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Tobago Chamber on vaccine rate: We can’t fiddle while Rome burns

The Tobago Business Chamber says it will support the Government if it wishes to implement mandatory covid19 vaccinations in Trinidad and Tobago. In a WhatsApp voice note on Friday, the chamber’s chairman Martin George alluded to the Prime Minister’s address to the nation on Thursday night in which Dr Rowley spoke about the country’s dire situation with respect to the high rate of new covid19 infection and increasing deaths from the virus. With a significant percentage of the population still unvaccinated, Rowley said if the high infection rate persists the country’s health care system could collapse. George said, “The Tobago Business Chamber notes...

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Chambers: SoE end may not save businesses

AS OF MIDNIGHT on Wednesday night, the six-month long state of emergency (SoE) was discontinued by government two weeks before it was set to expire. While the move is a welcome one, on Thursday, some business chambers said there was still some concern over the turnout of customers and the rate of business for the Christmas season, especially with infections on the rise. TT Chamber of Commerce chairman Gabriel Faria, in recalling the chamber’s earlier call to remove the SoE or reduce the hours of the curfew, said the removal of the SoE would give businesses more time to operate. “The key...

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Martin George On The New Police Service Commission

Five members of the Police Service Commission took their oaths of office on Tuesday at President’s House. The new members were nominated by President Paula-Mae Weekes between October 13th and October 29th, 2021. This, after the former Police Service Commission, collapsed with members resigning after a controversy surrounding the suspension of former Commissioner of Police, Gary Griffith. Today, Natalee spoke with the former Member of the Police Service Commission Martin George about the newly sworn-in Police Service Commission. https://youtu.be/Jo3hAxHrrlE ...

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Tobago Chamber: Government paying lip service to private sector

Tobago Business Chamber chairman Martin George has accused the Government of paying lip service in its efforts to develop Tobago's private sector. George said if the Government was serious, it would repeal the Foreign Investment Act, immediately reopen beaches on the island, and remove VAT from all goods and services there. His comments come three days after the Prime Minister gave the commitment that the Tobago House of Assembly (THA), once controlled by the PNM, will continue to shoulder the burden of providing employment, until the private sector is robust enough to take over. Dr Rowley said the expansion of the island's...

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Article 41 – THE EFFECT OF THE RULING ON ACTING APPOINTMENTS TO THE OFFICER OF COMMISSIONER OF POLICE

By:      Makesi Jerome             Attorney-at-Law             Martin Anthony George & Co.             Attorneys-at-Law On 15th October 2021, the Honourable Madam Justice Nadia Kangaloo gave her ruling in Maharaj v the Attorney General of Trinidad and Tobago CV2021-03106, regarding the acting appointments of both Mr. Gary Griffith and Mr. McDonald Jacob as the Commissioner of Police of Trinidad and Tobago. The Honourable Judge concluded that both of these appointments contravened Section 123 of the Trinidad and Tobago Constitution and as a result, for the very first time since our Independence on 31st August 1962, our twin isle was, and even up to the time...

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Reopen island’s beaches: Call from Tobago Chamber

THE Tobago Business Chamber is urging the Government to remove restrictions on beaches, as the organisation believes the beach ban has outlived its usefulness. The chamber chairman, Martin George, in a video post sent to the media yesterday, said that most Trinidadians who visit Tobago for vacation always want to go to the beach with their families. “It is high time that the restriction be lifted as the beaches are also a tourism revenue earner and many people who work at the various beaches have been out of a job for several months,” George said. Many other bar and restaurant owners in Tobago...

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As Tobago hotel closes, George says clear vaccination policy needed

As Tobago’s economy continues to feel the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Martin George, Chairman of the Tobago Business Chamber, believes that Government should look to vaccination as the key to recovery. In fact, he’s of the view a stronger approach, one rooted in legislation, is necessary to help the economy rebound and return to Tobago to some semblance of normalcy. George was commenting on the temporary closure of award-winning Tobago resort Coco Reef Resort and Spa, which today announced that it couldn’t continue to operate amidst continued uncertainty. Owner John Jefferis said the resort’s reopening will be announced in due course, when...

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