Trinidad Express / WHILE Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley was addressing the media this afternoon on his trip to Belize and flood-related matters, the country was recording its 400th murder.
The victim has been identified as 48-year-old father Shamanand Gosine. He was shot dead on his agricultural estate within sight of the Ste Madeleine Police Station.
Police were told that Gosine lived at St Mary’s Village, Moruga but together with several workers, planted the land located off the Manahambre Road near the Usine/Ste Madeleine Sugar Factory.
He was involved in a long standing property dispute that ended up in court after a freight container and shed on the land was bulldozed and demolished earlier this year.
Police were told that at around 1.50p.m. Gosine asked his workers to get roti and they left the property.
When the men returned at 2.10p.m. they found Gosine dead at he back of the freight container. He had been shot several times. His pick up van was on the property and nothign was taken.
No one witnessed the killing which happened in an area not in sight of any occupied buildings.