The Airports Authority (AATT) has announced that the Piarco International Airport has topped the region as the Best Airport in the Caribbean, as declared by the Skytrax 2019 World Airport Awards.
A statement by the AATT said that this is a significant achievement as there is a marked improvement from the 2018 ranking.
The Piarco International Airport has this year bypassed the Norman Manley International Airport in Jamaica, and the Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados, to cop first place.
Minority Councillor Dr Faith B Yisrael is calling on the government to allow the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) to manage the ANR Robinson International Airport expansion project.
Speaking at this week’s Minority Councillor’s media briefing, at the opposition’s new office ont Main Street, Scarborough, Yisrael she said laws govern who should undertake the project.
The new automated parking system at the Piarco International Airport is down two days after being launched.
Park-In comprises multiple electronic kiosks around the airport to facilitate automated payment transactions for parking at the airport.
The system was launched on Monday, however, on Tuesday night four of the five kiosks located inside and outside of the airport atrium were reported to be down
. The system was implemented to provide safer transactions and avoid long queues to exit the facility.
Packaged marijuana, with an estimated street value of TT$110,000 was found by North Division Task Force (NDTF) officers on mobile patrol in Piarco, last night.
According to police reports, acting on information received, the officers attached to the NDTF Area Central headed to a bushy area on the outskirts of the old Piarco International Airport, where they found two duffle-bags filled with 32 packets containing marijuana.
The drug weighs approximately 11 kilogrammes. PC Elliott, of NDTF Area Central, will be leading enquiries into the matter.
Andrea Berment, 44, of Kelly Village, Caroni, is expected to appear before an Arima Magistrate today charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
Ms Berment a supervisor employed with Intercept Security Ltd, which provides security services, for one of the airlines operating out of Piarco airport was arrested by officers of the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit at the airport.
The American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad & Tobago (AMCHAM T&T), is commending the government and the relevant ministries for the introduction of the new automated border control system at the Piarco International Airport.
"We believe this is a step in the right direction as we move towards the digital transformation of the T&T economy," AMCHAM T&T said in a statement issued Tuesday.
In November 2017, AMCHAM T&T made a call for installing self-service kiosks after incoming passengers experienced long hours of waiting at the airport.
The Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (AATT) says it is making every effort to restore use of the washroom facilities at the Domestic Departure Lounge at the Piarco International Airport, after problems caused by people discarding blankets, cloths and other insoluble materials into the toilets.
The AATT says the toilets have become clogged and that the associated plumbing systems have malfunctioned.