Tobago

7 hurt in Tobago accident

Seven people were rushed to hospital this morning following an accident in Tobago.

Details are still coming in, however, CNC3 NEWS understands the accident took place along Buccoo Road at around 12 am.

Among those injured were three females and four males.

All persons were taken to the Scarborough General Hospital for treatment.

We will have more on this story as details come to hand.

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PH taxi driver murdered in Tobago – Murder victim #8

Tobago Homicide Officers are probing the circumstances surrounding the island's eighth murder for 2019.

Dead is 40-year-old Dean O'Neil, a PH Taxi Driver of Delaford, Tobago.

According to police reports, shortly after 1am on Thursday, O'Neil was driving his red Mitsubishi Lancer motor vehicle, and had turned onto a trace off Canaan Feeder Road, when he was shot by a line gunman.

Neighbours say they heard several shots and on checking, he was found slumped behind the steering wheel.

Tobago sees 8th murder for 2019

Tobago has recorded its 8th murder for the year.

CNC3 News understands that the victim—Dean O’Neil—was killed while on his way home.

Preliminary reports suggest that he was turning onto the Canaan Feeder Road in his red Mitsubishi Lancer when shots were fired at his vehicle.

He reportedly died at the scene.

[This is a BREAKING NEWS story, and will be updated as details become available.]

Tobago man charged with larceny 24 hours after leaving jail

A 39-year-old To­ba­go man has been sen­tenced to five years hard labour af­ter be­ing charged for shop break­ing and lar­ce­ny.

Fi­del Skeete, of Skeete Trace, Gold­en Grove Road, Buc­coo, re­ceived the sen­tence af­ter he ap­peared be­fore Mag­is­trate An­dri­ana Ce­de­no in the Scar­bor­ough Mag­is­trate 1st Court on Wednes­day, Oc­to­ber 9, 2019.

Tobago businesses uncomfortable with THA borrowing money on international market

Tobago businesses say they are concerned about the Tobago House of Assembly now having the ability to borrow money on the international market, and cannot endorse it.

That’s the word from Diane Hadad, of the Tobago arm of the T&T Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

During the recent presentation of the 2020 Budget, Finance Minister Colm Imbert announced that the Tobago House of Assembly would now have the ability to raise financing for Tobago development projects via bonds worth some US$300 million.

Dangerous road in Charlotteville, Tobago

The head of the Charlotteville Village Council is lamenting that complaints over a dangerous bend along the area's road network continue to fall on deaf ears.

Arcturs Browne is now warning that conditions along Turpine Bend, which has led to many fatal accidents, are worsening and is fearful for the lives of motorists.

“About three weeks ago, a car ran off the road and crashed into a ladies house,” he told us. “We are asking the THA, are you going to wait until a big maxi-taxi or a PTSC bus runs off this road and crashes, and kills many people?”

Caribbean Statistics Day observed in Tobago

The Tobago House of Assembly (THA) must develop a culture of statistics, as it's the only way the Assembly can improve its data collection and subsequently, the lives of Tobagonians.

This was stressed at the National Statistics Seminar held at the Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute Blenheim, Mt St George, Tobago on Tuesday, October 15.

Themed "Building Resilience of the Caribbean Community," the seminar sought to get THA officers—and the Tobago population—to understand the importance of statistics to the island's development.

Crown Point residents seek legal advice on airport expansion project

If the gov­ern­ment does not hold true to the many promis­es it made when it first met with Crown Point prop­er­ty own­ers af­fect­ed by the ANR Robin­son Air­port ex­pan­sion project, the res­i­dents will take le­gal ac­tion.

So said Rhon­da Hack­ett, chair­per­son of the Pro­vide Equiv­a­lent Eq­ui­table Com­pen­sa­tion for Every­one(PEECE).

THA chief sec: Tobago’s Beyond Ordinary tagline vindicated

The po­lit­i­cal leader of the Peo­ple’s Na­tion­al Move­ment (PNM) To­ba­go Coun­cil and chief sec­re­tary of the To­ba­go House of As­sem­bly (THA) Kelvin Charles says the use of the Be­yond Or­di­nary tagline for Des­ti­na­tion To­ba­go has been vin­di­cat­ed as the slo­gan is short­list­ed for an in­ter­na­tion­al and tourism and trav­el award.

Seven charged for attempting to defraud murder victim

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.

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