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8 YEAR OLD LIVES WITHOUT ELECTRICITY

An eight year old boy in Tobago, is tonight unable to pursue his online classes at home, due to no ELECTRICITY . The situation however is no fault of the Trinidad and Tobago ELECTRICITY Commission, but a land developer in Tobago, who reneged on an agreement for sale in 2014, to develop the Williams Street Canaan area. Some twenty-two (22) lot owners are today affected in the community.Legal action is being taken in the matter, through Attorney at Law, Martin George and Company.Via Elizabeth Williams. Click here to view ...

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Over 2,000 sign online petition to revoke Dr Sawh’s licence

THE African Students Society at UWI, St Augustine has launched an online petition calling for Dr Avinash Sawh's medical licence to be revoked. Sawh is being investigated by the Medical Board after a recording of his delivering what has been described as a "racist rant" went viral. He later apologised for it, His attorney, Martin George, has until December 1 to provide "an explanation" to the board. The explanation for the Change.org petition says, "The Equal Opportunity Act No 69 of 2000 prohibits the "discrimination of persons on grounds of sex, race, ethnicity, origin, marital status, religion or disability. "Dr Avinash Sawh's recently documented...

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THE ART OF ADVOCACY

This letter brings back one of my fondest memories coming out of the gargantuan and cataclysmic Court battles between CENTRIN & CSM -V- ISPATT. I was mere months into the start of my Legal career, having been just called to the Bar and here I was, involved in what was the biggest, costliest Court battle of the time which raged on for months and months, with endless twists and turns, plots and sub-plots. Oh what a joy and pleasure it was, to be part of this phenomenal Learning experience. To see Frank Solomon S.C.,(now deceased), Ralston Nelson (now S.C. and retired...

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NURSE ATTACKED BY ST. ANN’S PATIENT SUES THE NWRHA

A High Court action was filed today by MARTIN GEORGE & CO against the NWRHA, on behalf of Nurse Charlene Khan at St. Ann's Hospital, who was attacked and injured by a Mental Patient who wanted an extra plate of food. The Nurse refused and was attacked and badly beaten by the Patient. She is now suing the Hospital for her damages and injuries. Khan was hit in the back of the neck. In an attempt to protect herself, she grabbed the patient’s fists and they both fell to the ground and the patient stamped on her and kicked her. (FURTHER DETAILS BELOW) ...

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Nursing assistant sues NWRHA after attack by St Ann’s patient

A nursing assistant who was attacked by a patient at the St Ann’s Hospital over a plate of food has sued the North West Regional Health Authority (NWRHA) for negligence and compensation. Charlene Khan, a nursing assistant, was serving meals at the hospital in December 2017 when a patient became infuriated when he could not get more food. Khan was hit in the back of the neck. In an attempt to protect herself, she grabbed the patient’s fists and they both fell to the ground and the patient stamped on her and kicked her. Khan and is claiming compensation for personal injuries caused...

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Deyalsingh, 4 others wrote Medical Board on Sawh’s ‘disgusting’ conduct

A DOCTOR, Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh, an actor, and two others were the five complainants who wrote to the Medical Board about Dr Avinash Sawh's racist rant. The Health Ministry described Sawh's conduct as "disgraceful." Sawh is currently facing possible disciplinary measures and public backlash. He was heard and confessed to making racist, obscene and discriminatory comments in voice messages which circulated on social media. The San Fernando-based doctor has since apologised, but the Medical Board has written to him requesting an explanation of his behaviour. Newsday received the official document for each complaint from sources close to the Medical Board. In his letter,...

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Medical Board gives Sawh until December 1 to explain

Attorney Martin George, who is representing Dr Avinash Sawh, says the Medical Board has given him until December 1 to give an explanation for a racist rant. Sawh is facing possible disciplinary measures and a public backlash Sawh was heard and confessed to making racist, obscene and discriminatory comments in voice messages which circulated on social media. The San Fernando-based doctor has since apologised, but the Medical Board had written to him requesting an "explanation." Sawh was given seven days to respond to five complaints – one of which was from Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh – but asked for more time, until mid-December. Speaking with...

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Attorneys assess options to close new Tobago prison

Residents of Glen Road in Scarborough are considering their legal options after a government decision to open the Tobago Correctional Facility in their area. But they remain open to discussions with the authorities over their concerns. Last Friday, they staged a protest at the site threatening legal action if the authorities do not reverse the decision. On Monday, a representative group met in videoconference with attorneys Janelle Ramsaroop and Martin George. In a video media release afterwards, Ramsaroop said residents voiced their concerns and the basis for their dissatisfaction, along with their fears and insecurities going forward. She said issues were also raised as...

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Online petition launched for doctor’s licence to be revoked

The African Student Union at the University of the West Indies (UWI), St Augustine, has launched an online petition for Dr Avinash Sawh, whose racist comments were shared online, to have his medical licence revoked. In the petition (available online here: https://bit.ly/3nyisyW) said Dr Sawh’s comments, in which he referred to Afro-Trinidadians as ‘monkeys’ and called members of the police service as ‘dunce n***ers’, revealed a prejudicial bias as per the Equal Opportunity Act: ‘The Equal Opportunity Act No. 69 of 2000 prohibits the "discrimination of persons on grounds of sex, race, ethnicity, origin, marital status, religion or disability."’ ‘Dr Avinash Sawh's recently documented...

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