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Mother awarded $1.6m in case against SWRHA

The South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) has been ordered to pay a little over $1.6 million in compensation to the mother of a welder, who died of complications related to a “flesh-eating bacteria” after being twice misdiagnosed at the Princes Town District Health Facility in 2014. High Court Judge Avason Quinlan-Williams found the SWRHA and by extension its staff negligent in Navin Singh’s death in February, but only assessed the compensation to be paid to his mother Bhagwantee Singh-Weekes, last Friday. Quinlan-Williams awarded her $35,000 for the pain and suffering her son endured for five days while doctors failed to diagnose...

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Tobago Chamber: ‘Give us a Minister of Tobago Enterprise Development’

The Tobago Business Chamber is urging the Prime Minister to appoint a Minister of Tobago Enterprise Development to address matters relating to the island.In a WhatsApp voice note on Thursday after Dr Rowley and members of the new PNM Government were sworn in at President's House, St Ann's, the chamber's president Martin George said while the association welcomes the new ministers and senators, Tobago needs special attention."We had hoped that the prime minister would have used this occasion to make a bold initiative by appointing someone such as possibly a Minister of Tobago Enterprise Development because we have lamented for...

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Do you know your maternity rights?

Pregnancy can be a beautiful experience, but women may be concerned or uncertain about what benefits expectant working mothers are afforded under the Maternity Protection Act. Acting labour inspector II, of the Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development’s Labour Inspectorate Unit, Mary Lyn Lewis-James told WMN the law provides protection for pregnant working women across the board. “It’s for all women in TT. Once you’re working, it doesn’t matter where you’re working. The Act covers you,” from the beginning to the end of pregnancy. The Act allows for pregnant women to take time off from work in order to get prenatal care....

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Tobago Chamber reveals wishlist for next government

The Tobago Business Chamber is calling for the repeal of the foreign investment act as a means of boosting economic activity on the island, post covid19. The chamber’s chairman, Martin George, made the call in a Whatsapp voicenote on Friday as the organisation welcomed the government’s decision to hold the general election on August 10. The Prime Minister announced the date on Friday in the Parliament “The Tobago Business Chamber supports a shorter and less hectic election season because we think that the longer it drags on, the more disruptive it is for business and we definitely are happy that the time frame...

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THA looks to cut foreign investment red tape

THERE is a need for Tobago to attract foreign direct investment, according to Finance Secretary Joel Jack. The secretary said the Division of Finance and the Economy is developing a medium-term strategy that will attract investment to the island. Jack was speaking at Wednesday’s post Executive Council media briefing at Victor E Bruce Financial Complex in Scarborough. Jack said: “I have been working with the Minister of Finance to see how best we can treat with all the administrative bottlenecks, the bottlenecks in the processing of the land licence regime. A number of the investors, they don’t have a challenge with the land...

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