Residents of Mason Hall, Tobago, are thankful no one was hurt when tributaries from the Sandy River overflowed their banks yesterday.
At Estate Trace, Adelphi Road, the roadway over a bridge leading to five families flooded "suddenly" just after 11 am.
Just over two weeks ago the entire trace was paved by the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) for the first time since the trace was built to accommodate donkey carts over 40 years ago.
Information from the Meteorological Office of Trinidad and Tobago suggests that Tobago is no longer at great risk from severe weather conditions, as the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) has since passed over the island and no longer threatens severe or heavy rainfall.
However, persons are being advised to continue being vigilant and cautious and to take the necessary measures to ensure personal safety.
Director of TEMA, Allan Stewart, has advised that while Tobago is now outside the danger zone, showers are expected throughout the day.
Finance Minister Colm Imbert admitted of being overjoyed by giving Tobago $20 million for its Tobago Heritage Festival, stating that if he could have allocated more money to the annual event, he would have.
The $20 million was a fraction of the monies to be distributed to Tobago’s tourism sector, as an additional $40 million will be given in the next fiscal year for a “rolling three-year tourism plan.”
Police Commissioner Gary Griffith says he will "lockdown" Tobago so that the nation can be safer.
Speaking at the Scarborough Police headquarters during his maiden visit as Police Commission earlier today, Griffith said he will increase the number of patrols, install an emergency number for a quicker response time, ensure greater visibility of security services personnel, introduce tourism safety-related measures and build an operation command centre on the island.
Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce vice chairman Martin George has resigned.
George, who was part of the new management committee headed by new chairman Claude Benoit, was elected and installed alongside Benoit in March this year.
But in a shocking turn of events, Benoit was removed from his position by an executive vote before George, who was to take over as chairman, resigned and made the decision public via a statement on his Facebook page on Tuesday night.
Caribbean Airlines is denying reports that one of its aircraft ran off the runway at the ANR Robinson Airport in Tobago today.
Caribbean Airlines says that flight BW 3502 landing at the ANR Robinson International Airport, Tobago was brought to a stop at the end of the runway at the ANR Robinson International Airport in keeping with standard operating procedures, after the cockpit crew was alerted by a strong smell of alcohol in the aircraft.
This video was sent to us by a resident of Tobago, seeking help in getting a water leak fixed.
The resident said the water has been leaking for about a month and all calls for it to be fixed have not resulted in a positive response.
Tobago has been admitted to the World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF), an international organisation formed by prominent cities and tourism-related institutions that serves as a platform for its members to share experiences and best practices towards the building of their destination brands.
It came at the World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF) Fragrant Hills Tourism Summit 2018, in Qingdao, China.
Tourism Minister Randall Mitchell, who led a delegation to the summit, expressed enthusiasm to embrace city tourism.
In two separate incidents, three men have escaped police custody. In the most recent incident, Scarborough police are searching for a man identified as Heston Lopez.
They say Lopez who is originally from Trinidad was under police guard at the Scarborough General Hospital, on Friday evening when he managed to evade officers and make his escape.
Meanwhile, officers of The Inter-Agency Task Force and Port of Spain Division are searching for two men who also escaped police custody last week.
The THA Division of Infrastructure, Quarries and the Environment has complete Phase 1 of the Buccoo Waterfront Enhancement Project.
The installation of concrete benches was a part of phase 1 of a project that will also see a pedestrian walkway and railings installed.
The aim is to create a relaxing spot for fishermen, tourists and villagers in one of Tobago's most popular villages.
The concrete benched were produced by the Concrete Products Unit, Unemployment Relief Programme (URP).