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Gypsy gets pre-action letter for gender discrimination

A pre-action protocol letter has been sent to Chairman of the National Carnival Commission (NCC) Winston “Gypsy” Peters, calling on him to rescind the decision to exclude the Divas Calypso Cabaret International from all Taste of Carnival events. The letter, dated February 19, was issued by attorney Martin George on behalf of Dr Rudolph Ottley, who is the owner of the all-female tent which has been performing for the past 18 years. Citing gender discrimination, nepotism, cronyism and self-dealing by Peters as NCC chairman as the basis for the lawsuit, George is threatening High Court action and the filing of an injunction...

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Martin George – Come Leh We Go Tobago!!!

The importance of human resources development in Trinidad and Tobago has been recognized by all. A focused discussion on the sister island of Tobago is accorded priority at our next Tea With HRMATT. It’s time to reflect and commit to taking action when we consider the unique demographic, economic and geographic constraints faced by Tobago as the island’s development call for a strengthening of the concerted efforts at human resources development.To kick start our discussions on Thursday, we introduce to you our first speaker, Mr. Martin George, Chairman of the Tobago Business Chamber.Martin George is the Principal of the Law...

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Court awards mom $.1m for burns

A 34-year-old Valencia mother whose upper body was partially burnt by flames at the Sangre Grande Hospital six years ago while she was delivering her baby has been awarded approximately $100,000 by the High Court. The judgment was delivered by High Court Master Martha Alexander yesterday. “In the view of this court, the entire burning incident was an unfortunate incident. That a patient under the charge of a team of doctors could have sustained burns during the procedure was shocking to say the least,” she said. Clarisia James and her attorneys Martin George and Company had filed a High Court action against the...

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$100K High Court judgement for mom after suffering burns at hospital

AValencia mother has been awarded $100,000 for burns she allegedly sustained at the Sangre Grande Hospital while delivering her baby. In a statement, Attorney's Martin George & Co., who represented the 34-year-old mother, said she was awarded the sum in damages, costs and interest by the High Court for burns she sustained while delivering her baby at the Sangre Grande Hospital in 2016. The court heard that the woman was at the hospital on March 16, 2016 to deliver her baby when she said an "extremely large amount of rubbing alcohol was applied to her abdominal region in preparation for the surgical...

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ERHA to pay $100,000 compensation to woman burned in surgery

The Eastern Regional Health Authority (ERHA) has been ordered to pay almost $100,000 in compensation to a 34-year-old woman, who suffered minor burns after the surgical drapes in the operating theatre at the Sangre Grande General Hospital caught fire during her caesarean section procedure in 2016. Clarisia James, of Valencia, brought the medical negligence lawsuit against the ERHA in March 2020. While ERHA did not dispute that the burning incident occurred, it challenged the severity of the injuries and the quantum in compensation sought by James. James, who claimed that she suffered psychological trauma, was initially seeking damages for loss of future marital...

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Valencia mom burned at Sangre Grande hospital to get compensation

A VALENCIA mother who received minor burns when the surgical drapes around her caught on fire while undergoing a caesarian section at the Sangre Grande in 2016 will receive compensation. In a judgment on Monday, a master of the High Court awarded Clarissa James, 34, a total of $85,000 in damages plus interest and costs. In her decision, Master Martha Alexander said the entire burning incident was “unfortunate.” “That a patient under the charge of a team of doctors could have sustained burns during the procedure was shocking, to say the least.” Alexander acknowledged the burns James received were minor which healed without evidence...

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No Carnival taste for Tobago, stakeholders eye October

Tobago stakeholders say they support the THA Division of Tourism, Culture, Antiquities and Transportation’s decision to not host a physical Carnival celebration on the island. It came hours after the National Carnival Commission announced that an estimated $30 million has been allocated for its Taste of Carnival initiative for mas, pan and calypso at safe zones in Trinidad. There will also be a brass concert and Carnival history showcase on February 28 and March 1, which would have been Carnival Monday and Tuesday. The NCC also unveiled over 200 pods at the Queen's Park Savannah in Port Spain where groups of...

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Martin George: Forget about Tobago Carnival for 2022

Head of the Tobago Business Chamber, Martin George, strongly believes Government should forget about staging any kind of Carnival activity for 2022, especially for Tobago. “The time frame left for planning and putting on any semblance of a carnival 2022 is insufficient and therefore, safe zone or not, carnival 2022 should not be a major consideration for Trinidad and Tobago, but more so Tobago,” George argues. According to George, not enough thought has gone into the planning of any of the events being proposed at present. “It does not appear realistic or feasible to push ahead with this half-baked duck of an idea...

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