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Tobago Chamber: Adjust curfew to enjoy ‘safe zones’

Tobago Business Chamber president Martin George believes the Government's plan to offer perks for vaccinated people must be accompanied by an adjustment of the curfew hours. After a three-day Cabinet retreat in Tobago on Friday, the Prime Minister said the Government was looking into reopening "safe zones" at the end of September where vaccinated people can enjoy in-house dining, go to casinos, gyms and even bars. He said it was all conditional on a good vaccination uptake for September. In an interview with Newsday on Sunday, George said he supported the plan, but believes the emergency powers regulations must be changed to accommodate...

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Crown Point landowner sends legal letter to Nidco

A man from Tobago wants the National Infrastructure Development Company Limited (Nidco) to pay him $3,341,700 in compensation for his parcel of land in Crown Point, which has been earmarked for acquisition for expansion of the ANR Robinson International Airport.  In a legal letter sent to Nidco Chairman Herbert George yesterday, Wolwin Lovell, through his attorney Martin George, claimed he was first served with a notice of acquisition by the Commissioner of State Lands in March 2019. In the letter, Lovell’s lawyer provided details of when Lovell purchased the land from his father for $200,000 in 1995. Lovell’s attorney claimed that after receiving the notice Nidco...

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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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