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MARIJUANA AND THE LAW IN T&T

What is marijuana? Cannabis (from the cannabis sativa plant) is known popularly by many names such as marijuana, weed, pot and ganja. However it is termed, serious consequences flow from possession of this substance, be it for personal use or for the purpose of trafficking. Marijuana is classed as a narcotic drug and psychotropic substance under the Dangerous Drugs Act Chap 11:25. This is the legislation that governs possession and trafficking of marijuana and other dangerous drugs in Trinidad and Tobago. Consequences of possessing marijuana A person found to have marijuana in his/her possession is guilty of an offence and is...

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ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS AND POLICIES IN T&T

Environmental Laws and Policies in T&T Document Description Summary National Climate Change Policy 2011 The policy aims to provide policy guidance for the development of an appropriate administrative and legislative framework, in harmony with other sectoral policies, for the pursuance of a low-carbon development path for Trinidad and Tobago through suitable and relevant strategies and actions to address climate change, including sectoral and cross sectoral adaptation and mitigation measures. The Policy proposes: Increasing the use of renewable energy (solar, wind etc) Increasing energy efficiency in commercial and residential buildings Increasing the use of alternative fuels and fuel switching in the transportation sector Increasing the use of cleaner technology...

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GETTING MARRIED IN TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Trinidad & Tobago considers marriage to be the union of a man and woman as husband and wife. There are four kinds of marriages recognized in Trinidad and Tobago: Civil Marriage Hindu Marriage Muslim Marriage Orisa Marriage Civil, Muslim and Orisa marriages must be performed by a licensed Marriage Officer. Marriage Officers are ordained ministers of a recognized religious denomination or organization. Civil marriage is the most common form of marriage in Trinidad and Tobago and can be performed by a Marriage Officer, Warden or the Registrar General. All Christian marriages performed in a church are considered civil marriages,...

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THE RIGHTS OF A COMMON LAW SPOUSE

CHAPTER 11:07 TRESPASS ACTAn Act for the prevention of wilful trespass on lands. [10 TH NOVEMBER 1852] 1. This Act may be cited as the Trespass Act. 2. In this Act—“night-time” includes any time between seven o’clock in theevening of one day and six o’clock in the morning of thenext day;“owner” includes the tenant, occupier, or other person having thepossession of any land. 3. Any person found in the night-time in any enclosed yard,garden, or ground, or in any cultivated lands, or in or about theworks of any plantation, oilfield, refinery or oil tank farm, who,on being taken before a Magistrate or Justice, fails to make it appearto the...

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TRESSPASSING LAW

CHAPTER 11:07 TRESPASS ACTAn Act for the prevention of wilful trespass on lands. [10 TH NOVEMBER 1852] 1. This Act may be cited as the Trespass Act. 2. In this Act—“night-time” includes any time between seven o’clock in theevening of one day and six o’clock in the morning of thenext day;“owner” includes the tenant, occupier, or other person having thepossession of any land. 3. Any person found in the night-time in any enclosed yard,garden, or ground, or in any cultivated lands, or in or about theworks of any plantation, oilfield, refinery or oil tank farm, who,on being taken before a Magistrate or Justice, fails to make it appearto the...

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LAW MAKES ” SOOTING” ILLEGAL

Thursday, July 31 2008 A GROUND-BREAKING new law that effectively bans the stalking and harassment of persons by such means as talking to them over the telephone, emailing them or even “sooting” them has now come into force. The 2005 Offences Against the Person (Amendment) (Harassment) Act, which makes it a criminal offence to harass a person, was proclaimed by legal notice number 113 on June 30, this year by President George Maxwell Richards. The notice was published this week. The Act amends the almost century-old Offences Against the Person Act by introducing a new offence of harassment at Section 30A alongside...

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WORKPLACE BULLYING & HARASSMENT

Everyone should be treated with dignity and respect at work. Bullying and harassment of any kind are in no-one's interest and should not be tolerated in the workplace. Bullying may be characterised as offensive, intimidating, malicious or insulting behaviour, an abuse or misuse of power through means intended to undermine, humiliate, denigrate or injure the recipient. Bullying itself isn’t against the law, but harassment is unlawful under the Offences Against the Person(Amendment) (Harassment) Act, (2005). Examples of bullying or harassing behaviour in the workplace could include: spreading malicious rumours, or insulting someone by word or behaviour (particularly on the grounds of age, race,...

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BULLYING

What is Bullying? Bullying is when someone keeps doing or saying things to have power or control over another person. There are many ways that someone can be bullied: Verbally- such as name-calling, put downs, threats, teasing. Physically- being punched, tripped, kicked or having your belongings (lunch, money, books) stolen or damaged. Socially- being left out, or ignored, or having rumours spread about you. Psychologically- you are given ‘dirty’ looks, or ‘bad eye’, or ‘cut eye’; or stalked (have someone follow you in a threatening way) Bullying can happen anywhere! It can be a problem: At School In the taxi Walking to and from School In your...

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PERMANENT RESIDENCE & CITIZENSHIP

Application for Resident Status Non Nationals of Trinidad and Tobago who are described in Section 6(1) of the Immigration Act may apply to the Minister of National Security for the grant of Resident Status. - Section 6 (1) of the Immigration Act Chapter 18:01 An application form is obtained from the Ministry of National Security, no fee attached. An application for the grant of resident status is submitted to the Ministry of National Security on the prescribed form 6, two (2) Original forms, if submitted locally, or three (3) Original forms, if submitted from abroad,...

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TRINIDAD & TOBAGO REAL ESTATE LAWS

Legal Advice It is advisable to hire a lawyer although this incur additional expense. An experienced real estate lawyer can help you evaluate offers (those with a variety of conditions), protect your interests throughout the entire transaction, act as an escrow agent to hold the down payment, evaluate complex mortgages and/or leases with options to buy, review contracts and handle your home's closing process. They can also tell you what things, by law, you must disclose to buyers prior to a sale and can also help you avoid inadvertently discriminating against any potential buyers. Land Title Systems In Trinidad & Tobago...

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