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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley’s latest statements on his Government’s steps to mend Tobago’s economy are causing anxiety among many stakeholders on the island. However, while they rejoiced at some of Government’s plans yesterday, they said the majority of the measures do not address the situation in the short term.
Over the last couple of years, the island’s economy has faced challenges, with the seabridge woes deepening the problems.