The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) is moving to increase the fine for poaching the national bird, the Scarlet Ibis, to $100,000.
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Bad business deal leads to man’s death
Police believe a transaction gone sour may be the reason why a man was gunned down yesterday morning in Claxton Bay. Up to last night police officers were still trying to identify the man who was of East Indian descent and estimated to be in his late 20s or early 30s. The killing took place around 11.20 am at TCL Recreation Ground in Claxton Bay. At the crime scene, a man, who did not want to be identified, said the man was seen hanging around the recreation ground.
He did not think the victim was from the area. The man, he said, went by a nearby parlour where he bought a bottle of water and returned. He was heard telling someone on the phone he was waiting and to hurry up. Not long after a loud explosion rang out and people saw a man running from the scene. Police said the body bore one gunshot wound to the right side near the armpit. The man was wearing a black pants with a blue long-sleeve shirt and is believed to be five feet and seven inches tall.
Visiting the scene were Senior Supt Cecil Santana, ASP Zamsheed Mohammed, Sgt Don Gajadhar and other officers from the San Fernando CID and Homicide Bureau.