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George: TRHA ‘a renegade totally out of control’

Tobago Business Chamber chairman Martin George is calling for all the Regional Health Authorities to be under one umbrella managed by the Ministry of Health. George was responding to a recent Guardian report about a $70 million Cardiac Catheterisation Laboratory for heart patients in Tobago, which has not been utilised for five years. Patients who have to undergo heart procedures are sent to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Trinidad for treatment. Minority Councillor Dr Faith BYisrael weighed in as well, condemning the "continued mismanagement" of the island's health care system. Describing it as a "culture of squandermania" in the Tobago Regional Health...

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Chamber: Expedite grants while tourism stagnant

The Tobago Business Chamber is calling on the central government to speed up the promised covid19 grant payments. After Newsday sent a question on Monday, the chamber’s chairman Martin George, in a Whatsapp voice note, expressed its solidarity and support for the members of the business community in Tobago, who he said were “hardest hit” by the effects of covid19 and subsequent measures. He said while the chamber understands and empathises with its members, who are experiencing grave financial difficulties, it still expresses unreserved support for the science and health professionals who have been giving guidance and advice. Tourism has been hit hard...

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Son-in-law loses battle over Benz

An estate constable has been ordered to deliver the $.7 million Mercedes Benz he had in his possession to the compound of his father-in-law’s company. While there, the car is however to remain in storage and only driven to be taken for servicing. Justice Ricky Rahim made the order last Friday for the C-350e vehicle in the matter involving Pipe and Welding Inspection Consultants Services Ltd against Kevin Bissoondath. In a pre-action protocol letter earlier this year, owner of the company Ranjan Seegobin Singh claimed the car was taken from his premises without permission. He stated that there was an arrangement for the car...

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Mother awarded $1.6m in case against SWRHA

The South West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) has been ordered to pay a little over $1.6 million in compensation to the mother of a welder, who died of complications related to a “flesh-eating bacteria” after being twice misdiagnosed at the Princes Town District Health Facility in 2014. High Court Judge Avason Quinlan-Williams found the SWRHA and by extension its staff negligent in Navin Singh’s death in February, but only assessed the compensation to be paid to his mother Bhagwantee Singh-Weekes, last Friday. Quinlan-Williams awarded her $35,000 for the pain and suffering her son endured for five days while doctors failed to diagnose...

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Tobago Chamber: ‘Give us a Minister of Tobago Enterprise Development’

The Tobago Business Chamber is urging the Prime Minister to appoint a Minister of Tobago Enterprise Development to address matters relating to the island.In a WhatsApp voice note on Thursday after Dr Rowley and members of the new PNM Government were sworn in at President's House, St Ann's, the chamber's president Martin George said while the association welcomes the new ministers and senators, Tobago needs special attention."We had hoped that the prime minister would have used this occasion to make a bold initiative by appointing someone such as possibly a Minister of Tobago Enterprise Development because we have lamented for...

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Do you know your maternity rights?

Pregnancy can be a beautiful experience, but women may be concerned or uncertain about what benefits expectant working mothers are afforded under the Maternity Protection Act. Acting labour inspector II, of the Ministry of Labour and Small Enterprise Development’s Labour Inspectorate Unit, Mary Lyn Lewis-James told WMN the law provides protection for pregnant working women across the board. “It’s for all women in TT. Once you’re working, it doesn’t matter where you’re working. The Act covers you,” from the beginning to the end of pregnancy. The Act allows for pregnant women to take time off from work in order to get prenatal care....

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