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Former PSC chair, member say need for clarity in selection of Commissioner

The former head of the Police Service Commission, Professor Ramesh Deosaran says the injunction to delay the appointment of a Police Commissioner by way of a High Court order can be useful in bringing clarity to the selection process. Deosaran was weighing in yesterday after Justice Nadia Kangaloo granted an interim injunction to former head of the Police Social and Welfare Association acting Senior Supt Anand Ramesar to block the Police Service Commission (PSC) from appointing a new Commissioner. Ramesar brought a legal challenge against the Commission for not including him in the interview process. Yesterday, Deosaran said there was widespread public confusion...

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MARTIN GEORGE speaks on the High Court ruling to stop the process for the appointment of Top Cop

Attorney MARTIN GEORGE speaks on the ruling of the High Court stopping the Police Service Commission from continuing with its process for the appointment of a Commissioner of Police. Mr. George cites a recent Privy Council case and says the PSC has a duty to properly investigate all allegations against candidates for the post of Commissioner of Police. https://youtu.be/XwgYUgLrjLE ...

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Tobago Chamber welcomes PM’s proposed vaccine safe zones

The Tobago Business Chamber is in support of the announcement by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley for the introduction of “safe zones”, which would allow vaccinated people to access bars, gyms, private member clubs and in-house dining at restaurants The measure is dependent on vaccination versus infection rates. President of the business chamber, Martin George, told Loop News the Chamber was heartened by the announcement, and wish it was introduced months ago. George said: “We at the Tobago Chamber support the idea of trying to create a safe zone in Tobago, trying to create a bubble in Tobago, where you have herd immunity...

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Tobago restaurateur: In-house dining won’t work without changing curfew

Tobago businessman Kirton Sorias believes the Government’s plan to resume in-house dining at restaurants at the end of the month will not be successful unless the curfew hours are adjusted. During a news conference last Friday at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Blenheim, Tobago, Dr Rowley announced that bars, gyms, casinos and in-house dining will reopen for fully vaccinated patrons and employees at the end of September provided there is a significant increase in vaccinations. As of Wednesday, the THA Division of Health, Wellness and Family Development reported that a total of 19,195 people in Tobago have been partially vaccinated and...

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Tobago Chamber: Adjust curfew to enjoy ‘safe zones’

Tobago Business Chamber president Martin George believes the Government's plan to offer perks for vaccinated people must be accompanied by an adjustment of the curfew hours. After a three-day Cabinet retreat in Tobago on Friday, the Prime Minister said the Government was looking into reopening "safe zones" at the end of September where vaccinated people can enjoy in-house dining, go to casinos, gyms and even bars. He said it was all conditional on a good vaccination uptake for September. In an interview with Newsday on Sunday, George said he supported the plan, but believes the emergency powers regulations must be changed to accommodate...

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Crown Point landowner sends legal letter to Nidco

A man from Tobago wants the National Infrastructure Development Company Limited (Nidco) to pay him $3,341,700 in compensation for his parcel of land in Crown Point, which has been earmarked for acquisition for expansion of the ANR Robinson International Airport.  In a legal letter sent to Nidco Chairman Herbert George yesterday, Wolwin Lovell, through his attorney Martin George, claimed he was first served with a notice of acquisition by the Commissioner of State Lands in March 2019. In the letter, Lovell’s lawyer provided details of when Lovell purchased the land from his father for $200,000 in 1995. Lovell’s attorney claimed that after receiving the notice Nidco...

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