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With daily uncertainty about the sailing of the Fast Ferry and the Cargo Ferry between Trinidad and Tobago, there are claims by business owners and citizens in general that there are shortages of foodstuff and basic items on the island. Vice-chairman of the Tobago Chamber of Industry and leading Attorney Martin George is concerned as to when both the T&T Spirit and the T&T Express will be back in Service. [audio mp3=""][/audio] Mr. George says the Ferry issue is not just a Tobago issue but a national issue. Mr. George was also highly critical of the comments made by current Tobago East MP Ayanna...

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Tobago businesses continue to suffer despite what is usually lucrative and busy time of the year for the sister isle. In fact one official is today saying that there is nothing much to celebrate for Tobagonians for the Easter period besides the religious aspect of the holidays. Vice Chairman of the Tobago Chamber Martin George is imploring someone at the Port Authority to explain what is happening with the T&T Express. [audio mp3=""][/audio] He says this issue is not just a Tobago issue, explaining that Trinidadians need to get involved in getting the authorities to do what is necessary to treat with the issue. [audio...

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Head of the Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce Martin George has described the arrival of the Galeons Passage as a fantasy. He says that it is becoming harder and harder to believe that it will actually materialize and bring some of comfort to the people of Trinidad and Tobago. Speaking with news Power Now this morning, he called on the Government to be honest to the people of T&T. [audio mp3=""][/audio] He said it is unacceptable that a ship that has been paid for, is taking half a year to arrive in the country. [audio mp3=""][/audio]

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Chairman of the Tobago Chamber of Commerce Martin George says that stakeholders are cautiously optimistic. Speaking with News Power on Tuesday he stated that there were still concerns with the $300 million which was allocated to the Tobago House of Assembly. He said that there needed to be more details on exactly where it will be allocated. [audio mp3=""][/audio] He said it should not merely be a case of borrowing to service debt or pay salaries. George said that there were missing details regarding the Marina Project and what percentage of local labour, construction and contractor content would be there. He also articulated that nothing was...

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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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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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