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Cabinet is still deliberating the appointment
of a chairman and board at State-owned
National Quarries (NQ).
The stalled decision, the T&T Guardian
understands, stems from a deadlock between
two ministers who have each handpicked a
potential candidate for the chairmanship posi-
Finance Minister Larry Howai, who was
responsible for the dismissal of former NQ
chairman, Mitra Ramkhelewan, yesterday con-
firmed no appointment had been made.
"The matter is still under deliberation by
Cabinet," he said in response to e-mailed ques-
The State-owned company has been without
a chairman and a board since October 25.
Howai said until Cabinet decided on the
matter "the corporate secretary remains the
officer in charge at the company.
"The Ministry of Energy and Energy Affairs,"
he added, "maintains a watching brief of the
Howai said when the appointment was even-
tually made, it would not be an interim board
but a permanent one.
Former chairman of the Sangre Grande
Regional Corporation, Keshwar Maharaj, has
been tipped to take over the chairmanship.
The T&T Guardian understands Maharaj is
being favoured by one minister and that is con-
tributing to the stymied appointment.
A soldier is expected
to appear before a San
later today on human
trafficking charges after
he was arrested yester-
day while escorting six
Venezuelan women off
a boat in Cedros, south
The solider, a taxi driv-
er and the six women
were arrested around
2.30 pm by South West-
ern Division CID officers
Ramsingh and Singh.
Police reports state the
officers had kept the
solider and the taxi driver
under brief surveillance
in Cedros and became
suspicious when the two
boarded a boat on the
The soldier later was
seen escorting the six
women, all of Venezuela,
onto the shore.
Officers arrested the
men and the women and
handed them over San
The men are expected
to be charged with
human trafficking while
the women are expected
to be charged with the
entering T&T through an
unauthorised port of
Three men are expected to be placed on identifi-
cation parades later today after they were arrested
yesterday in Siparia with a loaded 9 mm pistol and
a .38 pistol.
The men, one of Santa Cruz and the other two of
Maracas, were arrested by officers of the South Western
Division CID Task Force during a raid at the house in
Officers, acting on a tip-off, went to the house
around 8 am and conducted a search.
They found the 9mm pistol and 12 rounds of ammu-
nition and the .38 pistol in the house.
The men were arrested and taken to Siparia where
they were interviewed. Officers from other divisions
are expected to interview them and place them on ID
parades before charges are laid.
Police are continuing
investigations into the death
of Joycelyn Marquis-Taylor,
who was killed after pieces
of steel fell of a truck and
Marquis-Taylor, the secre-
tary to the priest at the Santa
Cruz RC Church, was driving
along Saddle Road, Santa
Cruz, on Tuesday when
The 62-year-old mother of
five, of Sun Valley Drive, La Pastora, Santa Cruz, was
Police said the rope holding the steel rods together
became untied and several lengths fell onto the road-
way. Some the rods ricocheted on the roadway, landed
on the bonnet of Marquis-Taylor s Nissan AD wagon
and pierced the windscreen.
The driver of the truck was detained at the scene
of the accident but was subsequently released.
Investigators said they intend to approach the
Director of Public Prosecutions Roger Gaspard for
guidance when they complete their investigations.
Funeral arrangements are yet to be finalised, accord-
ing to relatives. (CC)
Ministers' deadlock stalls naming
boss at National Quarries
Cops to consult
DPP on Santa
Three held with
guns in Siparia
T&T Foreign Minister
arrives to attend the
Group meeting in
Colombo, Sri Lanka,
yesterday. The palm-
flecked island nation of
Sri Lanka plays host
this week to leaders
from dozens of
nations at a summit it
hopes will generate
enough good will and
photo opportunities to
eclipse three decades
of grim history---
media harassment and
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