Tobago

Sandals promises windfall for Tobago

Sandals in Tobago will be a windfall for all, particularly smaller hoteliers, the regional hotel chain said in a statement which sought to dispel claims about its operations.

Tobago will be among the biggest beneficiaries of increased economic activity, including global marketing and an exponential increase in airlift, Sandals said.

“Not everyone who arrives on the flights we attract will stay at Sandals, indeed many will seek other options creating a significant increase in business for the smaller hotels.

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.

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.

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