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Relatives of Sylvia Candice Douglas-
Mohammed experienced the worst Moth-
er s Day on Sunday.
Instead of gathering over food, fun and
gifts, family instead congregated to mourn
the death of the 34-year-old, who was
stabbed 17 times about the body.
Speaking at her mother's Cane Farm,
Trincity home yesterday, Douglas-
Mohammed's younger sister, Christal Dou-
glas, said her sister was a "real loving" per-
"Words can't explain, we are saddened
cooking when my brother called saying she
was dead. Mother's Day would never be
the same again for us," Douglas said.
Douglas-Mohammed's mother, Andrea
Baptiste, said her daughter came from a
large family of five brothers and sisters. She
described her daughter as "beautiful and
stubborn". Baptiste said her daughter would
normally make macaroni pie and bring it
to her home yearly to celebrate Mother's
Day. She added that her daughter's macaroni
pie was heavenly.
Asked what was her Mother's Day
request, Baptiste said all her daughter want-
ed was to complete her test papers by today.
The management student at SAM's was
a customer sales representative at the Unit
Trust Corporation (UTC) for the past eight
years. She was a mother of two boys ages
8 and 12, with the elder son having sat the
SEA exams last week.
Found by brother
Douglas-Mohammed was found stabbed
to death at her Caroni home on Sunday.
According to police reports, Douglas-
Mohammed's brother, Quentin Lyndon
Baptiste, went to visit her at her Rattan
Street, Kelly Village, Caroni home, but
found her in her bedroom dead. Baptiste
contacted a neighbour, a police officer, who,
on examining the body, found that she had
A 42-year-old male relative of Douglas-
Mohammed was held for questioning and
Douglas-Mohammed's mother said her
daughter was both emotionally and verbally
abused in her relationship. Her sister advised
those in abusive relationships to not wait
until it gets too late to get out.
Douglas-Mohammed will be buried
tomorrow following a funeral service at the
St Charles' RC Church in Tunapuna.
In an unrelated incident, Alex Farrell, 20,
of Imbert Circular just off Waterwheel
Road, Diego Marti,n was shot dead yes-
terday. Police reports are that around 3.30
pm, Farrell was sitting in a garage with his
13-year-old sister and brother when a man
The man pretended to be heading to a
nearby parlour, but when he got closer to
Farrell he pulled out a gun and shot him.
Farrell ran and collapsed a short distance
away. His attacker then stood over him and
shot him several times before running off.
Police said Farrell is not known to be
involved in any criminal activity.
Farrell's sister was also shot in the leg
and was taken to the St James Medical
Complex and later transferred to the Eric
Williams Medical Complex, where she was
Inspector Thomas and Sgt Forde-Jack
visited the scene and are assisting Homicide
Detectives with their investigations.
The murder toll is now 164, while for
the same period last year there were 142
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Nursing a broken foot and walking with the assis-
tance of a cane, former acting general manager at
the Airports Authority (AATT), Dayanand Birju,
appeared in a Port-of-Spain magistrate s court yes-
terday charged with uttering a forged document.
Birju is alleged to have uttered a forged document
from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, USA,
on August 8, 2012, for a bachelor of science in computer
science dated May 28, 1988, at Piarco, knowing it to
be false and with intent to defraud.
Birju appeared before Chief Magistrate Marcia Ayers-
Caesar and was represented by Rosario Sookdeo.
Birju, who was granted $200,000 bail by Justice of
the Peace Ackbar Khan on May 10, had that bail revoked
by the court, which ordered that he should be granted
bail in the same sum with two conditions attached---
reporting to the San Fernando Police Station twice a
week and surrendering his passport.
Ayers-Caesar revoked the bail because there was
a clerical error in the arrest warrant and the bail bond,
which excluded the conditions for bail.
Sookdeo asked that the bail conditions be varied, as
his client had a broken foot and could not wear any
Ayers-Caesar said she was assured that the necessary
accommodation would be made for Birju, who through-
out the proceedings sat upright and looked straight
ahead, while three relatives huddled together on a
bench behind him.
The case was transferred to the Arima Magistrates
Court and adjourned to May 28. (JL)
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Relatives of woman killed on Mother's Day
for 12th MAY, 2014
Ex-AATT boss on
Sylvia Candice Douglas-
Mohammed...stabbed 17 times on Mother's
Former acting general manager at the Airports
Authority of T&T (AATT) Dayanand Birju. PHOTO:
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