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Court extends injunction, NPTA remains in limbo

A HIGH COURT judge on Thursday extended an injunction previously granted in June to former NPTA president and St George PTA president Zena Ramathali and her team. At a virtual hearing, Justice Margaret Mohammed extended the injunction granted by her colleague Justice Kevin Ramcharan on June 10, in a claim filed by Ramathali and her team who alleged that a general council meeting was to be held by the NPTA, and was “illegally and fraudulently” called. Ramathali and her team are represented by attorney Martin George. The injunction restrains 14 members of the NPTA, led by Clarence Mendoza, from holding themselves out as...

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Injunction over control of NCPTA extended

A High Court Judge has extended an injunction over control of the National Council of Parent-Teacher Associations (NCPTA).  Delivering a decision yesterday, Justice Margaret Mohammed continued the injunction, which was granted by her colleague High Court Judge Kevin Ramcharan on June 10.  Under the terms of the original injunction, purported NCPTA acting president Clarance Mendoza and his interim executive were restrained from exercising the authority of the organisation and barred from hosting a special virtual meeting of its General Council to elect a new executive.  Guardian Media understands that the dispute stems from a no-confidence motion passed by the General Council in October 2019 against...

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TTRNA to appeal Industrial Court ruling

The T&T Registered Nurses Association (TTRNA) intends to appeal its defeat in a trade dispute with the South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) over its effort to recover $34,000 from a registered nurse who exceeded her annual leave entitlement.  Following the decision, late last month, the TTRNA retained attorney Martin George to advise it on appealing the Industrial Court decision. In the decision, the Essential Services Division (ESD) of the Industrial Court, comprising chairman Larry Achong and members Michelle Austin and Andrew Stroude, rejected the association’s trade dispute brought on behalf of Desiree Sealey.  According to evidence in the case, the dispute arose in January 2019, when the SWRHA...

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Race for top CoP post: One applicant seeks judicial review

A shortlist of candidates from the current list of seven applicants for the post of Police Commissioner is expected to be sent to President’s House ahead. This was clarified yesterday by an official as well as other sources. President Paula Mae-Weekes went on annual vacation last Saturday. She is out of the country , returning August 25. Senate President Christine Kangaloo is acting President. Meanwhile, a senior police officer who was among the 20-plus applicants for the CoP post is challenging his recent elimination by the Police Service Commission (PSC). Documents filed in court on Monday state he is seeking judicial review on PSC’s decision–...

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No CoP nominee sent to President as yet

As the Office of the President is yet to receive any correspondence from the Police Service Commission (PSC) about its nominee for the country's next Commissioner of Police (CoP), the PSC has made it clear that Gary Griffith remains the acting CoP. On Thursday, it was confirmed to the Guardian Media by an official at The Office of the President that no nominee has been sent yet to President Paula-Mae Weekes. Meanwhile, in a media release issued on Friday afternoon, the PSC advised the public that, in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and...

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