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Lawyer warns employers: Not rostering unvaccinated workers can land you in court

While employers can encourage their employees to take the COVID-19 vaccine, attorney Martin George says not rostering them to work could land them in the courthouse. He was speaking on the controversial topic on CNC3’s The Morning Brew programme yesterday. This comes as food businesses such as Prestige Holdings and Mario’s took a position that workers must be vaccinated to return to work. While the Government has been sending messages and signals, George said it has not made a clear decision on whether they are going to make vaccination mandatory because it is not an easy decision. He said, “And they know it is...

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Tobago business chambers: Chin’s review of MovieTowne in Lowlands ‘worrying’

Tobago businessmen have described as "worrying," MovieTowne owner Derek Chin’s decision to explore his options with regard to the franchise’s Tobago cinema. Movie Towne, Tobago, is located at the Gulf View Mall, Lowlands. Chin told Newsday on Friday the cinema has not been profitable since it began operations on the island seven years ago. He said the situation has been exacerbated by the general decline in Tobago’s tourism sector over the years as well as the public health restrictions to prevent the spread of covid19 at the onset of the pandemic in March 2020. The measures shut down bars, restaurants, cinemas, gyms and other...

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Tobago Chamber: Outline covid19 protocols for foreigners

The Tobago Business Chamber has called for more specifics from the Prime Minister on covid19-related guidelines for foreigners wishing to visit Trinidad and Tobago when borders reopen on July 17. At a news conference on Saturday, Dr Rowley said TT citizens or legal residents abroad who are fully vaccinated with a World Health Organization-approved vaccine, and who present a negative PCR test not older than 72 hours before arrival, will be allowed to enter TT without hindrance. Citizens abroad who are unvaccinated must present a negative PCR test – not older than 72 hours – before entery and undergo mandatory state-supervised quarantine...

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Former PSC member concerned about proposals for a new top cop selection process

Former member of the Police Service Commission (PSC), Martin George, is agreeing with the Opposition Leader that changes to the process for selecting a Commissioner of Police being proposed by Government, may need some revision, especially to ensure the independence of the PSC, itself. One of the new amendments has the PSC recruiting candidates and creating a merit list, which is then submitted to the President, instead of having the names of the highest-ranked candidates brought before the Parliament for debate. Opposition Leader, Kamla Persad-Bissessar, notes that the 2021 Order does not give the President the discretion to determine which candidate’s name...

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Tribunal into doctor’s ‘racist rant’ set for July 2

The first hearing of the Medical Board's tribunal into the alleged racist conduct of Philippine-based physician Dr Avinash Sawh is on July 2.In a letter sent to Sawh and his attorney Martin George, the Board's attorney, Rajiv Persad of Allum Chambers, indicated that the hearing would be virtual and requested an email address for Sawh and his representatives to facilitate the hearing. The tribunal does not propose to begin the hearing of the substantive matter on July 2. However, it will use the occasion to explain the procedure and give directions for the filing of any preliminary issues for the...

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