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Under the Immigration Act Chapter 18:01 of Trinidad and Tobago, no person other than a citizen or resident is allowed to engage in any profession, trade or occupation whether for gain or not, or be employed, unless a valid work permit is in force in relation to that person. Immigration Act, however, makes allowance for a person other than a citizen or resident to be employed in Trinidad and Tobago for a maximum of 30 days at any one time in a 12-month period. This means that this person will be allowed to enter the country to work without a...

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Data Protection Law In Trinidad and Tobago The Data Protection Act, 2011 provides for the protection of personalprivacy and information (“DPA”) processed and collected by public bodies and private organisations. The DPA was partially proclaimed on the 6th January 2012 by Legal Notice 2 of 2012 and only Part I and sections 7 to 18, 22, 23, 25(1), 26 and 28 of Part II have come into operation. No timetable has been set for the proclamation of the remainder of the DPA and it is possible that there may be changes to the remainder of the legislation before it is proclaimed. Definition of Personal...

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THE Scarborough General Hospital is approaching its second anniversary in its new location. I think the majority of Tobago residents accept that the hospital facilities and equipment are vastly improved, but the jury is out on operations and the management at the institution. Until, I read of the demise of the young mother and her baby in her attempt to give birth last month, I was beginning to ease my long held apprehension about the attitudes to work by some of the health ‘professionals’ at the institution. Members of the Shepherd family are contending that medical negligence caused the tragedy in...

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  https://youtu.be/GH37lLZJbGY The family of a 30 year-old welder Navin Singh of Princes Town has initiated legal action against the South West Regional Health Authority over the young man’s death in October last year. The family’s attorney Martin George and Co issued a pre-action protocol letter to the authority last week. Singh died from a rare flesh eating bacterium, five days after a doctor diagnosed and treated him for a pinched nerve. An autopsy at the mortuary of the San Fernando General Hospital gave the cause of his death as septic shock necrotising fasciitis of the right limb. According to the Centres for Disease Control,...

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The family of Navin Bheesham Singh, 30, is seeking answers on the cause of his sudden death days after receiving treatment at the Princes Town District Health Facility for a pain in his right knee. They held a news conference yesterday at the OWTU conference hall, Paramount Building, Circular Road, San Fernando calling for a probe of his death on October 30. His grieving mother, Bhagwantee Singh-Weekes, who wept as she recalled the suffering of her first son, claimed Navin was not throughly examined at the health facility. “This doesn’t make any sense. We want to know why on Monday (October 27) at...

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Published: Thursday, November 6, 2014 Shenika Weekes, left, sister of Navin Singh, consoles his fiancee, Janice Soogrim, during the family’s news conference yesterday at OWTU’s head office, San Fernando. PHOTO: TONY HOWELL A Princes Town mother wants to know how her son, Navin Bheesham-Singh, died from a rare flesh-eating bacterium, five days after a doctor diagnosed and treated him for a pinched nerve. An autopsy at the mortuary of the San Fernando General Hospital gave the cause of his death as septic shock necrotizing fasciitis of the right limb According to the Centres for Disease Control, necrotizing fasciitis is a serious bacterial infection that spreads...

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Dad wins $6m medical negligence suit  Michelle Loubon Published: Sunday, June 12, 2011 Flanked by his son Jared, Valencia resident Brian Nurse shares a father/son bonding moment with his other son Jerrend—who has been stricken with cerebral palsy due to hospital negligence. Photo:Abraham Diaz A mere week before Father’s Day, Valencia resident Brian Nurse is basking in a medical victory on behalf of his beloved twin sons Jared and Jerrend. Nurse created history when he successfully challenged the State over hospital negligence—and won a landmark $6.4 million. To date, he has been paid $1.6 million. The red letter day was December 13, 2010. In a nutshell,...

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  A Sunday Newsday Investigation Medical practitioners across TT can soon expect more litigation charges of malpractice against them as attorneys reveal that there are several cases of medical negligence which are now under consideration for possible court action. Sometimes people do not even know that negligence may have been involved in the loss of a loved one. Even if they suspect they do not know where to turn. Doctors support, protect and cover-up for each other. The saying that doctors’ mistakes are quickly buried is no joke. There have been reports of patients entering a hospital for one type of operation...

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2011 was a pressure-filled year not only for those entrusted with giving quality health care but also for those seeking medical attention at health institutions. It was a year marked by a change in health ministers, industrial action, claims of medical negligence and maternal deaths. The start of 2011 saw a change in the system for the collection of blood when on January 1, the "chit system" for blood donation was discontinued and replaced by a volunteer system. Former health minister Therese Baptiste-Cornelis said the chit system facilitated the illegal sale of blood chits and the sale of bogus chits. However, its discontinuation...

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