The Police Service is now investigating a claim that some 27 Arima business owners and some residents were threatened by a Muslim organisation, forced to sign a document and extorted for protection or security money.
The Finance Minister says the wet lease between Caribbean Airlines and LIAT will cost nearly $3.9 million.
Speaking in the Parliament this morning, the government was asked by the Opposition about the cost of this arrangement which is meant to help transport passengers to and from Tobago in light of the sea bridge suspension.
The lease ends on April 30th.
Minister Imbert said LIAT will accommodate 544 passengers in March and 680 in April.
LIAT, The Caribbean Airline, has announced that it has successfully concluded a commercial agreement with Caribbean Airlines to operate flights on the Trinidad and Tobago air bridge.
The airline says it will operate an ATR 72 aircraft to provide assistance in moving passengers on the air bridge.
A statement on its Facebook page says the agreement between the airlines is as a result of the challenges on the passenger sea bridge between the islands and the increase in capacity needed by Caribbean Airlines which has been requested by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago.
The American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad & Tobago (AMCHAM T&T) has joined in the congratulations of Paula-Mae Weekes, who has become the nation’s 6th President – and the first female to hold this office.
The Trinidad and Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce says it is celebrating the appointment of President Paula-Mae Weekes, Trinidad and Tobago's new head of state.
"Her Excellency has had a long and progressive judicial career that has no doubt prepared her well for her new presidential role, and the T&T Chamber looks forward to her good governance and effective decision making," the Chamber says in a statement issued Monday.