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Friday, September 14, 2018
Theatre producer found dead in home
One of T&T’s outstanding theatrical
producers, Gregory Adam Singh,
was found murdered on Wednesday
at his Arouca home.
Homicide investigators have de-
scribed his killing as a “crime of
passion” but not many details were
released as the case is being de-
scribed as “of a sensitive nature.”
Preliminary investigations re-
vealed that Singh, 52, of Funny
Farm Productions, was found in
the bedroom of his Mohan Avenue
home but was initially thought to
have died from natural causes. Po-
lice said he was discovered by his
brother at about 12.30 pm. How-
ever, investigators changed this
theory when they found traces of
blood in the house along with other
evidence that suggested he was
The T&T Guardian understands
that investigators have footage
captured from a camera that was
mounted in his room. It is believed
he was strangled to death.
Singh’s relatives, who were visi-
bly distraught yesterday, declined
The news of Singh’s death quickly
spread among his beloved colleagues
in the performing arts industry.
Close friend and co-producer
Nikki Crosby, who was very dis-
traught, described Singh as a “tal-
ented costume designer, stage
manager and producer.” She said
Singh was known for passing on “so
much knowledge to younger thea-
tre enthusiasts who wanted to learn
about stage management and thea-
tre on the whole.”
Recalling her own experience,
Crosby said she knew him for over
“Penelope Spencer and I (Hahaha
Productions), as producers, joined
up with him to co-produce plays.
We wouldn’t know where to start
now because he was the backbone
of our productions,” she said.
“There’s hardly any theatre pro-
duction that he wasn’t stage man-
aging. We recently took the play
“Granny does Florida” to Florida
which he stage-managed and it was
his last foreign show.”
Crosby said the theatre commu-
nity, which is like a family, had lost
one of its brothers and it hurts im-
mensely. “He was a gentle giant and
he was loved. He was really hard on
you all the time but it only showed
how much he loved you in his way,”
“He loved every aspect of theatre.
It was his life. There’s not one per-
son that would have passed through
theatre that would not remember
him, he was a remarkable human
being that will be missed.”
The National Drama Association
of T&T also extended its condolences
to the family and friends of thespian
Singh, who was also known as Greg-
ory Alejandro Adam.
Singh was involved in stage man-
agement for just over 20 years, but
started off with fashion shows and
then progressed to theatrical plays
with Raymond Choo Kong Produc-
tions (RCKP), where he was also
Choo Kong’s production manager.
Singh worked with most of the
local theatre companies, including
The Baggasse Company, JCS Enter-
tainment, 3Hah Theatre Company,
Funny Farm Factory Production
and Ragoo Productions. He also
stage-managed the Dimanche Gras
show on two occasions.
A memorial will be held tonight
at the Little Carib Theatre in Wood-
brook at 7 pm.
Investigations are continuing.
— Rhondor Dowlat
Gregory Adam Singh
Thief uses fake
ID to fool guard
Police investigators have sent out
kudos to members of the public
who provided them with critical in-
formation which led to the recovery
of a mobile health clinic that was
stolen from the compound of the
Port-of-Spain General Hospital yes-
The Mitsubishi Mobile Screening
Clinic, licensed TCB 141, was recov-
ered nine hours after it was stolen
at a dead end street at Gopaul Park,
off St Lucien Road in Diego Martin.
According to a police report, at
about 5.15 am someone posing as
a driver presented what appeared
to be a North West Regional Health
Authority’s identification card to
the security guard on duty.
The key was subsequently
handed over and the man drove
off the compound with the truck
which, fortunately, was not loaded
with thousands of dollars worth of
medical equipment because it was
not due to be used yesterday. The
unit is used for HIV testing and
The T&T Guardian was told by
residents in the area that they no-
ticed the truck parked on the street
from about 8 am.
“We thought the clinic move into
the area to give us check-ups but
then we ain’t see nothing again hap-
pening and we began to have suspi-
cions. Is only when we heard about
it being stolen we realised that that
is it, so we called in the police,” one
resident said, who wished not to be
Police said with the assistance
of residents along with intelligence
gathering they were able to make a
quick breakthrough. Police also con-
firmed that all the medical equip-
ment in the vehicle was intact.
Officers said last evening that an
arrest is imminent.
Sgt Christopher Swamber of the
Stolen Vehicles Squad is leading
Contacted last evening, NWRHA
chief executive officer Wendy Ali
said whilst the incident was not
deemed a security issue per see,
it had put them somewhat on the
“This was fraud where someone
purported to be someone else,
so it’s fraud, so it’s not a matter of
whether or not we have to beef up
security at this point,” Ali said.
She added that the NWRHA was
yet to receive the police report of-
ficially and until then would not
know their next move.
Ali also commended the officers
for quick actions.
“I want to thank the officers for
their active pursuit of the matter.
As soon as they got the report they
started acting...doing their inves-
tigations and I just want to thank
The stolen Mitsubishi Mobile Screening Clinic is wrecked where it was recovered at Gopaul Park, off St Lucien Road
in Diego Martin yesterday.
air killed boy, 9
The Mootilal family is today mourn-
ing the death of their 9-year-old son
Sharma, who is believed to have in-
haled a toxic substance yesterday.
Sharma was pronounced dead on
arrival at Mayaro Hospital yesterday
morning, while his younger brother
Naresh remained warded in critical
condition at Sangre Grande Hospital
The boys’ parents reported that
around 8 pm on Wednesday they re-
tired to bed at their Kernaham, Ma-
However, the boys’ mother Salisha
awoke at 6 am yesterday and called
out to her sons, telling them to get
up to go to school. She then went to
the kitchen to prepare breakfast. The
boys’ father Suresh Mootilal then
went into their bedroom and found
them both unresponsive on their bed.
The boys were taken in the family’s
vehicle to the Mayaro Hospital, where
Sharma was pronounced dead on
arrival. Naresh was resuscitated and
transferred to Sangre Grande Hospi-
tal, where he was warded in critical
The Mootilals, who are farmers,
were unavailable to speak yesterday,
but family members said they were
shocked and traumatised by the
Police said the Mootilals live in a
wooden structure without any venti-
lation. Officers added that the home
is located in the middle of a vegetable
farm where large quantities of ferti-
lizer and other chemicals are stored.
They believe it is possible the boys
may have inhaled the chemicals.
Investigators have, however, ruled
out any foul play.
Visiting the scene were Insp Lutch-
man, Sgt Harper and PC Abraham of
Mayaro police and Cpl Ramsahai of
Cpl Ramsahai, of the Homicide Bu-
reau, is continuing investigation.
Mobile clinic stolen from PoS General Hospital
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