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Karl Terrence Hudson-Phillips, O.R.T.T., Q.C.
beloved and loving husband to Catherine (née Hutcheon) and father of Jennifer, Kevin and Sarah,
died peacefully and suddenly in London on the 16th of January 2014 at the age of 80.
He was the second child of the late Henry Hudson-Phillips, Q.C. and his late wife, Gilda (née
Archibald). He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Dr Archibald Hudson-Phillips
and Mrs Angela Hudson-Phillips, and his sister Dr Margaret Green and her children.
The youngest of his siblings, Edwin, pre-deceased him in 1988. Mrs Patricia Hutcheon,
his mother-in law, and Mr Harry Laughlin and his wife Dale, and Mr Mark Hutcheon and his wife,
Mary, also survive him. Much has been and will be said about this exemplary and honourable man.
To his family, friends and the staff of his Chambers in Trinidad and Tobago and the
firm of Henry Hudson-Philips & Co. in Grenada his death was unimaginable and the loss is
immeasurable. The book of condolence at Hudson-Phillips' Chambers, 33 St. Vincent Street,
Port of Spain will remain open until 12.00 p.m. on Friday the 31st of January 2014.
The funeral service will be held on the 1st of February 2014 at the Cathedral Church of
the Holy Trinity commencing at 9.30 a.m.
The family requests kindly that there be no floral tributes at the Cathedral.
The cremation of his remains and the interment of his ashes will be
an unpublicised private event.
Attorney General Anand Ram-
logan has given acting Police Com-
missioner Stephen Williams a fail-
ing grade for his performance in
tackling murder and gang-related
He was speaking to the media
yesterday after signing the condo-
lence book for late Queen s Counsel
Karl Hudson-Phillips at Hudson-
Phillips s chambers, St Vincent
However, the AG commended
Williams and his officers for doing
"remarkably well" in decreasing seri-
He said: "The statistics do in fact
show that acting commissioner
Stephen Williams and the Police
Service have performed remarkably
well on the question of serious
"They have failed on the question
of the murder rate and gang-related
violence and that is where the chal-
lenge lies. For that, I think that is
where there is room for improve-
ment, dramatically so."
Saying he was "terribly disap-
pointed" over the enforcement of
law with respect to gangs, Raamlogan
mandated the Gang Suppression
Unit (Criminal Gang Intelligence
Unit) of the Police Service to "get
its act together to target the gang
leaders and the gang members," say-
ing this remained a "sore point with
On the issue of appointing a police
commissioner, the AG described
that as a "red herring," insisting
someone will be forced to perform
to the maximum if left in an acting
position, since if that person did not
meet the grade, someone else would
be placed at the helm.
Ramlogan also dismissed the argu-
ment that if a substantive police
commissioner was appointed that
would have a positive effect on tack-
He said: "People keep saying that
this has something to do in the fight
against crime. I think it is a complete
red herring, as a society, for us to
be going down that road and accept
and swallow in a wholesale manner
that you have an acting commis-
sioner of police so that is something
bad in the fight against crime.
"I am not so certain the logic in
that is one that is reasonable. I am
in fact not an advocate at all of hav-
ing the commissioner of police
appointed on a permanent basis in
the first instance.
"If they appoint someone on a
permanent basis and the man eh
performing and in six months the
murder rate doubles, what yuh go
do?" Ramlogan questioned.
He said when someone was acting
the performance would also be
reviewed from time-to-time.
He added: "One would expect
they would want to give their very
best so that they can get the job.
You are acting and you want to give
it your all... go beyond the call of
duty and you will be judged by that.
"You will then be able to get the
best out of that person because they
will want to relieve themselves of
the acting status and prove they are
the best man for the job.
"So if you make the man perma-
nent, when he sleeps and gets up,
a crime plan does appear underneath
he pillow? It is completely illogical
and irrational," Ramlogan argued.
He said it was interesting the PNM
would be calling for a police com-
missioner to be appointed when
under its rule people were acting in
several important positions, including
those of solicitor general and director
of public prosecutions.
"There was also no Integrity
Commission, no Firearms Appeal
Board, no Chief Parliamentary Coun-
sel and no Police Complaints
Authority. That was their track
record," Ramlogan added.
An 18-year-old Diego Martin
man and three children appeared
in the Port of Spain Magistrates
Court yesterday charged with rob-
bing and killing 54-year-old
mechanic Dulraj Deodath on a date
unknown between January 16 to
18.The eldest teen, Stefan Fredrick,
a 16-year-old girl, her 12-year-old
Two more names have been added
to the murder toll, taking it to 43 in
29 days, while for the same period last
year there were 36 murders.
The two latest victims are 23-year-
old Josiah Rawlins and 27-year-old
In the first murder, residents of Don-
ahue Street, Diego Martin, heard gun-
shots around 8.30 pm on Tuesday night
and found Rawlins dead. Relatives said
Rawlins had picked up with the wrong
crowd and believed that was the cause
of his death.
Police say his killing is linked to the
recent seizure of a high-powered
weapon. Rawlins, who has relatives in
the Police Service, had been the target
of criminals ever since the find as they
believed he had snitched on them.
In the second killing, police said
around 10.30 pm on Tuesday Hillaire,
alias "Ants", was washing his car two
houses away from his home at Mon
Repos, Morvant, when he was fatally
shot. Hillaire was the nephew of calyp-
sonian Michael "Sugar Aloes" Osouna.
Police said another man, identified
only as "Zookie", was also shot and is
warded in a critical condition at the
Port-of-Spain General Hospital. Police
said they believed the shooting was
linked to another one in the area two
Speaking with members of the media
at the Forensic Science Centre, St James,
yesterday Hillaire relatives described
him as a well liked guy. His mother
Annmarie Osouna-Besson said her last
child was very loving and never did
anyone wrong. (See Page A9)
brother and another 16-year-old,
all of Bagatelle, Diego Martin,
appeared before Chief Magistrate
The four were chatting and
laughing among themselves in the
They are charged with robbing
Dulraj of his Toyota Hiace truck,
a wrist watch, a leaf blower and
a bank card, together valued
They were represented by
Criston Chandler who asked that
case file be sent to the office of
the Director of Public Prosecutions
(DPP) quickly so that a state attor-
ney could be appointed and the
matter would begin soon.
The court was informed that
officers had not taken DNA sam-
ples from the siblings and ordered
that non-intimate samples be
taken after being informed by
Deputy DPP George Busby that
according to law the police were
allowed to do so.
Fredrick was remanded in cus-
tody at the Remand Yard, Arouca.
while the other two males were
sent to the Youth Training Centre
The teenaged girl was sent to
the Remand Centre at the
Women s Prison. They are to re-
appear in court on February 26.
Murder accused Stefan Fredrick
outside the Port-of-Spain
Magistrates Court yesterday
One of the teenagers charged with
the murder of Dulraj Deodath hides
his face as police officers escort
him to court yesterday. PHOTOS:
KRISTIAN DE SILVA
Boy, 12, among 4 on murder charge
AG: Top cop failed in tackling murders
...but gives top marks for drop in serious crimes
Attorney General Anand Ramlogan signs the condolence book for the late
Karl Hudson-Phillips, QC, at Hudson-Phillips's chambers, St Vincent Street,
Port-of-Spain, yesterday. PHOTO: ABRAHAM DIAZ
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