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Tobago Business Chamber welcomes reopening

The Tobago Business Chamber has welcomed the approach taken by the government in speeding up the phased reopening of businesses, in light of the country’s position with COVID-19. Head of the organisation, Martin George, said they appreciated the fact that the economy can start moving once again. “As a business community we appreciate the fact that businesses basically are open, save and except a few, which would be bars, casinos etc. However the majority of retail businesses are able to now open and function so we appreciate that and we applaud that,” he said. Meanwhile, George is urging the Government and the Tobago...

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Tobago Business Chamber welcomes Trinis

AFTER weeks of little to no revenue generated by tourism – the island's lifeblood – chairman of the Tobago Business Chamber Martin George was telling Trinis, “welcome, welcome, welcome,” as he responded to the Prime Minister’s announcement that Caribbean Airlines will expand flights to and from Tobago, in a bid to resume domestic tourism. “We invite you to come to Tobago. The beaches would be opened in a few days’ time so therefore you would be able to have your wonderful vacation right here in Tobago as normal. We welcome all Trinis because this is the best place, in fact it...

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Tobago’s wastage of taxpayers money happening for a long time

Kyron Regis The Chairman of the Tobago Business Chamber, Martin George has revealed that wastage in Tobago has been occurring for years. Speaking in an interview on CNC3’s the Morning Brew, George said: “They have a long history, a rich history of doing these kinds of things.” George was speaking in light of an article published in the Sunday Business Guardian, which highlighted the years of wastage by the Tobago House of Assembly (THA), particularly the Division of Tourism during 2012 to 2016. During that time present political leader of the Tobago Council of the PNM was the Secretary of Tourism and Transportation. It also...

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TOBAGO BUSINESS CHAMBER welcomes and encourages all Trinidadians to come to Tobago for vacation

[embed][/embed]   TOBAGO BUSINESS CHAMBER welcomes and encourages all Trinidadians to come to Tobago for vacation and the TOBAGO BUSINESS CHAMBER calls upon the Government to -: 1. Urgently increase the number of flights to and from Tobago as an essential service. 2. Facilitate ease of booking and purchasing of tickets on the inter- island ferry as too many people still have to line up for hours in the hot sun just to buy a ticket. 3. Speed up the actual disbursement of the Tobago Tourism Relief Grants to Hotels, Guesthouses and Bed & Breakfast establishments in Tobago; even if it means sticking to the...

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Tobago association advises hoteliers to take Government ‘s grant terms

Chairman of the Tobago Business Chamber Martin George says Tobago hoteliers should accept Government’s terms and conditions to access the $50 million COVID-19 hotels’ upgrade grant facility. In a statement on Saturday, the Tobago Hotel and Tourism Association (THTA) expressed disappointment over the distribution of the grant. The association said: “We reject the proposed grant distribution outright.” THTA said the grant gave hoteliers with less room more money and made the criteria for accessing the funds, burdensome. ‘This could be the end for many small and medium-sized businesses, most of whom were already suffering before the pandemic hit Trinidad and Tobago,” the hotel association...

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Tobago Chamber backs PM’s phased reopening

IN contrast to its Trinidad counterpart, the Tobago Business Chamber has endorsed the Prime Minister’s phased approach to lifting the stay-at-home orders in place to curb the spread of covid19. Speaking with Newsday on Thursday, Tobago Business Chamber chairman Martin George said the chamber recognises the Government’s reopening of the country “is something that could not have been done all at once” as the threat of covid19 still exists. “In very much the same way that we had a phased closing down, we have to have a phased reopening,” George said. CEO of the TT Chamber Gabriel Faria last week criticised he Government's...

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Article 30 – Legal Topic – Child Rights and Protection of Children under the Law

By Sara Martinez        Attorney-at-Law        Martin George and Co. This lesson provides information on: Introduction Convention on the rights of the child Right to life Right to a name and nationality Right to an identity Right to live with their parents Right to freedom of expression and freedom to information Right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion Freedom of association and freedom of peaceful assembly Right to private life Right to access to information and material Right to protection from violence Right to special protection and assistance provided by the state Right to care if suffering from a mental or...

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Article 29 – Legal Topic – The Constitution of Trinidad and Tobago

By Sarah Lawrence        Attorney-at-Law        Martin George and Co. SUPREMACY OF THE CONSTITUTION The Constitution of The Republic of Trinidad And Tobago Act Chapter 1:01 (hereinafter referred to as “the Constitution”) is the supreme law of the land. The Constitution declares that the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is a sovereign democratic State: Section 1 (1) of the Constitution. Section 2 of the Constitution states that it is the supreme law of Trinidad and Tobago, and any other law that is inconsistent with the Constitution is void to the extent of the inconsistency.   ARMS OF GOVERNMENT There are three arms of Government namely, the...

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Article 28 – Legal Topic – The Police Complaints Authority and Making a Complaint Against Police

By Janelle Ramsaroop Attorney-at-Law Martin George and Co. INTRODUCTION   The normal functions of the Police Service are maintaining public order and safety, enforcing the law, and preventing, detecting, and investigating criminal activities. Essentially, Police Officers are responsible for the protection of the public and the preservation of peace. Section 45 of the Police Service Act Chapter 15:01 : “A police officer shall preserve the peace…” Police Officers have a statutory duty to detect crime and other infractions of the law and to apprehend persons found committing an offence, or persons whom they suspect of having committed an offence as contained in Section 45 of the Police Service...

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