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Martin George & Company > Case Histories (Page 17)

Brinsley Shepard v TRHA

REPUBLIC OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE Claim No. CV2015-00565 BETWEEN BRINSLEY SHEPPARD (Legal Personal Representative of the Estates of Leciana Mitchell-Sheppard and Ajani Merrie Sheppard) Claimant AND TOBAGO REGIONAL HEALTH AUTHORITY Defendant ORDER Before Master Marissa Robertson Dated the 8th April, 2016. UPON this matter coming up for a Case Management Conference on Assessment of Damages. AND UPON HEARING Attorney-at-Law for the Claimant and Attorney-at-Law for the Defendants. IT IS ORDERED that: 1. The Defendant is to file in a sealed envelope a true and correct copy of the completed original Report on the enquiry headed by Dr. Albert Persaud into the circumstance surrounding the deaths of Leciana Mitchell-Sheppard and Ajani Marrie...

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HILTON SANDY ORDERED TO VACATE MATRIMONIAL HOME

In a further twist to the domestic violence proceedings brought by his wife two weeks ago, former Deputy Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly Hilton Sandy has now been ordered to vacate the matrimonial home. In an Emergency Injunction obtained by his wife's Attorneys, Martin George & CO, in the Port of Spain High Court last Friday, Mr. Sandy, who  serves as an Assemblyman in the THA, has been served with an Injunction Order compelling him to completely vacate and move out of the matrimonial home within five hours of being served. He is further restrained from coming within 500...

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FINDINGS PLEASE

WHAT have been the findings of the independent investigative team appointed to probe the deaths of 35-year-old Leciana Mitchell-Sheppard and her baby boy Ajani Merrie, as well as several other instances of maternal/infant deaths at Tobago? Since November, the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) appointed doctor and lawyer Albert Persad to chair an independent investigative team into the deaths of Mitchell-Sheppard, her son Ajani and two other mothers and their babies. This team was given a two-week time frame within which to report. Five months later, we are yet to have answers. Mitchell-Sheppard, of Zion Hill, Belle Garden, Tobago, died on October...

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THA VS THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO

Case Name:              The Tobago House of Assembly v The Attorney General of Trinidad and   Tobago CV 2013/00153   Date:                          10th June, 2015   Appearances:           Phillip Lamont led by Elton Prescott S.C. instructed by Dorill-Ann       Lamont for the Claimant   Larry Lalla and Martin George (in Tobago) led by Seenath Jairam S.C instructed by Kamala Mohammed-Carter and Savitri Maharaj for the Defendant     Case Summary: The Tobago House of Assembly (hereinafter referred to as the “THA") is a statutory body created under the Tobago House of Assembly Act 1980 ("hereinafter referred to as the THA Act"). In its infancy, the THA did not have...

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THA LOSES TO GOVERNMENT IN COURT

THE government has won a major court battle against the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) after the Orville London-led authority filed a constitutional motion which was determined in the Hall of Justice before Justice Nadia Kangaloo. Justice Kangaloo ruled against the THA which was represented by Elton Prescott SC and Phillip Lamont while the Attorney General was represented by Seenath Jairam SC, Larry Lalla and Martin George. The judgment defined the relationship between the THA and Central Government especially when it comes to matters of policy making and enforcement by Cabinet and Central Government in respect of the areas set out in...

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‘MENTAL CASE ’ ON 10-YEAR PROBATION

by Francis Joseph A MENTALLY ILL man who pleaded guilty to shooting at three policemen was yesterday placed on a $10,000 bond and ordered to report to a probation officer on the first day of each month for the next ten years. Justice Lennox Deyalsingh, presiding in the Port-of-Spain Second Assize Court, told Clement Charles that if he breached that order, he (Charles) was liable to be brought back to court and face a ten-year prison term. Charles, of Talparo, had pleaded guilty on Tuesday to shooting at police officers Nadir Khan, Clayton Andrews and John Ramdeen on June 20, 1983, near his...

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Appeal Court judges case in record time

by Suzanne SheppardExpress, March 5, 1996LEGAL HISTORY was made yesterday after the Court of Appeal heard arguments and delivered a ruling on a conviction imposed just over three months ago in the Port of Spain High Court. It was the first time an appeal had been disposed of in such a short space of time (appeals are generally not heard until several years after the original trial).   The landmark decision was delivered by Chief Justice Michael de Labastide, who presided over the hearing along with Appeal Court judges Roger Hamel Smith and Lloyd Gopeesingh. They upheld a rape convicton registered...

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THA LOSES: STILL SUBJECT TO CABINET

A major constitutional motion between the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) and central government was decided yesterday at the Port of Spain High Court before Justice Nadia Kangaloo, who ruled against the THA. The judgment defines the relationship between the THA and central government, especially when it comes to matters of policy making and enforcement by Cabinet and central government, in respect of the areas set out in the Fifth Schedule of the THA Act 1996. The THA was represented by Elton Prescott SC and Phillip Lamont while the Attorney General was represented by Seenath Jairam SC, Larry Lalla and Martin George. Speaking...

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NOTHING AWARDED YET

No contract had been awarded at National Petroleum Marketing Co Ltd, Housing Minister Dr Roodal Moonilal said yesterday. Moonilal was responding to questions originally posed by Opposition MP Fitzgerald Hinds, but taken up by Opposition Senators Terrence Deyalsingh and Faris Al-Rawi at yesterday's sitting of the Senate at the Red House in Port of Spain. Though the initial question was on the use of police protection for the Prime Minister at unofficial residences including the Tunapuna home of Ralph and Maureen Gopaul, it quickly segued into the $40 million transport contract allegedly awarded to the same company. "The Prime Minister...

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