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San Fernando police are seek-
ing the public s help in identi-
fying a woman who was found
stabbed to death at Robertson
Street early yesterday.
Police reports state that shortly
after 1 am, an anonymous caller
contacted the San Fernando
police station and reported that
a body was seen on Roberston
Street, off Leotaud Street,
Officers visited the scene at
1.20 am and found the body near
a mango tree in an abandoned
Ramkhelawan and Griffith visited
The body was that of a East
Indian woman, fair in complex-
ion, slim built, in her mid-thir-
ties. The woman also had short
black hair and was 5ft, 3 inches
Officers said there were mul-
tiple stab wounds to the woman's
body, including; chest, back,
stomach and legs.
She was semi-nude. Her pants
were pulled down to her knees
and her top was pulled up to her
Officers said the body
appeared to have been dragged
to the area where it was found.
The body was clad in a purple
top, white long pants and pair
of pink slippers.
Cpl Fortune of Southern Divi-
sion Homicide is continuing
In an unrelated incident, a
family lime ended in tragedy yes-
terday after Princes Town res-
ident Deodath Ramlochan was
stabbed to death.
A close male relative has been
detained by police in connection
with Ramlochan's death. He
remains in custody.
Police reports state that around
2.30 pm Ramlochan was liming
and drinking at his Solomon
Street, Princes Town home when
he got into an altercation with
a male relative.
During the altercation the rel-
ative grabbed a knife and stabbed
Ramlochan twice in the neck.
The Emergency Health Serv-
ices ambulance was contacted
and Ramlochan was taken to the
Princes Town District Health
facility where he died while
undergoing emergency treat-
ASP Williams, together with
Insp Gajadhar and Sgt Persad,
visited the scene along with
Homicide officers and Crime
Scene Investigators. Investiga-
tions are continuing.
Woman stabbed to death
"Forward ever, backward never!"
That declaration by People's Part-
nership's (PP) Errol McLeod was
among the rallying cries last Saturday
at Mid Centre Mall, in Chaguanas
as the coalition marked its fourth
anniversary in office by jump-starting
its 2015 general election campaign
In case anyone missed the point,
another speaker Tobago Organisation
of the People's Ashworth Jack pro-
nounced, "...Today is the beginning
of the rally cry for 2015."
But amid the clarion calls for bat-
tle, also came a warning from both
Congress of the People (COP) leader
Prakash Ramadhar and Prime Min-
ister Kamla Persad-Bissessar that the
"enemy has grown stronger under
(Keith) Rowley" and he is a "greater
danger" than the one the PP faced
The PP hierarchy was addressing
a large crowd gathered at the carpark.
But earlier, supporters were hardly
visible until 3.25 pm when passen-
ger-laden maxi taxis began arriving
under scorching sun, people hugged
shady sidelines, leaving main areas
bare. When Bunji's "We Ready"
struck up, it didn't appear they were,
until later when peak numbers spread
The stage, decorated in national
colours---not yellow---promoting a
national thrust, faced east. It made
for a smaller audience space directly
in front, east to west. But more sup-
porters also spread out north to
The entire compound---southern
to northern boundary, used for the
May 24, 2010 rally---wasn't utilised
this time. But PP's Collin Partap said
constituencies organised to contribute
at least 500 people each.
Groups of COP and TOP support-
ers and "Anil " jerseys were evident.
A trio toted a red-dressed bobolee
labelled "Dumb-Inic Kallipersad".
PP Chaguanas West supporters
from Jack Warner's seat made a dra-
matic entrance with tassa.
General election season shot off
immediately when UNC chairman
Kadijah Ameen sailed past the pro-
gramme's prayers into pelting political
rocks at PNM's Rowley - the first of
a quarry load of PP "aggregate" he
received from speakers.
New young faces from south, cen-
tral and the East/West corridor intro-
duced speakers: UNC youth leader
Nicholas Morris, Richard Oliver, Her-
schel Ramesar, Ashaki Scott, Alicia
Sharpe, Winsey Ann and Candell
Cuffie, all academically qualified and
Among them, surprise guest was
former ILP councillor Faaiq
Mohammed who bested ex-leader
Jack Warner recently.
Yesterday PP's Vasant Bharath said
while Mohammed sported a yellow
tie, he was uncertain Mohammed
officially joined PP and he'd spoken
in an independent capacity.
Despite beleaguered circumstance,
COP's Anil Roberts' antics---imited
to a jab at Rowley and introducing
Ziggy Rankin---showed no sign he
knew his boss was about to pull the
Life Sport programme from him and
when she did, he was seen waving
his flag, as others did.
McLeod, hitting labour colleagues,
warned one intriguingly, "people who
want to discipline the PP" should be
COP's Ramadhar who acknowl-
edged the PP may have been a "little
recklesss and careless, taking things
for granted" may have pitched other
warnings at the PP as much as T&T:
to restore T&T to truth, not let the
egos and ambition of a few jeopardise
T&T's future and restore truth in all
done and said.
In an indirect reference to Wayne
Kublalsingh, he also noted COP
members who'd "fallen prey to the
serpent" and wondered their views,
if a future PNM instituted smelters.
The Prime Minister who walked
through the crowd to the stage to R
Kelly's "A Sign of Victory", under-
scored determination against early
polls. With visuals complementing
her address on PP achievements, she
responded to concerns on the Life
Sports issue and gave Roberts some-
thing more to worry about in her
statements on the alleged "ganja
Her time moreso, focused on Row-
ley---PP's target hereo---shaping party
battle lines by noting dictators from
Forbes Burnham to Hitler.
But she also alerted troops to
"powerful entrenched vested groups
and their agents who've always con-
trolled the economy...and who would
divide to rule."
Fireworks ended the proceedings
lighting people's faces with wonder---
and from there, the political fireworks
ignited by Saturday night's state-
ments, will now begin.
ON THE ROAD TO 2015
Fireworks light up the sky at the end of the People's Partnership 4th anniversary celebrations at
Mid Centre Mall, Chaguanas on Saturday. PHOTO: RISHI RAGOONATH
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