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14 Dec The Path to becoming Listed

In his 2021 Budget Presentation, the Honourable Minister of Finance announced heightened incentives for companies whose shares are listed on the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Market of the Trinidad and Tobago Stock Exchange (TTSE). These incentives include: an increase in the incentive period from...

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14 Dec DEFAMATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA

The effect of speaking ill about someone has been known since time immemorial, whether through religious text references or Shakespeare's Othello. These effects have become formalized in actionable torts (legal claims) called slander and libel. Whilst a claim for slander has traditionally been used for spoken...

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14 Dec CAN YOU SUE OVER A BAD REVIEW?

Navigating customer feedback in the social media age can be a minefield. A single tweet from reality television star Kylie Jenner declaring that she was no longer using the social media app Snapchat caused its stock price to plummet, wiping out USD1.3 billion of its...

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10 Dec WHAT’S IN A NAME? FENTY v FENTY

The legal battle between Ronald Fenty and his famous daughter Robyn Rihanna Fenty over the use of the Fenty name is currently being played out in the media. It may seem obvious that Mr. Fenty should not be legally prohibited from using his own name,...

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