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Procurement Legislation Flawed?

Procurement Legislation Flawed? Martin George speaks on Morning Edition about the Procurement Act. In this episode of Morning Edition, Attorney at Law Martin George shares his thoughts on the controversy that has erupted over the Procurement Act. This after the government granted an Order of exemption without the approval of Parliament. There is now a debate between the government and the opposition over the issue. During the interview, Attorney at Law Martin George said "There is no use to us having Procurement Legislation on the books if you are going to circumvent, side-step, or avoid its' implications by simply saying this time it...

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Massy says NiQuan investigation ongoing, no update

Massy says NiQuan investigation ongoing, no update Massy Energy Engineered Solutions says the investigation process into the incident which occurred at the NiQuan facility claiming the life of Allanlane Ramkissoon remains ongoing. A statement on Friday morning said, "MEES continues to collaborate with NiQuan Energy Trinidad Limited and participate in investigations initiated by OSHTT and the Ministry of Energy to determine and understand the cause of this tragic incident." MEES says they are unable to provide any additional information at this time. The company says it continues to work with relevant authorities in Colombia and Trinidad to expedite the return of Ramkissoon’s body to...

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Chambers lament onerous procurement process

Chambers lament onerous procurement process SEVERAL business chambers in the country have voiced their concerns over what they have described as the “onerous and frustrating” process required to pre-qualify as a supplier for the Government as a result of the current procurement legislation. During a news conference on Tuesday, where he discussed his own concerns with the procurement legislation, Finance Minister Colm Imbert stated that only 861 suppliers had so far been pre-qualified to offer services to the Government. Kiran Singh‘MASSIVE EDUCATION CAMPAIGN’: President of the Greater San Fernando Area Chamber of Commerce Kiran Singh. Some 1,017 were rejected, Imbert said. Imbert said before the...

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Attorney: Letter about NiQuan burn victim was sent to Massy Group CEO

Attorney: Letter about NiQuan burn victim was sent to Massy Group CEO ATTORNEY Martin George says he is disappointed in Massy Energy Ltd for engaging in "shenanigans" involving the widow of its late employee Allan Lane Ramkissoon. On June 15, Ramkissoon, a pipefitter, was burned while working at NiQuan’s gas-to-liquids plant in Pointe-a-Pierre. He died three days later in Colombia, where he was being treated. On Wednesday, attorneys for Ramkissoon's widow Sarah wrote to the company for a “comprehensive report” on the accident. Both companies have also been asked to make an offer of settlement to Sarah and have been given seven days to...

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Article 52 – Illegal Immigration in Trinidad and Tobago

Illegal Immigration in Trinidad and Tobago By: Mr. Martin GeorgeAttorney-at-lawMartin Anthony George & Co.Attorneys-at-law (Research Assistance provided byDarrell Bartholomew, Attorney at Law) MAGCO DAILY LEGAL LESSONS DISCLAIMER: Please note this does NOT constitute LEGAL ADVICE or LEGAL CONSULTATION, which you should get from your own Attorneys and this is being shared with the general public for the purposes of information and discussion ONLY. INTRODUCTION Immigration is used to describe the process of an individual moving from one country to another to live and to establish themselves permanently in that new country.    Countries typically develop a system of laws, regulations, policies and procedures which govern immigration....

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Article 51 – Obtaining Permanent Resident Status in Trinidad and Tobago – The Five-Year Continuous Residence Route

Obtaining Permanent Resident Status in Trinidad and Tobago – The Five-Year Continuous Residence Route By: Mr. Martin GeorgeAttorney-at-lawMartin Anthony George & Co.Attorneys-at-law (Research Assistance provided byDarrell Bartholomew, Attorney at Law) MAGCO DAILY LEGAL LESSONS DISCLAIMER: Please note this does NOT constitute LEGAL ADVICE or LEGAL CONSULTATION, which you should get from your own Attorneys and this is being shared with the general public for the purposes of information and discussion ONLY. INTRODUCTION Generally speaking, an individual who is not a citizen of a particular country who has been given the legal right to live in that country, normally after complying with that country’s laws and...

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Widow to sue Massy and NiQuan after husband’s fatal accident

Widow to sue Massy and NiQuan after husband’s fatal accident The widow of 35-year-old Allanlane Ramkissoon, a pipe fitter from Massy Energy Engineered Solutions Limited (MEES) who died from injuries he sustained at NiQuan’s gas to liquids plant over three weeks ago, has signalled her intention to sue both Massy and NiQuan. Sarah Ramkissoon, through her attorneys Martin George and Company, did not identify a sum she wanted but asked both companies to make a financial settlement to the family in line with the pain and suffering that her husband would have endured. Legal letters were issued yesterday to both companies in which...

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Widow of burn victim wants compensation from Massy, NiQuan

Widow of burn victim wants compensation from Massy, NiQuan ATTORNEYS for the widow of Massy Energy Engineered Solutions Ltd pipe fitter Allan Lane Ramkissoon have written to the company for a “comprehensive report” on the accident which claimed his life in June. Massy and NiQuan Energy have also been told to make an offer of settlement to Sarah Ramkissoon. They have been given seven days to respond. On June 15, Ramkissoon, a pipefitter with Massy, was burned while working at NiQuan’s gas-to-liquids plant in Pointe-a-Pierre. Three days later on June 18, Ramkissoon, of Barrackpore, died in Colombia, where he was being treated. In the...

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More criticisms for Imbert’s handling of Caricom exemptions

More criticisms for Imbert’s handling of Caricom exemptions Economist and former minister in the Ministry of Finance Mariano Browne says Finance Minister Colm Imbert must answer several questions arising out of recent reports concerning the legitimacy of a three-month Order exempting out of the procurement law, goods and services associated with visits by foreign dignitaries. The Order was made on the eve of the Caricom summit. Imbert continues to face criticisms for his handling of the summit exemptions. During an interview with Guardian Media yesterday, one day after Opposition MP Saddam Hosein raised the matter following the conclusion of the Caricom Heads of Government...

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Article 50 – Incorporation of an International Law, Treaty or Convention into Domestic Law in Trinidad & Tobago

Incorporation of an International Law into Domestic Law By: Mr. Martin GeorgeAttorney-at-lawMartin Anthony George & Co.Attorneys-at-law (Research Assistance provided byDarrell Bartholomew, Attorney at Law) MAGCO DAILY LEGAL LESSONS DISCLAIMER: Please note this does NOT constitute LEGAL ADVICE or LEGAL CONSULTATION, which you should get from your own Attorneys and this is being shared with the general public for the purposes of information and discussion ONLY. INTRODUCTION International law may be thought of as a body of rules established by custom or treaty and typically recognised as binding amongst nations of the world. The English philosopher, Jeremy Bentham, is credited with formulating the concept of international law,...

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