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When a penny was one big coin, a six-cent piece was silver and white folk played tennis and golf in luxurious oilfield housing in south Trinidad, Felix Dean was a little boy running barefoot in the bushes of Santa Flora with a tin pan to catch squirrels.

’Every day it hurts. It hurts. It hurts. To know how she die. Somebody take her life. She didn’t die of her own’

Rita knows her brother might die in prison. She thinks about his crime, her deceased mother and father, the pain at the centre of her family story but she does not think about his death. It’s too hard, she says.

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When the sun dipped behind the horizon last Thursday, Raimaris Cedeno had not yet adjusted to sunlight, sounds or movement.

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When news reached back to the Cedeno family that Raimaris had been arrested and jailed for illegal entry into Trinidad, they were beside themselves with worry.

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In the early night of November 26, 2004, 23-year-old Princes Town taxi driver Samraj Rajkumar aka Skully was murdered by three teenagers—Ryan Ramoutar, 17; Pream Badree, 15 and Hassan Hosein, 18. The teen murderers and their victim all lived within a stone’s throw of one another along the Ie…

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In the early night of November 26, 2004, 23-year-old Princes Town taxi driver Samraj Rajkumar aka Skully was murdered by three teenagers—Ryan Ramoutar, 17; Pream Badree, 15 and Hassan Hosein, 18. The teen murderers and their victim all lived within a stone’s throw of one another along the Ie…

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When Khamraj Badree was killed by a speeding car on a July morning soaked by sheets of unrelenting white rain, his mother’s grief was insurmountable. With one son in jail for murder, the death of another made Rajpattie Ramgoolie feel she had lost two of her children.

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