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After eight months on the run, Felicity resident
and poacher Russell Pancham was arrested on Sun-
day on charges of having 18 scarlet ibis carcasses
in his possession last October.
Pancham had escaped when game wardens
encountered Kenny Rattan, 43, an oyster vendor of
Chaguanas, and a 15-year-old relative at Shipping
Road Extension, Felicity last October carrying the
carcasses of the protected birds.
Rattan and the teenager appeared in the Chaguanas
Magistrate’s court on possession charges. Rattan was
jailed for 18 months for the 18 carcasses.
On Monday, Pancham, 32, also called Ravi Sookdeo,
appeared before Chaguanas Second Court magistrate
Brambhanan Dubay charged with 18 offences of pos-
session of carcasses of the protected national bird.
He was also charged with escaping lawful custody.
All 19 offences occurred on October 6, 2013 at Felic-
Pancham, who was represented by attorney Tara-
dath Singh, pleaded guilty to all charges.
Dubay granted him $10,000 bail.
He will reappear in court next Wednesday for sen-
Pancham was arrested by game warden Richard
Ramlogan on Sunday while selling fish in Felicity.
He had reportedly given his name as Ravi Sookdeo.
After his arrest Pancham was taken to the Chagua-
nas police station where the 19 warrants were executed
on him. (RR)
The autopsy results on the body of a 75-year-old
man who was stung by bees on Tuesday revealed
he died of a blocked artery.
In his report, pathologist Herbert Daisley concluded
Winston Cooper died as a result of pulmonary
Pulmonary embolism is a blockage of the main
artery of the lung or one of its branches by a substance
that has travelled from elsewhere in the body through
the bloodstream (embolism).
Cooper was found lying face down and covered
by bees in his garden on Tuesday morning by his
son, Kaden Cooper.
The son told police he and his father went to their
garden at Naparima Mayaro Road, New Grant, on
Tuesday morning and he left his father for a short
time to dig manure.
An hour later he returned to check on hm and
found him lying face down covered in bees.
The Tableland Police and the Insect Vector Control
Department of the Ministry of Agriculture were con-
tacted and the bees’ hive was discovered close to
where the body was lying was destroyed.
Man stung by
bees after dying
of blocked artery
An inquest has been ordered
into the stabbing death of rig-
ger and father of one Selwyn
Deputy Director of Public
Prosecutions Joan Honore-Paul,
on Wednesday, instructed Santa
Flora police to release the lone
suspect in Simon’s death,
instructing that no charge of
murder be laid against him.
Instead she directed inves-
tigators that an inquest will be
conducted into the stabbing
The suspect, Simon’s co-
worker, was represented by
attorney Alvin Shiva Pariag
Police reports stated that on
May 3 around 6.30 pm Simon,
30, an employee with Territorial
Services Ltd, was at the NP
Quick Shoppe, SS Erin Road,
Santa Flora when he had an
altercation with a co-worker.
Simon was stabbed once in
his chest by the man who later
boarded a taxi. The suspect was
arrested shortly after the inci-
Simon, of Quarry Village,
Siparia, was taken to the Siparia
District Health Facility where
hedied from his injury.
The incident was captured
by the Quick Shoppe’s CCTV.
It is alleged that the both men
got into the scuffle. A police
file on the incident was for-
warded to Honore-Paul on
Tuesday and she advised that
the suspect be released pending
Simon was buried yesterday
following a service at the La
Divina Pastora RC Church,
PC Siewdath is continuing
Inquest ordered in stabbing death Scarlet Ibis poacher
admits to crime
Two men will spend Mother’s Day in jail after
they were denied bail for allegedly having army
clothing and marijuana in their possession.
Damien Bernard, 27, of Pleasantville and Keleie
Grant Hunt, 25, of La Romaine appeared before San
Fernando magistrate Rehana Ali.
It is alleged that the police held them with 12
grammes of marijuana and a camouflage pants and
jacket belonging to the T&T Regiment.
They were charged by PC Mungal.
The magistrate denied them bail for the police to
do a fingerprint trace to determine if they had any
other matters in court.
They were remanded into custody until Monday.
No bail for duo
charged with having
army gear, ganja
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