Tobago

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.

Tobago man dies in a fire

One man is dead and three peo­ple home­less af­ter an ear­ly morn­ing fire at East­er Field Road, To­ba­go, in the ear­ly hours of Mon­day.

Dead is An­tho­ny Charles, 61, whom fam­i­ly say suf­fered from a men­tal dis­or­der.

Ac­cord­ing to the Di­vi­sion­al Fire Of­fi­cer, the Scar­bor­ough Fire Sta­tion re­ceived re­ports of a fire at 3.40 am. When fire­fight­ers got to the scene they were told three of four peo­ple had been ac­count­ed for.

When the fire­fight­ers doused the flames and searched the prop­er­ty they found Charles’ re­mains in one of the bed­rooms.

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