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Ragoonath, George differ on impact of PDP exodus on THA

UWI political scientist Dr Bishnu Ragoonath and attorney Martin George offered different views on whether or not the resignation of Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Chief Secretary Farley Augustine and 14 other executive members of the Assembly from the Progressive Democratic Patriots meant the THA has collapsed or that fresh THA elections should be called. While there is nothing legally or constitutionally to prevent Augustine and the other executives from remaining in office until their term of office expires in 2025, Ragoonath said this development raises questions about the stability of the PDP and opens the possibility of Augustine launching a...

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Attorney At Law MARTIN GEORGE questions s.92 of the THA’s Standing Orders & resignations from the PDP

Attorney At Law MARTIN GEORGE questions whether s.92 of the THA's Standing Orders may allow recourse to the usage and practice of the National Parliament insofar as it relates to crossing the floor and having to resign your seat when you leave or are expelled from your Party. https://youtu.be/wh_FDLQk01c ...

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Collapse of Ramlogan/Ramdeen case ‘a fiasco’, ‘mockery of justice system’—legal expert

‘A mockery of the justice system’ is how attorney-at-law Martin George is describing the decision to discontinue the corruption charges case against former Attorney General Anand Ramlogan, SC, and former Opposition Senator Gerald Ramdeen. The legal fee kickback case against the men collapsed after Jamaica-born British King’s Counsel Vincent Nelson declined to begin his testimony in the duo’s preliminary inquiry. “When you gave him these guarantees and these immunities, you ought to have ensured that whatever deal you were making was an airtight and a watertight deal that would guarantee that you would get your end,” Martin George points out. The attorney-at-law says...

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Covid19 regulations charges against 26 dropped

TWENTY-six people held a year ago for breaching covid19 regulations at a private party in Valsayn have been discharged by a Tunapuna magistrate, as the police were unable to prosecute the matter. The 26 were charged in May 2021 for breaching covid19 regulations after being arrested at a house at Real Spring. On Friday, the group, represented by attorney Martin George, appeared before senior magistrate Wendy Dougdeen-Bally. In submissions to the court, George complained about the length of time since charges were laid, leaving his clients yet to go on trial. He contended the charges against the 26 should be dismissed. George also complained...

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Stakeholders: Cruise ships will help revive Tobago’s economy

TOURISM stakeholders are optimistic that the return of cruise ships to Tobago will help revive the island’s economy After an absence of more than two and a half years, owing to the covid19 pandemic, cruise ships resumed sailings to Tobago on Sunday with the arrival of the Silver Moon. The vessel, of Silverseas Cruises, docked at the Scarborough Port at 7.30 am with 538 passengers, on its maiden voyage to Tobago. On Monday, another ship, Rhapsody of the Seas, arrived with approximately 2,500 passengers. Former Tobago Hotel and Tourism Association (THTA) president Rene Seepersadsingh hailed the return of cruise ships. “Tobago is a tourism destination...

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Article 45 – The Constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago (Part 2)

The Constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago By:      Jenelle Fraser             Paralegal             Martin Anthony George & Co.             The Constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is the key guiding principle; which encapsulates and enshrines the integral institutions and fundamental facets  of the Nation of Trinidad and Tobago. In spite of the fact that the Constitution is extensive in its scope, this article provides an overview of the main aspects of it, inclusive of insights which hopefully are concise, accurate and relevant. The origin of the Constitution bears significant weight and paves the way for the understanding and appreciation of its...

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