Sunwing Tours has confirmed an existing agreement with the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) to commence operations with its Toronto to Tobago flight from December 2018.
Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles says Sunwing is presenting a golden opportunity for Tobago, given its expanded operations that include tour operations, airline operations and hotel operations.
Sunwing is a key partner in the Rex chain of properties in the Caribbean, which also includes Rex Turtle Beach Hotel, Tobago.
Residents of Mason Hall, Tobago, are thankful no one was hurt when tributaries from the Sandy River overflowed their banks yesterday.
At Estate Trace, Adelphi Road, the roadway over a bridge leading to five families flooded "suddenly" just after 11 am.
Just over two weeks ago the entire trace was paved by the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) for the first time since the trace was built to accommodate donkey carts over 40 years ago.
Information from the Meteorological Office of Trinidad and Tobago suggests that Tobago is no longer at great risk from severe weather conditions, as the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) has since passed over the island and no longer threatens severe or heavy rainfall.
However, persons are being advised to continue being vigilant and cautious and to take the necessary measures to ensure personal safety.
Director of TEMA, Allan Stewart, has advised that while Tobago is now outside the danger zone, showers are expected throughout the day.
Finance Minister Colm Imbert admitted of being overjoyed by giving Tobago $20 million for its Tobago Heritage Festival, stating that if he could have allocated more money to the annual event, he would have.
The $20 million was a fraction of the monies to be distributed to Tobago’s tourism sector, as an additional $40 million will be given in the next fiscal year for a “rolling three-year tourism plan.”
Police Commissioner Gary Griffith says he will "lockdown" Tobago so that the nation can be safer.
Speaking at the Scarborough Police headquarters during his maiden visit as Police Commission earlier today, Griffith said he will increase the number of patrols, install an emergency number for a quicker response time, ensure greater visibility of security services personnel, introduce tourism safety-related measures and build an operation command centre on the island.
Tobago Chamber of Industry and Commerce vice chairman Martin George has resigned.
George, who was part of the new management committee headed by new chairman Claude Benoit, was elected and installed alongside Benoit in March this year.
But in a shocking turn of events, Benoit was removed from his position by an executive vote before George, who was to take over as chairman, resigned and made the decision public via a statement on his Facebook page on Tuesday night.
Caribbean Airlines is denying reports that one of its aircraft ran off the runway at the ANR Robinson Airport in Tobago today.
Caribbean Airlines says that flight BW 3502 landing at the ANR Robinson International Airport, Tobago was brought to a stop at the end of the runway at the ANR Robinson International Airport in keeping with standard operating procedures, after the cockpit crew was alerted by a strong smell of alcohol in the aircraft.