Change to ferry sailing time

Today’s sailing of the T&T Spirit from Tobago will be delayed by one hour.

According to a release issued by the management team for the Trinidad and Tobago Inter-Island Ferry Service (TTIT), the originally scheduled 4:00 pm departure from Tobago will instead be at 5:00 pm.

The TTIT apologises for any inconvenience caused to the public.

The ferry service management team also says there will be an additional sailing of the Cabo Star this weekend.

Central Bank extended hours for $100 notes exchange

The Central Bank says it will be open to the public again this weekend—from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.—on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 December, to facilitate the transfer of cotton based $100 bills for the new polymer notes.

In an official statement, the Bank reminds the public it will be closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day… but will be open again on Friday 27 December, between 8:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

URP restores benches at Scarborough RC School

Close to 100 school benches for the Scarborough RC School are being restored by the Furniture Workshop Team, Unemployment Relief Programme (URP) in preparation for the new school term.

The URP says it's part of ensuring the safety of students remains a top priority for the programme.

A statement by the THA Division of Infrastructure, Quarries and the Environment, says much attention is given to inspecting the stock of benches and ensuring that safety standards are observed. 


THA promises easier access to Scarborough RC School with new connector road

The Tobago House of Assembly (THA) says that come September, motorists and commuters are likely to experience easy access to the new Scarborough Roman Catholic School when the access road, Smithfield Connector is complete.

The THA says this new road will provide an alternative route to the school from Claude Noel Highway via Mt. Marie Road.

It is purposed to reduce congestion in the Mt. Marie and Smithfield school zone.

Police find weed in speaker box at Scarborough gas station

A quantity of marijuana was discovered by officers of the Scarborough Criminal Investigations Department, during an anti-crime exercise, in the Scarborough district yesterday, police said Monday in a media statement.

Acting on information, the officers proceeded to a service station, located at Orange Hill Road, Scarborough, where they conducted a search around 9:30 pm on Sunday 15th April, 2018.

During the search, one black speaker box containing 17 clear packets of marijuana, weighing 7.9 kilogrammes, was found near a bin on the compound of the gas station.

Police seize pistol, bulletproof vest and counterfeit money in Scarborough

Police officers attached to the Scarborough police station seized a Bersa pistol, two bulletproof vests, USD43600 and TT$160, in counterfeit currencies during an anti-crime exercise on Tuesday.

 The exercise, supervised by Cpl Lindrey Perry, was conducted around 10:45pm, during which officers proceeded to Spring Garden, Scarborough, where they conducted a search of a bushy area where the items were found.

No arrest was made in connection with the finds.