Trinidad and Tobago

Tourism Ministry launches 'Go Trinbago' app

The Ministry of Tourism has launched a new app to help boost tourism in Trinidad and Tobago.

The Lime 365 Go Trinbago app was launched on Wednesday (March 28, 2018) in Tobago.

The app includes information on events across T&T as well as various sites and attractions, restaurants and accommodation facilities.

It is bilingual and allows users to develop a personal travel itinerary, review local places of interest, rate their experiences of tourism services, and recommend places of interests.

Soldier killed in road accident

A member of the Trinidad and Tobago Defense Force is the country’s latest road fatality.

Reports indicate that just after 4 am, Rajesh Sookdeo was proceeding south along the Solomon Hochoy highway when he lost control of his white Honda Civic.

Sookdeo‘s vehicle ran off the roadway and crashed into a light pole.

He died at the scene.


Police: Over 9,600 speeding tickets issued in 2018 so far

Police have issued $9.6 million worth in speeding tickets to 9,614 errant drivers thus far in 2018, as motorists continue to disregard the speed limits and engage in reckless and dangerous driving, police said in a statement.

So far, 18 persons have been killed in road traffic accidents.

The information was disclosed by Road Safety Coordinator, PC Brent Batson at the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service's weekly media briefing today.

Marijuana trees, seedlings worth $8.6 million destroyed

Marijuana trees with an estimated street value of $8.68Mn were destroyed by officers of the Northern Division Task Force, during an anti-crime exercise in the Maracas/St. Joseph district yesterday.

The exercise, spearheaded by ACP (Ag.) McDonald Jacob and Snr. Supt. (Ag.) Michael Daniel, was carried out under the supervision of ASP (Ag.) Leon Haynes, and included officers of the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit and the Air Support Unit between 6:30 am and 2 pm on Tuesday 27th March, 2018.

Cancellations, fire & apparent sabotage - Here's a list of the seabridge issues so far in 2018

In the three months from the beginning of this year to now, the Port Authority has sent over 30 news releases to the media making announcements on issues relating to the inter-island ferry services.

These announcements ranged from the shutting down of vessels, scheduled repairs, apparent sabotage, delays, missed schedules, changes to sailing times, supplemental services and of course, cancellations.

While this problem started more than a year ago, we've compiled a list of some of 27 key media releases issued in just the last three months of 2018 alone.

50 stranded as water-taxi shuts down off North Coast

Panic broke out onboard a water taxi servicing the seabridge this afternoon when the vessel stalled, leaving dozens of passengers stranded.

The vessel shut-down just off the North Coast of Trinidad with approximately 50 passengers on board.

Smoke was seen coming from the back of the vessel, leading many to believe a fire broke out on the boat.

Passengers had to be later transferred to the Cabo Star and a Coast Guard vessel.

One passenger onboard the "Trini Flash" told us the water-taxi began servicing the seabridge between Trinidad and Tobago only today. 

Dwayne Bravo hoping to play in World Cup

Dwayne Bravo is hoping to get the chance to play for the West Indies at the 2019 Cricket World Cup in England. The regional side qualified on Wednesday by beating Scotland in its final Super Sixes match in Zimbabwe at the Cricket World Cup qualifiers.

Speaking to the Times of India, the bigger Bravo congratulated the team on qualifying before saying, “It is a young team. The cricketing world loves to see West Indies and love to see West Indies competing with the best. I wish them all the best. Hopefully, I would get to play in the World Cup as well.”