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Tobago Business Chamber to CAL: Don’t blame airbridge for economic woes

The Tobago Business Chamber has slammed Caribbean Airlines Ltd (CAL) for suggesting that the domestic airbridge is to be blamed for its “economic woes and failures” over the years. On Thursday, CAL issued a release, saying it has consistently been increasing flights between Trinidad and Tobago since the country's borders were reopened in July 2021. However, the airline said its operations between the two islands have been characterised by heavy and consistent losses, amounting to millions of dollars. Its statement came after THA Chief Secretary Farley Augustine, in a television interview on Wednesday, criticised CAL for not providing an appropriate number of flights...

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Tobago chamber blasts CAL on airbridge

Chairman of the Tobago Business Chamber Martin George has called on Caribbean Airlines Ltd (CAL) to withdraw a news release it issued on Thursday, which he said appeared to place blame on the domestic airbridge for the airline’s economic woes and failures over the years and make an excuse for not increasing flights between Trinidad and Tobago. ‘Benefit of the doubt’ “If that is the case, and I hope it is not, I am willing to give Caribbean Airlines the benefit of the doubt to clarify that point…then I take very strong umbrage to that, not just as the chairman of the...

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Offers of help pour in for Sahadeo

Charmaine Sahadeo was reduced to tears by the overwhelming response she has received from the public after she appealed for help to treat a disfiguring skin condition and cope with mounting financial hardships. Sahadeo’s plight, which was highlighted in last week’s Sunday Guardian and aired on CNC3 news, has resulted in pledges of support from scores of citizens and the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services. The 42-year-old mother of two suffers from neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that causes tumours to form all over the body. Dozens of nodules have made her unrecognisable and there are four large tumours on her...

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Battle over Benz: Former father-in-law wins

The $.7 million Mercedes Benz which was parked at his business place since 2020 as part of an interim court order, now officially belongs to Ranjan Seegobin Singh. Earlier this week Justice Ricky Rahim declared Singh the beneficial owner of the C Class Mercedes Benz. The matter had been before the court after a lawsuit was filed by Singh against his then son-in-law Kevin Bissoondath. Singh claimed that in July 2019, due to differences between Bissoondath and his wife who is also Singh’s daughter, Bissoondath took the C-350e Mercedes Benz valued about $700,000 from Singh’s premises without consent and that it was not...

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Man must return $700k Benz to father-in-law

A man has lost a lawsuit with his father-in-law over ownership of a $700,000 Mercedes Benz car, which he claimed was a gift before his marriage fell apart.  Delivering a judgement at the end of a brief trial on Tuesday, High Court Judge Ricky Rahim upheld Ranjan Seegobin Singh’s lawsuit against his former son-in-law Kevin Bissoondath.  In his lawsuit, filed in 2020, Singh, of Penal Rock Road, Penal, claimed that he purchased and imported the Mercedes Benz C350 in 2018.  He claimed that it was registered in Bissoondath’s name because his company, Pipe and Welding Inspection Consultants Services Limited, could not import more than...

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Tobago Chamber head: Lifting of mask-wearing mandate long overdue

Tobago Chamber of Commerce president Diane Hadad says the government’s decision to lift the mandate on the wearing of masks in public is long overdue. Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh announced the move at a covid19 news conference on July 5, saying it would take effect from July 17 (Sunday). It means people not wearing masks in public will no longer be liable to police action, including fixed-penalty fines. However, the Ministry of Health issued guidelines on Wednesday advising people to measure their risk when deciding to unmask in certain situations and places. Under the guidelines, masking will remain mandatory at public institutions. He also...

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Judge gives Maraval woman one month to demolish part of her home

A Maraval woman has been given a little over a month to comply with a court order compelling her to demolish a portion of her home which was found to encroach on a neighbour’s property or face seven days in prison. Delivering a decision earlier this week, High Court Judge Betsy-Ann Lambert-Peterson upheld an application to hold Donalyn Moore, of Moraldo Street, Maraval, in contempt of court for breaching the court order obtained by her neighbour Cassandra Sylvester-Henry. In the application, Sylvester-Henry’s lawyers, Martin George and Makesi Jerome, noted that former High Court Judge and current Appellate Judge James Aboud granted their...

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Judge urges parents’ bodies to focus on the children

A High Court judge has admonished stakeholders in the education sector to put aside personal interests and focus their efforts on helping the nation’s children overcome the challenges they currently face. Justice Carol Gobin made the suggestion after dismissing an application brought by the president of the Concerned Parents Association, Clarence Mendoza, and 13 others challenging the election results of the National Parent Teachers Association (NPTA) election results in April. On Tuesday, Gobin dismissed the application because of “grave non-disclosure” since Mendoza and the others failed to indicate that the NPTA’s election was held after a consent order had been agreed to...

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Judge tells NCPTA members put aside differences in the interest of children

A High Court has encouraged members of the National Council of Parent-Teacher Associations (NCPTA) to put aside their personal differences in the interest of the children the organisation ultimately represents.  Justice Carol Gobin made the call on Tuesday during a status hearing of a lawsuit between the NCPTA and its former acting president Clarence Mendoza.   During the hearing, Gobin advised Mendoza to withdraw his application challenging the organisation’s executive election which was held in late April.  Gobin pointed out that the elections had been previously put on hold due to the litigation between the parties and took place after they agreed to a consent order...

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Deosaran urges main parties to stop politicizing crime

Former Police Service Commission (PSC) chairman and criminologist Professor Ramesh Deosaran yesterday called on the Government to cool down their mutual hostilities with the Opposition if they want to bring an end to the country’s unprecedented levels of murders, crime and violence sweeping the land. His comments came on the heels of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s announcement at Saturday’s press conference that violence has become the number one issue affecting the population of T&T and has reached a level where it may need to be declared a public health emergency. Between Friday night and Saturday evening, the country recorded nine murders...

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