Mourners at the funeral of Sheron Sukhdeo.

The Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) has been criticised for failing to stop a car show and drag racing on the streets of Chaguanas during the funeral of millionaire auto dealer, Sheron Sukhdeo, last week Friday.

TTPS public information officer ASP Michael Jackman said he was abroad on the day of the funeral.

However, he said an investigation would be launched into the allegations.

Sukhdeo, 33, laid in a gold coloured casket and adorned with his trademark gold chains and bracelets.


Luxury cars outside the home of Sheron Sukhdeo

Following the service at the family’s home in Chaguanas, the casket was placed in a Bentley hearse to be taken to the cremation site in Waterloo.

The hearse was led by two music trucks.

The procession to Sukhdeo’s final resting place was no ordinary one. His flashy vehicles stopped along the way spinning circles on the roadway.

Citizens complained that police officers along the route failed to stop or caution the dragsters.

The car show continued at the cremation site where hundreds had gathered to witness the final rites.


This car car ended up drifting at the Waterloo Cremation Site during the funeral of Sheron Sokhdeo.

The vehicles spun around the funeral pyre.

And as the pyre ignited bottles of champagne were emptied in the fire.

An employee at the cremation site said, “I was asked why I allowed a car show to take place on these sacred grounds. But there were police officers present and they did not say anything. How I can approach them and stop the show? I couldn’t do anything. It was a danger to the persons there and also desecrated the ground.”


Bottles of Champagne were poured on the pyre of Sheron Sukhdeo 

Sukhdeo was gunned down outside his mother-in-law’s house along Caroni Savannah Road, Charlieville, last week Monday.

He died at the Chaguanas District Hospital.

The following wife, Rachael Sukhdeo, was taken to hospital for medical treatment.

The couple has two children.


Drama unfolded at the John F Kennedy Airport, New York, USA, on Wednesday as a number of passengers were told that the only way they can get on the repatriation flight was if they were able to pay for hotel quarantine on arrival to Trinidad.

This caused tensions to rise in New York, with some in tears while others vented in frustration.

MADHO Ramkissoon had the face that everyone knew but no one ­actually ever saw.

He lived at Hardbargain, Williamsville, but from Monday to Saturday he might be seen at Marabella, San Fernando, or even Princes Town in line at a Play Whe booth, checking his cash and tickets, and playing a “mark”.

Madho loved his belly too, and in between the “mark” playing at 1.30 p.m. and 6 p.m., he might be seen buying or “hust­ling” a meal, or eating.

Madho would have turned 65 years old this coming August, distinguished as a milestone birthday for anyone. But one of the defining moments of his life occurred more than 50 years ago.

A NURSING assistant has been ordered to hand over the $2.3 million house she shared with a doctor who passed away in 2015, to his ex-wife and son.

In making his order virtually on Wednesday, Justice Frank Seepersad said that Dr Ram Singh had not, in his will, left Olivia Springer the five-bedroom house she claimed they renovated together.

He also said there was no evidence she was entitled to the house or a Toyota Corolla purchased in 2012.

Police Commissioner Gary Griffith has an approval rating of 80 per cent, compared with 59 per cent for the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS).

The poll also found that the visibility of officers was the highest-rated of five variables tested which included the police officers’ responsiveness, competency, courtesy, and professionalism.

The Police Service Commission (PolSC) has denied that it commissioned a poll done by Market Research and Analytics Consultant Akilah Procope on the performance of the Commissioner of Police and the TTPS.