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Former PSC Member Laments “Conundrum” In CoP Appointment

Appointing a Commissioner of Police in Trinidad and Tobago is much more difficult than appointing some of the highest positions of the land. This, according to Attorney-at-Law Martin George who says the situation is untenable as Thursday’s High Court ruling declared unlawful the Acting appointment of former Commissioner Gary Griffith. Mr. George says there must be a quick move from the Executive to put this situation right. The Attorney says it begins with the speedy appointment of the Police Service Commission who would then install an acting Police Commissioner. He believes the legislation needs to be fixed to prevent opportunities for legal loopholes and...

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Carnival safe zone events not a good idea now, says Tobago Business Chamber

Chairman of the Tobago Business Chamber, Martin George, is urging Government to refocus its energies from attempting to host Carnival events this year in Safe Zones, and to put the emphasis instead on the education sector, the economy and battling COVID-19. In an official statement released in social media, Martin George says Government should be guided by the “record numbers of COVID cases and the disinterest of bandleaders, promoters and performers, in such events”. “Given the push back from the persons who are most concerned with running Carnival events, they have indicated that there really is not enough time to really make...

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Carnival safe zone events not a good idea now, says Tobago Business Chamber

Chairman of the Tobago Business Chamber, Martin George, is urging Government to refocus its energies from attempting to host Carnival events this year in Safe Zones, and to put the emphasis instead on the education sector, the economy and battling COVID-19. In an official statement released in social media, Martin George says Government should be guided by the “record numbers of COVID cases and the disinterest of bandleaders, promoters and performers, in such events”. “Given the push back from the persons who are most concerned with running Carnival events, they have indicated that there really is not enough time to really make...

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Tobago Business Chamber questions rationale behind Carnival safe zones

The Tobago Business Chamber has questioned the Government’s rationale for sanctioning Carnival safe-zone events in light of the “record numbers of covid19 cases” and the apparent lack of interest among bandleaders, promoters and performers. On Wednesday, after months of consultation with stakeholders, the Government gave the go-ahead for strictly concert-type events. The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and the Arts said these include soca and calypso concerts, calypso tents, soca, calypso and extempo and chutney competitions, steelband concerts, Carnival king and queen shows and Carnival theatre. The ministry made it clear that no fetes/parties will be permitted, owing to the increased spread of covid19. On...

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TOBAGO BUSINESS CHAMBER questions Carnival Safe Zone events

The TOBAGO BUSINESS CHAMBER questions the logic of the Government still trying to push ahead with Carnival Safe Zone events, especially in the face of record numbers of Covid cases and the disinterest of Bandleaders, promoters and Performers, in such events. Its Chairman MARTIN GEORGE respectfully suggests that we focus our energies, resources and efforts at this time on our School children and their Education our Healthcare workers and the health system and fixing our Economy and getting it on the Road to Recovery. ...

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Tobago Business Chamber: Customer service must improve

The Tobago Business Chamber wants to see an improvement in the quality of customer service on the island. In a Whatsapp voice note on Wednesday, the chamber’s chairman, Martin George, said while the organisation welcomed the return of international flights to Tobago, the island must also enhance its customer service delivery to meet the needs of both tourists and locals. “We have to improve the quality of our service delivery, because we do not have a high level or standard or quality of service at so many of our hotels and guesthouses in Tobago. We need to improve that,” he said. “These are...

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