Tobago

Tobago gets two patrol vessels

Two re­fur­bished in­ter­cep­tors have been as­signed to To­ba­go as the Min­istry of Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty take steps to tight­en the coun­try's bor­ders. Min­is­ter of Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Stu­art Young for­mal­ly com­mis­sioned one of these ves­sels at the Char­lottesville Jet­ty on Wednes­day.

He said the in­ter­cep­tors, the larg­er Dea­mon ves­sel and a radar sys­tem will be used to im­prove se­cu­ri­ty along T&T's bor­ders.

Nidco: No mystery in Tobago land acquisition

The National Infrastructural Development Company Limited (Nidco) says it has been transparent with Canaan/Bon Accord property owners about plans to acquire their lands for expansion of the ANR Robinson International Airport and supporting infrastructure. 

In a release on April 1, the company pledged to continue the process of communication with the residents and businesses at a consultation on April 5. 

Nidco has been mandated by the government to oversee and manage the airport expansion project.

Tobago anxious about PM’s plan to fix economy

Prime Min­is­ter Dr Kei­th Row­ley’s lat­est state­ments on his Gov­ern­ment’s steps to mend To­ba­go’s econ­o­my are caus­ing anx­i­ety among many stake­hold­ers on the is­land. How­ev­er, while they re­joiced at some of Gov­ern­ment’s plans yes­ter­day, they said the ma­jor­i­ty of the mea­sures do not ad­dress the sit­u­a­tion in the short term.

Over the last cou­ple of years, the is­land’s econ­o­my has faced chal­lenges, with the seabridge woes deep­en­ing the prob­lems.

'Ratty' charged with rape of two UK tourists in Tobago

A 34-year old Trinidadian residing in Tobago is due to appear before the Scarborough Magistrates’ Court today after being charged with the kidnapping, robbery and sexual assault of two United Kingdom tourists.

Artherly ‘Ratty’ Fraser of Canaan, was charged with two counts of rape, two counts of grievous sexual assault, two counts of kidnapping and two counts of robbery, on Thursday 14th March, 2019.

Fraser was charged following a report made by two female tourists to the Shirvan Road Police Station on Monday 11th March, 2019.

Two female tourists attacked in Tobago; Chief Secretary responds

Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly, Kelvin Charles has strongly condemned the recent attacks on two British female tourists at Grafton Monday morning.

Police reports confirm that the attacks took place in the vicinity of Grafton Beach around 1:30 am on Monday 11th March, 2019.

The Chief Secretary, who returned yesterday from his trip to Germany for the ITB Berlin tourism and trade show, has expressed displeasure at the incidents and is extending sentiments of comfort and concern to the victims and their families.

Tobago back at world's largest tourism and trade show

After being absent from ITB (Internationale Tourismus- Borse) Berlin, Germany in 2018, Tobago has returned to the world’s largest tourism and trade show in 2019 and has used the ITB platform to officially launch the new Tobago branding and imagery to the German market.

The German market is Tobago’s second largest tourism market behind the United Kingdom only.

Kaleidoscope We Colourz wins in Tobago

Stoute Next Gen­er­a­tion has copped the 2019 over­all Band of the Year ti­tle in To­ba­go with Kalei­do­scope We Colourz.

Their pre­sen­ta­tion, which high­light­ed sev­er­al colours, shapes and pat­terns that are of sig­nif­i­cance to Trin­bag­o­ni­ans and par­tic­u­lar­ly To­ba­go, earned them 746 points.

El­dez and As­so­ciates’ West lndi­an Jun­gle was sec­ond while As­tra Win­ches­ter Cre­ations’ So­lar En­er­gy was third.

Band­leader Can­dice Chang-Sandy said yes­ter­day she was still in shock but was hum­bled by the win.

One dead, 3 critical after cement truck overturns

One Trinidadian woman is dead and three others are in critical condition at the hospital after a cement truck overturned and landed on another vehicle in Tobago.

 Reports indicate at around ten thirty this morning, the cement truck was proceeding along the main road in Hope Village when it came into contact with a low hanging cable.

One eye witness report says, the truck flipped in the air and landed on top of a car, trapping its three occupants.

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