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Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar is
awaiting a report from Minister of the People
and Social Development Dr Glenn Ramadhars-
ingh and other authorites over allegations that
he assaulted a Caribbean Airline flight attendant
Speaking at phagwa celebrations at Palmiste
Park, San Fernando yesterday, Persad-Bissessar
said it would be inappropriate to comment on
the issue prematurely.
"I asked the minister to give me a full report,
and I have also asked the relevant authority for
a report, so it will be inappropriate at this time
to make any comment on the issue," Persad-
Housing Minister Dr Roodal Moonilal also
declined to comment on the issue.
Speaking at the San Fernando Jama Masjid s
sports day at Skinner Park, San Fernando he
said: "I believe the Prime Minister has asked for
a report and the Prime Minister will familiarise
herself with these issues. I am sure that a state-
ment will be made by the Prime Minister in due
course. I myself am not privy to all the facts and
I prefer to leave it there."
Ramadharsingh is accused of improper behav-
iour and assault during a flight from Tobago
when flight attendant Ronelle Laidlow requested
that he move his luggage, however he refused.
A police report also alleged that when Ramad-
harsingh exited the plane, he reached for Laidlow s
ID badge, which was pinned to her uniform and
his hand brushed against her left breast.
It added that he threatened her, telling her
that her days at Caribbean Airlines were num-
The minister has since apologised for his
behaviour, saying that he was suffering from
However, he has denied any physical con-
frontation with the flight attendant.
There have been calls for Ramadharsingh s
removal by Movement for Social Justice leader
David Abdulah, Independent Liberal Party leader
Jack Warner and secretary general of the Sanatan
Dharma Maha Sabha (SDMS) Sat Maharaj. (See
page A8) (KF)
Monday, March 24, 2014 www.guardian.co.tt Guardian
Dental records needed
to identify burnt body
for 21st MARCH, 2014
Investigators are awaiting the dental
records of 29-year-old Devindra Siewdass,
who was kidnapped last Thursday, as they
suspect the skeletal remains found in Hin-
dustan yesterday may be that of the miss-
The request came as officers from the
Anti Kidnapping Unit, Southern Homicide,
Criminal Intelligence Unit along with Princes
Town police discovered human remains that
were burnt beyond recognition among a
pile of tyres.
According to investigators, they received
a tip-off that Siewdass body was dumped
at Matiste Road and when the officers led
by ASP Zamsheed Mohammed, ASP Yousuf
Gaffar and Supt Kenneth Galindo combed
the area around 5 am, they found the remains
some 1500 metres into a forested area.
Officers who spent the entire day at the
scene said they were not able to positively
identify the remains and will have to await
forensic testing at the Forensic Science Cen-
tre, in St James today.
Three men and three women from the
community were taken into police custody,
however, one of the officers said it was for
a possession of marijuana found at a house.
Siewdass, of Rudy Avenue, LP#7 Siewdass
Road, Freeport, is the son of Anirudh Siew-
dass, the owner of Rudy s Variety Store
located at Adam s Bazaar in Chaguanas.
His kidnapping was the first of the year.
Reports stated that around 6 pm Thursday,
Siewdass, who worked at DHL Services at
the Piarco International Airport, left home
in his black Mitsubishi Libero station wagon.
His family were unaware of where he went,
but around 9 pm when his father called his
phone someone else answered and said that
if he wanted to see his son alive again, he
must pay a ransom of $2 million.
A report was made to the AKU, CIU and
Freeport police who found Siewdass car
abandoned at Forres Park on Friday. The
car was impounded and taken for fingerprint
tests. Police did not say whether the ransom
At the family s home yesterday there were
several people gathered but no one wanted
to speak with the media.
President of the Zoological Society of T& T Gupte Lutchmedial feeds two Bengal tigers which arrived at the Emperor Valley Zoo, St
Ann's, on Tuesday as visitors try to get a closer look and take photos yesterday. The tigers were among five big cats bought by the zoo.
PHOTO: MARYANN AUGUSTE
report on Glenn
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