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RHONDA KRYSTAL RAMBALLY
Chairman of the Communi-
ty-Based Environmental Pro-
tection and Enhancement Pro-
gramme (Cepep) Adesh
Deonarine says contractor
Amarnath Jaggasar of Starbott
Enterprises Ltd was not singled
out when he received a termi-
nation letter on Thursday.
Deonarine said the issue was
only highlighted because it was
in Chaguanas West.
"They are trying to politicise
it," he said.
He said contractors were being
reviewed and monitored con-
stantly and many of them had
received letters for poor per-
formance and negligence over
statutory payments over a period
Deonarine said he had not
seen the letter because it came
Cepep general manger is Carl
On Friday, Jack Warner told a
gathering at one of his political
meetings that the Government
had dismissed two Cepep con-
tractors who were in support of
his campaign-Starbott Enter-
prises Ltd and Magicstar Enter-
Warner said managing director
of Starbott Enterprises, Jaggasar
was the interim chairman of the
Independent Liberal Party. Jag-
gasar chaired Friday s meeting
where Warner read the termi-
But in a telephone interview
yesterday, Deonarine said it was
a decision taken by management
and operations and not by his
Deonarine said, "They were
monitoring his operations.
"We were getting calls and
letters from workers claiming
they were being victimised.
"Workers were being forced
to go to meetings and take their
families and were told they would
get time off and the company
knew nothing of that arrange-
He said field officers usually
do supervision on contractors
and it was a coincidence that
Jaggasar received a letter on
"The same thing that is hap-
pening to them is happening in
other areas as well.
"It s only because it is
Chaguanas West and they report
to Jack (Warner)...that s why it
Deonarine said termination
was "the last straw."
Jaggasar s contract was due to
be expired "very soon," he said.
Deonarine dismissed Warner s
claim that Local Government
Minister Suruj Rambachan is
expected to hold a meeting this
morning with workers from the
two terminated contractors.
Warner also claimed that the
new contractors had no equip-
But Deonarine said Cepep had
already advised the workers of
their new contractors and would
take up work tomorrow.
He couldn t recall the names
of the two new contractors.
A senseless killing.
That s how the family of forklift driver Shawn
Nelson, 42, described his murder.
Nelson, a father of three, was gunned down at
his home at Nelson Avenue, Indian Walk Road,
Moruga, on Friday night. Police have detained a close
male relative for questioning.
Neither relatives or police could say what led to
Nelson s wife and two younger children, ages four
months and three years, were at home when he was
Police said around 9.20 pm the woman heard a
loud explosion and on checking, saw Nelson lying
in the yard bleeding from his chest.
Relatives said neighbours rushed him to the San
Fernando General Hospital where he died while being
Nelson s wife and mother were too distraught to
speak with reporters yesterday.
With tears streaming down her face, Nelson s
sister Nyota described him as a loving father and
husband. "He was never in nothing. From work to
church to his children and wife. This was unexpected
Nelson s brother, Anderson, said he did not know
if there was an altercation.
However, Anderson said he was told by his other
brother that there were people in the bushes near
the house and the dog was barking. He said Nelson
was heard saying "who is allyuh," before he was
shot. "Is ah mad scene," he said.
Nyota said Nelson worked at Carib for the past
21 years and was waiting to move into a new home
with his family. In fact, she said Nelson, who also
played drums and the guitar with Kaiso tents and
a parang group, had "lots of plans."
Nelson was also the father of a 15-year-old girl.
An autopsy is expected to be performed tomorrow
at the Forensic Science Centre, Port-of-Spain.
Up to late yesterday the relative remained in
custody at the Princes Town Police Station. Inves-
tigations are continuing.
This young bass
player from St
the Queen's Park
band is made up
of Standard Four
and Five pupils
and has won the
for several years.
not singled out
...family says killing senseless
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