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The country's most
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-
Bissessar paid glowing tribute to
five deceased media people on
Monday in observance of Inter-
national Journalists Remem-
Remembrance Day was observed
in the memory of those journalists
who laid down their lives while
performing their duties according
to a report on the Internet.
that journalists perform "a pivotal
social role" in today s world.
She noted that in many other
countries, journalists were not free
to operate but in T&T they have
a right to operate freely, while, at
the same time, being balanced and
present both sides of the story.
She identified former deceased
journalists who "have made sig-
nificant contributions to the field."
They were Keith Smith, Louis B
Homer, Clyde Jimmy Maynard,
Anthony Milne and photographer
"Each has dedicated himself to
preserving and uplifting local cul-
ture and history, while simultane-
ously cultivating a healthy media
environment for our burgeoning
She said Smith, a former Express
editor-at-large, who died in Feb-
ruary 2011, was a lifetime resident
of Success Village, Laventille and
spoke immensely on behalf of the
residents, a voice which could not
"His genuine warmth and wit
linger in the hearts and minds of
all who were fortunate to have read
or heard his words," the statement
She said Maynard, who worked
at the former Radio Antilles, Radio
Guardian and Radio Trinidad was
also a cultural enthusiast who was
particularly excited but calypso
Persad-Bissessar said Homer, a
historian, left an indelible mark in
the journalism world. She said
Milne was described as one of the
best "wordsmiths in local news-
paper" by his colleagues, and Rudd
was deeply involved in cultural
celebrations and community devel-
opment and his passion easily
found its way into his photojour-
PM pays tribute to
Ten hours after he was found
bleeding from chop wounds, Laven-
tille taxi driver Dominic Pierre has
Investigators said around 9 pm,
Pierre s brother Nigel Drago, of San
Spring Road, Macaulay, Claxton Bay,
came home and found Pierre lying
motionless on the ground in front of
the house on Sunday.
The road was stained with blood.
Pierre had a chop wound stretching
from his right to left ear and his left
leg was almost severed. Drago called
the police and Pierre was taken by
ambulance to the San Fernando Gen-
He underwent emergency surgery
but died around 7 am.
Investigators believe Pierre was
involved in a feud in Laventille and
went to south Trinidad to escape his
assailants, but they followed him.
ASP Rampersad and Senior Supt
Cecil Santana visited the scene. Police
were unable to find any witnesses to
the crime and a motive for the mur-
der has not yet been established.
Cpl Ramlogan is continuing inves-
Laventille man chopped
to death in Claxton Bay
A Maraval teenager who was reported missing
on Saturday is back home with her family.
Selina Ghany, 13, contacted police on Monday,
to arrange a meeting on the corner of Duke and
Charlotte Street. She was taken to the Port-of-
Spain General Hospital for a medical examina-
Relatives and friends of the 13-year-old Bishops
Centenary College student, feared the worst, as
she had been missing for three days.
The young girl was last seen at the family home
in Dacca Trace, Maraval, when she left to walk
to nearby Assumption Church, for her 9 am con-
On Monday, a relative, Tony Ramjewan,
expressed thanks on behalf of the entire family
to everyone who helped disseminate information
and assisted in search efforts.
Missing teen back home
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