Tobago

Tobago accident victim dies

One of the vic­tim’s in Mon­day’s ve­hic­u­lar ac­ci­dent along the Claude Noel High­way has suc­cumbed to his in­juries.

Ac­cord­ing to re­ports from the Fire Ser­vice, An­dre Ramjits­ingh passed away at the Scar­bor­ough Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal short­ly be­fore noon yes­ter­day.

His girl­friend, Natasha Bel­fon, and one-year-old child are still ward­ed at the Scar­bor­ough Gen­er­al Hos­pi­tal. Bel­fon is said to be list­ed in a crit­i­cal con­di­tion.

Tobago woman set on fire

A 19 year old Tobago woman was airlifted to Trinidad, after she was allegedly set on fire by unknown men, on Tuesday night.

She was found near Kilgwyn Bay, near the Apex Restaurant and Bar.

The victim has been identified as Allena Dial of Riseland Trace, Carnbee, a kitchen assistant employed with the Tristar Restaurant.

According to police reports the incident occurred shortly before 9pm on Tuesday.

A woman leads Tobago PNM now

This country’s Ambassador to Costa Rica, Tracey Davidson-Celestine, has become the first woman to lead the Tobago's PNM Council.

She beat Kevin Charles—who is also the Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA)—by a landslide at the polls. Davidson-Celestine took home  3,150 votes while Charles managed to poll 2,142 votes.

Tobago Business Chamber: New PNM Tobago leader brings dynamism

President of the Tobago Business Chamber, Martin George, has congratulated Tracy Davidson-Celestine on her victory, in Sunday’s run-off election for the post of Political Leader, of the People's National Movement's (PNM) Council in Tobago.

Martin George is calling for a continued working relationship between her and current Chief Secretary of Tobago House of Assembly, Kelvin Charles, whom Davidson-Celestine ousted in the leadership contest, yesterday.

PNM gets first female Tobago Council leader

In an historic win, Tracy Davidson-Celestine became this country's first female to lead the People's National Movement's (PNM) Council in Tobago, in the Council's runoff election on January 26, 2020.

This, as the party celebrated its 64th anniversary on the same day.

Davidson-Celestine trounced the Council's political leader Kelvin Charles for a decisive win, with over 60 percent of the votes.

In her victory speech, Davidson-Celestine said she plans to resign as this country's ambassador to Costa Rica "as soon as possible".

Police urge Tobago businesses to “be vigilant”

Tobago police say they are intensifying efforts to discourage criminal activity in Tobago.

They are urging small business owners to be extra vigilant after a spate of armed robberies in various communities across the island this month.

The latest incident occurred yesterday at Plymouth, when two men held up Island Shopperz Supermarket at gunpoint.

According to police reports, the men entered the supermarket at around 3:30 pm and demanded that the proprietor, Shawn Warner, empty the cash register. They then escaped on foot with approximately $2,000.

Men held for questioning in Coco Reef Resort robbery

At least two men are in police custody following a $15,000 robbery at the Coco Reef Resort and Spa, Crown Point, on Monday morning.

According to ACP Tobago Division Vernon Roberts, two men entered the resort's front office at approximately 2:37 am, armed with cutlasses.

He said the men, who wore hoodies and dark-coloured clothing, escaped on foot with the cash.

“We are at this time questioning persons of interest for that robbery and we are also reviewing CCTV footage from the scene," Roberts told Guardian Media.

High Court rules in favour of Tobago contract teachers

Contract teachers throughout Tobago have won a constitutional motion which they had filed against the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) for their rights to all gratuity payments and all monies owing to them.

The THA has been ordered to immediately pay the teachers all outstanding payments, plus interest,

Tobago records second road death for year

Tobago has recorded the second road fatality for 2020.

Dead is 34-year-old Roderick Anthony 34 of Buccoo, Tobago.

According to reports, the accident occurred around 2am just before the Buccoo traffic lights.

Guardian Media understands that Anthony was a passenger in a silver Honda Civic vehicle driven by Keith Forde.

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