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A BEAUTIFUL LIFE

I could never have imagined that I would be writing this column so soon; not today, not this month, not this year, not even this decade. I could never have imagined that I would be writing this column so soon; not today, not this month, not this year, not even this decade. Mommy was not ailing; she was not laid up. She was hale and hearty and active, barring a few complications that are expected as one approaches 84. We had big plans for the celebration of her 84th birthday on February 23. Instead, this past week, our family was making funeral...

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PRIVY COUNCIL STILL TO RULE

Attorney at Law Martin George says while the ruling of Justices Alan Mendonca, Peter Jamadar and Gregory Smith to turn down the appeal made by businessmen Ishwar Galbaransingh and Steve Ferguson in relation to the Section 34 repeal is a landmark decision, it is not the final word on the matter. Speaking to C News, he said the Privy Council will still have to rule on the matter and noted that the Court of Appeal had already given leave for the appellants to be able to go to the Privy Council. "What is interesting though, and I think it is something the...

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POLICE UNION WANTS PROMOTION ISSUE ADDRESSED

The President of the Police Service Social and Welfare Association, Inspector Anand Ramesar, says the discussion on the contentious issue of police promotions is being unnecessarily delayed by the Acting Police Commissioner's inability to respond in a timely manner. He said the Acting Commissioner had agreed to review the document in four days. However, it's now been over four months and he is yet to respond. "There is very little hope in relation to the Commissioner of Police taking the initiative to resolve the promotion. When we look at what would have happened over the last couple of months, the Association would...

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Attorney: Integrity Commission should not continue under present circumstances

Attorney at Law, Martin George, has described the latest developments within the Integrity Commission as "disturbing and troubling." He said it is untenable for the Commission to move forward as currently constituted as its credibility as an independent body is being questioned. This follows Thursday's resignation of Retired Justice Sebastian Ventour from his post as Deputy Chairman of the Commission over what he deemed to be the premature closure of the emailgate matter and Wednesday's resignation of another Member, Dr. Shelly-Ann Lalchan. On this, Mr. George said: "Those statements, I think, have cast the entire Commission in a light which makes it, I...

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ILLEGAL SUBSTANCE AT THE PM’S RESIDENCE

MARTIN GEORGE INTERVIEWED ON MORNING EDITION REGARDING THE DISCOVERY OF AN ILLEGAL SUBSTANCE AT THE PM'S RESIDENCE Martin George Attorney at Law is Interviewed  by Fazeer on Morning Edition on Wednesday 17th June 2015.   Mr. George speaks about the "Illegal Substance" found at the Prime Minister's Private Residence. The substance was allegedly discovered outside the  of the PM's house on the 13th April, 2013.  It is also alleged that  the findings were "covered up" by then Ministers Gary Griffith, Jack Warner and Present Minister of Housing Roodal Moonilal.  Mr. Griffith however never came out and denied the findings  at the...

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FOUR-YEAR C-SECTION DEATH CASE… GIRL STILL ASKS FOR HER MOM

Why isn’t mummy here?” This is a question that often comes from the tiny lips of four-year-old Danielle Ramsoomair. To this, Lorne Ramsoomair, her father, often replies to Danielle and her two older siblings — Christian, nine, and Sarah, five — saying: “Mummy is in Heaven and will always be there watching over us.” Little Danielle has never known her mummy, Crystal Boodoo-Ramsoomair, as she died after giving birth to her via a C-section at the San Fernando General Hospital on March 4, 2011. Speaking with the T&T Guardian at his Couva home, Ramsoomair said the story about 24-year-old Keisha Ayers, who died days...

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JUDGE RULES NO NEGLIGENCE STILLBORN BABY AT TRHA

A High Court judge yesterday chastised Regional Health Authorities in general and the Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA) in particular over the practice of delaying and or seeking to frustrate and sometimes denying patients access to their own medical records.   In a High Court matter which had been filed by Martin George and Co on behalf of 19-year-old Tobago mother Chantal Williams against the TRHA, it was alleged that the TRHA was negligent in the management and treatment of Williams who had gone to the hospital at seven months pregnant, complaining of contractions from since the night before and who gave...

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ALL THE RIGHT MOVES

Implementation and action on crime are two things that the general public had been longing for and over the years we have been battered, bruised and beaten down by the criminals who took charge and who viewed the law with impunity and scant regard. Implementation and action on crime are two things that the general public had been longing for and over the years we have been battered, bruised and beaten down by the criminals who took charge and who viewed the law with impunity and scant regard. Despite the cries and complaints of the bleeding heart liberals, the resumption of hangings...

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Questions over new spy agency to replace SIA… How far will the NIA go?

Even before the Government’s much touted National Intelligence Agency (NIA) gets off the ground, it is facing mounting criticism from various ranks  of the Police Service who have deemed it a waste of taxpayers’ money. Officers working in specialist units are calling on the Government to make public the    specific mandate of the NIA and are questioning whether the proposed agency would be another spy unit operating under a different name. The Criminal Intelligence Unit (CIU) has a mandate to gather criminal intelligence, including intelligence relating to acts of terrorism. It also assists in gathering information relating to threats to high-profile figures. The...

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