Tobago

Disaster training for Tobago officials ahead of rainy season

With the “rainy” season in Trinidad and Tobago beginning next month, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) subregional headquarters for the Caribbean is taking its Damage and Loss Assessment (DaLA) methodology training to Tobago.

The training will run from Wednesday to Friday this week.

ECLAC says its DaLA training course will provide participants with an increased capacity and awareness for disaster risk reduction on the island.

Schoolgirl critical after tree falls on her

A six-year-old Tobago school girl is clinging to life after a tree fell on her yesterday morning.

Up late yesterday, Zikiha Lorde was said to be in a critical condition at hospital.

According to reports, around 8 am yesterday Lorde was standing outside her Black Rock home getting ready to go to school when a branch from a nearby fell on her. A group of men were reportedly cutting the tree in front of her home at the time.

'Short Boss' charged with Tobago murder

A Mt. St. George man is scheduled to appear before a Scarborough Magistrate charged with the murder of Shonneil Duncan, which occurred on Sunday 6th May, 2018.

Nekosi Davis aka ‘Short Boss’, 20, of Back Street, Mt. St. George, was charged on Tuesday following advice received from Director of Public Prosecutions, Roger Gaspard, SC.

Duncan, 27, a labourer, also of Back Street, Mt. St. George, was standing along Back Street around 7 pm on Sunday 6th May, 2018, when he got into an altercation with a man known to him, over money.

No entry into Tobago airport between 10am-12pm tomorrow during emergency drill

Caribbean Airlines says there will be no entry into the ANR Robinson International Airport between 10 am and 12 noon tomorrow when the Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (AATT) conducts its full-scale emergency drill.

The airline says passengers booked on any Caribbean Airlines flight previously scheduled to operate during the hours of the drill, have been re-accommodated on other services.

It notes that persons travelling on May 16th, are encouraged to check Caribbean Airlines website for information on their specific flights.

Traffic interruption near ANR Robinson airport Wednesday during emergency exercise

The Airports Authority of Trinidad and Tobago (AATT) is advising that there will be an interruption in vehicular traffic flow on Wednesday along the public roadway giving access to Kilgwyn Bay in Tobago to facilitate easy access by emergency response agencies.

This is as a result of a full-scale emergency exercise to take place at the ANR Robinson International Airport in Crown Point.

A statement by the AATT says the police will be controlling and directing traffic accordingly.

Tobago Jazz in photos: Jazz in the East

The Tobago Jazz Experience brought the Speyside Recreation Ground to life on Saturday night with “Jazz in the East”, where local and regional acts thrilled a large and expectant crowd.

Headlining the night were reggae crooner Tarrus Riley and his fellow Jamaican, dancehall star Tanya Stephens.

Here are some photos released by the THA Department of Information.

(i) A young Katzenjammers pannist gets his time in the spotlight during their early performance.

Three Tobago fishermen missing

Three Tobago fishermen are missing at sea.

According to reports, the men departed Lambeau beach on Monday and were expected to return on Tuesday.

However, they are yet to reappear.

A senior Coast Guard official confirmed that the owner of the vessel reported it missing. He added that exercises to locate the missing fishermen have been futile.

Investigations are ongoing.

 

 

Tobago forecasts 236% increase in tourist arrivals this season

The 2017-2018 cruise season is setting up to be the most successful in terms of passenger arrivals in Tobago’s history, Tobago tourism officials have said.

By the time the season closes next month, Tobago is projected to have received close to 80,000 cruise passengers.

It’s an increase of over 236 percent from the 2016-2017 season, when 23,821 cruise passengers visited the island.

Secretary of Tourism, Culture and Transportation Nadine Stewart-Phillips said this is “great news” for the island, which is working to stimulate growth in the tourism industry.

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