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Sen. Al-Rawi, an attorney at-law,
rst entered Parliament on June 18,
Mrs. Alleyne-Toppin was rst elected
to the House of Representatives on
May 24, 2010. Her constituency
o ce is located at Building #5
Breadfruit Alley, Argyle, Tobago.
Hon. Vernella Alleyne-Toppin, MP
Minister in the Ministry of the
People and Social Development and
Member for Tobago East.
Sen. Faris Al-Rawi
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EDNA RECEIVES HER AWARD
The Tobago House of Assembly s
(THA) planned demolition of the Toba-
go Drag Mall has been halted.
On Wednesday, Port-of-Spain High
Court judge Frank Seepersad granted an
ex-parte injunction restraining the THA
from demolishing the mall on Wilson Road,
Mall manager Ophelia Cromarty, through
her attorney Anthony Arnold, sought the
emergency injunction after filing a certificate
of urgency against the THA and its Division
of Health and Social Services, following
fears from tenants of the mall the building
may be demolished by the end of the week.
Seepersad, in his order, said the THA or
the THA Division of Health and Social
Services, "whether by themselves, servants
and/or agents" are restrained from demol-
ishing the structures or any part thereof at
Wilson Road, Scarborough, Tobago, known
as the Drag Mall.
He also ordered the THA and its Division
of Health and Social Services be served
with the order as well as all documents
filed as a matter of urgency.
Cromarty, of Mount Grace, Tobago, has
been given until 4 pm today to file and
serve her claim and statement of case.
The judge ordered the injunctive order
to continue until May 20 at 10.45 am when
the matter would be heard via video con-
The issue of costs was reserved.
Last month the mall was partially
destroyed by fire. Cromarty, in her affidavit,
claimed the fire was "suspected arson."
She said she spent $260,000 on the
reconstruction works on the building that
In her application for the injunction,
Cromarty said she had complied with
notices from the Division of Health and
Social Services to adjust her fence to ensure
a four-foot clearance between her mall and
Scarborough market fence.
Cromarty said she was summoned to
the Tobago Magistrates Court on April 17
classifying her building as a nuisance.
The matter was adjourned to tomorrow.
She said she instructed her attorney to write
to the THA and inform it that the required
works were completed and expressed will-
ingness to meet and have the premises
Cromarty said she received a letter on
May 9 from acting county medical officer
stating she was granted an extension to
May 16 to effect demolition of the buildings.
However, that same day she received a letter
from the secretary of the local health author-
ity informing her that demolition of her
structures would be carried out on Sun-
Court stops Tobago
Edna Andrews, 83, the oldest resident of the Couva Home for the Aged,
receives an award from Couva South MP Rudy Indarsingh during a
programme to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the home on Wednesday
evening. Indarsingh, who delivered the feature address at the ceremony,
spoke about the need for greater appreciation and respect for the elderly and
called on the business community to assist in building better facilities to care
for the elderly. PHOTO: SHASTRI BOODAN
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