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Martin Daly

Martin Daly
Martin G Daly SC is a prominent attorney-at-law. He is a former Independent Senator and past president of the Law Association of Trinidad and Tobago. He is chairman of the Pat Bishop Foundation and a steelpan music enthusiast.

Daly Bread: Prime bands in prime time; we may be at a new beginning in pan

Everything is set for a thrilling indigenous musical contest at next Saturday’s Panorama Finals and I open this column with an appeal to anyone who loves pan and our country’s youth to put aside their bad experiences with previous ridiculously lengthy Panorama Finals and attend the event. This appeal is …

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Daly Bread: Grow room of topics; the bad news never ends in T&T

Trinidad and Tobago lives on nervous energy. We are constantly rattled and are set talking, messaging and posting, prompted by extraordinary and usually negative events. At times, things happen so quickly that another event erupts into the headlines before the shock and full implications of an earlier one can be …

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Daly Bread: Blues for 2020; insensitive, culturally obtuse leaders burden T&T

‘Never to know, never to tell’ was the street cry of a sweepstake seller when I was a boy in Newtown. It reflected that you never know what your luck might be. In a sweepstake, the punter bought a ticket from a sweepstake seller. The winning numbers of those tickets …

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Daly Bread: Bogus sporting organisation; Thema, TTGF and missing Gov’t oversight

Tuesday last, 26 November, was the one-year anniversary of the High Court’s declaration that gymnast Thema Williams was a victim of ‘entrenched biases’ when the then officials of the Trinidad and Tobago Gymnastics Federation ‘made a flawed and unjustified decision’ to withdraw her from the Olympic Test event in Rio …

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Daly Bread: Salmon letters, red and yellow ducks; how shaky defences of public officials hurts T&T

Last Sunday, I was examining the two legal processes to which MP Darryl Smith has been subject because the public is confused why these processes have revealed so little about the alleged sexual harassment. The industrial court proceedings were cloaked by a non-disclosure agreement signed by the employee who claimed …

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