Motor vehicle accidents happen every day in T&T causing injury and damage not only to the driver at fault but also to innocent third parties. How do innocent third parties get compensation for the injury and damage they receive due to the acts of a negligent driver?
A Power of Attorney is a document that empowers one person to conduct business on another's behalf and manage his or her affairs. The person giving the power is usually called the Donor. The person who is given the power is called the Donee or Attorney. Here's what you should know about Powers of Attorney:
Thinking about buying, selling or gifting property to someone in Trinidad and Tobago? The process of transferring property can seem a bit confusing. Here we'll make it easier by pointing out 7 things you should know when transferring property in T&T.
It's the end of the month and rent is due but the rent has not been paid. What can a landlord do?
A landlord without going to court can seize and retain (as security) goods found on the rented premises to compel the tenant to pay the rent that is owed. If the payment is not made, the goods seized may be sold to recover the monies owed. This is called the right to distrain. However, certain rules must be followed by the Landlord in exercising this right.
The term landlord refers to a person who owns property and allows another person to use it for a fee. The person using the property is called a tenant. The agreement between a landlord and a tenant is called a lease or tenancy agreement. Each party to this agreement have certain rights and responsibilities which are called covenants.
Here are the most important covenants of a landlord and a tenant:
It is now possible to legally own pepper spray in Trinidad and Tobago. But what exactly is the law relating to it? What kinds of pepper spray are you allowed to own? Do you need a permit to have it in your possession? Here's what you should know about the law on pepper spray in Trinidad and Tobago.
When a person dies without leaving a will he has died “intestate.” When this occurs certain rules apply in regard to who is entitled to inherit the deceased's possessions which are called his "estate."
In Trinidad and Tobago these rules of intestacy are set out in the Administration of Estates Act Chap 9:01. When a person dies without a will the following persons have a right to a share of his estate:
As we continue to deal with the challenge of reducing the number of Covid-19 cases in T&T, many view mass vaccination as the answer in regaining control and reducing the severity of the pandemic within our shores. On the other hand, others have reservations over being vaccinated; they often cite possible side effects and the fact that the vaccines have been developed in a short period of time with a limited trial period.
Thus far, whether or not a person gets vaccinated depends on his or her personal choice. What if the freedom to make this decision changed? What if a person's employer decided to issue a mandate that all employees must be vaccinated. Is it legal for an employer to do this in T&T?
If at the time of the registration of your child's birth your name was not included as "Father" on his or her birth certificate, it can still be inserted at a later time. In Trinidad and Tobago there are a few avenues to do so.
We have all seen and heard the controversy revolving around the police conducting searches in and on citizen's vehicles and property. Do the police have a right to do such searches? What are citizen's rights in regard to this issue? To clear the air, let's look at some of the powers given to the police to conduct searches in T&T.