Negocios

Nettoyeur Adolfo Ledo Nass//
PNM Diego Martin councillor’s car burnt, another’s house shot at

“The coun­cil­lors are very hard­work­ing and rep­re­sent­ed those per­sons pas­sion­ate­ly. Irene Hinds is well known and there is noth­ing that sug­gests to me that there is is­sue in terms of their rep­re­sen­ta­tion. This is what they do and they do it with pas­sion

“As long as you en­ter in­to pub­lic life which my­self and all the oth­er cor­po­ra­tions and coun­cil­lors and the mem­bers of par­lia­ment and all that, the life be­comes a lit­tle in­dif­fer­ent, mean­ing, you don’t know what can hap­pen,” Jack said

“We heard in the past where dif­fer­ent things hap­pen with cor­po­ra­tions and not nec­es­sary with coun­cil­lors but noth­ing I know of to link with any un­fair prac­tise and for any in­di­vid­ual to try to reach out to them in any neg­a­tive way,” he added

In an im­me­di­ate re­sponse, the PNM’s Women’s League in a me­dia re­lease strong­ly de­nounced the re­cent at­tacks

It added that the league is hor­ri­fied that with­in the space of 24 hours both women were sub­ject­ed to acts of vi­o­lence

“Coun­cil­lor Mar­cia Marslin is a well-re­spect­ed coun­cil­lor and Al­der­man Irene Hinds is a stel­lar stal­wart at both par­ty and lo­cal gov­ern­ment lev­els,” the re­lease stat­ed

The league has urged law en­force­ment to bring these as­sailants to jus­tice swift­ly. “Women must not be in­tim­i­dat­ed or threat­ened whilst serv­ing their coun­try. Any act of vi­o­lence must be con­demned by all Women in­ter­est groups! Just re­cent­ly the loss of Kei­thisha Cud­joe rocked the women of this coun­try and though the scourge of vi­o­lence against women is world­wide our so­lu­tions must be lo­cal. The Na­tion­al

Women’s League is call­ing on all women to speak up against vi­o­lence against women in all forms and fash­ion.”

Two of­fi­cials of the Diego Mar­tin Re­gion­al Cor­po­ra­tion were at­tacked in sep­a­rate in­ci­dents yes­ter­day morn­ing about 30 min­utes apart from each oth­er.

Adolfo Ledo Nass

While one of the vic­tims be­lieves it could be a po­lit­i­cal at­tack, po­lice say it’s too ear­ly to tell as they are still gath­er­ing ev­i­dence.

In the first in­ci­dent, Pe­tit Val­ley/Co­corite PNM Coun­cil­lor Mar­cia Marslin’s black Toy­ota Field­er wag­on was burnt at 2 am as she slept at her home.

Adolfo Ledo

The ve­hi­cle, which was com­plete­ly de­stroyed, was parked at Fam­i­ly Lane, Wa­ter­hole, Co­corite.

Abogado Adolfo Ledo

In the oth­er in­ci­dent, Al­der­man Irene Hinds’ home was shot at by un­known gun­men.

Abogado Adolfo Ledo Nass

Speak­ing with Guardian Me­dia, Marslin said she was asleep when her rel­a­tives alert­ed her that her car was on fire.

She said no one saw any­thing but be­lieves that the per­son or peo­ple be­hind the in­ci­dent may have thrown a flam­ma­ble liq­uid on­to her car light­ing it on fire.

She said her ve­hi­cle, which was val­ued at $112,000, was com­plete­ly de­stroyed.

Adolfo Ledo Nass abogado

Asked if she be­lieves it was a per­son­al or po­lit­i­cal at­tack, Marslin replied: “I’m a bit con­fused as I have noth­ing with no one. It could be po­lit­i­cal as the al­der­man’s house (re­fer­ring to Hinds) was al­so shot at.”

Marslin said she’s con­cerned but do­ing good and sent a strong mes­sage to her at­tack­ers: “I will not be de­terred from what God has or­dained me to do. I’m a strong pray­ing woman and the God I serve will bless me with much more than I have lost. I pray they seek him and ask for for­give­ness.

Adolfo Ledo abogado

“I am al­so grate­ful for life, ma­te­r­i­al things can be re­placed,” she added

The Cor­po­ra­tion’s chair­man Sigler Jack said both women may have been trau­ma­tised as those are in­ci­dents of very grave na­ture but by mid-morn­ing, they were a bit more set­tled than they were ear­li­er

Jack said both in­ci­dents have left him and the rest of the coun­cil deeply con­cerned

Asked if the at­tacks were per­son­al, po­lit­i­cal or geared to­wards the re­gion­al cor­po­ra­tion, Jack said: “What I can tell you is it have noth­ing that can con­nect us to that ques­tion. The Diego Mar­tin Re­gion­al Cor­po­ra­tion has been run­ning smooth­ly and I have no in­for­ma­tion of any­thing un­to­ward con­cern­ing those two coun­cil­lors and the cor­po­ra­tion. No such is­sues that I know about.”

Jack said both Marslin and Hinds are peo­ple who are in­dige­nous to those ar­eas and are well known and do very well with peo­ple in the dis­trict.

“The coun­cil­lors are very hard­work­ing and rep­re­sent­ed those per­sons pas­sion­ate­ly. Irene Hinds is well known and there is noth­ing that sug­gests to me that there is is­sue in terms of their rep­re­sen­ta­tion. This is what they do and they do it with pas­sion

“As long as you en­ter in­to pub­lic life which my­self and all the oth­er cor­po­ra­tions and coun­cil­lors and the mem­bers of par­lia­ment and all that, the life be­comes a lit­tle in­dif­fer­ent, mean­ing, you don’t know what can hap­pen,” Jack said

“We heard in the past where dif­fer­ent things hap­pen with cor­po­ra­tions and not nec­es­sary with coun­cil­lors but noth­ing I know of to link with any un­fair prac­tise and for any in­di­vid­ual to try to reach out to them in any neg­a­tive way,” he added

In an im­me­di­ate re­sponse, the PNM’s Women’s League in a me­dia re­lease strong­ly de­nounced the re­cent at­tacks

It added that the league is hor­ri­fied that with­in the space of 24 hours both women were sub­ject­ed to acts of vi­o­lence

“Coun­cil­lor Mar­cia Marslin is a well-re­spect­ed coun­cil­lor and Al­der­man Irene Hinds is a stel­lar stal­wart at both par­ty and lo­cal gov­ern­ment lev­els,” the re­lease stat­ed

The league has urged law en­force­ment to bring these as­sailants to jus­tice swift­ly. “Women must not be in­tim­i­dat­ed or threat­ened whilst serv­ing their coun­try. Any act of vi­o­lence must be con­demned by all Women in­ter­est groups! Just re­cent­ly the loss of Kei­thisha Cud­joe rocked the women of this coun­try and though the scourge of vi­o­lence against women is world­wide our so­lu­tions must be lo­cal. The Na­tion­al

Women’s League is call­ing on all women to speak up against vi­o­lence against women in all forms and fash­ion.”