THA: Easter occupancy 60-80% in some hotels; CAL transported over 13,000

The Tobago House of Assembly (THA) says that notwithstanding the challenges in the accommodation sector, some major and small properties in Tobago reported between 60 to 80 percent occupancy over the Easter weekend.

The THA says this included both international and domestic visitors to the destination.

In a statement issued Thursday, the THA Division of Tourism, Culture and Transportation said that according to Caribbean Airlines (CAL), over 13,000 passengers were transported between Trinidad and Tobago during the “Easter peak period” of March 29 to April 02, 2018.

Ferry passengers sleep at Crown Point

Although Caribbean Airlines staff worked overtime for the Easter long weekend to fill the gap of the collapsed ferry service, transporting over 13,000 passengers on the domestic airbridge, there were still scores of ferry passengers who had to camp out at the airport in Tobago for hours to catch a flight.

Scores of passengers, including children, were seen sprawled across the floor lying on pieces of luggage at the ANR Robinson International Airport, Crown Point, Tobago when Guardian Media visited after 3 pm.

Decomposing body of elderly Tobago woman found at Scarborough home

The decomposing body of an elderly woman was found this morning in her Scarborough, Tobago, home.

The woman’s body was found by relatives this morning

The woman whose identity is yet to be released is said to be in her late 80s/early 90s.

A male relative from Trinidad is said to be aiding police with their inquiries after he was found this morning driving a vehicle which belongs to her.

An autopsy is expected to be performed to confirm the cause of death


Water Taxi out of seabridge service for Easter weekend

The Port Authority has advised that the water taxi which was scheduled to transport passengers to and from Tobago during the period March 27 – April 03, is undergoing repairs at this time. 

The Port says that as such, all sailings of the water taxi have been cancelled.

A statement by the Port Authority says it will continue to transport passengers via Caribbean Airlines on a first come first served basis.