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Augustine to Charles: End victimisation

FORMER contract teacher Farley Augustine is calling on Secretary for Education, Innovation and Energy, Kelvin Charles to “end victimisation season” and pay all gratuities owed immediately. This comes after Friday’s ruling by Jus­tice David Har­ris in the High Court ordering the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) to im­me­di­ate­ly pay con­tract teach­ers all out­stand­ing pay­ments, plus in­ter­est. Augustine, one of the litigants and currently serving as a Minority Assemblyman, said he felt really excited that justice will finally be served. “I feel like the next step will be for the THA is to pay me for the period of my contract ending 2018. “Hopefully, the...

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Tobago teachers win in court, George declares: Kelvin must fire Kelvin

Attorney Martin George is calling on THA Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles to remove himself as Secretary of Education. This comes on the heels of a de­ci­sion de­liv­ered in the High Court on Friday by Jus­tice David Har­ris ordering the THA to im­me­di­ate­ly pay con­tract teach­ers all out­stand­ing pay­ments, plus in­ter­est. The teach­ers through­out To­ba­go won a con­sti­tu­tion­al mo­tion which they filed against the THA for their rights to all gra­tu­ity pay­ments and money owed to them. They claimed for a de­c­la­ra­tion of in­equal­i­ty of treat­ment. The teachers said the THA had treat­ed them un­equal­ly, com­pared to the per­ma­nent teach­ers in To­ba­go, and al­so...

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THA won’t appeal contract teachers ruling

“It was always the intention of the THA to pay outstanding gratuities and, as a consequence, the teachers will receive the monies due and owing to them.” This is the promise made by Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Chief Secretary and Secretary for Education, Innovation and Energy, Kelvin Charles, as he responded to questions posed by Newsday after last Friday’s High Court ruling by Jus­tice David Har­ris. The judge ordered the THA to im­me­di­ate­ly pay con­tract teach­ers all out­stand­ing pay­ments, plus in­ter­est. The Tobago teach­ers, rep­re­sent­ed by Mar­tin George and Com­pa­ny, won a con­sti­tu­tion­al mo­tion which they filed in 2017 against the...

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Attorney tells THA Chief Sec to fire himself

At­tor­ney at Law Mar­tin George is call­ing for THA chief sec­re­tary and sec­re­tary for Ed­u­ca­tion Kelvin Charles to fire him­self af­ter a judge­ment was hand­ed down last Fri­day, de­mand­ing that the THA pay out­stand­ing monies and gra­tu­ities owed to all con­tract teach­ers on the is­land. Speak­ing at a news con­fer­ence held at his Ba­co­let of­fice on Mon­day, George said, it was de­ter­mined that the THA treat­ed the 14 teach­ers un­equal­ly com­pared to the per­ma­nent teach­ers on the is­land, as well as con­tract teach­ers in Trinidad; by pay­ing them less and not al­low­ing them the same amount of leave, va­ca­tion, ben­e­fits, and...

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COURT RULES IN FAVOUR OF CONTRACT TEACHERS

A victory for contract teachers in Tobago. The High Court has ordered that the THA pay all gratuities owed to them, immediately. The judgement was handed down, on Friday. Elizabeth Williams has more in this report.   View Video here Text Transcript for Video: The case brought by a representative group of 14 contract teachers, from all across Tobago, was filled by their attorney Martin George & Co. as a constitutional motion against the THA and their attorney general. The teachers sort a declaration of inequality of treatment under the constitution. Justice David Harris in his judgment refused to grant the declaration of inequality of treatment and...

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HIGH COURT ORDERS THA TO IMMEDIATELY PAY TOBAGO CONTRACT TEACHERS ALL GRATUITY & ALL OUTSTANDING PAYMENTS PLUS INTEREST

HIGH COURT ORDERS THA TO IMMEDIATELY PAY TOBAGO CONTRACT TEACHERS ALL GRATUITY & ALL OUTSTANDING PAYMENTS PLUS INTEREST In a decision delivered in the High Court today, Contract Teachers throughout Tobago won a Constitutional Motion filed against the Tobago House of Assembly for their rights to all Gratuity payments and all monies outstanding and due and owing to them. The case brought by a representative group of 14 Contract Teachers from all across Tobago, was filed by their Attorneys at Law MARTIN GEORGE & CO as a Constitutional Motion against the THA & Attorney General. The Teachers claimed for a Declaration of...

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Kajala v Noble 

  Kajala v Noble     (1982) 75 Cr App Rep 149   Court: CA   Judgment Date: circa 1982   Catchwords & Digest   EVIDENCE - GENERAL PRINCIPLES - NECESSITY FOR BEST EVIDENCE - AS TO FACTS - BEST EVIDENCE -- VIDEO RECORDING -- COPY OF ORIGINAL -- ADMISSIBILITY           The defendant was convicted of an offence contrary to the Public Order Act 1936, s 5, committed during a serious disturbance. He had been identified by a prosecution witness, who had recognized him on a BBC news programme concerning the incident. As it was BBC policy not to allow originals of their firms to leave the premises, the prosecution had relied upon a...

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Curtis v Regina

Neutral Citation Number: [2010] EWCA Crim 123 Case No: 200804169B1   COURT OF APPEAL (CRIMINAL DIVISION) ON APPEAL FROM LINCOLN CROWN COURT  HIS HONOUR JUDGE HEATH   Royal Courts of Justice Strand, London, WC2A 2LL Date: 09/02/2010 Before : LORD JUSTICE PILL MR JUSTICE BENNETT
and MR JUSTICE FIELD - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Between : James Daniel Curtis Defendant - and - Regina Prosecution - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Mr...

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