The UNC National Women’s Arm says it notes with distaste "the callousness of the PNM Women’s Arm with regards to the disappearance of Anita Mohammed and the recent murder of a young mother at the hands of an abusive partner".
In a statement issued Friday afternoon, the UNC Women's Arm said: "The PNM Women’s Arm failed to stand up for these women and instead chose to issue releases on Nermal “Massive” Gosein latest Chutney soca release and today a release defending their members from public scrutiny regarding their alleged indiscretions that have been made public."
A mother of one, who was among three women found guilty of stealing several bottles of honey from a supermarket, was on Friday sentenced to four months in jail.
Tiffany Turton, 33, a URP worker, asked to pay a fine rather than jail time but a trace of her record revealed that she had previous convictions for larceny.
The other accused, Alisha Scott, 30, a mother of four, was fined $2,500 while Dana Conell, 36, a mother of one, was granted bail to reappear in court today for sentencing.
The International Women's Resource Network (IWRN) has issued a warning that if Trinidad and Tobago's social and judicial systems are not reviewed quickly and also further strengthened to address the country’s social ills, society will begin to see murders as “normal.”
The IWRN has issued a statement extending condolences to the families of 23-year old Sharlene Somai and 65-year old Petra Manwarring who were both found dead today in seemingly unfortunate circumstances.