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Martin George & Company > Newspaper Articles (Page 39)

ADULTERY

Adultery is the voluntary or consensual sexual intercourse between a married person (the husband or wife) and a person (a third party whether married or unmarried) of the opposite sex, not being the other’s spouse. It should be noted that homosexual intercourse or other forms of sexual activity not involving sexual intercourse do not constitute adultery; Dennis v Dennis [1955] P 153. Some territories require that divorce petitions relying on the fact of adultery make the alleged adulterer the co-respondent, while some territories at the discretion of the court can make the adulterer pay whole or part of the proceedings. The standard...

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LONG ROAD AHEAD FOR PROSECUTORS IN SEETAHAL CASE, SAYS ATTORNEY

Attorney at law, Martin George says he hopes the authorities have learnt from the errors made during the State of Emergency as it relates to apprehending and subsequently prosecuting individuals with crimes, particularly those charged under the Anti-Gang Act. Commenting on those charged with the murder of Senior Counsel Dana Seetahal, Mr. George says taking into consideration the high profile nature of this case, he hopes the TTPS is in possession of evidence which proves their involvement beyond a reasonable doubt. Speaking on Good Morning T&T, Mr. George said he foresees a long and arduous road ahead for all involved in the...

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A BROADER VISION OF JUSTICE

The language of “justice” is increasingly being used in the public discourse. Listening to most radio talk shows, one could ascertain that justice is no longer solely the jargon of either members of the legal fraternity or human rights activists. In fact, many street protests in the aftermath of police killings, medical negligence and the like are often punctuated with the cry, “We want justice”. If Aristotle’s description of justice as “to each is due” is what we mean by justice and it is becoming part of the language and consciousness of individuals and/or groups, we are indeed on the right...

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A BEAUTIFUL LIFE

I could never have imagined that I would be writing this column so soon; not today, not this month, not this year, not even this decade. I could never have imagined that I would be writing this column so soon; not today, not this month, not this year, not even this decade. Mommy was not ailing; she was not laid up. She was hale and hearty and active, barring a few complications that are expected as one approaches 84. We had big plans for the celebration of her 84th birthday on February 23. Instead, this past week, our family was making funeral...

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PRIVY COUNCIL STILL TO RULE

Attorney at Law Martin George says while the ruling of Justices Alan Mendonca, Peter Jamadar and Gregory Smith to turn down the appeal made by businessmen Ishwar Galbaransingh and Steve Ferguson in relation to the Section 34 repeal is a landmark decision, it is not the final word on the matter. Speaking to C News, he said the Privy Council will still have to rule on the matter and noted that the Court of Appeal had already given leave for the appellants to be able to go to the Privy Council. "What is interesting though, and I think it is something the...

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POLICE UNION WANTS PROMOTION ISSUE ADDRESSED

The President of the Police Service Social and Welfare Association, Inspector Anand Ramesar, says the discussion on the contentious issue of police promotions is being unnecessarily delayed by the Acting Police Commissioner's inability to respond in a timely manner. He said the Acting Commissioner had agreed to review the document in four days. However, it's now been over four months and he is yet to respond. "There is very little hope in relation to the Commissioner of Police taking the initiative to resolve the promotion. When we look at what would have happened over the last couple of months, the Association would...

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Attorney: Integrity Commission should not continue under present circumstances

Attorney at Law, Martin George, has described the latest developments within the Integrity Commission as "disturbing and troubling." He said it is untenable for the Commission to move forward as currently constituted as its credibility as an independent body is being questioned. This follows Thursday's resignation of Retired Justice Sebastian Ventour from his post as Deputy Chairman of the Commission over what he deemed to be the premature closure of the emailgate matter and Wednesday's resignation of another Member, Dr. Shelly-Ann Lalchan. On this, Mr. George said: "Those statements, I think, have cast the entire Commission in a light which makes it, I...

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ALL THE RIGHT MOVES

Implementation and action on crime are two things that the general public had been longing for and over the years we have been battered, bruised and beaten down by the criminals who took charge and who viewed the law with impunity and scant regard. Implementation and action on crime are two things that the general public had been longing for and over the years we have been battered, bruised and beaten down by the criminals who took charge and who viewed the law with impunity and scant regard. Despite the cries and complaints of the bleeding heart liberals, the resumption of hangings...

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AN ABOUT FACE ON CLICO

Committee seeking feedback on self-governance issue A committee comprising Tobago-born attorneys Christlyn Moore and Martin George and political scientist Hamid Ghany was appointed by Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar to hold public meetings throughout the sister isle in an effort to get feedback on the Green Paper on self governance for Tobago. Persad-Bissessar disclosed this at the People's Partnership second anniversary celebrations at Old Market Square, Scarborough Tobago on Saturday. She said following the consideration of comments received, the Government proposes to publish a White Paper containing its policy for internal self-governance for Tobago and draft legislation to implement that policy. Persad-Bissessar said her Government,...

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A MATTER OF DECORUM

Okay! Would somebody tell retired Court of Appeal judge Anthony Lucky that it just does not seem proper for his name, face and title to be plastered all over an advertisement for a private, family-run school teaching law. Okay! Would somebody tell retired Court of Appeal judge Anthony Lucky that it just does not seem proper for his name, face and title to be plastered all over an advertisement for a private, family-run school teaching law. Justice Lucky has never been one to shy away from a microphone or a camera or an invitation, but really he ought to re-think this present...

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