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Tobago pensioners go after ex-THA assemblyman for $.4m

ATTORNEYS for an elderly Tobago couple are going after former assemblyman Handel Beckles of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) for close to $.4 million he owes them for breach of contract and fraudulent misrepresentation. Beckles, his aunt Merle Beckles-Benjamin and their church Impact Ministries were ordered in 2019 ordered to repay pensioners Fitzroy and Cordella Pantin a total of $399,594.12. The Pantins had gone to court to recover the money. On Thursday, the couple’s attorneys wrote to Chief Secretary of the THA Ancil Dennis to say Beckles was a registered judgment debtor and since the former assemblyman has failed to pay,...

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Attorney to write CoP about client shot by police

A 24-year-old man who was shot by police in Signal Hill on Tuesday remains warded at the Scarborough General Hospital under police guard. Relatives of Shermal "Chubby" Noray, who was shot in his chest near his Lambeau/ Signal Hill Road home, claim the shooting was "unjust" and have retained attorney Martin George. There have been conflicting reports as relatives say Noray was unarmed and relaxing in his car when police arrived and started shooting. Police claim they were fired at first and a gun was found at the scene. George said, “Attorneys from the firm of Martin George and Company made a...

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Clothing vendors switch to fruit stalls: Essential to survive

As covid19 cases explode nationally, the Government has sought to reduce the rate of infections by shutting down certain sectors of the economy to restrict the movement of people. It is a brutal blow to business owners who have been taking a financial hit for well over a year. The latest restrictions have seen all retail outlets, excepts groceries, pharmacies and other essential services, closed until May 23. Chief Secretary Ancil Dennis said the measures are being accompanied by social support in the form of $25 million. The Prime Minister recently announced a financial aid package of $50 million to help those affected. But...

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Tobago Chamber urges strategies to revive business sector

The Tobago Business Chamber is urging the Government to implement creative strategies to ensure a quick revival of business activity and economic development after its anti-covid19 measures are lifted. At a news conference on Friday, the Government tightened several of its existing measures and implemented new ones in an effort to contain the spike in covid19 infections. The Prime Minister observed there is still too much congregating taking place and urged Police Commissioner Gary Griffith to instruct his officers to use a heavy hand to eliminate gatherings. In response, Griffith has said he would increase foot and mobile patrols. In a WhatsApp voice note...

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