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Tracy: Executive Council still functioning

Health Secretary Tracy Davidson-Celestine said the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Executive Council remains functioning in the absence of a sitting chief secretary. Davidson-Celestine was responding to attorney Martin George’s view that since the resignation of Kelvin Charles, the non-appointment of a new chief secretary has rendered the Executive Council dormant. In a WhatsApp voice note on Friday, George said the existing THA Act does not address the voluntary resignation of a sitting chief secretary. “At this point, there is no Executive Council of the THA in existence because under the THA Act, it specifically states that the Executive Council comprises the chief...

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Article 25 – Legal Topic – Consumer Rights and Liability against Manufacturers and Merchants for Defective or Inferior Products

By Sara Martinez This lesson provides information on: Introduction Merchantable quality Rights of consumer where product not merchantable Damages Duty to mitigate [pdf-embedder url="https://martingeorge.net/v2/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Article-25.pdf" title="Article 25"] © 2020 MARTIN ANTHONY GEORGE & CO (To view the next page, click on the bottom left corner of the article above.)...

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Kelvin Charles’s costly resignation

Kelvin Charles's resignation as Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Chief Secretary on April 30 has left a significant hole in his wallet. Now that his role in the THA is reduced to that of assemblyman, having also lost his portfolio as Secretary for Education, Innovation and Energy, Charles' only responsibility is that of his electoral district, Black Rock/Whim/Spring Garden. The former chief secretary previously took home $41,030. An assemblyman without portfolio, like the Progressive Democratic Patriots' (PDPs) Farley Augustine, receives a salary of around $11,320 while those who also function as secretaries, such as the Division of Sport and Youth Affairs' Jomo Pitt,...

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Article 24 – Legal Topic – A Citizen’s Rights While under Arrest

By Sarah Lawrence This lesson provides information on: Definition of ‘arrest’ Who can make an arrest? When can a person who has been arrested be searched? The right to be informed of the reason for an arrest The right to an attorney The right to be brought promptly before the court The right against self-incrimination Arrested individuals are also entitled to...

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Article 23 – Legal Topic – The Bailiff

By Janelle Ramsaroop This lesson provides information on: Who or what is a bailiff? Powers, functions and duties of a bailiff The bailiff acting as an agent for a landlord Enforcement of a petty civil judgement How is the bailiff’s power of entry effected? How is the bailiff’s power of seizure effected? Assault or obstruction of a bailiff during entry or seizure [pdf-embedder url="https://martingeorge.net/v2/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Article-23.pdf" title="Article 23"] © 2020 MARTIN ANTHONY GEORGE & CO (To view the next page, click on the bottom left corner of the article above.)...

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Article 22 – Legal Topic – Motor Vehicle Accidents – Liability, Insurance and the Factors Involved in an Insurance Claim

By Keshavi Khoorban This lesson provides information on: The minimum requirements of an insurance policy. Types of insurance policies. Limitation in relation to persons covered by insurance policies Liability in relation to motor vehicle accidents The provisions of the act which override the language of insurance policies and render restrictions of no effect The problem in relation to uninsured drivers [pdf-embedder url="https://martingeorge.net/v2/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Article-22.pdf" title="Article 22"] © 2020 MARTIN ANTHONY GEORGE & CO (To view the next page, click on the bottom left corner of the article above.)...

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Article 21 – Legal Topic – Committal Orders

By Sherisse Walker This lesson provides information on: Introduction The consolidated civil proceedings rules 2016 When committal orders or confiscation of assets orders may be made Committal order or confiscation of assets order against an officer of a body corporate Permission to apply for a committal order Application for committal order Case law Powers of the court under the consolidated CPR [pdf-embedder url="https://martingeorge.net/v2/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Article-21.pdf" title="Article 21"] © 2020 MARTIN ANTHONY GEORGE & CO (To view the next page, click on the bottom left corner of the article above.)...

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Article 20 – Legal Topic – Compensation for Wrongful Death under the Compensation for Injuries Act Chapter 8:05

By Sara Martinez This lesson provides information on: Introduction Assessment of award Pre trial loss Future loss The multiplicand The multiplier Duplication of awards [pdf-embedder url="https://martingeorge.net/v2/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Article-20.pdf" title="Article 20"] © 2020 MARTIN ANTHONY GEORGE & CO (To view the next page, click on the bottom left corner of the article above.)...

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