Tobago

Roxborough gets administrative centre

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.

Duke gives budget a failing grade

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.

Charles: Smooth transition for Tobago residents at new airport building

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 wants answers on Venezuelans

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.

Tobagonians have a change of heart

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.

Free room and board in Tobago

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.

Police destroy $500,000 in weed in Tobago

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.

PM makes appeal for information on double-murder

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.

PM at funeral of Tobago double-murder victims

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.

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