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About Tobago autonomy

I have listened to the often fraught discussions about Tobago autonomy with interest. I have tried to understand the differing desires and suggestions of the various parties. I was left bewildered and confused by the competing views and demands on offer. What is clear is that there […]

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THA contempt for PM Rowley

‘In my previous article about the contempt shown by the THA to the courts and every other gatekeeper I set out the series of brazen acts committed in defiance of judges’ clear orders. I had also shown the lack of regard for the EMA, Town and Country […]

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THA – a chronology of contempt for the courts

The THA doesn’t hold back when it sets out to break laws and thumb its nose at the judiciary. In this long running (seven years) saga of lawlessness through the courts over the Charlotteville Mall, THA has maintained a resolute position of disregard for the rulings of […]

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In anticipation of the next THA election

After more than a decade we should be able to judge a ruling administration with some degree of certainty. With an election due in Tobago in less than a month, now is a time to do just that. I have written extensively about matters at the Tobago […]

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Absolute contempt for our courts – a lesson from the THA

This last week was a good one for the incumbent THA administration. They took a hard earned victory lap upon the official opening of the 25 million dollar Charlotteville Micro-Enterprise Centre (formerly called a Vendors Mall). The opening is proof positive of their capacity to defy all […]

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Development the THA way

There are few things that the various political parties in Tobago agree about. I cannot blame them, as such is the nature of politics. Yet, there is one lament on the island abut which every political party and concerned observer will agree. It is that Tobago needs […]

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They failed us – Town and Country Planning

In the preceding two weeks I dealt with the reasons why I gave the police and EMA failing grades in this matter dealing with the unlawful THA construction in Charlotteville. Had either or both of them done their jobs properly we would not have arrived at the […]

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They failed us – EMA

Last week you saw how the police failed to perform their duties properly. Had they acted in accordance with their own internal procedures, THA would not have been able to breach their legal duties or act in definace of a court order. Given the absence of a […]

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They failed us – TTPS

Last week I indicated that I would bring you a series of articles about how various institutions enabled the THA to defy the law and the court judgments by failing to adequately perform their duties. I identified the Town and Country Planning Division, EMA and the Police […]

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Total THA disrespect for judiciary

By now you know the extent to which THA has openly ignored the orders of the courts in two consecutive matters. They were first ordered to cease construction of their Vendors Mall in Charlotteville and to refrain from demolition of the booth of one of the plaintiffs, […]

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