Finance Minister Clm Imbert has announced that the Cabinet has agreed to begin the construction of a new terminal building for the ANR Robinson Airport in Tobago, by the end of this year.
It's expected to cost $500 million, but the acquisition of property is not included in that figure.
He made the announcement at today's post-Cabinet media conference.
While the current terminal building is located at the start of the runway, the new terminal will be located at the end of the runway.
After ten days of intensive investigations, police have prosecuted one of the biggest armed robbery cases in recent history, with the arrest and subsequent court appearance of three men; and one woman, before an Arima Magistrate today, a statement by the Police Service says.
The four appeared before Magistrate Debby Ann Bassaw, in the Arima 3rd Magistrates’ Court, where they were denied bail on charges in relation to the $5 million heist from an armoured security vehicle, at Piarco International Airport, on December 6th, 2017.
Three men and one woman are expected to appear before an Arima magistrate today charged in connection with the $5.5 million dollar robbery at the Piarco International Airport.
The 38-year-old Longdenville woman and the men, ages 35, of Longdenville, 42 and 38 of Diego Martin, were charged on Saturday night following instructions from Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Joan Honore-Paul.
According to information from the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, the woman and the 35-year-old Longdenville man will face a charge of money laundering.
A former police officer is now assisting with investigations into last Wednesday's airport robbery.
The man was detained on Saturday night by officers of the organised crime and intelligence unit.
Last Wednesday, armed bandits escaped with an estimated $5 million in cash from the cargo cart at the tarmac of Piarco international airport.
Police said the man and two other women were being questioned up to late yesterday evening.
Last week, seven people were questioned soon after the incident.
Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo jetted in to open the international airport named after himself today – and was greeted by a bizarre bust supposed to depict him.
Ronaldo attended the official renaming ceremony that saw Madeira International Airport renamed after the Real Madrid star as a tribute to the island’s biggest hero.
The Portugal star was raised on Madeira and his family still live on the island he calls home, despite leaving to start his football career at the age of 16.