Saturday, December 16, 2017

Who can help Natasha Navas?


Three days ago, former Chaguanas Mayor Natasha Navas moved her belongings into a Hindu temple in Cunupia.

Navas, a mother of three, was seen standing in the walkway of the Gyaan Jyoti Mandali temple Madras Road last Friday.

She was carrying a large suitcase, the Express was told.

Pundit Jaidath Maharaj said temple members saw the woman standing in the sun on the compound and questioned her.

“She was just standing outside the temple. The temple is locked when no one is there but there is a covered walkway outside where she had spent the night. They recognised her as Natasha Navas, the former mayor. We asked what she was doing there and she said she was waiting for someone to pick her up. The members believed this and the next day when they returned she was still there,” he said.

Maharaj said his wife offered Navas water and food, but she refused.

“It is clear that something is wrong. We called the police but officer said they were unable to remove her. We also called the ambulance because there was something red in her hair which looked like blood, but she refused to go. The members opened the temple doors and allowed her to go inside. For the past three days she has been living inside the temple. She started taking the food and drinks and she is using the washroom there,” he said.

Maharaj said he was concerned about Navas' safety and issued a plea on social media for her relatives to contact him.

NOTE: More on this story in the Tuesday edition of the Trinidad Express