Tobago House of Assembly

Caribbean Statistics Day observed in Tobago

The Tobago House of Assembly (THA) must develop a culture of statistics, as it's the only way the Assembly can improve its data collection and subsequently, the lives of Tobagonians.

This was stressed at the National Statistics Seminar held at the Tobago Hospitality and Tourism Institute Blenheim, Mt St George, Tobago on Tuesday, October 15.

Themed "Building Resilience of the Caribbean Community," the seminar sought to get THA officers—and the Tobago population—to understand the importance of statistics to the island's development.

'Tobago Beach Jazz' gets green light to be held inside Turtle Beach hotel

The 'Tobago Beach Jazz' event will be allowed to continue at the Rex Resort on Turtle Beach in Tobago.

This follows a meeting with all stakeholders today.

The agreement came after the promoter agreed to measures to ensure that the event does not affect the turtles nesting on the beach.

The event if not being hosted by the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) and is not part of the Tobago Jazz Festival's schedule of events.

The following is a statement by the THA Division of Infrastructure, Quarries and the Environment.

THA: Galicia replacement is "top priority"

Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) Kelvin Charles is assuring Tobagonians that everything possible will be done to ensure cargo transport to Tobago will not be adversely affected by the recall of the Super Fast Galicia vessel, a statement by the THA said.

It said Charles has spoken to Minister of Works and Transportation Rohan Sinanan on the issue, who has indicated that interim plans are being made to ship bulk cargo to the island once the vessel is removed from the route.

Charles, Duke take oaths as Chief Secretary, Minority Leader

Leader of the Progressive Democratic Party has become the first Minority Leader in the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) in four years, as the new members of the THA took their oaths of office this morning.

Duke won the Roxborough/Delaford seat in Monday's THA election.

There has been no Minority Leader in the THA since 2013, when the People's National Movement (PNM) defeated Ashworth Jack's Tobago Organisation of the People by a margin of 12-0.

Duke: THA results the beginning of a revolution

Leader of the Progressive Democratic Party (PDP), Watson Duke is describing last night's capture of two seats in the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) elections, as the beginning of a revolution.

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Duke won his seat in Roxborough/Delaford and Farley Augustine also won for the PDP in Parlatuvier/L'Anse Fourmi/Speyside.

Duke spoke to the media after his victory.

Watson is Duke of Roxborough but PNM claims 10-2 THA victory

Leader of the Public Service Association (PSA) Watson Duke has led his Progressive Democratic Party (PDP) into the Tobago House of Assembly (THA), taking two seats away from the People's National Movement (PNM) in Monday's polls.

The PNM won the election convincingly, but the PDP's two seats now mean the THA will have an opposing party for the first time in four years.

The PNM had won the 2013 election by a margin of 12-nil over the Tobago Organisation of the People.

Duke won Roxborough/Delaford with 1,261 votes over the PNM's Gary Melville with 949 votes.

Tobagonians go to the polls on January 23rd for THA elections

Tobagonians will go to the polls to elect 12 news representatives to represent respective districts in the Tobago House of Assembly elections.

The announcement came via a press release from the Office of the Prime Minister.

The statement said;

"The Public is hereby notified that the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago has fixed Monday January 23rd, 2017 as the date for the election of members to serve in the Tobago House of Assembly. Consequently, nomination day shall be January 3rd, 2017."

The THA elections are due every four years.