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Judge gives Maraval woman one month to demolish part of her home

A Maraval woman has been given a little over a month to comply with a court order compelling her to demolish a portion of her home which was found to encroach on a neighbour’s property or face seven days in prison. Delivering a decision earlier this week, High Court Judge Betsy-Ann Lambert-Peterson upheld an application to hold Donalyn Moore, of Moraldo Street, Maraval, in contempt of court for breaching the court order obtained by her neighbour Cassandra Sylvester-Henry. In the application, Sylvester-Henry’s lawyers, Martin George and Makesi Jerome, noted that former High Court Judge and current Appellate Judge James Aboud granted their...

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Judge urges parents’ bodies to focus on the children

A High Court judge has admonished stakeholders in the education sector to put aside personal interests and focus their efforts on helping the nation’s children overcome the challenges they currently face. Justice Carol Gobin made the suggestion after dismissing an application brought by the president of the Concerned Parents Association, Clarence Mendoza, and 13 others challenging the election results of the National Parent Teachers Association (NPTA) election results in April. On Tuesday, Gobin dismissed the application because of “grave non-disclosure” since Mendoza and the others failed to indicate that the NPTA’s election was held after a consent order had been agreed to...

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Judge tells NCPTA members put aside differences in the interest of children

A High Court has encouraged members of the National Council of Parent-Teacher Associations (NCPTA) to put aside their personal differences in the interest of the children the organisation ultimately represents.  Justice Carol Gobin made the call on Tuesday during a status hearing of a lawsuit between the NCPTA and its former acting president Clarence Mendoza.   During the hearing, Gobin advised Mendoza to withdraw his application challenging the organisation’s executive election which was held in late April.  Gobin pointed out that the elections had been previously put on hold due to the litigation between the parties and took place after they agreed to a consent order...

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Deosaran urges main parties to stop politicizing crime

Former Police Service Commission (PSC) chairman and criminologist Professor Ramesh Deosaran yesterday called on the Government to cool down their mutual hostilities with the Opposition if they want to bring an end to the country’s unprecedented levels of murders, crime and violence sweeping the land. His comments came on the heels of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s announcement at Saturday’s press conference that violence has become the number one issue affecting the population of T&T and has reached a level where it may need to be declared a public health emergency. Between Friday night and Saturday evening, the country recorded nine murders...

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Daly, George question PM’s comments on AG

PROMINENT attorneys Martin Daly, SC, and Martin George have both questioned statements by the Prime Minister on Attorney General Reginald Armour, SC, recusing himself in the Piarco Airport corruption case. Addressing a news conference at Piarco International Airport on Saturday, Dr Rowley said the issue of disqualification of Armour in that matter never arose since Armour had recused himself. On May 2, a US judge automatically disqualified Armour and the law firm Sequor Law from the case on the grounds of an apparent conflict of interest as Armour was both chief prosecutor and a former defence attorney. Rowley said the matter being debated...

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Ex-Tobago chamber head: ‘This is an ambitious budget’

FORMER chairman of the Tobago Chamber of Industry & Commerce, Demi John Cruickshank, has described the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) budget presentation for fiscal 2022-2023 as “ambitious.” On Thursday, the assembly through Chief Secretary Farley Augustine requested an allocation of $3.97 billion from central government to manage the island’s affairs for the next fiscal year. This sum is reflective of 6.9 per cent of the national budget which Augustine anticipated to be $57.4 billion. The 6.9 per cent slice of the national budget pie is the maximum amount set for Tobago's annual budget as recommended by the Dispute Resolution Committee. The minimum...

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