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Tobago Chamber chairman: New party not inspiring confidence

TOBAGO Business Chamber chairman and attorney Martin George is accusing the THA ‘independents’ of sending mixed signals to Tobagonians. Chief Secretary Farley Augustine and members of his team met with hundreds of supporters on Tuesday at the Shaw Park Cultural Complex to set the framework for the establishment of a new, people-centred political party. But after almost five hours of deliberations, the meeting ended shortly before 10 pm without any decision being made about the name, colour and logo for the party. On Wednesday, George said he did not believe the process was inspiring much confidence in Tobagonians. “Having regard to the attempted launch...

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‘Liability on Solicitor General, AG’s offices in missing file scandal’

Government sources have placed responsibility and liability for the missing malicious prosecution file for the former defendants of the Vindra Naipaul-Coolman case squarely with the Office of the Solicitor General Carol Hernandez. "The Solicitor General’s Department is capable of those things. All the emails have been secured. All the paper trails have been secured, and the liability is going to rest squarely in the state department, not with the Attorney General (at the time) because the systems to track it were all put in place. "They were served. They lost ‘the file.’ They had several bites of the cherry because they got...

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Attorneys and activists welcome plan for human trafficking court

Plans announced by National Security Minister Fitzgerald Hinds for a special court to deal with human trafficking cases, have been welcomed by human rights attorneys and activists although they had concerns about infrastructure and sustainable funding for the proposed facility. Attorney Criston J Williams recalled that on February 24 the T&T Government told the United Nations they were developing draft policies to deal with trafficking. He questioned the rationale for the proposed court and said Hinds “should disclose the policy so we can see what the infrastructure of this is.” He said: “How we are going to train, develop the judges and...

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Prisons boss gets injunction blocking senior promotions

The injunction granted yesterday on behalf of acting Prisons Commissioner Deopersad Ramoutar, preventing the Public Service Commission (PSC) from carrying out scheduled interviews for the post of Deputy Prisons Commissioner, has been viewed as a victory by both senior and junior prison officers who are yet to be confirmed in posts they currently hold. The emergency application by attorneys Martin George & Co, filed in the High Court on March 30, was heard by Justice Frank Seepersad, who granted the injunction in favour of Ramoutar. The interviews, which were scheduled to begin at 8 am yesterday, had to be hastily postponed following...

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Prison boss goes to court again over promotion process

ACTING Prison Commissioner Deopersad Ramoutar has obtained another injunction against the Public Service Commission (PSC) over what he says is an “arbitrarily imposed” selection process and interviews for the post of deputy commissioner. Justice Frank Seepersad granted the late-night injunction on Thursday, stopping all interviews which were carded to continue at 8 am on Friday. Some interviews were done on Wednesday. The restraint prevents the PSC from filling the position of deputy commissioner without filling the vacant positions of senior superintendent and assistant commissioner. Seepersad also granted Ramoutar permission to pursue his judicial review claim over the process. In August 2022 and February,...

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DPP not ready: 2 freed on sex charges

SEVEN sexual offences against a fire officer and his former girlfriend in relation to an athlete were discharged after the Office of the Director of Prosecutions (DPP) failed to be ready in the matter. Machael James and Murisha Mur­ray were before the Scarborough Magistrates’ Court on charges of acts of grievous sexual assault upon a schoolgirl between August 31 and October 1, 2014, at Mason Hall, Tobago. They were however freed after Senior Magistrate Rajendra Ramba­chan yesterday upheld the legal submissions made by their attorney, Martin George. In his submissions, he outlined the numerous hearings before the court and the many occasions...

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Tobago pair freed of sexual-offences charges over delay by DPP’s office, police

After almost a decade, a Tobago fireman and his former girlfriend were freed on Wednesday of seven sexual-offences charges owing to the protracted delay by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the police in prosecuting inquiry. In a ruling, senior magistrate Rajendra Rambachan upheld an application by lawyers for the two to have the matter discharged. Attorney Martin George argued it was unfair and unjust to continue the case because of the prosecution’s failure to progress it. Rambachan agreed. The couple were charged on November 6, 2014, with acts of grievous sexual assault against a then-schoolgirl and track star in...

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Fireman and ex-girlfriend freed of sexual assault charges

Almost a decade after they were charged with seven counts of grievous sexual assault of a teenage track and field athlete, a fireman from Tobago and his former girlfriend have been freed. Machael James and Murisha Murray were discharged by Senior Magistrate Rajendra Rambachan in the Scarborough Magistrates’ Court after he upheld an application by their attorney Martin George over repeated delays by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in prosecuting the case. James and Murray were charged with attacking the teenaged schoolgirl at Mason Hall on various dates between August and October 2014. George presented a detailed and lengthy...

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