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21 Nov
Importing Pharmaceuticals into T&T: The Regulatory Regime

The Covid-19 Pandemic has placed an increased focus on healthcare industries globally with the drive for Covid-19 vaccination resulting in enhanced public scrutiny of the types of drugs being imported into countries for use as a vaccine or...

08 Nov
‘Tis the Season… for Delays

If you planned to purchase Christmas presents on-line this year, then you might have been warned that you should have done so already, lest those presents do not make it under the tree in time. Supply chain disruptions...

24 Oct
Managing Marijuana in the Workplace

E-commerce giant Amazon recently announced that most of its prospective employees will no longer be required to undergo pre-employment screening for marijuana. Amazon will, however, continue to require pre-employment screening for those positions regulated by the US Department...

10 Oct
Property Tax: What to Know

At the 2022 Budget Presentation, the Honourable Minister of Finance, Mr. Colm Imbert, reiterated the Government of Trinidad and Tobago’s intent to proceed with the collection of Property Tax in Trinidad and Tobago.  At the presentation, Mr. Imbert...

26 Sep
The Role and Responsibilities of a Director

Holding a position as a director is typically sought after due, no doubt, to the purported esteem, perks and compensation.Under the Companies Act, shareholders of the company have the power to appoint its directors. Directors are appointed for...

12 Sep
The Regulation of the Casino Industry in Trinidad and Tobago

The continued shift in perceived societal and moral norms since the dawn of the 21st century has seen many activities that were previously legislated as illegal, become decriminalized, or legalized. Traditionally, the gambling industry has had a stigma...

29 Aug
A Unified Caribbean Region: What are your rights?

An American abolitionist once said that, “The greatest praise [a] government can win is that its citizens know their rights and dare to maintain them.”  While the rights of individuals have greatly evolved since the 19th century, the...

15 Aug
Code Red: Climate Change and Renewable Energy

The Problem:On the 9th August, 2021, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (‘IPCC’) delivered its first major report on climate change since 2013, and confirmed that human activity was unequivocally and indisputably responsible for raising global...

01 Aug
COVID-19 VACCINES IN THE WORKPLACE: A SECOND JAB

In my article in the 27th February 2021 issue of the Sunday Business Guardian, I provided my preliminary view on Covid-19 vaccination in the workplace. Since that time, the issue has become even more hotly debated, with many...

18 Jul
Applications under the Mental Health Act of Trinidad and Tobago

In recent weeks you may have heard the epitaph “Free Britney” referring to the beleaguered American pop singer Britney Spears. In the United States, she is currently challenging a court-appointed conservatorship, which has controlled her career and finances...