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Medical Board withdraws letter to doctor accused of racism

A letter sent by the Medical Board of Trinidad and Tobago to Dr Avinash Sawh over racist comments he made in several audio recordings has been retracted. Attorney Martin George, representing Dr Sawh, told Loop News that the letter with five complaints listed against Dr Sawh had been withdrawn. ‘The Medical Board of Trinidad and Tobago has to date sent correspondence indicating that they have taken the decision to withdraw their letter which had five complaints against our client.’ He said they had replied to the Board’s letter with a reply outlining several objections and highlighted several irregularities, basing the statements on the...

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Medical Board rethinks Sawh enquiry 

The Medical Board of Trinidad and Tobago has withdrawn its letter to Dr Avinash Sawh and will make a fresh determination at its meeting next month whether Sawh should be the subject of an enquiry. In a letter from Allum Chambers, attorney Rajiv Persad, representing the Medical Board to attorney Martin George, who represents Sawh, Persad wrote, “The Council has accepted my advice and therefore we wish to advise that they have agreed at their Regular Monthly Meeting for January 2021 to formally withdraw the letter sent to your client dated 12th November 2020.” The letter he referenced was titled “Allegations against your...

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Former LATT president: Too many lawyers in TT

Former president of the Law association of TT (LATT) Seenath Jairam, SC, says, for a small society with an approximate 1.4 million people, TT is producing far too many lawyers. Speaking to Newsday on Sunday, Jairam said more than 300 lawyers were approved by the association each year and thus the country was saturated with attorneys, some of whom could not find work. Jairam made the comment in response to a Saturday Newsday lead story that said lawyers were driving taxis to make ends meet. “In my first year I signed in over 400 lawyers,” Jairam said. “When the council of legal case...

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Unpaid allowances, unused leave: Ex-diplomat seeks $250,000 from State

A retired diplomat has successfully pursued his lawsuit against the State over $250,000 in unpaid salary allowances and unused vacation leave. Guardian Media understands that lawyers representing former ambassador Anthony Edghill filed the lawsuit against the Office of the Attorney General last year. In September, High Court Judge Avason Quinlan-Williams issued directions for Edghill’s attorneys to file submissions and for the State to file its defence. Edghill’s lawyers Martin George and Sara Martinez then filed for a default judgment after State attorneys missed their deadline for filing their defence. While Quinlan-Williams upheld the application for default judgment on December 30, Edghill could not immediately...

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Royal Caribbean cruise gets mixed reviews from Tobago stakeholders

Tobago stakeholders have mixed views about the decision of Royal Caribbean International cruise lines to include Trinidad and Tobago as one of its destinations in the 2021/2022 season. While some welcomed the move, others were sceptical given the country’s challenges to contain the spread of covid19. Tobago Chamber president Martin George said although the organisation is always eager and willing to welcome cruise ships, “we have to question and wonder at this point in time, if all the necessary safety protocols are in place to really allow the docking of a Royal Caribbean cruise ship in TT.” He added: “If it is that...

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Tobago Chalkie, THA feud over $153k ‘compensation’ land

Alex “Tobago Chalkie” Gift has threatened the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) with legal action over access to a parcel of land at the Shirvan Road Development. Gift was one of the residents affected by the ANR Robinson International Airport expansion project. Gift said he was offered the land by the THA as part of the compensation package after his land was acquired by the State for the airport expansion project. He maintains that he was given permission to begin construction on the land since September last year by an agent/servant of the Airport Relocation Committee (ARC) and did so. He said...

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Former Crown Point resident threatens THA with legal action

Alex Gift, a former resident of Gaskin Bay Road, Bon Accord, has sent a pre-action protocol letter to the Tobago House of Assembly (THA), giving the State seven days to respond or face legal action. Gift, alias Tobago Chalkie, began constructing a house at the Shirvan Land Development on THA's lands allocated for resettlement of residents affected by the ANR Robinson airport expansion project. The letter dated January 12th, 2021, sent by Gift's lawyer Martin George and Company, accuses the THA of strong-arming Gift by blocking access to his construction. It says Gift had received only a $700,000 payment as settlement for his...

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Tobago Chamber: New ferries will increase domestic travel

The Tobago Business Chamber is hoping the addition of the APT James and Buccoo Reef to the seabridge will boost consumer confidence. The APT James arrived in TT on Friday and the Buccoo Reef is expected at the end of the month. The chamber’s president Martin George said on Saturday passengers should have easy access to the fast ferries. “We look forward to what we have always referred to as the double redundancy,” he said in a WhatsApp voice note. “In other words, we want a situation to be such that anyone can wake up any morning and simply head down to either of...

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