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President of the Route Two Maxi Taxi
Association, Linus Phillip, says the police
need to do their jobs and arrest criminals
who have been targeting maxi taxi oper-
ators during the past few months.
In an interview at the association s
headquarters at City Gate, Port-of-Spain,
yesterday, Phillip said his members had
made numerous reports of robberies on
the Priority Bus Route over the period.
He pointed out that as many as four
robberies a week were now taking place
and while the police had descriptions of
the culprits no arrest had been made.
"We always getting robbed and we had
a spate of robberies on the Beetham and
I found it strange that they (drivers) are
reporting it and police saying they know
who it is and not holding nobody," he
Phillip said one person had committed
several of the robberies. He said the per-
petrator was hitting maxi taxis as early
5.30 am and robbing all passengers on
"It is the same guy who is boarding
the maxis from Curepe and targeting the
passengers. We know it is the passengers
he is targeting because so early in the
morning the drivers only have the float
or money they collect from a few people,"
"I want results. Hold somebody, do
something. We making reports and noth-
ing happening. Sometimes it has one rob-
bery a week or up to four a week."
Phillip also warned passengers that
they should not travel wearing heavy jew-
elry and should be aware of their sur-
"Sometimes they (passengers) are
bringing the bandits on board. They have
a set of jewelry and the bandits following
them on the maxi and robbing the pas-
sengers," he said.
Phillip said drivers should also follow
their instincts and be careful of robbers
boarding their maxi taxis and not be
"greedy" by picking up every and any-
When contacted yesterday, Deputy
Police Commissioner Mervyn Richardson
said he was not aware of the spate maxi
taxi robberies. However, he promised to
assign officers to deal with the matter.
"I would like to talk with him (Phillip),"
he told the T&T Guardian.
"I do know there might be a robbery
or two. I will assign people, if it is from
Curepe to City Gate. We can put things
in place. It is one robbery I hear now and
Former insurance agent Chris Christo-
pher escaped jail and was instead fined
for stealing $31,000 of his client s life
Christopher, 25, of Lumsden Street, Gas-
parillo, was ordered to pay $5,000 in fines
and $15,000 in compensation for the theft
when he appeared before San Fernando
Sixth Court Magistrate Lisa Ramsumair-
Ramsumair-Hinds spared Christopher
from jail when she passed a "mitigated sen-
tence" on him, as he had repaid $17,000
of the $31,000 he stole from his former
client, Basdeo Singh.
Yesterday, police prosecutor Sgt Gordon
Maharaj confirmed that Singh received the
money when Christopher, who was repre-
sented by attorney Shaun Teekasingh, reap-
peared before Ramsumair-Hinds.
Christopher, who worked with British
America Insurance, was charged with steal-
ing $8,300 from Singh between June 1, 2010,
and October 10, 2011, at Gasparillo. He was
also charged with fraudulently converting,
for his own benefit, $23,100 between Sep-
tember 1, 2006 and May 31, 2010, instead
of applying it to the British American life
insurance policy on behalf of Singh.
Singh was paying his life insurance pre-
miums through Christopher. He became
aware of the theft when he was notified by
the company that his policy had lapsed.
Yesterday, Ramsumair-Hinds fined
Christopher $3,000 or nine months hard
labour for fraudulent conversion and ordered
him to pay $6,000 in the compensation or
serve six weeks simple imprisonment.
She also fined him $2,000 or four months
hard labour for stealing the money and
ordered him to pay $9,000 in compensation
or serve six weeks simple imprisonment.
The magistrate gave Christopher three
months to pay the fines and compensation.
Teekasingh, in his plea in mitigation, said
Christopher s mother died when he was 18
and he was left with funeral debts. He said
Christopher used the money to pay those
debts and cover home expenses.
The attorney said Christopher had no
pending matters or previous convictions
and asked that Christopher be reprimanded
The magistrate, however, disagreed and
fined him instead.
Ex-insurance agent escapes jail for theft of client's premiums
Four robberies a week on Priority Bus Route...
Maxi taxi owners
beg for cops' help
Triple amputee Rajesh Durbal receives a social motivator certificate from Minister of the People
and Social Development Glenn Ramadharsingh at the ministry's Port-of-Spain offices yesterday.
Durbal, who made history as the first triple amputee to compete and finish the Kona Hawaii Iron
Man Triathlon Championships in 2011, was rewarded for his contribution to the disabled
community. PHOTO: ABRAHAM DIAZ
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