Saturday, December 16, 2017

Nisha was a ‘rock’ to loved ones

Funeral of business woman shot dead

Business woman Nisha Espinoza, who was shot dead by men who robbed her of a $50,000 payroll last Friday, was eulogised yesterday as a

woman who never backed down from a challenge. She was a leader and a “rock” to many of her friends and relatives.

Her brother, Pastor Kiwi Kalloo, delivered an emotion­al eulogy during the funeral ser­vice at Guide’s Funeral Home, Coffee Street, San Fernando.

He said Espinoza was an adventurous person and never abandoned her loved ones.

Pastor Carl Ramlal, who offi­ciated at the service, said the morals and values instilled in the nation were failing. He said too many people were dying at the hands of criminals.

“It is time we stand together in a spiritual battle against the devil,” he said.

And each person must begin with themselves, he added.

Ramlal said people should not lose hope and must try not to be intimidated and fearful of criminal elements.

Espinoza, 44, was shot and killed by two men as she was about to pay employees on the compound of Phoenix Gas Processors at the Point Lisas Industrial Estate.

Police said the men, armed with pistols, ambushed Espinoza as she exited her Isuzu pick-up. Her husband, Ramesh Ramdeo, was also there.

Espinoza was taken to the Couva District Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

The suspects have not yet been arrested.