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Although president of
the Highway Action
Moodie claims residents
affected by the San Fer-
nando to Point Fortin
Highway project had
halted settlement nego-
tiations with the
(Nidco), the company
says agreements contin-
ue to be met.
Nidco s communica-
tions manager Ingrid Ish-
mael said yesterday
negotiations over com-
pensation and relocation
of residents living along
the path of the $7.2 bil-
lion highway have never
stopped. On Wednesday
during a meeting with
residents at the Debe
High School, Moodie got
support from residents
for a suggestion that they
should stop negotiating
with Nidco officials, after
claims that they were
being offered unjust set-
tlements and being
intimidated into signing
over their properties.
Ishmael said: "Thus far,
have not stopped. Even
Ms Pearly Ramnarine has
deposited her cheque,
A 39-year-old man was murdered
in front of his relatives in Arima yes-
Police said around 1.30 am, Indar
Singh, of Walnut Drive, Mt Zion,
Arima, and four of his relatives were
driving in his Hyundai Matrix, near
Calvary Hill, Mt Pleasant, when two
men walked into the centre of the road,
blocking the car s path.
When Singh slowed down to avoid
colliding with them, one of them drew
a gun, walked up to the car and shot
Singh several times in the chest.
The car crashed into a nearby ditch
and the men ran away. Singh died on
the spot. Investigators said Singh was
not known to police and up to late
yesterday a motive for his murder had
not been established.
His murder raised the toll for the
year to 246.
Detectives of the Region Two Homi-
cide Bureau are investigating.
thereby facilitating her
settlement and reloca-
"In the unlikely even-
tuality that residents dis-
Nidco will be guided by
the individual circum-
stances of each case."
Ramnarine is one of
the South Oropouche
residents who took part
in last Monday s fiery
protest. She claimed that
on July 26, Nidco offi-
cials visited her home
and forced her to sign a
$50,000 agreement. She
said an evaluator had
visited her home on four
occasions and told her
to sign the agreement or
demolish her house and
she would have to pay
$500 for it.
Ishmael said Cabinet
already had agreed to the
allocations of lots at Petit
Morne, Ste Madeleine,
to bona-fide residents
who had said they were
willing to be relocated.
She said Nidco had also
begun to arrange trips
with residents to visit the
Petit Morne 11A site.
Days after the protest,
Nidco sent a letter to
Moodie, who works as
its community outreach
him to work on the pro-
posed San Fernando to
Princes Town phase of
Moodie has since said
he was contemplating
legal action against the
company, saying he
believed it was an
attempt to silence him
because of his attempt
to make public the errors
Nidco was making with
respect to the highway
project. Ishmael said the
San Fernando to Point
Fortin highway was the
project undertaken in the
history of the country
and admitted Nidco and
other Government agen-
cies had faced numerous
challenges. She said the
issues were being man-
aged and rectified.
She said Moodie, like
all citizens, had the right
to seek redress in the
courts if they believed
they had a cause of
action. She said if the
matter did arise, the
company would take a
decision then. She added:
"Mr Edward Moodie s
present responsibility as
consultant in the Com-
munity Outreach Pro-
gramme includes per-
forming duties for any of
Nidco s projects.
"Although the San
Fernando to Princes
Town highway has not
started, Nidco has to
make preparation for the
next fiscal year."
'Residents cashing property cheques'
Man murdered in front of relatives
Four students from the Barataria
North Secondary School appeared in
court yesterday accused of sexually
assaulting a 15-year-old classmate
during an incident at the school last
The four teenagers, who were accom-
panied by their parents, were granted
a total of $250,000 bail when they
appeared before Magistrate Wendy
Dougdeen-Bally in the Port-of-Spain
The teenagers, who cannot be named
for legal reasons, stood silently with
their heads bowed when the charges
were being read. They were not called
upon to plea to the charges as they
were laid indictably.
Two of the students---a 15-year-old
Form Five student from San Juan and
a 17-year-old from Piarco---were each
charged with committing grievous sex-
ual assault on the schoolgirl, who is
They were each granted $50,000 bail.
Another 17-year-old from Barataria
was slapped with two charges for having
sexual intercourse with a girl between
the ages of 14 and 16. The last school-
boy---a Form Four student, aged 18, was
charged with committing grievous sex-
ual assault as well as an additional
charge of indecent assault. These two
boys were each granted $75,000 bail.
The charges arose out of an incident
at the school on May 15 last year.
As part of the conditions of their
bail, Dougdeen-Bally ordered the
teenagers to report to the nearest police
stations in their communities twice
weekly. Police prosecutor Sgt Callister
Charles asked Dougdeen-Bally to
impose a further condition of preventing
the teenagers from contacting the vic-
tim, via telephone or social networking
sites, such as Facebook.
Charles told the court the victim was
transferred to another school after the
alleged attack. Dougdeen-Bally agreed
and ordered the teens to stay 100
metres away from the victim.
The four was represented by attor-
neys Patrick Godson-Phillip and Shyline
Barlow. The charges were laid by WPC
St George of the Barataria Police Station.
They will reappear in court tomorrow.
$.25m bail for teens accused of sex assault
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