Piarco rated top Caribbean airport

The Airports Authority (AATT) has announced that the Piarco International Airport has topped the region as the Best Airport in the Caribbean, as declared by the Skytrax 2019 World Airport Awards.

A statement by the AATT said that this is a significant achievement as there is a marked improvement from the 2018 ranking.

The Piarco International Airport has this year bypassed the Norman Manley International Airport in Jamaica, and the Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados, to cop first place.

Mi­nor­i­ty Coun­cil: Let THA manage airport expansion

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.

Airport payment kiosks down days after launch

The new au­to­mat­ed park­ing sys­tem at the Pi­ar­co In­ter­na­tion­al Air­port is down two days af­ter be­ing launched.

Park-In com­pris­es mul­ti­ple elec­tron­ic kiosks around the air­port to fa­cil­i­tate au­to­mat­ed pay­ment trans­ac­tions for park­ing at the air­port.

The sys­tem was launched on Mon­day, how­ev­er, on Tues­day night four of the five kiosks lo­cat­ed in­side and out­side of the air­port atri­um were re­port­ed to be down

. The sys­tem was im­ple­ment­ed to pro­vide safer trans­ac­tions and avoid long queues to ex­it the fa­cil­i­ty.

Police seize 2 duffel bags filled with marijuana near old Piarco Airport

Packaged marijuana, with an estimated street value of TT$110,000 was found by North Division Task Force (NDTF) officers on mobile patrol in Piarco, last night.

According to police reports,  acting on information received, the officers attached to the NDTF Area Central headed to a bushy area on the outskirts of the old Piarco International Airport, where they found two duffle-bags filled with 32 packets containing marijuana. 

The drug weighs approximately 11 kilogrammes. PC Elliott, of NDTF Area Central, will be leading enquiries into the matter. 

Private airport security supervisor arrested for possession of cocaine

Andrea Berment, 44, of Kelly Village, Caroni, is expected to appear before an Arima Magistrate today charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.

Ms Berment a supervisor employed with Intercept Security Ltd, which provides security services, for one of the airlines operating out of Piarco airport was arrested by officers of the Organised Crime and Intelligence Unit at the airport.

AMCHAM T&T congratulates government on passport kiosks

The American Chamber of Commerce of Trinidad & Tobago (AMCHAM T&T), is commending the government and the relevant ministries for the introduction of the new automated border control system at the Piarco International Airport.

"We believe this is a step in the right direction as we move towards the digital transformation of the T&T economy," AMCHAM T&T said in a statement issued Tuesday.

In November 2017, AMCHAM T&T made a call for installing self-service kiosks after incoming passengers experienced long hours of waiting at the airport.

Blankets clog toilets at airport's domestic departure lounge

The Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (AATT) says it is making every effort to restore use of the washroom facilities at the Domestic Departure Lounge at the Piarco International Airport, after problems caused by people discarding blankets, cloths and other insoluble materials into the toilets.

The AATT says the toilets have become clogged and that the associated plumbing systems have malfunctioned.