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Martin George & Company > Television Interviews (Page 8)

COURT RULES IN FAVOUR OF CONTRACT TEACHERS

A victory for contract teachers in Tobago. The High Court has ordered that the THA pay all gratuities owed to them, immediately. The judgement was handed down, on Friday. Elizabeth Williams has more in this report.   View Video here Text Transcript for Video: The case brought by a representative group of 14 contract teachers, from all across Tobago, was filled by their attorney Martin George & Co. as a constitutional motion against the THA and their attorney general. The teachers sort a declaration of inequality of treatment under the constitution. Justice David Harris in his judgment refused to grant the declaration of inequality of treatment and...

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Sweet talk from Kamla? Chamber wants more details on Tobago plan

THE Tobago Business Chamber has expressed mixed views about Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar's plan for Tobago if the United National Congress returns to government after next year's general election. "The Tobago Business Chamber is always open and receptive to ideas and plans for the development and improvement of business and business persons in Tobago and in that regard, some of the initiatives proposed by the Opposition Leader for Tobago, in her budget response, appear attractive while others appear to be broad blandishments on sound-bites and well-worn talking points with no real details or substance, amplified to elaborate on the operationalisation of...

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George: Make Tobago VAT free

The To­ba­go Busi­ness Cham­ber is call­ing for the re­moval of Val­ue Added Tax (VAT) from goods on the is­land. “If the 12.5 per cent VAT is re­moved it will en­cour­age greater in­vest­ment in To­ba­go. Per­sons will come and set up busi­ness­es or come to re­tire,” Cham­ber head Mar­tin George said in an au­dio re­sponse to the 2019/2020 Bud­get. George, who had mixed re­views to the bud­getary mea­sures an­nounced by Fi­nance Min­is­ter Colm Im­bert on Mon­day, ap­plaud­ed the in­crease in wages for CEPEP and URP work­ers but crit­i­cised the lack of ac­tion on the For­eign In­vest­ment Act which re­stricts the acreages of land,...

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TOBAGO BUSINESS CHAMBER and its Chairman Martin George teamed up with the Indian High Commission

TOBAGO BUSINESS CHAMBER and its Chairman Martin George teamed up last week with the Indian High Commission, bringing together a team of high powered Tobago Business persons to discuss and brainstorm business ideas and economic solutions for Tobago. Indian High Commissioner Ambassador Sahu and his entourage flew over to Tobago and shared dinner, good conversation and business ideas with Business Executives from Pennysaver's Supermarket, Martineau Construction and Transport, Buccoo Town Centre & Atlantic on the Edge Townhouse Development, Singh's Hardware and Construction and a representative from the Education sector in Tobago. Emerging from the discussions the High Commission expressed interest in setting...

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Nursing Council to get lawful quorum

The operations of the Nursing Council of T&T are set to resume, later this week. During a hearing of a lawsuit brought by ousted council president David Murphy at the Hall of Justice in Port-of-Spain, yesterday morning, a representative of the Ministry of Health informed High Court Judge Frank Seepersad that six members of the council are expected to be appointed by Wednesday. The official stated that Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh had received Cabinet approval for the appointments and was in the process of sending letters to the appointees. The move, which was encouraged by Seepersad during a previous hearing, last month, will...

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George: Tobago’s slice will only pay wages and bills

TOBAGO'S $2.23b slice of the $53b national budget will be enough to only pay wages and bills according to Martin George, interim chairman of the Tobago Business Chamber. Speaking hours after Finance Minister Imbert delivered his fifth budget on Monday, George told Newsday that after the THA uses 90 per cent of the allocation for recurrent expenditure, Tobago will not have enough money for critical development in the next fiscal year. "So what will there be for capital expenditure, infrastructural development and investment in building up the business capacity of Tobago," George asked. "We would have hoped there was a greater emphasis...

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Tobago chamber wants Budget to focus on sea plane service

With days to go before Finance Minister Colm Imbert delivers the 2019/2020 fiscal package, many people are putting out their wish list and the Tobago Business Chamber is no different. On Friday Chairman Martin George said one of the new and innovative ideas the Government should consider is the establishment of a Sea Plane Service between Port-of-Spain and Scarborough. “Which is only for business persons and persons traveling for a one day trip to Tobago.” He said it could be a 20 minutes flight with no luggage allowed. He explained that this was essential for business between both islands. As it relates to the...

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