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A report was expected to be
sent yesterday to the Police
Complaints Authority (PCA) fol-
lowing the discovery on Wednes-
day of marijuana, cocaine and
several rounds of ammunition
in the ceiling above the male
bathroom and inside a filing cab-
inet in the dormitory at the Fyz-
abad Police Station on Wednes-
During the search ceiling tiles
were removed in the male bath-
room and 130 rounds of ammu-
nition of varying calibres were
discovered. Also discovered were
560 grammes of marijuana and
36 grammes of cocaine.
The authority s director Gillian
Lucky yesterday said she spoke
to acting Police Commissioner
Stephen Williams around 4 pm
and was given the assurance by
that the report was "on its way"
Lucky said once Williams was
in possession of the report a copy
would then be given to her.
She said she would not be able
to properly comment on the mat-
ter unless she had read the report.
On what was next step Lucky
said that would be decided when
the PCA received the report. In
a previous interview with the T&T
Guardian earlier this week Lucky
had expressed disappointment
over Williams s failure to inform
the PCA about the discovery.
She said she was concerned the
PCA only heard of the report via
media reports rather than the
proper channels as required by
law, which was contacting the
Attorney General Anand
Ramlogan, SC, is suing his for-
mer colleague Herbert Volney
seeking $750,000 for embar-
rassment and distress.
Ramlogan has alleged that
Volney defamed his good name
in his online blog.
In a pre-action protocol letter,
signed by attorney Lemuel Mur-
phy, Ramlogan is requesting that
Volney apologise, desist from
further defaming him and pay
Ramlogan exemplary and/or
The letter was filed in the
High Court on Thursday.
Ramlogan is alleging that Vol-
ney defamed him in his blog on
several days, including April 15
and 25 as well as August 15 last
Ramlogan stated that the
words in the blog, which arose
out of Volney s dismissal from
Cabinet for his role in the
proclamation of Section 34 of
the Administration of Justice
(Indictable Proceedings) Bill
2011, brought his name into dis-
repute. Volney was later fired.
Ramlogan in the letter said
the blog caused his name to be
held in disrepute in the public
and as a result he suffered great
pain and his esteem and prestige
were affected. He added that
the offending statement was
made out of malice, spite and
The blog, he claimed, caused
the public to believe that as AG
he misconducted himself in
public office and breached the
Integrity in Public Life Act.
Volney has been given 21 days
When contacted, the former
St Joseph MP said he had
received the letter and had no
An elderly woman testified
yesterday she was stalked and
kidnapped by a man while on a
trip from the market.
Joyce Ali, 70, gave evidence yes-
terday against Rachieal James, 35,
who is charged with kidnapping
and assaulting her with intent to
cause grievous bodily harm.
However, in cross-examination
James attorney Ainsley Lucky put
to her that James had only tried
to assist her when she tripped and
fell on the pavement.
Ali said that was not true.
The State, led by attorneys
Angelica Teelucksingh and Trevor
Jones, opened its case against
James in the San Fernando First
Assizes on Thursday.
It is alleged that the incident
took place on December 23, 2007.
During her evidence before Jus-
tice Hayden St Clair-Douglas and
a nine-member jury, Ali asked for
a sweater, which was provided,
because she was feeling cold.
She recalled that around 4.50
am she left her Craignish, Princes
Town, home and went to the
Princes Town market to sell
chadon beni, spanish thyme and
Ali said she was walking home
around 5.30 am when she passed
the accused, to whom she said
She noticed him following her.
On reaching the tasker road, Ali
said, she ran across the road and
when her left foot reached the
pavement, she said, "all I feel was
a hand across my neck and the
other hand was holding my
The accused, she said, told her
he was carrying her to the Tasker
Road to kill her.
"I say, Oh God doh kill me, I
have plenty money, take the
money, " she added.
The accused, she said, told her
he did not want the money and
started choking her with his hands.
She pleaded with him not to
kill her because she had a sick
However, Ali said he dragged
her for about 100 feet.
"I was fighting up, like I did not
have no strength, my body was
just weak. Then I hear a voice say,
let go the lady. "
She also heard another voice.
Ali said the accused pushed her
down but he fell on top of her.
She said he ran and two men
chased after him. They held him
at an old building, tied his hands
and feet and called the police, she
PC David Simon, the charging
officer, said when he arrived on
the scene he saw the accused tied
up and lying on the ground. He
untied him, handcuffed him and
took him and Ali to the police sta-
The State, which called one
other witness, WPC Natasha
Haynes, closed its case. The trial
will continue on Monday.
Report will be sent to PCA
Drugs, ammo found in station...
AG sues Volney over online blog
Pensioner Joyce Ali, 70,
leaves the San Fernando
High Court after she gave
evidence against accused
Rachieal James who is
charged with kidnapping
and assaulting her.
PHOTO: TONY HOWELL
Kidnap victim, 70,
tells of stalking
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