London cab in Tobago marketing plan

As part of the new Tobago branding strategy currently being rolled out at the World Travel Market 2018 in London, a Tobago branded black taxi/cab was unveiled today.

London is known for the famous black cab and this particular black cab will be engaged for a six-month period by the Tobago Tourism Agency Limited (TTAL), as part of its marketing strategy to promote Tobago in the UK market.

The cab is wrapped in the new branding imagery and includes the ‘Tobago Beyond’ tagline and website.

Happening Now: Huge fire breaks out in London's five-star Knightsbridge hotel

Fifteen fire engines and over 100 firefighters and officers have responded to a fire in Knightsbridge, central London, London Fire Brigade said. 

Thick plumes of black smoke could be seen billowing into the sky from the luxury Mandarin Oriental hotel on Wednesday afternoon.

The fire brigade said the cause of the blaze was not yet known, but confirmed 35 calls had been made to the fire. 

London Fire Brigade confirmed said: "Fifteen fire engines and 97 firefighters and officers have been called to a visible fire in William Street in Knightsbridge.

OPM: T&T represented at two high-level meetings in London

The Office of the Prime Minister says Trinidad and Tobago was represented at two high-level meetings in London, one of which involved UK Prime MInister Theresa May.

The confirmation came via a statement by the Office of the Prime Minister on Wednesday.

However, it did not state whether the prime minister himself was involved in the meeting with May.

The following is the statement by the OPM.

PM off to London, nationals facing UK deportation threat

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley left for London yesterday and is expected to meet with representatives of the UK diaspora who are eager to discuss Britain’s impending deportation of thousands of West Indians who have not been naturalised in the UK.

The West Indians, including T&T nationals, known as the Windrush generation, went to Britain on the Empire Windrush cruise ship in 1948 to rebuild the UK after World War II on Britain’s invitation.

International: Police identify two London Bridge attackers

Police have named two of the London Bridge attackers, who drove a van into pedestrians and stabbed bystanders before being shot dead by police.Their names were given as Khuram Butt and Rachid Redouane.

They said Butt, who was 27, was a Pakistan-born British national known to MI5.

Redouane, a 30-year-old who police said was claimed to be of Moroccan and Libyan descent, was not known to British authorities however.

They said he also went by the identity Rachid Elkhdar.

Police said there was no evidence the attack had been planned.

Ministry confirms T&T nationals not hurt in London attack

The Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs says it has been liaising with the High Commission for the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago in London to ensure that all nationals of Trinidad and Tobago who are in London are safe and aware of the measures implemented by the Government of the United Kingdom in response to the incident which took place earlier today resulting in death and injury.

Four people were killed in what authorities have labelled a terrorist attack outside the Westminster Palace that houses the British Parliament.

The attacker was among those killed.

Police seek passenger who risked his life to save man who fell onto Tube tracks

Police are desperately trying to trace a Good Samaritan who leaped onto the train tracks at Tottenham Court Road Underground station in London on Tuesday, to save a man who was taken ill and fell off the platform.

The 47-year-old man was standing on a northbound Northern Line platform when he suddenly became unwell and fell onto the live tracks.

Pictures show the bystander jumping onto the rails and pulling him safely back onto the platform during the incident which occurred just before 5pm.