KINGSTON, Jamaica, Aug 22, CMC –Two people, including a former medical student at the Mona campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), will return to court on September 10, when they appeared in court Wednesday on a charge of murdering a 13-year-old teenager.

School teacher, Sanjay Maharaj, 27 and former medical student Lenardo Maddan have been charged with the murder of Shanoya Wray whose skeletal remains were found at a private property on July 20.

The court was told that the post mortem report and other documents have not been completed.

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Maharaj is accused of killing the teenager and using chemicals to destroy the body.

Last year, the school teacher appeared in the Home Circuit Court, accused of having sex with Shanoya, his former pupil.

The two accused men have been remanded into custody.


THE Venezuelan migrant registration process was completed in Port of Spain and San Fernando yesterday. A statement from the Ministry of National Security yesterday said Venezuelans who were in line at the San Fernando registration centre as at 5 p.m. on Friday were taken into the facility and processed.

CHAGUANAS West MP Ganga Singh on Friday night broke party ranks and voted with the People’s National Movement (PNM) in support of the clause which sought to ensure pension hikes for parliamentarians and judges.

JUST one day after Government closed the two-week registration process for Venezuelan migrants in this country, Central Division police carried out a raid at a warehouse in Rodney Road, Chaguanas, and detained nearly a dozen Venezuelan women.

IT IS a case of an economist’s view versus that of an energy veteran. The contention: The role and function of 100 per cent State-owned National Gas Company (NGC).