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Princes Town mother Geeta
Seenath was yesterday found
alive in the Matura forest
seven days after she was
Police said around 3 pm a
resident of Matura called
"Wire" was walking along the
trail, metres from where
Seenath was last seen.
Seenath, 47, of Chapel
Street, had gone with a group
of 40 people on an excursion
to Salybia beach on May 8.
When they arrived, 13 of the
40 decided to hike to Rio Seco
falls. After the brief hike, the
group left and returned to the
beach and around 4.30 pm
they realised Seenath was
missing. A search was launched
Over the last few days, rel-
atives, police and army per-
sonnel conducted an intensive
search of the forest.
Reports are that Seenath was
spotted by "Wire" who
stopped her and called the
She told officers at the
Matura Police Station that she
got lost from the group and
had tried to follow the river
course to the waterfall hoping
to see people there.
Seenath was said to have
suffered minor cuts and bruises
and was dehydrated. She was
taken to the Sangre Grande
District Hospital where she was
medically examined and dis-
Police are investigating the
circumstances which led to her
Missing woman found alive in Matura
Attorney General Anand Ramlogan says
there is no code of conduct in the Integrity
in Public Life Act by which Integrity Com-
mission chairman Ken Gordon must oper-
"Gordon is chairman of the Integrity Com-
mission. He is like a chief justice who sits in
judgment of all public officials. Therefore,
there is no code of conduct in the act for him."
The act provides for the establishment of
the Integrity Commission to make new pro-
visions for the prevention of corruption of
people in public life by providing for public
disclosure, to regulate the conduct of people
exercising public functions, to preserve and
promote the integrity of public officials and
institutions and for matters incidental there-
to.Ramlogan said it was now a question of
who would guard the guards.
For yet another day, Ramlogan condemned
the secret meeting held between Gordon and
Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley at Gordon s
home on May 15, five days before Rowley s
explosive e-mail disclosure in Parliament.
Ramlogan said this matter raises serious
questions about "the integrity of the Integrity
Commission. There is clearly more in the mor-
tar than in the pestle."
Asked if Gordon should resign, Ramlogan
said that question will be addressed when
they get further information. "But we want
to give Dr Rowley and Mr Gordon the oppor-
tunity to provide some clarification. Because
so far, what we have done is to dig the hole
Ramlogan said Rowley told the Parliament
that he had nothing to hide, which was a lie.
"Check the Hansard. There is no record of
any such statement by the Leader of the Oppo-
sition in the House."
Ramlogan said Rowley did not inform the
Parliament that he had communicated with
the Integrity Commission.
"Why would he lie about such a simple
matter unless he is trying to cover up some-
Suspended deputy chairman of the Integrity
Commission Gladys Gafoor and former chair-
man Eric St Cyr yesterday refused to com-
Efforts to contact Gordon yesterday proved
futile. Calls to his home were not answered.
(See Page A7)
AG: No code of
Geeta Seenath, who was
missing for seven days, was
found yesterday in Matura.
In a heart-wrenching letter
to his sister Kafiyah, Anto Gill
brought mourners to tears
when he said he would trade
the world to relive their time
Delivering a sorrowful eulogy
at Gill s funeral yesterday at the
St Paul s Anglican Church, San
Fernando, Anto reminisced on
their childhood days.
Gill, 19, of Pleasantville, died
along with twin sisters Khertima
and Khadijah Taylor in last Sun-
day s tragic accident at Cross
Crossing, San Fernando.
"When you died on Sunday
part of me also died," Anto said
while staring at the coffin in
which his sister lay peacefully
dressed in a dazzling blue gown.
"As you know, the role of a
big brother is never an easy one.
We both had our ups and
downs, however, I would trade
the world for our relationship."
"We would go for walks
where I would have to fight off
dogs. From dogs to people, I
would fight for you because
protecting you was one of my
jobs in being your bigger broth-
er."As hundreds of mourners,
including school principals,
teachers and students from her
alma mater St Joseph Convent
and Mon Repos RC school
poured into the church to bid
final farewell, nothing seemed
to perturb Gill s mother, Peggy
A moment of solace came
when the twins parents Desiree
Waddell and Edwin Taylor
turned up at the service and the
three tightly embraced each
Delivering the homily, Mon-
signor Christian Perreira
reminded mourners that while
death was part of life, after
death was eternal life.
He told them that they should
allow Gill s death to be blessing
as lessons can be learnt from
As third accident victim laid to rest...
'Big brother' remembers
the cherished times
Peggy Ann Riley, left, mother of Kafiya Gill, is consoled by Desiree Waddell, mother of Khadijah and
Khertima Taylor, during the funeral service for Gill at the St Paul's Anglican Church, Harris Promenade,
San Fernando, yesterday morning. The three students were killed when a car taking them home from
a party, got into in a collision last Sunday. PHOTO: KRISTIAN DE SILVA
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