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Martin George & Company > Media (Page 25)

ATTORNEY ON LATEST PITBULL ATTACK: BREED EXTINCTION MAY BE CONSIDERED

  Attorney Martin George says there is nothing in the Dog Control legislation that could have prevented the death of 84 year old Sylvia Roberts who was mauled to death by her son's pitbulls on Tuesday afternoon. Speaking on CTV's First Up Morning Programme on Wednesday, he said the Act is designed to protect members of the public from attacks, and does nothing to prevent private incidents. "In those circumstances where it's your own dog that has turned on a family member, then criminal liability is really hard to establish and I don't think the legislation envisages that type of scenario."...

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Attorney Martin George says gag order would further fragment public confidence

https://youtu.be/cxYiUEKQrTU Attorney Martin George expressed surprise and concern about the statements made yesterday by National Security Minister Jack Warner. Mr. George, who also sits on the Police Service Commission, said any move to implement the gag order would further fragment public confidence in the police service.     Extracted FRom: CNC 3 News...

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CRIME & TOURISM IN TOBAGO / SALARIES & ALLOWANCES

https://youtu.be/1ovh1b2h-3k CRIME & TOURISM IN TOBAGO LAW ENFORCEMENT IN TOBAGO  Tobagonians need to take responsibility for what happens on their Island says Mr. George.  Mr. George indicated that he would be setting up an intervention via Crime Stoppers in Tobago.  He also speaks about establishing a Victim Support Unit. If the police cannot setup the Victim Support Unit, then the THA should take the initiative to do so. SALARIES & ALLOWANCES Mr. George speaks on President Carmona's $28,000 Housing allowance, while utilizing a fully funded State  accomodation. If receiving Government Housing then one should not be receiving Government Housing Allowance....

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ATTORNEYS AGREE: ILP MOTION ON CONSTITUTION AMENDMENT BILL PREMATURE

The Constitution Amendment Bill, 2014 continues to draw some mixed reviews and Justice Frank Seepersad's ruling on Monday, in favour of the State against ILP members at the High Court, has opened up new discussions. Speaking on Good Morning T&T on Tuesday, Attorneys Wayne Sturge and Martin George are of the view that the ILP is threatened by changes to the country's Constitution. Mr. George said while the ILP's decision to challenge the Bill might have been premature because the legislation is not yet law, it is possible that the party felt threatened by the Run-off provision. "One can understand the anxiety which...

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ATTORNEY ON LIBEL AND SLANDER: BALANCE OUR RIGHTS WITH OUR RESPONSIBILITIES

Following a Pre-Action Protocol issued to a radio talk show host, Attorney Martin George says defamation occurs when a person's character is lowered in the esteem of others and with the increase in the use of the internet to communicate to a wide audience, the law has been adjusted to include redress for persons tainted by comments made via the World Wide Web. Communication issued last week from the Office of the President alleged that certain offensive comments made by the radio talk show host threatened to "bring members of the family of His Excellency the President and by extension the...

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AMEND LAW FOR DOCTORS TO REPORT QUESTIONABLE MEDICAL MATTERS

Attorney at Law Martin George says amendments need to be made to the law that governs doctor/patient confidentiality. Commenting on the cocaine surgery matter, he said doctors are aware of unlawful offences taking place and they should be mandated to report them. "We might need to look at amending the law to make a requirement, a mandatory legal requirement, for doctors to report because at present, what you have really is basically a moral and ethical responsibility under the terms of the Hippocratic Oath." Meanwhile Medical Practitioner Dr. Rai Ragbir said ignorance of the law is not an excuse. "As a physician, whether it...

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MEDICAL BOARD HAS GROUNDS TO PROBE COCAINE SURGERY

The Medical Board must be compelled to act upon the Attorney General's call for an investigation into the cocaine surgery matter. On Monday, the AG indicated that he had written to the President of the Medical Board of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Samuel Ramsewak, requesting a probe into the medical professionals who performed the surgery to remove 17 cocaine pellets from a man's stomach at the St. Augustine Private Hospital last December. Attorney Martin George said under Chapter 29:50 of the Medical Board Act, the powers, duties and statutory responsibilities are clearly defined. He also cited what he said was a precedent case...

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ATTORNEY: POLICE OFFICERS’ ACTION UNWARRANTED ON WRECKING

Attorney Martin George says the actions of police officers to pull a woman out of her vehicle, as it was being wrecked on Charlotte Street in Port of Spain, were unnecessary and the woman should have been allowed to move her vehicle. The woman, Julia Persad, received $5,000 bail when she appeared in the Port of Spain Magistrates' Court on Wednesday to answer charges of obstruction of police officers in the execution of duties and resisting arrest in relation to the incident on Tuesday. Speaking with C News on Wednesday, Mr. George said while working with the wrecker, officers are not carrying...

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