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Did Justice Honeywell try to bully TTTTA? Court of Appeal to rule tomorrow on injunction affecting t-tennis stars

Did Madame Justice Eleanor Donaldson-Honeywell try to bully the Trinidad and Tobago Table Tennis Association (TTTTA) by improperly using an injunction as punishment against the National Sporting Organisation (NSO)? On Friday 2 March, the Court of Appeal will rule on the validity of Donaldson-Honeywell’s injunction order, which blocks the TTTTA …

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Tennis body: Justice Donaldson-Honeywell “misdirected herself” in “illogical ruling;” TTTTA lodges appeal

The legal stakes continue to rise in the impasse between star players Dexter St Louis and Rheann Chung and the Trinidad and Tobago Table Tennis Association (TTTTA). The umbrella body has again ignored the arbitration route and instead responded with a blistering counter-attack on Madame Justice Eleanor Donaldson-Honeywell. The TTTTA, …

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Dear Editor: A Tale of Two Critics; why Bourdain’s T&T review was ultimately tasty

“[Anthony] Bourdain doesn’t concern himself about whether the food is too much for his ‘tummy’—as [Megan Ogilvie gripes—he explores and situates the cuisine within Trinidad’s history: doubles, roti, fish, kibbeh, pastelles, souse, callaloo, crab and dumplings… the delicious and unique list goes on.” The following Letter to the Editor was submitted …

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Crowne: The problem with the Cybercrime Bill and why journalists are right to be afraid

“The ‘formal’ effect of the provision would seemingly not criminalise investigative journalism, whereas the ‘substantive’ and practical effect would in fact stifle investigative journalism and journalistic independence as a whole. Democratic discourse could be severely trammelled.” Senior lecturer (Mona) and barrister Dr Emir Crowne, BA, LLB, LLM, LLM, PhD, LEC, …

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Dear Editor: Judicial independence in T&T is under attack by a “select group of lawyers”

“Judicial independence essentially means that judges and other judicial officers are free to exercise the functions of their office without fear of reprisal, retribution or termination. The elements of such independence are security of tenure, financial security and administrative independence. “Each of these elements is essential to ensure that democracy …

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Crowne: Govt’s Property Tax Act is unconstitutional and will fail in court

“The Constitution does […] permit laws to infringe constitutionally protected rights. Such laws must be ‘reasonably justifiable’ and passed with a special majority… “The Property Tax Act, however, was passed with a simple majority. It cannot benefit from this Constitutional exception.” The following Letter to the Editor regarding the legality of the …

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Letter to the Editor: Don’t be fooled; live streaming commercial events IS illegal!

“Section 21 of Trinidad’s Copyright Act, among other things, expressly gives the performer the exclusive right to broadcast and rebroadcast his/her performance… “There is absolutely no exception, or limitation, in our intellectual property laws that would sanction the live streaming of the entire Machel Monday concert.” The following Letter to …

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