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Court awards mom $.1m for burns

A 34-year-old Valencia mother whose upper body was partially burnt by flames at the Sangre Grande Hospital six years ago while she was delivering her baby has been awarded approximately $100,000 by the High Court. The judgment was delivered by High Court Master Martha Alexander yesterday. “In the view of this court, the entire burning incident was an unfortunate incident. That a patient under the charge of a team of doctors could have sustained burns during the procedure was shocking to say the least,” she said. Clarisia James and her attorneys Martin George and Company had filed a High Court action against the...

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$100K High Court judgement for mom after suffering burns at hospital

AValencia mother has been awarded $100,000 for burns she allegedly sustained at the Sangre Grande Hospital while delivering her baby. In a statement, Attorney's Martin George & Co., who represented the 34-year-old mother, said she was awarded the sum in damages, costs and interest by the High Court for burns she sustained while delivering her baby at the Sangre Grande Hospital in 2016. The court heard that the woman was at the hospital on March 16, 2016 to deliver her baby when she said an "extremely large amount of rubbing alcohol was applied to her abdominal region in preparation for the surgical...

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ERHA to pay $100,000 compensation to woman burned in surgery

The Eastern Regional Health Authority (ERHA) has been ordered to pay almost $100,000 in compensation to a 34-year-old woman, who suffered minor burns after the surgical drapes in the operating theatre at the Sangre Grande General Hospital caught fire during her caesarean section procedure in 2016. Clarisia James, of Valencia, brought the medical negligence lawsuit against the ERHA in March 2020. While ERHA did not dispute that the burning incident occurred, it challenged the severity of the injuries and the quantum in compensation sought by James. James, who claimed that she suffered psychological trauma, was initially seeking damages for loss of future marital...

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Valencia mom burned at Sangre Grande hospital to get compensation

A VALENCIA mother who received minor burns when the surgical drapes around her caught on fire while undergoing a caesarian section at the Sangre Grande in 2016 will receive compensation. In a judgment on Monday, a master of the High Court awarded Clarissa James, 34, a total of $85,000 in damages plus interest and costs. In her decision, Master Martha Alexander said the entire burning incident was “unfortunate.” “That a patient under the charge of a team of doctors could have sustained burns during the procedure was shocking, to say the least.” Alexander acknowledged the burns James received were minor which healed without evidence...

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No Carnival taste for Tobago, stakeholders eye October

Tobago stakeholders say they support the THA Division of Tourism, Culture, Antiquities and Transportation’s decision to not host a physical Carnival celebration on the island. It came hours after the National Carnival Commission announced that an estimated $30 million has been allocated for its Taste of Carnival initiative for mas, pan and calypso at safe zones in Trinidad. There will also be a brass concert and Carnival history showcase on February 28 and March 1, which would have been Carnival Monday and Tuesday. The NCC also unveiled over 200 pods at the Queen's Park Savannah in Port Spain where groups of...

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Martin George: Forget about Tobago Carnival for 2022

Head of the Tobago Business Chamber, Martin George, strongly believes Government should forget about staging any kind of Carnival activity for 2022, especially for Tobago. “The time frame left for planning and putting on any semblance of a carnival 2022 is insufficient and therefore, safe zone or not, carnival 2022 should not be a major consideration for Trinidad and Tobago, but more so Tobago,” George argues. According to George, not enough thought has gone into the planning of any of the events being proposed at present. “It does not appear realistic or feasible to push ahead with this half-baked duck of an idea...

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Dealers lose bid for Heritage scrap, want PM to probe ‘flawed process’

The TT Scrap Iron Dealers Association (TTSIDA) is claiming the process to award contracts for the disposal of scrap iron and metals from 38 lots at Heritage Petroleum was flawed, after losing out on its bid. TTSIDA president Alan Ferguson wants the Prime Minister and Energy Minister Stuart Young to re-evaluate the procedure. Ferguson said this could cripple the industry, as the former Petrotrin, of which Heritage is a subsidiary, accounted for 75 per cent of the scrap it exported. Ferguson, who made a submission as a joint-venture arrangement with three dealers, said the submission was not even considered. He said Heritage told...

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Tobago Chamber: Carnival safe zone events not practical at this time

The Tobago Business Chamber is urging the Government to focus its energies on other pressing matters, instead of pushing ahead with its proposed “Taste of Carnival”. The safe zone Carnival events would allow certain Carnival activities for vaccinated persons only in safe zone arrangements deemed to pose the smallest potential COVID-19 risk. Chairman of the Tobago Business Chamber Martin George questioned why Government would move ahead with these plans when T&T was experiencing record COVID-19 daily totals. Just yesterday, more than 1,000 new virus were reported – the highest number of infections recorded since the first case was detected in March 2020. George noted...

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Carnival safe zone events not a good idea now, says Tobago Business Chamber

Chairman of the Tobago Business Chamber, Martin George, is urging Government to refocus its energies from attempting to host Carnival events this year in Safe Zones, and to put the emphasis instead on the education sector, the economy and battling COVID-19. In an official statement released in social media, Martin George says Government should be guided by the “record numbers of COVID cases and the disinterest of bandleaders, promoters and performers, in such events”. “Given the push back from the persons who are most concerned with running Carnival events, they have indicated that there really is not enough time to really make...

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Tobago Business Chamber: Customer service must improve

The Tobago Business Chamber wants to see an improvement in the quality of customer service on the island. In a Whatsapp voice note on Wednesday, the chamber’s chairman, Martin George, said while the organisation welcomed the return of international flights to Tobago, the island must also enhance its customer service delivery to meet the needs of both tourists and locals. “We have to improve the quality of our service delivery, because we do not have a high level or standard or quality of service at so many of our hotels and guesthouses in Tobago. We need to improve that,” he said. “These are...

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