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Lawyer faces jail for failing to pay money to client

A senior attorney is facing the prospect of potentially being jailed for contempt of court after she failed to abide by a court order to repay a little over $200,000 to a former client.  On Tuesday, lawyers representing Charlene Roberts filed a contempt of court application against attorney Dawn Seecharan-Nancoo.  According to the court filings, obtained by Guardian Media, in November 2016, Roberts retained Seecharan-Nancoo to obtain a grant of probate in relation to the estate of a deceased relative.  Seecharan-Nancoo allegedly instructed Roberts to pay her legal fees and place the estate’s $292,243.49 in an escrow account to be managed by her...

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Tobago stakeholders express mixed views about opening of borders

Tobago stakeholders have expressed mixed views about the reopening of the country’s borders on Saturday. While some members of the business community are adopting a wait-and-see approach, others said it makes no sense for the borders to be reopened if the beaches and bars are still closed. The Tobago Hotel and Tourism Association (THTA) said it is cautiously optimistic about the TT travel pass system, which will manage entry into the country. On Wednesday, Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister Stuart Young described the travel pass as a robust platform. He said those who meet the requirements to enter the country must...

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Lawyer warns employers: Not rostering unvaccinated workers can land you in court

While employers can encourage their employees to take the COVID-19 vaccine, attorney Martin George says not rostering them to work could land them in the courthouse. He was speaking on the controversial topic on CNC3’s The Morning Brew programme yesterday. This comes as food businesses such as Prestige Holdings and Mario’s took a position that workers must be vaccinated to return to work. While the Government has been sending messages and signals, George said it has not made a clear decision on whether they are going to make vaccination mandatory because it is not an easy decision. He said, “And they know it is...

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Tobago business chambers: Chin’s review of MovieTowne in Lowlands ‘worrying’

Tobago businessmen have described as "worrying," MovieTowne owner Derek Chin’s decision to explore his options with regard to the franchise’s Tobago cinema. Movie Towne, Tobago, is located at the Gulf View Mall, Lowlands. Chin told Newsday on Friday the cinema has not been profitable since it began operations on the island seven years ago. He said the situation has been exacerbated by the general decline in Tobago’s tourism sector over the years as well as the public health restrictions to prevent the spread of covid19 at the onset of the pandemic in March 2020. The measures shut down bars, restaurants, cinemas, gyms and other...

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