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MEDICAL BOARD HAS GROUNDS TO PROBE COCAINE SURGERY

The Medical Board must be compelled to act upon the Attorney General's call for an investigation into the cocaine surgery matter. On Monday, the AG indicated that he had written to the President of the Medical Board of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Samuel Ramsewak, requesting a probe into the medical professionals who performed the surgery to remove 17 cocaine pellets from a man's stomach at the St. Augustine Private Hospital last December. Attorney Martin George said under Chapter 29:50 of the Medical Board Act, the powers, duties and statutory responsibilities are clearly defined. He also cited what he said was a precedent case...

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ATTORNEY: POLICE OFFICERS’ ACTION UNWARRANTED ON WRECKING

Attorney Martin George says the actions of police officers to pull a woman out of her vehicle, as it was being wrecked on Charlotte Street in Port of Spain, were unnecessary and the woman should have been allowed to move her vehicle. The woman, Julia Persad, received $5,000 bail when she appeared in the Port of Spain Magistrates' Court on Wednesday to answer charges of obstruction of police officers in the execution of duties and resisting arrest in relation to the incident on Tuesday. Speaking with C News on Wednesday, Mr. George said while working with the wrecker, officers are not carrying...

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WEST READY TO DEFEND WITNESS STATEMENT, SAYS STATEMENT A MATTER OF PUBLIC RECORD

The matter involving Attorney General Anand Ramlogan and newly-appointed Police Complaints Authority Director David West continues to draw mixed reaction. A newspaper article on Sunday implied that PCA Director David West was asked by the Attorney General to withdraw his statement in hopes of being selected for the PCA position. However, responding to a newspaper article, AG Ramlogan denied that he asked the PCA Director to withdraw his witness statement in the defamation case filed against Opposition Leader Dr. Keith Rowley before Mr. West's appointment. "I wish to categorically reject and deny the absurd allegation that I asked PCA Chairman David West to...

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POLICE OFFICERS NEED TO SET BETTER EXAMPLES

Member of the Police Service Commission Attorney Martin George feels the Acting Commissioner of Police will send a very good message to the nation if and when ACP Peter Reyes is officially charged for allegedly breaching airline regulations while on board a CAL flight last month. Speaking on Good Morning Trinidad and Tobago on Thursday, Mr. George said it is important that action against rogue officers is taken. "If the police officers are not setting the example, then obviously he needs to do these things to ensure that the public feels that police officers are not going to be off on a...

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ATTORNEY MARTIN GEORGE GIVES INPUT ON: LENDL SIMMONS SUED FOR SHARING INTIMATE PHOTOS OF FORMER LOVER

West Indies cricketer Lendl Simmons is being sued by a former lover after he electronically disseminated intimate photos of her. The Breach of Confidence Motion filed by Account Executive, Therese Ho, was heard by High Court judge, Justice Frank Seepersad, at the Hall of Justice on Tuesday. Attorney at Law Martin George confirmed reports that this is the first time such a matter is to be determined locally. He said the outcome represents an innovative approach to dealing with invasion of privacy matters. "While it may be that one might have consented to the taking of photographs, it may not necessarily mean that...

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PUBLIC NEEDS MORE INFO ON HIGH PROFILE CRIME CASES

Attorney Martin George is criticising the nation's Protective Services for failing to adequately inform the public on high profile cases. Referring to the ongoing investigation into the murder of Senior Counsel Dana Seetahal in May last year, Mr. George said while officers cannot release sensitive information pertaining to a case, the public needs to be assured that work is being done. "My personal view differs a bit from the hierarchy of the Police Service and the Ministry of National Security which at times has tended to say 'look you can’t say anything because this is a matter of national security.' I’m sorry,...

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ATTORNEYS: FARIS WRONG TO ACT AS WITNESS AND ATTORNEY

Attorney-at-Law Martin George says there is no doubt that Faris Al-Rawi is "clearly wrong" to act as both a witness and Attorney in the private court matter involving Opposition Leader Dr. Keith Rowley and former AG Anand Ramlogan. Attorneys are directed not to appear as witnesses for their own clients, except for formal matters where their testimony is essential to the ends of justice. "It is clearly a breach. Mr. Al-Rawi is clearly wrong. However, I will say that it is also not a mortal sin. It is in the nature of a venial sin. So in other words, it is something...

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ATTORNEY DEMANDS THA RELEASE REPORT ON MATERNAL AND CHILD DEATHS

  Last Updated on 25.03.2015 Published Date  Attorney-at-Law Martin George is giving the Tobago House of Assembly 24 hours to make public the findings of the investigation into the maternal and neonatal deaths of Mrs. Leciana Sheppard and her baby, Ajani, on October 31st, 2014. Both mother and newborn died at the Scarborough General Hospital during childbirth. On Tuesday, Mr. George said almost six months after the deaths, the results of the investigation have not yet been made public. "We have been reliably informed that the report is available. However, we have been told that it is being passed to the Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA)....

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RACE ISSUES TO BE ADDRESSED

  Race issue still to be addressed Published on April 6, 2011  April 5 2011 – newsday.co.tt THREE members appointed to the Police Service Commission (PSC) yesterday admitted that the issue of racial imbalance within the ranks of the Police Service is an issue that must be dealt with. But just not now. This, as they extended an “olive branch” to fired PSC chairman Nizam Mohammed. At a press briefing held at the Marriott Hotel, Mucurapo, three members of the PSC revealed that the issue of racial imbalances within the Police Service was discussed informally prior to a meeting of the PSC in February. However, they said,...

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MARTIN GEORGE DONATES TO SCHOOL

  Attorney donates $100,000 to Scarborough RC  28/02/2015 (18:14)  849  0 Attorney Martin George has pledged $100,000 to the Scarborough Roman Catholic School to establish an Annual Althea George Memorial Prize for Excellence. The Memorial is named in honour of his mother. The sum is to be given out each year for the next 20 years for the most excellent student in Standards One to Five with a prize of $1000 each plus a trophy  to inspire and spur on the students to excellence. George also asked for the school to establish an Annual Prize giving day in honour of his mother whereby they would celebrate the achievements and successes of the...

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