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Legal minds split on public, private property debate

Two Tobago lawyers share opposing views on the trending discussion on the legality of police officers entering private property to enforce Public Health (2019) Novel Coronavirus Regulations. The heated public conversation is taking place as the police stand accused of classism after it warned partygoers at a Bayshore Towers but took stiffer action against others at a St James party. Under COVID-19 regulations, groups of more than five are banned. Weighing in on the topic, Senior Counsel Christo Gift said the regulations are toothless and require a constitutional amendment to give them power. Speaking with Guardian Media, Gift said:โ€ You canโ€™t just have an...

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Tobago Chamber pays tribute to deceased hardware owner

The Tobago Business Chamber on Monday expressed condolences to the family of Curtis Phillips who died in a vehicular accident on Sunday. Phillips, the owner of TK hardware, died after his Ford Ranger crashed head-on with a Nissan Frontier along Plymouth Road, Scarborough. According to police, Phillips got out his vehicle and collapsed. He was pronounced dead at the scene by the DMO. The three occupants of the other vehicle were taken to the Scarborough General Hospital. Tobago Business Chamber chairman Martin George, in a WhatsApp video sent to the media, hailed the business acumen of Phillips whom he described as...

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