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Minister of National Diversity and Social Integration Rodger Samuel, left, Chief of Defence Staff Major
General Kenrick Maharaj and retired chief of defence staff Brigadier General Ancil Antoine, right, look at a
1964 photograph of His Royal Highness Prince Phillip presenting the regimental colours. The photograph,
as well as other retired colours of the T&T Regiment, were unveiled at the National Museum and Art
Gallery on Wednesday. Antoine was the first officer to carry the President's Colours on July 18, 1981.
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DOWN MEMORY LANE
Independent Liberal Party (ILP)
candidate Kerwin Bucchan yesterday
was granted $250,000 bail on five
Bucchan, 38, who owns a fabricating
company, had spent the last seven
days in jail after he was refused bail
during his first court appearance so
the police could find out if he had
convictions in the United States.
Yesterday court prosecutor Sgt Shiva
Boodoo told Senior Magistrate Gillian
David-Scotland the police did not have
sufficient time to get any official doc-
uments from Interpol.
He said the police only received
information via the telephone.
Bucchan had a new attorney who
made another application for bail.
Attorney Annmarie Phillip said Buc-
chan was entitled to bail even if it was
substantial and came with conditions.
Bucchan, who was nominated to
contest the Morvant seat in the Octo-
ber 21 local government elections, is
charged with three counts of shooting
with intent to do grievous bodily harm.
The other two charges alleged that
at Lady Young Road, Morvant, he had
a Taurus 45 pistol and 12 rounds of
.45 ammunition in his possession with
intent to endanger life.
The charges were read to him when
he first appeared before Third Court
Magistrate Bramanand Dubey on
He will next appear in court on
ILP candidate on
Flashback: ILP candidate Kerwin
Bucchan at a recent political meeting.
Leader of the Movement for
Social Justice David Abdulah is
appealing to all political leaders
to condemn any acts of violence
in the strongest possible way.
He also called on the leaders to
urge their supporters to keep vio-
lence out of the campaign after
an arson attack on the office of
one of its candidates at Guapo,
Abdulah is making a political
link to an arson attack. He believes
the attempt to burn down the
Guapo/Techier office of its can-
didate, Melina Richards, is an
attempt to intimidate her cam-
paign because she is "making
waves in Point Fortin."
The MSJ leader said that was
the second attack on Richards.
He added: "Two nights ago,
someone robbed her husband at
gunpoint while he was adjusting
her banner outside the office.
"They took his wedding band,
cellphone and money and yester-
day someone decided to torch the
"Someone tried to burn the
office. They threw a flammable
liquid inside and tried to set it
"A number of items were burnt.
A chair, desk, curtains, the carpet
were all scorched. Documents were
also damaged but I do not have
a full report on that as yet."
Richards said the incident had
made her stronger and has
resolved to continue the campaign
and bring the seat home to the
The matter has been reported
to the police and fire officials are
A 32-year-old murder suspect was
shot dead in Sangre Grande yester-
Police said around 1.50 pm Hayden
Williams, of Guaico, Sangre Grande,
was driving on Railway Road, Guaico,
when two men standing at the side
of the road flagged him down.
When Williams stopped his car,
the men walked up to the car door,
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David Abdulah after
arson attack: Stop violence
opened it and pulled
him outside. They then
shot him several times
in his head and chest.
They then ran to a
white Nissan Teana,
which was parked a
short distance away, and
Williams died on the
scene and was pro-
nounced dead by a Dis-
trict Medical Officer.
Police said they
recovered the getaway
car in another commu-
nity in Sangre Grande
almost an hour after
Williams was shot, They
believe it had been
Williams was well
known to them and was
being sought in connec-
tion with several mur-
ders and shootings in
Detectives of the
Region Two Homicide
Bureau are continuing
Murder suspect shot dead in Grande
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