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THE COST OF PURCHASING PROPERTY

  Many people aspire to one day own their own homes and go to great lengths to achieve this. Certainly in Trinidad and Tobago we have witnessed a rapid growth in the real estate sector and have stood by and watched prices of property soar to all-time highs. Everyone is looking for their dream property and may have budgeted for it, but many times, in the quest for the perfect home, several of the costs associated therewith remain hidden until it is time to sign on the dotted line. Added to the cost of the property could be real estate agents’ fees, as...

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LAWYER CALLS ON ACTING TOP COP: MAKE ” TOTAL POLICING” REPORT PUBLIC

Lawyer calls on acting top CoP: Make ‘total policing’ report public Attorney and member of the Police Service Commission (PSC) Martin George has expressed support for the call that acting Police Commissioner Stephen Williams make public the full report which was submitted after the investigation into what was nationally dubbed, a total day of policing which occurred on March 23. Speaking during a telephone interview yesterday, George said there were still a number of “ominous” questions that remained unanswered. George spoke in the capacity of an attorney. On Friday, the T&T Chamber of Commerce issued a release in which they criticised Williams...

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HIERARCHY OF T&T LAWS

  This week’s column was prepared with assistance from Ms Dawn Palackdharry Singh, attorney-at-law and lecturer at the Cipriani College of Labour and Co-operative Studies.THE author Rosemarie Bell Antoine writes in her book Commonwealth Caribbean Law and Legal Systems, “the Constitution can be defined as a body of law containing the rules that determine the direction of the State, including the manner in which the State is organised and the body of fundamental principles according to which the State is governed.”It is the parent law by which all other laws are measured and is in essence the supreme law of the...

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CARELESSNESS,NEGLIGENCE IN HEALTH

Once again, the Mt Hope Maternity Hospital is in the news—and not in a positive light. Hospital administrator Dr Esau Joseph confirmed that the autoclave sterilising equipment broke down and they were trying to repair it. Dr Tim Gopeesingh has been quoted as saying that this was inexcusable for any hospital. Health Minister John Rahael, who has been making a fantastic effort to improve health care standards, was understandably appalled that the hospital’s administrators did not have sufficient working equipment. We are far too wealthy and developed a nation for this backward, Fourth World state of affairs to still exist at our nation’s...

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BETTER SOLUTIONS TO PRISON OVERCROWDING, SAYS ATTORNEY

The First report of the Special Prisons committee is expected to be tabled in Cabinet on Thursday. On Monday the report was discussed at the Finance and General Purposes Committee. On Thursday, Attorney at Law, Martin George says there are better ways to deal with over crowding in the nations prisons. The attorney was a guest on CTV's First Up Programme. Mr. George suggested that there are different ideas in which the judicial system could deal with what he described as “small matters.” Last week, Professor Ramesh Deosaran expressed shock after he toured the Golden Grove and Maximum Security Prisons (MSP). Last Monday, Prime Minister Kamla...

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PSC TO DECIDE ON TOP COP’S FUTURE AS HEAD OF TTPS

The Police Service Commission (PSC) will decide if Stephen Williams will continue as Acting Commissioner of Police in two weeks' time. Mr. Williams' term ends on January 31st and the PSC Board will review his submitted reports and recommendations from Thursday to determine whether he will stay on as Acting Commissioner. The PSC Board will also review his plans for combating crime, in particular the outbreak of homicides at the start of 2014. But attention will also be given to reports submitted on how the police will deal with curbing gang violence and activity. PSC Board Member, Attorney Martin George, said Mr. Williams' assertions...

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TOBAGO CARNIVAL 2015 -THE WAY FORWARD

https://youtu.be/mmuW3G7IUtc?list=PLpHePWOfHLtbkV41AieGTRmzZ7UuSlNBo Mr.George speaks from the Perspective of an observer, he states that its "foolish" to  attempt to have Tobago carnival at the same time as Trinidad.  Let Trinidad have their carnival at the carded period of February/March and Tobago have their Carnival later in the year. He also suggested in the panel discussion that Tobago Mas band leaders should collaborate with Trinidad Mas band leaders  to create Tobago carnival on the same scale as Trinidad Carnival....

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NO CONFIDENCE MOTION AGAINST OPPOSITION

https://www.youtube.com/embed/-rnagT3R8HA Mr. Martin George Attorney at Law Speaks on Rise & Shine, Channel 5 Tobago about the "NO CONFIDENCE MOTION AGAINST THE OPPOSITION".  Mr. George says- It’s truly a sad day for T&T to witness what our elected representatives are passing off as "Parliamentary Debate".  We the people of Trinidad & Tobago needs to draw a line and stop "This Crap". This is a Tragedy, if this is the level that politicians are taking to debate in Parliament, why should we take anything that they have to say seriously? Mr. George also speaks on the PM's  responses to reporters when asked, what is the long...

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