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Tobago cop freed on wild meat charge

A police officer who was freed of a wild meat charge on Tuesday is suing the State for malicious prosecution. Keston Kirk, 39, of Sherwood Park, Tobago, stood before magistrate Duane Murray in the Scarborough Magistrates' Court, to answer a charge of illegally having 17 iguanas in his possession. Kirk, who has 19 year's service as a police officer, had been suspended since being charged four years ago. He was represented by attorney Martin George, who argued the State had not proven its case against Kirk. Witnesses for the State included Supt Jeffrey George and game warden John Edwards. The matter was prosecuted by attorneys...

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Tobago cop freed of wild meat charge

A 39 year old police officer with 19 years service was yesterday freed of charges related to the possession of wild meat. The matter was heard before Magistrate Duane Murray in the Tobago court. PC Keston Kirk, of Sherwood Park, Tobago was arrested on April 29, 2015 at Cove Industrial Estate. He had been on suspension for the last four years, charged with illegally having 17 iguanas in his possession. The court heard that on the said date, Kirk went fishing at Canoe Bay and on his way out, gave a man who had been hunting a lift in his vehicle. The police and Game Wardens testified that...

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Tobago policeman to sue state over wild meat charge

Keston Kirk, the 39-year-old police officer who won his case against the state for the illegal possession of 17 iguanas, will sue the state for malicious prosecution. This, after the officer of Sherwood Park, Tobago, was freed from all charges by Magistrate Duane Murray in the Scarborough Magistrate court on Wednesday. Kirk, who has 19 years of service, was suspended for four years after he was charged with the offense. According to Martin George (Kirk's attorney), the officer will now take the matter to the High Court to sue the state for damages and compensation for malicious prosecution. Senior Superintendent Jeffrey George and Game...

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Legal wrangling in Nursing Council continues

A High Court Judge has dismissed an application seeking to strike out former Nursing Council president David Murphy’s lawsuit over being forcibly removed from the organisation in August. Delivering an oral judgement at the Hall of Justice in Port-of- Spain, yesterday morning, Justice Frank Seepersad dismissed the application, in which the council was claiming that Murphy’s case is an abuse of process as he was nominated back into the organisation, last month. Seepersad stated that Murphy’s current position had no bearing on the case as he was nominated to the board by Health Minister Terrance Deyalsingh, as opposed to being elected like...

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Nursing council fails to strike out fmr president’s lawsuit

A HIGH COURT judge has dismissed an application by the Nursing Council to strike out its previously ousted president’s lawsuit against it. The council sought to have David Murphy’s claim thrown out on the basis of it was an abuse of the court since Murphy is now on the council’s executive after Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh appointed him as one of six members. The minister’s appointments gave the council a lawful quorum to perform its duties which included registering nurses and administering nursing examinations until elections can be held, although operations are yet to resume. The council had complained of Murphy’s action still...

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Fired for creating panic

The day before she was fired as Scarborough General Hospital's Medical Chief of Staff, Dr Rufaro Celestine sent a legal letter to the Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA), questioning the conduct of the authority's CEO Sheldon Cyrus in relation to an e-mail she had written, two weeks ago, expressing concern about the shortage of medical staff at the hospital. In the e-mail which was leaked on social media, Celestine suggested the hospital should be placed in emergency mode as a result of the lack of specialist doctors. The former medical chief of staff, through her attorneys, Martin George & Co, sent a...

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Sweet talk from Kamla? Chamber wants more details on Tobago plan

THE Tobago Business Chamber has expressed mixed views about Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar's plan for Tobago if the United National Congress returns to government after next year's general election. "The Tobago Business Chamber is always open and receptive to ideas and plans for the development and improvement of business and business persons in Tobago and in that regard, some of the initiatives proposed by the Opposition Leader for Tobago, in her budget response, appear attractive while others appear to be broad blandishments on sound-bites and well-worn talking points with no real details or substance, amplified to elaborate on the operationalisation of...

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TTRNA issues pre-action protocol to health minister

THE TT Registered Nurses Association, through its attorneys Martin George and Company, has issued a pre-action protocol letter to Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh after he re-appointed former president of the TT Nursing Council David Murphy. His term ended in April. President of the TTRNA Idi Stuart said the president of the council is supposed to be elected by the nurses and mid-wives. He said the minister knew the former president to be problematic and was aware the nursing association did not want him on the council. He said the TTRNA's members were "shocked" that the minister took such action. Stuart said...

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