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Monday, March 26, 2018
Relatives of farmer
ran, who was
found dead in
Friday night, are
awaiting the autopsy
results to determine
the cause of death.
Speaking with the T&T
Guardian yesterday, a male
relative, who did not give
his name, said that since his
body was found they have
not gotten any further infor-
mation from investigating
officers as to whether or not foul play was involved.
According to a police report, at about 9 pm officers
went to Point Gourde where they found Ramsa-
ran’s decomposing body near his sil-
ver-grey Navarra pickup van.
Ramsaran was last seen at about
noon last week Tuesday at the family’s
garden in Aranjuez.
Ramsaran later in the day contacted
his relatives and told them that he was
going to run an errand. He was never
seen or heard of since.
The autopsy will be conducted at the
Forensic Science Centre in St James.
A Chinese restaurant, along Mucurapo Road, St James,
was yesterday gutted by fire.
The cause and origin are yet to be determined, how-
ever, fire officials from the Wrightson Road Fire Head-
quarters are expected to return to the scene today to
carry out further investigations.
The fire damaged the inside of the restaurant and in
the kitchen area.
At about 5 am, fire was seen coming from the one-sto-
rey concrete structure at Mucurapo Street that housed
the Fei Wong Chinese Restaurant.
When the T&T Guardian visited the scene yesterday, a
team of police officers from the St James Police Station
However, because of a language barrier with the res-
taurant’s owner and employees, investigating officers
will have to seek the assistance of an interpreter.
Investigations are continuing.
A 26-year-old businessman from En-
terprise was arrested on Saturday
night for possession of three guns,
ammunition, bullet-proof vests and a
quantity of marijuana.
According to a police report, during
an anti-crime exercise by officers of
the Central Division, officers executed
a search warrant at 5K Mini Mart,
Southern Main Road, Enterprise, where they found
and seized the items.
Police said they found three pistols, an undisclosed
amount of assorted ammunition and an undisclosed
amount of marijuana. The owner of the mini-mart
was subsequently arrested.
The exercise was supervised by acting ASP Richard
Four people were arrested during a breathalyser exer-
cise conducted in Central over the weekend.
In total, 41 drivers were tested, according to the Po-
The exercise, which was conducted by Central Di-
vision’s DUI Task Force, took place between 3 pm on
Saturday until 5 am yesterday.
Four held for drunk driving
Fire guts Chinese restaurant
Missing farmer found dead
seized in raid
Activist plans rally
against rising crime
An anti-crime campaigner is seeking the support of
President Paula-Mae Weekes as he intends to stage an-
other rally in August to protest against the rising mur-
ders in the country.
Just over a year after Kesta Stoute, 27, walked from
his hometown of St Mary’s Village, Moruga to San Fer-
Speaking with the T&T Guardian yesterday, Stoute
said he was hopeful for Weekes’ support as he believes
that with her intervention T&T can combat crime.
“My walk in 2017 I gained a lot of support from the
public and a few Cabinet ministers but it’s not enough. I
want to now gain that support from Her Excellency and
ask her to meet with the young people of our nation so
that she can listen to our views as to how we can bet-
ter our country, which has become that of a war zone,”
“I believe that change is gonna come but it will take
time and much effort. I intend to never stop until I can
see the days my grandparents talked about...where they
could sleep with doors open,” he said.
Stoute, who has an active role in the St Mary’s Police
Youth Club and several schools in his area, said crime
and murders have “hit home” for him, especially the
murders of women, who in some cases were mothers
and have now left their children behind.
“I want to have children and I would like to be around
to see them have children and I want my parents to be
around to see me have children. Why must I work hard
for what I have and someone must come and take that
away from me? It’s not fair. We shouldn’t be living in so
much fear and duress to the criminals out here,” Stoute
“We must teach people that if you give a man a fish,
he eats it for a day, but teach him to fish he eats for
a lifetime...My motto is love of my God, my country,
my family and my fellow men...This is what I live by
and I intend to share with everyone
I come in contact with,” he said.
Stoute is expected to send the
letter to Weekes after Easter is ob-
Stoute is also planning an an-
ti-crime rally in August and is hope-
ful that Weekes would also be a part
by showing her full support.
On March 18, 2017, Stoute, em-
barked on the eight-hour walk from
his hometown to San Fernando.
Stoute initially thought of staging
a silent protest on the Princes Town
promenade, but decided against it
after being advised that he needed
permission from the police.
during his walk
last year. PICTURE
KRISTIAN DE SILVA
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