Kamla at funeral of murdered Princes Town teen: "How many more must be wiped out?"

Waheeda Ganesh broke down in tears, shaking and wailing loudly, as the body of her only child- murdered teenager Eric Ganesh was brought up the street in St Charles to the surprisingly sombre sounds of tassa drumming.

Mourners wore special tee-shirts emblazoned with Ganesh's smiling face and the words "Our Angel, Our Legend."

The funeral attracted hundreds of people who spilled from the houses of mourning, onto the streets. 

Opposition Leader calls for action on crime at murdered Uber driver's funeral

“Enough is enough; time for tough action on crime.”

These were the words of Leader of the Opposition Kamla Persad-Bissessar as she delivered a tribute to Christopher Mohammed, who was found murdered in St James on Friday.

Christopher, 28, worked as a sous chef aboard an oil rig and was a part-time Uber driver.

Job to be buried next week Friday

Former parliamentarian Morgan Job will be laid to rest next week Friday.

A statement yesterday said Job’s funeral service will be held at the Trinity Cathedral, Port-of-Spain. The service begins at 2.30 pm and ends at 4 pm. Tributes begin at 2 pm. A memorial service will be held 40 days later at the Scarborough Anglican Church in Tobago.

As tributes continue to pour in, Planning and Development Minister Camille Robinson-Regis described him as a “politician who said things that were quite controversial.”

Champagne flows as Sheron laid to rest

Thousands of dollars worth of Dom Perignon and Ace of Spades champagne flowed at the Waterloo Cremation site yesterday as family, friends and other associates said farewell to Sheron Sukhdeo who was gunned down last Monday near a relative’s house on Caroni Savannah Road, Charlieville.

Sukhdeo, 33, a popular auto dealer, was at his mother-in-law’s home when he was ambushed and shot multiple times. He died at the Chaguanas Health Facility.