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The TOBAGO BUSINESS CHAMBER urges the new President to “Adopt” Tobago

The TOBAGO BUSINESS CHAMBER extends its Congratulations to our new President, Her Excellency Christine Kangaloo on her election to the Nation's highest office. We offer her our support and our very best wishes and we urge her to adopt Tobago as a place for her special focus for initiatives and programs for the benefit of citizens and which can foster the greater growth and development of the Human Capital, the Synergies, Energies, Talent & potential, latent and inherent in the people of Tobago so as to maximize effectiveness, efficiency and Excellence. ...

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Mc Donald Jacob the civilian?

WITHOUT the Cabinet extending his contract for another year, acting Commissioner of Police Mc Donald Jacob will no longer be a member of the police service, with one year remaining on his contract. According to Section 75 of the Police Service Act, a first division officer retires at age 60 and can, on the approval of the President, be granted three one-year extensions. Jacob had his first extension last year, and without another will have no choice but to call it a day after 43 years of service. Newsday contacted the Office of the President on Friday afternoon and was told that last...

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Impasse over Tobago mas gets more heated

The debate over Carnival in Tobago is becoming more heated with a cultural activist on the island insisting that mas band leaders should not get more funds. Terrance Sandiford, former Tobago region chair of the National Carnival Bands Association (NCBA), said the money being demanded by the Tobago Band Leaders’ Association should instead be invested in Carnival in October. He said there has been wastage over the years which must end if the industry on the island is the reach its full potential. There is currently an impasse between the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) and the Tobago Band Leaders Association, whose...

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Precedent for President?
Candidates with legal background got edge over years

Five of the six Presidents of Trinidad and Tobago have a background in the legal sphere and with Senate President Christine Kangaloo nominated to replace the incumbent, there will once again be an officeholder with experience in the field. However, the Constitution does not place such a criteria for someone to ascend to the office. According to chapter 3, section 23 (1) of the Constitution, “A person is qualified to be nominated for election as President if, and is not so qualified unless, he is a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago of the age of thirty-five years or upwards who at the...

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Attorney George: Nothing legally wrong in Government’s choice for President

Tobago Business Chamber chairman and attorney Martin George says there is nothing legally wrong in the Government nominating Christine Kangaloo – President of the Senate – for President of the country. The Prime Minister announced Kangaloo as the government's choice at a press conference on Friday. The selection has been criticised by the Opposition and other political rivals as Kangaloo has had a long history as part of the ruling People's National Movement (PNM), including as a Cabinet minister. However, George said her selection was not illegal. “In fact, such a view is fortified and enshrined within our very own Constitution when one looks...

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