Be reasonable with inspection in Tobago—Duke

As the mad rush to have ve­hi­cles in­spect­ed and cer­ti­fied con­tin­ues, Mi­nor­i­ty Leader Wat­son Duke is call­ing on the Gov­ern­ment to “be rea­son­able” in en­forc­ing the Mo­tor Ve­hi­cle and Road Traf­fic Act as two of three work­ing au­tho­rised ve­hi­cle in­spec­tion sta­tions, ser­vice the en­tire of To­ba­go

Both are lo­cat­ed on the west­ern end of the is­land—the Li­cens­ing De­part­ment on Shir­van Road, Buc­coo and Sylvester Au­to World, Sher­wood Park, Carn­bee.

Police investigate 15-year-old male student buggery claim

Officers attached to the Tobago- arm of the Child Protection Unit (CPU) of the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service say an arrest is imminent after a 15-year-old male student of a secondary school in Scarborough was allegedly buggered at his home on Monday, November 26.

According to the police report, the student who resides with his mother was home alone around 7pm when a man known to the family visited them. 

The report says the man began playing a wrestling game; he normally plays, with the youngster.

Hillsborough Dam upgrade to boost Tobago’s water supply by 2019

Tobago’s water supply is set to be significantly increased by the end of the year 2019 with the commencement of upgrade works on the Hillsborough Dam, Mt. St George, Tobago, the THA Division of Settlements Urban Renewal and Public Utilities said yesterday.

The dam which was commissioned in 1952, has been the major source of drinking water for the island of Tobago, having the largest water storage capacity on the island.

However, for a significant period of time, the dam has been storing thirty percent below its intended capacity of 220 million gallons of water.

TRHA appoints new Acting CEO

The Tobago Regional Health Authority (TRHA) has announced the appointment of Michelle Edwards-Benjamin as Acting Chief Executive Officer, with immediate effect.

Edwards-Benjamin has worked with the TRHA since 1995, moving through the ranks of Nursing to hold the substantive position of Secondary Care Nurse Manager.

She holds a B.Sc. Management Studies from the University of the West Indies (UWI) and a Master of Health Administration from the University of Trinidad and Tobago (UTT).

Le Hunte: Fewer blackouts for Tobago

The up­grade of the main pow­er plant in To­ba­go could see an end to fre­quent elec­tric­i­ty black­outs on the is­land, says Min­is­ter of Pub­lic Util­i­ties Robert Le Hunte.

The up­grade which cost $139.5 m is part of Trinidad and To­ba­go Elec­tric­i­ty Com­mis­sion man­date to pro­vide To­bag­o­ni­ans with a re­li­able, high-qual­i­ty elec­tric­i­ty sup­ply.

Le Hunte, speak­ing at the com­mis­sion­ing cer­e­mo­ny on Mon­day, said the up­grade was com­plet­ed on time and de­liv­ered with­in bud­get.