Six Tobagonians and one Trinidadian appeared in court for allegedly using the death certificate of a murder victim to obtain over $600,000 from the victim's Unit Trust Corporation (UTC) account.
John Mills, of Cocrico Avenue, Buccoo and his common-law wife Eulyn John, friends of Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, were found murdered by their nephew on May 2.
Five of the accused appeared before a Scarborough magistrate on Thursday and were remanded into custody and will reappear in court on Friday.
Tobagonians living on the eastern side of the island will no longer have the burden to spend hours traveling to and from Scarborough to do businesses at government offices.
This was announced when the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) officially opened the Roxborough Administrative Complex on Thursday.
Chief Administrator of the THA, Bernadette Solomon- Koroma said the facility was constructed at a cost of $33 million.
Work started in 2017.
She said services at the License Office, The Registrar of Births and Deaths, T&TEC and Social Welfare.
The Tobago House of Assembly’s (THA) Minority Council says the THA’s draft estimates for revenue and expenditure for fiscal 2020 presented by Finance and Economy Secretary Joel Jack yesterday are “a colossal failure.”
In an immediate reaction just after Jack presented the over two-hour long $4.72 billion budget, Minority Leader Watson Duke gave the budget a failing grade.
Chief secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Kelvin Charles is assuring Tobago residents affected by the construction of a new terminal building and associated works at the ANR Robinson International Airport that the THA will provide support to ensure the smoothest possible transition.
Tobago Forwards (TF) leader Christlyn Moore is demanding that Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Kelvin Charles state the THA's plans for integrating Venezuelan migrants into the Tobago's population.
In a statement issued on Friday, Moore said her party supported Tobagonians' efforts to help the migrants.
"(We) support the ordinary residents of Tobago and the Tobago Business community in closing some of the logistical and humanitarian gaps in the Venezuelan migrant registration process," she said.
Churches, secular organisations including youth groups and schools extended a helping hand to Venezuela migrants, who left Trinidad to register at the Tobago centre.
They provided blankets, water, breakfast, lunch and snacks, as the migrants braved the hot sun, waiting in line days before registration was due to end on June 14.
From Sunday afternoon, hundreds of migrants began pouring into Tobago by plane and ferry, fleeing long lines at the two other centres in Trinidad.
Three days before the end of the registration process, hundreds of Venezuelan nationals remain hopeful they will get the chance to register in Tobago.
Most of them left long lines at the two registration centres in Trinidad and travelled to Tobago with the hope that they can register at the Caroline Building, in Scarborough easily.
On Wednesday morning, many migrants returned to the Tobago centre having slept at various guests houses and hotels for free.
Tobago Divisional officers have destroyed $500,000 in marijuana during an eradication exercise in the Mt. St. George area.
The exercise took place on Sunday and was supervised by Sgt. Stewart, of the Tobago Division.
Officers attached to both the Crown Point Police Station and Tobago Division Task Force, executed an exercise in a forested area of Mt. St. George and destroyed 50 kilogrammes of cured marijuana along with two seedlings.
Officers are confident that an arrest will be made soon, as investigations are continuing into the matter.
As thousands of Tobagonians gathered at the Montgomery Moravian Church in Bethel for the funeral service of Tobago's double murder victims John Mills, 69, and Eulyn John, 61, on Wednesday, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley called on Tobagonians to share what they know about the murders.
Mourners began gathering as early as 8 am for the 10:30 am service and a shuttle service was created at Montgomery recreation ground to take mourners to the church.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and Tobago East MP Ayanna Webster-Roy are among hundreds of mourners currently gathered at the Montgomery Moravian Church in Bethel, Tobago for the funeral of double murder victims John "Joker" Mills, 69, and Eulyn John, 61.
The couple was found murdered in the bedroom of their Cocrico Avenue, Buccoo home, on May 2.
An autopsy confirmed that both had been strangled to death.
Mills was a friend and former classmate of Dr Rowley.