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Advises A person named
is Fraudulently using a
. This was reported to the
Besson Street Police Station and anyone coming in
contact with this gentleman should call the nearest
Tejasvi Medical further advises that it does not hold
itself responsible for any loss of funds or any items
given to this gentleman.
A man who was allegedly shot during
an armed robbery in San Fernando was
granted $300,000 bail because of his med-
Jervon Griffith, 20, a security officer
from Tarouba, appeared in the San Fer-
nando Magistrates Court a month after his
co-accused Matthew Bruce, 25, appeared
on the same charges and was denied bail.
Bruce, who was also injured in the rob-
bery and hospitalised, was denied bail by
deputy Chief Magistrate Mark Wellington
because he was arrested for the robbery
while on bail for other matters.
On Tuesday, Griffith was not called upon
to plead by Second Court Magistrate Siu-
Court prosecutor Sgt Veano Ragoo said
the police were unable to trace him to
determine if he had previous convictions
or pending matters. His attorney Jason
Jackson said the trace ought to have been
done before he appeared in court.
Griffith s aunt, with whom he has lived
since he was 14, said he had no previous
or pending matters in court.
Jackson said Griffith was discharged from
hospital but while he was warded with
three bullet wounds the police refused to
allow his attorney or family members to
And since his release from hospital, Jack-
son said, Griffith has not received his med-
ication, including painkillers and anti-
The magistrate said: "Unless the right
of a defendant is protected, the entire sys-
tem falls down."
The matter was adjourned to June 9 for
his criminal record to be produced.
The Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA)
says that although recent rainfall has had a pos-
itive effect on its daily production, more is need-
ed to significantly increase the country s water
Head of WASA s corporate communications
Ellen Lewis said while WASA welcomed the rain-
fall over the last five days, it was not enough to
allow WASA to restore a normal level of service.
Last week, WASA urged customers to cut down
on water consumption and revised its distribution
In an interview Lewis said: "When our supply
position improves over time as the wet season
progresses, we will revisit the schedules and make
the necessary adjustments."
She said to return to its normal service levels,
there needed to be persistent rainfall in WASA s
Meteorologist Kenneth Kerr told the T&T
Guardian that for the first ten days of this month,
the Met Office had recorded 67mm of rainfall in
Piarco and 20mm in Crown Point. Kerr said
those were "quite healthy figures" compared to
those recorded in the last two to three months.
He added: "Already the total for June is around
what occurred for April and May combined."
about procurement bill
Injured man charged with robbery on $.3m bail
rains falling short
CELEBRATING PORTUGAL DAY
Griffith and Bruce are facing nine
charges arising out of the May 7 robbery
at a wholesale business place in San
The charges include robbing
businessman Winston Wei Lung Chung of
$20,000 and a $200 phone, while using
personal violence against him. It is also
alleged they shot at Lung Chung with
intent to cause him grievous bodily harm.
They are also charged with robbing
Nazareen Panday of an $800 phone and
Kelly Bakarali of her $3,000 cellular phone.
Other charges included illegal possession
of a firearm and ammunition, possession
of those items with intent to endanger life
and discharging a firearm within 40 yards
of the public road.
Michelle Xavier entertains guests at a reception in celebration of the National Day of Portugal at the Bayshore residence of Ignatius Ferreira, honorary consul for Portugal, on Tuesday.
Planning and Sustainable Development
Minister Dr Bhoendradatt Tewarie says he
remained confident that the Public Pro-
curement and Disposal of Public Property
Bill would be passed in the Senate.
He said so as he ended debate on the leg-
islation in the Senate on Tuesday.
Legislators then went into the committee
stage to accept and reject amendments to
the legislation. Tewarie said the Opposition
had attempted to sobatage the bill when it
withdrew from a Joint Select Committee set-
up to consider the matter.
Tewarie said the PP Government remained
committed to bring the legislation and to
secure its passage in the interest of the entire
The minister said the Government had
engaged all stakeholders with a view to pres-
ent good legislation to ensure there was a
more transparent and accountable system of
public procurement in the country.
The minister said he was confident the
Government would get the required support
from Independent Senators.
Tuesday s sitting went late into the night
and resumed yesterday.
Earlier in the sitting on Tuesday, Attorney
General Anand Ramlogan confirmed the $334
million award won by special-purpose com-
pany Udecott in an arbitration with Hyatt,
which stemmed from a hotel management
agreement, dated July 27, 2005.
The agreement related to the construction
and management of the Hyatt Regency in
Ramlogan said the dispute arose after then
executive chairman of Udecott, Calder Hart,
"negligently failed" to procure the appropriate
non-disturbance agreements from the water-
front company and Wells Fargo as was
required and Udecott had already received
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