Penal men, 27 and 34, missing since 2018

 Shane Harribhajan -
Shane Harribhajan -

Despite having no communication with 27-year-old Shane Harribhajan since he disappeared at sea in 2018, his father remains hopeful that he will see his son alive.

"We hope that one day, he would walk through the front door. That is the hope we have," Basdeo Harribhajan told Newsday by phone on Tuesday.

"We used to hear rumours in the beginning that he was working on a farm on the South American mainland. Now, we do not hear anything.

"I feel he is somewhere in Venezuela. We are waiting to see what will happen. Right now, it seems the investigation is at a standstill."

Harribhajan is a fish vendor from Jhulai Trace, off Penal Rock Road in Penal. He is the only son of Basdeo and Cherriann, who have three adult daughters.

At about 4.30 am on August 20, 2018, Harribhajan left home, saying he was going to Moruga to fix an engine with the other man.

His mother, who was in bed, heard the front gate closing as he said, "Ma, later." She responded, "All right."

That was the last conversation she had with him.

The other man was later identified as fisherman Barry Boban 34, also called Barry Thompson and Ras, of Crawford Trace in Penal. To date, he too is missing.

Police said from their investigations, Harribhajan, Boban, and another person went fishing off the coast in Moruga and disappeared.

They are calling on anyone with information on the men’s whereabouts to call the nearest police station. People can also call the police at 999, 555, 911 or Crime Stoppers at 800-TIPS (8477).

People can also text/WhatsApp the Police Commissioner at 482-GARY or report via the TTPS App.


"Penal men, 27 and 34, missing since 2018"

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