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Rio Claro pig farmer Jeffrey Sydney
who confessed to selling drugs after
the police found 20.76 grammes of
marijuana in his parlour is expected
to be sentenced in two weeks.
In the San Fernando First Assizes
court where Sydney pleaded guilty,
State attorney Angela Teelucksingh said
he was charged with trafficking not
based on the amount, but because he
confessed to selling the drugs.
Sydney, 54, was arrested at his San
Pedro home on September 22, 2007.
The facts were that around 5.30 am
PC Renne Lakhan, along with Cpl
Racha and other officers of the Rio
Claro Police Station, executed a search
warrant for dangerous drugs at Sydney s
Nothing was found in the house.
When police searched the parlour,
annexed to the house, they found in a
stock room a transparent bag containing
Sydney told the police: "Boss that
is my parlour, all ah does do is sell ah
lil ten piece. I eh killing nobody."
Asking Justice Hayden St Clair-Dou-
glas not to send Sydney to jail, attorney
Wilston Campbell asked the judge to
consider that last year Sydney was fined
$50,000 by then Justice Anthony Car-
mona after a jury found him guilty of
the same offence.
He said in that matter the amount
was almost two kilogrammes. Since
the incident in 2007, he said Sydney
has kept out of trouble.
In fact, he said Sydney has turned
his life around and is attending church.
He also produced a testimonial from
Campbell added that Sydney is the
father of five, including a 15-year-old
boy who needs his father s guidance
Teelucksingh said the mitigating fac-
tors are that the accused did not waste
the court s time and the quantum.
However, she said an aggravating
factor is that Sydney has four previous
convictions for similar offences.
The judge is expected to pass sen-
tence on March 25.
Sentencing deferred for
drug-dealing pig farmer
In its thrust to continue to support the development of young people through education, Republic Bank (Grenada) has distributed
bursaries totalling $20,250 to 16 students pursuing studies through the University of the West Indies---Grenada Open Campus.
The payment covered tuition for semester two, academic year 2013/2014. Total disbursement for the academic year is $39,690.00.
Making the presentation, Keith Johnson, managing director, Republic Bank (Grenada) congratulated the recipients for the progress
they have made so far, and wished them further success as they continue towards their goal of educational advancement.
Republic Bank (Grenada) managing director Keith Johnson presents a cheque representing the bursaries to acting head of UWI
Open Campus Grenada, Claudia Halley. Looking on are some of the bursary recipients.
PNM general secretary Ashton Ford has extended
condolences to the relatives of former government
minister Desmond Cartey, who died at Port-of-
Spain General Hospital on Wednesday afternoon.
Cartey, a former Laventille MP, served as Minister
of Housing in the George Chambers Cabinet during
the 1981 to 1986 term.
Ford yesterday recalled Cartey s famous statement
that "All ah we tief," which was made in the campaign
for the 1986 general election. He told the T&T
Guardian that Cartey, who was not seeking re-election
in 1986, made the comment during a PNM meeting
"The All ah we tief remark was about people who
were only working for only two or three hours and
others who were not even going to work but receiving
their full day s pay," Ford explained. He said it was
not a reference to ministers, as was perceived in
And another former PNM minister, Overand Pad-
more, also stressed that Cartey s comment was mis-
represented in the media. He said it was unfortunate
that it would be included in a story about a man
who would not be able to respond to it.
Padmore, who served in Cabinet with Cartey, said
the comment was made against the background of
citizens agreeing to do one thing and not doing it,
including people going about their daily work.
Padmore said that statement and others made by
former prime minister Dr Eric Williams about "Money
is no problem" and "one from ten leaves nought"
were grossly taken out of context.
Padmore said he and Cartey were students together
at QRC, and described Cartey as "a quiet, regular
sort of chap, who was pleasant to associate with."
Funeral arrangements for Cartey are yet to be
'All ah we tief'
As former minister Cartey passes away...
Desal company set to
shut down for upgrade
The Desalination Company at Point Lisas is to
be shut down for the planned expansion of its pro-
A statement yesterday from the Water and Sewerage
Authority said the shutdown would take place from
March 25 to April 7 and would have a significant
negative impact on its overall supply to customers.
WASA will provide regular updates and give advance
notice of any changes in the supply schedules.
To mitigate the effects of this shortfall,
• Redistribute supply from the Caroni
Water Treatment Plant
• Introduce temporary supply schedules
• Store water at critical service reservoirs
• Strengthen water trucking capacity
• Divert supply from water treatment
facilities to supplement areas in north,
central and south Trinidad
• Accelerate its leak-repair programme
What consumers should do:
Manage water use efficiently by:
• Using less
• Eliminating wasteful practices
• Addressing plumbing issues such as leaks
and overflowing tanks
• Maintain/establish a system of storage
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