Tobago

Tobago woman raped at gunpoint

Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing re­ports that a woman was raped at gun­point at the Ply­mouth Mul­ti-pur­pose Cen­tre ear­ly this morn­ing.

Ac­cord­ing to a re­port, the vic­tim was work­ing in the area when she was held against her will and sex­u­al­ly as­sault­ed at the fa­cil­i­ty. A

vil­lager, who does not want to be iden­ti­fied, told Guardian Me­dia po­lice are cur­rent­ly on the scene near the cor­ner of Pent­land and Ad­ven­ture Link Road.

"Neigh­bours start­ed call­ing each oth­er and warn­ing that we should stay in­side and be vig­i­lant," the woman said.

Double murder in Tobago

To­ba­go po­lice have con­firmed a dou­ble mur­der in the Buc­coo area.

In­for­ma­tion con­firmed by Guardian Me­dia states that the vic­tims are a man and a woman.

The mar­ried cou­ple was found at a house in Cocrico Av­enue.

Our cor­re­spon­dent is on her way to the crime scene and we will up­date this sto­ry as more in­for­ma­tion be­comes avail­able.

Reporter: Casandra Thompdon-Forbes

Tobago wins Caribbean Nature Park Awards 2019

To­ba­go’s Main Ridge For­est Re­serve has been named the Caribbean Na­ture Park of the Year in the Caribbean Jour­nal’s Caribbean Awards 2019.

Caribbean Jour­nal (CJ) is the world’s largest web­site cov­er­ing the Caribbean, has orig­i­nal con­tent and video fo­cus­ing on trav­el and tourism across the en­tire Caribbean and is the glob­al leader in cov­er­ing Caribbean trav­el and trade news.

Ac­cord­ing to the Jour­nal, the Green Awards are meant to “cel­e­brate those who are al­ready work­ing to pro­tect and strength­en this beau­ti­ful cor­ner of the world.”

PNM Tobago distances itself from alleged paedophile

Chairman of the People's National Movement (PNM) Tobago Council Stanford Callender is distancing the party from the actions of a youth activist's accused of sexting a 15-year-old boy.

On Wednesday morning, Tobago woke to the news that the activist, who works with youths in the Tobago House of Assembly(THA) and appears on some of the party's political platforms, sent WhatsApp messages to the underage child, soliciting oral sex.

Well-known male THA official under investigation for "sexting" schoolboy

Tobago police are investigating an incident where inappropriate text messages were sent to a 15-year-old schoolboy by a well-known THA official. 

Guardian Media understands that the incident occurred approximately three weeks ago, but was only made public today via social media. 

A senior police official from the Child Protection Unit told Guardian Media, that while an official report was not made to the unit, the contents of the text message itself can be considered as a report and the relevant action will be taken. 

Mi­nor­i­ty Coun­cil: Let THA manage airport expansion

Mi­nor­i­ty Coun­cil­lor Dr Faith B Yis­rael is call­ing on the gov­ern­ment to al­low the To­ba­go House of As­sem­bly (THA) to man­age the ANR Robin­son In­ter­na­tion­al Air­port ex­pan­sion project.

Speak­ing at this week’s Mi­nor­i­ty Coun­cil­lor’s me­dia brief­ing, at the op­po­si­tion’s new of­fice ont Main Street, Scar­bor­ough, Yis­rael she said laws gov­ern who should un­der­take the project.

Tobago gets two patrol vessels

Two re­fur­bished in­ter­cep­tors have been as­signed to To­ba­go as the Min­istry of Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty take steps to tight­en the coun­try's bor­ders. Min­is­ter of Na­tion­al Se­cu­ri­ty Stu­art Young for­mal­ly com­mis­sioned one of these ves­sels at the Char­lottesville Jet­ty on Wednes­day.

He said the in­ter­cep­tors, the larg­er Dea­mon ves­sel and a radar sys­tem will be used to im­prove se­cu­ri­ty along T&T's bor­ders.

Nidco: No mystery in Tobago land acquisition

The National Infrastructural Development Company Limited (Nidco) says it has been transparent with Canaan/Bon Accord property owners about plans to acquire their lands for expansion of the ANR Robinson International Airport and supporting infrastructure. 

In a release on April 1, the company pledged to continue the process of communication with the residents and businesses at a consultation on April 5. 

Nidco has been mandated by the government to oversee and manage the airport expansion project.

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