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Princes Town Regional Corporation
(PTRC) chairman Aiknath Singh has
ordered a probe into illegal dumping at a
Barrackpore community after several hun-
dred pounds of rotting meat were found
at a campsite.
Packages and slabs of pork, chicken, turkey
and goat products were discovered by res-
idents of South Oropouche Trace, after it
created a stench in the community.
Residents said police were called in, but
were told it was not a matter for them. They
said they are afraid of the health effects it
can have on them.
Singh said he has instructed municipal
police at the PTRC to start probing the inci-
dent, following which charges of illegal
dumping will be laid against those respon-
Farmer Ramnanan Deobarran, in whose
garden the meat was dumped, said when
he went to tend to his crops he began feeling
"It was a heap of meat. I thought someone
had dumped normal garbage, but when I
reached close to it, then I realised it was
any kind of meat you can think about."
Deobarran said he had to pay $3,000 for
a backhoe to dig a hole to bury the meat.
Resident Frankie Sookram said his family
camps there every Sunday and public holiday.
He said the meat was thrown there by the
occupants of a white panel van shortly after
8 pm on Thursday.
"It is affecting us, the smell is over bad
and we have little children around here, who
are around four years and five years. They
are always playing here when we are making
our cook," Sookram said.
Probe ordered into
Police have arrested eight men caught redhanded
trying to steal several lengths of a Petrotrin pipeline.
According to reports, an acting estate corporal
attached to Petrotrin was conducting a routine patrol
along the M2 Ring Road, Debe, when he spotted the
men near a Water and Sewerage Authority installa-
Police said the men were seen loading 16 pieces
of pipe onto two three-tonne trucks. They were
arrested and taken to the San Fernando Police Station
where they were questioned and charged. They are
expected to appear before a San Fernando magistrate
Eight held for
Participants in the Law Enforcement Torch Run warm up before the start of the event . PHOTO: MARYANN AUGUSTE
A campaign was launched yesterday to
raise public awareness of abuse and crimes
committed against the disabled. It took
the form of an awareness march through
the streets of Port-of-Spain held jointly
by the WASA Sports and Cultural Club
and the Caribbean Utilities Employees
The event featured representatives of the
local and Caribbean law enforcement com-
munity, family members, representatives of
the Law Enforcement Torch Run Committee
(LETRC) who are joining forces to raise
funds for the Special Olympics of T&T and
are campaigning for the eradication of the
Speaking in support of the initiative yes-
terday, police public information officer
Insp Wayne Mystar said:"The public must
know that members of the differently-abled
community are just like everyone else and
they need the respect that is due them and
raising this level of awareness is very impor-
He said yesterday s event was also in
keeping with one of the goals of the T&T
Police Service for more interactions between
law enforcement officers and the public.
He said the special project was a classic
example of how police officers can partner
with members of the Defence Force, Civilian
Conservation Corps, NGOs and volunteers
for a worthy cause.
LETRC director Insp Richard Taylor
expressed satisfaction at the large turnout
of participants, including Caribbean law
enforcement representatives. He said the
march gave citizens an opportunity to see
the men and women of the various pro-
tective services in a different light.
Other Caribbean countries participating
in the event were Anguilla, Antigua,
Montserrat, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis,
Grenada, Dominica, St Lucia, Barbados, and
St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Police walk against abuse
A San Fernando man is in critical condition at
the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex, Mount
Hope, after being shot during a robbery in Curepe
on Good Friday night.
Rodney Dwarika, 34, of Mon Repos Road, San Fer-
nando, parked his black Mitsubishi car at the corner
of Rapsey Street and Evans Street, Curepe, at around
11.15 pm. As he came out of his vehicle, two men
approached him and announced a hold-up. Dwarika
was shot in the back when he ignored the men and
attempted to walk away.
The men then jumped into his vehicle, which was
idling at the side of the road and drove off.
Officers of the St Joseph Police Station are con-
San Fernando man
Cumuto police are investigating the death of Ester
Williams, 54, who was found hanging at her Caura
Road, Cumuto, home on Friday.
According to reports, at around 6.30 pm, Williams
daughter went to her mother s bedroom and discov-
ered her hanging from the ceiling with a piece of
rope tied around her neck. She raised an alarm and
Williams husband entered the bedroom, cut her
body down and placed her on the ground.
The Emergency Health Services ambulance was
contacted, but it was too late.
Investigations are continuing.
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