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Two days after returning
from a trip to Canada, account-
ant Kyle Sooklalsingh met a
horrific death when his BMW
convertible crashed off the
Solomon Hochoy Highway
Sooklalsingh s convertible,
registered PCH 41, was given to
him five years ago as a birthday
present from his father David,
Also injured in the crash was
Sooklalsingh s gym instructor
Brandon Williams, 36, of Caratal
Williams, who suffered mas-
sive head and internal injuries,
remained hooked up to life sup-
port at the Intensive Care Unit
of the San Fernando General
Hospital up to late yesterday.
Police said Sooklalsingh, 26,
of Fahey Avenue, Gopaul Lands,
Marabella, died on the spot.
A witness, who requested
anonymity, said around 3.10 am,
Sooklalsingh and Williams were
heading on the south-bound
lane of the highway when upon
passing the Corinth overpass,
Sooklalsingh lost control of the
car.The car crashed through the
highway railings, flew up into
the air, smashed into a tree and
kept spinning in the air, before
landing in a crumpled heap
inside a ditch.
"That car was travelling more
than 200 miles an hour when
it passed me at Freeport. Min-
utes later it crashed. I don t
know if the driver fell asleep but
he was really doing some num-
bers," the witness said.
Police spent more than an
hour combing through the bush-
es in search of other passengers.
No one else was found. Sook-
lalsingh s body was removed to
the Forensic Science Centre, St
James, for an autopsy. Two
wreckers had to be used to pull
the mangled vehicle from the
At the family s home, Sook-
lalsingh s mother, Diane Hosein,
was in a state of shock. She said
she spoke to her son hours
before the crash and he told her
he was going to Williams home
to drop off some items.
"I am not sure where he was
going afterwards. He did not
come home and when my other
son, Kyeil, got up to go to work,
he noticed Kyle s car was not in
He called Kyle s cellphone and
someone answered saying he
had an accident and was in the
hospital," Hosein said.
She said when David arrived
on the accident scene, police
had already moved Sooklals-
ingh s body from the wreckage.
"Everything is so sudden. I
feel numb as if none of this is
really true. I cannot believe that
God will take away someone
who was so kind and loving to
us," Hosein said.
She added Sooklalsingh was
always willing to help his friends
and had travelled to Canada to
be with his friend who had
undergone a medical operation.
"He loved to lime and have a
good time. He came back from
Toronto on Saturday. He studied
accountancy in London and he
had plans to becoming an actu-
ary," Hosein said.
She explained that Sooklals-
ingh was the "baby" in the fam-
ily. On his 21st birthday, David
gave him the BMW as a present.
Hosein said Sooklalsingh loved
his siblings and worked in his
father s business.
Meanwhile, Williams relatives
stayed at the hospital praying
for his life. Williams friend,
Hugh Findley, said too many
people were taking chances on
Police officers of Ste
Madeleine are continuing inves-
The 23-year-old man who
was shot dead on Sunday
morning had a criminal past
but he had long moved away
from that lifestyle and was
gainfully employed, his rela-
tives said yesterday.
Speaking with members of
the media at the Forensic Science
Centre, St James, yesterday the
uncle of Chris Sealey believed
he was murdered having been
shot in the back.
He added his nephew had one
pending matter and was
employed at Coca Cola and at
Food Basket and was very gen-
erous towards his family.
Sealey s uncle, John Gopaul
said his nephew was a limer but
was no criminal. Sealey grew up
on a farm in Sangre Grande his
According to police reports,
Sealey was shot and killed by a
businessman who confronted
him and two others about their
behaviour at his business place.
Police reports are that Sealey,
of Sangre Grande, was shot at
Hammerhead Bar, located on
Manzanilla-Mayaro Road, Man-
Around 3.55 am the owner
reportedly discovered three men
in his business place pouring
liquid on his gaming machines
He confronted them with a
licensed 12-gauge Remington
One of the three men drew a
gun and the owner in turn fired
two shots. One man fell to the
ground and the two others
escaped in a vehicle.
Manzanilla police were called
in and the injured man was taken
to Sangre Grande hospital, where
he was pronounced dead on
Police later confronted one of
the two suspects, a 31-year-old
resident of Sangre Grande, in a
roadblock along the Manzanil-
The country s murder toll
continued to climb as another
man was shot dead on Sun-
According to police reports,
around 7.45 pm Jamal
Mohammed, 33, of Duke
Street, Port-of-Spain, was
seated in the front seat of a
car parked at the corner of
Charlotte and Duke Streets in
company with another man
when two men approached
and fired several shots striking
The driver of the car took
him to the Port-of-Spain
General Hospital where he was
pronounced dead on arrival.
The driver was not injured.
At the Forensic Science
Centre, St James, yesterday
relatives opted not to speak
with members of the media.
Also at the Forensic Science
Centre were relatives of Earl
Saxon who was shot dead on
Police reports state that the
42-year-old contractor and
PH driver was shot dead as
he sat in his car around 8 pm
at Mango Rose, Laventille.
Saxon, 42, of Henry Boule-
vard, Trou Macaque, Laven-
tille, had 22 children, the oldest
25 and the youngest nine
Saxon, alias "Bala", is
believed to have been killed
over a contract to reconstruct
the burnt down Trou
Macaqure apartments, accord-
ing to the mother of two of
his children, Shasha Mitchell.
The mother of Saxon s
youngest child, Sherina Farrier,
said he was a kind and loving
man who did not deserve to
in city shootings
Relatives on bar killing:
He was murdered
Onlookers view the mangled wreck of Kyle Sooklalsingh's BMW
convertible after he crashed and died off the Solomon Hochoy
Highway early yesterday. PHOTO: KRISTIAN DE SILVA
Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley says Attorney
General Anand Ramlogan has questions to answer
over the purchase of a second Range Rover.
Rowley made the statement during a news con-
ference at his Charles Street, Port-of-Spain, office
The Opposition has filed a complaint to the Integrity
Commission requesting the matter be investigated.
In seeking to clarify the matter, Rowley said the
Opposition received a document in July which showed
an attempt was made to license a Range Rover in
2012 as a duty-free item.
He said that attempt to license it resulted in two
Customs and Excise forms being signed. Rowley said
one form, "where a significant sum is alleged to have
been paid and that payment was supposed to have
facilitated the licensing of the vehicle."
He added: "Another, similar form signed by Cus-
toms showed that the vehicle was not subject to
duty." Rowley said there was a document from the
VAT office which indicated that the vehicle was Vat
According to Rowley: "The reason why we sent it
to the Integrity Commission is that we wanted an
investigation as to why these confusing attempts
were being made to license a vehicle in a pretty
straightforward way, where if the authority for licens-
ing it was granted there should have been no prob-
"We are now seeing in the newspapers that another
vehicle owned by the AG comes into view, having
accessed the provision of duty free conditions but
that was not discharged at the time when this first
vehicle was to be licensed."
The Diego Martin West MP said a public officer
was entitled to a duty- free vehicle after two years,
once the vehicle has been properly disposed off.
Rowley said in making that application for duty
free on the second vehicle, a public officer has to
satisfy the Ministry of Finance that he had in fact
disposed of the first one or settled the loan.
He said if the officer retained the first vehicle with
loan and duty-free conditions still in effect, then he
was not entitled to another one at that time.
Rowley said the minister must explain the mat-
ter.He said Ramlogan was wrong to claim that com-
mission chairman Ken Gordon should resign and the
matter be discontinued because he (Ramlogan) was
not told that he was being investigated.
Rowley said the law governing the commission
provided for it to investigate any matter brought
before it. He said the commission would be in breach
of the law if it reported on the investigation without
allowing Ramlogan to respond.
Rowley said the People s National Movement was
not in any conspiracy with any officer-holder in the
country. He said the Opposition filed the matter to
the commission to be investigated.
On the recent approval of four nominees of Pres-
ident Anthony Carmona, Rowley said the Opposition
did not vote for or against it. He said the PNM had
concerns about two of the nominees and consequently
abstained from the vote.
He also said one year after the controversial e-
mail matter was taken to the President and subse-
quently presented in Parliament, nothing has come
out of the probe.
He said that matter and the Section 34 matter
would not die. He said the country has suffered
tremendously because of the decision to approve the
Administration of Justice (Indictable Proceedings)
Act 2011. He said the matters would not go away as
the Government must be held accountable for those
two matters. See Page A8
Rowley: AG must
Man killed in South crash
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