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SKYON POLYCARBONATE AWNINGS
not a gift to the slaves
by the enslavers.
So said chairman of
the Legal Aid and Advi-
sory Authority Israel
Khan, SC, during an
function hosted by the
authority at the House
of Angostura, Laventille,
Freedom, Khan said,
had to be fought for.
"You must constantly
bear in mind that if
there is no struggle,
there will be no
progress. And those
"Forget about the case completely"
was the advice Justice Mark
Mohammed gave to jurors in a double
murder trial in the San Fernando High
Court on Tuesday as the court went
on its August break.
Until the trial resumes on September
3, Mohammed told the jurors to go about
their normal business.
"The best thing to do is to forget
about it completely. Don't be obsessive
about it and don't be worried about it,"
He warned jurors not to discuss the
case or allow anyone to discuss the case
with them. He reminded them of their
oath, as they would still be jurors, to be
honest, open-minded and conscientious.
He also told the jurors not to be con-
cerned that they might forget evidence
because he would review the evidence
when the matter resumed.
Acknowledging that the jurors had
made a tremendous sacrifice, he said
that mentally, emotionally and physically
they might be exhausted.
"It's entirely natural," he said.
The 12-member jury and three alter-
nates are hearing evidence against Paul
Vincent, 33, who is charged with the
2005 murders of schoolgirl Radha
"Pixie" Lakhan, 16, and Taramatee
Toolsie, 40, in Siparia.
The State is alleging that both of them
were stalked, raped and strangled to
death near their homes weeks apart.
The State is alleging that Vincent gave
the police detailed statements confessing
to the murders.
The matter began in the First Assizes
in April with legal arguments. The jury
began hearing evidence in the last week
On Tuesday, state attorney Tricia
Hudlin-Cooper called three witnesses
--- PC Randy Ramjag, Cpl Alexander
and Justice of the Peace Kevin King.
Attorney Rekha Ramjit is defending
Vincent. The trial is expected to end in
Siparia murder trial...
Jurors told to forget
case as court takes break
CHARLES KONG SOO
Acting chief meteorologist
Arlene Aaron-Morrison says
rainfall for July was half the
From July 1-29, rainfall was
46.6 per cent of the long-term
average of 124.2 millimetres.
Aaron-Morrison said no trop-
ical storms were foreseen after
the passing of Chantal and the
Meteorological Office was not
seeing anything as foreboding as
yet on the horizon, only tropical
waves which were typical of the
"It all depends on the severity
of the waves which are not too
severe just yet.
"We don't have that kind of
extreme development and all we
can do is just keep monitoring
the developments," she said.
She said tropical waves also
interacted with the Inter-tropical
Convergence Zone (ITCZ) which
can affect T&T through the sea-
Acting climatologist at the
Meteorological Office Kenneth
Kerr said the rainfall situation
might change dramatically if
there was intense or extreme
In a telephone interview, Kerr
said: "We are below what we
expected for the month. If the
next couple of days continued
like that then we should be below
the monthly average. We may get
two days of intense and extreme
rainfall, it may come up to 100
Kerr added: "The forecast is a
seasonal forecast and it is difficult
to give on a month-to-month
basis as several factors, such as
sea surface conditions and anom-
alies, affect the outcome."
He said several tropical waves
did pass by and gave some rainfall
but in terms of total amounts of
rainfall there was no significant
However, the Water and Sew-
erage Authority (WASA) reservoir
levels for the authority's dams
were well within long-term aver-
ages for this time of year.
Despite the low rainfall for July,
the reservoirs are fuller than aver-
age and producing water at levels
close to capacity.
July rainfall below annual levels but...
WASA dams close to full capacity
Reservoir levels at July 23
Lake Height Average
Production Levels at July 18
Caroni WTP 74 mgd
N Oropouche 20.5 mgd 20 mgd
Hillsborough 1.6 mgd
who profess to favour
freedom and yet depre-
cate agitation are men
and women who want
the crops without
ploughing up the ground.
They want the ocean
without the awful roar of
its many waters," he
ment that the authority
had not found it "neces-
sary or fitting" to com-
Day previously in its 37
years of existence, Khan
"And this is in spite of
the fact that T&T was
the first country in the
world to declare a
national holiday to com-
memorate the abolition
of African slavery."
A people who celebrate
together would appreciate
and understand one
another, as they would
embrace one another's
culture and thus move
together as one nation
where every creed and
race would find an equal
place, Khan said.
The authority's board,
he added, had also decid-
ed to grant scholarships
to all members of its
administrative staff to
study to become parale-
Khan: Slaves had to fight for emancipation
Dancers from Reflex Performing Arts perform an African dance during Legal Aid and Advisory Authority
Emancipation Day celebrations at the House of Angostura, Eastern Main Road, Laventille, on Monday.
Looking on in the background, from left, are attorney Vernon de Lima, Chi Kamose, director/chairman, Israel
Khan, SC, and Justice Minister, Christlyn Moore. PHOTO: ROBERTO CODALLO
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