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A man who went miss-
ing earlier this month was
found dead on Monday.
His body was identified by rela-
tives yesterday at the Forensic Sci-
ence Centre in St James. His name
was given as Christian Guillium,
26, of Pregnancy Lane, La Puerta,
But in a bizarre turn of events
for the family, Guillium’s relatives
are questioning how a newspa-
per report could have carried an
article on March 11 claiming that
his decomposing body was found
in a cemetery in Petit Valley.
“We find this to be very strange
and we are going to contact an at-
torney on this report,” Guillium’s
relative said. The article was not a
T&T Guardian article.
“We would like to know
where this information came
from and who they would
have gotten the information
the relative added.
The relative told the T&T Guard-
ian that Guillium’s body was found
down a precipice at Mamoral on
Monday at about 3.15 pm.
She added that he
went missing on March 1.
She also added that they got a mes-
sage from him that same day in-
forming them who he was with and
what he found to be suspicious.
“He called a family member and
said that the person he was with
was acting strange and was cold
sweating. He said he just wanted
us to know who he was with in
case anything should happen to
him. He was never seen or heard of
since. We even reported him miss-
ing to the police,” the relative said.
She added that Guillium re-
ceived several threats from
people in the area and made
several reports to the police at
the Four Roads Police Station.
“Well it look like the police did
nothing because he went miss-
ing after receiving the numerous
“After he went missing we
kept getting calls that he was
dead but only found out that
his body was found in Mamoral
on Monday,” the relative added.
An autopsy report revealed
that Guillium died from mul-
tiple stab wounds to the back.
Friday, March 23, 2018
REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
NOTICE TO CREDITORS OF
TUBE CITY IMS TRINIDAD LIMITED
IN THE MATTER OF
THE COMPANIES ACT, CHAP. 81:01
NOTICE is hereby given, pursuant to Section
418(1) of the Companies Act, Chapter 81:01
(“the Companies Act”) that a meeting of the
Creditors of the above named Company will be
held at Business Recovery and Advisory Services
Limited c/o 86, Seventh Street, Barataria, on
the 19th day of April, 2018 at 1.30p.m. for the
purposes set out in sections 418, 419 and 420 of
the Companies Act.
Dated this 20th day of March, 2018.
Jonathan M. Fingeret
9 children among 14
homeless after fire
Two babies were among nine children and six
adults who were rendered homeless yesterday
after a fire gutted three homes in the railway line
community in Ste Madeleine around noon yester-
The three houses where Donna Coombs-Smith
and her family lived at Cipero Road were com-
pletely destroyed when the fire broke out around
The fire also partially damaged a fourth house,
owned by Irene Valentine, who received minor
burns to her back, neck and arms as she was flee-
ing her home.
Coombs-Smith, 57, cried as she spoke about
losing their homes, all their belongings, her live-
stock—ducks and chickens—and her four puppies.
The puppies’ mother Diamond, a black and
in shootout with cops
A Venezuelan national was killed
by police during an alleged shoot-
out in Diego Martin on Wednes-
A female Venezuelan na-
tional was also shot during
the incident and was said
to be warded in hospital.
Up to late yesterday, the name
of the dead man was not released.
According to a police report,
at about 11.30 pm officers were
responding to an all-points bul-
letin in which a black Yaris was
seen evading a police road-
block exercise in the area.
The vehicle was intercepted
near St Lucien Road and as
the officers were approach-
ing the vehicle they were shot
at, forcing them to return fire.
The two occupants of the ve-
hicle, the Venezuelan nation-
als were shot. They were both
taken to the Port-of-Spain Gen-
eral Hospital where the man
succumbed to his injuries
while undergoing treatment.
Police said they recovered a
loaded pistol and an undis-
closed amount of US currency.
Investigations are continuing.
Tamika Charles, lefts, comforts her mother Donna Coombs-Smith among the ruins of their home was destroyed by
fire at Cipero Road, Ste Madeleine, yesterday.
PICTURE RISHI RAGOONATH
white dog, was seen searching through the rubble as
though she was looking for her babies.
Coombs-Smith and her daughter Tamika Charles,
38, lived in the same house which was separated into
Coombs-Smith lived alone, but Charles lived with
her five daughters, ages 13, 12, 10 and twin three year
olds, and her 17 year old son. Charles’ two older sons
Russell Grant, 20 and Jemile Cooper, 21, lived in the
other two houses, but they were at work when the
Grant’s common-law wife Aphia Alexander, 22, their
two children—six days old and three years old—and
Cooper’s wife Shantelle Mohammed, 25, and their
one month old baby, were home. Coombs-Smith, 57,
recalled she was about to cook a meal of bake and
bhagi when she smelt something burning.
She said the smoke came from her daughter’s room.
“We switch off all the breakers. It was still smok-
ing. We make sure we call the fire brigade, neighbours
calling the fire brigade and when they do reach here
is because the main roof was caving in.”
She cried: “Everything just went down in flames.
All my duck, all my birds, ducklings, all my fowls
everything just went down in flames..I have nothing
if anybody could give a lil helping hand.”
Charles said she was not home when the fire began.
She said just three years ago they rewired the house.
“All my daughters and son are in school. One of
them writing SEA, but I don’t know how they going to
school. We have lost everything, even our documents.
Everything gone. My grandchildren are saying by
my brother but I am now looking for somewhere for
my children to stay.”
Valentine recalled that she watching television
when she heard the commotion. When she eventually
looked out she saw her neighbours’ houses covered in
smoke. As the fire spread to her home, Valentine said
burning plastic from the ceiling fell on her.
Councillor Shawn Premanchan appealed to the
public, not only government, to assist the families to
support these families with relief items such as cloth-
ing, baby supplies, food, water and building supplies.
He said the Disaster Management Unit had already
visited the families and he would try to help them
with grants and hampers from Self Help and the So-
cial Development Ministry.
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