Tobago

Man stabbed to death during quarrel with woman

To­ba­go po­lice are prob­ing the cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing the killing of An­der­son Ba­boo­nanan.

Po­lice said Ba­boo­nanan, 32, of South Oropouche, was stabbed to death dur­ing an al­ter­ca­tion with a close fe­male friend ear­ly Fri­day morn­ing.

A 25-year-old woman is said to be in po­lice cus­tody in con­nec­tion with the al­leged crime.

Prostitution spilling over to Tobago

Trinidad’s il­lic­it sex trade has spilled over in­to the sis­ter isle of To­ba­go, with Venezue­lan pros­ti­tutes be­ing car­ried to the is­land by Trinida­di­an “busi­ness­men.”

In Part Two of the Sex Sells se­ries, Guardian Me­dia’s in­ves­tiga­tive re­porter Shar­lene Ram­per­sad vis­it­ed To­ba­go over the week­end.

There have been nu­mer­ous re­ports of Venezue­lans pros­ti­tutes op­er­at­ing on the is­land, but most lo­cals are scep­ti­cal of speak­ing to the me­dia.

Duke confirms opposition Tobago parties in unity talks

Leader of the Progressive Democratic Patriots (PDP) Watson Duke has confirmed that opposition parties in Tobago are holding talks to form a political entity to fight the People's National Movement (PNM) in the Tobago House of Assembly elections due in 2021.

This follows a call by Wendell Berkeley, Vice Chairman of the PNM's Tobago Council, for all opposing parties to declare their political allegiance. 

Tobago woman reported missing

Police are seeking the urgent assistance of the public in locating 38-year-old Dianne Richards.

Richards, of Mount Pillar Drive, Tobago, was last seen in the Scarborough district, on Thursday 3rd January, 2019.

She was reported missing to the Scarborough Police Station, by a female relative.

Richards is of African descent, slim built, with a dark complexion and long black hair.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact the police at 999, 555, 911 or any police station or call 800-TIPS.

 

THA boss disappointed at Sandals loss

To­ba­go House of As­sem­bly (THA) Chief Sec­re­tary Kelvin Charles said he was tremen­dous­ly dis­ap­point­ed at the de­ci­sion by San­dals to with­draw plans for a ho­tel in To­ba­go.

In a state­ment is­sued on Tues­day af­ter­noon, Charles said: “This is a tremen­dous blow to our tourism thrust, which is one of the in­tend­ed dri­vers of the To­ba­go econ­o­my.”

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