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Court grants injunction blocking NPTA meeting

SATURDAY’S general council meeting of the National Parent Teachers Association (NPTA) is off. Late on Thursday, Justice Kevin Ramcharan granted an injunction to members of the association, represented by the law firm of Martin George and Company. The injunction was pursued by former NPTA president and St George PTA president Zena Ramathali and her team, who have alleged that Saturday’s meeting was “illegally and fraudulently” called. The court will now have to decide which team is the legally constituted body. In 2019, less than two months before the NPTA elections, the association’s general council removed its national executive committee. A member of the general council...

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Lawyer for doctor in race-talk probe: Respect the process

ATTORNEYS for Dr Avinash Sawh have asked for the process to be respected with regard to the Medical Board’s investigation of him. He has been accused of making racist statements in phone calls with a former employee. Attorney Martin George, who leads a team from the law firm Martin George and Company, which is representing Sawh, gave an update on the issue on Thursday. He said the team submitted a 258-page response to the board, "refuting each and every allegation and claim and complaint” against Sawh, and providing reasons in law and fact as to why there should not be any further...

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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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