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Employee loses $1m lawsuit against TSTT

A Telecommunications Services of T&T (TSTT) payroll clerk has lost her almost $1 million lawsuit against her employer, over it reneging on an offer of early retirement. Delivering an oral judgement, during a virtual hearing yesterday, High Court Judge Frank Seepersad dismissed the breach of contract case brought by Brenda Mark against the State-owned telecommunications provider. Seepersad noted that while the company made an offer of voluntary enhanced early retirement in April 2014, which was accepted by Mark, the process to form a binding contractual agreement between the two parties was far from complete. Seepersad noted that the prospectus document issued to employees,...

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Tobago Chamber to Gov’t: Give Tobago priority in covid19 vaccine rollout

The Tobago Chamber wants the island to be given priority in the Government’s covid19 vaccination rollout so that the international borders can be reopened. Chamber president Martin George said on Friday in a Whatsapp video, “If you do your vaccination for Tobago first and you create a bubble whereby you have the Tobago population fully inoculated, then you can open up your international borders immediately. “You can open up Tobago fully for business immediately and all Trinidadians can come to Tobago. They could lime, they could drink, they could party, they could have a great time.” But he said people visiting the island...

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Martin George – Fastest way to get T&T’s Economy kickstarted

TOBAGO BUSINESS CHAMBER says this is the fastest way to get T&T's Economy kickstarted and therefore calls on Government to inoculate Tobago first and open up business fully in Tobago and open up International border via Tobago and then manage the longer vaccination process for Trinidad, but in the interim Tobago would be fully open for business and fully open for Trinis to come vacation, lime, party and fete. https://youtu.be/AregUPeBxlQ ...

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Big Easter weekend for Tobago hoteliers

Tobago is expecting a bumper Easter weekend with Trinidadians flocking to the island. Responding to Newsday via WhatsApp on Tuesday, Tobago Hotel and Tourism Association (THTA) president Chris James said villas and self-catering properties are the top sellers for the long weekend. “Easter weekend has seen an increase in bookings and presently stands at 49 per cent across all property types with villas and self-catering doing best,” James said. Hinting at the limited availability of tickets on both the air- and seabridge, he said the association is advocating for more flights. “We will be speaking to the authorities to increase ticket availability for Easter....

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Judge to rule on TSTT clerk’s claim for $.9m pension benefits

NEXT Thursday, a High Court judge will give his ruling on a claim by a TSTT payroll clerk who is seeking almost $1 million. She says the amount is owed to her as part of the company’s voluntary enhanced early retirement plan (VEERP), a pension lump sum and a reduced monthly pension. Brenda Mark, a permanent employee of TSTT since 1984, said she submitted an application for VEERP in April 2014, and her lump sum figure was calculated and given to her. It amounted to $974.289.04. She was invited to financial counselling sessions and said she believed TSTT was serious about “the binding agreement”...

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Duke: I don’t want Finance Secretary position

People’s National Movement (PNM) Tobago Council leader Tracy Davidson-Celestine says several Tobagonians have raised concerns over the conditions of the Progressive Democratic Patriots’ (PDP) power-sharing proposal to manage the Tobago House of Assembly. In particular, they fear the prospect of Watson Duke becoming Finance Secretary. However, in an immediate response to the concern, Duke says he is not interested in the role in the power-sharing arrangement. Davidson-Celestine addressed the issue after a walkthrough at the site of the Bacolet Indoor Sporting Facility yesterday, where she confirmed that the PDP’s formal proposal was received and the PNM executive will meet for discussions on...

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