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Caribbean Statistics Day observed in Tobago

The Tobago House of Assembly (THA) must develop a culture of statistics, as it's the only way the Assembly can improve its data collection and subsequently, the lives of Tobagonians.

This was stressed at the National Statistics Seminar held at the Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute Blenheim, Mt St George, Tobago on Tuesday, October 15.

Themed "Building Resilience of the Caribbean Community," the seminar sought to get THA officers—and the Tobago population—to understand the importance of statistics to the island's development.

Chief Secretary: Sat Maharaj's statement is racist and divisive

Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly Kelvin Charles says statements by Secretary General of the Sanatan Dharma Maha Sabha Satnarayn Maharaj about Tobagonians are "disingenuous and unpatriotic... and are an attempt to  deprecate the Tobagonian child".

Charles was referring to Maharaj's comments about Tobagonians on his television station TV Jaagriti, on Tuesday.

THA: Galicia replacement is "top priority"

Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Kelvin Charles is assuring Tobagonians that everything possible will be done to ensure cargo transport to Tobago will not be adversely affected by the recall of the Super Fast Galicia vessel, a statement by the THA said.

It said Charles has spoken to Minister of Works and Transportation Rohan Sinanan on the issue, who has indicated that interim plans are being made to ship bulk cargo to the island once the vessel is removed from the route.

Chief Secretary, police vow mutual support to fight crime in Tobago

Chief Secretary Kelvin Charles believes a better relationship between the public and the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) is the key to success in the fight against crime.

Charles and Chief Administrator Raye Sandy has met with members of the Tobago Division of the TTPS, including acting Assistant Commissioner of Police Garfield Moore and acting Senior Superintendent Joanne Archie, to discuss the issue of crime in Tobago and crime-reduction measures being enforced.

Charles, Duke take oaths as Chief Secretary, Minority Leader

Leader of the Progressive Democratic Party has become the first Minority Leader in the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) in four years, as the new members of the THA took their oaths of office this morning.

Duke won the Roxborough/Delaford seat in Monday's THA election.

There has been no Minority Leader in the THA since 2013, when the People's National Movement (PNM) defeated Ashworth Jack's Tobago Organisation of the People by a margin of 12-0.

Chief Secretary's Tobago Day address

Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Orville London has issued the following address to mark Tobago Day today:

"My fellow Tobagonians, it is with a sense of pride and a touch of nostalgia that I address you on Tobago Day, for the final time in the capacity of Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly. My impending departure from office should highlight the fact that, while office holders must either move on or be pushed out, it is the institution that endures.