Tears flowed yesterday as 30-year-old Elias Dabbourah, the gyro vendor who came to Tobago from Lebanon as a teenager, was laid to rest.

Dabbourah died after being shot in the head during an attempted robbery on September 9 in Crown Point, Tobago.

The funeral service was held at St Joseph RC Church in Scarborough,

And as his family appealed for justice, former Arima mayor Ghassan Youseph called for applications for firearms for members of the business community to be accelerated.

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Youseph told members of the media after the service that he had also been held at gunpoint and robbed and, in the war on crime, all efforts must be made to ensure applications for firearms to private citizens and the business community are given priority.


COMMISSIONER of Police Gary Griffith is sticking to his guns in that it is more important to do what is right and not what is popular. This is why he is standing by what some perceive as his “latest horror” decision to launch an investigation to find out why CrimeWatch host Ian Alleyne, a civilian, was allowed by police to become vulnerable and exposed in a fire-fight and why he was allowed to draw a gun as well as allowed into a possible kill zone.

HUNDREDS of thousands of dollars in losses as a consequence of a failed business investment earlier this year drove Keone Paryag, the boyfriend of Danah Alleyne, into a state of depression.

PRIME Minister Dr Keith Rowley has accused Oropouche East MP Dr Roodal Moonilal of jeopardising the bid by the Oilfields Workers’ Trade Union (OWTU) to take over the former Petrotrin refinery at Pointe-a-Pierre.

In 2011 the national census showed that 3,302 children in Trinidad and Tobago were living with disabilities of different types and strengths. Eight years on, and the reality of this growing figure has presented thousands of parents with the question, “How do I protect my child against something I cannot change?”

DEFLECTION and distraction. This is how United National Congress (UNC) officials have described Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s claims of an assassination plot against him and Attorney General Faris Al-Rawi.