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VARIOUS TOBAGONIAN REACTIONS TO SANDALS WITHDRAWAL

TOBAGO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE’S REACTION The Tobago Chamber of Commerce is also hoping that future talks on a massive developmental project can go ahead so that the island could benefit from the investment and infrastructural development which it desperately needs. In a statement released yesterday, the Chamber noted with great sadness and regret, the announcement of the withdrawal of the SANDALS group from its proposed investment in Tobago. It added that it remains convinced that business, development and investment can be done while still preserving and maintaining and nurturing the natural environment and the eco-systems of the island. The Chamber also expressed its hope that all...

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POLICE SERVICE MUST BE TRUTHFUL WITH PUBLIC

Concerns have been expressed that public trust in the police service has suffered a major blow. Commissioner in the Police Service Commission, Martin George has stated that in order to deal with this issue the police service needs to be truthful with the public. He revealed that the lack of information on major cases has resulted in a block between the public and police authorities. [audio mp3="https://martingeorge.net/v2/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/MG-on-public-confidence.mp3"][/audio] In an effort to improve the operations of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) Minister of National Security Gary Griffith has met with the Deputy Commissioner of the New York Police Department (NYPD),John Miller. The meeting...

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T&TEC EMPLOYEE FREED OF MANSLAUGHTER OF POLICE WOMAN

T&TEC employee Clarence Sealey of Golden Lane, Tobago, was yesterday  afternoon freed by a Jury in the High Court in Tobago when they returned a Not Guilty verdict before Justice Gillian Lucky. The State was represented by Maurecia Joseph who prosecuted the case and Mr. Sealey was represented by Attorneys Martin George & Jovelle Lewis both of MARTIN GEORGE & CO. Sealey had been charged since 2004 with driving dangerously on the Claude Noel Highway in the vicinity of All Fields Trace and causing the death of Policewoman Raye Ann Murray who was a front seat passenger in his vehicle. The State’s case...

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TOBAGO CHAMBER HEAD SCOFFS AT TOBAGO MP’S COMMENTS, SAYING IT’S AN INSULT

With daily uncertainty about the sailing of the Fast Ferry and the Cargo Ferry between Trinidad and Tobago, there are claims by business owners and citizens in general that there are shortages of foodstuff and basic items on the island. Vice-chairman of the Tobago Chamber of Industry and leading Attorney Martin George is concerned as to when both the T&T Spirit and the T&T Express will be back in Service. [audio mp3="https://martingeorge.net/v2/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/INSULT.mp3"][/audio] Mr. George says the Ferry issue is not just a Tobago issue but a national issue. Mr. George was also highly critical of the comments made by current Tobago East MP Ayanna...

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EASTER EXCITEMENT MINIMAL SAYS CHAMBER REP

Tobago businesses continue to suffer despite what is usually lucrative and busy time of the year for the sister isle. In fact one official is today saying that there is nothing much to celebrate for Tobagonians for the Easter period besides the religious aspect of the holidays. Vice Chairman of the Tobago Chamber Martin George is imploring someone at the Port Authority to explain what is happening with the T&T Express. [audio mp3="https://martingeorge.net/v2/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/GEORGY-PORGY-ON-T-AND-T-EXPRESS.mp3"][/audio] He says this issue is not just a Tobago issue, explaining that Trinidadians need to get involved in getting the authorities to do what is necessary to treat with the issue. [audio...

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TOBAGO CHAMBER HEAD SAYS FERRY ARRIVAL IS A FANTASY

Head of the Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce Martin George has described the arrival of the Galeons Passage as a fantasy. He says that it is becoming harder and harder to believe that it will actually materialize and bring some of comfort to the people of Trinidad and Tobago. Speaking with news Power Now this morning, he called on the Government to be honest to the people of T&T. [audio mp3="https://martingeorge.net/v2/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/george-on-galeons-.mp3"][/audio] He said it is unacceptable that a ship that has been paid for, is taking half a year to arrive in the country. [audio mp3="https://martingeorge.net/v2/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/george-on-galeons-2.mp3"][/audio]   https://news.power102fm.com/tobago-chamber-head-says-ferry-arrival-is-a-fantasy-56538...

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TOBAGO CHAMBER CHAIRMAN: STAKEHOLDERS REMAIN CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC FOLLOWING MID-YEAR BUDGET REVIEW

Chairman of the Tobago Chamber of Commerce Martin George says that stakeholders are cautiously optimistic. Speaking with News Power on Tuesday he stated that there were still concerns with the $300 million which was allocated to the Tobago House of Assembly. He said that there needed to be more details on exactly where it will be allocated. [audio mp3="https://martingeorge.net/v2/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/GEORGE-ON-MID-YEAR-BUDGET.mp3"][/audio] He said it should not merely be a case of borrowing to service debt or pay salaries. George said that there were missing details regarding the Marina Project and what percentage of local labour, construction and contractor content would be there. He also articulated that nothing was...

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Augustine to Charles: End victimisation

FORMER contract teacher Farley Augustine is calling on Secretary for Education, Innovation and Energy, Kelvin Charles to “end victimisation season” and pay all gratuities owed immediately. This comes after Friday’s ruling by Jus­tice David Har­ris in the High Court ordering the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) to im­me­di­ate­ly pay con­tract teach­ers all out­stand­ing pay­ments, plus in­ter­est. Augustine, one of the litigants and currently serving as a Minority Assemblyman, said he felt really excited that justice will finally be served. “I feel like the next step will be for the THA is to pay me for the period of my contract ending 2018. “Hopefully, the...

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Tobago teachers win in court, George declares: Kelvin must fire Kelvin

Attorney Martin George is calling on THA Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles to remove himself as Secretary of Education. This comes on the heels of a de­ci­sion de­liv­ered in the High Court on Friday by Jus­tice David Har­ris ordering the THA to im­me­di­ate­ly pay con­tract teach­ers all out­stand­ing pay­ments, plus in­ter­est. The teach­ers through­out To­ba­go won a con­sti­tu­tion­al mo­tion which they filed against the THA for their rights to all gra­tu­ity pay­ments and money owed to them. They claimed for a de­c­la­ra­tion of in­equal­i­ty of treat­ment. The teachers said the THA had treat­ed them un­equal­ly, com­pared to the per­ma­nent teach­ers in To­ba­go, and al­so...

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