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RBC opens corporate office in Tobago

Business Banking in Tobago RBC Royal Bank is deepening its commitment to Tobago by the recent opening of a dedicated business banking office at the bank’s Scarborough location. In a statement, the bank said this event marked an important milestone in RBC’s continued investment in T&T. Speaking at the office’s opening, RBC’s vice president of Business Banking, Marc Jardine, emphasised the bank’s belief in the unique and growing opportunities in Tobago and also reaffirmed RBC’s commitment to this country. “We recognise that Tobago is a thriving market with a unique set of needs and growing opportunities. “We believe that our expanded presence will serve to...

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Farley to PM: ‘Mind your damn business’

Farley to PM "Well just mind yuh damn business then!” That was the advice that Chief Secretary Farley Augustine had for Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, following his call for fresh Tobago House of Assembly (THA) elections. Augustine on Monday made the comment via his Facebook page, alongside a 31-second clip of Dr Rowley speaking on a political platform. In the brief video, the Prime Minister affirms Tobago’s independence in dealing with its affairs, declaring that he “stays out of Tobago’s business”. Augustine also listed the THA’s business, according to the Fifth Schedule. The Chief Secretary’s stance comes as the Prime Minister in a...

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Watson Duke: Rowley ‘too weak to force’ THA election

Political leader of the Progressive Democratic Patriots (PDP) Watson Duke supports the Prime Minister’s stinging condemnation of the Tobago House of Assembly's Chief Secretary Farley Augustine and his executive, saying they did not have the mandate of the people of Tobago. In an "op-ed" statement posted on his Facebook page on Sunday, Dr Rowley said if Augustine and his Tobago People's Party (TPP) members wanted to be taken seriously by the Central Government and Tobagonians, he should arrange an early election. Speaking with Newsday on Monday, Duke agreed with the PM. “We are currently in a position where Farley and his gang have...

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THA elections – Farley on PM Rowley’s call for fresh THA elections

THA elections - Farley on Prime Minister Rowley’s call for fresh THA elections Mind your damn business! Chief Secretary Farley Augustine has told Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to mind his business. The response comes in the wake of Rowley’s call, in an op-ed on his Facebook page on Sunday, for Augustine to call fresh Tobago House of Assembly elections, following his group of independents’ split with the Progressive Democratic Patriots (PDP) and announcement of the new Tobago People’s Party. Augustine had avoided comments on the issue when Guardian Media approached him on Sunday at the Tobago Jazz Experience. He did not respond to...

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‘MIND YUH DAMN BUSINESS’

‘MIND YUH DAMN BUSINESS’ “Just mind yuh damn business!” This was Tobago House of Assembly Chief Secretary Farley Augustine’s response to Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s call to the Augustine-led administration to seek a fresh mandate. On his Facebook page yesterday, Augustine posted a video of the Prime Minister addressing a political meeting in which he (the PM) states: “I am not involved in their business. As Prime Minister I stay out of Tobago’s business. The law keeps me out. I have responsibility as head of the Cabinet and then I am out of your business. Tobago’s business is run at the administrative level...

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Appeal Court stays order for NCRHA plan for temporary workers

THE COURT of Appeal has stayed the orders of the Industrial Court in a trade dispute between the TT Registered Nurses Association (TTRNA) and the North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA). The NCRHA had appealed the refusal by the appeal court chamber judge to grant a stay of the Industrial Court’s orders in favour of a nurse on a temporary, six-month contract. Among the orders the Industrial Court made on July 29, 2022, the NCRHA challenged two. Those concerned the directive to the authority to design and execute a plan, with participation from and approval of the Ministries of Health and Finance, to...

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A registered nurse challenges NCRHA for keeping her off the job

A registered nurse assigned to the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex in Mt Hope is suing the North Central Regional Health Authority (NCRHA) for keeping her off the job for six years. Corrine Cross’s lawsuit will come up for hearing on May 18, before Justice Nadia Kangaloo who, earlier this month, granted her permission to file a claim for judicial review. Cross is challenging the NCRHA’s failure, or refusal, to allow her to resume duties as an RN at the NCRHA. She is also seeking compensation for the salary she ought to have received after she was certified as fit to work from...

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Licensing officers terrorising Tobagonians

Licensing officers terrorising Tobagonians Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Farley Augustine has taken serious issue with the Licensing Division and has accused the officers of “terrorising” the people of Tobago through tickets and road exercises. His comments follow hundreds of tickets being issued to motorists on the island over the weekend and scores of complaints about the exercises. At a media conference at the Shaw Park Cultural Complex yesterday, Augustine said while he supports that the Division has a responsibility to ensure that everyone abides by the regulations and the laws as set out for the use of motor...

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Tobago mom sues principal over school entry ban

Tobago mom sues principal over school entry ban A Tobago woman has filed an application in the high court against the principal of the Scarborough Secondary School and the Tobago House of Assembly after she was banned from entering the school’s premises. A Tobago woman has filed an application in the high court against the principal of the Scarborough Secondary School and the Tobago House of Assembly after she was banned from entering the school’s premises. The woman’s daughter is a Form 4 student at the school. The application filed by her lawyers Martin George and Darrel Bartholomew last Friday According to the lawsuit, on...

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Judicial Review – Tobago mom sues principal after being banned from school

Judicial Review - Tobago mom sues principal after being banned from school A TOBAGO mother is challenging a decision by the principal of the Scarborough Secondary School to ban her from the school’s grounds. The mother’s lawsuit was filed on Friday against the principal and the Tobago House of Assembly. The mother said security guards at the school told her on June 11, 2022, she was not to be allowed on the compound. Her lawsuit says while she recognizes the authority of the principal, and by extension the THA, to manage entry to the school, she has done nothing to cause her to be...

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