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Man sues State after multiple arrests for maintenance $$

A Tobago man is suing the State after he claimed he was wrongfully arrested and detained multiple times for allegedly being in arrears of maintenance payments. The Bagatelle father of one said the arrests took place after his son turned 18 and after all payments were deducted directly from his Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA) salary. Curtis Carrington said he was also arrested once at his place of employment, causing significant embarrassment and trauma, Attorney Sarah Lawrence of Martin George and Company filed the claim on December 23 on behalf of Carrington. The letter pointed out that Carrington was arrested three times for...

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2021’s Unfolding Events: The End Of Gary Griffith’s Tenure As Police Commissioner

Power 102 Digital takes a look at the year that was 2021…From Trinidad and Tobago’s response to the covid 19 pandemic, the collapse and reconstitution of the Police Service Commission and the end of Gary Griffith’s tenure as COP… It’s the Power 102 Digital 2021, year in review. 2021 saw the end of Gary Griffith’s tenure as Commissioner of Police, having head the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service since August 18, 2018. And like much like many of his decisions taken over the past three years, received criticism, his departure from office was met with controversy. The Police Service Commission, served Mr Griffith with...

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‘Public Services for Only Vaccinated Customers’

THE new vaccination policy for State workplaces is a good one, but in order to be fair, persons accessing services there should also be vaccinated against Covid-19. This is the opinion of the President of the Tobago Business Chamber Martin George who said that the chamber supported the initiative as well as the partial re-opening of the beaches. He encouraged public servants to get their vaccinations. “We ask that public servants get on board with this initiative and we ask that the Government also considers the question of the person who has to access these offices which are staffed by public servants. “One may...

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Tobago landowner goes to court over airport expansion project

A CROWN Point, Tobago homeowner has filed a constitutional motion in the High Court to stop the Arthur NR Robinson airport expansion project from acquiring his property without fair compensation. Attorneys for Woolwin Lovell, of Crompstain Trace, filed the motion in the High Court registry in Tobago on Tuesday. As an immediate measure, Lovell is seeking an order to stop or suspend any notice served on him and to restrain the State from taking any steps to take his property until his claim is heard and determined. He is also seeking a declaration that the decision of the State, through the National Infrastructural...

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Tobago chamber head welcomes Duke’s PSA resignation

Head of the Tobago Business Chamber Martin George has welcomed the decision by THA Deputy Chief Secretary Watson Duke to resign from the Public Service Association (PSA). Duke’s resignation as president of the union takes effect from December 31, according to his letter addressed to the PSA’s conference of delegates on Monday. The move came after questions of legality and ethics of his holding the positions of PSA president and THA Deputy Chief Secretary were raised in the public domain. Contacted for comment, George said the Chamber was encouraged by the decision. “If it is that Mr Watson Duke has indeed chosen to serve...

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