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Martin George & Company > Newspaper Articles (Page 40)

LEARNING THE LESSONS OF LAW

Apart from the sensationalism, emotion and the general hue and cry generated by the unvarnished comments of the learned Justice of Appeal Stanley John Apart from the sensationalism, emotion and the general hue and cry generated by the unvarnished comments of the learned Justice of Appeal Stanley John , with regards to the performance and functioning of magistrates, there seems to be a larger issue at stake here on the question of continuing legal education for both members of the Bench and Bar, even from the magisterial level all the way up to the Court of Appeal. We have seen in the past...

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ROAD TO SILKEN SEDUCTION

It is indeed heartening to see that the Honourable Attorney General has decided that there needs to be an overhaul of the entire system for the assessment and award of silk in this country. What is of some disquiet though, is that by appointing Mr Samraj Harripaul, the chairman of the Law Reform Commission to prepare a Green Paper in this regard, he unfortunately places Mr Harripaul in a rather invidious position. Mr Harripaul was among this very group of silks which has attracted so much attention and scrutiny, so that any recommendations, proposals or suggestions emanating from him in...

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THA TO APPEAL RULING AGAINST IT

THA Chief Secretary Orville London has said the Tobago House of Assembly intends to appeal Wednesday's ruling against it in the Port of Spain High Court, before Justice Nadia Kangaloo. “Based on the comments and the recommendations, the initial recommendations from the legal counsel, it is more than likely the decision would be appealed, because there are at least four or five grounds where we believe the judge has erred in law,” London said. He said the THA Act of 1996 is subject to various interpretations, and this serves as a wake up call for all of Tobago. London said this government was...

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PULP FICTION

Byline Author: Martin George Article Date: Sunday, June 21, 2009 Looking on at the daily body count as it piles up around Trinidad and Tobago makes you wonder if we aren’t looking at our own home-made version of the movie Pulp Fiction II. Looking on at the daily body count as it piles up around Trinidad and Tobago makes you wonder if we aren’t looking at our own home-made version of the movie Pulp Fiction II. The fiction is fuelled by the Ministry of National Insecurity, which presides over the collapse and total failure of any feelings of safety and security that the citizenry may have...

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FEW GOOD MEN TO PREVENT CORRUPTION

Byline Author: Martin George Article Date: Sunday, May 24, 2009 I start by defusing the battle-cry of the feminists, or those who may view the heading as sexist by saying it as we say in the law, that when we use such expressions, “the male embraces the female,” so the title also includes looking for a few good women. During the past few weeks, I have looked on in mild amusement as the nation has wrapped and tied itself into knots over the search for a few good men—and supposedly men of integrity—to be the integrity commissioners. Now, from my observations and analysis of...

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NO MORE INTEGRITY ACT

  Byline Author: Martin George Article Date: Sunday, June 7, 2009 Attorney General John Jeremie has come back into office and has vowed to deal with corruption and to review the Integrity Act. I commend him for this. There is also a bit of advice I would proffer to him, which is that in one fell swoop, he may be able to deal with both corruption and the Integrity Act, and it starts by scrapping the whole Integrity Act. I would, therefore, repeat some suggestions from an earlier article whereby I proposed that there be a total name change and that we have no more...

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ATTORNEY: POLICE KILLING IN POS WAS JUSTIFIED

Attorney-at-Law Martin George is commending the decisive actions taken by police officers to shoot Christopher Reid who was seen placing a gun to the head of his estranged common-law wife on Duke Street in Port of Spain on Wednesday. According to reports, during the fight Mr. Reid pulled out a gun and placed it to his common-law wife's head and was shot and killed by a police officer who was passing in an unmarked vehicle. Mr. George told Good Morning Trinidad and Tobago that the woman's life was at risk and the police officers did their job. "I think that the police officers...

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ATTORNEYS: FARIS WRONG TO ACT AS WITNESS AND ATTORNEY

Attorney-at-Law Martin George says there is no doubt that Faris Al-Rawi is "clearly wrong" to act as both a witness and Attorney in the private court matter involving Opposition Leader Dr. Keith Rowley and former AG Anand Ramlogan. Attorneys are directed not to appear as witnesses for their own clients, except for formal matters where their testimony is essential to the ends of justice. "It is clearly a breach. Mr. Al-Rawi is clearly wrong. However, I will say that it is also not a mortal sin. It is in the nature of a venial sin. So in other words, it is something...

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MARTIN GEORGE DONATES TO SCHOOL

  Attorney donates $100,000 to Scarborough RC  28/02/2015 (18:14)  849  0 Attorney Martin George has pledged $100,000 to the Scarborough Roman Catholic School to establish an Annual Althea George Memorial Prize for Excellence. The Memorial is named in honour of his mother. The sum is to be given out each year for the next 20 years for the most excellent student in Standards One to Five with a prize of $1000 each plus a trophy  to inspire and spur on the students to excellence. George also asked for the school to establish an Annual Prize giving day in honour of his mother whereby they would celebrate the achievements and successes of the...

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