POLICE are calling on the public to look everywhere and anywhere including in barrels, ponds and rivers for mom of one, Kadijah Flament.

Flament, 24, was last week reported missing by her aunt, she having failed to communicate with relatives since June 7.

During TV6’s Beyond the Tape programme yesterday, head of SORT, Supt Roger Alexander, called on the public to “look for a barrel...check the pond in the area, the men with the small crafts, the boats, the pirogues, check the rivers for her. Persons who have land...if you see an unusual pile up of dirt, indicate, call the police. We want to deputise a nation to assist us in finding this young lady”.

He said her disappearance was under “very strange circumstances” but the police were working to bring closure.

He added that if there was anyone who knew or participated in her disappearance they could call the police.

“It’s an opportunity for you to make that change. As you sit right next to your little daughter watching this programme, think about if it was her and what expectations that you’d have of members of the public… If for one reason you may have loved one female in your entire life, think about this young lady and give us the information so we can go and retrieve her,”Alexander said

He encouraged anyone with information to call the nearest police station, 555, 800-TIPS or E-999.

Last Saturday, police arrested a woman described as Flament’s close friend, at an apartment in San Fernando. Her home and surrounding premises were searched for hours by homicide and crime scene detectives and several items were seized.

Rumours of death

In a video on social media, the woman is heard shouting while she is taken into custody.

The woman in a past television interview on domestic violence said she was a survivor.

She said she was sexually and physically abused from a young age and lived in children’s homes and foster care and was, at one point in her life, on the streets.

Flament family members yesterday expressed concern that the woman who is Covid-19-positive is being quarantined at home. They said the location could be the possible crime scene.

Police however said the scene has already been processed.

Homicide police said the investigation is at a crucial stage.

At the weekend, police officers searched an abandoned cane field near Ste Madeleine and officers from the Cyber Crime Unit also used drones to scour tracks and between bushes in the area.

Relatives also searched near the Brian Lara Stadium, the Reform area, Tarodale and back roads near Palmyra.

Yesterday, they went to San Fernando Hill and the dump in Broadway, San Fernando.

“We’re searching for answers, we’re searching for a body, we’re searching for anything because we just don’t know anything. It’s hard,” a relative said.

Since her disappearance the family has been told Flament had been chopped and placed in a barrel.

“We heard that she was burnt, we heard that she was chopped up, we heard that she was stabbed up. We don’t know we can’t say but we just want closure… Anybody see anything, who hear anything that they just come forward, send a message, tell somebody and let the police get more information. We just want the body, we just want closure.”

Flament lived with her boyfriend who told police he had an argument with her and she left home last week Monday without indicating where she was headed. He said they his happened several times in the past.


Taxpayers have forked out close to $4 million in legal fees in the matter of Vertical Aviation LLC and the lease of the Sikorsky S76D helicopter by the former government.

Vertical Aviation had claimed the Government failed to satisfy its obligations under the lease by not paying rent and interest due for late rent payments, failed to replenish the security deposit after the aviation company applied the deposit funds to late rent payments, failed to enrol the aircraft in a tip-to-tail maintenance programme and did not maintain insurance for the aircraft.

Professor of molecular genetics and virology at The University of the West Indies (The UWI) Christine Carrington says while there are yet no confirmed cases of the Delta variant of Covid-19 in Trinidad and Tobago, it is only a matter of time before the highly transmissible variant is detected here.

Carrington was speaking during yesterday’s virtual news conference hosted by the Ministry of Health.

A 41-year-old woman remained in police custody yesterday, being questioned in connection with the murder of Maritime General and Fidelity Finance chairman and Piarco Airport corruption accused John Smith, 74, on Friday afternoon.

Around 4.30 p.m. on Friday, offi­cers of the Maraval Police Station responded to a call that there was a domestic dispute at a residence in Haleland Park, Saddle Road, Mara­val.

For decades, Trinidad and Tobago has battled a raging gang problem.

Successive governments and law enforcement have fought to reduce criminal organisations which have engaged in well-executed mafia-style illegal operations, including drug and gun running, money laundering, prostitution, extortion, and crimes like murders, robberies and even what are regarded as white-collar ventures.

THE manager at the Water and Sewerage Authority (WASA) who cleared an employee of any wrongdoing following a complaint against him has signed an affidavit saying he was repeatedly called upon to change his findings in the matter.

He also said he was denied several requests to interview the Min­ister of Public Utilities for a “witness statement in the matter”.

What happened in the canefield was a planned and frenzied assault, Justice Lisa Ramsumair-­Hinds said, in deli­vering guilty verdicts yesterday on Sean Luke murderers Akeel Mitchell and Richard Chatoo.

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