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WEST READY TO DEFEND WITNESS STATEMENT, SAYS STATEMENT A MATTER OF PUBLIC RECORD

The matter involving Attorney General Anand Ramlogan and newly-appointed Police Complaints Authority Director David West continues to draw mixed reaction. A newspaper article on Sunday implied that PCA Director David West was asked by the Attorney General to withdraw his statement in hopes of being selected for the PCA position. However, responding to a newspaper article, AG Ramlogan denied that he asked the PCA Director to withdraw his witness statement in the defamation case filed against Opposition Leader Dr. Keith Rowley before Mr. West's appointment. "I wish to categorically reject and deny the absurd allegation that I asked PCA Chairman David West to...

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POLICE OFFICERS NEED TO SET BETTER EXAMPLES

Member of the Police Service Commission Attorney Martin George feels the Acting Commissioner of Police will send a very good message to the nation if and when ACP Peter Reyes is officially charged for allegedly breaching airline regulations while on board a CAL flight last month. Speaking on Good Morning Trinidad and Tobago on Thursday, Mr. George said it is important that action against rogue officers is taken. "If the police officers are not setting the example, then obviously he needs to do these things to ensure that the public feels that police officers are not going to be off on a...

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ATTORNEY MARTIN GEORGE GIVES INPUT ON: LENDL SIMMONS SUED FOR SHARING INTIMATE PHOTOS OF FORMER LOVER

West Indies cricketer Lendl Simmons is being sued by a former lover after he electronically disseminated intimate photos of her. The Breach of Confidence Motion filed by Account Executive, Therese Ho, was heard by High Court judge, Justice Frank Seepersad, at the Hall of Justice on Tuesday. Attorney at Law Martin George confirmed reports that this is the first time such a matter is to be determined locally. He said the outcome represents an innovative approach to dealing with invasion of privacy matters. "While it may be that one might have consented to the taking of photographs, it may not necessarily mean that...

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PUBLIC NEEDS MORE INFO ON HIGH PROFILE CRIME CASES

Attorney Martin George is criticising the nation's Protective Services for failing to adequately inform the public on high profile cases. Referring to the ongoing investigation into the murder of Senior Counsel Dana Seetahal in May last year, Mr. George said while officers cannot release sensitive information pertaining to a case, the public needs to be assured that work is being done. "My personal view differs a bit from the hierarchy of the Police Service and the Ministry of National Security which at times has tended to say 'look you can’t say anything because this is a matter of national security.' I’m sorry,...

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RACE ISSUES TO BE ADDRESSED

  Race issue still to be addressed Published on April 6, 2011  April 5 2011 – newsday.co.tt THREE members appointed to the Police Service Commission (PSC) yesterday admitted that the issue of racial imbalance within the ranks of the Police Service is an issue that must be dealt with. But just not now. This, as they extended an “olive branch” to fired PSC chairman Nizam Mohammed. At a press briefing held at the Marriott Hotel, Mucurapo, three members of the PSC revealed that the issue of racial imbalances within the Police Service was discussed informally prior to a meeting of the PSC in February. However, they said,...

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BETTER POLICE LEADERSHIP NEEDED

  BETTER POLICE LEADERSHIP NEEDED Last Updated on 24.03.2015Published Date Attorney at Law Martin George has called for effective leadership in the Police Service following Monday's 'day of policing' which led to massive traffic gridlocks throughout both islands. Mr. George said while the police action caused "tremendous inconvenience," the officers have issues they have been negotiating for, for some time, but this should not have impacted citizens in the way it did. He said while it may not have necessarily been the best way to approach their problem, the action showed deficiencies in leadership in the Police Service. "We the ordinary citizen, we are not the...

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PROACTIVE STANCE NEEDED ON STATUTORY RAPE

Last Updated on 20.03.2015  The issue of statutory rape came to the fore only last week after the death of 15 year old Aleah Cain. Ms. Cain, a mother of a one month old girl, was brutally gunned down along the Belmont Circular Road as she walked with a male companion. The laws of Trinidad and Tobago list the legal age at which a male or a female citizen is permitted to have sexual intercourse as 16 years and over. According to the Sexual Offences Act, statutory rape is committed when an adult sexually penetrates a person who is incapable of consenting to sex...

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AG’S NO BAIL FOR 120 DAYS PROPOSAL

Attorney at Law Martin George believes the Attorney General's proposal for persons held for gun-related crimes to not be granted bail for 120 days is a good initiative and should be supported by the Opposition. On Sunday, AG Anand Ramlogan said he intends to take a Note to Cabinet to impose restrictions on the right to bail for anyone charged with committing a criminal offence involving the use of a firearm. Commenting on this latest measure to combat crime, Mr. George noted that most murders in this country stem from gun-related crimes and agreed with the AG that this measure can act...

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NO QUICK FIX TO CRIME

London: No quick fix to crime situation Tuesday, 13 January 2015 23:22Written by  Elizabeth William AS Central Government considers reintroducing hanging for certain types of murder, some are raising concerns, and are not sure if hanging will solve the country's crime problem. Currently the death penality in Trinidad and Tobago is still provided for in legislation, but no executiions have been carried out for at least ten years. The Government’s first attempt to pass The Constitution Amendment (Capital Offences) Bill, known as the hanging bill, was defeated in the House of Representatives in February 2011 after it did not get the requisite support from...

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Travel advisories on TT crime

US must be sensitive By JULIEN NEAVES Wednesday, March 12 2014 POLICE Service Commission (PSC) member Martin George has called for collaboration and sensitivity by United States officials before issuing travel advisories warning their citizens about crime in Trinidad and Tobago. “Recognise in a similar way that when you had your (September) 9/11 (terrorist attack) or you had the terrorist attacks in London countries didn’t rush en masse to issue warnings against the USA or London to say do not travel to the (US or) the United Kingdom. So there must be some quid pro quo in that respect and there must be...

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