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for JUNE 04th 2014
Prime Minister Kamla Persad-
Bissessar has seen the controver-
sial video of a man resembling a
Cabinet minister purportedly
rolling a marijuana cigarette in a
hotel room with two women.
However, she is no clearer as to
the identification of the individ-
ual.Speaking to members of the
media following T&TEC s illumi-
nation ceremony at the Mendez
Recreation Ground, Penal, on
Tuesday night the PM confirmed
that even after viewing the video,
which has gone viral, she could
not determine the identity of the
Even after the executive of the
Congress of the People (COP), sus-
pended Sport Minister Anil Roberts
for failure to co-operate with them,
the PM is not being pressured into
taking action against the minister
as is being suggested.
After the media aired the video
last month, the Prime Minister
had requested a report from
"I saw the video. I can t say...
and that is why I await the report,"
she said, as she responded to
questions about the identification
of the man in the video.
She also denied reports that
COP chairman Carolyn Seeper-
sad-Bachan had written to her,
asking for Roberts to be removed
from her Cabinet.
She said: "I have received no
such letter from her or anyone
else. I had asked Mr Roberts for
a report on this matter... on the
allegations that are being made.
I am yet to receive that report.
"In the interim, I allowed the
party, of which he is a member,
to do their own work. They have
now reported which I have read
in the newspapers today. Mr
Ramadhar did call me last night
(Monday) and indicated the deci-
sion of the executive."
Persad-Bissessar gave no dead-
line for when Robert s report is
due, saying: "I hope to get his
report sometime soon."
Although she has been criti-
cised for not taking disciplinary
action against Roberts, Persad-
Bissessar said she was not afraid
to do so. She said there must be
enough evidence to prove the
minister s involvement in wrong-
"Why do they think I would be
afraid? Have I shown fear before?
I am not afraid to do what I think
is the right thing to do but I have
to be certain in my mind that
what is there, the evidence that
is there, whatever comes forward,
that it is sufficient to take action
as it regards. I am not afraid," she
PM on ganja video:
report from Anil Police officers search one of two men arrested along Orange Grove Road,
Tacarigua, after they allegedly stole a Nissan Tiida from its owner on Demerara
Road yesterday. PHOTO: ABRAHAM DIAZ
A pregnant teenager and two other
men were arrested after being held
with a stolen car yesterday morning
along the Churchill-Roosevelt High-
According to police reports, the 18-
year-old, who is two months pregnant,
and two men stopped a PH driver
around 9 am at Demerara Road, Waller-
Moments later they commandered
the vehicle and at gunpoint ordered
the driver to surrender the keys to the
white Nissan Tiida motorcar.
They drove off and police subse-
quently received a report. Officers of
the Northern Division Task Force, Rapid
Response and Highway Patrol Unit
responded and intercepted the car at
the corner of the Churchill-Roosevelt
Highway and Orange Grove Road. Police
said the three have been wanted for
some time in relation to other car thefts.
One of the two men was recently
released from prison for murder. The
suspects are from Demerara Road.
Pregnant teen among
3 held with stolen car
JENSEN LA VENDE
Two days after one of their pupils drowned
while on a school sanctioned visit to the Young
Men Christian Association (YMCA), Sharon s
Nursery School is shutting its doors.
The T&T Guardian was informed by the aunt
of Jemimah Agard, 5, who drowned at the pool,
that parents were sent an e-mail stating that the
school would be closing. She did not specify
whether the closure was due to the death of
Jemimah or other factors.
The aunt who wished not to be identified told
the T&T Guardian that a man purporting to be an
instructor came to visit the family at their Rose
Hill, Laventille, home on Tuesday evening. She
said the man was drinking a beer and told her he
came to correct some misinformation that had
been reported. The man, she said, came on behalf
of himself and not the institution and told her that
Jemimah was at fault since she opened the gate
to the pool and went in unsupervised.
The child s body was later found at the bottom
of the pool after she was discovered missing. She
said the man apologised for what happened saying
he was "feeling bad"
Speaking at the weekly press briefing, at Police
Administration building, Port-of-Spain, yesterday
police information officer Insp Wayne Mystar said
the Police Service was deeply saddened by the
child s death.
According to police reports Jemimah was part
of a class which went to the YMCA, at Wrightson
Road, Port-of-Spain, for swimming lessons on
Monday. After the class ended and the children
went to change, Jemimah reportedly asked to use
the toilet and was allowed to do so. After some
time the teachers noticed the child missing and
began searching for her. She was found at the bot-
tom of the pool in the deep end and was fished
out and given cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
before being rushed to the Port-of-Spain General
Hospital where she died.
Days after child drowns nursery school to close
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