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Couple jailed for stealing security cameras from PriceSmart

A woman and her husband who stole a security camera system because the wife “liked it” and she is often alone home were each jailed for nine months yesterday.

Mala Rampersad-Deonarine, 46, a geriatric nurse and Neil Deonarine, 49, a labourer, of Carat Hill, Barrackpore, were caught red-handed stealing the camera system, three ladies’ vest and a men’s short pants, together valued at $2,794.75 from PriceSmart Ltd, in La Romaine.

14 days jail for clicking fingers in court

A High Court judge yesterday expressed concern about a magistrate’s decision to charge a La Brea man with contempt of court and jail him for 14 days because he clicked his fingers twice in court.

“The right to freedom is such an important right of a citizen. No one in judicial authority should treat with it lightly,” commented Justice Frank Seepersad as the constitutional motion filed by the man, Yaw Forson, came up before him in the San Fernando Civil Court.

Archbishop to hold mass at Port-of-Spain prison tomorrow

Newly-appointed Archbishop of Port-of-Spain, Jason Gordon, will be delivering an inaugural mass at the Port-of-Spain Prison, Frederick Street, on Wednesday.

The Prison Service says the mass will begin at 9 am and that the Commissioner of Prisons, Gerard Wilson and other members of the executive will attend.

Archbishop Gordon was installed as the 11th Archbishop of Port-of-Spain on December 27th, 2017

The 58-year-old Bishop replaced Archbishop Joseph Harris who tendered his resignation to the pope when he turned 75 years old earlier this year.

Prison to probe WiFi in jail

Commissioner of Prisons Gerard Wilson says an investigation has been launched after yet another video began circulating on social media which was filmed behind bars.

In the most recent video, an inmate is overheard abusing another demanding the new password for WIFI.

The inmate, who could not be seen, was heard threatening the other inmate saying he changed the password and he “spends his money to get his internet.”

In an interview yesterday, Wilson said he saw the video and already began preliminary investigations.

Dillon: New laws to target cop, prison officer killers

National Security Minister Edmund Dillon said yesterday that his ministry was examining the law to go after people who commit offences against members of the protective services.

Dillon made the comment in response to a question posed by Opposition Senator Saddam Hosein who enquired what steps Government had taken to safeguard the lives of prison officers during the sitting of the Senate.

Hosein’s question came on the heels of the murder of prison officer Davendra Boodooram who was shot dead last Friday after leaving work at the Port-of-Spain State Prison.

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