholding the prosecutor's objec-
tion, Alert said based on the circum-
stances the accused is a danger to his
wife and son.
"The best place for you is inside,"
she told him as she advised him of
right to apply to a judge in chambers
Roopchand will reappear in court on
Police are investigating a burglary at a
cellphone dealer in Grand Bazaar over
the New Year's long weekend. It took
place around 4 am on Sunday at The
Distribution Company Limited, an au-
thorised Bmobile dealer, located near
the mall's food court.
CCTV footage of the burglary showed
four men, whose faces were hidden by
masks, handkerchiefs and hats, enter-
ing the store. Using claw hammers,
the men broke glass display cases and
emptied them of cellphones, accesso-
ries and small electronics.
The entire incident took a little over
a minute from start to finish.
No arrests were made by police up to
When the T&T Guardian contacted
the store yesterday, staff said they
could not disclose the items that were
stolen or their value and suggested that
the questions be referred the compa-
ny's owner at its other location in
San Fernando. However, staff at that
branch said the owner was not at work
Investigations are continuing.
Wednesday, January 3,2018
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