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ATTORNEY: POLICE KILLING IN POS WAS JUSTIFIED

Attorney-at-Law Martin George is commending the decisive actions taken by police officers to shoot Christopher Reid who was seen placing a gun to the head of his estranged common-law wife on Duke Street in Port of Spain on Wednesday. According to reports, during the fight Mr. Reid pulled out a gun and placed it to his common-law wife's head and was shot and killed by a police officer who was passing in an unmarked vehicle. Mr. George told Good Morning Trinidad and Tobago that the woman's life was at risk and the police officers did their job. "I think that the police officers...

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Carla Batson-Orr is suing the Division of Education, Youth Affairs and Sport (DEYAS)

Friday, September 20, 2013 Police Complaints Authority Probes Strip Search by Tobago Officers Carla Batson-Orr is suing the Division of Education, Youth Affairs and Sport (DEYAS) after she said she was forced to undergo a strip search. photo courtesy express The Police Complaints Authority (PCA) is investigating the circumstances surrounding the strip search of Carla Batson-Orr, a monitoring and evaluation officer at the Division of Education, Youth Affairs and Sport in the Tobago House of Assembly (THA). This was disclosed in a letter to Martin George and Company, which is representing Batson-Orr in the matter. The letter to attorney George states: “The Police Complaints Authority acknowledges receipt...

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Attorney Martin George says gag order would further fragment public confidence

https://youtu.be/cxYiUEKQrTU Attorney Martin George expressed surprise and concern about the statements made yesterday by National Security Minister Jack Warner. Mr. George, who also sits on the Police Service Commission, said any move to implement the gag order would further fragment public confidence in the police service.     Extracted FRom: CNC 3 News...

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CRIME & TOURISM IN TOBAGO / SALARIES & ALLOWANCES

https://youtu.be/1ovh1b2h-3k CRIME & TOURISM IN TOBAGO LAW ENFORCEMENT IN TOBAGO  Tobagonians need to take responsibility for what happens on their Island says Mr. George.  Mr. George indicated that he would be setting up an intervention via Crime Stoppers in Tobago.  He also speaks about establishing a Victim Support Unit. If the police cannot setup the Victim Support Unit, then the THA should take the initiative to do so. SALARIES & ALLOWANCES Mr. George speaks on President Carmona's $28,000 Housing allowance, while utilizing a fully funded State  accomodation. If receiving Government Housing then one should not be receiving Government Housing Allowance....

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BETTER POLICE LEADERSHIP NEEDED

Last Updated on 24.03.2015 Attorney at Law Martin George has called for effective leadership in the Police Service following Monday's 'day of policing' which led to massive traffic gridlocks throughout both islands. Mr. George said while the police action caused "tremendous inconvenience," the officers have issues they have been negotiating for, for some time, but this should not have impacted citizens in the way it did. He said while it may not have necessarily been the best way to approach their problem, the action showed deficiencies in leadership in the Police Service. "We the ordinary citizen, we are not the ones who have stalled...

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ATTORNEYS AGREE: ILP MOTION ON CONSTITUTION AMENDMENT BILL PREMATURE

The Constitution Amendment Bill, 2014 continues to draw some mixed reviews and Justice Frank Seepersad's ruling on Monday, in favour of the State against ILP members at the High Court, has opened up new discussions. Speaking on Good Morning T&T on Tuesday, Attorneys Wayne Sturge and Martin George are of the view that the ILP is threatened by changes to the country's Constitution. Mr. George said while the ILP's decision to challenge the Bill might have been premature because the legislation is not yet law, it is possible that the party felt threatened by the Run-off provision. "One can understand the anxiety which...

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ATTORNEY ON LIBEL AND SLANDER: BALANCE OUR RIGHTS WITH OUR RESPONSIBILITIES

Following a Pre-Action Protocol issued to a radio talk show host, Attorney Martin George says defamation occurs when a person's character is lowered in the esteem of others and with the increase in the use of the internet to communicate to a wide audience, the law has been adjusted to include redress for persons tainted by comments made via the World Wide Web. Communication issued last week from the Office of the President alleged that certain offensive comments made by the radio talk show host threatened to "bring members of the family of His Excellency the President and by extension the...

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AMEND LAW FOR DOCTORS TO REPORT QUESTIONABLE MEDICAL MATTERS

Attorney at Law Martin George says amendments need to be made to the law that governs doctor/patient confidentiality. Commenting on the cocaine surgery matter, he said doctors are aware of unlawful offences taking place and they should be mandated to report them. "We might need to look at amending the law to make a requirement, a mandatory legal requirement, for doctors to report because at present, what you have really is basically a moral and ethical responsibility under the terms of the Hippocratic Oath." Meanwhile Medical Practitioner Dr. Rai Ragbir said ignorance of the law is not an excuse. "As a physician, whether it...

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