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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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Morris asks THA: What’s the plan to tackle crime?

THA Minority Leader Kelvon Morris has called on the THA executive to state its plans to address the rise in gun violence on the island. Morris was speaking on Monday, two days after SRP Kyle Lashley became the island's tenth murder victim. There were seven murders in 2021. The PNM assemblyman said the latest killing was of great concern to him. Police said Lashley, 26, who last worked at the Crown Point Police Station, was with friends at around 7.10 pm, at Providence Road in Les Coteaux when a black Kia Cerato stopped alongside them, and two gunmen got out. One snatched Lashley's...

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Article 44 – Death Penalty

By:      Martin Anthony George             Attorney-at-Law             Martin Anthony George & Co.             Attorneys-at-Law Definition of Death Penalty According to : http://www.duhaime.org , the death penalty; Also known as capital punishment, is the most severe form of corporal punishment as it is requires law enforcement officers to kill (to cause the death of, to end the life) of the convicted offender. Forms of the death penalty include lethal injection, hanging from the neck, gassing, firing squad and has included use of the guillotine. Death Penalty and Sovereignty Despite talk of sovereignty in discussions on the death penalty, the London-based privy council is still Trinidad and Tobago's...

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ARTICLE 43 – RAISING THE RETIREMENT AGE TO SIXTY-FIVE – LEGAL ISSUES, PROS AND CONS

By:      Darrell Bartholomew             Attorney-at-Law             Martin Anthony George & Co.             Attorneys-at-Law Retirement age is the age at which a person normally stops working, and is typically tied to the age at which they become eligible to receive a pension and/or retirement benefits. Where a mandatory retirement age is set, such as in Trinidad and Tobago, it is usually seen as an accomplishment to be celebrated when an employee reaches such an age.     CURRENT LAW The Pensions Act Chapter 23:52 sets out the mandatory retirement age for public officers appointed by the Service Commission. Section 14 of the Act states: “14. The Service Commission...

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Tobago hoteliers, chamber: Carnival a resounding success

TOBAGO Hotel and Tourism Association vice-president Carol-Ann Birchwood-James has described the island’s inaugural carnival as a resounding success. Although the figures are still being tabulated, she said a preliminary report from the association’s members on Friday showed the accommodation sector had an 85 per cent occupancy rate. That figure, she said, was expected to climb to about 90 per cent for the carnival weekend. “Once people come and you have it safe and there are no big incidents, and you have hotels at 85 per cent and climbing, it must be a success. It is not a success if people ain’t come and...

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