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Hunt for jobs in
city police force
RADHICA DE SILVA
Over 700 applicants lined up in
the rain yesterday hoping to se-
cure a job as a municipal police
Most of the applicants were
women and the line stretched
from Harris Promenade at the
City Hall auditorium to Peni-
The screening started after 7
applicants were still being pro-
Dozens who were unable to
get inside City Hall were ad-
vised to turn up for screening at
Arima Borough Corporation on
January 20, Port-of-Spain City
Hall on January, 23 and Arima
Borough Corporation on Janu-
This is part of the recruitment
drive to employ 1,400 to supple-
ment the police force in each of
the 14 regional corporations.
Senior Supt of Municipal Po-
lice Force Carlyle Huggins said
all applicants must have ive
subjects including English.
He said some of the applicants
were not properly dressed.
"In addition to that, you must
be of a particular height and
between the ages of 18 and 35.
We are engaging persons, both
male and female, to ensure that
visible tattoos don't appear be-
fore us. We are also asking for
driver's permit. We are turning
back those who have learner's
permit," Huggins said.
He added that all applicants
should photocopy their docu-
ments and walk with originals.
Many of applicants were jobless
and had tertiary-level degrees.
Woman on trial for murder after 18 years
Eighteen years after a man was
found dead with a broken neck
on his bed, his niece-in-law has
gone on trial charged with his
Opening the State's case
against Ira Mitchell in the San
Fernando Second Assizes, pros-
ecutor Sabrina Dougdeen-Jaglal
told the jury the main issue they
will have to determine is whether
the victim's death was accidental
Mitchell is on trial before
Justice Hayden St Clair-Douglas
charged with murdering Balo
Seurattan, 60, the uncle of her
common-law husband Matthew.
Seurattan was found dead on
his bed on January 15, 2000, with
a broken neck a day after he ex-
ecuted a will leaving everything
Although the evidence in the
case is circumstantial, Dougdeen-
Jaglal told the jury if they follow
the dots they will be able to
determine whether Mitchell is
guilty or not.
She said 18 years ago on Janu-
ary 15, the police were called to a
house at Petit Cafe, Princes Town
and Mitchell took them to a bed-
room where they saw Seurattan's
lifeless body on the bed.
There was a cut above the vic-
tim's right eyebrow. Mitchell and
Matthew lived with Seurattan in
Dougdeen-Jaglal said Mitchell
was the last person to see him
alive. She said Mitchell told the
police Seurattan had been ailing
and visited the doctor earlier in
that week. Mitchell also told the
police her uncle-in-law fell twice
off the bed on the day he died.
Mitchell said Seurattan asked
for a cup of tea, which she pre-
pared, but when she returned to
the room he was not breathing.
"She is saying it is all an ac-
cident," Dougdeen-Jagal said.
However, she said star witness
forensic pathologist Hughvon
Des Vignes will testify Seurattan's
injuries were "unlikely, near pos-
sible" to be sustained in a fall.
She said Des Vignes will also tes-
tify that had Seurattan broken
his neck he would not have been
able to speak.
Dougdeen-Jaglal said the day
before Seurattan died he exe-
cuted a will, leaving everything
for Matthew. In that will were the
signatures of Justice of the Peace
as well as two witnesses---Mitch-
ell and Roy Ramlochan. She said
neither the JP nor Ramlochan
saw Seurattan sign the will as his
signatures were already on the
document when they saw it.
She said a handwriting expert
said Seurattan's signature could
have been written by Matthew.
Mitchell was represented by
attorney Rekha Ramjit.
The trial continues next week.
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