Tobago

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.

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.

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