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Martin George & Company > Case Histories (Page 18)

LAWYER CALLS FOR NEC PROBE

  Concerns have been raised regarding the procedures and processes employed by the National Energy Corporation (NEC) regarding tender for the provision of general maintenance services at Savonetta Piers Three and Four. And a call has been made to Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine to immediately launch a probe into the tendering process. Attorney Martin George has sent a seven-page letter to Ramnarine pointing out that NEC, as a state-owned corporation, had “certain duties and responsibilities when it came to dealing with what was essentially taxpayers’ money.” A copy of the letter was also sent to Attorney General Anand Ramlogan. George is acting on behalf of...

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WRECKS AND THE CITY

  Our indomitable and irrepressible Mayor of Port-of-Spain has once again managed to find himself in a starring role, landing in the centre of controversy and bacchanal with his attempts to deal with illegal parking. This time, he has managed to incur the wrath and ire of a wide cross-section of the population from Government Ministers down to the ‘man (illegally parked) in the street’, as the nation looks on at this local soap opera called “Wrecks and the City”. Now, you just have got to love Louis for his hands-on pitbull in a China shop, take-no-prisoners approach to cleaning up the city...

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FAMILY TOLD TO LEAVE HINDU TEMPLE

Indian Arrival Day court ruling on ownership… Published: Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Omatie Gosine thanks her lawyer Martin George after yesterday’s court ruling. PHOTO: NICOLE DRAYTON In a judgment, described yesterday as an “Indian Arrival Day victory,” High Court judge Joan Charles yesterday ruled on a longstanding feud within a Tunapuna family over the control of one of the oldest Hindu temples in T&T. In her ruling, Charles said Goomtie Gosine had established no claim of ownership of the Tunapuna Hindu Temple and ordered she and her family vacate the premises within three months.   Gosine’s action, which had been ongoing for the past six years,...

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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 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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FOOTBALLER CHARGED WITH BREACHING PEACE

Footballer charged with breaching peace Story Created: Feb 18, 2015 at 10:57 PM ECT Story Updated: Feb 18, 2015 at 10:57 PM ECT Kennya Cordner, star striker for the national women’s football team, appeared in the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court yesterday charged with using annoying language to provoke a police officer to commit a breach of the peace. The charge alleges that on Carnival Monday night, Cordner was outside Ma Pau on Ariapita Avenue when the music was shut off abruptly and she allegedly called out to some police officers nearby, asking why the music was stopped and complaining that they could not...

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FAMILY TO SEEK RELEASE OF SUSPECT

  Tobago credit union murder Casandra Thompson–Forbes Published: Monday, December 29, 2014 Kasey Bruce and his daughter Kyesha. Relatives of a man held for questioning by Tobago Division police in connection with the robbery and murder of THAWE Credit Union courier Sylvert Edwards have expressed concern about the fact that he has been held without charge since December 18. Joy Bruce-Petty told the T&T Guardian her son Kasey Bruce, the sole breadwinner for the family, has been in custody for ten days. She said officers her son was picked up at 5 am on December 18 during a police search of her home. Since then, she said,...

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FAMILY TO SEEK RELEASE OF SUSPECT

  Tobago credit union murder Casandra Thompson–Forbes Published: Monday, December 29, 2014 Kasey Bruce and his daughter Kyesha. Relatives of a man held for questioning by Tobago Division police in connection with the robbery and murder of THAWE Credit Union courier Sylvert Edwards have expressed concern about the fact that he has been held without charge since December 18. Joy Bruce-Petty told the T&T Guardian her son Kasey Bruce, the sole breadwinner for the family, has been in custody for ten days. She said officers her son was picked up at 5 am on December 18 during a police search of her home. Since then, she said,...

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HUSBAND TAKES TRHA TO COURT

Wife, infant son die at hospital By Elizabeth Williams Story Created: Feb 22, 2015 at 10:36 PM ECT Story Updated: Feb 22, 2015 at 10:36 PM ECT Brinsley Sheppard of Zion Hill, Belle Garden has taken High Court action against the Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA), for damages and claims arising out of the deaths of his wife and infant son at the Scarborough Regional Hospital last October. He has taken the action through his attorneys Martin George & Co. An investigation into the matter is still ongoing. Sheppard was the husband of Leciana Mitchell-Sheppard and the father of a newborn baby boy Ajani Merrie...

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‘Court’ in the rain

by Francis Joseph THREE brothers, charged with murder since 1987, returned to their home at Chaconia Avenue, Morvant yesterday morning. But instead of going inside and re-acquainting themselves with the surroundings, they remained handcuffed outside in the road. The roadway was the scene of a visit by the jury in the trial of the brothers. At the request of the prosecutor Reynold Waldropt, the 12 member jury was taken on visit to the scene of the alleged killing. But it rained on Justice Stanley John’s parade. A brisk mid-morning shower chased the entire “court” back to their vehicles for the return trip to...

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