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Tobago Chamber: Carnival safe zone events not practical at this time

The Tobago Business Chamber is urging the Government to focus its energies on other pressing matters, instead of pushing ahead with its proposed “Taste of Carnival”. The safe zone Carnival events would allow certain Carnival activities for vaccinated persons only in safe zone arrangements deemed to pose the smallest potential COVID-19 risk. Chairman of the Tobago Business Chamber Martin George questioned why Government would move ahead with these plans when T&T was experiencing record COVID-19 daily totals. Just yesterday, more than 1,000 new virus were reported – the highest number of infections recorded since the first case was detected in March 2020. George noted...

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Martin George Weighs In On The Continued Gary Griffith and PSC Saga

Was the law ignored at any point during the controversial saga between Former Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith and the Police Service Commission? In today’s Spotlight interview, Natalee Legore finds out as she discusses the ongoing drama with Former Member of the PSC, Martin George. https://youtu.be/8PV2NfbMmug BY: TTT NEWS ...

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Martin George On The New Police Service Commission

Five members of the Police Service Commission took their oaths of office on Tuesday at President’s House. The new members were nominated by President Paula-Mae Weekes between October 13th and October 29th, 2021. This, after the former Police Service Commission, collapsed with members resigning after a controversy surrounding the suspension of former Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith. Today, Natalee spoke with the former Member of the Police Service Commission Martin George about the newly sworn-in Police Service Commission. https://youtu.be/fQZUsfrPE8I BY: TTT NEWS ...

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Former PSC Member Laments “Conundrum” In CoP Appointment

Appointing a Commissioner of Police in Trinidad and Tobago is much more difficult than appointing some of the highest positions of the land. This, according to Attorney-at-Law Martin George who says the situation is untenable as Thursday’s High Court ruling declared unlawful the Acting appointment of former Commissioner Gary Griffith. Mr. George says there must be a quick move from the Executive to put this situation right. The Attorney says it begins with the speedy appointment of the Police Service Commission who would then install an acting Police Commissioner. He believes the legislation needs to be fixed to prevent opportunities for legal loopholes and...

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Carnival safe zone events not a good idea now, says Tobago Business Chamber

Chairman of the Tobago Business Chamber, Martin George, is urging Government to refocus its energies from attempting to host Carnival events this year in Safe Zones, and to put the emphasis instead on the education sector, the economy and battling COVID-19. In an official statement released in social media, Martin George says Government should be guided by the “record numbers of COVID cases and the disinterest of bandleaders, promoters and performers, in such events”. “Given the push back from the persons who are most concerned with running Carnival events, they have indicated that there really is not enough time to really make...

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