Tobago

Police destroy $500,000 in weed in Tobago

Tobago Divisional officers have destroyed $500,000 in marijuana during an eradication exercise in the Mt. St. George area.

The exercise took place on Sunday and was supervised by Sgt. Stewart, of the Tobago Division.

Officers attached to both the Crown Point Police Station and Tobago Division Task Force, executed an exercise in a forested area of Mt. St. George and destroyed 50 kilogrammes of cured marijuana along with two seedlings.

Officers are confident that an arrest will be made soon, as investigations are continuing into the matter.

PM makes appeal for information on double-murder

As thousands of  Tobagonians gathered at the Montgomery Moravian Church in Bethel for the funeral service of Tobago's double murder victims John Mills, 69, and Eulyn John, 61, on Wednesday, Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley called on Tobagonians to share what they know about the murders.

Mourners began gathering as early as 8 am for the 10:30 am service and a shuttle service was created at Montgomery recreation ground to take mourners to the church.

PM at funeral of Tobago double-murder victims

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley and Tobago East MP Ayanna Webster-Roy are among hundreds of mourners currently gathered at the Montgomery Moravian Church in Bethel, Tobago for the funeral of double murder victims John "Jok­er" Mills, 69, and Eulyn John, 61.

The cou­ple was found murdered in the bed­room of their Cocrico Av­enue, Buc­coo home, on May 2.

An autopsy confirmed that both had been strangled to death.

Mills was a friend and former classmate of Dr Rowley.

Tobago woman raped at gunpoint

Po­lice are in­ves­ti­gat­ing re­ports that a woman was raped at gun­point at the Ply­mouth Mul­ti-pur­pose Cen­tre ear­ly this morn­ing.

Ac­cord­ing to a re­port, the vic­tim was work­ing in the area when she was held against her will and sex­u­al­ly as­sault­ed at the fa­cil­i­ty. A

vil­lager, who does not want to be iden­ti­fied, told Guardian Me­dia po­lice are cur­rent­ly on the scene near the cor­ner of Pent­land and Ad­ven­ture Link Road.

"Neigh­bours start­ed call­ing each oth­er and warn­ing that we should stay in­side and be vig­i­lant," the woman said.

Double murder in Tobago

To­ba­go po­lice have con­firmed a dou­ble mur­der in the Buc­coo area.

In­for­ma­tion con­firmed by Guardian Me­dia states that the vic­tims are a man and a woman.

The mar­ried cou­ple was found at a house in Cocrico Av­enue.

Our cor­re­spon­dent is on her way to the crime scene and we will up­date this sto­ry as more in­for­ma­tion be­comes avail­able.

Reporter: Casandra Thompdon-Forbes

Tobago wins Caribbean Nature Park Awards 2019

To­ba­go’s Main Ridge For­est Re­serve has been named the Caribbean Na­ture Park of the Year in the Caribbean Jour­nal’s Caribbean Awards 2019.

Caribbean Jour­nal (CJ) is the world’s largest web­site cov­er­ing the Caribbean, has orig­i­nal con­tent and video fo­cus­ing on trav­el and tourism across the en­tire Caribbean and is the glob­al leader in cov­er­ing Caribbean trav­el and trade news.

Ac­cord­ing to the Jour­nal, the Green Awards are meant to “cel­e­brate those who are al­ready work­ing to pro­tect and strength­en this beau­ti­ful cor­ner of the world.”

PNM Tobago distances itself from alleged paedophile

Chairman of the People's National Movement (PNM) Tobago Council Stanford Callender is distancing the party from the actions of a youth activist's accused of sexting a 15-year-old boy.

On Wednesday morning, Tobago woke to the news that the activist, who works with youths in the Tobago House of Assembly(THA) and appears on some of the party's political platforms, sent WhatsApp messages to the underage child, soliciting oral sex.

Well-known male THA official under investigation for "sexting" schoolboy

Tobago police are investigating an incident where inappropriate text messages were sent to a 15-year-old schoolboy by a well-known THA official. 

Guardian Media understands that the incident occurred approximately three weeks ago, but was only made public today via social media. 

A senior police official from the Child Protection Unit told Guardian Media, that while an official report was not made to the unit, the contents of the text message itself can be considered as a report and the relevant action will be taken. 

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