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Martin George & Company > Newspaper Articles (Page 24)

Sweet talk from Kamla? Chamber wants more details on Tobago plan

THE Tobago Business Chamber has expressed mixed views about Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar's plan for Tobago if the United National Congress returns to government after next year's general election. "The Tobago Business Chamber is always open and receptive to ideas and plans for the development and improvement of business and business persons in Tobago and in that regard, some of the initiatives proposed by the Opposition Leader for Tobago, in her budget response, appear attractive while others appear to be broad blandishments on sound-bites and well-worn talking points with no real details or substance, amplified to elaborate on the operationalisation of...

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TTRNA issues pre-action protocol to health minister

THE TT Registered Nurses Association, through its attorneys Martin George and Company, has issued a pre-action protocol letter to Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh after he re-appointed former president of the TT Nursing Council David Murphy. His term ended in April. President of the TTRNA Idi Stuart said the president of the council is supposed to be elected by the nurses and mid-wives. He said the minister knew the former president to be problematic and was aware the nursing association did not want him on the council. He said the TTRNA's members were "shocked" that the minister took such action. Stuart said...

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Nurses send Health Minister pre-action protocol letter

Min­is­ter of Health Ter­rence Deyals­ingh has been served with a pre-ac­tion pro­to­col let­ter as mul­ti­ple nurses as­so­ci­a­tions in the coun­try are seek­ing to over­turn what they con­sid­er an “un­eth­i­cal” ap­point­ment to the Nurs­ing Coun­cil of Trinidad and To­ba­go. The Trinidad and To­ba­go Reg­is­tered Nurs­es As­so­ci­a­tion, the Psy­chi­atric Nurs­es As­so­ci­a­tion of Trinidad and To­ba­go and the Trinidad and To­ba­go As­so­ci­a­tion of Mid­wives is­sued the let­ter to the Min­is­ter through their at­tor­ney Mar­tin George. Their con­tention; the Min­is­ter’s de­ci­sion to name David Alexan­der Mur­phy as one of his six ap­pointees to the Nurs­ing Coun­cil. The Min­istry ap­point­ed Mur­phy as a mem­ber of the coun­cil on...

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TOBAGO BUSINESS CHAMBER and its Chairman Martin George teamed up with the Indian High Commission

TOBAGO BUSINESS CHAMBER and its Chairman Martin George teamed up last week with the Indian High Commission, bringing together a team of high powered Tobago Business persons to discuss and brainstorm business ideas and economic solutions for Tobago. Indian High Commissioner Ambassador Sahu and his entourage flew over to Tobago and shared dinner, good conversation and business ideas with Business Executives from Pennysaver's Supermarket, Martineau Construction and Transport, Buccoo Town Centre & Atlantic on the Edge Townhouse Development, Singh's Hardware and Construction and a representative from the Education sector in Tobago. Emerging from the discussions the High Commission expressed interest in setting...

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Nursing Council to get lawful quorum

The operations of the Nursing Council of T&T are set to resume, later this week. During a hearing of a lawsuit brought by ousted council president David Murphy at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain, yesterday morning, a representative of the Ministry of Health informed High Court Judge Frank Seepersad that six members of the council are expected to be appointed by Wednesday. The official stated that Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh had received Cabinet approval for the appointments and was in the process of sending letters to the appointees. The move, which was encouraged by Seepersad during a previous hearing, last month, will...

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George: Tobago’s slice will only pay wages and bills

TOBAGO'S $2.23b slice of the $53b national budget will be enough to only pay wages and bills according to Martin George, interim chairman of the Tobago Business Chamber. Speaking hours after Finance Minister Imbert delivered his fifth budget on Monday, George told Newsday that after the THA uses 90 per cent of the allocation for recurrent expenditure, Tobago will not have enough money for critical development in the next fiscal year. "So what will there be for capital expenditure, infrastructural development and investment in building up the business capacity of Tobago," George asked. "We would have hoped there was a greater emphasis...

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George wants India help to develop Tobago. New High Commissioner welcomed at reception

President of the Tobago Chamber of Commerce Martin George has challenged new Indian High Commissioner to TT Arun Kumar Sahu to establish to a sub-office on the island. "I would like to see the High Commissioner of India become the first diplomatic mission accredited to Trinidad and Tobago which opens a sub-office in Tobago," George said in brief remarks on Wednesday, at a cocktail reception to welcome Sahu to Tobago at the Magdalena Grand Beach & Golf Resort, Lowlands. "There is tremendous potential for that, tremendous potential for cultural exchanges, business exchanges, development of business ideas in Tobago." He added it will serve...

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Judge: Settle nursing impasse

A HIGH COURT judge is advocating a speedy resolution to the impasse currently facing the Nursing Council since the registration of nurses and the holding of examinations can be affected. On Monday, Justice Frank Seepersad urged the Health Minister to make his six appointments to the council expeditiously so that there can be a legitimate quorum in order to protect and preserve the position of nurses who were registered after the life of the council’s executive came to an end in April. He also issued an interim order that the minister’s appointments was not contingent upon the election of the nine...

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George: All not well in Judiciary

DESPITE Chief Justice Ivor Archie’s staunch defence of his stewardship at the ceremonial opening of the law term on Monday, attorney Martin George begs to differ and believes there is still a prevailing sentiment in various quarters that all is not well in the Judiciary. “It appears that notwithstanding all that has been said and done, the perception persists that all is not well in the state of Denmark,” George told Newsday. He said the onus was on “responsible professionals” within the judicial and legal circles to uphold the standards of the fraternity so as to avoid public mistrust. “It behooves us...

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Mixed views over Kamla’s refusal to speak on ‘Marlene-gate’

Two at­tor­neys and a po­lit­i­cal an­a­lyst have ex­pressed mixed views over Op­po­si­tion Leader Kam­la Per­sad-Bisses­sar’s de­ci­sion not to speak on the al­le­ga­tions that she alert­ed Mar­lene Mc­Don­ald to the fact that she would have been ar­rest­ed by po­lice. Per­sad-Bisses­sar told a UNC po­lit­i­cal meet­ing on Wednes­day that the mat­ter was sub ju­dice, as her rea­son for not want­i­ng to speak fur­ther on the mat­ter. At­tor­ney Mar­tin George, how­ev­er, did not agree with Per­sad-Bisses­sar’s stance. “If it is that there has been an an­cil­lary mat­ter raised in re­la­tion to the ques­tion of the leak­ing of in­for­ma­tion and per­sons be­ing ei­ther tipped-off or no­ti­fied be­fore­hand,...

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