Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : November 18th 2013 Contents SASCHA WILSON
What was supposed to be a fun-filled
outing for a woman and her 18-year-old
son ended tragically when the teenager
drowned in the Caura River on Saturday.
No one saw what happened to Rakesh
Brandon Sinanan, who was last seen
standing in chest-high water. He went
missing at around 11.45 pm.
At her Guaracarite Trace, Mayo home
yesterday, Minnie Hosein, 58, a Cepep
worker, was unable to come to terms with
her son s death. She said they had gone
to the river with about eight other Cepep
"Is the first time we gone up there. We
was excited. I really did not want carry
him because he don t go nowhere. We stay
to ourself," she said.
Hosein said Sinanan could not swim
and had not been to a river before. The
last time he went to the beach was about
nine years ago.
"We don t have money to go nowhere,"
Hosein said they got to the river at
around 11.30 am. The devout Hindu said
she offered flowers and said a prayer before
venturing into the water.
"My son did it, too. That is for protec-
tion to keep us safe, but like it take him
She said her son went off on his own
while she remained in shallow water.
"When it was about 11.45 am I looking
for he but I can t find him. About 100
people went all in the bush looking for
him because someone say they see him
gone with two fellas."
The police were called and they arrived
on the scene within mintues.
Hosein recalled: "While we was walking
to the police the bathers touch something
under the water and the body just move
and we see is Brandon. I was helpless, I
just start to bawl and roll."
She said Sinanan had been her "hand
and foot," since her husband died five
years ago. Hosein also has a 21-year-old
son, but he does not live with her.
"I don t know how I going to live here
alone," sobbed Hosein who lives in a small
wooden house with no electricity, or water.
An autopsy is expected to be done today
at the Forensic Science Centre in St James.
Tunapuna police are investigating.
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The family of 13-year-old Selina Ghany is pleading
for her safe return.
The girl left her Boissiere Village, Maraval, home
at around 9 am on Saturday for confirmation class
at the Assumption Church. The student of Bishop s
Centenary College has not been seen or heard from
Anyone with information on the missing teen is
asked to call 330-3062.
A motorcyclist was
killed in a traffic accident
in Tobago on Saturday
Shortly after 9 pm,
Keron Arnold, 20, of
Buccoo, was travelling
south along Shirvan Road
when his motorcycle col-
lided with a jeep driven
by Carl Bishton, 56.
Arnold was thrown from
his motorcycle and died
on the spot.
Bishton, the lone occupant of the jeep, which ended
up on its side after the impact, is warded in a stable
condition at the Scarborough General Hospital.
This accident brings Tobago s road fatality count
for the year to seven. Acting Sgt Williams, of the
Old Grange Police Station, is continuing investiga-
Girl, 13, missing
in Tobago crash
Teen drowns on first
visit to Caura River
The highly-publicised Ultra Kooler Fete in Mara-
bella was shut down by the Environmental Man-
agement Authority (EMA) during a fireworks dis-
play early yesterday morning.
Billed as "the most phenomenal cooler festival
to hit Trinidad," the Secrets of the Pyramids fete
was held at Mannie Ramjohn Stadium.
Police estimated that the fete was attended by
more than 600 patrons.
At around 12.45 am, EMA officials accompanied
by police officers ordered the promoters to shut
down the fete. The music stopped.
After about 20 minutes patrons began shouting:
"We want we money back."
The house DJ then announced that the EMA had
shut down the party and they have to leave. The
DJ told patrons to collect their tickets on their way
out of the venue. However, no information was
given by party promoters Lollabee Entertainment
about where patrons can collect refunds. Tickets
were priced at $200 and up.
Police said the noise of the fireworks exceeded
the decibel level for fetes in residential areas. (SW)
down fete for
Rakesh Brandon Sinanan suspected of
drowning at Caura River on Saturday.
Minnie Hosein mother of Rakesh Brandon
Sinanan, is inconsolable as she looks at her
son's ID card and recalls the final hours of
his life, after it is believed he drowned at
Caura River on Saturday.
PHOTO: KRISTIAN DE SILVA
Suspect in fatal stabbing held
With air and canine support, Southern Division police were able to
catch a suspect in the stabbing death of father of four Aaron Bachan.
Acting on a tip-off, officers went into a bushy area on Saturday evening
where they found the 30-year-old man hiding out in a camp.
Bachan, 37, of Picton Settlement, Diamond Village, San Fernando, was
stabbed several times on October 21 when he stopped to fix a flat tyre.
Reports stated one man held down Bachan while the other man stabbed
Police said the suspect would be placed on an identification parade
before being charged.
Investigations are continuing.
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