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Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Even after Shazard Ken Ali,
popularly known as Trixie, was
found dead on Monday, his many
friends cried justice saying that
his “murderers will be punished.”
According to a police report, at
about 6.30 pm Ali’s semi-nude
body was found in a drain at the
side of the road.
wounds to the head. He
was only clad in a jersey.
An autopsy done yesterday at
the Forensic Science Centre said
he died as a result of blunt force
trauma to the head. He was
Ali’s friends, with whom he
was liming with at Poolside Bar,
Caura Valley Road, said he went
to urinate. He never returned. His
worried friends began searching
for Ali and found him lying on his
back in a drain.
Ali’s relatives were too dis-
traught to speak, however, close
friends described Ali as “always a
One of Ali’s friends took to Face-
book and wrote: “Whoever killed
our brother will regret the day he
was conceived. Not Trixie man...
he never do anybody anything.”
“He always cooking, laughing,
cracking jokes, fishing and catch-
ing crab. God doesn’t rest. Your
murderers will be punished. Rest
easy bro,” the friend added.
Another friend, who expressed
his anger over Ali’s death, wrote:
“We wish we were there with
you bro hoping it wouldn’t have
ended this way. To the person
or persons who took away our
brother I hope you see this and
know you took away our brother.
I hope you see this and know you
took away a gentle soul.”
Investigations are continuing.
Despite complaints on social
media about patients waiting for
hours to get a bed at the San Fer-
nando General Hospital, chief ex-
ecutive officer Gail Miller-Meade
assures there is no overcrowding
issue at the hospital.
The South West Regional Health
Authority (SWRHA) CEO was re-
sponding to complaints on Face-
book about the lengthy period
patients have to wait for beds at
The comments were based on a
photo showing at least two people
lying on stretchers in the corridor
of the hospital.
Rosemarie Singh wrote, “I was
there in the emergency recently
and remained on a chair for 24
hours no beds to be warded for
tests to be done and to be treated
...had to sign myself out with no
sight of a clean toilet or even a
bathroom to have a shower....
what a punishment citizens have
to endure in our healthcare sys-
tem and to think we pay taxes and
health surcharge like clock work
and not even basic medicine for
chronic ailments!! Plz resign Dey-
alsingh you’re an absolute waste
of time and money.”
Ingrid Joefield wrote, “Waited
with my mom who has a heart
condition on a hard plastic chair
for a record nearly two days be-
fore finally getting a bed. Sad
state of affairs but not a recent
one. Seems nothing will change.
Can a new hospital help? Maybe.
Would it change attitudes? Not
sure, but I am hopeful things will
Former medical director Anand
Chattergoon said there is an over-
“The overcrowding is very bad,
but there is a new board and I am
hoping the new board will ad-
dress this. A lot of people calling
me to complain they cannot get
beds and they have to wait very
long in casualty department.
Something really needs to be
done,” he said.
Miller-Meade admitted there
was a challenge over the Easter
weekend with 19 to 20 patients
waiting for beds.
However, she said there was a
good flow yesterday. “We don’t
have overcrowding,” she said.
Miller-Meade explained that
there was a process for patients
to be assigned beds.
“When patients come I some-
times need to discharge people to
make a bed available. It depends
discharge patients. So there is no
issue,” she said.
Asked whether there were any
plans for the 230 beds from Couva
to be handed over to SWRHA,
Miller-Meade referred that ques-
tion to Health Minister Terrance
A 50-year-old man accused of at-
tempting to defraud a used car
dealer from central Trinidad of
$3 million in a land deal was re-
manded into custody after ap-
pearing in court yesterday.
Sean Lord, of Marcano Quarry,
East Dry River, Port-of-Spain, was
denied bail when he appeared be-
fore Magistrate Cheron Raphael
in the Port-of-Spain Magistrates’
Court to answer the fraud charge.
Raphael said she could not con-
sider bail as the offence is alleged
to have occurred within the ju-
risdiction of the Chaguanas Mag-
istrates’ Court and she was only
required to transfer the case.
Despite his lawyer’s advice to
stay silent, Lord repeated im-
plored Raphael to reverse her de-
cision to no avail.
babies. I have twins,” Lord said as
he shook his head incessantly.
He also attempted to challenge
the allegations made by police in
the charge as he claimed that the
case involved $300,000 and not
Raphael refused to entertain
him as she pointed out that Lord
can make the statements when he
is called upon to enter a plea to
the charge during his next court
appearance in Chaguanas, which
will be next Thursday.
Lord was arrested by detectives
of the Fraud Squad, led by Senior
Supt Totaram Dookhie, after the
victim made a report, last week.
In the report, the victim
claimed that he was in the process
of purchasing a parcel of land at
Camaca Road, South Valsayn,
when he became suspicious.
Lord produced a deed for the
property, allegedly bearing his
name, which was registered in the
However, upon further inves-
tigations police learned that the
property belonged to someone
else with the same name.
Lord was charged with attempt-
ing to obtain the money from the
businessman through false pre-
tences. He was represented by
The investigation was con-
ducted by ASP Ken Ghisyawan,
Insp Lisa Cudjoe, WPC Lisanne
Lazarus and Cpl Vinnel Bassarath.
A man from San Juan appeared
in court yesterday charged with
stealing a security guard dog from
a gas station over the Easter long
Anderson Sylvester appeared
before Magistrate Cheron Raphael
in the Port-of-Spain Magistrates’
Court charged with stealing the
Dutch Shepherd dog, owned by
Amalgamated Security Services
Sylvester was accused of steal-
ing the dog, valued at $8,000
from a gas station at Saddle Road
in San Juan, between Saturday
night and Sunday morning.
Although Raphael said she
knew Sylvester from previous
cases of a similar nature before
her, she said she could not con-
sider bail as his official criminal
record tracing was still being pro-
cessed by police.
Sylvester asked Raphael if he
could address her in relation to
the charge, but she refused as she
pointed out that he had pleaded
not guilty to the larceny offence.
While police officers usually
bring recovered stolen property
to court to be tendered into ev-
idence, this was not done in
Sylvester’s case as the dog had al-
ready been returned to the com-
pany by police after investigators
took photographs and witness
statements from the canine’s han-
Sylvester’s case was adjourned
to this morning when the tracing
is expected to be available for
Raphael to reconsider bail.
San Juan man charged with stealing security dog
No overcrowding at Sando hospital
Senior choir members sing in harmony at the Montgomery Moravian Love Fest during Easter celebrations in Tobago.
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No bail for man on $3 million land fraud
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