Neil Cupid, father of murder victim Tineil Cupid, mourns the death of his daughter during her funeral at J. E. Guide Funeral Home and Crematorium Ltd. Coffee Street, San Fernando, on Tuesday. Looking on is Tineil's son.

Murdered mother of two Tineil Cupid was given her final rites by family members and friends at a funeral service at JE Guide Funeral Home and Crematorium, San Fernando, yesterday.

Cupid’s body was found dumped in a forested area at Well 8, Syncline Road, Santa Flora, on October 13 by a Water and Sewerage Authority employee who was carrying out routine checks at the site.

Her mother, Nathalie Manzano, said she was last seen in a vehicle driven by a man she knew. A 41-year-old man from Fyzabad has since been arrested.

Cupid’s family was told she was a victim of ­domestic violence. Her sister, Anastacia Knights, told the Express that following Cupid’s murder, a co-worker said she had been severely beaten several weeks ago. “When she came back home, she said she was fed up, and left. We never knew she was beaten. And she never said she was afraid of him,” Knights said.


Neil Cupid, speaks to his grandson during the funeral of his mother,Tineil Cupid, at J. E. Guide Funeral Home and Crematorium Ltd. Coffee Street, San Fernando, on Tuesday. Tineil's body was discovered by a Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) employee last week in Santa Flora, after she went missing.

Yesterday, a number of people lined up outside the funeral home’s Coffee Street office to pay their last respects, but were unable to gain entry due to the Public Health Ordinance regulations of a maximum of 20 people in any gathering.

Initially, media personnel were allowed ­inside the chapel, but just as the service was about to begin, they were asked to leave by one of ­Cupid’s relatives. Cupid was cremated following the service.


ALL 250 people detained early yesterday morning at a “zesser party” in Caroni will be charged.

This is the assurance of Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith.

He told the Express he had given directives that everyone held at the event be charged under Paragraph 4(d) of the Public Heath coronavirus legislation.

While some are expected to appear before a Chaguanas magistrate today for the offence, others will face charges via summons as names and addresses of everyone who attended the event were obtained by police.

AYANNA PAUL, a 30-year-old unemployed mother of seven, wants to help her children to find a future of hope, even in poverty.

But Paul and her partner cannot afford this on only his earnings as a market vendor.

Pointe-a-Pierre MP David Lee, Chief Whip for the United National Congress (UNC), is maintaining his position that the statistics do not support the continuation of the anti-gang legislation.

Lee was speaking during a news conference at the Office of the Leader of the Opposition, at Charles Street, Port of Spain.

It’s a lie! It’s a damn lie!

This is how Vasant Bharath responded to accusations by incumbent United National Congress (UNC) political leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar that he had campaigned for the People’s National Movement in the lead-up to the August 10 general election.

Bharath, who is Persad-Bissessar’s sole competitor for leadership of the party in the UNC’s December 6 internal election, held a news conference yesterday at his campaign headquarters in San Juan, where he addressed the issue.

More than 20 Trinidadian contract workers at farms in Canada say they have been neglected by the Government.

Many left the country in early January prior to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic to undertake farming positions contracted through the Ministry of Labour and are still awaiting exemptions to return home.