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Police have stepped up
patrols in the Diego Martin
area following last Friday s
Investigators said they were
also working on information
which would lead to the arrest
of those responsible for the
murders of 32-year-old Tim-
othy James and his parents,
George James and Theresa Nel-
son, who were killed around 5
pm at their home off Mercer
Police said the gunmen killed
the younger James first. When
his parents heard the gunshots
the gunmen then turned on
The younger James, officers
added, was well known to them
and was out on bail on gun
possession charges. He was a
suspect in a number of shoot-
ings in the area but there was
insufficient information for him
to be charged.
Police said they also believed
the younger James was a gang
About two hours before the
killings, 20-year-old Andre
Ross, was shot dead as he
walked along Sierra Leone
Officers of the Western Divi-
sional Task Force said there
were already several anti-crime
initiatives to get the illegal guns
off the streets, including raids
and stop and search exercises.
They said patrols have been
beefed-up at Sierra Leone Road
and at Mercer Road.
Senior officers said the dif-
ficultly was obtaining informa-
tion from witnesses who were
frightened to come forward.
San Fernando mayor Dr Navi Muradali says he
plans to ask Minister of the People Dr Glenn
Ramadharsingh for some of the ministry s $17 mil-
lion allocation to help fight vagrancy in the southern
Muradali was responding to Ramadharsingh s
claim in a Sunday Guardian report that Cabinet had
approved $17 million to be spent on street dwellers.
The minister said $1.8 million of the money has
already been spent and the remainder will be used
in two phases to deal with the problem this year
and next year.
Muradali, who has been tackling the problem of
street dwellers in San Fernando, said: "The San Fer-
nando City Council will certainly be making a request
to the ministry for some of this funding and for the
programme to remove and rehabilitate the homeless
in the city.
"As of now we have identified at least 60 to 70
homeless people who need to come off the streets
and enter a programme of rehabilitation. The city
works with Court Shamrock and other homes, but
we cannot do it alone.
"I do hope that an allocation of funds will be
made to San Fernando City Corporation to deal with
Adanna Peruse makes her contribution to the panel during the National Consultation on Constitutional Reform at the Mayaro Resource Centre on Saturday
night. There was a very poor turnout for the session which featured contributions by actress Penelope Spencer, attorney Subhas Panday and local
government representative Raymond Cozier. Peruse wants the Teaching Service Commission to be restructured to include representations from the National
Parent Teacher Association. PHOTO: ALANA SURAJ
Mayor to minister:
Share that $17m with me
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...after triple murder
our homeless. I would suggest that emphasis be
placed on rehabilitation and counselling."
In San Fernando Muradali has embarked on several
initiatives to help socially displaced people. The cor-
poration started a Help the City, Help the Homeless
project where the public can make donations at
restaurants and other food outlets to assist in the
rehabilitation of the homeless. This will raise funds
to support the home for the socially displaced in
San Fernando and Court Shamrock.
"We have engaged corporate and private citizens
in raising these funds which will pay for the meals,
clothing and general care including counselling to
our socially displaced and homeless," the mayor said.
He admitted that the number of street dwellers
in San Fernando is "worrying."
"The issue of homelessness in this city is one that
we have inherited, but one that we have not ignored,"
Muradali said homelessness is a complex
issue which can be the result of broken families,
substance abuse, poor mental health and a
variety of other social and economic factor.
"With a partnership between the city and
the ministry I am confident that as a first step
we can remove the homelesss from the street
and then enter into a rehabilitation programme
which would aim to reintegrate these persons
back into society," said.
Muradali said at the recently completed San
City Green Expo more than 7,000 canned
foods were collected and have since been dis-
tributed to homes and NGOs in the city.
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