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George: Don’t judge landlords

Tobago Chamber chairman Martin George says the Government cannot mandate that landlords be lenient to tenants who cannot pay their rent because of the covid19 stay-at-home restrictions. During a news conference at the Diplomatic Centre last Saturday, the Prime Minister urged landlords to "have a heart" as the Government extended the stay-at-home order to at least May 10. Borders are also expected to remain closed until May 15. In a WhatsApp voice note on Wednesday, George said the Government's appeal to landlords is not a "legal imposition. "It is not something that can be legally enforced. It is basically a request for landlords...

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7 things to know as Gov’t rolls out phase one of Salary Relief Grant

The Finance Ministry is rolling out phase one of the Salary Relief Grant. Finance Minister Colm Imbert explained the details while speaking at a media conference on Monday afternoon. It will cost Government over $400 million to carry out the project. This Grant will allow citizens, who have lost income as a result of the implementation of COVID-19 measures, to be able to access $1500 per month over a three month period. Here are five things you should know when going about accessing the grant: 1) Who can apply? The Finance Minister explained that phase one of the Salary Relief Grant will target those people who are already registered...

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Here’s how to apply for the Salary Relief Grant

Details on how to apply for a Salary Relief Grant for people who have been without an income due to the economic fallout of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have been released by the Finance Ministry. Finance Minister Colm Imbert said in a social media update Sunday that an advertisement was released with details of the application process. “This advert provides the criteria and procedures for the Salary Relief Grant of up to $1,500 for up to 3 months. It's available to workers who have lost their jobs or salary as a result of Covid-19. We are starting with persons in the NIS system before...

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Statement by Martin George Chairman of the Tobago BUSINESS CHAMBER

Statement by Martin George Chairman of the Tobago BUSINESS CHAMBER, on the cancellations of Tobago Jazz and Tobago Cruise ship arrivals and the effect on Tobago businesses. [audio ogg="https://martingeorge.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/WhatsApp-Audio-2020-03-13-at-2.40.21-PM.ogg"][/audio]...

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HIGH COURT ORDERS THA TO IMMEDIATELY PAY TOBAGO CONTRACT TEACHERS ALL GRATUITY & ALL OUTSTANDING PAYMENTS PLUS INTEREST In a decision delivered in the High Court today, Contract Teachers throughout Tobago won a Constitutional Motion filed against the Tobago House of Assembly for their rights to all Gratuity payments and all monies outstanding and due and owing to them. The case brought by a representative group of 14 Contract Teachers from all across Tobago, was filed by their Attorneys at Law MARTIN GEORGE & CO as a Constitutional Motion against the THA & Attorney General. The Teachers claimed for a Declaration of...

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FOURTH SECTION CASES OF AL-KHAWAJA AND TAHERY THE UNITED KINGDOM (Application nos. 26766/05 and 22228/06) JUDGMENT STRASBOURG 20 January 2009 Referral to the Grand Chamber 01/03/2010 This judgment will become final in the circumstances set out in Article 44 § 2 of the Convention. It may be subject to editorial revision.In the case of Al-Khawaja and Tahery v. the United Kingdom, The European Court of Human Rights (Fourth Section), sitting as a Chamber composed of: Josep Casadevall, President, Nicolas Bratza, Giovanni Bonello, Kristaq Traja, Ljiljana Mijović, Ján Šikuta, Päivi Hirvelä, judges, and Lawrence Early, Section Registrar, Having deliberated in private on 16 December 2008, Delivers the following judgment, which was adopted on that date: PROCEDURE The cases...

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