There will be two funerals for drowning victims Kharisha Thompson and Chrislon Walters ­tomorrow.

Thompson, a 15-year-old pupil of Scarborough Secondary School, and 19-year-old Walters of Argyle, Tobago, drowned at the Argyle waterfall, in Roxborough, two Sundays ago.

Both funerals are to be held at 1 p.m. The service for Thompson will take place at the Cyd Gray Sporting Complex in Roxborough. Walters’ will take place at Argyle Community Centre.

The teenagers were among a group of eight celebrating the birthday of another ­Scarborough Secondary pupil at the waterfall, when tragedy struck. Walters tried to save Thompson from the raging waters, but both drowned in the process.

Autopsies, performed by pathologist Dr Hubert Daisley at the Scarborough mortuary, revealed both died as a result of drowning due to asphyxia.

Chairman of the Roxborough Estate Visitors Service Corporative of the Waterfalls Collis Hazel said the organisation will hold a board meeting today, and issues treating with the incident will be looked at. “The question of lifeguards to be placed at the falls will also be looked at. There is already proper signage there, and guided tours of the falls are available,” Hazel said.


Having lost his eight-year-old sister Mukeisha, ten-year-old Makessi suffered more grief yesterday when a tug of war erupted at Mukeisha’s funeral service over his custody.

Machel Montano kissed his bride Renee Butcher in front of thousands of screaming fans after the two had a second wedding ceremony at his Machel Monday concert at the Hasely Crawford Stadium, Port of Spain.

The couple, who officially married on Valentine’s Day last Friday at the newly refurbished Red House in Port of Spain, staged an artistic re-reading of vows at the final and tenth edition of the famous concert series, aptly entitled “The Wedding”.

Seventh Day Adventist Pastor Clive Dottin was the officiant at the elaborate all-white ceremony designed by legendary masman Peter Minshall.

Supernovas will be the first band performing at Saturday’s Large Bands final of the National Panorama Championships at the Queen’s Park Savannah.

The band is playing an Amrit Samaroo arrangement of “Dear Promoter” recorded by Kees Dieffenthaller and Voice (Aaron St Louis).

The controversial “sea stage” that was being constructed at Maracas Beach has been removed.

The Urban Development Corporation of Trinidad and Tobago (UDeCOTT) confirmed that the structure had been taken down yesterday morning by the promoters of the Karukera One Love Beach Festival.