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DOCTORS FACE LAWSUIT OVER FINGER

A 25-year-old Point Lisas technician has threatened to filed a negligence lawsuit against a father and son medical team over the loss of his finger. Kevin Persad, 25, of Cunupia, through his attorneys Martin George and Company, has issued a pre-action protocol letter to the doctors who operate a southern based private clinic. Persad said his right index finger had to be amputated in the United States (US), last year, after several failed operations at the private medical facility. According to the pre-action protocol letter, Persad suffered injury to both his hands while at work on April 17, 2014. He was admitted to the...

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FINDINGS PLEASE

WHAT have been the findings of the independent investigative team appointed to probe the deaths of 35-year-old Leciana Mitchell-Sheppard and her baby boy Ajani Merrie, as well as several other instances of maternal/infant deaths at Tobago? Since November, the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) appointed doctor and lawyer Albert Persad to chair an independent investigative team into the deaths of Mitchell-Sheppard, her son Ajani and two other mothers and their babies. This team was given a two-week time frame within which to report. Five months later, we are yet to have answers. Mitchell-Sheppard, of Zion Hill, Belle Garden, Tobago, died on October...

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PSC seeks answers from cops

CHAIRMAN of the Police Service Commission, Dr Maria Therese Gomes, has written the Police Service seeking answers over a series of questions relating to Monday’s police blockade, including why the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) intelligence agencies did not anticipate it. Gomes, chairman of the Constitutional body with oversight of the Police Service, wrote Acting Commissioner of Police Ann Marie Alleyne-Daly on March 25 calling for a report. The letter requested information and raised concerns as follows: 1. How could such a well-executed and coordinated exercise be undertaken without the knowledge of TTPS intelligence? 2. When the Executive found out about the...

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THA VS THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Case Name:              The Tobago House of Assembly v The Attorney General of Trinidad and   Tobago CV 2013/00153   Date:                          10th June, 2015   Appearances:           Phillip Lamont led by Elton Prescott S.C. instructed by Dorill-Ann       Lamont for the Claimant   Larry Lalla and Martin George (in Tobago) led by Seenath Jairam S.C instructed by Kamala Mohammed-Carter and Savitri Maharaj for the Defendant     Case Summary: The Tobago House of Assembly (hereinafter referred to as the “THA") is a statutory body created under the Tobago House of Assembly Act 1980 ("hereinafter referred to as the THA Act"). In its infancy, the THA did not have...

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T&T SIGNS ON TO CHILD-ABDUCTION PACT

AFTER 18 months of discussion, Trinidad and Tobago has been accepted by the United States to the accession to the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects on International Child Abduction. The announcement was one of several made yesterday following talks between Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar and US Vice-President Joe Biden at the Diplomatic Centre, St Ann’s. The accession, which makes T&T the 69th to be accepted by the US, would have happened sooner as the US expressed interest in partnering with Trinidad and Tobago. However, discussions only began in November 2011 when the head of the central authority was appointed. According to...

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BABY LOSES ARM Mom calls for probe after amputation of newborn son’s limb due to rupturing of vein during IV procedure

A Clear Case Of Medical Negligence A premature baby boy has lost his left arm due to alleged negligence at the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of the San Fernando General Hospital. The two-month old baby, who is battling a fungal infection at the hospital, underwent emergency surgery yesterday to remove the arm from the shoulder. The procedure was necessary as the child’s vein was ruptured while being administered intravenous fluid, causing the soft tissues in his arm to die, his relatives were told. The baby’s teenage mother was not satisfied with the treatment he received at the hospital and has demanded a thorough investigation. The...

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A BEAUTIFUL LIFE

I could never have imagined that I would be writing this column so soon; not today, not this month, not this year, not even this decade. I could never have imagined that I would be writing this column so soon; not today, not this month, not this year, not even this decade. Mommy was not ailing; she was not laid up. She was hale and hearty and active, barring a few complications that are expected as one approaches 84. We had big plans for the celebration of her 84th birthday on February 23. Instead, this past week, our family was making funeral...

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PRIVY COUNCIL STILL TO RULE

Attorney at Law Martin George says while the ruling of Justices Alan Mendonca, Peter Jamadar and Gregory Smith to turn down the appeal made by businessmen Ishwar Galbaransingh and Steve Ferguson in relation to the Section 34 repeal is a landmark decision, it is not the final word on the matter. Speaking to C News, he said the Privy Council will still have to rule on the matter and noted that the Court of Appeal had already given leave for the appellants to be able to go to the Privy Council. "What is interesting though, and I think it is something the...

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POLICE UNION WANTS PROMOTION ISSUE ADDRESSED

The President of the Police Service Social and Welfare Association, Inspector Anand Ramesar, says the discussion on the contentious issue of police promotions is being unnecessarily delayed by the Acting Police Commissioner's inability to respond in a timely manner. He said the Acting Commissioner had agreed to review the document in four days. However, it's now been over four months and he is yet to respond. "There is very little hope in relation to the Commissioner of Police taking the initiative to resolve the promotion. When we look at what would have happened over the last couple of months, the Association would...

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Attorney: Integrity Commission should not continue under present circumstances

Attorney at Law, Martin George, has described the latest developments within the Integrity Commission as "disturbing and troubling." He said it is untenable for the Commission to move forward as currently constituted as its credibility as an independent body is being questioned. This follows Thursday's resignation of Retired Justice Sebastian Ventour from his post as Deputy Chairman of the Commission over what he deemed to be the premature closure of the emailgate matter and Wednesday's resignation of another Member, Dr. Shelly-Ann Lalchan. On this, Mr. George said: "Those statements, I think, have cast the entire Commission in a light which makes it, I...

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