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Tobago Police have ruled out homicide
as the cause of death of 48-year-old Jemma
Janice Waldron, also known as "Michael
Jackson," of Patience Hill, Tobago.
An autopsy by forensic pathologist Dr
Hughvon des Vignes at the Scarborough
General Hospital yesterday showed Waldron
had a seizure and died of natural causes.
Her body was found fully clothed, face
down on the front porch of a house at Amy
Drive, at the back of the ANR Robinson
International Airport on Sunday, by the
owners of the house.
The T&T Guardian was told Waldron was
a friend of the owners, who are from
Trinidad, and visited the premises to ensure
everything was in order as it was under
renovation. Up to Sunday, officers of the
Tobago Homicide Bureau ruled the circum-
stance as an unclassified death as the body
bore no marks of violence.
Investigations are continuing.
The director of the Rainbow Rescue, a
home for boys, Judy Wilson, says if elec-
trical work and plumbing are completed
on time, the organisation will be in its new
home by May.
Wilson said the home's new Maraval
building, which had been under construction
for over a year, would be finished within
the next two months once sponsors kept
their promises to assist. She said the elec-
trical work, which had already begun, had
been donated by the T&TEC Mt Hope
"Imagine, we get water and electricity
bills but we have neither of those things,"
Wilson said the home had received sup-
port from companies and individuals but
some people had made promises they did
not keep. These empty promises, she said,
were making an already difficult job even
She added: "Even so, I feel blessed. I am
so thankful for all the support given to the
home so far."
Wilson received a lease for the Saddle
Road, Maraval, property in October 2011
after Rainbow Rescue outgrew the home's
current Belmont location. Wilson, who had
viewed the dilapidated structure in Maraval
as a blessing, had a shock when, a month
later, flooding in Maraval ravaged the prop-
erty, destroying the right wall completely
and partially destroying the wall on the left
She had just arrived on the property after
buying bags of cement for labourers to com-
plete the plastering work to the outside wall
when she met a T&T Guardian team yes-
"The building turned out to be way more
work than we expected," she said.
Wilson said the building's signature red
outside walls, which were made of a type
of river stone, had to be supported by plaster
as pieces of it would fall off with a single
The previously abandoned property, sit-
uated at 2 Saddle Road, Maraval, had suffered
from vandalism and most of the electrical
wiring had been pulled out and pilfered. A
new roof was put in and the floors changed
completely. The inside has been transformed
into a dormitory for the boys, aged eight to
19, a downstairs kitchen, offices, storerooms,
a caretaker's room, bathrooms and closets.
The new building will house 16 boys.
Wilson visits the site every day to check
on the progress of work.
She said: "It took a miracle from the Lord
to get it from the broken shell it was to a
sturdy structure. A lot of the material was
donated to us and we got financial donations,
a lot of which went to labour costs."
She said the home still needed help in
the form of paint for the outside of the
building, kitchen cupboards, ceiling fans,
air-conditioning units, closets and flood-
Relatives of a 35-year-old man, who was
allegedly kidnapped and murdered by four
police officers two weeks ago, are calling for
an transparent investigation into their rela-
The relatives made the call yesterday at the
Forensic Science Centre, St James, after they
identified the decomposing body of the relative,
Johnny Noel, of Carenage, who was reported
missing since March 11. Noel's body was recov-
ered by police last Friday in a bushy area in
"The police are supposed to protect and
serve and look what they do my brother," an
emotional sister said.
She said since her brother's disappearance
their family was struggling to obtain information
from police investigators.
"We not getting any information. The only
information we getting is through the news-
papers. We just don't want any cover-up," the
The sister, who wished to remained uniden-
tified, said the last time her family saw Noel
was two weeks ago when he left home to visit
friends at Maloney Gardens. She said while at
a friend's house, four police officers, wearing
uniforms and masks, allegedly arrived and
"Since then we have not seen him," she said.
While dismissing claims her brother was a
criminal and gang member, she said: "He was
not a gangster. He never had any money or
jewelery or car. He had nothing."
She said her family was seeking assistance
to pay for Noel's funeral expenses. Police
sources said four days after Noel went missing,
four police officers---an acting Inspector with
more than 23 years' service and three Special
Reserve Police (SRPs)---were arrested by homi-
The acting inspector, from Barataria, was
released by police last Friday after his attorneys
filed a habeas corpus application in the Port-
of-Spain High Court.
In ordering the officer's release, Justice Devin-
dra Rampersad ruled it was unlawful to continue
the detention as the investigation had not been
completed and he had not been charged.
Rampersad's ruling does not prevent the
officer being re-arrested on the completion of
the investigation. Police sources said the three
other officers remained detained up to late
A post-mortem at the centre yesterday after-
noon by forensic pathologist Dr Valery Alexan-
drov showed Noel was shot twice, once in his
chest and the other in his head. A slug from
one of the bullets was recovered by Alexandrov
during the post-mortem.
Investigators said that ballistic testing would
be conducted on the slug and on the officers'
service guns which were seized by investigators
upon their arrest. ACP Wayne Dick, Senior
Supt David Abraham and Insp Curt Simon are
Rainbow Rescue home for
boys to be ready by May
Director of Rainbow Rescue Judy Wilson views a mound of sand and cement outside the
home for the boys under renovation at Saddle Road, Maraval, as workers continue to do
renovations on the building. PHOTO: MARCUS GONZALES
Family of murdered
man says he was
Police: No foul play in death of 'Michael Jackson'
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